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Destin Fishing Charters

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Destin: 198 fishing charters available

Cinnsational Saltwater Fishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(78 reviews)
Destin
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Southern Country Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(170 reviews)
Destin
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Apex Charters And Rentals

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(163 reviews)
Destin
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trips from $675

Just Reel

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(219 reviews)
Destin
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trips from $650

850 Charters – 26'

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(344 reviews)
Destin
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Always Tight Fishing Charter Destin

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(340 reviews)
Destin
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trips from $880

Lonestar Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(39 reviews)
Destin
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trips from $800

Hound Dog Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.3 / 5
(182 reviews)
Destin
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trips from $1,200

Last Cast Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(328 reviews)
Destin
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Southern Country Charters – 27'

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(18 reviews)
Destin
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trips from $600

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Destin

The average price for a private 4 hour Destin fishing trip is $865, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,792 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Cinnsational Saltwater Fishing, Southern Country Charters, and Apex Charters And Rentals are some of the most popular fishing charters in Destin, Florida. Full list of top fishing charters in Destin.

Southern Country Charters and Apex Charters And Rentals 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 bottom fishing, trolling, and deep sea fishing. Reef fishing, offshore fishing, and wreck 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 25013 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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This year in September it was over 90 degrees everyday so far. So dress and protect accordingly. You have to learn how to fish this area if you don't know gulf fishing/salt water fishing. I look forward to next trip to Destin and trying my luck again.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
This year in September it was over 90 degrees everyday so far. So dress and protect accordingly. You have to learn how to fish this area if you don't know gulf fishing/salt water fishing. I look forward to next trip to Destin and trying my luck again.
Patrick  H.
Patrick H. Decatur, MI
The first thing is to learn is that you have to learn Destin. You may not kill it the first time. You need seasonal clothing and food/refreshments. Warm months require covering and hydration. Right tackle, etc.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
The first thing is to learn is that you have to learn Destin. You may not kill it the first time. You need seasonal clothing and food/refreshments. Warm months require covering and hydration. Right tackle, etc.
Patrick  R.
Patrick R. Decatur, MI
Just know what is in season and which type of fishing you need to book, etc. i.e. Federal waters, etc. Otherwise enjoy some great fishing in the beautiful waters around Destin!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just know what is in season and which type of fishing you need to book, etc. i.e. Federal waters, etc. Otherwise enjoy some great fishing in the beautiful waters around Destin!!
Michael  M.
Michael M. Ozark, MO
Listen and learn, every trip out is an adventure. The fish may not always cooperate, but the scenery is spectacular and and the Captains I've fished with over the years have always made the trips fun and memorable...
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen and learn, every trip out is an adventure. The fish may not always cooperate, but the scenery is spectacular and and the Captains I've fished with over the years have always made the trips fun and memorable...
Fred  S.
Fred S. Somerville, TN
Just relax and enjoy it . Enjoy the memories. Hope it it’s a beautiful day ,
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Just relax and enjoy it . Enjoy the memories. Hope it it’s a beautiful day ,
Tanna  T.
Tanna T. Dublin, TX
Go with capain mike for your first trip he definitely knows what he is doing and will get you your best bang for your buck !!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with capain mike for your first trip he definitely knows what he is doing and will get you your best bang for your buck !!!
