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, Mangrove Snapper, or Trout.

Capt. Buddy will provide you with everything you need to fish – fishing licenses, life jackets, safety gear, tackle, rods, and bait. Just bring sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, and a small cooler with ice with some drinks and snacks.

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 Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $540
    Inshore fishing in Destin covers the areas in and around Choctawhatchee Bay. We fish docks and bridges, backcountry bayous, and shallow grass flats. Most of these areas are surrounded by beautiful scenery and wildlife. All of our trips are kid friendly and great for beginners! We target Redfish, Trout, Mangrove Snapper, Black Drum, Spanish Mackerel and more! Just bring sunglasses, sunscreen, hats, and a small cooler with ice with some snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Mar 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $440
    Inshore fishing in Destin covers the areas in and around Choctawhatchee Bay. We fish docks and bridges, backcountry bayous, and shallow grass flats. Most of these areas are surrounded by beautiful scenery and wildlife. All of our trips are kid friendly and great for beginners! We'll target Redfish, Trout, Mangrove Snapper, Black Drum, Spanish Mackerel, and Red Snapper! Just bring sunglasses, sunscreen, and some snacks and drinks. I’ll have a cooler with ice for you to use so please leave yours behind.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Feb 28 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $440
    Inshore fishing in Destin covers the areas in and around Choctawhatchee Bay. We fish docks and bridges, backcountry bayous, and shallow grass flats. Most of these areas are surrounded by beautiful scenery and wildlife. All of our trips are kid friendly and great for beginners! We'll target Redfish, Trout, Mangrove Snapper, Black Drum, Spanish Mackerel, and Red Snapper! Just bring sunglasses, sunscreen, and some snacks and drinks. I’ll have a cooler with ice for you to use so please leave yours behind.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Kid's Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Mar 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $345
    These trips focus on the kiddos having a good time! Trips are only 2 hours long so you don't have to commit to a half day or more being in the sun. We'll focus on smaller fish that are great for the little ones. Kids can help steer the boat, we can stop by a sandy beach, take a closer look at dolphins, whatever they'd enjoy!
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Kid's Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Feb 28 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $345
    These trips focus on the kiddos having a good time! Trips are only 2 hours long so you don't have to commit to a half day or more being in the sun. We'll focus on smaller fish that are great for the little ones. Kids can help steer the boat, we can stop by a sandy beach, take a closer look at dolphins, whatever they'd enjoy!
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About the Captain

Buddy Wilson
Niceville, Florida, United States
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48 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

Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

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
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
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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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Fun Family Trip with Preteens

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on June 8, 2021
Captain Buddy was so friendly and helpful. Highly recommend this 4 hour fishing trip for families with kids and the experienced...
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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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Half day trip with captain Buddy

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on April 27, 2021
It was a good day. It’s been rough with high winds and tough weather , but Buddy was very upfront about what to expect and...
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Half day with Captain Buddy

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Inshore (AM) on July 7, 2021
Great day with Captain Buddy!  Great boat, convenient, good value and great for first timers.  Buddy was there to help as...
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3 hr kids fishing trip

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip (AM) on April 20, 2021
Fishing with Captain Buddy was an amazing experience. He was very kind and patient with a 7 and soon to be 6 year old with...
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FAQs about Right Side Charters

Right Side Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $345 per group - 2 Hour Kid's Trip (AM) (2 hours)
  • $345 per group - 2 Hour Kid's Trip (PM) (2 hours)
  • $440 per group - 3 Hour Inshore (PM) (3 hours)
  • $440 per group - 3 Hour Inshore (AM) (3 hours)
  • $540 per group - 4 Hour Inshore (AM) (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Right Side Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Right Side Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn)
  • Live Bait (When available)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Right Side Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Right Side Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Right Side Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout