Right Side Charters

Join Right Side Charters for an amazing day on the water! This family-owned charter is based in Destin, the heart of Florida’s fishing scene.

Captain Buddy runs the business with his wife year-round and specializes in private trips for families and friends. Their trips are kid friendly and he loves having them onboard. All skill levels are welcome and Capt. Buddy will gladly show you the basics and teach you how to catch fish on your own.

Hop aboard his 22’ Sea Hunt BX bay boat that’s been recently upgraded with a four-stroke Suzuki engine. This boat is perfect for navigating the area, since it has a much deeper V-hull than similar models. That allows her to cut through waves easily and keep the ride smooth and dry for everyone on board.

With higher sides, the boat is extra safe for kids, while the T-top will keep everyone in the shade. The boat accommodates up to 5 guests if there are children on board. If you’re an all adult group, it’s better to keep it at 4.

Fishing inshore will most likely get you Sheepshead, Flounder, Redfish, Black Drum, or Trout. Going a bit further also brings you to Snapper, Grouper, Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish, and even Mahi Mahi.

Capt. Buddy will provide you with everything you need – fishing licenses, safety gear, tackle, rods, bait, and ice for the fish you decide to keep. Feel free to bring your snacks and drinks, a cooler, and sunscreen (no spray).

Depending on the time of year, the weather, and the fish, no trip is the same and there’s always something exciting going on. Join Right Side Charters and have a day to remember!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    Start your day fishing with Capt. Buddy and learn some new ways to land fish. You'll go after Sheepshead, Redfish, Trout, Snapper, Grouper, and more. Since you get to keep the catch, don't forget to bring a cooler and take it to your favorite restaurant after the trip.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Feb 28
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    This trip will turn a regular afternoon into an unforgettable adventure. Target Mackerel, Black Drum, Flounder, Redfish, Sheepshead, and more in these inshore waters. You don't need to be an experienced angler, just come along with a positive attitude!
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Kid’s Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $250
    price breakdown
    $250
    This adventure is designed specifically for the little ones. You'll stay closer to the shore, in calm waters and target small fish. It's catch and release only, so there's no need to bring your cooler. Fishing equipment is fully covered by the captain.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Kid’s Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Feb 28
    $250
    price breakdown
    $250
    You'll stay in calmer water and close enough to bathrooms in case you need to run in for a quick stop. You'll catch mostly smaller fish that are fun and great for the little ones. These trips are catch and release only. These trips can take up to 4 people unless you have smaller children then the crew can take up to 5.
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About the Captain

Buddy Wilson
Niceville, Florida, United States
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13 Customer Reviews
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Member since March 2020
Born and raised on the Emerald Coast, Captain Buddy Wilson started fishing before he was old enough to remember. Fishing was one of his favorite things to do with his dad. Spending countless hours on the water, he got familiar with all the local fish species and learned the best ways to catch them. Now he gets to show other people how to catch fish and have an amazing day on the water, just like he used to when he was a kid.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)

Boat Specs

Sea Hunt BX (Bay boat) originally built in 2010. Powered by a 150HP Suzuki 4 Stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

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

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning

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 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 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
American Express
Mastercard

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Customer Reviews

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5.00
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Satisfied with the boat
100%
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T M.
Chicago, Illinois
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Family Trip w/ Cpt. Buddy

June 22, 2020
I took my wife and two small boys, 8 YO and 4 YO, on this fun little family trip.  Buddy met us at a small marina close...
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Troy W.
Ocean Springs, MS
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VERIFIED   May 23, 2020
Captain Buddy is a great captain and knows the waters around the area. We had some fun trying to catch some sierra mackerels...
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Jason L.
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VERIFIED   NEW  July 31, 2020
Awesome experience and a great captain! Had a great time fishing for mangrove snapper this morning. Captain Buddy is a super...
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5 hr trip with captain Buddy Wilson

NEW  July 12, 2020
Best charter I have ever been on!! Captain buddy got us on fish immediately. We caught everything from snapper to big amber...
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Katie And Patrick Nicholas
Orlando, Florida
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Half Day Anniversary Fishing!

June 21, 2020
We were visiting the area for our 15th anniversary and on a whim booked a charter boat and this was perfect! Captain Buddy...
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