Scallywag Charters Inshore Fishing

Scallywag Charters caters to anglers of all sizes and skill brackets, whether you’re a seasoned saltwater veteran with a vendetta against a certain species, or a vacationing family without any prior fishing experience, looking to learn a new skill and relax on the Destin waterways.

The boat you will be fishing on is a 22’ Cape Horn Bay Series powered by a 225 Mercury 4-stroke, with a maximum passenger capacity of 6 anglers per trip. The boat is outfitted with a custom tower and features full controls for sight fishing. As for navigational and fish-finding electronics on board, Scallywag carries a top-of-the-line Garmin 740xs chart plotter / sounder combo, fish finder, and radio.

Scallywag Charters specializes in a variety of fishing techniques and methods utilized inside the Choctawhatchee Bay. Inshore trips focus on some of the area’s most popular forage, including Redfish, Seatrout, Sheepshead, and Black Drum.

The prices include all the necessary fishing equipment, as well as live and artificial bait for the day. There are many different species of live bait that you could use, depending on the season, the species you wish to target, and many other factors.

If you’re ready to cast off on a memorable fishing adventure, book a trip with Scallywag Charters and see just how diverse a fishing journey can be! The bay fishing vessel is run by Captain Jason, our inshore specialist. Captain Nick runs the Gulf vessel.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Kids Fishing Charter (2HRS) 12:00PM
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $400
    Great for families with younger children or beginner anglers. Kids fishing charters are a great way to introduce your kids to fishing without spending the entire day on the water. On kids' charters, action is the goal! You will fish for the best biting fish at the time of your trip to ensure maximum fishing time and minimum downtime. These trips are catch and release. You can also take some time on the short drives to various fishing spots to look for dolphins, sea turtles, and other sea life.
  • Private trip
    Kids Fishing Charter (2HRS) 4:30PM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 PM
    $400
    Great for families with younger children or beginner anglers. Kids fishing charters are a great way to introduce your kids to fishing without spending the entire day on the water. On kids' charters, action is the goal! You will fish for the best biting fish at the time of your trip to ensure maximum fishing time and minimum down time. These trips are catch and release. You can also take some time on the short drives to various fishing spots to look for dolphins, sea turtles, and other sea life.
  • Private trip
    Kids Fishing Charter (3HRS) 11:30AM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    $600
    Great for families with younger children or beginner anglers. Kids Fishing Charters are a great way to introduce your kids to fishing without spending the entire day on the water. On kids charters action is our goal! We fish for the best biting fish at the time of your trip to ensure maximum fishing time and minimum down time. These trips are catch and release. We can also take some time on the short drives to various fishing spots to look for dolphins, sea turtles and other sea life.
  • Private trip
    Kids Fishing Charter (3HRS) 12:30PM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $600
    Great for families with younger children or beginner anglers. Kids fishing charters are a great way to introduce your kids to fishing without spending the entire day on the water. On kids' charters, action is the goal! You fish for the best biting fish at the time of your trip to ensure maximum fishing time and minimum downtime. These trips are catch and release. You can also take some time on the short drives to various fishing spots to look for dolphins, sea turtles, and other sea life.
  • Private trip
    Kids Fishing Charter (3HRS) 4:00PM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $600
    Great for families with younger children or beginner anglers. Kids Fishing Charters are a great way to introduce your kids to fishing without spending the entire day on the water. On kids charters action is our goal! We fish for the best biting fish at the time of your trip to ensure maximum fishing time and minimum down time. These trips are catch and release. We can also take some time on the short drives to various fishing spots to look for dolphins, sea turtles and other sea life.
  • Private trip
    Kids Fishing Charter (3HRS) 7:00AM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    Great for families with younger children or beginner anglers. Kids Fishing Charters are a great way to introduce your kids to fishing without spending the entire day on the water. On kids charters action is our goal! We fish for the best biting fish at the time of your trip to ensure maximum fishing time and minimum down time. These trips are catch and release. We can also take some time on the short drives to various fishing spots to look for dolphins, sea turtles and other sea life.
  • Private trip
    Bay Fishing Trip (4HRS) 12:00PM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $800
    This trip will take you to the bountiful inshore waters of the Choctawhatchee Bay and Santa Rosa Sound. You can expect to target gorgeous Redfish, Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, Black Drum, and other various species you might run into. We use light tackle during our charters, making every battle much more exciting!
  • Private trip
    Bay Fishing Trip (4HRS) 12:30PM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    $800
    This trip will take you to the bountiful inshore waters of the Choctawhatchee Bay and Santa Rosa Sound. You can expect to target gorgeous Redfish, Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, Black Drum, and other various species you might run into. The crew uses light tackle during its charters, making every battle much more exciting!
  • Private trip
    Bay Fishing Trip (4HRS) 3:30PM
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $800
    If you're itching for an exciting inshore battle with Bull Redfish, "Gator" Trout, as well as Sheepshead, Black Drum, and others – you're itching for this trip. The captain will provide you with all the necessary equipment. Light tackle is recommended on this trip to get a proper fight out of every fish you hook!
  • Private trip
