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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Destin

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Destin, Florida are: Full list of top fishing charters in Destin

The average price for a private 4 hour Destin fishing trip is $886, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,814 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Destin that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Destin are:

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Many fishing charters in Destin provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Destin are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Destin are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $700
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $581
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $871
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $1,081
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $1,366
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,900
  • 9-hour fishing trips – $1,050
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $2,388
  • 12-hour fishing trips – $3,600

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 25525 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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The fishing here was excellent. Calm water and endless bites. Great for family or those that enjoy reeling in the fish. We didn’t troll today, our preference was for everyone to catch many fish. We caught our limit!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The fishing here was excellent. Calm water and endless bites. Great for family or those that enjoy reeling in the fish. We didn’t troll today, our preference was for everyone to catch many fish. We caught our limit!
AnnMarie  H.
AnnMarie H. Vienna, VA
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

Last Cast Charters
Last Cast Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(356 reviews)
Mitchell was welcoming, friendly and got us on fish right away. We saw dolphins and wild life and we got on red fish. I just wasn’t skilled enough to get them. Highly recommend!!!!!
Zachary  K.
Zachary K. Northfield, MN
850 Charters – 26'
850 Charters – 26'
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(363 reviews)
Mat was Amazing Boats first Class Exceptional day on the water, with fish on every cast Be Back looking for Matt on our next trip
David  K.
David K. Lockwood, NV
Bent Rods Charter Company – Destin
Bent Rods Charter Company – Destin
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Despite the cold temperatures, Captain Brandon made our trip memorable! He knew exactly where to be for us to catch a bunch of fish! We look forward to booking with him again in the future.
Danielle  F.
Danielle F. Hattiesburg, MS
Always Tight Fishing Charter Destin
Always Tight Fishing Charter Destin
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(351 reviews)
We had a great time on our trip! We limited out with a variety of fish and even got to reel a shark to the boat. The captain and first mate were very helpful and knew just where to go. Would highly recommend!
Hannah  C.
Hannah C. Idaho, OH
Flowing Water: Fish, Cruise & Tour
Flowing Water: Fish, Cruise & Tour
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(160 reviews)
We had a great time. There were only two of us fishing for most of the time and we caught 18 keepers. The Captain was very friendly and personable.
Dewayne  B.
Dewayne B. Covington, GA
Charter Boat Destination
Charter Boat Destination
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(66 reviews)
We caught so many fish it was hard to keep track. Kept 30-40 but returned even more. Fantastic time!
Alex  L.
Alex L. Denver, CO
Flowing Water: Fish, Cruise & Tour
Flowing Water: Fish, Cruise & Tour
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(160 reviews)
We had a great time!! Captain Robert was amazing and very informative. Our teenage kids had a blast!! They were looking forward to fishing and Captain Robert made it happen!! Definitely wld recommend
Jaime  V.
Jaime V. Lowell, IN
Charter Boat Malia Ann
Charter Boat Malia Ann
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(131 reviews)
Captain Zack is the best! He knows what he is doing! We were able to catch a lot of fish! We would put our line in and instantly had a few even two on immediately! Would highly recommend Captain Zack!
Steve  G.
Steve G. Malta Bend, MO
Apex Charters And Rentals
Apex Charters And Rentals
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(174 reviews)
It was unseasonably cold, but Captain James put us on fish as soon as we got out. My 12 year old son caught over 30 Red Snapper. It was definitely a memorable trip. 5 stars. I highly recommend. I will be back this summer to catch more.
Patrick  F.
Patrick F. Mayfield, KY
King of Kings Charters
King of Kings Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(199 reviews)
Jayson and Juan were AWESOME. We booked a 4 hour trip and our family had a blast. It was literally drop and catch almost every time we casted a line. 3 adults and 2 8-year old boys and we all enjoyed it. Cleaned them and we had a great lunch the next day. Thanks Jayson and Jain!
Joe  A.
Joe A. Lawton, Oklahoma
King of Kings Charters
King of Kings Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(199 reviews)
Came down to destin in late December and these guys showed us a good fishing trip. We would highly recommend them.
Jason  S.
Jason S. Crete, NE
Cinnsational Saltwater Fishing
Cinnsational Saltwater Fishing
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(82 reviews)
We had an amazing day fishing! 4 hours fishing starting at 8am and about 36 degrees, our day was so good! We caught fish and enjoyed not having to bait our hooks or take fish off the hooks. I can’t even count how many fish we caught and Chris recommended we go to a local restaurant to have the fish we kept cooked up! It was the perfect way to end a morning fishing. Chris has a great personality and joked around the entire time. We DEFINITELY recommend taking an adventure with Captain Chris!
Tricia  R.
Tricia R. Watertown, MN
Always Tight Fishing Charter Destin
Always Tight Fishing Charter Destin
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(351 reviews)
Non-stop hits and more than 80 fish caught! Many species and Captain Taylor kept us on the fish all afternoon! Great crew, wouldn’t go out with anyone other than this duo! Tight Lines baby!
AnnMarie  H.
AnnMarie H. Vienna, VA
Charter Boat Destination
Charter Boat Destination
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(66 reviews)
Captain Stan and the crew were great. Our group got on the water and from the get go we were loving the experience. Dolphins followed the boat out, Bonita were hauled in and when we made the first stop started hitting trigger fish right away. Cant wait for another time out and would definitely recommend. The big cabin was great to get in from the cold weather
Anthony  M.
Anthony M. Lawrenceville, Georgia
850 Charters – 26'
850 Charters – 26'
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(363 reviews)
Fishing with Captain Matt was great. A lot of fish caught. Would definitely do it again.
Don  W.
Don W. Loma, CO
One More Last Cast
One More Last Cast
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
We had a great time. Caught a lot of fish, he worked his butt off once we got on the fish because the action was non stop. I would definitely book this again! Great job…
Nathan  C.
Nathan C. Pensacola, Florida
Flowing Water: Fish, Cruise & Tour
Flowing Water: Fish, Cruise & Tour
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(160 reviews)
Really enjoyed the experience and caught a mess o' fish (vermillion snapper and bonita) and for dinner. Captain Robert was energetic and upbeat -- his enthusiasm for fishing and working with families shows!
Jessica  M.
Jessica M. Athens, GA
Flowing Water: Fish, Cruise & Tour
Flowing Water: Fish, Cruise & Tour
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(160 reviews)
Very awesome experience - highly recommend, such a personable and experienced captain. Our group of four had a blast, caught some cool fish
Sam  M.
Sam M. Middletown, CT
Charter Boat Destination
Charter Boat Destination
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(66 reviews)
Captain Stan had a safety briefing went through all the different features before departure He laid out the day's activities in his spacious cabin then he excuted with his mate Justin. Justin worked with 14 of us fishing and was always in the right spot helping the novice and experienced keep bait in the water as we reeled in fish after fish. If you're looking for a professional and fun environment with great safety and comfort features on a boat. This is your charter. Marty
Marty  F.
Marty F. Lincoln, NE
Always Tight Fishing Charter Destin
Always Tight Fishing Charter Destin
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(351 reviews)
Captain and the guys were awesome! They hit everything on our checklist plus. Definitely recommend and will return
Philip  G.
Philip G. San Antonio, TX

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