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
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $800
    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 4 persons.
  • 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.
  • 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)
    $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 4 persons.
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About the Captain

Dexter Early
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
4 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
56 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
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

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Great time fishing!
Great Captain
Fishing with Dexter
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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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The captain canceled

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Robert Y.
Fletcher, NC
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Caught fish, kids loved it!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip AM on April 7, 2021
Captain Early is so good with kids - even those that ask questions in rapid fire!  He was very attentive to them, taught them...
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Jennifer M.
Dublin, OH
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Great time fishing!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip PM on June 15, 2021
Dexter was a great guide for our morning fishing trip. He knew the bay very well, and eventually found a spot for my boys to...
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Brent A.
Midlothian, VA
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Half day trip with Captain Dexter Early

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip AM on April 6, 2021
This is REAL fishing, with light tackle and small boat in bayou waters off the Gulf. Captain Early knows this area inside and...
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Trey H.
Flower Mound, TX
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6 hour trip with Captain Early

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on May 29, 2021
Caught slot limit of Reds and made extra effort that all caught a red. Little extra effort means a lot to me. Dexter was friendly...
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FAQs about Destin's Boggy Bayou Inshore Charters

Destin's Boggy Bayou Inshore Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - Half Day Trip AM (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Destin's Boggy Bayou Inshore Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Destin's Boggy Bayou Inshore Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water)
  • Fishing License

Destin's Boggy Bayou Inshore Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Choctawhatchee Bay And Bayous)
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Destin's Boggy Bayou Inshore Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (7 to 7.6 med/light rods, Shimano 3000 reels)
  • Heavy Tackle (For Snapper and Grouper)
  • Bottom Fishing (For a verity of species)
  • Spinning
  • Jigging (Deep water on structure)
  • Popping (Popping cork for Sea Trout)

Top targeted fish species with Destin's Boggy Bayou Inshore Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Speckled Trout