    Bay Fishing Trip (4HRS) 6:00AM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $800
    If you're itching for an exciting inshore battle with Bull Redfish, "Gator" Trout, as well as Sheepshead, Black Drum, and others – you're itching for this trip. The captain will provide you with all the necessary equipment. Light tackle is recommended on this trip to get a proper fight out of every fish you hook!
  • Private trip
    Bay Fishing Trip (4HRS) 7:00AM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    $800
    If you're itching for an exciting inshore battle with Bull Redfish, "Gator" Trout, as well as Sheepshead, Black Drum, and others – you're itching for this trip. The captain will provide you with all the necessary equipment. Light tackle is recommended on this trip to get a proper fight out of every fish you hook!
  • Private trip
    Bay or Gulf Fishing (4HRS) 11:30AM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    $800
    On these charters we fish Inshore in the Bay or Nearshore in the Gulf. Inshore we typically target Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, Redfish, Trout, and Black Snapper on light tackle with live or artificial bait. On our Gulf trips we target mainly King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Bonito and Sharks. Where you fish will be determined by the weather on the day of the charter depending on weather conditions and where the fish are biting best.
  • Private trip
    Bay or Gulf Fishing (4HRS) 6:00AM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $800
    On these charters we fish Inshore in the Bay or Nearshore in the Gulf. Inshore we typically target Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, Redfish, Trout, and Black Snapper on light tackle with live or artificial bait. On our Gulf trips we target mainly King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Bonito and Sharks. Where you fish will be determined by the weather on the day of the charter depending on weather conditions and where the fish are biting best.
  • Private trip
    Bay Fishing Trip (5HRS) 11:30AM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $1,000
    If you're itching for an exciting inshore battle with Bull Redfish, "Gator" Trout, as well as Sheepshead, Black Drum, and others – you're itching for this trip. The captain will provide you with all the necessary equipment for this trip. Light tackle is recommended on this trip to get a proper fight out of every fish you hook!
  • Private trip
    Bay Fishing Trip (5HRS) 12:00PM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    $1,000
    If you're itching for an exciting inshore battle with Bull Redfish, "Gator" Trout, as well as Sheepshead, Black Drum, and others – you're itching for this trip. The captain will provide you with all the necessary equipment for this trip. Light tackle is recommended on this trip to get a proper fight out of every fish you hook!
  • Private trip
    Bay Fishing Trip (5HRS) 6:00AM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $1,000
    If you're itching for an exciting inshore battle with Bull Redfish, "Gator" Trout, as well as Sheepshead, Black Drum, and others – you're itching for this trip. The captain will provide you with all the necessary equipment for this trip. Light tackle is recommended on this trip to get a proper fight out of every fish you hook!
  • Private trip
    Bay Fishing Trip (5HRS) 7:00AM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    $1,000
    If you're itching for an exciting inshore battle with Bull Redfish, "Gator" Trout, as well as Sheepshead, Black Drum, and others – you're itching for this trip. The captain will provide you with all the necessary equipment for this trip. Light tackle is recommended on this trip to get a proper fight out of every fish you hook!
  • Private trip
    Bay or Gulf Fishing (5HRS) 6:00AM
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $1,000
    On these charters we fish Inshore in the Bay or Nearshore in the Gulf. Inshore we typically target Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, Redfish, Trout, and Black Snapper on light tackle with live or artificial bait. On our Gulf trips we target mainly King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Bonito, Sharks, Snappers, Amberjacks, Triggerfish and more. Where you fish will be determined by the weather on the day of the charter depending on weather conditions and where the fish are biting best.
  • Private trip
    Bay Fishing Trip (6HRS) 11:30AM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $1,200
    If you're itching for an exciting inshore battle with Bull Redfish, "Gator" Trout, as well as Sheepshead, Black Drum, and others – you're itching for this trip. The captain will provide you with all the necessary equipment for this trip. Light tackle is recommended on this trip to get a proper fight out of every fish you hook!
  • Private trip
    Bay Fishing Trip (6HRS) 6:00AM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $1,200
    If you're itching for an exciting inshore battle with Bull Redfish, "Gator" Trout, as well as Sheepshead, Black Drum, and others – you're itching for this trip. The captain will provide you with all the necessary equipment for this trip. Light tackle is recommended on this trip to get a proper fight out of every fish you hook!
  • Private trip
    Bay Fishing Trip (6HRS) 7:00AM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    $1,200
    If you're itching for an exciting inshore battle with Bull Redfish, "Gator" Trout, as well as Sheepshead, Black Drum, and others – you're itching for this trip. The captain will provide you with all the necessary equipment for this trip. Light tackle is recommended on this trip to get a proper fight out of every fish you hook!
  • Private trip
    Bay or Gulf Fishing (6HRS) 6:00AM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $1,200
    On these charters we fish Inshore in the Bay or Nearshore in the Gulf. Inshore we typically target Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, Redfish, Trout, and Black Snapper on light tackle with live or artificial bait. On Gulf trips we target mainly King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Bonito, Sharks, Snappers, Amberjacks, Triggerfish and others. Where you fish will be determined by the weather on the day of the charter depending on weather conditions and where the fish are biting best.
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About the Captain

