Fort Walton Beach Fishing Charters

263 Fishing Charters

Fort Walton Beach Fishing Charters

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Fort Walton Beach: 263 fishing charters available
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4.8 / 5
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Excellent
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According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Fort Walton Beach, Florida are: Full list of top fishing charters in Fort Walton Beach

The average price for a private 4 hour Fort Walton Beach fishing trip is $649, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,274 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Fort Walton Beach that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Fort Walton Beach are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Fort Walton Beach are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Fort Walton Beach are:

Many fishing charters in Fort Walton Beach 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 Fort Walton Beach are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Fort Walton Beach are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $370
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $520
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $708
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $866
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $1,082
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $2,300
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,570
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $1,875
  • 12-hour fishing trips – $2,250

Just 12 miles across the Choctawhatchee Bay from the “Luckiest Fishing Village in the World,” Fort Walton Beach could also stake a claim for that title. It’s no surprise, then, that Fort Walton Beach’s fishing charters have plenty to offer. From the inshore bays to the nearshore reefs, to the deep waters of the Gulf – there’s something here for everyone.
 
With access to the Choctawhatchee Bay and Santa Rosa Sound, there’s no shortage of inshore fishing opportunities. Get your fish on against Bull Redfish and Gator Spotted Seatrout, along with delicious Flounder and Sheepshead year-round. Add Tarpon to the mix in summer, and you’ve also got a fight on your hands. 
 
Head to East Pass and you’ll come into contact with schools of Pompano, Bluefish, and Spanish Mackerel. But the real gems come a few miles further out at the productive reefs. Red Snapper takes the crown of the most-coveted fish, but there are plenty of Gag Grouper, Cobia, Amberjack, and Kingfish to keep you on your toes. 
 
If that hasn’t whetted your appetite to wet your line, then wait until you hear what’s in store offshore. The deepwater canyons of the Gulf of Mexico attract a number of big game fish. Get ready for the fight of your life, as you go up against Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, Sailfish, Marlin, and even Swordfish!
 
Trips can last as little as a couple of hours up to a full day inshore. Meanwhile, nearshore trips tend to last 6–8 hours. Heading offshore will require a lot more, so settle in for anywhere between 10 hours and a few days on the water. 
 

Rules & Regulations

Your license will be covered aboard a Fort Walton fishing charter. Not only that, but your professional guide will be clued up on all the latest bag and size limits, so you can sit back and enjoy the incredible angling opportunities. 
Fort Walton Beach
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 27949 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Kick off the new year with some awesome sight casting out on the grassy flats of the Choctawhatchee Bay. This is one of the most exciting types of fishing in Fort Walton Beach, with huge numbers of hungry Trout and Redfish.

February

With dry weather, cool temperatures, and low winds – February is the perfect time for great flats fishing. On the reefs, Snapper and Grouper are gobbling up baits, with plenty of Amberjack around for some extra fight.

March

Red and Black Drum, Trout, Flounder, Sheepshead – March is a great time for inshore fishing in Fort Walton. Offshore, big numbers of King Mackerel start showing up, making for awesome battles and some tasty eating.

April

The fishing just gets better and better as the year rolls on, especially out in the Gulf. The Cobia migration come barreling into town in April, and Triggerfish join the permanent residents on the reefs.

May

Jack Crevalle arrive in the shallows, joining the Redfish and Trout to make the bay a fly angler's dream. The offshore action is in full swing, too, with Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and even a few early Blue Marlin!

June

The shallows and the blue waters are both on fire in June, but the place to be is on the reefs. Red Snapper season here, and Gag Grouper are fair game, too. Book a specialty Snapper trip and you're guaranteed to fill the freezer!

July

Red Snapper season is still in full swing, so head out and bag your limit! Tarpon are in town, offering the ultimate shallow-water battle. Still not happy? Lucky for you it's peak Blue Marlin season!

August

August is one of the hottest, rainiest months of the year in Florida, there's no way to sugarcoat that. Brave the heat and the humidity and you're well rewarded, with Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Tuna and so much more.

