Destin Fishing Outfitters

Destin Fishing Outfitters offers some of the best fishing in the Florida panhandle. They love fishing - it’s their passion - and the only thing that makes them happier than being out on the water themselves is seeing their customers having the experience of a lifetime. Let the captain take you on your next fishing trip here on The Emerald Coast.

The Captain is adamant about you catching fish, so he offers a “no fish, no pay” policy on all of his trips!

You will head out on a 21’ Cape Horn center console that is powered by twin 115HP Yamaha outboard motors. The boat comes equipped with a GPS, fishfinder, and VHF radio to get you to the fish safe and fast.

The vessel has room to accommodate up to 4 anglers. Other features include high-quality Shimano fishing gear, a live bait tank, bean bags, and two iceboxes to keep your catch and any refreshments cool during the day.

Destin Fishing Outfitters specializes in nearshore fishing action in the Destin area. They can go from bottom fishing to trolling and incorporate artificial lures. Bottom fishing is mainly for various types of Snapper and Porgies with the occasional Grouper.

Trolling is mainly for King Mackerel and Bonita but you can also catch the occasional Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Sailfish. The artificial action will mainly be for Amberjack and Bonita but you never know what will bite!
Trips range from three to eight hours on the water.

Four-hour trips are a beginner trip. It’s a great way to see if charter fishing is for you. You can catch some great fish but won’t always come home with dinner. If you’re very determined to get something for the freezer, the 6-8 hour trips are your winning ticket. Bottom fishing and trolling combos are possible on these trips thanks to the extra time on the water.

Trips include rods, reels and tackle, lures, live bait, fishing licenses, and cleaning & filleting of your catch.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - No Fish No Pay!
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,120
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    This full-day trip has a no fish, no pay policy! Our eight hour nearshore trip is for a crew that's ready to get out and have the opportunity to catch some quality fish. We can come home with a nice catch for dinner and more than likely have plenty to throw in the freezer. The eight hour trip is an action packed trip that will give you great experience in the Gulf of Mexico!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - No Fish No Pay!
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $840
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    This trip has a no fish no pay policy! Our six hour nearshore trip is for a crew that's ready to get out and have the opportunity to catch some quality fish. We can come home with a nice catch for dinner and more than likely have plenty to throw in the freezer. The six hour trip is an action packed trip that will give you great experience in the Gulf of Mexico!
  • Private trip
    Red Snapper Trip
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 11 Jun - 20 Jul
    $840
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    If your here visiting the Emerald coast and would to catch some of Destins beautiful Red Snapper this is the trip for you! We will utilize bottom fishing as well a chumming to catch our Snapper. They fight hard and taste amazing so don't miss out we only have 40 days out of 2018 to go target and keep theses wonderful fish!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM) - No Fish No Pay!
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $560
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    No fish, no pay guarantee for customers! Our four-hour nearshore trip is best for first timers or a group that just wants to go have fun. It's a great trip to get out and enjoy the water and have a chance to bring home dinner.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM) - No Fish No Pay!
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $560
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    No fish, no pay policy for this trip! Our four hour nearshore trip is best for first timers or a group that just wants to go have fun. It's a great trip to get out and enjoy the water and have a chance to bring home dinner.
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About the Captain

Zach Williams
Fort Walton Beach, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
4 Reports
36 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since September 2016
People in these parts say fishing and Destin FL go together like biscuits and gravy. And Capt. Zach Williams couldn't agree more. Zach has been an avid fisherman and outdoorsman his entire life and living along the Emerald Coast it was a natural fit to go to work in an environment he loves. Destin Harbor is now home to his latest endeavor Destin Fishing Outfitters. Come and join Zach and his crew for an offshore, nearshore, or Choctawhatchee Bay fishing adventure.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack (Almaco)

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Redfish
Shark (Blacktip)

Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Cape Horn 21 offshore (Center console) originally built in 2001, and restored in 2013. Powered by 2 115HP 2013 Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.94
out of 5 stars from 36 reviews
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Experience
6 hour Charter with Captain Zach
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4hrs with Captain Zach
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Rubin W.
Fort Walton Beach, FL
 5.00
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4hrs with Captain Zach

VERIFIED   June 26, 2019
This was my son’s first offshore trip as well as mine. Zach is tremendous with kids. The bite wasn’t great, but we still...
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Marie B.
Winder, Georgia
 5.00
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6 hour Charter with Captain Zach

VERIFIED   NEW  August 23, 2019
Although we did not catch the big keeper - we caught plenty of big ones and we brought home plenty of fish 🐠 🎣 ...
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Chad B.
Middletown, OH
 5.00
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4 hour morning trip

VERIFIED   June 25, 2019
We had a great time out fishing with Zach.  He put us on the fish right away.  We caught our limit of Snapper and...
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Wade B.
Denver, CO
 5.00
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4 hour morning trip with Captain Brandon

VERIFIED   May 31, 2019
Brandon was awesome and put us right on the fish! Had a great time with the family and I would highly recommend these guys!
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David I.
Santa Rosa Beach, FL
 4.67
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Fishing with Zach

VERIFIED   August 9, 2019
He knew his spots, and how to tailor fishing techniques to get the targeted fish type.
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