Scallywag Charters

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 200HP 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 and in the Gulf. 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, while nearshore charters see you going against the elusive King Mackerel, Red Snapper (during the season), Vermillion Snapper, Grouper and many others. Scallywag also offers specialized catch-and-release Shark fishing trips, although some Shark species may be harvested with a purchase of a Shark Tag.

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
    3/4 Day Trip - Nearshore Gulf (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $900
    up to 4 persons
    + $125
    each additional person
    This 6-hour trip will take you into the nearshore waters of the Gulf. There you will target Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, Mangrove and Red Snapper, and Jack Crevalle. Jacks are catch-and-release only, they're here to provide a good fight!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Shark Fishing (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    $800
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    This trip will take you into the nearshore waters of the Gulf where you'll target the many species of Sharks that live here. Most species are catch-and-release, though you can harvest certain species, provided you own a Shark Tag on your fishing license.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Nearshore Gulf (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $700
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    This trip will take you fishing in the nearshore waters of Fort Walton. What better way to start off your day than going after Red Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish, Vermillion Snapper, and whatever else you run into?
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Nearshore Gulf (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    $700
    up to 4 persons
    + $125
    each additional person
    If you're looking for a nearshore battle, look no further than this 4-hour trip. You'll head out into the teeming nearshore waters, where you'll go after Kingfish, Red and Vermillion Snappers primarily using light tackle.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore Bay (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $600
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    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 Trip - Inshore Bay (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    $600
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    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 Trip - Bowfishing (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    $550
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    On this exciting trip you'll target Cownose Rays, Southern Stingrays, and Spadefish. The main technique of this trip is bowfishing, the captain will supply you with all the required equipment for this adventure.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip - Inshore Kids (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    $475
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    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
Fort Walton Beach, Florida, United States
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3 Customer Reviews
Response time 17 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.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack
Black Drum
Cobia
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Redfish
Sheepshead
Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel

Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Cape Horn (Center console) originally built in 2001. 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
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Bowfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 30 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 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

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

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VERIFIED   June 8, 2015
Enjoyed the trip – good service. Would use Captain Nick again and recommend him.
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