Just Add Water Charters

Bountiful Florida waters have so much to offer when it comes to inshore and offshore fishing and Just Add Water Charters specializes in both! Operating out of Niceville, Captain Wayne Alexander has been fishing in this area since 1973 and he can’t wait to share his experience with other passionate anglers.

He invites you to join him aboard his 23’ Hydro Cat center console that can take you and three of your best fishing buddies or family members fishing simultaneously. “Just Add Water” is perfect for both inshore and offshore fishing and comes with a 200 HP Suzuki engine, freshwater shower, a live bait tank, and an ice-box. There’s no minimum age, so bringing your little ones is a must.

Your adventure will start with fishing for bait just outside the Destin pass before moving to the most productive inshore and offshore fisheries. The inshore trips will take you fishing for Redfish in the flats, Bull Reds near bridges and jetties, Mangrove Snapper and Speckled Trout near docks and bayous.

When it comes to offshore game, you’ll be focusing on Grouper, Amberjack, and a diversity of Snapper at wrecks and reefs, as well as Mahi, Tuna, King and Spanish Mackerel. You’ll mostly be trolling for Mahi and Tuna and bottom fishing for Red Snapper, Triggerfish, Lane Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, and Grouper.

Snorkeling is also an option on these trips, just let the captain know so he could ready the gear for you. Top-notch Shimano and Penn fishing gear will be covered by the charter as well, including both light and heavy tackle, spinning and conventional bottom fishing reels.

The captain will supply you with sun lotion, towels, bottled water, and snacks. He is also a trained chef and can advise you on how to prepare your fish, or it can be prepared at L J Schooners Restaurant at the marina for only 9.95$ (subject to change).

The only thing missing for a perfect day on the water? Just you!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,000
    up to 4 persons
    Nothing beats the day of fishing fun in the sun with an experienced captain at the helm, and this is exactly what this 8-hour trip is all about! You'll get to choose whether you'd like to focus on inshore or offshore species, including Redfish, bull Red Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Triggerfish, Lane Snapper, Speckled Trout, Grouper, Amberjack, Mahi, Tuna, King and Spanish Mackerel.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $750
    up to 4 persons
    Rise and shine and let the captain put you on some of the coolest inshore and offshore species on this 6-hour trip. The main stars of this excursion will be Mangrove Snapper, Triggerfish, Lane Snapper, Speckled Trout, Grouper, Amberjack, Mahi, Tuna, King and Spanish Mackerel, Redfish, bull Red Snapper, and so much more.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $750
    up to 4 persons
    Depending on the season and your preferences, this afternoon trip will take you fishing for some of the most interesting inshore or offshore species. Your main targets will include Speckled Trout, Grouper, Amberjack, Mahi, Tuna, King and Spanish Mackerel, Redfish, bull Red Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Triggerfish, Lane Snapper, and many others.
  • Private trip
    Half day trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $625
    up to 4 persons
  • Private trip
    Half day trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $625
    up to 4 persons
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    If you're an early riser, there's no better way to start the day than fishing with an experienced captain at the helm. Depending on your preferences and the bite, you'll be going after a variety of inshore or offshore species, such as Redfish, bull Red Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Triggerfish, Lane Snapper, Speckled Trout, Grouper, Amberjack, Mahi, Tuna, King and Spanish Mackerel.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    Sleep in and go fishing for Speckled Trout, Grouper, Amberjack, Mahi, Tuna, King and Spanish Mackerel, Redfish, bull Red Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Triggerfish, Lane Snapper, and many others on this afternoon excursion. You won't regret it for a second!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Kids Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $375
    up to 4 persons
    Bay inshore or close to shore fishing.

About the Captain

Wayne Alexander
Niceville, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
42 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2018
I have owned my boat since 2003 and been fishing in this area since 1973 when my dad was stationed at Eglin Air Force Base. Before becoming a captain, I worked as a chef for 35 years. I have had a love for fishing since I was 3. What I love the most is fishing in the gulf, so I have a lot of experience bottom fishing and trolling. Since I'm a skilled chef, I can give advice on how to cook it at home or recommend some of the best local restaurants to cook your catch.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag)

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

Snapper (Red)
Speckled Trout
Triggerfish (Gray)
Tuna (Blackfin)

Boat Specs

Hydro Cat (Center console) originally built in 2003, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 200HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.90
out of 5 stars from 42 reviews
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Michael S.
Destin, Florida
 5.00
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Great half day trip with Capt Wayne

VERIFIED   August 7, 2019
We arrived early and Capt. Was well prepared and ready to shove off. Capt. Contacted us the eve before just to go over trip...
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New Orleans, LA
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VERIFIED   August 8, 2019
We had a really great experience especially for none of us really having ever been out on the water in a boat to fish like...
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Bryan S.
Atlanta, Georgia
 5.00
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3/4 day

VERIFIED   NEW  November 15, 2019
My dad and I traveled to take this trip. The weather was pretty poor but Mr. Alexander made it a great trip. We caught a lot...
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Drew C.
Winder, Georgia
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6 Hour Trip with Captain Wayne

VERIFIED   July 31, 2019
Really great time fishing with Captain Wayne last week!  There were four of us in the group - 2 dads and 2 young (9 &...
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VERIFIED   NEW  November 29, 2019
Captain Wayne put us on on a lot of fish on this winter near shore gulf trip.  We caught nice vermillion snapper, triggerfish...
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