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
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $625
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $625
    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)
    $500
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $500
    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
    $375
    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.
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About the Captain

Wayne Alexander
Niceville, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
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74 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.

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

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

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
90%
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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 trying...
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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 on...
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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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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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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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FAQs about Just Add Water Charters

Just Add Water Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $375 per group - Half Day Kids Trip (3 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $625 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $625 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 (Porta potti available)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment (Available upon request)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • 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)