Apex Charters And Rentals wishes you a warm welcome to Destin, a prime angling destination in Florida. Join Captain James Scott in exploring waters both near and off the shore and have a fishing trip you’ll remember for a long time. There are lots of lovely species to catch and the captain’s an expert, so just pick a day and book your next sea adventure!

Your trip starts on a 28’ Sailfish center console, a boat that has enough space to carry 6 guests. It runs on two 150 HP Yamaha engines, uses full-featured navigation electronics, and is equipped with downriggers, snorkeling gear, and a livewell. The boat’s also got a toilet, wireless trolling motor, and a multimedia system.

Some of the many prized species you can go after include Mahi Mahi, Almaco Jack, Amberjack, Pompano, Red Snapper, and Sailfish. You’ll use both heavy and light tackle to catch, with plenty of techniques to choose from. Try your hand at bottom and deep sea fishing, trolling, jigging, drift fishing, as well as handline fishing. You’re free to keep your catch and kids are more than welcome to come on board.

When it comes to things you’ll need for the trip, just make sure you pack some food and drinks and the captain will take care of everything from gear to licenses to catch cleaning.

Join in and have a trip of your life with Apex Charters And Rentals!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Going Big And Deep
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $925
    It is about to get real. The usual departure is at 6:00 a.m. but clients can slightly modify the start time. You pick the different fish species to target, and the captain will get you on it. The charter will be available to you for the whole day. As different species require different locations, the ride times will vary. You have all the fishing techniques at your disposal and video footage and professional video of your trip are offered as an option.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Offshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat)
    $625
    4 hours of morning fishing. You decide what fish species you'll target and the captain will get you on the fish. 6:00 a.m. is the normal departure time, though it can be slightly adjusted to your needs. Bring sunscreen, drinks, and snacks, and the captain will provide the adventure. Video footage and professional videos are offered as an option.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Offshore (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $625
    Spend 4 hours fishing in the afternoon. Choose what you want to fish and Captain James will take you to it. Although 1:00 p.m. is the normal departure time, you can ask the captain and he'll try to adjust it so it fits your needs better. Just bring some sunscreen, drinks, and food – the captain will provide the adventure. There's also the option of making video footage and professional videos.
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About the Captain

James Scott
Destin, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
44 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2021
Captan James is a longtime angler with a great personality. He loves working outdoors and has a desire to always improve. Charters are extremely work-intensive but can also be very rewarding. He loves to see smiles on his clients' faces, especially the kids. The captain lived in the Philippines for 5 years where he honed his fishing skills. He has the knowledge and the drive to make sure each trip is successful. His main goal is safety first, and a great adventure as a close second.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Jack (Almaco) Jack (Almaco)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Pompano Pompano
Sailfish Sailfish

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Sailfish (Center console) originally built in 2019. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha twin 150s engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 42 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System

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 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
76%
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip – Going Big And Deep on July 11, 2021
We chose Apex Charters because they had great reviews. Captain James was very knowledgeable and worked very hard to put us...
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Pleasantville, OH
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Offshore (AM) on June 29, 2021
We had such a great time (and even better dinner!)! Leading up to the trip, Capt James was in constant contact and very responsive...
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Forsyth, GA
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Offshore (PM) on July 8, 2021
We had the most fun, the catching was not very good on this day, the seas were a little choppy.  Our Captain did a great job...
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Rough seas but wonderful experience

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Offshore (PM) on May 27, 2021
We had an afternoon trip. It was rough from the start, but our captain knew exactly what “I” wanted: “I want my grandsons...
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Larry W.
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Full Day Trip with Capt James - Big Bull Shark

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip – Going Big And Deep on July 13, 2021
Captain James took great care of us! Top notch fishing tackle and boat. Very knowledgeable and personable. He worked...
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FAQs about Apex Charters And Rentals

Apex Charters And Rentals offers the following trips to customers:
  • $625 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Offshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $625 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Offshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $925 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip – Going Big And Deep (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Apex Charters And Rentals, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Apex Charters And Rentals include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Apex Charters And Rentals offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Apex Charters And Rentals offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Apex Charters And Rentals include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Jack (Almaco)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Pompano
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo