Discover the hidden wonders of the Forgotten Coast with Spin Drift Charters and get ready for an incredible journey! Your guide for the day, Captain Justin Fritz, is a tournament-winning angler with over 10 years of experience in guiding throughout Florida. His guests consider him as a great host who enjoys sharing his love for fishing with others.

Captain Justin has a vast knowledge of feeding and migration patterns as well as which seasons are the best for chasing each species. Having acquired enough experience, understanding this area has become second nature to him. Nothing makes him happier than transferring that passion to new anglers and having them hook their first big fish.

You’ll depart from Destin, aboard an 18’ 9” Egret flats boat. Her shallow draft makes her perfect for stalking skinny waters, giving you an ideal flats fishing experience. She’s equipped with a fishfinder, top-quality Shimano gear, 3 livewells, lures, flys, flyrods, and bait casters. Each trip accommodates 3 guests and they can fish at the same time. The boat runs on a 175 HP Evinrude engine and features a wireless trolling motor and an ice-box.

Your main targets for the day are Redfish, Trout, big Jack Crevalle, and, giving the season, Tarpon. These species are extremely popular due to their elusiveness and are fun to catch for anglers of all ages and skill levels. The captain has professional cameras as well to capture those fun moments.

You’ll also be able to target various other species, such as Snapper, Flounder, Pompano, Bluefish, and Ladyfish. Their size will provide the kids with loads of fun chasing them. This makes it the perfect opportunity for young ones to build their confidence!

The fishing techniques you can use are spinning, jigging, popping, and fly fishing. You get to keep all the fish you catch.

Captain Justin provides everything from fishing gear to snacks and drinks to licenses.

Get ready to fish the Forgotten Coast with Spin Drift Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    Enjoy the morning bite as you target species such as Grouper, Snapper, Snook, Tarpon, Permit, Jack Crevalle, as well as various other hungry species on light spinning gear or fly. Water will be provided in a chilled yeti cooler. Just bring your sunscreen before you go.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $500
    Catch the afternoon bite targeting Snook, Tarpon, Permit, Grouper, Jack Crevalle, Snapper, and many other hungry species. Light snacks and water will be provided in a chilled Yeti cooler and all you need are the essentials such as sunscreen.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Tarpon
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $550
    Some of Captain Justin's most memorable trips are done at night when everything seems to come to life and you have a bigger chance to catch elusive Silver King. As there's no heat on this trip, you won't need any sunscreen. The captain provides water in a Yeti cooler.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $900
    Add some more time to reach better fishing grounds targeting Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon, Mutton Snapper, Black Snapper, Jack Crevalle, and many other species. Captain Justin will provide the rods, tackle, bait, iced down water, and everything else. Just bring some sunscreen and you'll be set to go.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,200
    Enjoy 8 full hours of chasing the famous Grand Slam or filling the kill box full of Snapper, starting out of Destin. The captain will provide all the fishing gear and everything else needed for a great day on the water. All you need to bring is sunscreen.

About the Captain

Justin Fritz
Destin, Florida, United States
1 Customer reviews
Response time 12 hours
Member since April 2021
Born and raised in Florida, Captain Justin's two hobbies growing up were surfing and fishing. As he grew older, he realized that fishing is his real passion. After learning and perfecting his skills for many years, Captain Justin decided to share his knowledge with other anglers and became a licensed captain. He enjoys all types of fishing, especially the challenge of catching with artificial lures and hand-tied flies, which has become his niche. Fishing is Captain Justin's passion and his love for the ocean is what keeps him energized and excited to live each day of his life.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Black Drum Black Drum
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish

Boat specs

Egret (Flats boat) originally built in 1998, and restored in 2020. Powered by a 175HP Evinrude engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of fishing

Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

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

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
You Keep Catch

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Bank Transfer

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Not deep sea fishing !

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on November 23, 2021
Small bout with any option to get out to the deep, only inside the Harbor.very nice guy but didn’t have all the tools, could...
Shon M. does not recommend Spin Drift Charters
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FAQs about Spin Drift Charters

Spin Drift Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - Half Day Trip – Tarpon (4 hours)
  • $900 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

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

Trips booked with Spin Drift Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Spin Drift Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Spin Drift Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Spin Drift Charters include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Black Drum
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon