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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 $964, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,928 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 – $436
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $580
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $886
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $1,156
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $1,458
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $2,092
  • 9-hour fishing trips – $1,050
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $3,200
  • 12-hour fishing trips – $3,600
  • 14-hour fishing trips – $3,750
  • 18-hour fishing trips – $4,200

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 27933 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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It's been a little tough with the rip current advisory, but dispite the water being a little rough the charter was a success.
Very good
4.0 / 5
It's been a little tough with the rip current advisory, but dispite the water being a little rough the charter was a success.
David  S.
David S.
Be prepared for cooler weather on the water and at speed on the boat…...layer your clothing. Sunglasses, hats a must! It sure beats sweltering in the summer heat though!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for cooler weather on the water and at speed on the boat…...layer your clothing. Sunglasses, hats a must! It sure beats sweltering in the summer heat though!!
Marc  D.
Marc D.
Definitely would recommend Captain Chad for first time anglers of any age. He has the patience and knowledge needed for that first time angler to motivate them to keep fishing in the future.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely would recommend Captain Chad for first time anglers of any age. He has the patience and knowledge needed for that first time angler to motivate them to keep fishing in the future.
Jerome  S.
Jerome S.
It changes all of the time. Luckily our guide knew what is happening and when.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It changes all of the time. Luckily our guide knew what is happening and when.
Jason  F.
Jason F.
I fish here every October and we always seem to catch fish. Be prepared for high seas and be sure to take Dramamine to keep your stomach settled.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I fish here every October and we always seem to catch fish. Be prepared for high seas and be sure to take Dramamine to keep your stomach settled.
Tom  A.
Tom A.
Yes. We got what we requested, which was to catch fish & keep my grandsons busy.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes. We got what we requested, which was to catch fish & keep my grandsons busy.
JOHN  S.
JOHN S.
For first timers, try a four-hour nearshore charter, but if you want to deep sea fish you will probably need a full day. We booked with Captain Jayson Self on the King of Kings boat, a 38-footer with covered area and a toilet. Captain Jayson & Juan were very helpful and fun to be with. Having a great captain, crew, and a boat with a covered area and toilet makes for a great trip. We caught 35+ fish which also makes for a great charter!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
For first timers, try a four-hour nearshore charter, but if you want to deep sea fish you will probably need a full day. We booked with Captain Jayson Self on the King of Kings boat, a 38-footer with covered area and a toilet. Captain Jayson & Juan were very helpful and fun to be with. Having a great captain, crew, and a boat with a covered area and toilet makes for a great trip. We caught 35+ fish which also makes for a great charter!
John  S.
John S.
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.
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
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
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
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.

