East Pass Inshore Charters is a locally owned and operated private fishing charter in Destin, Florida. They are fun and enthusiastic about fishing and showing their guests a wonderful time on the water, as well as teaching them about the fish and techniques.

They love kids and make sure every kid gets a go at catching the fish of their dreams. The crew is patient and friendly, and happy to share their fishing tales if you need extra entertainment for the children.

The boat is a 22’ Cape Horn series powered by a 250 HP Evinrude engine. It accommodates up to 5 guests of any age or experience level. The boat features a GPS, life jackets, a fishfinder for locating schools of fish, a live bait tank, an ice-box for the fish you will catch, and a wireless trolling motor needed for fishing the shallow water.

East Pass Inshore Charters are so familiar with the local waters as they have fished in them for over 15 years, that they will be able to put you on some of the best specimens. In the bayous and flats, the fish mostly caught are Redfish and Trout, and if the weather is nice and permits going into deeper waters, you will be fishing for Snapper, Grouper, and Amberjack.

The crew will provide you with rods, reels, and tackle, as well as artificial lures and live bait. You will have a fishing license necessary for fishing the Florida waters, and complimentary water is served onboard. The crew is also happy to clean and fillet your catch once back on the shore so make sure you bring a small cooler to take away your fish.

Book a trip with East Pass Inshore Charters today and come explore the beautiful waters out of Destin!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM) – Fall
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Oct 31
    $750
    This trip is ideal if you are into getting more out of your offshore trip when the weather permits it. Targeted species are Snapper, Amberjack, Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, or Grouper. If we stay inshore, fishing in the flats and surrounding bayous we will target Trout, Redfish, Bluefish, and Skipjack.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM) – Summer
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $750
    This trip is ideal if you are into getting more out of your offshore trip when the weather permits it. Targeted species are Snapper, Amberjack, Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, or Grouper. If we stay inshore, fishing in the flats and surrounding bayous we will target Trout, Redfish, Bluefish, and Skipjack.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM) – Winter
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Feb 28
    $750
    This trip is ideal if you are into getting more out of your offshore trip when the weather permits it. Targeted species are Snapper, Amberjack, Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, or Grouper. If we stay inshore, fishing in the flats and surrounding bayous we will target Trout, Redfish, Bluefish, and Skipjack.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM) – Fall
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Oct 31
    $750
    This trip is ideal if you are into getting more out of your offshore trip when the weather permits it. Targeted species are Snapper, Amberjack, Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, or Grouper. If we stay inshore, fishing in the flats and surrounding bayous we will target Trout, Redfish, Bluefish, and Skipjack.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM) – Summer
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $750
    This trip is ideal if you are into getting more out of your offshore trip when the weather permits it. Targeted species are Snapper, Amberjack, Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, or Grouper. If we stay inshore, fishing in the flats and surrounding bayous we will target Trout, Redfish, Bluefish, and Skipjack.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM) – Winter
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Feb 28
    $750
    This trip is ideal if you are into getting more out of your Offshore trip when the weather permits it. Targeted species are Snapper, Amberjack, Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, or Groupers. If we stay inshore, fishing in the flats and surrounding bayous we will target Trout, Redfish, Bluefish, and Skipjack.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM) – Spring
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - May 31
    $700
    This trip is ideal if you are into getting more out of your offshore trip when the weather permits it. Targeted species are Snapper, Amberjack, Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, or Grouper. If we stay inshore, fishing in the flats and surrounding bayous we will target Trout, Redfish, Bluefish, and Skipjack.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM) – Spring
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - May 31
    $700
    This trip is ideal if you are into getting more out of your offshore trip when the weather permits it. Targeted species are Snapper, Amberjack, Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, or Grouper. If we stay inshore, fishing in the flats and surrounding bayous we will target Trout, Redfish, Bluefish, and Skipjack.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM) – Fall
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Oct 31
    $600
    On the offshore trip (when the weather is nice) we will fish for Snapper, Grouper, or Amberjack. When fishing inshore in the flats and surrounding bayous, you will target Redfish and Trout.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM) – Winter
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Feb 28
    $600
    On the offshore trip (when the weather is nice) we will fish for Snapper, Grouper, or Amberjack. When fishing inshore in the flats and surrounding bayous, you will target Redfish and Trout.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM) –Summer
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $600
    On the offshore trip (when the weather is nice) we will fish for Snapper, Grouper, or Amberjack. When fishing inshore in the flats and surrounding bayous, you will target Redfish and Trout.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM) – Fall
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Oct 31
    $600
    On the offshore trip (when the weather is nice) we will fish for Snapper, Grouper, or Amberjack. When fishing inshore in the flats and surrounding bayous, you will target Redfish and Trout.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM) – Winter
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Feb 28
    $600
    On the offshore trip (when the weather is nice) we will fish for Snapper, Grouper, or Amberjack. When fishing inshore in the flats and surrounding bayous, you will target Redfish and Trout.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM) –Summer
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $600
    On the offshore trip (when the weather is nice) we will fish for Snapper, Grouper, or Amberjack. When fishing inshore in the flats and surrounding bayous, you will target Redfish and Trout.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM) –Spring
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - May 31
    $560
    On the offshore trip (when the weather is nice) we will fish for Snapper, Grouper, or Amberjack. When fishing inshore in the flats and surrounding bayous, you will target Redfish and Trout.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM) –Spring
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - May 31
    $560
    On the offshore trip (when the weather is nice) we will fish for Snapper, Grouper, or Amberjack. When fishing inshore in the flats and surrounding bayous, you will target Redfish and Trout.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (AM) – Fall
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Oct 31
    $450
    Our fishing trips consist of inshore fishing the flats and surrounding bayous or bridges for Redfish and Trout. Also fishing the jettys for Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, and the occasional Shark.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (AM) – Summer
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $450
    Our fishing trips consist of inshore fishing the flats and surrounding bayous or bridges for Redfish and Trout. Also fishing the jetties for Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, and the occasional Shark.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (AM) – Winter
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Feb 28
    $450
    The 3-hour trips consist of fishing inshore bridges and flats for Speckled trout, Redfish, and Mangrove Snappers. We also offer nearshore trips bottom fishing for Red and Vermillion Snapper along with Triggerfish, Amberjack, and King Mackerel when the weather permits which makes a really fun trip for kids and adults alike.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (PM) – Fall
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Oct 31
    $450
    Our fishing trips consist of inshore fishing the flats and surrounding bayous or bridges for Redfish and Trout. Also fishing the jettys for Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, and the occasional Shark.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (PM) – Summer
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $450
    Our fishing trips consist of inshore fishing the flats and surrounding bayous or bridges for Redfish and Trout. Also fishing the jettys for Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, and the occasional Shark.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (PM) – Winter
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Feb 28
    $450
    The 3-hour trips consist of fishing inshore bridges and flats for Speckled trout, Redfish, and Mangrove Snappers. We also offer nearshore trips bottom fishing for Red and Vermillion Snapper along with Triggerfish, Amberjack, and King Mackerel when the weather permits which makes a really fun trip for kids and adults alike.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (AM) – Spring
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - May 31
    $420
    Our fishing trips consist of inshore fishing the flats and surrounding bayous or bridges for Redfish and Trout. Also fishing the jetties for Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, and the occasional Shark.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (PM) – Spring
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - May 31
    $420
    Our fishing trips consist of inshore fishing the flats and surrounding bayous or bridges for Redfish and Trout. Also fishing the jettys for Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, and the occasional Shark.
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About the Captain

