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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Destin

According to customer reviews, My Destin Charters, Always Tight Fishing Charter Destin, and Southern Country Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Destin, Florida. Full list of top fishing charters in Destin.

The average price for a private 4 hour Destin fishing trip is $963, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,922 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

My Destin Charters, Always Tight Fishing Charter Destin, and Southern Country Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Destin.

The most popular fish species you can target are Red Snapper, King Mackerel (Kingfish), and Amberjack. Top fishing techniques include Trolling, Bottom Fishing, and Light Tackle. Reef fishing, wreck fishing, and offshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

The “Luckiest Fishing Village in the World” speaks for itself. Anglers from all over the world come to sample the delights of Destin’s fishing charters and to take on some of the most sought-after game fish in the world. From the shallow inshore waters of the Choctawhatchee Bay to the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the opportunities are endless!
 
Depending on the time of year you visit, you could sink your hook into delicious creatures such as Flounder, Sheepshead, Triggerfish, or Seatrout, along with tough-fighting Redfish, Jack Crevalle, and even Tarpon. And that’s just inshore!
 
Head to the deeper waters of the Gulf, and you can try bottom fishing for dinner, or troll the open waters for some true monsters. Mackerel, Cobia, Amberjack, Groupers, and Red Snapper are some of the prizes you’ll find nearshore. Meanwhile, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Sailfish, Marlin, and even Mako Sharks await in the deep. 
 
With so much fishing on offer, it’s no surprise that there’s a range of trips to choose from. Bring the whole family along and explore the calm waters inshore for as little as a couple of hours. Popular options include 3/4 day trips and full day trips, while some of the most enthusiastic fishermen enjoy spending up to a few days on a boat, making the most of these productive waters. 
 

Rules & Regulations

Aboard a Destin fishing charter, not only will your license be covered, but you’ll also have the knowledge of a true professional captain. As well as taking you to the sweet spots, they’ll also make sure that you’re fishing within the law when it comes to seasons and limits. 
Destin
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 27721 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

The weather may be a bit colder, but the fishing can be red hot. Head offshore to battle it out with a range of Snappers, or hit the bays and get your fill of delicious Redfish and Trout to take home. 

February

It's still a little cold for the pelagics to pass by, but there's plenty of options on the reefs and in the bays. Try bottom fishing wherever you go and land anything from Trout and Redfish to Snapper and Amberjack. 

March

You'll sense a flurry of activity in Destin as the weather begins to warm up. The fishing season starts to kick off with plenty of Cobia making the journey to the reefs, while bay fishing remains as good as before.

April

You'll know the season has arrived Destin when April strikes. Cobia fishing is at its peak and the Harbor Docks Tournament attracts anglers from all over the world looking to land that monster reef fish.

 

May

While the Cobia frenzy may be dying down, may brings with it the start of the offshore season. Head out to the deep waters for up to days on end and try trolling for pelagics or bottom fish for Groupers. 

June

Summer takes Destin by storm and you'll want to book early to avoid disappointment. Come and combine your thrilling fishing adventure with the chance to kick back on the beach – this is what you work for!

 

July

Get ready to dodge the sun, as temperatures in Destin reach the high 90s. Red Snapper season kicks off, meaning you'll want to head offshore, but you can always take advantage of the Tarpon bite with night fishing.

August

High season continues throughout August, with offshore fishing for pelagics still offering extreme anglers the chance of that trophy catch. Head offshore, to the reefs, or even inshore, and land any of Destin's prized fish.

September

As the crowds start to die down, there's no sign of the fishing going anywhere. The weather is still warm, so you should take advantage of this time of year, when Tuna and Sailfish come close to shore. 

October

Three words: Destin Fishing Rodeo. Over 30,000 anglers come to town over the whole month of October with a competition to suit all kinds of angler. Come and test your skills to be in with the chance of a top prize.

November

Fishing in Destin has to cool down at some point – but not in November! Make the most of the end of the pelagic season, while bay and bottom fishing is still on fire. Fill your boat to fill the freezer for the holidays! 

