Shallow Minded Charters

Shallow Minded Charters specializes in both inshore and nearshore charters out of sunny Destin, Florida. Join Captain Pete Albrecht’s dedicated team and have them take you to some of the most productive fishing grounds in the country! With their local knowledge and raw talent, they’ll be sure to put you on some pretty cool fish to make your trip worth every penny.

The captain’s 23’ Pathfinder is perfect for sneaking into skinny waters and shallow flats to target fish like Redfish and Tarpon. She’s built to maintain choppy conditions while her 250 HP engine gives you that extra thrust to take you where you want to be in no time! Her built-in GPS and fishfinder will take care of the task of locating your targets so that you’re ready to reel em’ in when the bite gets hot.

While cruising through the backcountry, you’ll be on the lookout for Flounder, Redfish, and Spotted Seatrout, just to name a few. Venture into the Choctawhatchee Bay and target Mangrove Snapper, Jack Crevalle, Spanish Mackerel, and more. You’ll also have the opportunity to hit some nearshore grounds where you’ll battle the likes of Sheepshead and Red Snapper as well.

You’ll be provided with top-of-the-line Penn and Shimano rods and reels so you can fish like a champ. This also includes fly fishing equipment if you’re really up for a challenge. The captain will also take care of your fishing license for you to ensure that your trip is completely hassle-free. When it’s time to go home, have the crew clean and fillet your catch so it’s ready to be grilled up and served on a dinner plate.

The good team at Shallow Minded Charters spare no expense to put you on the best bite and they ensure you’ll have an unforgettable day! Feel free to bring a cooler with snacks and drinks, and be sure to pack sunscreen, polaroid sunglasses, a hat, and last but not least, a camera to catch some really special moments!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,250
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    This extended trip will turn you into an enthusiast, no questions asked. Your captain will take you through the bay and even further out to give you a wider opportunity to target everything from Tarpon to Red Snapper. Be sure to bring a cooler with some food and drinks, as well as sunblock, a hat, and of course a camera to capture all the best moments!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    Eight hours gives you ample time to enjoy some fun action on the water while also being able to relax and enjoy your surroundings. This trip will see you targeting anything from Redfish and Seatrout to Jack Crevalle and Pompano. Try out a few different techniques, depending on the bite, and put your skills and focus to the test!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $750
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    This trip gives you some extra time to go a little further and target a wider variety of species. Amongst these are Sheepshead, Jack Crevalle, Spanish Mackerel, and even delicious Red Snapper! Try out some different techniques including bottom fishing, and experience some of the most productive fishing grounds this area has to offer. Please note, weather can impact game plans, so talk to the captain before to ensure a safe and beneficial trip for everyone.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $525
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    Join Shallow Minded Charters on an action-packed adventure in Destin, Florida. You'll target species such as Mangrove Snapper, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, Redfish, and more. Use a variety of techniques to try and outsmart these fish. Some of them, such as Tarpon, are more clever than you think!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $525
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    Join Capt. Pete on an inshore adventure, targeting Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Tarpon, and more. Try your hand at several different techniques, including trolling and jigging, using both live bait and artificial lures, depending on the catch.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    2 hours trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $300
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    Enjoy a short, afternoon trip to target some of your favorite inshore species like Redfish, Seatrout, Flounder, Pompano, and more! You can use live bait or lures to try out several techniques and see what you get. When it's all over, have your catch clean and filleted, according to regulations.

About the Captain

Pete Albrecht
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
11 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2017
Captain Pete is a competitive and knowledgeable guide with a passion for fishing that runs in his veins. With over 40 years of experience fishing the Destin area and the Gulf waters, Captain Pete is truly a master at what he does. He works with Captain Scott and Captain Jarrett to provide the best and most enjoyable fishing trips in the Destin area. Join Shallow Minded Charters on an epic journey fishing in some of the most productive waters in the world and enjoy the opportunity of a lifetime!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Flounder
Jack Crevalle
Pompano
Redfish

Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel

Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Pathfinder (Center console) originally built in 2011. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Bowfishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancelation
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 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
Checks

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (2)
4.97
out of 5 stars from 10 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Half day morning trip with Captain Josh.
Half day morning trip with Captain Josh.
Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
80%
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Steve M.
Niceville, Florida
 5.00
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Half day with Captain Pete

April 11, 2019
Absolutely the best guided inshore fishing trip that I have ever experienced. Choctahatchee Bay is a very tough bay for anglers...
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James D.
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
 5.00
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Half day morning trip with Captain Josh.

VERIFIED   July 25, 2019
The heat is real and the fish were not biting as well as we would have liked but we did land on a hot spot and had some fun...
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James F.
Brentwood, Tennessee
 5.00
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Fishing with Pete

March 15, 2019
Had a great time fishing with Captain Pete. He knows his waters. Bite started a little slow at first but Captain Pete worked...
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John R.
Dothan, AL
 5.00
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Half day trip with Captain Pete

VERIFIED   May 26, 2019
Great day with Captain Pete.  He put us on fish All morning.  Nice guy and knows his stuff.
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Travis W.
Houston, TX
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Half day trip with Captain Josh

VERIFIED   July 31, 2019
Had a great time.  Didn’t catch much as it was hot but he tried very hard and we had a great time.  Sometimes you...
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