Emerald Coast Anglers

Emerald Coast Anglers invites you to explore the beautiful waters in Destin, the heart of the Florida Panhandle. Whether you are after a fun time with your family and friends in the bay or want to check the bite inshore in the Gulf, you have found the right place.

Every trip with Captain Mac is a personalized experience. You will be guided through the basics before you make your first cast. Beginner to experienced angler, everyone is welcome to join in the adventure.

No matter which time of year you decide to check the waters of the ‘World’s Luckiest Fishing Village’, there is always something in season and biting. Fish with light tackle in the Choctawhatchee Bay’s grass flats and the waters around the Intracoastal Waterways. Go for Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Flounder. Anchor near local docks and bridges and target Black Drum and Sheepshead.

Or head nine miles out of the Destin Pass if you want something bigger. Troll for King Mackerel, bottom fish for Grouper and Snapper, go after Amberjack, Spanish Mackerel, Red Snapper, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Shark, Black Snapper… and the list just goes on!

Emerald Coast Anglers will take you out aboard a 22’ Sea Hunt center console. The boat can comfortably accommodate up to 2 anglers. Its single 150 HP Yamaha engine can cruise at a top speed of 40 knots and the top-notch navigational and fish finding electronics will aid your search for the fish. The boat is equipped with a toilet and an air-conditioning system for your maximum comfort.

All trips come with quality rods, reels, tackle, lures, and bait, as well as licenses for you and your party. 15%-20% gratuity is customary and greatly appreciated.

Let’s go fishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour Bay Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 30
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Bay Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - May 31
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Bay Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 30
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Bay Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - May 31
    $290
    price breakdown
    $290
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Bay Trip (Mid Morning)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - May 31
    $290
    price breakdown
    $290
  • Private trip
    1 Hour Bay Trip (Mid Morning)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    1 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 30
    $200
    price breakdown
    $200
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About the Captain

Mac Higgins
Destin, Florida, United States
35 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
156 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2015
Captain Mac Higgins grew up on the beautiful Emerald Coast. Mac has had a passion for fishing for as long as he could remember. He then turned his passion into a successful career. Captain Mac’s fishing repertoire includes the waters of the Gulf, around the Intracoastal Waterways, and Choctawhatchee.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Pompano Pompano

Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Sea Hunt (Center console) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

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

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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.68
out of 5 stars from 156 reviews
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3 hour trip
July fishing trip
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Angler Rating
121
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
73%
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Damon K.
Statham, GA
 5.00
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3 hour trip

VERIFIED   July 27, 2020
We left out as soon as we arrived. We found bait and then started going for fish. We had come during a weird time for fishing...
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Justin S.
Windthorst, TX
 4.67
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Good trip even without a lot of fish.

VERIFIED   August 10, 2020
Really wanted to give all 5 stars, but only caught 2 fish that were both too small to keep.  Captain Mac told me when...
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Kendall M.
Millry, AL
 5.00
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   July 31, 2020
With all the rain in the past few days the water was not as clear as normal making for not so optimal fishing.  But even...
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Frank M.
Evergreen, CO
 5.00
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3 hour trip

VERIFIED   August 13, 2020
We only had a few hours for fishing this week.  I contacted Mac about a trip.  A good guide can put you on fish in...
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Gregg G.
Fayetteville, GA
 5.00
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4 hr trip

VERIFIED   July 26, 2020
Capt.  Mac was professional and very informative.  Was a fun day out on the water and will use his services again. ...
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