Emerald Coast Anglers

Legendary Marina Drive
Destin FL, United States

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 four 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. When you return to shore, your catch will be cleaned and filleted.15%-20% gratuity is customary and greatly appreciated.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip Bay/Gulf (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 700
    up to 4 persons
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip Bay/Gulf (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 550
    up to 4 persons
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip Bay/Gulf (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    US$ 550
    up to 4 persons
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Bay Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 425
    up to 4 persons
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Bay Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    US$ 425
    up to 4 persons
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag)

Grouper (Red)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish
Shark (Blacktip)

Sheepshead
Snapper (Red)
Spotted Seatrout
Tuna (Blackfin)

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
4 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
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
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 Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 30 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 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 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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.

About the Captain

Mac Higgins
Destin, Florida, United States
Member since March 2015
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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.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 99%

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Rating Summary
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4.70
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97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Tim Toennies
Pensacola, FL
 5.00
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We caught lunch for 4!

VERIFIED   NEW  September 26, 2018
Spent the morning with Capt. Mac.  After dodging a few rain drops (welcome to Florida), my wife, my sister, her boyfriend...
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Darin Brock
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 5.00
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5 hour trip with Capt. Mac

VERIFIED   June 12, 2018
Capt. Mac was great.  Very accommodating to my 75 year old father and my 2 teen girls.  He is very knowledgeable...
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Timothy Whitworth
Pensacola, FL
 5.00
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Half Day Trip W/ Capt Mac

VERIFIED   June 5, 2018
Had a great day out on the water with my brother and Capt Mac. Capt Mac was on time and very professional. Despite the weather...
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Franklin Hungerford
Marietta, GA
 5.00
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Kids 3 Hour Tour

VERIFIED   April 23, 2018
First let me start by saying that I don’t review at all so getting me to leave a review can only mean two things and...
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Dustan Wilcoxson
Gulf Breeze, Florida
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   August 8, 2018
Highly recommend this trip! He is kind, knowledgeable, extremly helpful without being overbearing and did a great job getting...
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