Shikari Charters LLC

646 Harbor Boulevard
Destin FL, United States

Shikari InShore Charters LLC personally welcome you to Destin, Florida: the Emerald Coast’s “Luckiest Fishing Village”. With over 20 years experience running charters on these waters, they offer premiere inshore bay and nearshore Gulf Coast fishing trips. Specializing in light tackle, fly-fishing, and bowfishing, the crew at Shikari Charters will take you on an adventure of a lifetime.

Their brand new 26’ Barker Boatworks Calibogue Bay boat is powered by a 350HP Mercury Verado motor, and is equipped with quality Garmin navigational equipment. It can accommodate up to six anglers, and features a custom-built tower for sight fishing, wireless trolling motor, Power-Pole shallow water anchor, live bait tank, and icebox. It is both fast and dry, with comfortable seating, and a wide and spacious deck fishing platform. An adventure on this high-quality vessel will not disappoint!

Shikari Charters offer 4, 5 and 6 hour trips, as well as special 2-hour trips for children, where you will go in search of species such as Red Snapper, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Sheepshead, Amberjack and more. Trips include the use of rods, reels and tackle, live bait, fishing license, and cleaning and filleting of your catch.

From seasoned anglers to new beginners, come join Captain Chris Sheppard for a fun and exciting fishing trip on the Emerald Coast!


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About this listing

Boat Specs

Barker Boatworks (Other) originally built in 2016. Powered by 350HP Mercury Verado engine.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
4 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
Bowfishing
Targeted Species
 
Amberjack
 
Black Drum

 
Cobia
 
Redfish

 
Sheepshead
 
Snapper (Red)

 
Spanish Mackerel
 
Speckled Trout
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Garmin 7616
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Garmin 7616
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
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.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

15% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, Checks, American Express.

About the Captain

Chris Sheppard
Destin, Florida, United States
Member since May 2016
Captain Chris Sheppard grew up fishing for Speckled Trout and Redfish in Choctawhatchee Bay with his father. His love for fishing navigated him towards a long and accomplished professional fishing career in the Gulf of Mexico, which started in Destin as the First Mate on boat ‘Mother Lode’ where he was named ‘Joel Knight Mate of the Year’. His talent for catching Cobia led him to win many tournaments from Panama City to Pensacola, including the Outcast Marine Invitational and Crab Cruncher Classic, and has also competed in Marlin Tournaments throughout the Gulf Coast, Mexico and the Bahamas. Capt. Chris is dedicated to the conservation and management of natural resources and takes great pride in sharing his knowledge, especially with children and first-time anglers. His career has now come full circle, returning to the very bay that he learned to fish and love at a young age. A day spent fishing with Capt. Chris will be an entertaining, educational and memorable experience for all.
Response time: 3 hours
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars from 6 reviews

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I was wanting to get on some redfish I talked to Chris about a month before. He said that time of year was perfect the date was September 30th My wife had never been on a saltwater trip she was nervous already I told her we would be inshore. So we get there and the redfish bite was hit and miss depending on tide he told me I said whatever you think. So we ended up going 12 miles down and 4 miles out offshore to get to the same spot another boat had showed up at the same time they stared arguing back and forth on which one should be there. Our captain left the spot a cursing using the F bomb in front of my wife and my friends daughter who was with us. We had to here about that guy the whole thrip. It was not what I wanted even though we did get our limit on snapper but I could have went on a party boat for $80 if that’s all we was gona do. I will never use this guy again and probably will never get my wife to go back with me on a fishing trip like that again. He made everyone feel uncomfortable the way he was acting about the other fisherman. He was not personnel at all.

Blake Couch  • Fished September 30, 2016
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I wanted a quick 4 hour trip to take home some fish and Chris nailed it with a limit of red snapper and king mackerel. Highly recommend

Joe Berlin  • Fished September 16, 2016
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I’ve never done well on a fishing charter until we hiredChris. We caught our limit of King Mackeral and our limit of Black Snapper. All in all about 29 pounds of filet to split three ways. Great fun and will hire Chris again.

Wallace King  • Fished August 23, 2016
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