Nick Kirby
Okaloosa Island, Florida, United States
4 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
18 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since June 2014
I've been fishing the local waters with my father since I was old enough to hold a rod and reel. I am a full time charter boat captain and the owner/operator of Scallywag Charters. We strive to make every trip memorable and will always go the extra mile to ensure your fishing charter is great because we want to be a part of your vacations to Destin, FL.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Flounder Flounder
Ladyfish Ladyfish

Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Cape Horn (Center console) originally built in 2002. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid any additional costs or unnecessary hassle with carrying cash.

No additional fees.
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 16 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (20)
Captain Jason was absolutely AMAZING!
Captain Jason was absolutely AMAZING!
4 hour trip
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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
93%
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Zach F.
Hadar, NE
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

In-shore Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   2 Hour Trip – Kids Sep-May (3PM) on May 24, 2022
It was a fun time. The captain and the boat were great. This whole Destin/Okaloosa Island trip was a reward for my...
Zach F. recommends Scallywag Charters Inshore Fishing
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Samantha D.
WDM, IA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Kids trip with Captain Jason

VERIFIED   NEW  Kids Fishing Charter (3HRS) 12:30PM on June 15, 2022
Captain Jason took us around to several spots, when one didn’t work. Did everything he could to make sure we got some fish...
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Thomas P.
Destin, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Five hour trip with Captain Jason

VERIFIED   NEW  Bay or Gulf Fishing (5HRS) 6:00AM on June 29, 2022
Had a great time.  Captain Jason did everything he could to put us on fish, given the conditions in the gulf.  Had four 15...
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Angela G.
Cajah's Mountain, NC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day with Captain Jason

VERIFIED   NEW  Bay Fishing Trip (4HRS) 6:00AM on June 27, 2022
This was the highlight of our trip! Captain Jason made absolute sure we caught many fish! Everywhere he took us we caught one...
Angela G. recommends Scallywag Charters Inshore Fishing
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Matt C.
Cleveland, TN
Excellent
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Boat
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5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Short trip but great experience

VERIFIED   NEW  Kids Fishing Charter (3HRS) 7:00AM on June 10, 2022
Short 3 hour trip but we had a great time and caught some fish. I would recommend this trip for any young children as they...
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FAQs about Scallywag Charters Inshore Fishing

Scallywag Charters Inshore Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Kids Fishing Charter (2HRS) 12:00PM (2 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Kids Fishing Charter (2HRS) 4:30PM (2 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Kids Fishing Charter (3HRS) 11:30AM (3 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Kids Fishing Charter (3HRS) 12:30PM (3 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Kids Fishing Charter (3HRS) 4:00PM (3 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Kids Fishing Charter (3HRS) 7:00AM (3 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Bay Fishing Trip (4HRS) 7:00AM (4 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Bay or Gulf Fishing (4HRS) 6:00AM (4 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Bay or Gulf Fishing (4HRS) 11:30AM (4 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Bay Fishing Trip (4HRS) 6:00AM (4 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Bay Fishing Trip (4HRS) 3:30PM (4 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Bay Fishing Trip (4HRS) 12:30PM (4 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Bay Fishing Trip (4HRS) 12:00PM (4 hours)
  • $1,000 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Bay Fishing Trip (5HRS) 11:30AM (5 hours)
  • $1,000 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Bay Fishing Trip (5HRS) 12:00PM (5 hours)
  • $1,000 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Bay Fishing Trip (5HRS) 6:00AM (5 hours)
  • $1,000 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Bay Fishing Trip (5HRS) 7:00AM (5 hours)
  • $1,000 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Bay or Gulf Fishing (5HRS) 6:00AM (5 hours)
  • $1,200 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Bay Fishing Trip (6HRS) 11:30AM (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Bay Fishing Trip (6HRS) 6:00AM (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Bay Fishing Trip (6HRS) 7:00AM (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Bay or Gulf Fishing (6HRS) 6:00AM (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Scallywag Charters Inshore Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Scallywag Charters Inshore Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Scallywag Charters Inshore Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Scallywag Charters Inshore Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Want a challenge? Let's do it!)
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping

Top targeted fish species with Scallywag Charters Inshore Fishing include:
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Flounder
  • Ladyfish
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout