Lite the Nite Charters - Destin

800 Beach Drive
Destin FL, United States

Lite the Nite Charters provide bowfishing and gigging trips along the Gulf Coast of Florida. Their trips can run during the night or day to fit around your schedule, and they also offer the opportunity to combine bowfishing with rod and reel fishing trips. With all the equipment and instruction you need provided by the company, there’s nothing stopping you from coming and experiencing this awesome sport with them.

You will be fishing aboard a 19 ft Carolina skiff that is powered by a reliable Yamaha engine. The boat is able to float in very shallow water, allowing it to get to the best places for bowfishing while also being stable enough to be safe in choppy waters. The boat features powerful lights to illuminate the surrounding waters and to give you the best chance of spearing your target, while the interior of the boat is also lit up for your convenience. The boat’s tall sides keep you safe, and its Garmin GPS system makes sure you’re in the best place to find fish. Added to all this, there is a full stereo system and full iPod and MP3 hookups so you can fish to your chosen soundtrack.

All trips will start with a short lesson on the techniques, gear and fish species you will encounter during the day. Then you will set off into Destin’s enviable ecosystem, where you will often see dolphins and occasionally sea turtles. Your main target fish will be Stingrays and Cownose Rays, although Sheepshead, Black Drum, Needlefish, Gar, and Flounder are also common catches. The company cares about maintaining the area’s wildlife and usually practices catch and release with rays, which is possible thanks to their body structure and thick cartilage which allows them to survive being speared.

These trips are great fun for children, who enjoy the chance to get close and personal to the amazing nature the area has to offer, even if they are too small to handle the archery gear.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Day Time Bowfishing - 8 Hours
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 900
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    8 hour bowfishing day trip. Daytime bowfishing trips are nothing short of amazing. We cruise the flats in our 22' bay boat looking for groups of cownose rays and southern stingrays. Our boat is set up with a special tower that Capt. Josh utilizes to spot the rays from long distances. Full day trips are really popular. If sunshine and stingrays are your thing; these trips are perfect for you!
  • Private trip
    Day Time Bowfishing - 6 Hours
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 700
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    6 hour daytime bowfishing trip. Daytime bowfishing trips are nothing short of amazing. We cruise the flats in our 22' bay boat looking for groups of cownose rays and southern stingrays. Our boat is set up with a special tower that Capt. Josh utilizes to spot the rays from long distances. These trips have a minimum length of 4 hours; and all day trips are really popular. If sunshine and stingrays are your thing; these trips are perfect for you!
  • Private trip
    Night Time Bowfishing - 6 Hours
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    US$ 650
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    6 hour night time bowfishing trip. Night time bowfishing is Lite the Nite's specialty and it's their most common trip type. They feel they're among the best at what they do and want to show you why. Night time trips offer a bigger variety of fish species to shoot at than daytime trips but do last until after midnight, usually.
  • Private trip
    Day Time Bowfishing - 4 Hours
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 500
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    Daytime bowfishing trips are nothing short of amazing. We cruise the flats in our 22' bay boat looking for groups of cownose rays and southern stingrays. Our boat is set up with a special tower that Capt. Josh utilizes to spot the rays from long distances. These trips have a minimum length of 4 hours; and all day trips are really popular. If sunshine and stingrays are your thing; these trips are perfect for you!
  • Private trip
    Night Time Bowfishing - 4 Hours
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    US$ 450
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    Night time bowfishing is Lite the Nite's specialty and it's their most common trip type. They feel they're among the best at what they do and want to show you why. Night time trips offer a bigger variety of fish species to shoot at than daytime trips but do last until after midnight, usually.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Flounder
Garfish
Ray

Sheepshead

Boat Specs

Carolina Skiff (Center console) originally built in 2002. Powered by a 90HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 38 knots.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Bowfishing
Flounder Gigging

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 14 days before the trip date.
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
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

About the Captain

Josh Anderson
Destin, Florida, United States
Member since May 2016
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Captain Josh has been fishing the panhandle of Florida since he was three years old. His family has been fishing the local waters for four generations, so you could say that he has salt water running through his blood. Josh’s aim is for everyone who charters with Lite the Nite to come away with a new admiration for the amazing coastal environment of the Gulf Coast, and his upbeat demeanor and patience mean that his customers have a great time on the water.
Response time: 22 hours
Response rate: 50%

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5.00
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Half day trip with captain Hunter
Half day trip with captain Hunter
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100%
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Appropriate for children
50%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
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Bobby Perin
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Half day trip with captain Hunter

VERIFIED   August 8, 2017

The trip was by far more than anticipated. It was a great experience and plan on booking a trip for next year. Thanks for the...

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Ashley Brasher
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Bowfishing at night with Captain Hunter

VERIFIED   January 5, 2017

Had a great trip and will definitely be back to do it again!

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