Destin's Boggy Bayou Inshore Charters

Santa Rosa Boulevard
Fort Walton Beach FL, United States

Destin’s Boggy Bayou Inshore Charters invites you and your family on a fishing trip in Choctawhatchee Bay, Florida. Trips depart from a number of locations in the Destin area and 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 3 adults, plus 1 small child, or 2 adults plus 2 children, or 1 adult plus 3 children. ***


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US$ 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 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US$ 550
    up to 1 person
    + US$ 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 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US$ 350
    up to 1 person
    + US$ 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 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US$ 350
    up to 1 person
    + US$ 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.
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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 Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
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 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:
Cash
Checks

About the Captain

Dexter Early
Fort Walton Beach, Florida, United States
Member since April 2017
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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.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Fort Walton Beach Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 10 reviews

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Had a great day.  Easy getting around fishing spots. Caught 23 inch Red and some speckled trout.

Highly recommend.

Fished April 6, 2018
Dexter Early (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 8, 2018

Thanks for the review Tony.  That big smile says it all.  I hope to fish with you guys again.  Capt Dexter

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Had a great morning. Captain Dexter put us on a lot of fish. Made us very comfortable and welcome. I would definitely recommend and will rebook next time in Destin.

Fished April 5, 2018
Dexter Early (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 5, 2018

Thanks for booking with me Brian.  It’s nice to know fisherman are the same all over the world.  We love to battle a good fish.  Just spending time together enjoying God’s creation make for a great day and catching a few good fish doesn’t hurt anything either.  I look forward to fishing with you guys again.

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Had a fantastic time fishing with Captain Dexter. He’s A class. He knows a lot about the area and can find the fish. Had a 40 degree morning fishing and they weren’t biting good at all but ended up with four keepers. Highly Recommend!

Fished March 14, 2018
Dexter Early (The Captain)
Replied to this review on March 14, 2018

Thanks for the kind words Gene.  It was a tuff morning with the cold and wind, but I was happy with our ending. I hope to see you again.  Have a safe trip home.

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