Destin Run-n-gun Fishing Charters

Destin Run-n-gun Fishing Charters invites you to bring your friends and family for a great day of fun and fishing near Destin, FL. Captain Tim will make every effort to provide you with a memorable experience. With decades of experience under his belt, he knows the local waters like the back of his hand and will do his best to ensure the trip is tailored to your needs.

His boat is a 26’ TwinVee center console that’s powered by a pair of 140 HP Suzuki engines and can reach a comfortable top speed of 25 knots. Along with the necessary safety and navigation gear needed for a trip, the boat is outfitted with a portable toilet, as well as a wireless trolling motor. The latter comes especially handy when you’ve got easily-spooked fish nearby.

When it comes to the fish, the waters around Destin are blessed with a variety of species you can target during the year. From bottom feeders like Gag and Red Grouper, as well as Red and Mangrove Snapper, to gamefish like Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Amberjack, Cobia, and plenty more.

The Captain will supply you with all the necessary rods, reels, and terminal tackle for the trip. He’ll also make sure to clean your catch after the trip is over so you don’t have to bother with it later. Pack your favorite pair of sunglasses, get some drinks and snacks ready, and get ready to hook ‘em!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Oct 31
    $995
    up to 5 persons
    The most productive trips are done in the morning, and you can count on Captain Tim to help you get the job done. This longer trip gives you more time to spend going after the species of your choice. This can include Mahi Mahi, Grouper, Snapper, Cobia, and more besides. The price of the trip includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Oct 31
    $875
    up to 5 persons
    Morning trips are known to be more productive, and Captain Tim will make sure that's the case. It's best to get out early and get the early bite and beat the heat! You'll be fishing for the likes of Snapper, Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, and plenty more besides. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $650
    up to 5 persons
    This is a 4-hour trip that accommodates up to 4 people. This one is good for kids and families. Captain Tim will take you fishing in state waters for whatever species is biting.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    $650
    up to 5 persons
    This is an exciting 4-hour excursion, accommodating up to 4 people, great for the entire family. Captain Tim will take you fishing in state waters for whatever species is biting.
  • Private trip
    Kids Fishing Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    up to 5 persons
    This is a fun, kid-friendly, 3-hour fishing trip. Take the kids out and let them catch plenty of fish, typically smaller species with lots of action and fun! This trip is subject to calm seas for a better family experience!
  • Private trip
    Kids Fishing Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    $400
    up to 5 persons
    This is a child-friendly, 3-hour fishing trip, full of fun and exciting action! On this trip, kids will typically target smaller fish that live in calm seas. This one is perfect for the whole family and provides good family-bonding, quality time between parents and kids!
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About the Captain

Tim Tarpley
Shalimar, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
3 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
10 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since April 2018
The Air Force brought my family to the gulf coast in the early 1970's. I started fishing the local piers as a teenager in the early 80's. I purchased my first boat at 25 and have fished the local waters ever since. As a fisherman I like to get an early start, a live well full of bait and set out with a plan, taking advantage of any opportunities that develop along the way.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack
Bonito
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Vermilion)
Spanish Mackerel
Triggerfish (Gray)

Boat Specs

TwinVee (Center console) originally built in 2012. Powered by 2 140HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. 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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

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5.00
out of 5 stars from 10 reviews
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3 hour kids trip
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Don H.
Lexington, Kentucky
 5.00
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Kids fishing trip 1/2 day

VERIFIED   June 26, 2019
Captain Tim was amazing. Great with the boat, teaching the kids (12 & 15) to use the gear, putting us on fish…..everything...
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Laura H.
Montgomery, AL
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3 hour kids trip

VERIFIED   July 11, 2019
We had a great Tim with Captain Tim! We will definitely do it again!
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Tallassee, Alabama
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VERIFIED   September 6, 2019
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Sheila P.
Benton, Arkansas
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8 hr deep sea fishing with captain tim

VERIFIED   April 25, 2019
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Rachel S.
Jacksonville, Arkansas
 5.00
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6 hr trip with Captain Tim

May 14, 2017
We had such a great time. Tim is a wonderful captain and knew exactly where to go to make sure we got to catch some fish. Which...
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