Jonathan Goodhart
Destin, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
461 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since September 2016
Captain Jonathan Goodhart is a local to Destin, Florida, who has been fishing the area’s waters for over 15 years. He loves meeting new clients and taking them out on his boat to the best fishing spots and seeing their smiley and happy faces once they catch their prized fish. He loves kids and is really good with them, sharing his fishing tales while taking them on an adventure of a lifetime. Captain Jonathan is happy to take out beginner and experienced anglers, and will help as much as you need.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper

Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Cape Horn (Center console) originally built in 2004. Powered by a 250HP Evinrude engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
6 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
Spinning
Jigging
Bowfishing
Flounder Gigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

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 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
American Express
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Andrew D.
Snellville, GA
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4 Hr AM Trip with Captain Jonathan

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) –Summer on July 15, 2021
Captain Jonathan was excellent and put us on fish immediately.  There were 4 us in the party with one being a complete novice...
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3 hr afternoon bay trip with Jonathan

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip (PM) – Summer on July 2, 2021
Great day on the Bay with Capt Jonathan. He called to set expectations that the fishing had been a bit slow on the Bay due...
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4 hour morning trip with Captain Jonathan.

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) –Summer on June 25, 2021
Had an absolute blast today! 3 of us started our trip with the captain at 6am. Conditions were a bit rough in the gulf due...
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Mountain Brook, AL
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3 hour trip

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip (PM) – Winter on December 27, 2020
We did a 3 hour morning trip with Jonathan.  We were in Destin just after Christmas and it was fairly cold and there was no...
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3 hour trip (April)

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip (PM) – Spring on April 5, 2021
Had a great time with myself, wife and our 3 sons ages 7, 9, and 12. We got right out to our fishing spot and the captain kept...
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FAQs about East Pass Inshore Charters

East Pass Inshore Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $420 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour Trip (PM) – Spring (3 hours)
  • $420 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour Trip (AM) – Spring (3 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour Trip (PM) – Winter (3 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour Trip (PM) – Summer (3 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour Trip (PM) – Fall (3 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour Trip (AM) – Winter (3 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour Trip (AM) – Summer (3 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour Trip (AM) – Fall (3 hours)
  • $560 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) –Spring (4 hours)
  • $560 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) –Spring (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) –Summer (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) – Winter (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) – Fall (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) –Summer (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) – Winter (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) – Fall (4 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip (PM) – Spring (5 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip (AM) – Spring (5 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip (AM) – Summer (5 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip (PM) – Winter (5 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip (PM) – Summer (5 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip (PM) – Fall (5 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip (AM) – Winter (5 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip (AM) – Fall (5 hours)

When you book a trip with East Pass Inshore Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with East Pass Inshore Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Cold bottled water. )
  • Fishing License

East Pass Inshore Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

East Pass Inshore Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Bowfishing
  • Flounder Gigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with East Pass Inshore Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Tarpon