Executive Saltwater Charters-Bay & Nearshore

If you’re ready to try fishing in beautiful Destin, Florida waters, look no further than Executive Saltwater Charters. Having logged many hours on these waters, Master Captain Barry is prepared to put you on fish.

Cobia (seasonal), Mahi Mahi, Redfish, Red Snapper, Vermilion Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Speckled Trout, Tarpon (seasonal), Gray Triggerfish, and more inhabit these waters if conditions are right. On these trips, you can expect to bottom fish using light tackle in and around the Bay, fishing for Redfish and Speckled Trout, to name a few. During the season, you can expect to fish nearshore, targeting species such as Cobia, Mahi, and Tarpon.

Capt. Barry welcomes children ages 6 and up, so go ahead and bring the family along. Snacks are never a bad idea so that nobody gets cranky on an empty stomach!

You’ll step aboard a 27’ Blazer Boat with ample space for 5 passengers. It has a site tower and all the essentials no fishing machine can run without. Your captain will provide rods and reels, as well as lures. Live bait is included when available. There’s no need to buy a fishing license, so you can drive right over and come aboard without any hassle!

You can’t go wrong when you bring sunblock (non-spray), sunglasses, and bottled water. Alcohol is allowed in moderation, so long as you avoid hard liquor and no glass bottles. Some fish have special regulations, including when you can keep them. Simply ask and your captain and can tell you more.

Time to treat yourself to a day on the water with Executive Saltwater Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour Nighttime Dock Light Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    US $500
    Enjoy nighttime fishing with cooler temperatures around dock lights with live shrimp! Fishing for Red Drum (Redfish) and Speckled Trout.
    Types of fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Bay Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US $600
    Start your day with a half-day trip on the beautiful Destin waters! Fishing for Red Drum (Redfish), Speckled Trout and Spanish Mackerel.
    Types of fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Bay Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    US $600
    Start your day with a half-day trip on the beautiful Destin waters! Fishing for Red Drum (Redfish), Speckled Trout and Spanish Mackerel.
    Types of fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    4 Hr. Trip - Gulf of Mexico (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US $700
    Nearshore - Private Start your day with a half-day trip on these beautiful Destin waters! This is the perfect trip for novice anglers and families with younger kids (6 and older). You will go out looking for Mahi Mahi, Red Snapper, Vermillion Snapper (Mingo's), Triggerfish, Grouper, and many more delightful species to take home for dinner (targeted species will depend on the season and current regulations). Bring snacks and drinks for the trip.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
  • Private trip
    4 Hr. Trip - Gulf of Mexico (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    US $700
    Nearshore - Private Spend your afternoon fishing on these beautiful Destin waters! This is the perfect trip for novice anglers and families with younger kids (6 and older). You will go out looking for Mahi Mahi, Red Snapper, Vermillion Snapper (Mingo's), Triggerfish, Grouper, and many more delightful species to take home for dinner (targeted species will depend on the season and current regulations). Bring snacks and drinks for the trip.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Cobia Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - May 31
    US $800
    I you are looking to chase a gem, this trip is for you! While Cobia is one of the most fun and sought after species in Destin, Florida, it can also be one of the hardest fish to see and land! Anglers should keep this mind when booking this trip. This trip is a unique and specialized experience definitely for the experienced angler. Add this or our Tarpon trip to your Bucket List. We will be riding the beach looking for these majestic creatures!
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Popping
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Tarpon Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jun 30
    US $800
    I you are looking to chase a gem, this trip is for you! While Tarpon is one of the most fun and sought after species in Destin, Florida, it can also be one of the hardest fish to see and land! Anglers should keep this mind when booking this trip. This trip is a unique and specialized experience definitely for the experienced angler. Add this or our Cobia trip to your Bucket List. We will be riding the beach looking for these majestic creatures! Catch/Photo/Release Only.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Popping
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Bay Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US $900
    Enjoy 6 hours of fishing targeting various exciting species! Fishing for Red Drum (Redfish), Speckled Trout, Spanish Mackerel and Mangrove Snapper.
    Types of fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    6 Hr. Trip - Gulf of Mexico
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US $1,000
    Get ready to experience why Destin, Florida is "The Luckiest Fishing Village! Spend a couple of hours more on the water and create memories you won't soon forget. You will go after Mahi Mahi, Scamp Grouper, Spanish and King Mackerel, Bonito, Triggerfish, Amberjack as well as many different species of Snapper. Extra time and going further means more chances to snag that giant and fill your limit. We highly recommend this trip for the full experience and added fun!
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
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6 hour inshore bay boat fishing with captain Barry