December

Temperatures are usually in the fifties in Destin in December, but that shouldn't stop you from coming here! Grab a festive fish feast in the bay or by bottom fishing along the reefs and catching your own dinner.

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Go out to federal waters if you want to get bigger fish this time of year. Still fun to fish in state waters though, and you might get lucky!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go out to federal waters if you want to get bigger fish this time of year. Still fun to fish in state waters though, and you might get lucky!
Joelle  M.
Joelle M. Crawfordville, Florida
The fish weren’t biting heavily today, but we were able to catch about 2 lbs of fish for dinner.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The fish weren’t biting heavily today, but we were able to catch about 2 lbs of fish for dinner.
Marc  B.
Marc B. United States
Try one of the party boats first round out. It's an inexpensive way to get a taste of the area and you have a ton of space to get out of the sun if needed.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Try one of the party boats first round out. It's an inexpensive way to get a taste of the area and you have a ton of space to get out of the sun if needed.
Mark  R.
Mark R. Canaseraga, NY
Make sure to ask what’s in season and you what you can take home by law..
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure to ask what’s in season and you what you can take home by law..
Jonathan  G.
Jonathan G. Denham Springs, Louisiana
Go when there haven't been any storms so your trip doesn't get cancelled from the bad weather
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go when there haven't been any storms so your trip doesn't get cancelled from the bad weather
Troy  L.
Troy L. Springfield, TN
Be ready fish are strong and you catch one after another. Trip of a lifetime
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready fish are strong and you catch one after another. Trip of a lifetime
Carrie  J.
Carrie J. Clarksville, Tennessee
The fishing is great when you have a captain who knows what he's doing. Had a great time. Will charter again the next time I'm in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The fishing is great when you have a captain who knows what he's doing. Had a great time. Will charter again the next time I'm in Destin
Ronald  S.
Ronald S.
Bring food and drinks. Take motion sickness medication an hour before the trip. Be respectful respected practice is to tip your crew at the end of the trip.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Bring food and drinks. Take motion sickness medication an hour before the trip. Be respectful respected practice is to tip your crew at the end of the trip.
Patrick  S.
Patrick S. Rogersville, AL
Verify what you are going to catch, I personally thought we would be catching bigger fish. Also fish booker made it nearly impossible to get in touch with the captain prior to our trip.
Very good
4.0 / 5
Verify what you are going to catch, I personally thought we would be catching bigger fish. Also fish booker made it nearly impossible to get in touch with the captain prior to our trip.
JOey  W.
JOey W. Woolwich Township, NJ
Charter Into the Blue and Captain Nino with First Mate Caden! They are friendly and fun and so knowledgeable!! On top of their game. Literally you will not be disappointed. Our boys have always wanted to go deep sea fishing and now they are literally “hooked”. And they both say we can ONLY go on this boat with this crew!! A new family tradition!! Thanks Nino and Caden
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Charter Into the Blue and Captain Nino with First Mate Caden! They are friendly and fun and so knowledgeable!! On top of their game. Literally you will not be disappointed. Our boys have always wanted to go deep sea fishing and now they are literally “hooked”. And they both say we can ONLY go on this boat with this crew!! A new family tradition!! Thanks Nino and Caden
Brad  G.
Brad G. Mooresville, NC
If you are booking a charter, read the reviews ! Be open to catching what is in season.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are booking a charter, read the reviews ! Be open to catching what is in season.
Karen  D.
Karen D. Knoxville, TN
Find a local who knows the sports and the gear to use. This makes for a very successful and fun time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Find a local who knows the sports and the gear to use. This makes for a very successful and fun time.
Dylan  F.
Dylan F. Destin, FL
Bring sunglasses, sun screen, hat, loose fitting clothes, and stay hydrated.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring sunglasses, sun screen, hat, loose fitting clothes, and stay hydrated.
Billy  S.
Billy S. Taylor, AL
I didn’t know what to expect, but it was better than I imagined. We caught fish the entire trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I didn’t know what to expect, but it was better than I imagined. We caught fish the entire trip.
Chris  D.
Chris D.
Set time aside for an offshore fishing trip while in Destin. It’s worth it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Set time aside for an offshore fishing trip while in Destin. It’s worth it.
Jason  M.
Jason M. Miramar Beach, Florida
Bring lots of sun screen! ? Early morning trips, are better for less choppy water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring lots of sun screen! ? Early morning trips, are better for less choppy water.
Sarah  H.
Sarah H. Ames, IA
Check on the water temperature if its too high fishing near shore is not the best unless its early morning or evening but offshore should be anytime in the summer. Usually July through September water temps go up but ask the locals they will tell you.
Very good
4.0 / 5
Check on the water temperature if its too high fishing near shore is not the best unless its early morning or evening but offshore should be anytime in the summer. Usually July through September water temps go up but ask the locals they will tell you.
Tony  G.
Tony G. Houston, TX
The family had a great time. Although my son would have wanted to fish for a bigger variety of fish. We should have asked more questions at booking. But it was a great experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The family had a great time. Although my son would have wanted to fish for a bigger variety of fish. We should have asked more questions at booking. But it was a great experience.
John  A.
John A. Dallas, TX
If it’s a first time, book with a knowledgeable captain to have them share a wealth of information for the most success.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If it’s a first time, book with a knowledgeable captain to have them share a wealth of information for the most success.
Jennifer  G.
Jennifer G. Polk City, IA
Head out on an early morning fishing run before the water heats up too much or temperature gets too hot to enjoy the time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Head out on an early morning fishing run before the water heats up too much or temperature gets too hot to enjoy the time.
Troy  W.
Troy W. Delafield, WI

