Fish and Fun Destin - Federally Permitted

If you’re ready to get hooked on fishing in Destin, book a trip with Destin’s Premier Fishing Experience on the newest and nicest boat in the fleet. Our NEW guide for this year is Captain Blake, which means you’ll tap into 20 years of angling experience on the Emerald Coast and is highly respected in the local fishing community!!

These waters are home to Sharks, Mingos, Amberjack, Bluefish, Black Drum, Black Grouper, Red Grouper, King Mackerel (Kingfish), Pompano, Lane Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Red Snapper, Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), and more, depending on the season. On these trips, it’s common to troll and bottom fish using light tackle.

Trips with Destin’s Premier Fishing Experience are fun for all ages, so go ahead and bring the whole family along! Be sure to ask if child-sized life vests are available, otherwise, you should bring your own. Snacks are never a bad idea so that nobody gets grumpy on an empty stomach!

Capt. Blake will bring you aboard a 2023 31’ Sportsman center console with room for 6 passengers. It comes with all the essentials. There’s a toilet on board for your convenience. Rods, reels, and tackle are covered by the charter, along with lures. Live bait is on offer, but it’s good to ask about this so you know if you’ll be catching it yourself.

There’s no need to buy a fishing license, just show up ready for a good time! Be mindful that some species may have special rules or limited seasons. Your captain will help you follow regulations while you fish.

Don’t forget to bring sunblock (non-spray), and sunglasses. Water is included, free of charge. Alcohol is allowed in moderation, so long as you avoid hard liquor as well as glass bottles.

Give yourself something to look forward to and book a trip with Destin’s Premier Fishing Experience!



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  • Private trip
    4 Hour AM Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - May 24
    US $900
    7 AM or 8 AM departure time
  • Private trip
    4 Hour PM Shark Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 15 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US $900
  • Private trip
    4 Hour PM Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US $900
  • Private trip
    5 Hour AM Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 17 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,125
    7 AM or 8 AM departure time
  • Private trip
    5 Hour PM Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $1,125
  • Private trip
    6 Hour AM Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,350
    7 AM or 8 AM departure time
  • Private trip
    8 Hour AM Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,800
    7 AM or 8 AM departure time
  • Private trip
    10 Hour AM Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $2,250
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.5 / 5
out of 5 stars from 58 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.4 / 5
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Caught fish
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Must do in Destin!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (10 AM) on June 3, 2024
What an amazing trip! Captain Blake is super knowledgeable and just all around awesome! Took a trip with my son and his friend...
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Peter J.
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Awesome time!! Captain Blake was EXCELLENT!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (8 AM) on March 29, 2024
Captain Blake kicked ass! This was our first time fishing in deep waters like this and Blake guided us through it...
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Riley E.
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Fishing Frenzy for the Family

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (2 PM) on March 13, 2024
Best experience on a charter boat ever! We had 3 young kids, couldn’t have asked for a better boat Captain in Blake! Hands...
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Joel R.
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Destin Gulf Fishing

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour AM Trip on July 11, 2024
Blake was great. He worked hard to keep us on fish. We had bites and caught fish all morning. Boat was as advertised. Smooth...
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Tyler B.
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Great family trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (10 AM) on June 4, 2024
We had a great time with Captain Blake! The boat was nice and clean, and fun to ride in. Blake knew all the spots and put us...
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FAQs about Fish and Fun Destin - Federally Permitted

Fish and Fun Destin - Federally Permitted offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $900 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour AM Trip (4 hours)
  • US $900 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour PM Shark Trip (4 hours)
  • US $900 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour PM Trip (4 hours)
  • US $1,125 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour AM Trip (5 hours)
  • US $1,125 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour PM Trip (5 hours)
  • US $1,350 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour AM Trip (6 hours)
  • US $1,800 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour AM Trip (8 hours)
  • US $2,250 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - 10 Hour AM Trip (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Fish and Fun Destin - Federally Permitted, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Enclosed
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed Enclosed where head located
  • Live Bait Well
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Fish and Fun Destin - Federally Permitted include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Alcohol allowed but not included; water)
  • Fishing License

Fish and Fun Destin - Federally Permitted offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Fish and Fun Destin - Federally Permitted offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Fish and Fun Destin - Federally Permitted include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Scamp)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Triggerfish (Gray)

Meet the Charter Operator

Holloway Yacht Charters, LLC
Destin, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & license verified
58 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2021
I am from Montgomery, AL and attended Auburn University. I received my degrees in Finance and International Business and also received my MBA directed in Finance. After college, I ran hospital revenue cycles until I lost the drive to continue in that career after my father's passing so I moved to the beach and started a yacht charter business. We currently own a 75' Princess and operate a 60' Neptunus. We ordered the 31' Sportsman in July 2022 and it finally arrived in March 2023. We strive to add a family fun fishing and adventure experience that will go with our yacht charter service!
Our Team
Ty J.
Captain
Blake R.
Captain

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper

Boat specs

Sportsman (Center console) originally built in 2023. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Enclosed
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Enclosed where head located
Live Bait Well
Refrigerator

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Alcohol allowed but not included; water
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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