Ronald  S.
Ronald S. Sweetwater, TN
Yes fishing with my 8 year old grandson who pulled in the largest Snapper was a life long memory maker. His father brought a 6 foot shark up the the boat which was an added bonus!
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Yes fishing with my 8 year old grandson who pulled in the largest Snapper was a life long memory maker. His father brought a 6 foot shark up the the boat which was an added bonus!
Kevin  R.
Kevin R. Barnstable, MA
What I would recommend is find somebody that has lived in Destin for quite some time and knows the waters and where the hotspots are
Excellent
5.0 / 5
What I would recommend is find somebody that has lived in Destin for quite some time and knows the waters and where the hotspots are
John  P.
John P. Hutto, TX
Our Captain took us out approximately 20 miles to provide the best spots for great red snapper. It was great. Our group caught some beautiful reds. We did have some issue with sharks taking our catch but we still managed a nice catch. The weather was challenging but the Captain kept watch and kept us moving. It was a great trip!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Our Captain took us out approximately 20 miles to provide the best spots for great red snapper. It was great. Our group caught some beautiful reds. We did have some issue with sharks taking our catch but we still managed a nice catch. The weather was challenging but the Captain kept watch and kept us moving. It was a great trip!
Katina  G.
Katina G. College Station, TX
Beautiful Waters, fishing tournaments and events going on all month! Great fishing, great atmosphere!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Beautiful Waters, fishing tournaments and events going on all month! Great fishing, great atmosphere!
Jordan  M.
Jordan M. Zachary, Louisiana
Wear sunscreen. Plan to get wet while riding to fishing spot. Maybe bring a towel!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wear sunscreen. Plan to get wet while riding to fishing spot. Maybe bring a towel!
Tamarra  B.
Tamarra B. Birmingham, Alabama
Explain your experience level and your expectations and fish with an experienced guide.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Explain your experience level and your expectations and fish with an experienced guide.
Jeff  A.
Jeff A. Greeneville, TN
Definitely hit up Dawn Patrol, they won’t disappoint. Bay fishing is a great start for first timers for sure.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely hit up Dawn Patrol, they won’t disappoint. Bay fishing is a great start for first timers for sure.
Brian  S.
Brian S. Hamilton, OH
Find the right boat and captain. Many boats, but few know where or how to fish.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Find the right boat and captain. Many boats, but few know where or how to fish.
Michael  M.
Michael M. United States
Bring a deck of cards or similar for the trip out and back from the fishing spots.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring a deck of cards or similar for the trip out and back from the fishing spots.
Ray  C.
Ray C. Montgomery, OH
Come Prepared, Take Motion medicine if you need it even if you think it is calm. Don't chance it and ruin the amazing experience you will have. Make sure to take lots a pictures, it is an experience you will want to remember.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Come Prepared, Take Motion medicine if you need it even if you think it is calm. Don't chance it and ruin the amazing experience you will have. Make sure to take lots a pictures, it is an experience you will want to remember.
Jerry  R.
Jerry R. Topeka, KS
Destin is considered the best fishing village on the planet. Look it up. Just make sure your targeted fish is in season while you visit.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Destin is considered the best fishing village on the planet. Look it up. Just make sure your targeted fish is in season while you visit.
Josh  D.
Josh D. Union Star, MO
Red snapper is out of season at this time of year, which is what we caught the most of.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Red snapper is out of season at this time of year, which is what we caught the most of.
Aaron  H.
Aaron H. Cantonment, Florida
Enjoyed the private charter more than the party boats. Cost is more but worth the price.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Enjoyed the private charter more than the party boats. Cost is more but worth the price.
John  S.
John S. Midland, MI
Plan on heavier traffic and more time to get to the dock than you think. Also later in the day it gets cooler on the water than you’d think.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Plan on heavier traffic and more time to get to the dock than you think. Also later in the day it gets cooler on the water than you’d think.
James  R.  S.
James R. S. Merigold, MS

