Emerald Coast Anglers

(65) Just booked!
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)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 750
    up to 4 persons
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip Bay/Gulf (AM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 4 persons
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip Bay/Gulf (PM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 4 persons
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Bay Trip (AM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 450
    up to 4 persons
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Bay Trip (PM)
    Just booked!
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    US$ 450
    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 change your booking free of charge up to 14 days before the trip date.
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
65
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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%

Destin Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.74 out of 5 stars from 65 reviews

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Mac, we want to thank you for being such an awesome guide today. We had a great time and you worked well with our two boys and ALL their many questions!! Lol We look forward to a longer trip in the future. It was great getting to know you and enjoy that new baby boy of yours!! The Weger Family

Fished July 14, 2018
Mac Higgins (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 15, 2018

Had a great time getting some groceries with you guys Lacey! Thanks again

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Captain Mac was awesome throughout our last-minute booking and the actual trip. I booked the trip less than 24 hours in advance of the trip and immediately received a call and text from Mac with all the details of the trip.

The day of the trip, he confirmed where I should park, was prompt, supplied bottled water for us, and made sure we had plenty of live bait. Then, he showed his expertise in trolling three “honey holes” (where we caught three king mackerels) before moving to a couple other spots for some bottom fishing (where we caught several varieties of fish including cobia, grouper, red snapper and trigger fish).

The conversation was as good as the bite and Mac kept both 14 year old boys and me thoroughly entertained.

I’d definitely recommend Captain Mac and his charter services!!

Fished July 13, 2018
Mac Higgins (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 15, 2018

Awesome day and even better company. Thanks again guys!!!

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Great trip. Caught some good fish and had a blast.

Fished July 9, 2018
Mac Higgins (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 10, 2018

Pretty work out there yesterday guys! Had a blast!

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Fishing Reports

Gulf Fishing

June 16, 2018

Here in destin the bottom fishing has been very productive. With common catches of red snapper,gag grouper and cobia. Slow trolling has been producing a nice grade of king makeral as well. Look us up on fishingbooker.com and book… Read Full Report →