Destin's Boggy Bayou Inshore Charters

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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
    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)
    $600
    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
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $450
    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)
    $450
    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 the Captain

Dexter Early
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
3 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
42 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 Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)

Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)

Speckled Trout 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

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4.94
out of 5 stars from 42 reviews
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Chad E.
Magnolia, TX
 5.00
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Limited out with Capt. Dexter

VERIFIED   NEW  June 30, 2020
Great day on the water. Captain Dexter showed his local knowledge by putting us right on the fish. The only skill that exceeded...
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Brandon W.
Horn Hill, AL
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Had a great time today with Capt. Dexter!

VERIFIED   May 30, 2020
My son and I went on a half day trip with Captain Early today and we had an absolute blast!! Couldn’t ask for a better...
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Tommy C.
Winder, Georgia
 5.00
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Great Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  June 24, 2020
Me and my boys had the best time fishing with Dexter. Don’t hesitate to book a trip with him. We caught a lot of...
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Ryan S.
Bremen, GA
 5.00
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   NEW  June 11, 2020
He put on fish right away. Got our limits had a great time and alot of laughs. He was very patient and willing to work with...
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David G.
Austin, TX
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Half day with Captain Dexter

VERIFIED   NEW  June 25, 2020
Hard to find a more customer focused person than captain Dexter. Highly recommend!
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