The Soggy Bottom

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Fort Walton Beach FL, United States

Come fishing with Destin’s Ultimate Guide Service and find out why they got their name! Fish with locally raised anglers who will always go out of their way to make sure that your fishing trip will give you memories to last a lifetime. Not only do the captains work hard and have extensive knowledge of the local fishery, they guarantee that by the time you finish your trip with them you will be a better fisherman.

The smaller of Destin’s Ultimate Guide Service’s two boats is a sturdy 20 ft Cape Horn center console that features a T-Top for shade and a safety rail that goes all around the front of the boat to keep the little ones out of harm’s way. The boat is powered by a 150 HP Yamaha engine that takes it to speeds of up to 40 knots, and it is equipped with a GPS, fishfinder, and VHF radio to help the captain navigate the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. There is also an ice box on board to keep any refreshments you bring with you cool all day long.

Destin’s Ultimate Guide Service specializes in family-friendly inshore and nearshore fishing charters. On a trip with them, you could stay close to land and fish with light tackle for big Redfish, Speckled Trout, Spanish Mackerel, and Tarpon, or you could head further offshore to battle with larger pelagic species like Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, and Cobia. Otherwise, fish the reefs, jigging for Amberjack and/or bottom fishing for Snappers and Groupers. The choice is yours, and the captain will be with you every step of the way with expert advice to make your day is the best it possibly could be.

All the rods and reels you will need for your excursion are included in the trip price, and your whole group’s fishing licenses will also be covered by the charter service.

Don’t just go fishing… Go catching!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full day 8 hours
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1040
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    A full day of action packed fishing. With the extra time our captains can mix it up, and give you plenty of oppurtunities at several different species of fish. If you would like to mix it up let us know, and we can spend half the time chasing bay fish and the rest in the Gulf chasing other great fish. This is the custom fishing trip designed for you. Let us know what you’re after and we will accommodate!
  • Private trip
    Full Day (6 Hours) - Bay/Gul PM
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    US$ 840
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This is a 6 hr fishing charter in the bay/gulf. (Weather dependent) In most cases bait will be caught at the beginning of the trip unless we are able to get it before. Target species include Mackerel, Groupers, Snappers, Amberjacks, Bull Redfish, and many more.
  • Private trip
    Full Day (6 Hours) - Bay/Gulf
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 840
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This is a 6 hr fishing charter in the bay/gulf. (Weather dependent) In most cases bait will be caught at the beginning of the trip unless we are able to get it before. Target species include Mackerel, Groupers, Snappers, Amberjacks, Bull Redfish, and many more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day (5 hours) - Bay/Gul PM
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 700
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This is a 5hr fishing charter in the bay/gulf. (Weather dependent) In most cases bait will be caught at the beginning of the trip unless we are able to get it before. You will fish for species like Snappers, Bull Redfish, Groupers, Amberjacks, and Mackerel.
  • Private trip
    Half Day (5 hours) - Bay/Gulf
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 700
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This is a 5hr fishing charter in the bay/gulf. (Weather dependent) In most cases bait will be caught at the beginning of the trip unless we are able to get it before. You will fish for species like Snappers, Bull Redfish, Groupers, Amberjacks, and Mackerel.
  • Private trip
    Shark Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 700
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This is a shark fishing charter for those who like to chase a thrill! We target several different species of sharks ranging from 3 ft to sometimes over 10ft! We know how to put you on some good shark fishing, and if you like catching monsters this is the trip for you! This trip is also available at night!
  • Private trip
    Bay Fishing Night Trip
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    US$ 560
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Not a morning person? The best news about the trout and redfish is they tend to feed even better at night! Join our captains on a trip around the Choctawhatchee bay fishing the lights for some explosive sight fishing for trout and redfish. This is bay fishing at its finest!
  • Private trip
    Half Day (4 Hours) - Bay/Gul PM
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 560
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This is a 4 hr fishing charter in the bay/gulf. (Weather dependent) In most cases bait will be caught at the beginning of the trip unless we are able to get it before. Target species include Bull Redfish, Snappers, Amberjacks, and more.
  • Private trip
    Kid's Fun Trip PM
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 420
    up to 5 persons
    This trip is all about the kids. Our Captains will take you around targeting small species of fish that usually bite often to keep the kids catching! This trip is catch and release and for beginner anglers. Let us teach your kids how to fish the right way!
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag)

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish
Sailfish
Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Red)
Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Cape Horn (Center console) originally built in 2004. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Fort Walton Beach to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
PayPal
Checks

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

About the Charter Operator

Destin's Ultimate Guide Service
Fort Walton Beach, Florida, United States
Member since March 2015
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Destin Ultimate Guide Service is a local company in Destin, Florida. It is operated by Captain JJ Botelho and Captain Adam Schroeder, who are both experts in fishing the local waters. Nothing makes their day more than taking others fishing, especially the kids, and watching their excitement when the bite happens and the fight is on!
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Fort Walton Beach Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.98 out of 5 stars from 14 reviews

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Fished July 18, 2018
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It was the highlight of our trip. Captain Ben had us on fish the whole time.

Fished July 3, 2018
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Captain JJ was great. He knew right where to go to put us on fish multiple times. Any time I’m at fort walton beach he’s who I’ll book.

Fished June 9, 2018
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