Windwalker II Charters

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Windwalker II Charters is based in Destin, Florida - “The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village”. The company offers fun fishing experience in the Gulf of Mexico. An easy-going vessel, a relaxed atmosphere, an experienced and knowledgeable crew – what else is needed for a fun day out on the water?

Enjoy your fishing trip with Windwalker II Charters aboard a 48-ft custom-built boat, which comes powered by a 300 HP Detroit Diesel engine. This fishing machine can accommodate up to fifteen anglers. Its navigational electronics include a GPS, a VHF radio, and a fish finder. The boat’s flybridge will aid your search for the fish and an ice-box will keep the catch fresh and the drinks cool during the day. Inside, the vessel is air-conditioned and is equipped with a toilet, which is a much-needed thing when staying on the water. As well as that, there is a live bait tank fitted along with downriggers for a professional fishing experience.

The waters of Destin are abundant with a wide range of fish species, and Windwalker II Charters is familiar with the methods that work best to make an outstanding catch possible.

Enjoy a productive 4-6-hour trip to Destin’s shallow waters, or travel further out to deeper waters on a longer trip. Go trolling close to the shore for Spanish Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, and Bonito. Or take a ride further out for an exciting fight with those blue water monsters – Wahoo, Tuna, White Marlin, Sailfish, and Blue Marlin.

A fishing trip with Windwalker II Charters comes inclusive with rods, reels, tackle, lures, and live bait, along with the licenses for you and your group. If you decide to keep the catch, it will be cleaned and filleted after the trip for a ride home, where you could take it for dinner later. Feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks!

Take advantage of the fun of fishing with Windwalker II Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 7 - Jan 1
    $2,280
    price breakdown
    $2,280
    For hardcore anglers only! Get ready to cruise out to Destin's seriously deep offshore waters on this 12-hour extravaganza. You'll be targeting world-famous big game species, including Wahoo, huge Tuna varieties, White Marlin, Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, and whatever else happens to be biting. You'll be provided with top-quality rods and reels, bait, tackle, and a valid fishing license, and your catch will be cleaned after the trip free of charge.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 7 - Jan 1
    $1,900
    price breakdown
    $1,900
    If you're a serious fisherman who wants to experience the best that Destin's offshore waters have to offer, join your captain on this extended trip! You'll have the chance to fish further offshore, cruising to seriously deep waters. This means that you'll be targeting huge varieties of Wahoo, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, White and Blue Marlin, and Sailfish. Your captain will make sure you're provided with rods, reels, bait, tackle and a fishing license. Just bring your best game face!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 7 - Jan 1
    $1,520
    price breakdown
    $1,520
    If you want to travel further out from Destin's coast, and explore plentiful offshore waters, join your captain on this full-day trip! You'll have the chance to combine trolling and bottom fishing to target your catch, which means you'll hook anything from hard-fighting Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and maybe even Marlin. Your captain will provide you with all the necessary gear and tackle, as well as bait and a fishing license. Bring your own food and drinks if you wish!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour (PM) Post 8 Hour AM Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $1,140
    price breakdown
    $1,140
    Only available after an 8 hour morning trip. This trip is perfect for newer guests, or families traveling with little ones – you'll spend slightly more time on the water, but will keep Destin's shoreline in sight! You'll have the chance to target anything from King and Spanish Mackerel, Snapper species, and maybe even a Mahi Mahi or two. Your captain will be on hand to help you master the best techniques to hook your catch, and will provide you with rods, reels, bait, tackle, and a valid fishing license.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 7 - Jan 1
    $1,140
    price breakdown
    $1,140
    If you're an early riser who wants to spend more time on the water, and try out a combination of techniques, join your captain on this 6-hour morning trip! It'll give you more time to combine trolling and bottom fishing, which means you'll target a wider variety of fish, including Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, Bonito, and many more. Your captain will provide you with top-notch rods and reels, bait, tackle, and a valid fishing license for all guests.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 1
    $1,140
    price breakdown
    $1,140
    Travel further out from the coast of Destin, spend more time on the water, and get ready to hook a wider variety of fish! You'll target huge Snapper species, including Red and Mangrove, as well as Mackerel, Jack Crevalle, Cobia, Mahi Mahi, Bonito, and more. Your captain will show you the best techniques, including trolling, and will provide rods, reels, bait, tackle, and a fishing license for you. Please note that your trip departure time is flexible, depending on when your captain's morning trip ends.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour (PM) Post 8 hour AM trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $965
    price breakdown
    $965
    Only available after an 8 hour morning trip. This trip is perfect for newer guests, or families traveling with little ones – you'll spend slightly more time on the water, but will keep Destin's shoreline in sight! You'll have the chance to target anything from King and Spanish Mackerel, Snapper species, and maybe even a Mahi Mahi or two. Your captain will be on hand to help you master the best techniques to hook your catch, and will provide you with rods, reels, bait, tackle, and a valid fishing license.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 7 - Jan 1
    $965
    price breakdown
    $965
    If you're an early riser, join your captain and get ready to target the morning bite! This trip is perfect for newer anglers, or hardened fishermen on a tight schedule, as you'll spend less time on the water but still get to hook some incredible fish. You'll be targeting Snapper species, including Red and Mangrove, King and Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, and plenty more. Your captain will provide you with rods, reels, bait, tackle, and a fishing license.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 1
    $965
    price breakdown
    $965
    This trip is perfect for newer guests, or families traveling with little ones – you'll spend slightly more time on the water, but will keep Destin's shoreline in sight! You'll have the chance to target anything from King and Spanish Mackerel, Snapper species, and maybe even a Mahi Mahi or two. Your captain will be on hand to help you master the best techniques to hook your catch, and will provide you with rods, reels, bait, tackle, and a valid fishing license. The departure time is flexible.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - May 31
    $770
    price breakdown
    $770
    If you want to spend less time out on the water and still hook some world-famous Floridian fish, join your captain for this short-but-sweet morning adventure! You'll explore Destin's nearshore fishing grounds, where you'll come face-to-gills with anything from Jack Crevalle, Snapper species, and Mackerel species, plus whatever else is biting. Your departure time will vary depending on specific conditions for the day. Rods, reels, bait, tackle, and your license are included.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - May 31
    $770
    price breakdown
    $770
    If you want to spend less time out on the water and still hook some world-famous Floridian fish, join your captain for this short-but-sweet morning adventure! You'll explore Destin's nearshore fishing grounds, where you'll come face-to-gills with anything from Jack Crevalle, Snapper species, and Mackerel species, plus whatever else is biting. Your departure time will vary depending on specific conditions for the day. Rods, reels, bait, tackle, and your license are included.
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About the Captain

Bernie Lefebvre
Destin, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
167 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since January 2017
Captain Bernie Lefebvre is a native of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, brought to the area via his father's military assignment. The opportunity to grow up on the waters of the Emerald Coast allowed Bernie to gain both knowledge and experience. His passion for fishing began when he was a young boy, when he went fishing with his Dad and friends. In 1984, Bernie worked with a friend and his father for a Destin charter boat business. While in college, Bernie worked as a deckhand and dreamed about starting his own company, which he did after 15 years of working in the Information Technology field. Captain Bernie has taken part in various fishing tournaments, where he became a big fan of offshore trolling. For Bernie, the greatest thing about fishing is the excitement and fun it can provide to people of all ages!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Sailfish Sailfish

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Custom (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1979. Powered by a 300HP Detroit Diesel engine.

Length
48 ft
Capacity
15 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 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 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
Checks

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (108)
4.58
out of 5 stars from 167 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
5 hour afternoon run
5 hour afternoon run
6 Hours with Capt. Bernie
+105
Angler Rating
122
29
7
6
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
89%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
85%
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Thomas M.
Winder, Georgia
 5.00
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5 hour afternoon run

VERIFIED   NEW  September 5, 2020
Bernie and Mark were first rate, and we could not have been luckier with the weather.  We were all able to catch multiple...
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Allison A.
United States
 5.00
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Locals Paradise

VERIFIED   July 20, 2020
Our family celebrated my husbands 40th birthday with a much anticipated fishing trip. It was a gorgeous day out on the Emerald...
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Lisa S.
Galena, OH
 5.00
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Bucket List!

VERIFIED   June 15, 2020
3 teens, 2 dads, and a mom had perfect half day trip with Captain Bernie & his first mate Mark! Boat was perfect size for...
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Lucky L.
Taylorsville, North Carolina
 4.67
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   August 4, 2020
6 hour charter fishing was what we went with. Our trip was delay due to mechanical issue, so our schedule was changed to depart...
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Wesley C.
United States
 5.00
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6 hour morning trip

VERIFIED   July 16, 2020
Just want to start by saying we had a blast. The captain and first mate were awesome. We had a group of 6 adults and three...
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