19 Amazing Destin Fishing Charters You’ll ‘Reel-y’ Love

Not only are Destin’s beaches seriously amazing, but their fishing is too! In fact, Destin is known as the “Luckiest Fishing Village.”

Destin Fishing Charters

These Destin fishing charters are the best of the best. You may even say, they’re “reel-y” great. (I’m sorry, I couldn’t help it.)

Whether you’re looking for inshore fishing, deep sea fishing, fishing with a side of partying, or kid-friendly fishing, we’ve got the right one for you! Here are 19 of the best fishing charters Destin has to offer.

Party Boats

Fishing with a side of partying? Yes, please!

Deep Sea Fishing Party Boat in Destin

Looking for fishing, talking, learning, and fun? Then the Deep Sea Fishing Party Boat in Destin is a great choice

Olin Marler Charters is the longest running charter boat operator in Destin — and for good reason. This trip provides anglers with the opportunity to cast, converse, and learn from fellow fishermen from across the country. Bring your own small cooler with ice, food, and drinks, so you can really relax and have a great time.

Catch an assortment of popular reef fish — including snapper and grouper. The experienced captain and crew will help you along the way — including filleting your catch so you can bring home dinner!

This 65-foot walk-around boat has bathrooms and an air-conditioned cabin onboard. The trip is 4 hours total, and is for ages 7 and up. DISCOUNT TICKETS!

Party Boat Fishing Aboard Vera Marie

Enjoy a fun family fishing adventure aboard the Vera Marie, a 75′ walk-around vessel that raises the bar for party fishing boats.

The boat is equipped with a sports bar that includes flat screen TV’s, multiple tables, and a host to entertain the guests. Snacks and drinks are available onboard for purchase.

You could catch snapper, grouper, triggerfish, or more, and the expert captain and crew will help you along the way. The crew will fillet and bag your catch! Must be 6+. DISCOUNT TICKETS!

Private Destin Fishing Charters

These private and semi-private fishing charters are great for those who want a more personal fishing experience.

Semi-Private Group Fishing Charter

This Semi-Private Group Fishing Charter with Olin Marler is great for people looking for a genuine deep-sea fishing adventure, but prefer fewer passengers. By having fewer passengers, your fishing experience will be enhanced because you’ll have more space, and a better chance at hooking fish!

Guests will typically fish with 8-15 passengers on a 65′ walk around.

Go bottom fishing for snapper, grouper, triggerfish and more. Bathrooms and an air-conditioned cabin can be found onboard. The 4-hour excursion includes bait, tackle, and fishing license. DISCOUNT TICKETS! 

Deep Sea Private Fishing Charter

Set out to sea to hook a prize-winning catch on a private charter with Great Escape Fishing Charters!

With over 20 years of sportfishing experience Captain Jason and his crew will provide you with first-class fishing experience. Get ready to bottom fish for vermillion snapper, troll for shark, and sight fish for cobia in the deeper waters on a spacious 36′ Tiara Motor Yacht equipped with an air-conditioned galley.

Four-, 6-, and 8-hour charters are available. Bait, tackle, and fishing license included. DISCOUNT TICKETS!

Private Inshore Bay Fishing

Destin is known as the “Luckiest Fishing Village,” not only because of the great fishing but also because of the mesmerizingly charming emerald green waters.

Fishing in Destin’s Choctawhatchee Bay is a good option for families and those who do not want to take a long boat ride to catch fish. Morning and afternoon charters are available, and no experience is necessary to enjoy one of these trips! Ages 4+. DISCOUNT TICKETS!

Private Dolphin Tour and Fishing Adventure

Enjoy some family-friendly fun for everyone on this Private Dolphin Tour & Fishing Adventure combo for 6 guests.

Customize your day and experience a dolphin cruise and fishing trip all tied into one neat package. Get out on the Choctawhatchee Bay and leave your worries at the dock.

You can choose to cruise for a few hours, or an all-day adventure. DISCOUNT TICKETS!

Private Saltwater Fishing Charter from Fort Walton Beach

Venture out to sea on this fishing charter aboard a 2018 fully rigged 31T Cape Horn with twin Mercury 300 engines.

You will start your fishing expedition by catching live bait, then will head out looking for king mackerel, Spanish mackerel, and blackfin tuna nearshore.

For the second part of the trip, the captain will anchor offshore and catch some good eats such as, grouper, snapper, and amberjack (all contingent on season). You will also target mahi, wahoo, and larger species.

This charter is for up to 6 guests, and is great for ages 6+. DISCOUNT TICKETS!

Kid-Friendly Destin Fishing Charters

These fishing charters are perfect for the youngest members of your family. From educational fishing trips, to fun fishing for the whole family — these fishing charters are sure to thrill your kiddos.

Fishing the Bay: 4 Passenger, Kid-Friendly Fishing Charter

Treat the little ones in your group to this family-friendly fishing charter!

This kid-focused fishing trip is designed to introduce your children to the excitement of saltwater fishing and the love of the Florida outdoors. Share your love of the open water with your kiddos on this 2- or 3-hour customizable fishing trip.

Your experienced captain will take his time explaining the different types of fish and gear. Your kids will have the opportunity to catch some fish and enjoy quality time with their loved ones on the water. This is a catch and release trip. DISCOUNT TICKETS!

Kids Inshore Fishing Charter

Treat the family to an afternoon on the water with a Kids Inshore Fishing Charter with Destin Inshore Guides!

Kids fishing trips are designed to introduce children to saltwater fishing, as the captain will take his time to explain the different types of fish and gear. Kids will have the opportunity to catch fish and possibly even bring home dinner! (Although this is primarily a catch and release trip.)

Depending on the season, they could catch red fish, speckled trout, and sheepshead. If fish are caught, the captain will fillet and bag any fish you catch!

Choose between a 2-, 3-, or 4-hour excursion, depending on the ages of the kids. (Their recommended trip times are: 2-hour trip for 3-7 year olds, the 3-hour trip for ages 8+, and the 4-hour for ages 10+.) DISCOUNT TICKETS!

Kid’s Fishing Trip with Rolling Tide Charters

Do you have some little anglers itching to cast a line? Bring them aboard Rolling Tide’s 22-foot, Skeeter Bay Boat for a 2- to 4-hour inshore fishing adventure!

A comfortable cruise fit for up to 6 passengers, your kids will target and track the biggest, most delicious fish in Northwest Florida! This is typically a “catch and release” educational trip, geared towards young anglers under the age of 8. Lunch can be included for an additional fee. DISCOUNT TICKETS!

Kid’s Inshore Fishing with Emerald Coast Bay Charters

Fishing in Destin’s Choctawhatchee Bay is a great option for families and those who do not want to take a long boat ride to catch fish.

For ages 4 and up, you can choose from 2-, 3-, or 4-hour catch and release trip. This trip seats 2 adults, and 3 kids max. Tackle and license included. DISCOUNT TICKETS!

Family Fun Combo: Dolphins, Swimming, and Fishing

Enjoy some family-friendly fun for everyone on this private and captained charter for up to 6 guests. You don’t have to choose what to do – you can do it all!

Customize your day and experience a dolphin cruise, inshore/bay fishing trip, and swimming all packed into one awesome combo trip. Spend half the time inshore fishing and dolphin touring, and the other half relaxing in the water at Crab Island or on the beach. Get out on the Choctawhatchee Bay and leave your worries at the dock.

Air conditioning, shade, restroom, and shower on board! DISCOUNT TICKETS!

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Unique Destin Fishing Charters

Whether it’s fishing for sharks, or fishing from a kayak — these fishing charters offer something unique.

Guided Pedal Kayak Fishing Trip

Your guided adventure awaits you — on a kayak!

Get out on the water on the latest fishing competition pedal kayaks. These kayaks are fully outfitted with EVERYTHING you need to catch winning fish including Penn Pursuit III’s, live well, live bait, rod holders, pliers, fish grips, catch net, drink cooler with ice, and so much more!

You can expect to catch redfish, speckled trout, sheepshead, black drum, Spanish mackerel, snapper, grouper and more depending on season. Your guide will put you on the fish, all you have to do is catch them! Must be 16+.  DISCOUNT TICKETS!

Shark Fishing Adventure

Dun-dun. Dun-dun. Dun-dun. Do you consider yourself a thrill seeker? Then this is the charter for you!

Get out on the water for this Destin area Shark Fishing Adventure and choose from half to a full day out at sea on a 32-foot Sailfish. Spend the day fishing for some of the coolest fish in the water, including nurse sharks, hammerhead sharks, reef sharks, bull sharks, black tip sharks, tiger sharks, and more!

On this private charter, you will spend the day on the beautiful emerald waters battling one of nature’s apex predators – certainly not an experience you will forget.

Bait, tackle, and fishing license are included, and morning and afternoon charters are available. DISCOUNT TICKETS!

Inshore Fishing Charters

Not looking to go out in the deep sea? These inshore fishing charters are perfect!

Destin Inshore/Near Shore Fishing Charter

Hop aboard this 21-foot center console fishing boat equipped with everything you need for quality time on the water.

Included is 4-6 hours of fun and action-packed fishing for you and 4 of your companions. Be prepared to take home a cooler full of good eats! Fishing rods, bait, tackle, and fishing license included. Ages 5+. DISCOUNT TICKETS!

Inshore Fishing Adventure

Enjoy the best in inshore fishing on a 32-foot cabin cruiser with air-conditioning, a kitchen, and shade.

Experience the thrill of wrangling seriously big fish while enjoying the gorgeous blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Target seasonal flounder, redfish, sheepshead, spadefish, spanish mackerel, and spotted trout on your choice of 4- or 8-hour inshore fishing charter and have a “reel-y” good day!

Bait, tackle, ice and fishing license included. Fun for all ages. DISCOUNT TICKETS!

Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Looking to catch some monster fish? These deep sea fishing charters will take you way out to chase and catch what you’re looking for.

Miss Nautica Private Deep Sea Fishing Charter

With over 30 years of fishing the Gulf of Mexico, bays, and intercoastal waterways, Miss Nautica Inc. Charters is your go-to option for everything fishing on the Emerald Coast.

Chase and catch monster fish and delicious species like snapper, triggerfish, amberjack and more.

The boat holds up to 22 passengers (the first 6 are included in the price), and gear and license are included. The captain will fillet and bag your catch. DISCOUNT TICKETS!

Offshore Fishing Adventure

This private, custom fishing charter for up to 6 guests is the perfect way to fish the waters around Destin.

Hop aboard your own 32-foot Sailfish Express Cabin Cruiser and cast your worries in the sea on this fishing charter. You will cruise to the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, and target fish like amberjack, cobia, Jack Crevalle, king mackerel, tarpon, triggerfish, and more! (The types of fish possible are season dependent.)

Morning and afternoon charters available. Gear and license included. DISCOUNT TICKETS!

Offshore Fishing Charter For 6

Cast your worries to the wind as you climb aboard a 35-foot Delta Sportfisher and take on the big emerald blue to fish the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Go offshore and spend either a half- or whole day fishing for various seasonal species including, but not limited to, snapper, grouper, amberjack, and trigger fish.

Enjoy being surrounded by the sea and all the inspiring marine life including sea turtles, dolphins, and even flying fish! Choose from 4-, 6-, or 8-hour charters. Bait, tackle and state fishing license included. DISCOUNT TICKETS! 

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19 Amazing Destin Fishing Charters You'll 'Reel-y' Love
Kate Kelsthorpe

Kate Gelsthorpe is a former TV news writer, and a born and raised Georgia girl who grew up camping with her family at state parks around central and south Georgia. After 18 years in Atlanta, her family recently moved to Athens, and in their spare time you can find them exploring their new hometown. She and her husband, Kevin, are the proud parents of an 8-year-old dinosaur expert, and a 6-year-old outdoor-loving fashionista.