Destin's Boggy Bayou Inshore Charters

Destin’s Boggy Bayou Inshore Charters invites you and your family on a fishing trip in Choctawhatchee Bay and the sounding areas. Trips depart from a number of locations from Destin to Ft. Walton Beach, FL. Sail into the bay and bayous that surround it. The charter is owned and operated by Captain Dexter Early who is very child-friendly and loves taking families with kids fishing.

Captain Dexter will take you out on his 18-foot Tracker aluminum fishing boat, originally built in 2016. It is powered by a 60 HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots. This awesome speed means you can move from one productive spot to the next very quickly, and not lose out on the fishing time.

The vessel is fully equipped with the necessary USCG approved safety equipment, and contains all up to date electronics such as a fishfinder and a GPS. There is also a livewell on board for the baits, as well as rods, reels, tackle, live baits, and lures. Your trip also includes a fishing license.

Destin’s Boggy Bayou Inshore Charters will take you fishing for Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Black Drum, and Sheepshead using a variety of techniques. For example, you can use live bait to catch a lot of different fish or be selective and target larger fish with artificial baits.

Destin’s Boggy Bayou Inshore Charters try to tailor their charters to the skill level and desire of the client. Trips can depart from Fort Walton Beach, Navarre, and Santa Rosa Beach. So book a trip and let Captain Dexter know what you want to catch, and he’ll take you there!

***The boat can accommodate up to 4 adults***



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $750
    up to 4 persons
    The full day trip is 8 hours long and will take you to the Choctawhatchee Bay and bayous surrounding it where you can target Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Black Drum, Sheepshead, and more. The boat can accommodate up to 3 adults, plus 1 child, or 2 adults plus 2 children, or 1 adult plus 3 children.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $550
    up to 1 person
    + $50
    each additional person
    This half day trip will take you to the Choctawhatchee Bay and bayous surrounding it where you can target Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Black Drum, Sheepshead, and more. The boat can accommodate up to 4 persons. 3 adults, plus 1 child, or 2 adults plus 2 children, or 1 adult plus 3 children.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip AM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $350
    up to 1 person
    + $50
    each additional person
    This half day trip will take you to the Choctawhatchee Bay and bayous surrounding it where you can target Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Black Drum, Sheepshead, and more. The boat can accommodate up to 3 adults, plus 1 child, or 2 adults plus 2 children, or 1 adult plus 3 children.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip PM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $350
    up to 1 person
    + $50
    each additional person
    This half day trip will take you to the Choctawhatchee Bay and bayous surrounding it where you can target Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Black Drum, Sheepshead, and more. The boat can accommodate up to 3 adults, plus 1 child, or 2 adults plus 2 children, or 1 adult plus 3 children.

About the Captain

Dexter Early
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
29 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2017
Captain Dexter is a passionate shallow water fisherman and captain. He enjoys taking his family out on the water and loves to have other families with kids aboard, too. He is a patient man with beginners and with children, and is always there to lend advice and a helping hand. He has fished the local waters for over 58 years.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Bluefish
Flounder
Grouper (Gag)

Redfish
Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red)

Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Tracker (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 60HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.93
out of 5 stars from 29 reviews
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Larry G.
Alpharetta, GA
 5.00
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Half day trip with Captain Dexter

VERIFIED   June 13, 2019
Had a terrific time fishing with Captain Dexter. He is a very friendly and gracious gentleman that provided a great fishing...
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James A.
Baltimore, Maryland
 4.67
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Half day excursion with Captain Dexter

VERIFIED   August 2, 2019
We weren’t sure what to expect from our first ever chartered fishing adventure. It felt more like fishing with a lost...
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Charles P.
Santa Rosa Beach, FL
 5.00
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Ultimate in Kid Friendly

VERIFIED   August 1, 2019
Captain Dexter is a very customer friendly and kid friendly guide.  He was incredible in working with my seven year old...
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Brody C.
United States
 5.00
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Great afternoon with Dexter

VERIFIED   July 2, 2019
Dexter was one of the best guides we’ve ever had. He got us on fish quick and we caught exactly what we wanted. We had a...
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Scott J.
White Hall, WV
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Half Day Trip with Captain Early

VERIFIED   July 11, 2019
Had a great time fishing with Captain Early.  It was our first charter in Florida, and will be going back the next time...
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