Emerald Coast Charters

Emerald Coast Charters believes that everyone should be catching fish in abundance. That said, whatever your angling ambitions might be, Capt. Brandy Miles and her crew will help you find your match.

Brandy is one of Destin’s few lady captains. She works with a crew of professional anglers who share the same values and work hard to put their clients on top of the hottest bite.

Join them in the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village” aboard the ‘5th Day.’
She is a 40’ Guidry saltwater fishing boat that can carry up to 6 anglers. The 5th Day comes powered by twin 4-53N Detroit Diesel engines and was fully overhauled in 2010. She is outfitted with modern navigational and fishfinding electronics to build up a clear image of where the fish are hiding. The 5th Day features a restroom and a sleeping area, along with an air-conditioned cabin and professional accessories.

The crew of Emerald Coast Charters embraces every sea-dwelling species to make sure you and your family have a “full Destin experience.” Capt. Brandy will show you her tricks of the trade to land anything that is in season and biting, including Amberjack, Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, Red Snapper, Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, Bonito, and Shark to name a few.

Light tackle fishing for several species including Striped Bass, Bluefish, Black Sea Bass, Fluke, Summer Flounder, False Albacore, Bonito and Tuna. If your attraction is fly fishing and you wish to bring your own equipment we can put you in position to be successful on the long rod.

Your trip will include the use of light tackle for trolling and Penn gear for bottom fishing. When you are done catching, all keeper fish will be cleaned free of charge. You will also be able to catch your own bait as part of the trip.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,200
    up to 6 persons
    This trip is the most popular bottom fishing trip. It's great for families that want the "Gulf to table" experience and enjoy being on the water yet still having time to enjoy the other half of their day! You will target all of the bottom-dwelling species and harvest those that are in season.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,000
    up to 6 persons
    These 5-hour bottom fishing trips are for families that want the experience of deep sea fishing. This trip is great for first-time anglers and families wanting to make memories together. You catch several different species of Snappers and many other bottom-dwelling fish.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $1,000
    up to 6 persons
    On this afternoon trip, you will be going for Snappers and other bottom-dwellers. The trip is great for families and beginner anglers.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Trolling (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,000
    up to 6 persons
    With the 5-hour trolling trips, you will have more time to harvest more meat. The potential targets on these trips are King and Spanish Mackerel, Bonito, Blackfin Tuna, Sailfish, and Shark.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Trolling (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $1,000
    up to 6 persons
    Add one more hour to your trolling trip. Go for Kingfish and Bonito, Spanish Mackerel, Blackfin Tuna, and more.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Spring Special
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Mar - 15 May
    $1,000
    up to 6 persons
    Early Bird Specials. The weather is cool and the fishing is FUN! Perfect for a family adventure!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Trolling (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $800
    up to 6 persons
    Trolling is the perfect combination of relaxation and fishing! You will fish for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, and Bonito. You'll also get the chance of catching Blackfin Tuna or Sailfish. Also, ask your crew about Shark fishing!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Trolling (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $800
    up to 6 persons
    Avoid traffic on this trip and get your hands on Kingfish and Spanish Mackerel, Bonito or Sharks, Blackfin Tuna or other species. The choice is yours!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Spring Special
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Mar - 15 May
    $700
    up to 6 persons
    Early Bird Specials. The weather is cool and the fishing is FUN! Perfect for a family adventure!
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About the Captain

Brandy Miles-Kitchens
Destin, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
4 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
18 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since May 2018
My father has over forty years of experience as a captain in Destin, Florida. I learned so much from him. I have been working the waters in Destin for over a decade, and have been running my own boat for the past four years. I most enjoy teaching people about the waters and the different types of creatures. Our boat offers much more than fishing, you'll get the full "5th Day" experience.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Bonito
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag)

Grouper (Red)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Red)

Snapper (Vermilion)
Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Guidry's Marine (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1969, and restored in 2010. Powered by 2 140HP Detroit Desiel engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 11 knots.

Length
40 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 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 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
American Express

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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4.93
out of 5 stars from 18 reviews
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July fishing trip
July fishing trip
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+10
Angler Rating
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Anna G.
Mobile, AL
 5.00
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Half day on 5th Day

VERIFIED   NEW  October 8, 2019
Captain Brandy and Jesse were great! We had a good time,  they put us on the fish, and the best was how good they were...
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Tim B.
Imperial, Missouri
 5.00
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4-Hr Trip w/ Captain Brandy

VERIFIED   August 2, 2019
Booked with Captain Brandy for a 4-hour family fishing trip and had a blast.  First time for all of us and couldn’t...
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Scott C.
Smyrna, Tennessee
 4.67
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Afternoon with the best

VERIFIED   July 26, 2019
Phenomenal.  Have been fishing out of Destin for over 12 years…..used several different charters.  Brandy and...
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Heather A.
Winder, GA
 5.00
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Captain and crew were awesome

VERIFIED   July 10, 2019
Great trip, caught snapper, barracuda, king mackerel, and many more. Captain Brandy and crew were first rate. Will be using...
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Ted M.
FAIR OAKS, TX
 5.00
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Fishing with Captain Brandi

VERIFIED   July 5, 2019
We had such a great time. We caught a lot of fish. Captain Brandi and First Mate Dan were awesome. 5 stars…..
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