What better way to explore the “Luckiest Fishing Village in the World” than with a local guide? Just Reel’s Captain Josh Glidden was born and raised in Destin. An avid angler, he says he’s living the dream, doing what he loves for a living. The only thing that makes the job better is seeing customers smile! He invites you aboard to explore the range of productive fishing grounds that the Panhandle has to offer.

From the shallow inshore water to deeper water up to 9 miles offshore, you’ll explore them all aboard a 23’ Parker center console. A versatile vessel, she’s comfortable on all kinds of water. There’s plenty of space on board for up to 6 guests, while 4 people can fish at the same time. Take advantage of the onboard ice box to keep your catch fresh, but make sure to bring a cooler full of drinks and snacks to make the most of your trip.

You’ll start by filling up the livewell with some bait. On inshore trips, you could be fishing within just 5 minutes, while on longer trips you’ll head up to 9 miles offshore. Explore the productive flats and backcountry waters just out of Destin. Troll these shallow waters and try to reel in plenty of tasty Trout, Sheepshead, Redfish, Mackerel, and more.

Offshore, you’ll fish the productive reefs and wrecks out in the Gulf. These fishing grounds are famed as they’re a favorite haunt of plenty of beautiful, tasty fish to hang out. Get ready for a hands-on experience as you bottom fish with mainly Penn gear. Go after Snappers, Groupers, Cobia, Triggerfish, and plenty more to fill up the boat.

When you head back to shore, the captain will clean and fillet your catch, so you’re all set for a tasty treat later that evening. Capt. Josh welcomes anglers of all ages and abilities aboard, so bring the whole family for a memorable fishing experience. Let Just Reel show you why Destin has earned its prestigious title. Get out on the water and don’t look back!



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  • Private trip
    3 Hour Kids/Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $650
    Looking for a perfect trip to introduce your children to fishing? Or you're maybe just short on time? Then head out on this 3-hour trolling adventure! Suitable for anglers of all skill levels, you'll get to hook into various species including Trout, Mackerel, and more.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $800
    A traditional half-day trip will give you enough time on the water to fill the boat with delicious fish, as well as giving you the chance to test your skills. Newcomers are also welcome to see for themselves why Destin is revered all around the world for its fishing. Explore the productive inshore waters as you troll to catch the bite of tasty Trout, Sheepshead, Mackerel, and monster Sharks.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $800
    Depending on the conditions, the start time of this afternoon trip may vary. Don't worry about that, though, as you're guaranteed an afternoon full of incredible fishing. Discover the inshore waters protected by jetties from the Gulf of Mexico and get your fix of fishing, or just see what it's all about. These stunning waters are overflowing with plenty of tough-fighting and delicious fish. Troll to entice the bite of Trout, Sheepshead, Mackerel, Sharks, and many more exciting fish.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,000
    Spending 5 hours on the water will give you enough time to explore a range of fishing grounds. Famed for its fishing, you'll get to see why Destin is known all over the world for inshore fishing, along with the reefs and wrecks nearshore. Troll the shallow waters and bottom fish further out as you aim to fill the boat with plenty of delicious fish. It won't be easy, though. Get ready for an intense battle to land anything from Snapper, Grouper to Mackerel, Sheepshead to Sharks, and many more.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,200
    Get out on the water and discover the productive, tropical reefs nearshore out of the Panhandle. Leave Destin behind and discover why it's known as the 'World's Luckiest Fishing Village." Explore these fishing grounds by bottom fishing. You're in for a very hands-on day, as up to 4 people can fish at the same time to entice the bite of some dazzling, delicious fish. Get ready for a workout as you try to reel in Snappers, Groupers, Cobia, Triggerfish, and many more delicious creatures.
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About the Captain

Josh Glidden
Destin, Florida, United States
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224 Customer reviews
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Member since February 2019
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Ever since he was a little boy, Capt. Josh has been out on the water. Fishing has been his passion throughout his life and he just knew that, when he grew up, he wanted to spend his life doing what he loved. Upon finishing high school, he persevered with this dream and has now been a captain for over 15 years. Other than getting to spend time doing what he loves, he claims that the best part of the job is watching customers' faces, especially kids, light up when they make their first catch.

About this listing

Targeted species

Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Scamp) Scamp Grouper

Boat specs

Parker (Center console) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha 300 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Up to 9 miles
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Caught during the trip
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Small children not allowed in poor weather
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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 224 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
99%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Nohemi G.
Chandler, TX
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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6 Hour AM Trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on July 30, 2022
We had a 6 hour trip scheduled with Captain Josh but the weather was not promising. The captain asked if we’d like to push...
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Hal J.
Forest Hills, TN
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Awesome 6 hour trip!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on June 15, 2022
Captain Josh provided a most exceptional charter for our group. The boat was perfect, and he put us on the fish! We targeted...
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Lorace M.
Madison, AL
Excellent
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June 2022 Dad & kids

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on June 10, 2022
Great trip w my three kids and family friend. Captain contacted me day prior to trip to confirm expectations and concerns about...
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Matthew D.
Middletown, OH
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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4 hour trip with Captain Josh

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on July 26, 2022
Captain Josh is absolutely awesome! Can’t say enough good things about him. Completely professional & a genuine good guy,...
Matthew D. recommends Just Reel
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Nicole B.
Clinton, MS
Excellent
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July fishing trip 6 hour trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on July 15, 2022
Josh was an excellent captain.  Shared knowledge about local fish varieties. When I lost what was in my stomach (sea sick),...
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FAQs about Just Reel

Just Reel offers the following trips to customers:
  • $650 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour Kids/Trolling (3 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,000 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)
  • $1,200 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Just Reel, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Just Reel include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Caught during the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Just Reel offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 9 miles)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Just Reel offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Just Reel include:
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Scamp)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout
  • Triggerfish (Gray)