September

The Annual Breakwater Outfitters' Battle on the Bayou is your chance to test your skills against huge Redfish and Trout (not to mention other experienced anglers). This is  Fort Walton Beach's most important tournament.

October

Destin's Fishing Rodeo needs no introduction. This free tournament draws the largest crowds of any angling event in America, offering great fun and big prizes. A word of warning: book early if you want to find a room.

November

Forget the turkey, November is Grouper season. Red, Gag, and Scamp Grouper are all around this time of year. Throw in average temperatures of 60 degrees, and you've got the perfect Thanksgiving destination!

December

The deep sea action may have cooled off with the falling temperatures, but the inshore battles are still going strong. Redfish, Trout, and Flounder and always on hand for a fight. Happy holidays indeed!

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End of season and kind of chilly but still a great day on the water - even if we had choppy conditions.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
End of season and kind of chilly but still a great day on the water - even if we had choppy conditions.
Trevor  S.
Trevor S.
Many options. Know the difference between state and federally permitted charters. State can only go up to nine Miles out. Federally permitted charters can go out deeper so your options increase but so generally does the cost.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Many options. Know the difference between state and federally permitted charters. State can only go up to nine Miles out. Federally permitted charters can go out deeper so your options increase but so generally does the cost.
Mark  R.
Mark R. Canaseraga, NY
It’s just hot! We got lucky and most of our trip was overcast but as soon as that sun came out the kids were getting hot very quickly, especially with having to wear life vests.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It’s just hot! We got lucky and most of our trip was overcast but as soon as that sun came out the kids were getting hot very quickly, especially with having to wear life vests.
Ashley  L.
Ashley L.
Book with Liquid Prescriptions with Capt Cory and he’ll take care of the rest
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Liquid Prescriptions with Capt Cory and he’ll take care of the rest
Stan  K.
Stan K. Tallahassee, FL
Check on the type of fish you want to fish for and make sure they are in season to keep if you want to keep them.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check on the type of fish you want to fish for and make sure they are in season to keep if you want to keep them.
Keith  M.
Keith M. Lerona, WV
The night time bow-fishing was one of the coolest experiences ever, it was me & my sons first time doing this, and we can’t wait to do it again!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The night time bow-fishing was one of the coolest experiences ever, it was me & my sons first time doing this, and we can’t wait to do it again!
Jeremiah  V.
Jeremiah V.
Definitely talk to charters and locals they have the knowledge to make fishing successful your first time. Didn’t meet anyone that wouldn’t be willing to throw in some advice or answer a question that I might have had
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely talk to charters and locals they have the knowledge to make fishing successful your first time. Didn’t meet anyone that wouldn’t be willing to throw in some advice or answer a question that I might have had
TJ  D.
TJ D. Mason City, IA
Cory great captain, he knows where the fish are. I look forward to going again.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Cory great captain, he knows where the fish are. I look forward to going again.
Danny  K.
Danny K. Nashville, TN
We would certainly try bottom fishing if we had more time, but trolling got us on a handful of Bonito which are fun to catch.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We would certainly try bottom fishing if we had more time, but trolling got us on a handful of Bonito which are fun to catch.