Cinnsational Saltwater Fishing
Cinnsational Saltwater Fishing
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(101 reviews)
Great trip with the family! Awesome day of fishing with Capt. Chris. Bad day for Buckeyes
Shawn  F.
Shawn F.
Semper Fish Charters
Semper Fish Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Dennis was great!! I have been on many charter fishing trips and this was one of the most memorable in memory! He was very patient with my grandchildren and navigated us expertly to a full limit of Red Snapper! I am coming back to fish with Semper Fishing Charters very soon!
Mac  G.
Mac G.
Pelican Adventures–Shared Fishing Trips 8-25
Pelican Adventures–Shared Fishing Trips 8-25
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(228 reviews)
This is a must do! We had so much fun, the crew was amazing. We never stopped catching fish, then we took our fish right next door and had it fried! My fiance can't wait to go again. We will definitely be using these guys again!
Paige  B.
Paige B.
850 Charters
850 Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(461 reviews)
Better than perfect experience for novice saltwater fishermen. Clear technique instructions and very attentive to bait, fish & tangles. Instantly put us on fish and worked hard to get on them again when the school moved out. Capped with a few catch and release trophy fish on a heavy rod was a superb bonus to an already productive 4 hour trip!
Richard  B.
Richard B.
First Light
First Light
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Trip was beyond amazing. Incredibly grateful for the memories made. Thank you.
Hunter  L.
Hunter L.
Apex Charters And Rentals
Apex Charters And Rentals
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(253 reviews)
Captain James is very knowledgeable and will guarantee you a catch even in the worst of conditions for fishing, very knowledgeable and makes for a great time!
Kyle  G.
Kyle G.
Last Cast Charters
Last Cast Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(506 reviews)
It was a crappy day on the water but we caught fish. Nothing we could keep but we caught fish. Justin worked hard to keep us on the bite and was very helpful.
Brandy  S.
Brandy S.
My Chance Charters
My Chance Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(435 reviews)
We had an excellent time! We caught fish and it was an easy going day with the charter Comfortable and pleasant with the charter with Mike! Great day great time and we will definitely come again !
James  P.
James P.
Championship Offshore Outfitting And Charters
Championship Offshore Outfitting And Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(184 reviews)
We had a great time. We caught fish, the crew and the captain were so well put together. Would recommend.
Stephen  C.
Stephen C.
MAXIMUS
MAXIMUS
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(652 reviews)
Captain Justin did a great job getting us on the fish. Wasted no time in the morning getting going. Fun conversations and great time fishing, A++. No complaints from anyone on our trip.
Brett  F.
Brett F.
East Pass Inshore Charters
East Pass Inshore Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(653 reviews)
We had a wonderful time, Jonathan was so nice and very knowledgeable. My niece was with us and he was so patient while teaching her how to fish. We caught fish and made wonderful memories! He had all the supplies needed and cleaned our fish. My family would recommend Jonathan to anyone! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Jody  D.
Jody D.
Cinnsational Saltwater Fishing
Cinnsational Saltwater Fishing
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(101 reviews)
We had an amazing time with captain Chris. He made sure we knew what to do,he took us to his favorite spots. We caught our lunch and made memories. We will definitely be back. Thanks again V
Veronica  R.
Veronica R.
Apex Charters And Rentals
Apex Charters And Rentals
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(253 reviews)
I truly recommend APEX Charters , the captain was very knowledgeable of all questions asked and he also explained about the conditions that we may encounter and expect , He took us where the fish were and he was very Proffesional I will book with APEX Charters again
Alex  R.
Alex R.
Vengeance Charters
Vengeance Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(173 reviews)
Booked a charter while we were on vacation and they did not disappoint. Caught a variety of fish, bunch of keepers along with some that had to be thrown back. We were on the fish all day long at every stop, non stop action. After the charter we took our catch to Destin seafood and they vacuum sealed it and shipped it home for us. Highly recommend vengeance charters to anyone looking for a charter.
Nick  T.
Nick T.
Just B Cause Charters
Just B Cause Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(446 reviews)
Captain Ken brought us to 2 great fishing spots. We had a ton of luck in both places, catching snapper and triggerfish... we caught so many fish we had to give some to the first mate!
Tyler  D.
Tyler D.
King of Kings Charters
King of Kings Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(283 reviews)
We booked an eight-hour trip and despite the threat of rain we were able to come back with lots of trigger fish and red fish. Rained on us most of the day but the Captain and 1st mate helped make the best of it for us. Would definitely recommend King of Kings to anyone!
Neal  S.
Neal S.
Emerald Coast Charters – 46'
Emerald Coast Charters – 46'
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(114 reviews)
My family had a great trip catching King Mackeral and little tunny. If an area was slow he moved to a better place. And Zach worked so hard to mage trip outstanding. Highly recommend
Stephen  M.
Stephen M.
Apex Charters And Rentals
Apex Charters And Rentals
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(253 reviews)
Memorable trip, caught 3 mahi mahi! Captain James knew exactly where the fish were! Would definitely recommend.
Tony  H.
Tony H.
850 Charters
850 Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(461 reviews)
Beautiful day for fishing with my boys. Caught some large King Mackerel. Captain Matthew was great. Would definitely book this trip again!
William  W.
William W.
Last Cast Charters
Last Cast Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(506 reviews)
Tanner was very knowledgeable and kept us on fish the entire trip. The boat and equipment was great. All 4 members of our group caught fish. We caught 4 different species and brought home a lot fish to eat. Great trip overall. Would highly recommend.
Josh  M.
Josh M.

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