Destin has a fish with your name on it, so let Sparkling Water Charters help you catch it! Having logged many hours on these tides, Captains Michael and Dereck are prepared to put you on fish.

The fish in these waters include Amberjack, Gag Grouper, Cobia, King Mackerel, Bull Shark, Vermilion Snapper, Scamp Grouper, Tripletail, Tiger Shark, Mahi Mahi, Red Snapper, Blacktip Shark, and more if conditions are right. You can expect to do some light tackle fishing, trolling, jigging, and bottom fishing.

You’re free to bring home any fish you catch, assuming regulations allow it. Catch cleaning is available, so you can take your fish home and throw it right into the pan. Pack a cooler ready in the car!

Looking to get the whole family outdoors? Kids are absolutely welcome! Children must wear life vests, so find out if the appropriate size is available on board. Snacks are never a bad idea so that nobody gets grumpy on an empty stomach!

Capt.Dereck and Mike operates a 30’ Sea Hunt center console with room for 6 passengers. It comes with all the essentials no fishing machine can run without. There’s a toilet on board for your convenience. Your Captain will provide rods and reels for you, as well as lures. Live bait is included, but it’s good to ask about this so you know if you’ll be catching it yourself.

You’ll have the help of a First Mate to put you on fish and make the most of your trip. Tipping the Mate 10%–20% at the end of the day is customary to show your appreciation.

The charter boat covers your fishing license, so all you have to do is look forward to your trip! Some fish have special regulations, including when you can keep them. If you don’t know what to expect, ask the captain.

It’s recommended to bring sunblock (non-spray), bottled water, and sunglasses. If you’d like to bring other drinks, just ask. 

How often would you rather be fishing? Go on and turn that daydream into a reality, with Sparkling Water Charters!u



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    Just booked! Last booked: 6 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $750
    This trip will be exciting and keep you a little closer to shore and catching great fish.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US $750
    This trip will be exciting and keep you a little closer to shore and catching great fish.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $940
    This trip will be a fun exciting trip with many great fishing locations and great if your new to off shore fishing to get your sea legs.
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Shark (Bull)
    Bull Shark
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
    Grouper (Scamp)
    Scamp Grouper
  • Private trip
    Half Day
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US $940
    Thus trip allows up to get further out in tge Gulf to deeper water and bigger fish.
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Shark (Tiger)
    Tiger Shark
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
    Shark (Bull)
    Bull Shark
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
    Grouper (Scamp)
    Scamp Grouper
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US $1,080
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Shark (Tiger)
    Tiger Shark
    Shark (Bull)
    Bull Shark
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
    Grouper (Scamp)
    Scamp Grouper
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (5AM)
    Just booked! Last booked: 10 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $1,080
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Shark (Tiger)
    Tiger Shark
    Shark (Bull)
    Bull Shark
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
    Grouper (Scamp)
    Scamp Grouper
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US $1,380
    We will be fishing further offshore targeting larger fish.
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
    Shark (Bull)
    Bull Shark
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
    Grouper (Scamp)
    Scamp Grouper
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US $1,875
    This trip will let us target all the deep reefs and fishing on the edge where large Grouper and Amberjack live.
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
    Shark (Bull)
    Bull Shark
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
    Grouper (Scamp)
    Scamp Grouper
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US $2,250
    On this trip, we will be hitting all species in very deep water.
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Shark (Tiger)
    Tiger Shark
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
    Shark (Bull)
    Bull Shark
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
    Grouper (Scamp)
    Scamp Grouper
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Shark Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    US $2,300
    Shark Fishing in Deep water this trip leaves the docks at 5:30 am and returns at 12:30 pm.
    Targeted fish
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Shark (Tiger)
    Tiger Shark
    Shark (Bull)
    Bull Shark
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Shark Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    US $2,700
    This trip leaves the docks at 5:30 am and returns at 1:30 pm we will target Bull Shark,Tiger Shark and Hammer Heads.
    Targeted fish
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Shark (Tiger)
    Tiger Shark
    Shark (Bull)
    Bull Shark
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FAQs about Sparkling Water Charters

Sparkling Water Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $750 per group, additional US $150 per person after 5 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $750 per group, additional US $150 per person after 5 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $940 per group, additional US $200 per person after 5 guests - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)
  • US $940 per group, additional US $200 per person after 5 guests - Half Day (5 hours)
  • US $1,080 per group, additional US $250 per person after 5 guests - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • US $1,080 per group, additional US $250 per person after 5 guests - 6 Hour Trip (5AM) (6 hours)
  • US $1,380 per group, additional US $250 per person after 5 guests - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • US $1,875 per group, additional US $350 per person after 5 guests - 10 Hour Trip (10 hours)
  • US $2,250 per group, additional US $400 per person after 5 guests - 12 Hour Trip (12 hours)
  • US $2,300 per group, additional US $400 per person after 5 guests - 7 Hour Shark Trip (7 hours)
  • US $2,700 per group, additional US $500 per person after 5 guests - 8 Hour Shark Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Sparkling Water Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Private
  • GPS Auto pilot capable
  • Fishfinder Thru Hull
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System Stereo surround sound
  • Wireless Trolling Motor Spot on
  • Ice Box Ice provided
  • Radar SIMRAD

Trips booked with Sparkling Water Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Sparkling Water Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Sparkling Water Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Sparkling Water Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Scamp)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Shark (Tiger)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Tripletail

Meet the Charter Operator

Sparkling Water Charters
Fort Walton Beach, Florida, United States
66 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2023
Captain Dereck has over 25 years of experience fishing in the Gulf of Mexico and Captain Mike has over 20 years of experience fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. This is both our passion and love for fishing.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper

Boat specs

Sea Hunt (Center console) originally built in 2018. Powered by 2 200HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Private
GPS
Auto pilot capable
Fishfinder
Thru Hull
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Stereo surround sound
Wireless Trolling Motor
Spot on

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2.5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 66 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (73)
What an amazing trip!
What an amazing trip!
What an amazing trip!
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Angler rating
60
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1
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Caught fish
98%
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John S.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great charter

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day on March 29, 2024
Captain Derek and Mike were great. Very friendly and showed our crew a great time. Even called to see if we wanted to reschedule...
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Jim F.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

What an amazing trip!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (5AM) on March 13, 2024
We had a great time today with Captain Dereck and Captain Mike!  This trip exceeded our expectations!  I have been on several...
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Paul J.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

EPIC Family Trip!!!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on November 24, 2023
Capt Derek and Cape Michael at Sparking Water Charters are the BEST Destin / Ft Walton Beach area!  They have a ton of great...
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Jay S.
Aviston, IL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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8hr Trip with Captain Mike and Dereck…..Amazing!

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on May 31, 2023
For anyone looking for the Charter of your Life…Read this!!! I have fish my entire life all over the country and have been...
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Michael M.
Fennville, MI
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5 hour fishing trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip on May 8, 2023
My 18 year old son and I scheduled a 5 hour trip fishing to celebrate his birthday and completing his first year of college. ...
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