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.” The captain 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 a 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 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,600
    We will fish for snappers and groupers as well as troll for big game fish!
  • Private trip
    Combo
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,100
    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 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,800
    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 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,800
    Fun for families! You'll catch several different types of snappers and do a little trolling also!
  • Private trip
    Family Fun
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $1,800
    We will catch several types of snappers, troll for pelagic species also!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Spring Special
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - May 31
    $1,600
    Early Bird Specials. The weather is cool and the fishing is FUN! Perfect for a family adventure!
  • Private trip
    Plan-demic!
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - May 31
    $1,600
    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
    5 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - May 31
    $1,500
    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 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $1,500
    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 Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - May 31
    $1,500
    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 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $1,500
    Add one more hour to your trolling trip. Go for Kingfish and Bonito, Spanish Mackerel, Blackfin Tuna, and more.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Trolling (Noon)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $1,200
    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)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $1,200
    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 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - May 31
    $880
    Early Bird Specials. The weather is cool and the fishing is FUN! Perfect for a family adventure!
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About the Charter Operator

Emerald Coast Charters
Destin, Florida, United States
6 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
128 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 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 Amberjack
Bonito Bonito
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper

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

Snapper (Vermilion) Vermilion Snapper
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Blackfin) Blackfin Tuna
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
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
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Awesome experience!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Spring Special on March 20, 2021
First time doing a private trip, having done groups in the past.  This was the way to go by far.  Captain Brandy and Alex...
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Half Day Trip with Captain Brandy

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Trolling (Noon) on January 15, 2021
There are many fishing charters to choose from out of Destin.  However, you can’t go wrong when you book one with Captain...
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4 hour trip with Capt Brandy

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Spring Special on March 9, 2021
Brandy was great about moving us to spots where the fish were biting. Deck hand, Alex, did a phenomenal job teaching us amateurs...
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6 hour trip with Jim and Matt

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing on July 28, 2021
Both Jim and Matt were knowledgeable and worked hard to ensure that we had a good experience.  We caught some great fish and...
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VERIFIED   Family Fun on May 28, 2021
We aren’t that experienced and relied on Captain Jimmy and Deckhand Matt. It was choppy but a lot of fun. We caught sharks,...
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FAQs about Emerald Coast Charters

Emerald Coast Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $880 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Spring Special (4 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Trolling (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Trolling (Noon) (4 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (PM) (5 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM) (5 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Trolling (AM) (5 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Trolling (PM) (5 hours)
  • $1,600 per group - Plan-demic! (8 hours)
  • $1,600 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Spring Special (6 hours)
  • $1,800 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (6 hours)
  • $1,800 per group - Bottom Fishing (6 hours)
  • $1,800 per group - Family Fun (6 hours)
  • $2,100 per group - Combo (7 hours)
  • $2,600 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Combo (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Emerald Coast Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Emerald Coast Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn )
  • Live Bait (Caught on the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Emerald Coast Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Emerald Coast Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling (With light tackle)
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Emerald Coast Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Bonito
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo