Captain Nick Kirby 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.

Scallywag Charters is a 22’ Cape Horn Bay Series powered by a 200 HP Yamaha, with a maximum passenger capacity of 6 anglers per trip. The boat is outfitted with a custom tower and features full controls for both sight fishing as well as bowfishing. As for navigational and fish-finding electronics on board, Scallywag carries a top of the line Garmin 740xs chartplotter-sounder combo, fishfinder, and radio.

Captain Kirby specializes in a variety of fishing techniques and methods utilized inside the Choctawhatchee Bay. On bowfishing trips, you’ll usually target the likes of Cownose rays, Southern Stingrays, Spadefish, and more. Inshore trips focus on some of the area’s most popular forage, including Redfish, Sea Trout, Sheepshead, and Black Drum.

The prices include all the necessary fishing equipment, as well as both live and artificial bait for the day. There are many different species of live bait that you could be using, depending on the season, the species you wish to target, and many other factors. That’s why it’s not uncommon for Nick to be utilizing more than half a dozen different live bait species during the same trip.

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!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Inshore Bay Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $975
    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
    6 Hour Inshore Bay Fishing (copy)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    $975
    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
    5 Hour Inshore Bay Fishing
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    $825
    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
    5 Hour Inshore Bay Fishing (copy)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $825
    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
    Half Day – Inshore Bay (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $675
    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
    Half Day – Inshore Bay (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    $675
    This trip will take you to the bountiful inshore waters of Fort Walton where you'll go after the gorgeous Redfish, Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, Black Drum, and others you run into. Using light tackle will make every battle much more exciting!
  • Private trip
    3 Hour – Inshore Kids (4 PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $550
    Great for a family with younger children or beginner anglers. Kid Charters are shorter in length and leave later in the afternoon. On these charters, you will try to catch both edible and inedible fish to demonstrate how rewarding it can be to keep a gorgeous fish!
  • Private trip
    3 Hour – Inshore Kids (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    Great for a family with younger children or beginner anglers. Kid Charters are shorter in length and leave later in the morning/early afternoon. On these charters you will try to catch both edible and inedible fish to demonstrate how rewarding it can be to keep a gorgeous fish!
  • Private trip
    3 Hour – Inshore Kids (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    $550
    Great for a family with younger children or beginner anglers. Kid Charters are shorter in length and leave later in the morning/early afternoon. On these charters you will try to catch both edible and inedible fish to demonstrate how rewarding it can be to keep a gorgeous fish!
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About the Captain

Nick Kirby
Okaloosa Island, Florida, United States
3 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
4 Customer Reviews
Response time 8 hours
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. Fishing with Scallywag Charters you will always be treated courteously and like family and that is what sets us ahead of the rest.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Flounder Flounder
Ladyfish Ladyfish

Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
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
Bowfishing

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

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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Recent Fishing Reports

Catch of the Day!
Catch of the Day!
June 2, 2021
Here are some of our most recent catches inshore in the Choctawhatchee Bay and around the Destin Harbor at Scallywag Charters! This is a taste of what to expect when fishing on our charters in the summer months. Fun for all ages! These were on our 3 hour kids fishing trips and 4-5 hour inshore bay fishing trips. These fishing trips were run in the morning, midday and late afternoon times.

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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day – Inshore Bay (AM) on June 4, 2021
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VERIFIED   Half Day – Inshore Bay (AM) on June 8, 2015
Enjoyed the trip – good service. Would use Captain Nick again and recommend him.
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FAQs about Scallywag Charters

Scallywag Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $550 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour – Inshore Kids (4 PM) (3 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour – Inshore Kids (AM) (3 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour – Inshore Kids (PM) (3 hours)
  • $675 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - Half Day – Inshore Bay (AM) (4 hours)
  • $675 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - Half Day – Inshore Bay (PM) (4 hours)
  • $825 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Inshore Bay Fishing (5 hours)
  • $825 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Inshore Bay Fishing (copy) (5 hours)
  • $975 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Inshore Bay Fishing (6 hours)
  • $975 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Inshore Bay Fishing (copy) (6 hours)

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

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

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

Scallywag Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Want a challenge? Let's do it!)
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Bowfishing (Stingrays and Sheepshead)

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