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Destin: 202 fishing charters available

Lonestar Fishing Charters 33’

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

Cinnsational Saltwater Fishing

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

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

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

Just Reel

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

Lonestar Fishing Charters – 38’

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Destin
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trips from $1,150

Always Tight Fishing Charter Destin

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

Hound Dog Fishing Charters

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

Karma Charters LLC

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(224 reviews)
Destin
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trips from $800

Last Cast Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(347 reviews)
Destin
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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 $871, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,793 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:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Destin are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Destin are:

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:

Who are the top awarded captains in Destin?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Destin are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $563
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $573
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $797
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $1,076
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $1,305
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,935
  • 9-hour fishing trips – $1,050
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $2,500
  • 12-hour fishing trips – $3,300

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 25065 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

Last Cast Charters
Last Cast Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(347 reviews)
Captain Tanner was very knowledgeable of the area and made efforts to maximize the number of fish caught. Best experience going on a personal charter and he was very helpful and efficient. We would definitely book through this crew when back in Destin.
Stacy  A.
Stacy A. Littleton, CO
Blue Runner II INC.
Blue Runner II INC.
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(158 reviews)
very knowledgeable... they were very helpful to the seasick ones on how to maintain and overall just really good people.... which for me made the trip a good one...I would definitely recommend and am planning another trip.
Phillip  A.
Phillip A. Memphis, TN
Hard Charger
Hard Charger
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
Capt Tim and Andy were excellent. We had rough conditions and cut our trip short, money was refunded for the hours not used. Caught 35 fish nonetheless and everyone has a pleasant memory of the trip.
Thomas  K.
Thomas K. Niceville, Florida
King of Kings Charters
King of Kings Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(197 reviews)
It was our first time going sea fishing, captain Jason and Austin were very welcoming and professional, they helped and assisted us before, during, and after the trip. Most recommended!
Tamir  B.
Tamir B. Auburn, AL
Nelson Guide Company
Nelson Guide Company
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(67 reviews)
Booked a trip for Friday after Thanksgiving but there was supposed to be bad weather rolling in that day so Captain Si called to see if I could go Wednesday which worked out great. Awesome weather, not much chop, he picked some good spots, had a great time. His Captain in training Dakota was very helpful and knowledgeable as well
Robert  D.
Robert D. Pflugerville, TX
Always Tight Fishing Charter Destin
Always Tight Fishing Charter Destin
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(344 reviews)
Man what a day! Captain Tyler was great! Great personality and easy to work with. He genuinely cares for his customers and makes sure they are comfortable. Everything was flawless and we had great communication. He was even accommodated a few special requests. His deckhand was just as awesome! Couldn’t have asked for a better crew! Thanks Captain Tyler! I’ll definitely be booking with you again!
Stephanie  D.
Stephanie D. Smyrna, TN
Vengeance Charters
Vengeance Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(82 reviews)
Captain Matt and Christian were really nice guys. They put us on fish at every stop! The boat was neat and clean and Christian (deck hand) was very attentive to our needs. The dolphins were a slight problem, but Captain Matt kept working for us and we had a great time fishing! We would love to go on an overnight with these guys some day! Thank you, y’all!
Eslie  K.
Eslie K. Grove, OK
Charter Boat Destination
Charter Boat Destination
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(62 reviews)
Spent a fabulous 6 hour fishing expedition with Captain Stanley and Justin. We are re-booking for this Summer. We loved it.
Marybeth  W.
Marybeth W. Haslet, TX
Southern Country Charters
Southern Country Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(181 reviews)
We had a fantastic time on the water and can't recommend Captain Magnum enough!
Justin  W.
Justin W. Sioux Falls, SD
Vengeance Charters
Vengeance Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(82 reviews)
Captain Matthew and first mate Christian were awesome! We were on fish all day!
Doug  W.
Doug W. Marietta, GA
Flowing Water: Fish, Cruise & Tour
Flowing Water: Fish, Cruise & Tour
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(156 reviews)
Weather was cool and rainy and we opted to go on the trip anyway, so glad we did. Captain was terrific and the fish were biting!!
Dave  L.
Dave L. Dripping Springs, TX
East Pass Inshore Charters
East Pass Inshore Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(572 reviews)
Captain Jonathan was Awesome ! There was 4 of us ( All Ladies) he was so helpful with everything. Highly recommend!
Cynthia  J.
Cynthia J. Pensacola, Florida
Inshore Bay Fishing – Charter Boat 2nd Chance
Inshore Bay Fishing – Charter Boat 2nd Chance
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(63 reviews)
We had so much fun fishing with Captain Jake on the 2nd Chance! He took us to all of his favorite spots and our three boys got to each reel in several fish, they LOVED it! We cannot wait to do it again!
Laura  S.
Laura S. Rogersville, AL
My Chance Charters
My Chance Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(387 reviews)
We had such a great time with Captain Mike and with his mate, Jan. They took us out and were adamant on finding fish for us, and we caught consistently throughout the trip. They were friendly, helpful, and fun to hang out with! We would definitely recommend this fishing charter to anyone visiting Destin and will absolutely be returning. We made memories that will last a lifetime!
BECKY  W.
BECKY W. Destin, Florida
Southern Country Charters
Southern Country Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(181 reviews)
Okay, we didn’t break any records out there today but the captain went the extra mile to get us some fish. You would have to work hard to have a bad day on the water here in Destin. Boat, captain etc. all top rate!
Charles  M.
Charles M. San Antonio, TX
Karma Charters LLC
Karma Charters LLC
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(224 reviews)
Captain Griffith help me celebrate my 81st Birthday with a great day of fishing, If all goes well, I hope to celebrate my 82nd doing the same. Thanks Captain Griffith
David  T.
David T. Horseshoe Bend, AR
Apex Charters And Rentals
Apex Charters And Rentals
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(171 reviews)
My wife and I went on the full tour experience. Once we got out to our first spot we were catching fish within the first 10 mins. Captain James was awesome! Incredibly knowledgeable and knew exactly where to go. Even had the opportunity to go after and reel in a shark. We really recommend Apex Charters!
Michael  P.
Michael P. Shadeland, IN
Lonestar Fishing Charters 33’
Lonestar Fishing Charters 33’
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
Fun trip with captain Bobby, season fishing controls what you catch, we caught enough fish for dinner. The Captain, did a great job putting us on the fish. Fun was had by all, great 38' boat. We Reommend this trip. And my crew will do it again..
Bruce  M.
Bruce M. CONCORD FARR, TN
Blue Runner II INC.
Blue Runner II INC.
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(158 reviews)
It was the first time my wife and I had ever done this type of fishing The experience was perfect we caught 21 fish in a little over three hours Captain Tommy obviously knew where the were and Don really worked at getting them in the boat and helping us out It was a perfect day Two good men made us want to come back again
Barnwell  R.
Barnwell R. Huntersville, NC
Last Cast Charters
Last Cast Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(347 reviews)
Mitchell was great very knowledgeable about where the fish was. We caught several different fish. We had a great day on the water.
Marvin  M.
Marvin M. Opelika, AL

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