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. Just bring sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, and some drinks and snacks. He’ll have a cooler with ice for you to use, so please leave yours behind.

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
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Aug 31
    $675
    price breakdown
    $675
    On this 5 hour trip we can get anywhere we need to in gulf or in the bay, and have a little more fishing time. Depending on the weather and the current patterns of the fish, you’ll target the most consistent bite! This could be Redfish, Trout, Drum, Bluefish, Snapper, Mackerel, Triggerfish, Cobia, and more! Just bring sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, and some drinks and snacks. I’ll have a cooler with ice for you to use so please leave yours behind.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Aug 31
    $540
    price breakdown
    $540
    On this trip we can get anywhere we need to in the gulf or in the bay! Depending on the weather and the current patterns of the fish, we'll target the most consistent bite! This could be Redfish, Trout, Drum, Bluefish, Snapper, Mackerel, Triggerfish, Cobia, and more! I'll have a cooler with ice for you to use so please leave yours behind.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Apr 30 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $540
    price breakdown
    $540
    On this trip we can get anywhere we need to in gulf or in the bay. Depending on the weather and the current patterns of the fish, you’ll target the most consistent bite! This could be Redfish, Trout, Black Drum, Bluefish, Snapper, Mackerel, Triggerfish, Cobia, and more! Just bring sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, and some drinks and snacks. I’ll have a cooler with ice for you to use so please leave yours behind.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Sep 30
    $440
    price breakdown
    $440
    On this shorter afternoon trip we’ll usually stay in the bay and fish docks, bridges, and grass flats. I’ll have a cooler for you to use so please leave yours behind.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Kid’s Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Apr 30 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $295
    price breakdown
    $295
    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 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $295
    price breakdown
    $295
    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.
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About the Captain

Buddy Wilson
Niceville, Florida, United States
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26 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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder

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

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
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 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
92%
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Becca H.
Grand Bay, Alabama
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Kids trip

2 Hour Trip – Kid’s Trip (AM) on October 8, 2020
Our children had been wanting a fishing trip for a few years. We were wanting a charter trip that would let us see how they...
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Half Day with Capt Buddy

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on August 14, 2020
Great experience! Punctual and prepared. We got there, intros were made and we went right to fishing! Capt Buddy made...
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Family Trip w/ Cpt. Buddy

2 Hour Trip – Kid’s Trip (AM) on 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 to...
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Great day

4 Hour Trip (AM) on August 28, 2020
Had really tough conditions, hurricane laura came through earlier in the week so we had no idea what to expect. Really appreciated...
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on 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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