Emerald Coast Charters

47 reviews
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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
    10 Hour Trip – Combo
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,000
    price breakdown
    $2,000
    We will fish for snappers and groupers as well as troll for big game fish!
  • Private trip
    Plan-demic!
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,500
    price breakdown
    $1,500
    Offering special rates for all 50 states affected by COVID-19! Let's grocery shop and social distance at the same time! We are all in this together!
  • Private trip
    Combo
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,400
    price breakdown
    $1,400
    We will fish for bottom fish, as well as do some live bait trolling for sports fish!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,200
    price breakdown
    $1,200
    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
    Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,200
    price breakdown
    $1,200
    Fun for families! You'll catch several different types of snappers and do a little trolling also!
  • Private trip
    Family Fun
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $1,200
    price breakdown
    $1,200
    We will catch several types of snappers, troll for pelagic species also!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - May 31
    $1,000
    price breakdown
    $1,000
    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 Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $1,000
    price breakdown
    $1,000
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - May 31
    $1,000
    price breakdown
    $1,000
    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 Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $1,000
    price breakdown
    $1,000
    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 Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - May 31
    $1,000
    price breakdown
    $1,000
    Early Bird Specials. The weather is cool and the fishing is FUN! Perfect for a family adventure!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Trolling (Noon)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    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 – Trolling (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    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 Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - May 31
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    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
6 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
47 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
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 Amberjack
Bonito Bonito
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)

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

Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo 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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days 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 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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4.87
out of 5 stars from 47 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
4 hr trolling with Captain Brandy
4 hr trolling with Captain Brandy
My first King Mackerel
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Angler Rating
45
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
95%
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David D.
Cedar Park, TX
 5.00
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Absolutely Fantastic!

VERIFIED   August 18, 2020
Captain Brandy and crewman Jake of “5th Day” showed me, my family, and friends such a great time!  Not 20 minutes...
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John S.
Santa Rosa Beach, FL
 5.00
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Family Fun 6 hour trip

VERIFIED   July 29, 2020
Took my sons out for some fishing and had a great time!  This was their first time and Captain Brandy and Jake didn’t...
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Heidi S.
Baton Rouge, LA
 5.00
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4 hr trolling with Captain Brandy

VERIFIED   August 20, 2020
Great experience!  We had an amazing time on our first time ever fishing on a charter boat. Captain Brandy and Jake were...
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Joel R.
Winder, Georgia
 5.00
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8/1/2020

VERIFIED   August 1, 2020
Had a great time with the family out on the water. The AC was out at the time and captain Brandy was apologetic. It was hot....
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James L.
United States
 5.00
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5 hour trip AM (Bottom Fishing)

VERIFIED   June 20, 2020
Great 5 hour trip with Captain Brandy and Deckhand Jake. Plenty of fish for our 6 person group. Jake kept us baited while Brandy...
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