Special Ops Charters - Destin

Special Ops Charters offers the most amazing offshore adventures for pelagic and bottom fish in Destin, Florida. You will remember your trip for years to come and tell all your friends how you caught a big one! Captain Rob will take you where the big Snappers or Sailfish are - just take you pick!

You will fish aboard a 36 foot Hatteras offshore sport fishing boat. This beauty is powered by two 350 HP Detroit Diesel engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots. It is equipped with all the safety equipment and electronics you may need on your trip, and has a toilet, a bedroom, a kitchen and a great multimedia system.

Special Ops Charters will take you fishing in the offshore waters of Destin, Florida which are so rich with fish, you will have a hard time choosing which species to go for! You can catch smaller reef and nearshore fish like Snappers, Groupers, and Amberjack, or go for the big guys like Tuna, Marlin, Sailfish and Mahi Mahi.

Captain Rob, who has over 15 years of fishing experience and loves taking guest out, will adjust to you and your needs. If you prefer to sail nearshore, catch plenty of small fish and do some snorkeling - let him know. He’ll do it.

After your trip is over, your catch will be cleaned and filleted so you can take it home for dinner. You are encouraged to bring kids along so they can learn about the local fisheries and the importance of preserving them for the future generations.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Fishing Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,200
    up to 6 persons
    On the full day trip, you will spend 8 hours targeting different bottom fish. The length of the trip will allow you to travel further offshore where giant Groupers and Snappers reside. You will also be able to target other species that live near the bottom of the ocean. You will also have the opportunity to target pelagic species such as Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Wahoo, and Sailfish as you troll between fishing wrecks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Fishing Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $750
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will take you out to the nearshore waters where you can target Red Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Amberjack, Cobia, and other species. You will also have the opportunity to target Spanish and King Mackeral while trolling between fishing spots.
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About the Captain

Robert Bartleson
Niceville, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
8 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2016
Captain Rob was born and raised in Florida. Fishing has been his family blood for many generations. Come fishing with a 26 year Special Operations OEF/OIF Veteran. OUPV (6-pack) and 100GT Master USCG Captain’s License. First Mate Jody: Special Ops Rigger.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Hatteras (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1983. Powered by 2 4HP Detroit Diesel engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 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 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
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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5.00
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It was a full day plus and we loved it even if I did get sea sick..lol
It was a full day plus and we loved it even if I did get sea sick..lol
It was a full day plus and we loved it even if I did get sea sick..lol
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Aires D.
Canton, Georgia
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Captain Robert and Leon were over the top! The various types of fishing technics/ bait types made the whole trip a big fat...
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