Always Tight Fishing Charter Destin
Always Tight Fishing Charter Destin
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(340 reviews)
Everything was spot on. Captain and hand kept us reeling fish.. excellent with my 8 yearold son… couldn’t have been any better or a experience, A+
Mason  H.
Mason H. Tullahoma, TN
Just Reel
Just Reel
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(219 reviews)
We had a great time, Captain Josh made us feel like family! We caught a lot of fish and kept what we wanted. WE WILL BE BACK!
Matt  O.
Matt O. Louisville, KY
Last Cast Charters
Last Cast Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(328 reviews)
My family and I had a great time on the 4 hour fishing trip. They where very knowledgeable and didn’t stop helping and setting us up the whole time we were with them. I would 100% recommend them to anyone looking for a Destin fishing excursion.
Daniel  B.
Daniel B. New York, NY
King of Kings Charters
King of Kings Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(193 reviews)
Asked to get some big ones and Captain got me on them. Caught a 7 foot shark and some amberjack, all in just 4 hours. Can’t say enough good things about him and Juan. Good people.
William  A.
William A. Albuquerque, NM
850 Charters – 26'
850 Charters – 26'
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(344 reviews)
Had a wonderful time today with Captain Matthew. Started out early this morning at 6:30 AM with my son and son-in-law. We all had a great time and got plenty of fishing in! Well definitely be back and take another trip with Captain Matthew! Highly recommend him for any trip.
Kendra  H.
Kendra H. Destin, Florida
Nothin' Matters
Nothin' Matters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(111 reviews)
This was a great charter! Captain Tyler put us on some great fish and Jessi worked really hard on the boat to keep everybody fishing. I would definitely recommend this charter to anybody looking to catch some nice fish and have a good time on the boat.
Charles  B.
Charles B. Pensacola, Florida
Last Cast Charters
Last Cast Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(328 reviews)
Had an amazing fishing adventure with my wife and captain tanner. We caught a lot of fish and he cleaned them for us. The fish taste delicious. I would highly recommend this company for anyone going fishing. By far the best company out there for fishing.
Nicholas  S.
Nicholas S. Owatonna, MN
Nelson Guide Company
Nelson Guide Company
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(56 reviews)
It started out okay. Bait gathering was good. Fishing lessons great. Went to the ocean. Tried 2 different places. No fish caught like we wanted.
Glenties  J.
Glenties J. McDonough, GA
Charter Boat Destination
Charter Boat Destination
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
Great experience. Captain Stan and First Mate Justin made sure the kids were taken care of and had lots of fun. Captain Stan put us on the fish and Justin worked his tail off making sure everybody stayed baited and got their fish in the boat, all while pictures of their catch. We will definitely go with them again!
Woody  J.
Woody J. Stockbridge, GA
Lonestar Fishing Charters
Lonestar Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(39 reviews)
Captain Bobby was awesome and made sure we were catching fish the whole time! Definitely will be booking with him again and recommend him to anyone looking for a great trip.
Megan  S.
Megan S. Stover, MO
Living Right Fishing Charters
Living Right Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(154 reviews)
Captain Larry is the best even though it was hot he still put us on fish and we had a great time. We will be back in the spring
Tony  S.
Tony S. Rising Fawn, GA
Blue Runner II INC.
Blue Runner II INC.
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(149 reviews)
Wow!! First Mate,Don and Captain Tommy were fabulous! Hubby and I had the best day fishing and caught so many fish! We can’t wait to book a trip again with them!! Did not disappoint at all!!! 5 stars ⭐️
Jeremy  C.
Jeremy C. Round Rock, TX
850 Charters – 26'
850 Charters – 26'
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(344 reviews)
Matt worked hard for us to have a great fishing experience! Highly recommend! We will 100% use him next year!
Mark  E.
Mark E. Fisherville, TN
East Pass Inshore Charters
East Pass Inshore Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(560 reviews)
We had they best time! Captain Jonathan is great with kids! He was very entertaining and jokes around with ya. He definitely put us on the fish! He knows the hot spots! Our trip was a great experience!
Jessica  S.
Jessica S. Chesapeake, OH
Apex Charters And Rentals
Apex Charters And Rentals
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(163 reviews)
Was a great trip with great captain. We caught many different types of fish and plenty of Mahi and other eating fish to take home. This is a captain who will work hard to find the fish, although today it wasn’t very hard . Highly recommend!
Adam  V.  M.
Adam V. M. United States
Party/Walk-On 30-65 Passenger Trip
Party/Walk-On 30-65 Passenger Trip
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(513 reviews)
The captain and crew were awesome! For a 62 person outing they were on top of it the whole trip. From the dock out to sea and back. They paid close attention to the kiddos and jumped in to help every time they needed it. They were also on it when the adults needed an assist too ;)
Robert  H.
Robert H. Owasso, OK
Party/Walk-On 30-65 Passenger Trip
Party/Walk-On 30-65 Passenger Trip
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(513 reviews)
I did not put any fish in cooler but my brother in law caught the big fish of the day. Great first off-shore fishing trip in Florida. I would like a similar size boat with a little fewer people. Had to wait a little longer than I wanted to for the fish to be cleaned but now I know what to expect Overall I would do it again and that is the bottom line.
Patrick  R.
Patrick R. Decatur, MI
Hook'D Charters – 24'
Hook'D Charters – 24'
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(90 reviews)
Great conditions and caught a couple of nice reds! Capt George was easy going and put us in some “fishy” spots all morning. Would definitely recommend Captain George with Hook’d Charters.
Patrick  O.
Patrick O. Woodstock, GA
East Pass Inshore Charters
East Pass Inshore Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(560 reviews)
This was a great day on the water with TONS of action in every spot we fished. Captain clearly has an excellent knowledge of the area and did an excellent job setting us up for a great catch. Recommend this charter without hesitation.
Benjamin  H.
Benjamin H. Kiefer, OK
Party/Walk-On 30-65 Passenger Trip
Party/Walk-On 30-65 Passenger Trip
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(513 reviews)
Good trip. Great crew. 90 + degrees and full sun. Boat could use maintenance. Maybe wear and tear from a season of working. Crew worked their tails off to keep up with 60 fishermen with varied fishing experience. Could make a few dollars selling coffee in the am if they wanted to. Anyway good boat ride and my b.i.l. caught the big fish of the day. I think I would do it again in cooler weather.
Patrick  H.
Patrick H. Decatur, MI

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