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.



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  • Private trip
    8 Hour Fishing Adventure
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,600
    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!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour–Troll & Bottom Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,200
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,200
    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
    4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    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
    4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $800
    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 – Trolling (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    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
    4 Hour Trip – Trolling (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $800
    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
    3 Hour Family Combo (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    This is a great way to mix light fishing into your holiday. You can see the attractions of Destin harbor from the boat and see dolphins in the emerald green waters of the beautiful gulf coast. Trolling for Mackerel is done during the later part of the trip, in the pass. Fishing gear and license are included, you only need to bring snacks if you wish, and sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Family Combo (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $650
    This trip mixes up dolphin sightseeing with light trolling for Mackerel, perfect for children. You'll see the harbor from the boat too. You can bring snacks and drinks, which can go into the captain's cooler. All fishing gear and licenses are provided. Remember to bring sunscreen and sunglasses with you. This trip is great for squeezing some time on the water into your busy vacation.
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About the Captain

Tyler Allen
Destin, Florida, United States
5 Fishing Reports
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228 Customer Reviews
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Member since March 2019
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

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tarpon Tarpon
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)

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
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
American Express

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

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Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
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VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour–Troll & Bottom Fishing (PM) on June 7, 2021
Trip got canceled on June 7th due to conditions. Rescheduled for the 11th started out at the 1pm 6 hour trip and while catching...
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6 hr afternoon trip

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour–Troll & Bottom Fishing (PM) on May 28, 2021
We had the BEST experience with Captain Tyler and Always Tight Fishing Charters. He even offered to leave a couple hrs early...
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West Bend, WI
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6 hr trip AM with Captain Tyler

VERIFIED   6 Hour–Troll & Bottom Fishing (AM) on March 29, 2021
Wow!! Never know what to expect when booking a charter boat. Always Tight, Captain Tyler and Cameron took all the uneasiness...
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Parker, CO
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Great Experience!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (PM) on March 14, 2021
I had never booked a private fishing charter before, but Captain Tyler and his 1st Mate made our first time a great experience...
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FAQs about Always Tight Fishing Charter Destin

Always Tight Fishing Charter Destin offers the following trips to customers:
  • $650 per group - 3 Hour Family Combo (PM) (3 hours)
  • $650 per group - 3 Hour Family Combo (AM) (3 hours)
  • $800 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (PM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Trolling (AM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Trolling (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 6 Hour–Troll & Bottom Fishing (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 6 Hour–Troll & Bottom Fishing (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,600 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

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)