Charter Boat Starfire
Charter Boat Starfire
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(81 reviews)
Good environment lots of fun lots of fish only a few keepers, but still overall still a very fun day
Bryan  M.
Bryan M. Marietta, GA
Dawn Patrol Charters
Dawn Patrol Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(198 reviews)
Last minute trip and Captain JT came through. We caught our limit of Mangrove Snapper and hit a few other spots to try our luck catching some Trout and Reds. Differently going to book with JT again
Brandy  S.
Brandy S. Cashiers, NC
Charter Boat Al-Lin
Charter Boat Al-Lin
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(113 reviews)
2nd year in a row using Harold and I can say I’ve never been disappointed. His crew is very professional and always on top of any issues we made. Can’t wait to do it again next year
Jason  P.
Jason P. Bowdon, GA
Just B Cause Charters
Just B Cause Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(432 reviews)
We had a great trip with Captain Mike. We had a group of 13 and all were able to fish at the same time with no issues. Matt, the first mate did an excellent job keeping everyone set up with bait and pulling all of our fish from the hooks. We caught fish all day and when it slowed down Captain Mike was quick to move to another spot. We will definitely use Captain Mike again.
Kevin  A.
Kevin A. Madison, MS
My Chance Charters
My Chance Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(427 reviews)
Great time fishing Captain Michael!! We caught a variety of fish including king mackerel and Spanish mackerel while trolling. While bottom fishing we caught red snapper, grouper, and trigger fish. Anytime the bite got slow throughout the day we immediately moved to a different fishing spot where they were biting. Awesome time fishing with them and looking forward to it again in the future.
Andrew  J.
Andrew J. Lakeland, TN
850 Charters—Capt. Jared
850 Charters—Capt. Jared
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(116 reviews)
Fishing was a quick choice. The day before it was stormy so we had to stay around the inside area. Luckily the Spanish Mackerel fish were hungry. It’s not only fishing for us but the entire experience. Captain Jered gave us that! Great conversation and laughs. He works hard to get you the fish experience but also answered 100 questions from me. He’s determined and efficient. The pelicans, sea gulls and sunrise were all bonuses.
Andy  T.
Andy T. United States
Reel Grace Fishing Charters
Reel Grace Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(12 reviews)
Despite a rough sea day, we found our sea legs and caught a great meal! They put us right on the fish and we had a great time catching them.
Brian  J.
Brian J. United States
Nelson Guide Company
Nelson Guide Company
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(110 reviews)
Our 1st trip and we had a great time. Si was knowledgeable and patient answering all questions. Will definitely book with him for our next trip
Brett  G.
Brett G. Harrison, TN
East Pass Inshore Charters
East Pass Inshore Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(645 reviews)
I was hoping to do more ocean fishing but the weather was not cooperating so we fished in the Bay. The captain knew where the fish were and we had a lot of fun catching mangrove snappers and Reds. Fun fishing trip and very competitive pricing.
Art  N.
Art N. United States
Nelson Guide Company
Nelson Guide Company
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(110 reviews)
Had a great time with Captain Si; caught Mangrove and Lane Snapper, Blue fish, a Scamp grouper and some Flounder. Not all keepers, but we got enough for a few suppers and we had an awesome time!
Teannetta  T.
Teannetta T. Gainesville, FL
850 Charters
850 Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(437 reviews)
Captain Matt was excellent guide and helped us connect with some fish. It was a sunset cruise with some fishing and fellowship thrown in. Good times.
Alan  M.
Alan M. United States
Destin Inshore Guides
Destin Inshore Guides
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(29 reviews)
Had the most wonderful time. It was my birthday also. Captain was the best ever. Would highly recommend.!!
Deborah  T.
Deborah T. United States
Last Cast Charters
Last Cast Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(488 reviews)
Great morning fishing with Last Cast Charters. The captain was quick to put us on mangrove snapper and sea trout. Anytime the bite got slow we moved to a different fishing location. The captain was quick to make sure our hooks were baited and casted to the perfect spots for us. I would HIGHLY recommend fishing with them.
Andrew  J.
Andrew J. Lakeland, TN
King of Kings Charters
King of Kings Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(276 reviews)
We had a blast with Captain Jayson and Juan! They were super nice and very knowledgeable. We came back with a mess of fish and bunch of great memories.
Abigayle  B.
Abigayle B. Pleasantville, TN
Apex Charters And Rentals
Apex Charters And Rentals
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(241 reviews)
2nd trip with James didn’t disappoint, great captain and will be back for many more trips. Whether the fish are biting or not, I assure you James will try his best to hook some type of fish.
Dakota  B.
Dakota B. Caldwell, WV
Always Tight Fishing Charter Destin
Always Tight Fishing Charter Destin
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(420 reviews)
10/10 would recommend choosing Always Tight for your fishing trip. We had a group of 6 and all got to do lots of fishing and caught lots to keep also. They will taylor the trip around what you want to do. The first mate was quick to get us all rebaited over and over again... and untangle the couple messes we made. After the trip, recommended a good place down the road that would cook up the fish for us.
Sam  Z.
Sam Z. Niceville, Florida
Have Fun Charters Co.
Have Fun Charters Co.
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(223 reviews)
Absolutely amazing captain. Ran into a little trouble beginning of the trip. Captain Robert fixed everything and made up for it on an awesome trip. Fish bite was slow and ran into a storm but it didn’t stop us getting fish on the lines and in the boat. Captain shows you his tips and tricks so you bite every cast. Highly recommend
Johann  B.
Johann B. Hephzibah, GA
Last Cast Charters
Last Cast Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(488 reviews)
Tanner was awesome!! He was running all over making sure we all had bait on our lines. He had my little guy fully engaged the whole time. I highly recommend this company and it’s crew!!
Marc  B.
Marc B. United States
My Destin Charters
My Destin Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
We had the best experience. Our crew did a great job making sure we caught as many fish as possible.
Jeanne  P.
Jeanne P. Detroit, Michigan
My Destin Charters
My Destin Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Caught a lot of fish and had a blast!! First mate Andrew was really great with taking care of us with bait and fish!! Would go back with them again!!
Eldon  H.
Eldon H. Bella Vista, AR

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