Emerald Coast Outfitters

Join Emerald Coast Outfitters in Destin, Florida, whose emerald waters have inspired many anglers! Experience the versatility of Florida inshore fishing in Choctawhatchee Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.

Step aboard a 22’ Cape Horn bay boat, originally built in 2002 and powered by a 200 HP Yamaha engine. Equipped with GPS, a fishfinder, a live bait tank, and a wireless trolling motor, this vessel is prepared to take you anywhere from the flats to the Gulf. There’s room for five passengers on board and children are welcome!

Meet your captain and charter owner, Nicky Harvell. He was born and raised along these waters and has more than 10 years of experience as a guide. With him you can venture nine miles from shore and experience deep sea fishing without being stranded at deep sea at all! Hook some of Florida’s tastiest fish, such as Snappers and Groupers; then be home in time to cook them up for dinner! When the season’s right, you can chase after Tarpon, too. Or enjoy trolling the bay for Speckled Trout, Spanish Mackerel, Redfish, Flounder, and more.

Emerald Coast Outfitters provides a fishing license, rods, reels, tackle, and live bait. You keep your catch and can ask Capt. Nicky to clean and fillet it for you!

Book today and become one of the many happy anglers who have enjoyed fishing in Destin with Capt. Nicky!

Afternoon departure times may vary slightly depending on morning trips booked on the day.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Tarpon (MAX 3)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 15 Aug
    US$ 875
    up to 5 persons
    **3 PASSENGER MAXIMUM** Come experience the thrill of capturing the worlds greatest sportfish, the Silver King. This is a catch and release only charter where we will specifically target Tarpon for the duration of the trip.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Summer/Fall (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 31 Oct
    US$ 750
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Summer/Fall (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 31 Oct
    US$ 750
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Winter/Spring (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Nov - 31 Mar
    US$ 750
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Winter/Spring (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Nov - 31 Mar
    US$ 750
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Winter/Spring (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Nov - 31 Mar
    US$ 625
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Winter/Spring (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Nov - 31 Mar
    US$ 625
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Summer/Fall (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 31 Oct
    US$ 600
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Summer/Fall (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 31 Oct
    US$ 600
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Summer/Fall (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 31 Oct
    US$ 500
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Summer/Fall (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 31 Oct
    US$ 500
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Winter/Spring (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Nov - 31 Mar
    US$ 500
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Winter/Spring (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Nov - 31 Mar
    US$ 500
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip - Winter/Spring (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Nov - 31 Mar
    US$ 450
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip - Summer/Fall (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 31 Oct
    US$ 400
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip Winter/Spring (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Nov - 31 Mar
    US$ 375
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Departure time may vary, depending on morning trips
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Cobia
Grouper (Gag)
Jack Crevalle

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Pompano
Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Cape Horn (Center console) originally built in 2002. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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 3.5% fee.

About the Charter Operator

Nicky Harvell's Emerald Coast Outfitters
Destin, Florida, United States
Member since July 2015
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Capt. Nicky Harvell is born and raised right here in Destin, Florida, fishing its waters since he was a boy. He has been a professional guide for more than 10 years. Whether you are a first-time angler or a seasoned pro, you're invited to come fish with the best!
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 94%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.59
out of 5 stars from 45 reviews
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4 hour trip with Capt. Nicky Harvell
4 hour trip with Capt. Nicky Harvell
1\/2 Day catching snapoer
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
94%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
88%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Catch intended fish
85%
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Jonathan Potter
Granger, IN
 4.67
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Not a bad first experience

VERIFIED   March 15, 2018
My party and I enjoyed the trip. It was a little chilly in the morning we went but what can ya do. We were placed on a lot...
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James Mccombs
Loveland, Colorado
 5.00
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3 Hour trip with Captain Nicky

VERIFIED   October 2, 2018
Captain Nicky made my trip the highlight of my vacation.  He knew exactly where the fish were biting and the bait to catch...
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John Alier
United States
 5.00
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2.5 hr trip due to storms

VERIFIED   August 18, 2018
We had a blast caught 36 fish, a storm came on us and the captin navigated through it with ease. He has special and comforting...
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Blake Singer
Marietta, GA
 4.67
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Fun day out plus fish to take home

VERIFIED   March 27, 2018
Nikki did a good job patiently instructing our foursome on catching the sheep head fish. He did a great job of keeping our...
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Robert Palmieri
Knoxville, TN
 5.00
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Half Day Trip With Nicky

VERIFIED   June 27, 2018
Nicky provided a most memorable experience! We caught a lot of fish and quite a variety. We can’t wait to come back!...
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