Taz’s Excursions is located in Fort Walton Beach and offers to show you a memorable time in these waters. Come experience some of the world’s finest nearshore and offshore fishing with a friendly crew out of beautiful Destin, Florida.

This crew will do its best to make sure you have a fun day full of fishing, which can involve 4 to 12-hour trips. We will be fishing for Red Snapper, Cobia, Triggerfish, King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, and plenty of other delicious species that live just offshore.  On these trips, you can expect to use techniques such as light tackle, heavy tackle, bottom fishing, trolling, big game fishing, jigging, spearfishing, and spinning.

Your fishing adventure starts on a 24’ Donzi center console that can safely take up to 6 anglers. This boat comes with a toilet and an ice-box.

The crew will provide all the latest and best fishing rods, reels, tackle, and techniques around, so you can focus on what really matters, fishing. Your trip will also include all the necessary fishing licenses for the day.

Come experience some of the Panhandle’s most exciting saltwater fishing in the country!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $700
    A 4-hour fishing trip in search of some of the Panhandle's lovely species. You and the crew will have a great time chasing Red Snapper, Gag Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Amberjack, and more. The trip begins at 6:00 a.m. and comes with all the gear and licenses.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 17 hours ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $900
    Six fun hours on Florida's beautiful and fish-rich waters. You will target Mahi Mahi, Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, King Mackerel, and other fine species that roam the Panhandle's waters. You will depart from the dock at 6:00 a.m.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $900
    Spend a beautiful afternoon on the water and have a memorable time fishing with Taz’s Excursions. Some of the species you can encounter on your trip include Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, Red Snapper, and Cobia. The trip lasts for 6 hours.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,200
    Spend as much as 8 hours exploring Florida's nearshore and offshore waters and have lots of fun chasing prized fish. The species you can go after include Mahi Mahi, Snapper, Bonito, Amberjack, Grouper, Cobia, as well as King Mackerel.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,200
    This trip gives you the option to start fishing later in the day and have a great afternoon and evening on the water. You and the crew will be targeting Mahi, Snapper, Grouper, Cobia, Kingfish, Amberjack, as well as Bonito.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,800
    For the ultimate fishing experience on the water, choose this 12-hour adventure and make memories you won't forget. The crew will take you to the best spots and do its best to help you reel in plenty of fish. The trip starts at 6:00 a.m.
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About the Captain

Johnny Mulford
Fort Walton Beach, Florida, United States
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10 Customer reviews
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Member since June 2022
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The captain is a retired MSG out of US Army special operations command. He's been diving and fishing for over 40 years and is eager to provide you with a fun fishing adventure in Florida.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bonito Bonito
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Boat specs

Donzi (Center console) originally built in 2001, and restored in 2022. Powered by a 250HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License

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.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid unnecessary hassle with carrying extra cash.

No additional fees.
Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 10 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (2)
July fishing trip
July fishing trip
Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
88%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
50%
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Luke A.
Michigantown, IN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great fishing trip!

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour (AM) on September 27, 2022
We started our trip at 6am, the sea was VERY rough but the captain did everything in his power to make sure we had an amazing...
Luke A. recommends Taz’s Excursions
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Bryan B.
Bridge City, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Johnny

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour (AM) on September 22, 2022
They need new fishing line on reels and bigger hooks. Other than that outstanding
Bryan B. recommends Taz’s Excursions
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Jodie S.
Pensacola, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour (AM) on September 21, 2022
Timmy and Ian were the best! I highly recommend this charter…Great boat and great people!
Jodie S. recommends Taz’s Excursions
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Gregg S.
Nicholasville, KY
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
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Fishing 7-26-22

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on July 26, 2022
Everything about that was great!  Fishing is fishing and sometimes they just don’t bite.  Today was that day.  It wasn’t...
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Kristina W.
Indian Mound, TN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip (AM) on July 30, 2022
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FAQs about Taz’s Excursions

Taz’s Excursions offers the following trips to customers:
  • $700 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip (4 hours)
  • $900 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour (AM) (6 hours)
  • $900 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour Trip (AM) (8 hours)
  • $1,200 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour Trip (PM) (8 hours)
  • $1,800 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 12 Hour Trip (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Taz’s Excursions, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Spearfishing Equipment
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Taz’s Excursions include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Taz’s Excursions offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Taz’s Excursions offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Spearfishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Taz’s Excursions include:
  • Amberjack
  • Bonito
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Snapper (Red)