Destin Bay Fishing Charters

There’s a reason why Destin is such a famous fishing town, and you can find out on a trip with Destin Bay Fishing Charters! Captain Wes Nelson has over 10 years of fishing experience, and he’ll be glad to take you to all the honey holes and secret spots. He’ll make sure you’re treated right and have a great time.

Explore the flats and backcountry waters on Capt. Wes’s 24’ Skeeter bay boat that accommodates up to 6 anglers. It’s powered by a 300 HP Yamaha engine, so it can develop some serious speed, taking you to the fishing grounds in no time! And with a wireless trolling motor on board, you’ll get to sneak up on all those fearful fish without spooking them.

The waters out of Destin are known to be some of the most prolific in the world. The natural views are stunning, and the wildlife is abundant. There’s a variety of fish species that inhabit these waters, so you’ll get a chance to hook the likes of Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, Flounder, Bluefish, Ladyfish, Spanish Mackerel, Sheepshead, Snapper, Tarpon, and Jack Crevalle.

Capt. Wes will have everything you need ready when you come aboard – rods, reel, tackle, as well as live bait and artificial lures. You’ll be doing light tackle fishing in the shallow waters of Destin. He’ll be more than happy to clean and fillet your catch, so you’ll get to taste the fruits of your labor upon your return to shore.

Kids are welcome to join in on the fun, and Capt. Wes loves teaching them all about fishing! If you want to turn this into a fun family outing, feel free to bring them along. Make sure to pack some sunscreen, as well as something to eat and drink, and come see what all the fuss is about!

Book a trip now, and enjoy a day of fishing under the Floridian sun with Destin Bay Fishing Charters!



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  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Jul 31
    $810
    price breakdown
    $810
    If you're looking to spend a few more hours on the prolific waters of Destin, this is the trip to book! You'll head out in search of prized species like Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, Flounder, Bluefish, Ladyfish, Spanish Mackerel, Sheepshead, Snapper, Tarpon, and Jack Crevalle. The captain will have all the equipment ready for you, just bring some sunscreen, some food and drinks, and you're ready! The departure time is flexible, so just contact the captain for more information.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Jul 31
    $675
    price breakdown
    $675
    Explore the inshore waters out of Destin, and enjoy a day of fun under the Floridian sun. You'll get the chance to hook a variety of species, including Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, Flounder, Bluefish, Ladyfish, Spanish Mackerel, Sheepshead, Snapper, Tarpon, and Jack Crevalle. All the fishing gear will be provided for you, just pack some food and drinks, some sunscreen, and you're all set! The departure time is flexible, just contact the captain for more information.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Jul 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun)
    $540
    price breakdown
    $540
    Come out on a 4-hour trip in the shallow waters out of Destin, and see just how prolific this fishery really is. You'll go after the likes of Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, Flounder, Bluefish, Ladyfish, Spanish Mackerel, Sheepshead, Snapper, Tarpon, and Jack Crevalle. The captain will provide you with all the necessary equipment, just bring sunscreen and some snacks. The departure time is flexible, just contact the captain for more information.
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About the Captain

Wes Nelson
Destin, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
5 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since June 2020
Captain Wes has been running charters for over 10 years, and he's still in love with it. He loves fishing and taking people out to show them a good time on the water. He enjoys taking families and kids out, and loves seeing the smiles on their faces after reeling in a big one.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bluefish Bluefish
Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Ladyfish Ladyfish

Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Skeeter (Bay boat) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the dates of your booking.

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 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Checks
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.73
out of 5 stars from 5 reviews
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Wes rocks!
Wes rocks!
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
75%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
75%
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Jeffrey M.
Seymour, TN
 5.00
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Wes rocks!

VERIFIED   July 19, 2020
Battled the slots and missed a big one, but had a blast. Wes is super cool. We had fun. He is a good man and puts you on them,...
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Ana M.
Destin, FL
 5.00
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   July 13, 2020
We had a great day with Captain Wes! Our four teen boys loved every minute of the trip. Captain Wes provided our group a wonderful...
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Darrick F.
Pensacola, FL
 4.67
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Beautiful morning for fishing

VERIFIED   July 19, 2020
We had a good time out today with Captain Wess, he was a nice person to be out on the water with, knowledgeable and helpful...
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Matt H.
 4.67
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   July 22, 2020
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Harry F.
Bigbee Valley, MS
 4.33
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4 hour with Wes

VERIFIED   July 29, 2020
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