The Gulf’s offshore waters offer fishing like no other. They’re home to a wide variety of species that provide great sportfishing opportunities, and Captain Jeremy will make sure you have a memorable time on the water.

His 31’ Pursuit cruiser is the perfect machine for fishing in the deep. Not only is it spacious and comfortable but its engine packs a punch too. It’s twin 250 HP Yamaha engines will drive you out into the offshore waters in no time at all hitting up to 45 knots. That means more fishing time!

Like we said, there’s a great range of species here. Expect your hooks to latch onto the likes of Mahi Mahi, Red Snapper, King Mackerel, Gray Triggerfish, Yellowfin Tuna, and a range of Shark with Mako being a particularly frequent catch. Captain Jeremy has light and heavy tackle to get the job done including trusted brands such as Shimano, Penn, and Daiwa.

He can buy your live bait for you or catch it for you if you choose to fish with it. These saltwater fish sure are tasty so he’ll clean them for you once the trip is over. A fishing license is also provided for you so there’s no need to think about that once you’ve booked your excursion. Water is provided, so take some soft drinks of your own if you wish as well as some food (no glass bottles though).

This is a true sport fishing paradise and Captain Jeremy is a proven master of pulling them in. So what are you waiting for? Hit the open water and enjoy the excellent challenge that awaits you.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    10 hr
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,900
    For those of you who’s passion is to fish in the deep, then take this opportunity to head over 9 miles out into federal waters. The potential catches really are limitless when you start to hit up this area of the sea! Those who have been on previous excursions tend to come home with the likes of Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, Yellowfin Tuna, Shark, as well as much more.
  • Private trip
    8 Hr trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,600
    If you've already got some offshore fishing experience under your belt thenis a great trip to keep your streak going. A whole 8 hours on the water is enough time to reel in a great range of fish. You can expect to collect Red Snapper, Gray Triggerfish, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, as well as a range of Shark on this cruise around the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,200
    Why not take an extra hour to get that little bit extra done. You may be waiting all morning for that Mahi Mahi or Mako Shark to just take the bite only for that wait to go on. With an extra hour, anything can happen. Make sure you return to the shore with full bags so you can squeeze every last fish into your pan and then to the freezer.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    Offshore fishing is a whole different ball game to some gentle spinning on a lake. If it's something new to you then this is a great gateway into it. Captain Wally shall take you into the Gulf of Mexico’s waters and show the ropes on how to pull in a big one such as Mahi Mahi or Yellowfin Tuna on this deep sea adventure.
  • Private trip
    Afternoon
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $1,000
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About the Charter Operator

Backcountry Outfitters Destin
Shalimar, Florida, United States
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17 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since March 2020
Captain Jeremy Ruskowski has been fishing for over 15 years. He’s was born and raised in Destin so he knows all of the local hot spots to give you a successful day out on the water. Despite ,aomly sticking to the nearshore waters he’s still capable of reeling in the big sport fish such as Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, and Shark. So if you have one of these on your bucket list you know who to call.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Shark (Mako) Mako Shark

Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Triggerfish (Gray) Gray Triggerfish

Boat Specs

Pursuit (Center console) originally built in 2007, and restored in 2011. Powered by 2 250HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

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Customer Reviews

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Drew S.
Kansas City, Missouri
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Limit of Red Snapper!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip on June 16, 2021
The boat, fishing equipment, and guide successfully took our family 25 miles offshore to fish in 150+ foot of water and caught...
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Jack P.
United States
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Half Day Trip w/ Jeremy

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip on August 5, 2021
Jeremy was more than we could’ve asked for. Great with kids, very experienced guide, and I’m positive we couldn’t have...
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Tulsa, OK
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Trip with Captain Jeremy

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on July 21, 2021
We booked this fishing trip during our family vacation which included four adults and two 12 year old girls! Jeremy was...
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On the sea with Captain Jeremy

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip on August 12, 2021
Strongly recommend Capt Jeremy to anyone looking to catch fish!  He knew the exact spots to hit for different fish and was...
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5 Hour Trip with Captain Jeremy

VERIFIED   Afternoon on July 27, 2021
Had a great 5 hour trip with Captain Jeremy. Limited out on Red Snapper, caught a handful of Mackerel, and a handful of other...
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FAQs about Backcountry Outfitters Destin

Backcountry Outfitters Destin offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,000 per group - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Afternoon (5 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,600 per group - 8 Hr trip (8 hours)
  • $1,900 per group - 10 hr (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Backcountry Outfitters Destin, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Backcountry Outfitters Destin include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Bring your own special drinks and snacks. H2o only)
  • Fishing License

Backcountry Outfitters Destin offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Backcountry Outfitters Destin offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Backcountry Outfitters Destin include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Shark (Mako)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Triggerfish (Gray)