Eric  B.
Eric B. Kingsport, TN
Honestly it depends on the person and their commitment to fishing. We could have easily done the 1/2 day tour, we knew our son wouldn’t make it that long so we booked the 3hr…. Which is closer to shore.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Honestly it depends on the person and their commitment to fishing. We could have easily done the 1/2 day tour, we knew our son wouldn’t make it that long so we booked the 3hr…. Which is closer to shore.
Neely  K.
Neely K. United States
Hard to say what to recommend to folks who actually know what they're doing when it comes to deep sea fishing. None of us had ever gone before, and it was an absolute treat catching whatever was biting, and things were biting as the bait hit the bottom!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Hard to say what to recommend to folks who actually know what they're doing when it comes to deep sea fishing. None of us had ever gone before, and it was an absolute treat catching whatever was biting, and things were biting as the bait hit the bottom!
Shea  B.
Shea B. Valparaiso, Florida
Book an early morning trip to avoid the windy and/or stormy conditions in the afternoon/evening.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book an early morning trip to avoid the windy and/or stormy conditions in the afternoon/evening.
Evans  B.
Evans B. Oklahoma City, OK
This was our first time fishing here, I would recommend the smaller boats to cover more ground faster and utilize different techniques.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was our first time fishing here, I would recommend the smaller boats to cover more ground faster and utilize different techniques.
Peter  R.
Peter R. Hydro, OK
Can’t predict weather in July, do your best with planning and have fun with it!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Can’t predict weather in July, do your best with planning and have fun with it!
Brett  S.
Brett S. United States
Great experience, he immediately made us feel welcome and we had a great time
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great experience, he immediately made us feel welcome and we had a great time
Terry  K.
Terry K. United States
Book your trip with Lady Luck Adventures and you will catch fish. Capt Gabrielle is courteous, friendly, knowledgeable and takes you right to where the fish are. We were completely satisfied and will book with her again.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book your trip with Lady Luck Adventures and you will catch fish. Capt Gabrielle is courteous, friendly, knowledgeable and takes you right to where the fish are. We were completely satisfied and will book with her again.
Larry  M.
Larry M. United States
Forget the Swoop boats and call Sunshine Fishing Charter. It's worth the money.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Forget the Swoop boats and call Sunshine Fishing Charter. It's worth the money.
Bobby  S.
Bobby S. Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Inshore and nearshore fishing is outstanding. Lots of structure with lots of fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Inshore and nearshore fishing is outstanding. Lots of structure with lots of fish.
Chester  N.
Chester N. Louisville, Kentucky
It was nice to have this outfit do the work for us as we didn't really know what to expect as this is our first trip to this area
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was nice to have this outfit do the work for us as we didn't really know what to expect as this is our first trip to this area
James  H.
James H. United States
Be patient. It's still early in the year and can be difficult targeting certain species due to colder water. Book the longer trip and if the captain is knowledgeable, he will find them!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be patient. It's still early in the year and can be difficult targeting certain species due to colder water. Book the longer trip and if the captain is knowledgeable, he will find them!
John  R.
John R. Covington, Louisiana

