The Soggy Bottom II

Come and explore some of the best fisheries in the world out of Destin with The Soggy Bottom II. Captains JJ Botelho and Adam Schroeder are both experts in fishing the local waters, and they’ll make sure to take you to all the best spots in the area!

You’ll be fishing aboard a 22’ Cape Horn center console boat powered by a single 225 HP Yamaha engine. It can accommodate up to 5 passengers. The boat has the standard navigational electronics, including a Garmin GPS, a fishfinder as well as a VHF radio.

The Soggy Bottom is a locally owned and operated fishing charter. Specializing in customizable bay, gulf, and inshore fishing excursions, all these charters take place on the waterways of the captain’s hometown.

The tackle on board consists of Shimano and Quantum rods and reels, as well as appropriate spinning rods for bottom fishing. Capt. Adam utilizes a variety of bait depending on the season and the species you’d like to target.

Many refer to Destin as the world’s luckiest fishing village, and the captains are committed to showing you why. You’ll target Redfish, Speckled Sea Trout, Sheepshead, Black Drum, Flounder, Kingfish, Amberjack, Cobia, Red Snapper, Grouper, Triggerfish, and many other species, depending on the season.

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. Your fish will be cleaned at the end of the trip for your convenience. All you need to bring is some drinks, snacks, and sunscreen.

Get ready for a fishing adventure of a lifetime, join The Soggy Bottom II, and make some unforgettable memories in Destin waters!



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  • Private trip
    The Best of Both Worlds!
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $1,300
    price breakdown
    $1,300
    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 6 pm. 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 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $1,100
    price breakdown
    $1,100
    This is a 8-hour fishing charter in either the bay, or the gulf. The Captain will contact you a few days before the trip to discuss where the bite is best, and what the weather will be like for the day you've reserved. He'll provide 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 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $840
    price breakdown
    $840
    This is a 6-hour fishing charter in either the bay, or the gulf. The Captain will contact you a few days ahead of time to discuss where the bite is best, depending on the weather conditions. 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, will be provided! All you need to bring is some drinks, snacks, and sunscreen. *CATCH FISH GUARANTEE OR AN EXTRA HOUR FREE!
  • Private trip
    Morning Trip *Capt. Recommended*
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    This is a 5-hour 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 forecast 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 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    This is a Shark fishing charter for those who like to chase a thrill! We target several different species of Shark ranging from 3 feet to sometimes over 10 feet! 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 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $560
    price breakdown
    $560
    This is an afternoon bay or gulf fishing charter. The departure time is flexible, so contact your captain in advance. This trip is also available on 5 or 6-hour charters. All you need to bring is some snacks and drinks, all the fishing equipment will be provided.
  • Private trip
    Bay Fishing Night Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 PM
    $560
    price breakdown
    $560
    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!
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About the Captain

J.J. Botelho
Destin, Florida, United States
6 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
232 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2015
Destin's 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!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder Flounder

Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)

Boat Specs

Cape Horn (Center console) originally built in 2004. Powered by a 250HP Honda engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 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
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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 4% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.70
out of 5 stars from 176 reviews
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Experience
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Angler Rating
135
22
4
3
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
91%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
80%
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