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
    2 Hour Trip – Kids Fishing (2:30PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    $415
    Great for families with younger children or first-timers! These trips are catch and release. Kids Fishing Trips are a great way to introduce your kids to fishing without spending the entire day on the water. We keep the drive as short as possible and fish for whatever is biting best. If preferred we can take spend some time searching for various sea creatures such as dolphins, turtles, sharks, and stingrays or anchor up at Crab Island for a quick swim.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Kids Fishing (4PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $415
    Great for families with younger children or first-timers! These trips are catch and release. Kids Fishing Trips are a great way to introduce your kids to fishing without spending the entire day on the water. We keep the drive as short as possible and fish for whatever is biting best. If preferred we can take spend some time searching for various sea creatures such as dolphins, turtles, sharks, and stingrays or anchor up at Crab Island for a quick swim.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Kids Fishing (3:30PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    $580
    Great for families with younger children or first-timers! These trips are catch and release. Kids Fishing Trips are a great way to introduce your kids to fishing without spending the entire day on the water. We keep the drive as short as possible and fish for whatever is biting best. If preferred we can take spend some time searching for various sea creatures such as dolphins, turtles, sharks, and stingrays or anchor up at Crab Island for a quick swim.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Kids Fishing (7AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $580
    Great for families with younger children or first-timers! These trips are catch and release. Kids Fishing Trips are a great way to introduce your kids to fishing without spending the entire day on the water. We keep the drive as short as possible and fish for whatever is biting best. If preferred we can take spend some time searching for various sea creatures such as dolphins, turtles, sharks, and stingrays or anchor up at Crab Island for a quick swim.
  • Private trip
    3 Hours - Kids Fishing 11:30AM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    $580
    Great for families with younger children or first timers! These trips are catch and release. Kids Fishing Trips are a great way to introduce your kids to fishing without spending the entire day on the water. We keep the drive as short as possbile and fish for whatever is biting best. If preferred we can take spend some time searching for various sea creatures such as dolphins, turtles, sharks and stingrays or anchor up at Crab Island for a quick swim.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Bay Fishing (2:30PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $775
    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
    4 Hours - Bay Fishing 6:30AM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $775
    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
    4 Hours – Bay Fishing 11:30AM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $775
    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
    4 Hour Trip – Bay/Gulf (11:30AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    $850
    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 Shark. 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
    4 Hour Trip – Bay/Gulf (6:30AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $850
    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
    5 Hours - Bay Fishing 11:30AM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $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 Hours - Bay Fishing 6:30AM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $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 Bay or Gulf Fishing 6:30AM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $1,050
    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
    6 Hours - Bay Fishing 11:30AM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $1,175
    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 Hours - Bay Fishing 6:30AM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $1,175
    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 Trip – Bay/Gulf 6:30AM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $1,250
    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, Shark, Snapper, Amberjack, 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
25 Customer reviews
Response time within an 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

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
Want a challenge? Let's do it!
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Radio

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
Keep catch on 4 hour, 5 hour and 6 hour trips
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory
Our 2 & 3 hr kids trips are catch and release

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid unnecessary hassle with carrying extra 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 5% charge will apply.

Not included in the trip

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Bed
Snorkeling Equipment
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 22 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (28)
Kids trip with Captain Jason
Kids trip with Captain Jason
Fishing with Nick
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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
94%
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Jordan M.
Wapakoneta, OH
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

5hr gulf trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Bay or Gulf Fishing 6:30AM on July 4, 2022
We done a 5 hour gulf trip an started the day catching our bait fish and we planned on catching our limit of red snapper so...
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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...
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Tim R.
Gaffney, SC
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  2 Hour Trip – Kids Fishing (4PM) on August 2, 2022
We had an awesome time with Captain Jason.. He was very professional and easy going.. our trip was only Two hours but Jason...
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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   3 Hour Kids Fishing Trip 11:30AM 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...
Samantha D. recommends Scallywag Charters Inshore Fishing
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Thomas P.
Destin, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Five hour trip with Captain Jason

VERIFIED   5 Hour Bay or Gulf Fishing 6:30AM 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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FAQs about Scallywag Charters Inshore Fishing

Scallywag Charters Inshore Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $415 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 2 Hour Trip – Kids Fishing (2:30PM) (2 hours)
  • $415 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 2 Hour Trip – Kids Fishing (4PM) (2 hours)
  • $580 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Kids Fishing (3:30PM) (3 hours)
  • $580 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Kids Fishing (7AM) (3 hours)
  • $580 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hours - Kids Fishing 11:30AM (3 hours)
  • $775 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Bay Fishing (2:30PM) (4 hours)
  • $775 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hours - Bay Fishing 6:30AM (4 hours)
  • $775 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hours – Bay Fishing 11:30AM (4 hours)
  • $850 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Bay/Gulf (11:30AM) (4 hours)
  • $850 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Bay/Gulf (6:30AM) (4 hours)
  • $975 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hours - Bay Fishing 11:30AM (5 hours)
  • $975 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hours - Bay Fishing 6:30AM (5 hours)
  • $1,050 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Bay or Gulf Fishing 6:30AM (5 hours)
  • $1,175 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hours - Bay Fishing 11:30AM (6 hours)
  • $1,175 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hours - Bay Fishing 6:30AM (6 hours)
  • $1,250 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Bay/Gulf 6:30AM (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
  • Radio
  • Life Jackets

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