The Soggy Bottom

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 22 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 225 HP Honda 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 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,000
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    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/Gulf
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $750
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    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 PM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $750
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    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/Gulf PM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $750
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    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
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $625
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    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 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $625
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    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
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    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/Gulf PM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    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.

About the Charter Operator

Destin's Ultimate Guide Service
Fort Walton Beach, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
6 Fishing Reports
175 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2015
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!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder

Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish
Sailfish

Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red)
Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon

Boat Specs

22' Cape Horn (Center console) originally built in 2004. Powered by a 250HP Honda engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 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
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea 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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 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
PayPal
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.86
out of 5 stars from 40 reviews
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Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
67%
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Sarah N.
Arlington, TX
 5.00
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Half Day with captain Andrew

VERIFIED   June 24, 2019
We had trouble getting bait in the morning and the winds were too bad to get out into the Gulf. But they worked with us and...
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Tripoli, IA
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Shark Week Adventure

VERIFIED   August 2, 2019
Fantastic experience with Capt. Bobby from booking to end.  Worked with us to make our first Gulf fishing trip memorable. ...
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Trey C.
Denham Springs, LA
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Half day trip with Captain Bobby

VERIFIED   August 3, 2019
Half day trip with Captain Bobby. The whole family had a great time with Captain Bobby. Very nice and knowledgeable of the...
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John H.
Pensacola, Florida
 5.00
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Very professional

VERIFIED   June 18, 2019
He was well mannered and did a very good job. I would recommend them to anyone. I am very satisfied with this business. They...
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Mike R.
Houston, TX
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November fishing trip

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