On The Bite Fishing Charters is an award-winning Destin fishing charter that caters to anglers and groups of various ages, skill levels, and preferences. Captain Scott Whitehurst has been named Captain of the Year at the Destin Fishing Rodeo many times and won a variety of prizes for all kinds of species over the years. With over 40 years of experience fishing the local waters and over 20 years being a captain, he is a great choice for any group wanting to experience Destin Fishing to its fullest!

You will spend the trip aboard the captain’s newly restored, 23’ SeaPro center console, powered by a 200 HP Yamaha outboard. It has the maximum capacity of 4 guests and, deepening on the weather, fishing technique, and targeted species, between 2 and 4 of them can fish at the same time. The boat features navigation and fish finding electronics, wireless trolling motor, a live bait tank, and all the necessary safety equipment.

Fishing equipment and everything else you need to fish will be provided by the captain. You’ll be using top-notch Penn rod and reel combos, the chatter will cover the daily fishing license, and live bait. Depending on the season and bait itself, live bait may carry an additional cost. This will be arranged with the captain ahead of the trip.

There is no minimum age for kids. However, the captain typically recommends that kids joining in on the trips be at least 4 years old. Life jackets are provided for kids 6 and up and parents need to bring appropriate life jackets for kids younger than that. Small kids have to be under parental supervision. 

Water, ice, and a cooler for food and drinks are also provided on board. Customers should pack food, drinks, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a cooler for the catch. Also, dress for the season you’re fishing in.

Now if you already have a date in mind and have found an opening in the captain’s calendar, book a trip today and start planning your Destin fishing adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Nov 7
    $1,225
    Designed with the most avid anglers in mind, this trip will allow you to fish to your heart’s content. You’ll have plenty of time to explore all of the captain’s favorite spots, discovered over his decades-long career and target any species swimming in these waters. Some of the options are species such as Sailfish, Tarpon, Kingfish, and Red Snapper.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Nov 7
    $935
    Compared to the half-day trip, this option will allow you to get more specific about the species you’d like to target and give you more chances at a catch you’ll be proud about. Visit the nearshore hotspots and target local favorites such as Red Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and Kingfish.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Nov 7
    $635
    This trip is a great option for anglers new to the sport and groups looking to get familiar with the local fishing. Depending on the weather conditions, this trip will take you to explore both the bay and the Gulf fishing grounds. The main species targeted on this trip are Spotted Seatrout, Spanish Mackerel, and Red Snapper.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $480
    Great for young kids to check out how they like fishing. This trip will typically be focused on fishing in the bay or right out of the pass. The focus is not on the keeper fish but instead on keeping the kids entertained and engaged!

About the Captain

Scott Whitehurst
Fort Walton Beach, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
1 Customer Reviews
Response time 6 hours
Member since September 2019
I am from Destin/Ft. Walton area and have been fishing these waters since I was a little boy. I help people make fishing memories that will last a lifetime. I love to fish and was good at it before I became a Captain. Found out taking friends didn't pay! I fish the Gulf and the bay each depending on weather conditions or my customer preferences. I love live bait fishing with my customers and I know where the fish are!

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bonito Bonito
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Pompano Pompano

Redfish Redfish
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon
Triggerfish (Gray) Gray Triggerfish

Boat Specs

SeaPro (Center console) originally built in 2003, and restored in 2019. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Checks

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FAQs about On The Bite Fishing Charters

On The Bite Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $430 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - 3 Hour Trip (3 hours)
  • $575 per group, additional $60 per person after 1 guest - 4 Hour Trip (4 hours)
  • $865 per group, additional $70 per person after 1 guest - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,150 per group, additional $75 per person after 1 guest - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with On The Bite Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box (fish box and cooler but most customer bring cooler)

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

On The Bite Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

On The Bite Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with On The Bite Fishing Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Bonito
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon
  • Triggerfish (Gray)