6 Hour Trip - Bay Fishing on October 13, 2023
Wow what a trip with captain Barry. We went inshore fishing for big bull reds and speckled trout. We caught plenty had to throw...
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6 Hr. Trip - Gulf of Mexico on April 19, 2024
I highly recommend this charter! Barry and his staff are very professional and knowledgeable of the fishing in the area. His...
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6 Hour Trip - Bay Fishing on April 20, 2024
Unbelievable equipment and service!  We go fishing several times a year and this is above and beyond the others.  I guess...
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6 Hr. Trip - Gulf of Mexico on September 23, 2023
HIGHLY recommend Executive Saltwater Charters. Captain Barry made the entire trip personal to our group and made sure that...
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FAQs about Executive Saltwater Charters-Bay & Nearshore

Executive Saltwater Charters-Bay & Nearshore offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $500 per group - 3 Hour Nighttime Dock Light Fishing (3 hours)
  • US $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Bay Fishing (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Bay Fishing (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $700 per group - 4 Hr. Trip - Gulf of Mexico (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $700 per group - 4 Hr. Trip - Gulf of Mexico (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $800 per group - 6 Hour Cobia Trip (6 hours)
  • US $800 per group - 6 Hour Tarpon Trip (6 hours)
  • US $900 per group - 6 Hour Trip - Bay Fishing (6 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group - 6 Hr. Trip - Gulf of Mexico (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Executive Saltwater Charters-Bay & Nearshore, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Executive Saltwater Charters-Bay & Nearshore include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (When available)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Executive Saltwater Charters-Bay & Nearshore offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing (Bay and canals)

Executive Saltwater Charters-Bay & Nearshore offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Executive Saltwater Charters-Bay & Nearshore include:
  • Bonito
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Lane)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tarpon
  • Triggerfish (Gray)

Meet the Charter Operator

Executive Saltwater Charters
Shalimar, Florida, United States
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84 Customer reviews
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Member since September 2021
Angler's Choice
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Executive Saltwater Charters has a team of friendly, knowledgeable, and professional captains and crew. The crew is not only great at fishing, but they are also sticklers for safety on the boat and in the water. You'll experience top-notch personal service from a reliable staff. Master Captain Barry is the founder of Executive Saltwater Charters. His lifetime of fishing and former career as a tournament Bass pro on the MLF Pro Circuit makes him one of the region’s most reliable and knowledgeable captains on the water. Barry is a competitor by nature and prior to his fishing career, he competed on the football field as a running back for Auburn University. Barry has a contagious good outlook and attitude towards life. He strives for excellence and is known for always finding the fish and as one of the most personable captains in the Destin area. Captain Ryan joined Executive Saltwater Charters in Spring 2022. He is a New York native, but has called the Florida Panhandle home since the young age of 8. Once he moved to Florida, Ryan spent all his free time with a rod in his hand and grew to have a deep passion for the big blue. He spent a year mastering his love under the realm of Master Captain Barry where his work ethic and character provided him the role of running our largest vessel. Ryan is relentless on the water with the main goal of creating lifetime memories and an enjoyable experience while on board with one of his charters. Ryan is a former collegiate baseball player and when not on the water, he can be found golfing on the beautiful Emerald Coast greens. Don't miss out on a trip with Captain Ryan. His insurmountable accuracy in casting is something worth experiencing!
Our Team
Ryan C.
Captain
Connor W.
First mate
Barry W.
Captain

About this listing

Targeted species

Bonito Bonito
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Boat specs

Blazer Bay (Center console) originally built in 2024. Powered by a 400HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Bay and canals

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
ages 6 and older
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

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No additional fees.
Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

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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:

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