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 25’ Hydro Cat center console that can take up to 4 anglers fishing comfortably. “Just Add Water” is perfect for both inshore and offshore fishing and comes with a 200 HP Suzuki engine, 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
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    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. Keep in mind most of the fish you'll target have size and bag limits and their seasons so please don't be disappointed if you end up having to release some of your catch.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    Depending on the season and your preferences, this afternoon trip will take you fishing for various inshore or offshore species. Your main targets will include Speckled Trout, Grouper, Amberjack, Mahi, Tuna, King and Spanish Mackerel, Redfish, bull Red Snapper, Triggerfish, Lane Snapper, and many others. Most of these fish have size limits, bag limits, and a season to keep them. Please don't be disappointed if you have to throw back some catch. All the rules are there to preserve the future of fishing.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $625
    price breakdown
    $625
    If a 4 hour trip doesn't do it for you, extend your time by an hour and increase your chances of bringing home some tasty dinner. Depending on the season and your preferences, you'll go after Redfish, Trout, various Snapper and Grouper species, as well as King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, and more. Just keep in mind most fish species have size and bag limits so you might have to release some. The regulations are there to preserve the future of fishing.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $625
    price breakdown
    $625
    Take advantage of the afternoon bite and spend 5 hours fishing for Redfish, Trout, Snapper, Grouper, and many more species. Depending on the bite and your preference, you may fish inshore or ride further from shore to target pelagic fish. Just keep in mind most fish have size and bag limits as well as their seasons, so please don't be disappointed if you have to release some of your catch. The rules are there to make sure there's fish to catch for years to come.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    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. Keep in mind most saltwater species have 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
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    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! 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
    $375
    price breakdown
    $375
    Bay inshore or close to shore fishing. 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.
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About the Captain

Wayne Alexander
Niceville, Florida, United States
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68 Customer Reviews
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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) Grouper (Gag)

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

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)
Tuna (Blackfin) 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
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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

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
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
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.88
out of 5 stars from 68 reviews
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4 Hour A.M. Trip
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Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Robert F.
Houston, TX
 5.00
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6 hour trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on August 11, 2020
Had an absolute blast with Captain Wayne and my two sons.  The Captain worked his tail off keeping our hooks baited and...
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Peter N.
Bluffton, SC
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Priceless memory

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 31, 2020
Capt Wayne showed he cared from the day before we even went on the trip.  He was concerned with our family’s comfort...
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Shelby C.
New Orleans, LA
 5.00
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4 Hour A.M. Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on October 7, 2020
Captain Wayne was awesome! He kept in contact the day before as the weather was not exactly what we had planned and he made...
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Matthew M.
Osgood, IN
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3/4 day

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on June 22, 2020
I would highly recommend going fishing with Captain Wayne! He’s very professional, accomodating, hospitable, knowledgeable, ...
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Jason D.
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Great Trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on October 2, 2020
Captain Wayne did a great job of keeping us on the fish. A hurricane had passed through a couple of weeks earlier, so the water...
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