Intentional Fishing is a professional Fishing Charter and Guide Service offered by Captain Alex Hensley in the Fort Walton Beach – Destin, Florida area.
To ensure a world-class experience, Alex takes every piece of the business seriously. Using only the industries best equipment, tackle, and technology, 

Your safety is the highest priority for Captain Alex so his Vessel is equipped with a First-Aid Kit, VHF Radio, EPIRB, along with all required Coast Guard   required safety equipment.  A safety briefing will be conducted with every guest before the vessel heads seaward.

From Backwater Creeks to Offshore Deep Sea Fishing, Intentional Fishing can do it all for any angler from pro to novice!

Book an Inshore Fishing trip to stay in protected calmer waters for a relaxing morning or afternoon pursuing elusive inshore predator fish.
If you’re looking for more adventure or want to "fill the cooler" then opt for a Deep Sea Fishing excursion and venture into the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

The Vessel is 25-foot Skeeter Bay Boat with a newly designed "hybrid hull design" She’s powered by an ultra-reliable Yamaha 300 HP Four-Stroke outboard.  With this much power Intentional Fishing’s Skeeter is capable of speeds up-to 50 knots, and more importantly can cruise at a comfortable yet swift pace of 30 knots! 
Astern, you’ll find TWIN Power Pole Blade 10-Foot shallow water anchors.  These allow for precise and silent positioning of the vessel when inshore fishing.  On the bow is the real brains of the operation… a 36v, 112lb thrust Minn Kota Terrova iPilot Trolling Motor.  This one piece of equipment allows for a stealthy approach across a remote grass flat, as well as accurate “Spot Lock” over an offshore reef or structure.  Fishing has never been so efficient!  And as icing on the cake, at the helm Captain Alex relies on a Simrad 12” Evo 3 for superior navigation accuracy and vivid sonar readings.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Deep Sea Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $1,300
    You’ll be navigating out from famed East Pass in Destin, FL to venture into the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico! Trolling, Bottom Reef Fishing, and casting artificial lures on aggressive schools will get your blood pumping and charge you will stories to share for years to come! Common catches in the Gulf of Mexico include Red Snapper, Vermillion Snapper, Amberjack, Sharks, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Mangrove Snapper, Triggerfish, Bonito, Porgies, and more!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Inshore Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $1,290
    Stay in protected, calmer waters for a relaxing morning or afternoon pursuing elusive inshore predator fish. On this excursion you’ll step-up on the spacious casting deck of the Skeeter SX2550 to cast along bridges, docks, drop-off’s and grass flats. The primary target species on this trip include Redfish, Speckled Trout (Spotted Seatrout), Black Drum, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, Sheepshead, Bluefish, and Mangrove Snapper. Questions? Visit **hidden content** for more information.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Deep Sea Fishing (Afternoon)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,000
    You’ll be navigating out from famed East Pass in Destin, FL to venture into the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico! Trolling, Bottom Reef Fishing, and casting artificial lures on aggressive schools will get your blood pumping and charge you will stories to share for years to come! Common catches in the Gulf of Mexico include Red Snapper, Vermillion Snapper, Amberjack, Sharks, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Mangrove Snapper, Triggerfish, Bonito, Porgies, and more!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Inshore Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $990
    Stay in protected, calmer waters for a relaxing morning or afternoon pursuing elusive inshore predator fish. On this excursion you’ll step-up on the spacious casting deck of the Skeeter SX2550 to cast along bridges, docks, drop-off’s and grass flats. The primary target species on this trip include Redfish, Speckled Trout (Spotted Seatrout), Black Drum, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, Sheepshead, Bluefish, and Mangrove Snapper. Questions? Visit **hidden content** for more information.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Inshore Fishing (Afternoon)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $990
    Stay in protected, calmer waters for a relaxing morning or afternoon pursuing elusive inshore predator fish. On this excursion you’ll step-up on the spacious casting deck of the Skeeter SX2550 to cast along bridges, docks, drop-off’s and grass flats. The primary target species on this trip include Redfish, Speckled Trout (Spotted Seatrout), Black Drum, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, Ladyfish Sheepshead, Bluefish, and Mangrove Snapper. Questions? Call or message for more information!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Deep Sea Fishing (Afternoon)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $720
    You’ll be navigating out from famed East Pass in Destin, FL to venture into the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico! Trolling, Bottom Reef Fishing, and casting artificial lures on aggressive schools will get your blood pumping and charge you will stories to share for years to come! Common catches in the Gulf of Mexico include Red Snapper, Vermillion Snapper, Amberjack, Sharks, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Mangrove Snapper, Triggerfish, Bonito, Porgies, and more!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Inshore Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $690
    Stay in protected, calmer waters for a relaxing morning or afternoon pursuing elusive inshore predator fish. On this excursion you’ll step-up on the spacious casting deck of the Skeeter SX2550 to cast along bridges, docks, drop-off’s and grass flats. The primary target species on this trip include Redfish, Speckled Trout (Spotted Seatrout), Black Drum, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, Sheepshead, Bluefish, and Mangrove Snapper. Questions? Visit intentionalfishing.com for more information.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Inshore Fishing (Afternoon)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $690
    Stay in protected, calmer waters for a relaxing morning or afternoon pursuing elusive inshore predator fish. On this excursion you’ll step-up on the spacious casting deck of the Skeeter SX2550 to cast along bridges, docks, drop-off’s and grass flats. The primary target species on this trip include Redfish, Speckled Trout (Spotted Seatrout), Black Drum, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, Sheepshead, Bluefish, and Mangrove Snapper. Questions? Visit intentionalfishing.com for more information.
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About the Captain

Alex Hensley
Shalimar, Florida, United States
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9 Customer Reviews
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Member since August 2021
Born in Fort Walton Beach and raised there by his parents Jim & Karen Hensley. He has two older siblings, Mary and Derrick that still live nearby in Niceville and F.W.B. After graduating from Choctawhatchee High School in 2007, Alex attended Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama pursuing Music Performance. It was there that he met his “destined to be” wife Jessica. They were married in her hometown of Tallapoosa, Georgia in 2011, and have lived together in Fort Walton Beach ever since. Jessica works for a local established pest control business, enjoys time on the water, and has recently become a sales partner with Trades of Hope. Jessica and Alex are members at Wright Baptist Church in Fort Walton Beach. There, they both sing in the choir and play trombone in worship. Alex also plays bass guitar with the worship team. If you are dining around town on a Thursday night, you might see Alex playing lead trombone with the Downbeat Jazz Orchestra!

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Targeted Species

Bonito Bonito
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper

Grouper (Scamp) Scamp Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper

Snapper (Vermilion) Vermilion Snapper
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Triggerfish (Gray) Gray Triggerfish

Boat Specs

Skeeter (Bay boat) originally built in 2020. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore 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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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

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Customer Reviews

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Phil C.
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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Amazing Family Trip with Captain Alex Hensley

NEW  6 Hour Deep Sea Fishing (Afternoon) on October 16, 2021
My family and I had an amazing time with Captain Alex Hensley at Intentional Fishing! Even in strong wind and choppy water,...
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Chuck E.
Destin, Florida
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Memorable and Fun Fishing Experience

NEW  6 Hour Deep Sea Fishing (Afternoon) on October 8, 2021
Alex is an excellent captain …started our experience focusing on safety and understanding the plan for the day …several...
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Kodak, TN
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Half Day Trip with Captain Alex

VERIFIED   4 Hour Inshore Fishing on August 27, 2021
Intentional Fishing / Captain Alex is a first rate charter. Capt. Alex was awesome. Very professional, extremely knowledgeable...
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Jessica S.
Tallahassee, Florida
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8-Hour Deep Sea Trip

NEW  8 Hour Deep Sea Fishing on September 25, 2021
We had a great experience offshore fishing with Captain Alex!  He was very professional, knowledgeable & helpful! I’m glad...
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Richard O.
McKinney, TX
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Great trip with Captain Alex.

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Inshore Fishing on October 4, 2021
We had a 4 hr trip. Alex took us to the perfect place and had it not been raining and cool because of that it would’ve been...
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FAQs about Intentional Fishing

Intentional Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $690 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Inshore Fishing (4 hours)
  • $690 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Inshore Fishing (Afternoon) (4 hours)
  • $720 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Deep Sea Fishing (Afternoon) (4 hours)
  • $990 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Inshore Fishing (6 hours)
  • $990 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Inshore Fishing (Afternoon) (6 hours)
  • $1,000 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Deep Sea Fishing (Afternoon) (6 hours)
  • $1,290 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour Inshore Fishing (8 hours)
  • $1,300 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour Deep Sea Fishing (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Intentional Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS (Simrad NSS 12 EVO 3)
  • Fishfinder (Simrad NSS 12 EVO 3 W/ Active Imaging Transducer)
  • Live Bait Well (43 Gallons)

Trips booked with Intentional Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (High Quality Equipment - Spinning & Conventional)
  • Live Bait (Subject to availability )
  • Lures (Jigs, Plugs, and a variety of soft & hard baits)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (No)
  • Fishing License (Up-to 6 Anglers)

Intentional Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Choctawhatchee Bay - Santa Rosa Sound)
  • Nearshore Fishing (Along Destin's Beaches)
  • Offshore Fishing (State Waters Up-To 9 Miles Offshore Gulf of Mexico)
  • Reef Fishing (Natural and Artificial Reefs)
  • Wreck Fishing (Private & Public Artificial Reefs )
  • Flats Fishing (Grass Flats and Docks along the Bay and Bayou's)
  • Backcountry Fishing (Seasonal Backwater Grass Marshes and Creeks)

Intentional Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Jerk Baits, Jigs, Topwater)
  • Heavy Tackle (Top Brands Quality Equipment)
  • Bottom Fishing (Levelwind and Spinning Reels)
  • Trolling (Heavy Rods with Diving and Topwater Lures)
  • Spinning (Jigs, Casting, Bottom Fishing)
  • Jigging (Heavy Spinning Gear )
  • Deep Sea Fishing (Levelwind and Spinning Reels)

Top targeted fish species with Intentional Fishing include:
  • Bonito
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Scamp)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout
  • Triggerfish (Gray)