East Pass Inshore Charters

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East Pass Inshore Charters is a locally owned and operated private fishing charter in Destin, Florida. They are fun and enthusiastic about fishing and showing their guests a wonderful time on the water, as well as teaching them about the fish and techniques.

They love kids and make sure every kid gets a go at catching the fish of their dreams. The crew is patient and friendly, and happy to share their fishing tales if you need extra entertainment for the children.

The boat is a 22’ Cape Horn series powered by a 250 HP Evinrude engine. It accommodates up to 5 guests of any age or experience level. The boat features a GPS, life jackets, a fishfinder for locating schools of fish, a live bait tank, an ice-box for the fish you will catch, and a wireless trolling motor needed for fishing the shallow water.

East Pass Inshore Charters are so familiar with the local waters as they have fished in them for over 15 years, that they will be able to put you on some of the best specimens. In the bayous and flats, the fish mostly caught are Redfish and Trout, and if the weather is nice and permits going into deeper waters, you will be fishing for Snapper, Grouper, and Amberjack.

The crew will provide you with rods, reels, and tackle, as well as artificial lures and live bait. You will have a fishing license necessary for fishing the Florida waters, and complimentary water is served onboard. The crew is also happy to clean and fillet your catch once back on the shore so make sure you bring a small cooler to take away your fish.

Book a trip with East Pass Inshore Charters today and come explore the beautiful waters out of Destin!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM) – Summer/Spring
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Aug 31
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    This trip is ideal if you are into getting more out of your offshore trip when the weather permits it. Targeted species are Snapper, Amberjack, Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, or Grouper. If we stay inshore, fishing in the flats and surrounding bayous we will target Trout, Redfish, Bluefish, and Skipjack.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM) – Summer/Spring
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Aug 31
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    This trip is ideal if you are into getting more out of your offshore trip when the weather permits it. Targeted species are Snapper, Amberjack, Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, or Grouper. If we stay inshore, fishing in the flats and surrounding bayous we will target Trout, Redfish, Bluefish, and Skipjack.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM) – Fall
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Oct 31
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    This trip is ideal if you are into getting more out of your offshore trip when the weather permits it. Targeted species are Snapper, Amberjack, Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, or Grouper. If we stay inshore, fishing in the flats and surrounding bayous we will target Trout, Redfish, Bluefish, and Skipjack.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM) – Fall
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Oct 31
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    This trip is ideal if you are into getting more out of your offshore trip when the weather permits it. Targeted species are Snapper, Amberjack, Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, or Grouper. If we stay inshore, fishing in the flats and surrounding bayous we will target Trout, Redfish, Bluefish, and Skipjack.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM) – Winter
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Feb 28
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    This trip is ideal if you are into getting more out of your offshore trip when the weather permits it. Targeted species are Snapper, Amberjack, Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, or Grouper. If we stay inshore, fishing in the flats and surrounding bayous we will target Trout, Redfish, Bluefish, and Skipjack.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM) – Winter
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Feb 28
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    This trip is ideal if you are into getting more out of your Offshore trip when the weather permits it. Targeted species are Snapper, Amberjack, Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, or Groupers. If we stay inshore, fishing in the flats and surrounding bayous we will target Trout, Redfish, Bluefish, and Skipjack.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM) –Summer/Spring
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Aug 31
    $520
    price breakdown
    $520
    On the offshore trip (when the weather is nice) we will fish for Snapper, Grouper, or Amberjack. When fishing inshore in the flats and surrounding bayous, you will target Redfish and Trout.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM) –Summer/Spring
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Aug 31
    $520
    price breakdown
    $520
    On the offshore trip (when the weather is nice) we will fish for Snapper, Grouper, or Amberjack. When fishing inshore in the flats and surrounding bayous, you will target Redfish and Trout.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM) – Fall
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Oct 31
    $480
    price breakdown
    $480
    On the offshore trip (when the weather is nice) we will fish for Snapper, Grouper, or Amberjack. When fishing inshore in the flats and surrounding bayous, you will target Redfish and Trout.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM) – Fall
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Oct 31
    $480
    price breakdown
    $480
    On the offshore trip (when the weather is nice) we will fish for Snapper, Grouper, or Amberjack. When fishing inshore in the flats and surrounding bayous, you will target Redfish and Trout.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM) – Winter
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Feb 28
    $440
    price breakdown
    $440
    On the offshore trip (when the weather is nice) we will fish for Snapper, Grouper, or Amberjack. When fishing inshore in the flats and surrounding bayous, you will target Redfish and Trout.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM) – Winter
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Feb 28
    $440
    price breakdown
    $440
    On the offshore trip (when the weather is nice) we will fish for Snapper, Grouper, or Amberjack. When fishing inshore in the flats and surrounding bayous, you will target Redfish and Trout.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (AM) – Summer/Spring
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Aug 31
    $390
    price breakdown
    $390
    Our fishing trips consist of inshore fishing the flats and surrounding bayous or bridges for Redfish and Trout. Also fishing the jetties for Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, and the occasional Shark.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (PM) – Summer/Spring
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Aug 31
    $390
    price breakdown
    $390
    Our fishing trips consist of inshore fishing the flats and surrounding bayous or bridges for Redfish and Trout. Also fishing the jettys for Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, and the occasional Shark.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (AM) – Fall
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Oct 31
    $360
    price breakdown
    $360
    Our fishing trips consist of inshore fishing the flats and surrounding bayous or bridges for Redfish and Trout. Also fishing the jettys for Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, and the occasional Shark.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (PM) – Fall
    Just booked! Last booked: 10 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Oct 31
    $360
    price breakdown
    $360
    Our fishing trips consist of inshore fishing the flats and surrounding bayous or bridges for Redfish and Trout. Also fishing the jettys for Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, and the occasional Shark.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (AM) – Winter
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Feb 28
    $330
    price breakdown
    $330
    The 3-hour trips consist of fishing inshore bridges and flats for Speckled trout, Redfish, and Mangrove Snappers. We also offer nearshore trips bottom fishing for Red and Vermillion Snapper along with Triggerfish, Amberjack, and King Mackerel when the weather permits which makes a really fun trip for kids and adults alike.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (PM) – Winter
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Feb 28
    $330
    price breakdown
    $330
    The 3-hour trips consist of fishing inshore bridges and flats for Speckled trout, Redfish, and Mangrove Snappers. We also offer nearshore trips bottom fishing for Red and Vermillion Snapper along with Triggerfish, Amberjack, and King Mackerel when the weather permits which makes a really fun trip for kids and adults alike.
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About the Captain

Jonathan Goodhart
Destin, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
309 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since September 2016
Captain Jonathan Goodhart is a local to Destin, Florida, who has been fishing the area’s waters for over 15 years. He loves meeting new clients and taking them out on his boat to the best fishing spots and seeing their smiley and happy faces once they catch their prized fish. He loves kids and is really good with them, sharing his fishing tales while taking them on an adventure of a lifetime. Captain Jonathan is happy to take out beginner and experienced anglers, and will help as much as you need.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Cape Horn (Center console) originally built in 2004. Powered by a 250HP Evinrude engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Bowfishing
Flounder Gigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.80
out of 5 stars from 309 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
3 hour trip
3 hour trip
September fishing trip
+203
Angler Rating
269
25
8
4
1
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Ronals J.
United States
 5.00
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Couldn’t land the Amberjack... but still a great day!

VERIFIED   May 22, 2020
The day started off early in the morning, catching cigar minnows and blue runners to use as bait for the big boys. After that,...
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Shawn B.
Cumming, GA
 5.00
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Great day with lots of fish!

VERIFIED   August 10, 2020
I’ve tried offshore fishing about a half dozen times and I think we caught more today than all the other previous attempts. ...
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Kelly S.
Winder, GA
 5.00
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Kids loved the trip, captain got us on fish!!

VERIFIED   August 3, 2020
Captain Jonathan found out our needs, which focused on the kids catching fish… it didn’t matter what kinds. ...
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Ryan K.
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 5.00
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3 hour trip

VERIFIED   NEW  September 5, 2020
Jonathan was awesome! As soon as we got to the spot and dropped our lines in, it was on! First charter we’ve been on...
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Randy S.
Winder, GA
 5.00
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Great half day with Captain Jonathan

VERIFIED   March 15, 2020
Had a great private trip with my 9 year old son yesterday. Jonathan was kind enough to call with a heads up that there was...
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