Reel Adventures
Reel Adventures
Fishing charter in Fort Walton Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(51 reviews)
Very enjoyable trip. I’m new to fishing and Captain Dalton was great with that. I would book with him again.
Shells  F.
Shells F.
The Jig is Up Charters
The Jig is Up Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Walton Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
Thank you Captian bob and first mate Kim for a wonderful day on the water! The boat is lovely and very smooth. They even took us a little longer on the water than booked and we both caught amberjacks. Would definitely book again. 🐟 overall great experience!
Laura  K.
Laura K.
The Jig is Up Charters
The Jig is Up Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Walton Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
Captain Bob was beyond knowledgeable and helpful! Highly recommend his charter!
Jacy  B.
Jacy B.
Reel Adventures
Reel Adventures
Fishing charter in Fort Walton Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(51 reviews)
captain Dalton was super nice and made it known it was very important to him that we had a good time and caught fish.
Jacob  D.
Jacob D.
Liquid Prescription Fishing Charter
Liquid Prescription Fishing Charter
Fishing charter in Fort Walton Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(128 reviews)
I took two of my kiddos on this very last minute fishing trip. We had such a great time and caught lots of fish. Thank you - Cory for a special memory.
Katie  H.
Katie H.
Panhandle Fishing Charters
Panhandle Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Walton Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(68 reviews)
I would definitely recommend captain Jason We had a great time on a not so great day to fish. We didn’t fill the boat with fish but caught fish in every spot we tried. My wife got to catch the big fish of the day and enjoyed every minute of out fishing myself. My daughter who is very picky about being around people she don’t know like captain jason as well and even wanted to book another trip out as long as jason would be able to take us. We will definitely be fishing with them again.
Daniel  G.
Daniel G.
Anarchy Fishing Charters
Anarchy Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Walton Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(104 reviews)
Tanner really knows the water having grown up here. Much more personal trip on a smaller boat.
George  B.
George B.
The Jig is Up Charters
The Jig is Up Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Walton Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
Bob and Kevin are amazing men, with a wealth of knowledge to call on to make for a fantastic trip. We caught little tunny and Spanish mackerel on a bad weather day. Goes to show just how well these guys know the waters but more than anything - they made the experience by just their personalities. Definitely coming back to fish with them.
Trevor  S.
Trevor S.
Anarchy Fishing Charters
Anarchy Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Walton Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(104 reviews)
Pretty good trip with lots of different fish caught on a tough day after a cold front.
Louis  P.
Louis P.
The Jig is Up Charters
The Jig is Up Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Walton Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
Had a blast today with Captain Bob and Kevin. Laughed a lot, caught some fish, and made some memories! Highly recommend this great team for your excursion.
Patrick  F.
Patrick F.
The Jig is Up Charters
The Jig is Up Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Walton Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
Captain Bob was great! A week prior to the trip he was actively watching the weather and was in contact with us to make sure we had the best day of fishing. We had all levels of experience in our group and Captain Bob and Kevin was great at helping everyone have the best possible day. The boat is beautiful and kept in great condition!
Karis  S.
Karis S.
Reel Adventures
Reel Adventures
Fishing charter in Fort Walton Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(51 reviews)
Dalton was great. We had a great time out in the bay and in the inlet. The fish weren’t too active but we did end up getting some bites towards the end of our time. We were able to catch a few before heading back in. The captain was very personable, patient and answered all of our many questions. We highly recommend Dalton and Reel Adventures!
Ben  C.
Ben C.
The Jig is Up Charters
The Jig is Up Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Walton Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
We had a wonderful morning fishing trip with Captain Bob and his awesome helper. Our daughter felt nervous about her first fishing trip and they did everything possible to help her feel safe and enjoy herself. The boat was sparkling clean and had plenty of space for our family. We will definitely book with them again! Great guys!
Brittini  P.
Brittini P. Roswell, GA
The Jig is Up Charters
The Jig is Up Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Walton Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
Highly recommend your next charter be with The Jig Is Up! Captain Bobby and his crew Kevin were great!! Our 5 guy group had the best first time experience with them! We will most definitely be booking with them again!
David  P.
David P. Henderson, KY
Anarchy Fishing Charters
Anarchy Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Walton Beach
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(104 reviews)
We had a great time. Tanner was very friendly and helpful. We caught a lot of fish, not many were keepers though.
Heath  M.
Heath M. Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Reel Adventures
Reel Adventures
Fishing charter in Fort Walton Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(51 reviews)
Great trip, Capt. Dalton put us on fish but, Mother Nature sent a big TRW our way and we had to go into the inland waterway. We dried off and we’re catching fish again. All in all we had a great time. Thanks.
David  P.
David P. Perkasie, PA
The Jig is Up Charters
The Jig is Up Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Walton Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
Capt Bob and his first mate Kevin were very kind and great to have as our guides. They seemed to have a lot of knowledge of the area, and had a good backup plan when the water was too choppy for the trolling motor to stay near the wrecks. Would highly recommend!
Alex  P.
Alex P. Fort Walton Beach, FL
Panhandle Fishing Charters
Panhandle Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Walton Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(68 reviews)
We took our 13 and 17 year old boys on a 4 hour trip, and Taylor was great with our family! We caught a bunch of fish and we all had a great time!
Jen  P.
Jen P. Sioux City, IA
Anarchy Fishing Charters
Anarchy Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Walton Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(104 reviews)
Beautiful morning on the water. Only caught one fish but thats how it goes sometimes. Bonita bouncing all around but no takers. Would definitely go again
Mark  R.
Mark R. Canaseraga, NY
Sunshine Fishing Charters
Sunshine Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Walton Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(157 reviews)
First time deep sea fishing and my wife’s first time fishing EVER! Jordan took the time to help her and was patient with both of us. He put us on the fish and my wife caught enough fish to feed us lunch and dinner. The boat is very clean and organized which was important to me. If you want a great fishing experience, I highly recommend this charter. Thank you Captain Jordan and we will be back😁
Mike  B.
Mike B. DeSoto, MO

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