Destin Backcountry Fishing specializes in showing their clients the best time in the ‘World’s Luckiest Fishing Village’. The crew has the ability and talent to put you on top of the hottest bite. Join them on your next Destin vacation and have a trip of a lifetime!

Whichever fishing trip you have in mind, just let your captain know and he will work hard to make it happen. Check the bite on the shallow flats and back bay for Spanish Mackerel, Redfish, Black Drum, Flounder, Sheepshead, and Speckled Trout. Test the water around docks, bridges, and shallow grass flats. You will be using light tackle and live baits.

If the weather cooperates, make a run to the area’s many wrecks. Target Snapper, Triggerfish, Grouper, King Mackerel, Jacks, and many more using cut and live baits.

Destin Backcountry Fishing will take you out aboard a 22’ Sea Hunt center console. This is a seaworthy boat, which comes powered by a 150 HP Yamaha engine with a top cruising speed of 30 knots. There is plenty of fishing space for up to six anglers.

The versatile boat performs well on both shallow flats and offshore waters. It is outfitted with many professional accessories and electronics to save your time while searching for fish. All aboard!

The trips come with all the licenses needed, as well as quality gear, tackle, and bait. When you return to shore with your ‘catch of the day’, it will be cleaned, filleted, and freezer bagged.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 hour Trip - Afternoon
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - May 1
    $810
    Depending on the weather and your personal preferences, you will be able to fish in the Gulf or on the waters of the bay for Snapper, Mackerel, Trout, Redfish, Triggerfish, and many more.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Morning
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - May 1
    $810
    Depending on the weather and your personal preferences, you will be able to fish in the Gulf or on the waters of the bay for Snapper, Mackerel, Trout, Redfish, Triggerfish, and many more.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip Afternoon
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - May 1
    $675
    Depending on the weather and your personal preferences, you will be able to fish in the Gulf or on the waters of the bay for Snapper, Mackerel, Trout, Redfish, Triggerfish, and many more.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip- Morning
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - May 1
    $675
    Depending on the weather and your personal preferences, you will be able to fish in the Gulf or on the waters of the bay for Snapper, Mackerel, Trout, Redfish, Triggerfish, and many more.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Morning
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $540
    Destin Backcountry Fishing is flexible and can cater to your specific needs. Fish the bays and flats for a variety of inshore species or head out for some Snapper, Jacks, Triggerfish, and Grouper.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip Afternoon
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $540
    Depending on the weather and your personal preferences, you will be able to fish in the Gulf or on the waters of the bay for Snapper, Mackerel, Trout, Redfish, Triggerfish, and many more.
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About the Captain

Taylor Waterfield
Destin, Florida, United States
8 Fishing Reports
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144 Customer Reviews
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Member since March 2015
I was born in Destin, Florida, a place built around saltwater charter and commercial fishing. I have always loved to fish and began learning from Destin's best fishermen as early as I could get someone to take me on a boat.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)

Boat Specs

Sea Hunt (Center console) originally built in 2012. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
23 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
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Spearfishing
Flounder Gigging
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 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 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 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
PayPal
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
74%
Friendly captain
88%
Recommend this charter
79%
Appropriate for children
88%
Satisfied with the boat
89%
Catch intended fish
68%
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Artie L.
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1/2 day Inshore

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip - Morning on March 31, 2021
Capt. Chip was our guide for the morning and it was a stunning day. Seas laid down a bit so we ran a few miles out to the reef....
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Winder, GA
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Half Day trip with Justin

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip - Morning on July 6, 2020
Our first family fishing trip and we’re all inexperienced. This was a Father’s Day gift and one that my husband was very...
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Tom Bean, TX
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4 Hour trip with Captain Conner

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip Afternoon on April 29, 2021
We spent a great afternoon fishing. The weather was great. We caught a big variety of fish but not many of any of them. You...
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4 hour trip with Captain Justin Jones

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip Afternoon on May 28, 2020
We went on a 4 hour afternoon trip with Captain Justin Jones who turned out to be a great guy.  My Son and I are inexperienced...
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Ryan N.
Destin, Florida
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5 hour trip with Conner on 4/7/21

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip- Morning on April 7, 2021
Had a great time.  Conner was very helpful and attentive to everyone onboard.  We had three kids with us (plus 3 adults)...
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FAQs about Destin Backcountry Fishing

Destin Backcountry Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $540 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip - Morning (4 hours)
  • $540 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip Afternoon (4 hours)
  • $675 per group - 5 Hour Trip Afternoon (5 hours)
  • $675 per group - 5 Hour Trip- Morning (5 hours)
  • $810 per group - 6 hour Trip - Afternoon (6 hours)
  • $810 per group - 6 Hour Trip - Morning (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Destin Backcountry Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Destin Backcountry Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Destin Backcountry Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Destin Backcountry Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Spearfishing
  • Flounder Gigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Destin Backcountry Fishing include:
  • Amberjack
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Speckled Trout
  • Triggerfish (Gray)