Nautigirl Charters

Nautigirl Charters invites you to explore the beautiful State Waters of Destin, Florida. Captain Art Smith will work hard to make you feel like you are part of the crew. Fish like the locals!

On your day out, you will enjoy being one of the family who is always taken care of. Once you reach your fishing grounds, your hooks will be baited and your rods will be ready. Capt. Art will show you the ropes and guide you through the basics before you make your first cast.

Cruise 20 miles down the beach and check the bite up to nine miles from shore. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, the captain will take you fishing the beautiful bays for whatever is in season.

Enjoy the fine science of fishing while focusing on Red Snapper, Vermilion Snapper, Cobia, King Mackerel, and Spanish Mackerel. Test yourself in trolling, fish with light and heavy tackle.

Hop onboard the ‘Nautigirl,’ a fully restored 24’ Grady White cuddy cabin. She comes powered by twin 115 HP Yamaha engines and can cruise at a top speed of 30 knots. The Nautigirl provides comfortable fishing space for up to six anglers and is equipped with professional electronics, tools, and accessories. Plus, there is a marine toilet on board.

Before you step foot on board, you will need to bring your own food and drinks. Everything else will be provided by the crew, including all Penn rods and reels. On your way to the hottest spots, you will be able to enjoy some of the historic sites and relax with your family and friends.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,480
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    If you are up to a challenge, this is your trip. Spend eight hours on the water, cruise 20 miles down the beach, and come back to shore with your very own 'catch of the day.' Troll for Red Snapper, Kingfish, and many more.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,100
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    This package is great for anglers of all ages and skill levels. Capt. Art always goes the extra mile for his customers. You will be fishing for Snapper, Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, and Kingfish.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,100
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    This six-hour afternoon trip is great for those who are looking for more hours on the water. Check as many productive spots as possible, targeting Red Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Cobia, and Vermilion Snapper.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Extended (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $925
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    If you want just one more hour on the water, this is your trip. Return to shore just before midday with the ice chest full of exciting catches. Target Snapper, Mackerel, Cobia, and who knows what else?
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Extended (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $925
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    This five-hour trip will see you exploring the afternoon bite up to nine miles offshore. You will be targeting Snapper, Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, and Kingfish.

About the Captain

Art Smith
Destin, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
11 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2017
Captain Art Smith has been mastering the waters in and around Destin, Florida for almost three decades now. But his fishing repertoire doesn’t include only the ‘World’s Luckiest Fishing Village.’ Art has been working for over 50 years, fishing and diving all around the world. Capt. Art is a Master S.C.U.B.A. and is familiar with everything that lives under the sea.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Vermilion)

Spanish Mackerel

Boat Specs

Grady White (Cuddy cabin) originally built in 1986, and restored in 2017. Powered by 2 115HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. 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 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.72
out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Matthew R.
Atlanta, GA
 5.00
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   April 9, 2018
Went out with captain Jim and deck hand Ted for a great day of fishing.  Trolled for two hours catching some macarel and...
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Adrienne T.
Bonaire, GA
 5.00
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VERIFIED   March 24, 2018
We had an excellent experience yesterday with this crew.  My son has a cast on and they were very helpful and for my daughter...
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Dakota S.
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
 5.00
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March fishing trip

VERIFIED   March 14, 2018
We had an incredible time with the crew on Miss Nautica. They made sure we had a great experience and caught a good amount...
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Keith L.
Morrison, Illinois
 5.00
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Half Day Trip aboard Nautigirl Charters

VERIFIED   May 6, 2018
My family had a great time and the staff was very helpful all 5 stars across the board thank you will book again for sure.
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Perry A.
Walker, LA
 5.00
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VERIFIED   April 30, 2018
The captain and crew was great they made sure we had a great time and we had plenty of fish to catch
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