Alligator Enterprises

Come and see for yourself the “luckiest fishing village in the world!” With over 30 years of experience fishing Destin and the Gulf of Mexico, Alligator Enterprises knows exactly what makes a successful fishing trip.

Captain Johnney Giesbrecht is passionate about passing on his lifetime of fishing knowledge and skills, and invites the whole family aboard to learn from the best. He promises to get you to the hottest fishing spots from the shallow inshore to the offshore depths.

Aboard the 38’ Silverton saltwater fishing vessel, you’ll have everything you need for the range of waters you’ll be fishing. The air-conditioned cabin will keep you comfortable on long trips – fitted with a toilet for your convenience. Up to 6 guests are welcome aboard to take advantage of the trip of a lifetime!

Fitted with downriggers and outriggers, she’s a serious sportfishing boat. Capt. Johnney will prepare live bait before you come aboard, and you’ll have the pick of Penn and custom-made rods and reels at your disposal. Bring your own spearfishing equipment along if you want to get up close and personal to the fish, and the captain and his first mate will give you all the help you need.

Wherever you go, you’re in for a thrilling fishing experience. In the nearshore shallows, you’ll get to target delicious Flounder, Triggerfish, Jacks, and more. Head to the nearshore wrecks and do battle with exciting Snappers and Groupers, who will also provide for a tasty treat at the end of the day. Or head offshore for the holy grail of Destin fishing and target Mahi Mahi!

Come aboard and discover the wealth of fishing grounds in the Gulf with Alligator Enterprises. Everything you need is taken care of, so just bring some drinks and snacks aboard and get ready for a memorable day out on the water.



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  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,560
    up to 6 persons
    Make the most of the productive waters out of Destin and get your fish on with some highly-prized, sought-after creatures. Spending 8 hours on the water will give you plenty of time to vary your fishing techniques and to explore a range of fishing grounds. Head to the nearshore wrecks, the inshore shallows, or the deeper waters offshore as you try to fill the boat with some delicious creatures to take home. You'll bottom fish for Snappers and Groupers and troll for Mackerel and Mahi Mahi, among many more.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,170
    up to 6 persons
    On this trip, you'll spend the best part of your day out on the open oceans battling it out with some monster fish. Get ready for a testing, yet thrilling experience out in the productive waters of the Gulf of Mexico as you look to fill the boat with some delicious rewards. Bottom fish the wrecks and nearshore or troll the deeper waters offshore in order to catch the bite of anything from a Snapper to a Bonito, Flounder to Grouper, Mackerel to Mahi Mahi, and many more exciting fish.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $975
    up to 6 persons
    What better way to start the day than with the sea breeze to wake you up? Head out from Destin into the Gulf's productive waters and get ready for a thrilling fishing experience. Your captain will tailor the trip to your needs, so let him know if you'd like to hit the wrecks, fish the shallows inshore, or head offshore for some bigger fish. You'll troll or bottom fish, depending on your wishes, as you try to fill the boat with delicious Mackerel, Snappers, Groupers, and many more.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $975
    up to 6 persons
    Spend your afternoon out on the Gulf's productive waters battling it out with a range of tough-fighting, monster fish. Five hours on the water will give you the chance to head that little bit further out onto the deep water, where you can target some pelagic beasts. Let your captain know what you'd like to do and you can stay inshore and target Jacks, hit the nearshore wrecks for Snappers and Groupers, or head offshore for Mahi Mahi.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $780
    up to 6 persons
    Start the day in style as you head out to the Gulf's productive waters and spend 4 hours fishing. The captain will tailor to your needs, so let him know if you're interested in fishing the shallow inshore, the wrecks nearshore, or the deeper waters offshore. Troll or bottom fish and you could land anything from a Flounder to a Snapper, to a Mahi Mahi.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $780
    up to 6 persons
    This afternoon trip is tailored to your fishing desires. Whether it's Jacks, Snappers, or some bigger pelagic creatures you want, that's what you'll get. Let your captain know and he'll take you to the productive fishing grounds in the Gulf as you troll or bottom fish to fill the boat with some exciting and delicious fish.
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About the Captain

Johnney Giesbrecht
Destin, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
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16 Customer Reviews
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Member since March 2019
Captain Johnney grew up in and around the water and has been a water sports enthusiast his whole life. He fished out of San Diego over 30 years ago and came to Destin to participate in some of the world's best fishing. He's a trained diver and professional fisherman, and loves to teach inexperienced anglers, including children, how to fish. He's especially proud of his record with families, and can't wait to welcome you on board to land your first catch.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bonito
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder
Grouper (Red)

Grouper (Scamp)
Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Little Tunny (False Albacore)

Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Vermilion)
Spanish Mackerel
Triggerfish (Gray)

Boat Specs

Silverton (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1986, and restored in 2017. Powered by 2 135HP Detroit engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 10 knots.

Length
38 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Visa
Mastercard

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.96
out of 5 stars from 16 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
87%
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Matthew M.
San Leon, TX
 5.00
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Afternoon 4 hour trip

VERIFIED   NEW  August 1, 2019
John and Tyler helped us take our five year old son and seven year old daughter out for a fun day of fishing. Caught a few...
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Destin, FL
 5.00
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5 hour trip

March 19, 2019
My family and I went fishing with Captain John and first mate Tyler. We had an extraordinary experience! First mate Tyler was...
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Mike R.
Overland Park, KS
 5.00
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4 HR Morning trip with Captain Johnny

VERIFIED   NEW  July 31, 2019
We caught a lot of fish and enough keepers for a nice dinner. Crew did a great job finding the fish, keeping our rods baited,...
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Jeff P.
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
 5.00
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VERIFIED   NEW  August 9, 2019
Had a great time and caught a lot. Coach was fantastic very helpful and knowledgeable. We caught a lot of fish and kept enough...
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James T.
Winder, GA
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Fishing with Johnney

VERIFIED   NEW  August 14, 2019
Capt moved to keep on fish which was nice to get the catch. The first mate was very helpful and knowledgeable
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