Always Tight Fishing Charter Destin

For your next trip to Destin, look no further than Always Tight Fishing Charters, a locally owned and operated charter company. Captain Tyler and his crew are locals who have been fishing these waters for over 25 years with great success. They want to make sure you have a great day out with them, learn about the area, and catch some top fish.

The boat is a 27’ Boca Grande sportfishing center console with plenty of room for groups of 6 to fish comfortably. It’s powered by a single Cummins 300 HP turbo diesel that will cruise at around 28 knots. Also equipped on the boat is a tower to help spot fish. Navigational equipment includes VHF radio, GPS, radar, and a fishfinder so the captain can pinpoint fish locations and get you to them pronto.

There are plenty of trips to choose from – whether this is your first fishing trip or you’re looking to test your skills, you’ll find the perfect trip for you when fishing with Capt. Tyler.

Species vary depending on which trip you choose but can include Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Red Snapper, Spanish and King Mackerel, Tarpon, Cobia, Amberjack, Blacktip Shark, Jack Crevalle, and plenty more. What are you waiting for? There is a fish out here with your name on it!

Included in the price of the trip are top quality rods and reels that won’t let you down when reeling in your first ever fish or your trophy catch. The fishing license for the whole group is also included. You’ll also help to catch the live bait (when live bait is needed) giving you the full fishing experience.

You’ll need to bring along your own snacks and drinks on these trips. These can go into the captain’s cooler on board. You should also pack sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat.

All that’s left to do is book the trip with Always Tight Fishing Charters today. Capt. Tyler and his crew can’t wait to welcome you on board and start making some epic memories together.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $880
    On this 4-hour trip, you'll be able to target the likes of Amberjack, Snapper, and Triggerfish. Although you'll be bottom fishing for these guys, you'll also have a chance to troll at the beginning of the trip for the live bait. The rods, reels, and license for the day are all included in the price of the trip. You should bring food, drink, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat along.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Shark (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $880
    Let's go try and catch Shark of a lifetime! Fishing gear and license are included, you only need to bring snacks if you wish, as well as sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Shark (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $880
    Let's go try and catch Shark of a lifetime! Fishing gear and license are included, you only need to bring snacks if you wish, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,100
    You'll begin the day by catching live bait. Once you have enough, you'll head to the top fisheries to target Amberjack, Triggerfish, and plenty more. You'll stay within state waters, around 20 minutes from shore. The fishing rods and reels are all included in the price of the trip, along with the fishing license for the day. You just need to bring along food and drink, which can go into the captain's cooler, along with sun protection such as a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Trolling (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,100
    You'll begin the trip by trolling for live bait. After, you'll cruise to the beaches, trolling the live bait looking for King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Bonito, Tuna, and Spanish Mackerel. This is a great relaxing form of fishing that families will really enjoy. All the fishing equipment is included, along with the license for the whole group. You only need to bring your own food and drink, which can go into the captain's cooler. Don't forget your sunscreen, shades, and a hat.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Trolling (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,100
    This trip will begin by trolling for live bait. Once you have enough for the day, you'll begin trolling for King and Spanish Mackerel, Bonito, Mahi Mahi, and more. Everything you need to successfully fish is included in the price of the trip, such as the rods, reels, and fishing license. You can bring food and drink along, which can go into the captain's cooler on board. You should also bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour–Troll & Bottom Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,320
    This is the trip for anglers who want to try trolling, bottom fishing, and catching live bait. You'll target a range of species, including King and Spanish Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Blackfin Tuna, Red Snapper, Amberjack, Grouper, and Sharks. All the fishing gear and tackle are included in the price, along with the fishing license for the day. You only need to worry about bringing food and drink along, which can go into the captain's cooler, as well as sun protection.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour–Troll & Bottom Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,320
    This 6-hour trip mixes bottom fishing and trolling in the Gulf, perfect for groups that want to try a variety of techniques. You'll catch your live bait, then fish for Mahi Mahi, Blackfin Tuna, Red Snapper, King and Spanish Mackerel, Amberjack, Grouper, and Sharks. All rods, reels, and the license for the group are included in the price. You only need to bring food, drinks, and sun protection. Edibles can go into the captain's cooler on board.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Fishing Adventure
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,760
    If you looking to enjoy a full day out on the Gulf of Mexico then this trip is for you. Our crew uses several methods to catch the fish of a lifetime such as sight fishing, down rigging, trolling and bottom-fishing! All of our trips are all-inclusive except snacks and drinks so make sure you bring enough for the day, we are looking forward to fishing with you!
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About the Captain

Tyler Allen
Destin, Florida, United States
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Member since March 2019
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Captain Tyler is a local in the panhandle and has been fishing these waters for 25 years. His family has always been into fishing – he has grown up fishing inshore, chasing Reds, Trouts, and Flounder, and always fishing the Cobia migration during the springtime in the Gulf and Flounder gigging and dock light fishing in the summer with great success. He always had the dream of one day running a charter boat, but decided that he would begin as a deckhand and a mate to get some experience in the charter business. During this time, he was able to work on several boats in different states across the US. For the last 10 years he has learned a lot from the best fishermen in the business. After thousands of charters as a mate, Capt. Tyler decided to take the wheel himself, and is looking forward to welcoming you aboard!

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Boat specs

Gulf Stream (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1990, and restored in 2018. Powered by 2 250HP 6bt Cummins 12 valve diesel engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

Length
33 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Penn
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
Tips customary, 15-20%
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
Min. age 8, life vests provided
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 340 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (474)
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Fishing with Tyler
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
95%
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Tim R.
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5 Hr Troll & Bottom trip

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM) on September 19, 2022
Had an awesome trip with Capt Tyler this morning.  Within 45 minutes of shoving off we had limited out on Spanish Mackerel...
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Brian B.
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Fishing with Tyler

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour–Troll & Bottom Fishing (AM) on September 22, 2022
EXCELLENT! Tyler was the captain everyone looks for. Extremely knowledgeable and personable. Every single time he moved our...
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Nichole V.
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (PM) on September 12, 2022
Had an awesome 1st experience! Captain Tyler and 1st mate Allan provided excellent service and assistance. We lost count of...
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Morgan P.
Glen Raven, NC
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Fishing with Tyler

VERIFIED   8 Hour Fishing Adventure on May 11, 2022
We went out on a full 8 hour charter and had and amazing time. The Captain and First mate are extremely knowledgeable and helpful...
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Craig C.
United States
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Great fun!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM) on April 26, 2022
You’ll not be disappointed should you decide to board the “Always Tight” with Captain Tyler, and first mate John.
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FAQs about Always Tight Fishing Charter Destin

Always Tight Fishing Charter Destin offers the following trips to customers:
  • $880 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (PM) (4 hours)
  • $880 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Shark (AM) (4 hours)
  • $880 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Shark (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM) (5 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Trolling (AM) (5 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Trolling (PM) (5 hours)
  • $1,320 per group - 6 Hour–Troll & Bottom Fishing (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,320 per group - 6 Hour–Troll & Bottom Fishing (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,760 per group - 8 Hour Fishing Adventure (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Always Tight Fishing Charter Destin, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Always Tight Fishing Charter Destin include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • First Mate (Tips customary, 15-20%)
  • Fishing License

Always Tight Fishing Charter Destin offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Always Tight Fishing Charter Destin offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Always Tight Fishing Charter Destin include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tarpon
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)