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 Fishing Trip (Late Morning)
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $810
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    The departure times may vary.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Fishing Trip
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $803
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    Times May Vary
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Fishing Trip
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    5 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $675
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Fishing Trip (Late Morning)
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    5 hour trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $675
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    Times May Vary
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Fishing Trip
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $540
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    Times May Vary
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Fishing Trip (Late Morning)
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $540
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    Times May Vary
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Fishing Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    3 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Aug - 30 Apr
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    Times May Vary
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Fishing Trip (Late Morning)
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    3 hour trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    Times May Vary
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Fishing Trip (Late Morning)
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    2 hour trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Nov - 28 Feb
    $300
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    Times May Vary.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    2 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Nov - 28 Feb
    $300
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
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About the Charter Operator

Nicky Harvell's Emerald Coast Outfitters
Destin, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
7 Reports
ID & License verified
59 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since July 2015
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!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Pompano Pompano
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tarpon 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
Deep Sea Fishing

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. 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.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (37)
4.66
out of 5 stars from 59 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
3 hour AM charter
5 Stars
Fishing with Nicky
+34
Angler Rating
46
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
85%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Michael M.
Pensacola, Florida
 5.00
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4 Hr Trip with Nicky

April 17, 2019
If you want to go deep sea fishing then please book with Emerald Coast Outfitters with Nicky Harvell, by far the best experience...
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Christopher T.
Bowdon, GA
 5.00
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3 hour AM charter

VERIFIED   June 1, 2019
If you are looking to catch quality fish you are in the right place. Capt. Nicky is a professional and knows exactly what he...
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Shawn S.
United States
 5.00
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3 hour trip

VERIFIED   March 4, 2019
The weather had turned cold and windy after some storms passed through the night before our trip. We went out and was freezing...
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Marsha W.
Lakeview Heights, KY
 5.00
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3 hour trip

VERIFIED   May 20, 2019
We had an amazing trip! The captain was very knowledgable about where the fish were and how to catch them. He had us catching...
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James V.
Edmond, OK
 5.00
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   May 17, 2019
We had a great time with Emarald Coast Outfitters. We limited out on Vermillion Snapper fairly quick and had time left to chase...
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