Ruthless Specials

Miracle Strip Parkway Southwes…
Fort Walton Beach FL, United States

Want to get more out of your vacation in Destin? Join Captain Elaine Rogers aboard “Ruthless” and create a truly customizable adventure just how you want it. Whether you would like to explore the wonderful ecosystem around Destin on a dolphin cruise or combine fishing with lodging for an extra special Panhandle adventure, Elaine has you covered.

Book a dolphin cruise, and you will be able to make your family happy on one of the most kid-friendly boats you can find. Make the trip your own and explore Crab Island for some fun in the sun. Ruthless is equipped with a head and plenty of shade, so you don’t have to worry about your kids’ comfort on the water. Please note: this trip does not involve fishing, it simply gives you an opportunity to relax and spend some quality time with your loved ones.

Elaine’s other special offer is equally unique. Don’t waste time and money finding somewhere to stay in Destin - this package includes a full eight hour fishing trip plus two nights of lodging in the Captain’s shared home. This beautiful living space has enchanted many a guest: with its shaded garden with a gazebo and a hot tub as well as two spacious bedrooms, it is the perfect setting to enjoy what this town has to offer.

Everything you need for your stay is included - and Captain Elaine may even share her favorite recipes with you so you can cook up your catch of the day the Destin way. What more could you want after a long day on the water?

Please remember that gratuities are very much appreciated. When calculating the amount, please consider the total trip price, including the deposit.

Don’t let this offer pass you by. Book your date before someone else does!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Fishing + 2 Nights Lodging
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    1 day trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    US$ 1200
    up to 6 persons / day
    Take a full day fishing trip with one of Destin's favorite charter operators and get two days of lodging included! Catch the best fish of the season and cook them up at the Captain's shared home, located a short drive from the beaches. This living space is very popular amongst its guests and features two bedrooms as well as a beautiful garden with a gazeebo and hot tub. Get a taste of what the World's Luckiest Fishing Village has to offer. Gratuitis are appreciated at 20% of the total trip price.

About this listing

Targeted Species

  Barracuda (Great)
  Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  Grouper (Gag)

  Grouper (Red)
  Jack Crevalle
  Shark (Blacktip)
  Snapper (Red)

  Snapper (Vermilion)
  Triggerfish (Gray)

Boat Specs

Robalo (Walkaround) originally built in 2004, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

23 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing


Life Jackets
Ice Box
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

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


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day 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


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:
American Express

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

About the Captain

E. Rogers
Fort Walton Beach, Florida, United States
Member since April 2015
I grew up in Biloxi, MS and have been fishing since I was in diapers. I started with bream fishing with a cane pole and graduated to deep sea fishing. After catching my first Gulf fish I was hooked. I just can't go back to fishing for smaller fish. My bait is bigger than a bream. LOL
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Fort Walton Beach Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.56 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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Elaine was wonderful. We had a great time and would do this again!

Fished July 25, 2017
E. Rogers (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 27, 2017

I really loved the trip to Crab Island with you guys.  I had a great time talking and visiting with you guys.  Hope to see you again soon!

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My family and I had a great time with captain Elaine. She was considerate of the fact that my girls had not been on a boat in years,while still making it a really fun ride. She made Sure we had plenty of photo opportunities with dolphins as well as finding lots of hermit crab while snorkeling on Crab Island. Elaine seemed more of a long time friend than someone we had just met as my wife and I celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary. I would recommend this charter to anyone with a family, my children fell in love with Elain. It was an occasion we will remember fondly for years to come.

Fished June 19, 2017
E. Rogers (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 21, 2017

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a very nice review for me.  I am so glad you and your family had a great time.  Your family is adorable and I enjoyed showing them around and even having them over to my house to play the “ring game”.  I too felt like you were part of my family.  So glad we could meet and enjoy all that this “paradise” has to offer.

Capt. Elaine

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Four of us went on fishing trip and in 8 hours only caught 2 keeper fish. We caught 11 trigger fish that we couldn’t keep. To pay that kind of money we were very disappointed. The stay for 2 nights at Elaine’s was great. I’ll never pay that kind of money again to catch only 2 fish.

Fished June 17, 2017
E. Rogers (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 18, 2017

Thanks for selecting my charter.  I am sorry you were disappointed with the fishing trip.  When we left the house for the trip I was thinking the seas would be calm and the waves would be 1ft as predicted.  As you know we got out to the Destin Pass and the waves were extremely high…something we cannot control.  We bought bait and I informed you we would try to troll to see if the waves would subside some so we could go out to fish.  We trolled for about 1 hour and finally saw a break in the waves.  Because of the direction of the waves it was slow going to get to a spot to fish.  At that time I offered to turn back and to refund the trip and only charge for the cost of the accommodations but you all acted disappointed and wanted to go out to fish.  I proceeded to a spot 20 miles out only to find the spots loaded with trigger fish.  Trigger fish was not opened in 2017 because of being over fished as I explained.  We could have stayed at the spots we stopped and caught tons of triggers but we moved around to see if we could find snapper.  Unfortunately, it is fishing and not catching.  We try our best to get you fish but we all have to contend with government regulations, weather and waves.

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