Emerald Coast Bay Charters, LLC

Destin is called the “luckiest fishing village in the world” for good reason - the proximity of the Gulf Stream brings large prestigious game right to your doorstep, while the bountiful shallows of Florida provide a great variety of interesting species. Emerald Coast Bay Charters takes you to the hottest fishing spots in the area.

Hop aboard the 22’ long Cape Horn bay boat, restored in 2018, it’s so fresh it’s still warm. She’s powered by a 150 HP Yamaha outboard engine, allowing you to cross the water quickly and not waste any time traveling. A flybridge is also present, so you can spot your fish from far away.

You will target a wide range of species on this charter. From the inshore superstars such as the Redfish or Speckled Trout, over to the bountiful Gulf species - Snappers, Kingfish, Jack Crevalle, Spanish Mackerel, Groupers, and many others. The techniques used will be spinning with light tackle, as well as bottom fishing and trolling.

The ship can take a maximum of 3 adult anglers, along with 2 children. Please discuss your group size with your captain, as there is a possibility that he can accommodate up to 5 adults.

The crew offers cleaning and filleting your catch free of charge. All required equipment is provided by the captain. Live bait is available for use on this charter. The minimum age for children is 3, the captain provides life vests but customers are free to bring their own.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip AM
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $675
    up to 4 persons
    Depending on the weather, fishing patterns and your personal preferences, you will be able to fish in the Choctawhatchee Bay or Gulf of Mexico. Destin Bay Fishing Trips will target mainly Speckled Sea Trout, Redfish and Spanish Mackerel. When fishing in the Gulf we will Target Red Snapper, Triggerfish, King Mackerel, Grouper, and many more gulf species depending on fishing seasons.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip PM
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $675
    up to 4 persons
    Depending on the weather, fishing patterns and your personal preferences, you will be able to fish in the Choctawhatchee Bay or Gulf of Mexico. Destin Bay Fishing Trips will target mainly Speckled Sea Trout, Redfish and Spanish Mackerel. When fishing in the Gulf we will Target Red Snapper, Triggerfish, King Mackerel, Grouper, and many more gulf species depending on fishing seasons.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Fishing Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $550
    up to 4 persons
    Depending on the weather, fishing patterns and your personal preferences, you will be able to fish in the Choctawhatchee Bay or Gulf of Mexico. Destin Bay Fishing Trips will target mainly Speckled Sea Trout, Redfish and Spanish Mackerel. When fishing in the Gulf we will Target Red Snapper, Triggerfish, King Mackerel, Grouper, and many more gulf species depending on fishing seasons.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour PM Fishing Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $550
    up to 4 persons
    Depending on the weather, fishing patterns and your personal preferences, you will be able to fish in the Choctawhatchee Bay or Gulf of Mexico. Destin Bay Fishing Trips will target mainly Speckled Sea Trout, Redfish and Spanish Mackerel. When fishing in the Gulf we will Target Red Snapper, Triggerfish, King Mackerel, Grouper, and many more gulf species depending on fishing seasons.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip AM
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $425
    up to 4 persons
    Depending on the weather, fishing patterns and your personal preferences, you will be able to fish in the Choctawhatchee Bay or Gulf of Mexico. Destin Bay Fishing Trips will target mainly Speckled Sea Trout, Redfish and Spanish Mackerel. When fishing in the Gulf we will Target Red Snapper, Triggerfish, King Mackerel, Grouper, and many more gulf species depending on fishing seasons.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip PM
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $425
    up to 4 persons
    Depending on the weather, fishing patterns and your personal preferences, you will be able to fish in the Choctawhatchee Bay or Gulf of Mexico. Destin Bay Fishing Trips will target mainly Speckled Sea Trout, Redfish and Spanish Mackerel. When fishing in the Gulf we will Target Red Snapper, Triggerfish, King Mackerel, Grouper, and many more gulf species depending on fishing seasons.

About the Captain

David Sherman
Destin, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
4 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2018
Captain David Sherman has over 15 years of fishing experience in Destin - with 9 years of experience captaining a charter vessel. Captain David is proud of being able to offer a very diverse offer of trips. He can cater to anglers of any skill level, from first-timers down to the seasoned sea wolves.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Bluefish
Flounder
Grouper (Gag)

Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish
Sheepshead

Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Cape Horn (Bay boat) originally built in 2003, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

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

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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5.00
out of 5 stars from 4 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Some nice Red Snappers and a jumbo King Mackeral
Angler Rating
4
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Rose S.
Denham Springs, LA
 5.00
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Inshore 4 hour trip with Captain David

VERIFIED   June 25, 2019
Captain David was very personable and friendly.  Was wonderful with my 7 yr old grandson.  Would highly recommend...
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Joshua B.
Hammond, IN
 5.00
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 17, 2019
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John H.
Plantersville, Alabama
 5.00
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Fun bay trip

VERIFIED   July 27, 2018
Action early for nice size Spanish mackerel. Tried about 6-7 spots for reds but only managed a couple.  But Capt David...
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Bradley A.
Murfreesboro, TN
 5.00
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Half day trip with David Sherman.

VERIFIED   July 3, 2018
Great with our kids out there. Experienced, courteous, and patient guide.
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