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 25’ Nautic Star center console that can take up to 4 anglers fishing comfortably. “Just Add Water” is perfect for both inshore and offshore fishing and comes powered by twin 150 HP Yamaha engines, freshwater shower, a porta-potty, a 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 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 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.

Top-notch Shimano and Penn fishing gear will be covered by the charter as well. You can keep your catch but please keep in mind most saltwater fish have size limits, bag limits, and a season to keep them. All of the rules and regulations are there to preserve the future of fishing.

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
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $750
    If you're an early riser, there's no better way to start the day than fishing with an experienced captain. Depending on your preferences and the bite, you'll be going after a variety of inshore or offshore species, such as Redfish, Red Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Triggerfish, Lane Snapper, Speckled Trout, Grouper, Amberjack, Mahi, Tuna, King, and Spanish Mackerel. Keep in mind most saltwater species have seasons, size, and bag limits so please don't be disappointed if you have to return some catch.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $750
    Sleep in and go fishing for Speckled Trout, Grouper, Amberjack, Mahi, Tuna, King and Spanish Mackerel, Redfish, Red Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Triggerfish, Lane Snapper, and many others on this afternoon excursion. You won't regret it for a second! Just keep in mind most fish species have size and bag limits, as well as their seasons, so don't be disappointed if you have to release some, the regulations are there to preserve the future of fishing.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $600
    If you're an early riser, there's no better way to start the day than fishing with an experienced captain. Depending on your preferences and the bite, you'll be going after a variety of inshore or offshore species, such as Redfish, Red Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Triggerfish, Lane Snapper, Speckled Trout, Grouper, Amberjack, Mahi, Tuna, King, and Spanish Mackerel. Keep in mind most saltwater species have seasons, size and bag limits so please don't be disappointed if you have to return some catch.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $600
    Sleep in and go fishing for Speckled Trout, Grouper, Amberjack, Mahi, Tuna, King and Spanish Mackerel, Redfish, Red Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Triggerfish, Lane Snapper, and many others on this afternoon excursion. You won't regret it for a second! Just keep in mind most fish species have size and bag limits, as well as their seasons, so don't be disappointed if you have to release some, the regulations are there to preserve the future of fishing.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Kids Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $450
    This trip is for young kids and the inexperienced to try their luck at fishing. You'll fish the bay inshore or stay close to shore. Most saltwater fish have size limits, bag limits, and a season to be able to keep them. Please don't be disappointed when we have to throw back your catch. All of the rules and regulations are there to preserve the future of fishing.

About the Captain

Wayne Alexander
Niceville, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
97 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 Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper

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

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

Boat Specs

Nauticstar (Center console) originally built in 2020. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
25 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

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
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 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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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98%
Appropriate for children
99%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
92%
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Clark E.
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Afternoon trip in the Gulf

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on August 12, 2021
My daughter’s and I took an afternoon trip. The pricing compared to other charters was very competitive and reasonable. Captain...
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Fantastic day with Just Add Water Charters and Captain Wayne Anderson.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 20, 2021
What an amazing trip Captain Wayne Anderson provided today.  He’s professional, courteous,  and caring in every respect. His...
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Great Day, fishing!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 5, 2021
Wayne Alexander, is a great boat captain and guide. We had a absolute great time. We caught Red Snapper, Sea Bass, Sea Perch,...
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Captain Wayne half a day

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on June 24, 2021
I did this for my husband and brother for their birthday and Father’s Day and they had the best time! Captain Wayne even...
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VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on June 16, 2021
Captain Wayne was amazing.  The whole family had a great time.  He was so great with our daughter as well. We would highly...
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FAQs about Just Add Water Charters

Just Add Water Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group - Half Day Kids Trip (3 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip (PM) (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Just Add Water Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment (Available upon request)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Just Add Water Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano and Penn)
  • Live Bait (Prepared before or caught during the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks (Crackers, chips)
  • Drinks (Water)
  • Fishing License

Just Add Water Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Just Add Water Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Just Add Water Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Snapper (Lane)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Speckled Trout
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)