The Soggy Bottom II

Harbor Boulevard
Destin FL, United States

The Soggy Bottom is a locally owned and operated Destin fishing charter. Specializing in customizable bay, gulf and inshore fishing excursions, all these charters take place on the waterways of the captain’s hometown. You’ll be fishing aboard a 22ft. 2004 Cape Horn powered by a single 225HP Yamaha engine, available for up to 5 passengers per charter. The boat is equipped with the standard in marine and navigational electronics, including a Garmin GPS, fishfinder as well as a VHF radio. It is located at the East Pass Marina on the Destin Harbor, in between The Boathouse and Brotula’s restaurants.

Many refer to Destin as the world’s luckiest fishing village, and the captains at Destin’s Ultimate Guide Service are committed to show you why. You’ll be fishing for some of the Emerald Coast’s and Florida’s favorite game fish, including Redfish, Speckled Sea Trout, Sheepshead, Black Drum, Flounder, Kingfish, Amberjack, Cobia, Red Snapper, Grouper, Triggergish and many other species, depending on the season. And since they are confident in their ability to put you on fish, Soggy Bottom also offers a Catch Fish Guarantee or you get an extra hour added to your trip for free.

The Captain will give you a call a few days ahead of your trip to discuss where the bite is best, and what the weather forecast looks like for the day you’ve reserved. Capt. Adam utilizes a variety of bait depending on the season, and the species you’d like to target, including Croakers, Cigar Minnows, Pilchards, Herrings, Hardtails and more. The tackle on board consists of Shimano and Quantum rods and reels, as well as appropriate spinning rods for bottom fishing.

The trip price includes everything you need for the day including your fish being cleaned at the end of the trip along with ice to keep them cold on the way home. All you are responsible for is your drinks, snacks, and sunscreen.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    The Best of Both Worlds!
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1250
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This is an all day special charter for the serious fishermen. Start by leaving the dock at 6:45 for 5 hours of gulf fishing. We will return to the harbor by noon where the Captain will escort your group to your choice of one of the fine Harborside restaurants from noon-1pm. Then get back after the fish with 5 more hours of great bay fishing. You will return to the dock somewhere around 6pm. This is a long day so make sure to bring lots of drinks, sunscreen, snacks and of course your lucky fishing hat!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Bay/Gulf Charter
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1000
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This is a 8 hr fishing charter in either the bay, or the gulf (your choice) . The Captain will contact you a few days ahead of time to discuss where the bite is best, and what the weather forcast looks like for the day you've reserved. Price includes everything you need for the day including your fish being cleaned at the end of the trip along with ice to keep them cold on the way home! All you are responsible for is your drinks, snacks, and sunscreen. *CATCH FISH GUARANTEE OR AN EXTRA HOUR FREE!
  • Private trip
    Morning 6 Hour Fishing Charter
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 750
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This is a 6 hr fishing charter in either the bay, or the gulf (your choice) . The Captain will contact you a few days ahead of time to discuss where the bite is best, and what the weather forcast looks like for the day you've reserved. Price includes everything you need for the day including your fish being cleaned at the end of the trip along with ice to keep them cold on the way home! All you are responsible for is your drinks, snacks, and sunscreen. *CATCH FISH GUARANTEE OR AN EXTRA HOUR FREE!
  • Private trip
    Morning Trip *Capt. Recommended*
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 625
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This is a 5 hr fishing charter in either the bay, or the gulf (your choice) . The Captain will contact you a few days ahead of time to discuss where the bite is best, and what the weather forcast looks like for the day you've reserved. Price includes everything you need for the day including your fish being cleaned at the end of the trip along with ice to keep them cold on the way home! All you are responsible for is your drinks, snacks, and sunscreen. *CATCH FISH GUARANTEE OR AN EXTRA HOUR FREE!
  • Private trip
    Shark Fishing Charter
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 625
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This is a shark fishing charter for those who like to chase a thrill! We target several different species of sharks ranging from 3 ft to sometimes over 10ft! We know how to put you on some good shark fishing, and if you like catching monsters this is the trip for you! This trip is also available at night!
  • Private trip
    Afternoon Bay/Gulf Charter (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 500
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Afternoon bay or gulf fishing charter. Departure time may vary. This trip is also available in 5 or 6 hour charters.
  • Private trip
    Bay Fishing Night Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    US$ 500
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Not a morning person? The great news about the trout and redfish is they typically feed even better at night! Join our captains for a trip around the Choctawhatchee Bay fishing under the lights for big trout and redfish, as well as flounder and other fun fish! This is bay fishing at its finest!
  • Private trip
    Morning Bay/Gulf Charter (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 500
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Morning bay or gulf fishing charter. Departure time may vary. This trip is also available in 5 or 6 hour charters.
  • Private trip
    Kid's Fun Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 375
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This trip is just for the kids!! Spend a few hours targeting lots of different types of small species of fish that inhabit the local waters. This trip is great for beginner anglers that are just learning to fish. Captain J.J. will turn them into pro anglers in no time! This trip is catch and release and mostly small species of fish are targeted for lots of action to keep the kids having fun!
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder

Grouper (Black)
Grouper (Red)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish

Sheepshead
Snapper (Red)
Spotted Seatrout
Triggerfish (Gray)

Boat Specs

Cape Horn 22 Bay Series (Center console) originally built in 2004. Powered by a 225HP Yamaha 4 Stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
5 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
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Destin to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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 3% fee.

About the Charter Operator

Destin's Ultimate Guide Service
Destin, Florida, United States
Member since March 2015
120
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Destin Ultimate Guide Service is a local company in Destin, Florida. It is operated by Captain JJ Botelho and Captain Adam Schroeder, who are both experts in fishing the local waters. Nothing makes their day more than taking others fishing, especially the kids, and watching their excitement when the bite happens and the fight is on!
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 97%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.72
out of 5 stars from 101 reviews
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
87%
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Blake Neese
Woodstock, GA
 5.00
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Stick to the smaller boats

VERIFIED   September 19, 2018
Oh man what can I say. Have went on several fishing trips in Destin here and this one tops them all. Maybe I was just lucky...
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Wes Allers
Mobile, AL
 5.00
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Half Day Trip w/ Capt. Bobby

VERIFIED   March 30, 2018
Booked a half day trip at the end of March with my 19 and 7 yr old sons while on a family vacation nearby. Even though it was...
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Theodore Staton
Prospect, KY
 5.00
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Morning trip with Capt bobby

VERIFIED   July 18, 2018
Cant say thank you enough to Capt bobby for making sure we caught fish all day. We landed a great mixed bag of fish and had...
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Peter Risenhoover
Hydro, OK
 5.00
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10 hour trip with lunch break with J.J.

VERIFIED   July 25, 2018
Awesome day on the water!  Caught our limits on mingos then focused on big fish. Caught red snapper, cobia, gag grouper,...
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William Napier
Austin, TX
 5.00
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Captain Ben

VERIFIED   June 27, 2018
My son and I try to get a fishing trip in anytime we vacation at any beach, this trip was no different.  We were very...
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