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Destin Florida Inshore Fishing

Destin Florida Inshore Sport Fishing welcomes anglers of all skill levels to come aboard and experience some of the most exciting fishing the Gulf Coast has to offer! Captain Chris Becket has a lifetime of experience fishing, so he’ll make sure your trip is as productive as possible.

You’ll explore these waters on the 26’ Mako center console boat, accommodating up to 6 anglers. The boat was designed with fishability in mind, and it shows! It’s a stable ride to the fishing grounds, and it gives you all the comfort and space you need, with 360-degree fishability.

Capt. Chris will provide you with high-quality fishing equipment, as well as live bait. After a successful time on the water, he’ll be happy to clean and fillet your catch, so that you can take it straight to the table upon your return.

There’s a variety of inshore trips you can choose from depending on your preferences. Target species like Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Flounder, Speckled Trout, Jack Crevalle, Tarpon, and Tripletail.

Don’t hesitate to bring your kids with you, since kids are especially welcome! Capt. Chris loves showing them how thrilling fishing can be. He’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have, and he enjoys talking about the ecosystem and marine life of the Florida Gulf Coast.

Note that Capt. Chris requires payment the day before the trip in order to make sure the boat is full of live bait for your trip. A mandatory 20% tip isn’t included in the trip price.

Join Destin Florida Sport Fishing and experience some of the most exciting fishing under the Florida sun!



About the Captain

Chris Beckett
Niceville, Florida, United States
8 Fishing Reports
66 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since June 2015
Captain Chris has fished his entire life heck it's what he does on his days off! He loves to catch fish but more than that he loves to see other people catch fish especially newbies and children. Captain Chris likes to impart his love of saltwater to others in every way possible he is an avid fisherman, diver, boater and just an all out salt water enthusiast. He holds a U.S. Coast Guard 100 ton master license with multiple endorsements and has fished in central America including Honduras, the Bahamas, Haiti, Mexico,and extensively on the Gulf of Mexico as well as the east coast of Florida. Having been a captain in the oil field he has operated in all kinds of weather from hurricanes and tropical storms to northeasters and even been run over by a few water spouts and struck by lightning. His experience makes him a very versatile captain and fisherman, truth is there ain't much out there he hasn't seen or been through. He was even published in the Florida Sportsman magazine at age 6.

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Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Mako (Center console) originally built in 1980, and restored in 2015. Powered by 2 280HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 46 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Chris R.
Cocoa, Florida
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Half day with Captain Chris

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore on June 5, 2017
Captain Chris made our day!  He contacted me the day before to ensure I had directions to the launch site, prepped us for...
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Longwood, FL
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Larry F.
Brandon, Florida
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Half day inland near shore with Captain Chris

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Inshore on April 18, 2017
Capt. Chris took me and my two rookie grandsons on their maiden voyage and delivered a half day they will never forget. Score...
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Brad B.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore on April 18, 2017
It was a great trip with Captain Chris. He is fun and knowledgeable and is good at finding fish. Very good trip for kids and...
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Pamela W.
Walden, NY
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Fishing with Chris

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore on April 27, 2018
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FAQs about Destin Florida Inshore Fishing

Destin Florida Inshore Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip – Inshore (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Inshore (6 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip – Inshore (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Destin Florida Inshore Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Destin Florida Inshore Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Destin Florida Inshore Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Indian River Lagoon)
  • Nearshore Fishing (Up to 3 miles)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Destin Florida Inshore Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Destin Florida Inshore Fishing include:
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Flounder
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail