Destin’s Ultimate Guide Service – The Soggy B

Come fishing with Destin’s Ultimate Guide Service and you’ll discover just how they got their name! You’ll get to cast a line with locally-raised anglers who’ll make sure that your fishing trip gives you memories to last a lifetime.

The captains behind this charter work hard and have extensive knowledge of the local fishery. In addition to this, they also guarantee that by the time you finish your trip with them, you’ll be a better fisherman!

"The Soggy Bottom" is a sturdy 22’ Cape Horn center console, built to accommodate up to 6 guests. She features a T-Top for shade, as well as a safety rail that goes all around the front of the boat. It’s perfect for keeping the little ones out of harm’s way!

This vessel is powered by a 225 HP Honda engine and reaches speeds of up to 40 knots. She’s equipped with a GPS, fishfinder, and VHF radio to aid your captain in navigating the plentiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico. There’s also an ice box on board, so any refreshments you bring with you will be kept nice and cool all day long.

When it comes to what your adventure will look like, your captain specializes in family-friendly inshore and nearshore fishing charters. You can stay close to land and fish with light tackle for huge Redfish, Speckled Trout, Spanish Mackerel, and Tarpon, or head further offshore to battle larger pelagic species like Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, and Cobia.

Otherwise, you can fish the reefs, jigging for Amberjack and bottom fishing for Snappers and Groupers. The choice is yours, and your captain will be with you every step of the way to make your day is the best it can possibly be.

All the fishing gear that you’ll need for your excursion are included in your trip, and your group’s fishing license will also be covered by the charter service. All that’s left is to hop aboard The Soggy Bottom. Don’t just go fishing…Go catching!



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  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,100
    price breakdown
    $1,100
    What could be better than a full day of action-packed fishing? With the extra time available, your captain can mix it up, and give you plenty of opportunities at several different species of fish. Just let him know what you'd like to do! You can spend half the time chasing bay fish and the rest in the Gulf chasing huge species. It's up to you! No matter what you decide, you'll be provided with top-quality fishing gear, as well as a valid fishing license.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Bay/Gulf (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $840
    price breakdown
    $840
    Start your day in the right way by spending your morning out on the water! This 6-hour adventure will give you early birds plenty of time to explore these fishing grounds. You'll start by catching your bait, and will then move on to targeting species such as include Mackerel, Groupers, Snappers, Amberjacks, Bull Redfish, and whatever else is biting. Your fishing license and fishing gear will be provided for you.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Bay/Gulf (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    If you're not a morning person, but would like to spend more time out on the water, join your captain for this 6-hour afternoon adventure! You'll start your trip off by catching some bait, and will then move to the hottest fishing spots. Your target species include Mackerel, Groupers, Snappers, Amberjacks, Bull Redfish, and whatever else is biting. Your fishing license and top-quality fishing gear will be included for you.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Shark Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    This 5-hour Shark fishing adventure is perfect for those who like to chase a thrill! You'll target several different species of Sharks, ranging from 3 feet to over 10 feet. Your captain knows how to put you on some good Shark fishing, so if you like catching monsters, this is the trip for you. If you'd like to fish at night, under the cover of darkness, just let your captain know. Your fishing gear is included, as well as a valid license for your group.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Bay/Gulf (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    Spend a little more time in the morning exploring the waters of the bay or Gulf and increase your chances of hooking that monster catch! You'll generally start off by catching your bait at the beginning of the trip, before heading to the fishing hot spots. Here, you will fish for species like Snappers, Bull Redfish, Groupers, Amberjacks, and Mackerel. Your captain will make sure you're provided with a valid fishing license and top-quality fishing gear.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Bay/Gulf (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    Hit the snooze button a couple of times before heading out to spend 5 hours on these productive waters! Generally, bait will be caught at the beginning of the trip, and then you'll move on to exploring the hottest fishing grounds. Here, you will fish for species such as Snappers, Bull Redfish, Groupers, Amberjacks, and Mackerel. Your captain will provide a fishing license for your whole group, as well as top-quality fishing gear.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Night Fishing Bay Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    $560
    price breakdown
    $560
    Not a morning person? The best thing about Trout and Redfish is that they tend to feed even better at night! Join your captain on a trip around the Choctawhatchee Bay, fishing the lights and experiencing some explosive sight fishing as you search for Trout and Redfish. This is bay fishing at its finest! You'll be provided with a fishing license and all the fishing gear you need, too.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Bay/Gulf (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $560
    price breakdown
    $560
    Spend the morning exploring the waters of the bay or the Gulf on this 4-hour excursion! In most cases, you'll start off by catching your bait at the beginning of the trip. Then you'll move on to casting your line for target species such as huge Bull Redfish, Snappers, and Amberjacks. You'll be provided with a fishing license, and all the gear you need for a productive day on the water.
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About the Captain

J.J. Botelho
Fort Walton Beach, Florida, United States
6 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
236 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since March 2015
Destin's 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 Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder Flounder

Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Sailfish Sailfish

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon 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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days 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 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 4% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.81
out of 5 stars from 57 reviews
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Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
73%
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Liz H.
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Night fishing with Captain David

VERIFIED   July 22, 2020
We experienced our first night fishing trip with Captain David and we had a Great time. The scenery at night is spectacular....
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Great night fishing

VERIFIED   NEW  October 15, 2020
We had a fantastic trip.  We hooked up quick and often with some really great reds.  Would definitely recommend...
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Wonderful day of fishing

VERIFIED   June 22, 2020
We had a great day of fishing. Managed to get our limit of really big red snapper, plus a few others. Great captain and mate;...
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