Fort Walton Beach

218 Fishing Charters

Fort Walton Beach Fishing Charters

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Fort Walton Beach: 218 fishing charters available

Executive Saltwater Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(32 reviews)
Shalimar
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trips from $875

Taz’s Excursions

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(9 reviews)
Fort Walton Beach
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trips from $700

Time Off Fishing Charter

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(60 reviews)
Shalimar
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $595

H and H Sportfishing Adventures

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(98 reviews)
Shalimar
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $825

Intentional Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
Shalimar
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $720

Anarchy Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(59 reviews)
Fort Walton Beach
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trips from $420

All Out Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(155 reviews)
Okaloosa Island
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Destin Gills For Thrills

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Shalimar
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trips from $750

Above The Salt Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(79 reviews)
Shalimar
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trips from $850

Liquid Prescription Fishing Charter

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(98 reviews)
Fort Walton Beach
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trips from $595

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Fort Walton Beach

The average price for a private 4 hour Fort Walton Beach fishing trip is $677, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,310 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Executive Saltwater Charters, Taz’s Excursions, and Time Off Fishing Charter are some of the most popular fishing charters in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Full list of top fishing charters in Fort Walton Beach.

Executive Saltwater Charters, Taz’s Excursions, and Time Off Fishing Charter all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Fort Walton Beach.

The most popular fish species you can target are Red Snapper, Amberjack, and King Mackerel (Kingfish). Top fishing techniques include trolling, bottom fishing, and light tackle. Nearshore fishing, offshore fishing, and wreck fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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 25014 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!

Fort Walton Beach Fishing Calendar

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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
There are many fish you can't keep in Dec, but those we were able to keep provided plenty of meat and we had to figure how to get them home.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
There are many fish you can't keep in Dec, but those we were able to keep provided plenty of meat and we had to figure how to get them home.
DaVon  D.
DaVon D. Fort Walton Beach, 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
Check ahead on what is in and out of season. For example Red Fish, Trigger Fish, etc...Book trip for early AM. They seem to bite better. Use Salty Dawgz Deep Sea for a family experience. Very pleasant folks. They "aim to please"!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check ahead on what is in and out of season. For example Red Fish, Trigger Fish, etc...Book trip for early AM. They seem to bite better. Use Salty Dawgz Deep Sea for a family experience. Very pleasant folks. They "aim to please"!
R.  F.  R.
R. F. R. Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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

Taz’s Excursions
Taz’s Excursions
Fishing charter in Fort Walton Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
They need new fishing line on reels and bigger hooks. Other than that outstanding
Bryan  B.
Bryan B. Bridge City, TX
Taz’s Excursions
Taz’s Excursions
Fishing charter in Fort Walton Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Timmy and Ian were the best! I highly recommend this charter...Great boat and great people!
Jodie  S.
Jodie S. Pensacola, Florida
Panhandle Fishing Charters
Panhandle Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Walton Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(29 reviews)
This was our first fishing charter and therefore we had a lot of questions. Captain Colby went above and beyond to make this trip a success and one that myself, my dad and my son will not forget! Captain Colby answered all of our questions and made us feel welcomed. We tried different tactics and found the right combination of location and freshly caught bait to make a great trip Evan better! I would highly recommend Panhandle Fishing Charters and will definitely be back. Thanks Captain Colby!
Austin  L.  J.
Austin L. J. Chatsworth, GA
Lady Luck Adventures LLC
Lady Luck Adventures LLC
Fishing charter in Fort Walton Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(68 reviews)
Gabby is an experienced guide and a pleasure to go fishing with. She kept the kids busy and happy. I would definitely recommend a day on the water with Gabby.
David  M.
David M. Arlington, TN
Anarchy Fishing Charters
Anarchy Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Walton Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
Our experience was excellent. Captain Tanner was very knowledgeable about deep sea fishing. He put us on the fish immediately and we slayed them. He knew right where to go to catch the specific fish that we were looking for. I would definitely recommend him! Jeff Brewer Topeka, KS
Jeff  B.
Jeff B. Topeka, KS
Just-in-time Sportfishing
Just-in-time Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Fort Walton Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
We started early enough to see the best sunrise you can imagine. The guys were the best I've ever charted before and could not find one thing to complain about. We caught our full limits on everything fish we targeted. Can't wait to do it again.
Nathan  B.
Nathan B. Madison, AL
Liquid Prescription Fishing Charter
Liquid Prescription Fishing Charter
Fishing charter in Fort Walton Beach
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(98 reviews)
Fish were biting great. The weather is the biggest factor. Thunderstorms had us ringing wet, yet Cory got us on fish. Great guy!
JAMES  B.
JAMES B. Franklin, NC
Anarchy Fishing Charters
Anarchy Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Walton Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
Capt Tanner was very knowledgeable of the area and was great to talk to. He did everything he could to put us on the fish and would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to fish around Destin.
Antonio  T.
Antonio T. LIBERTY TNSP, OH
Liquid Prescription Fishing Charter
Liquid Prescription Fishing Charter
Fishing charter in Fort Walton Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(98 reviews)
We came to Destin from Houston , TX. This was our first family fishing trip and Cory was awesome! He was very knowledgeable and friendly. We had an absolute blast and will definitely come back again next year and book with Cory. Next time we will do a longer trip. 4 hours went by too fast. Highly recommend him.
Shannon  B.
Shannon B. League City, TX
T.I.D. Fishing Charters
T.I.D. Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Walton Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
We had unexpectedly choppy waters and Jayson handled it like a pro! He kept us all safe and managed to help us all catch fish. It was a lot of fun and I would recommend his services to anyone looking to catch fish and have a good time!
Danitza  S.
Danitza S. Montgomery, TX
Anarchy Fishing Charters
Anarchy Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Walton Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
Great trip and we had a good time! Captain Tanner did his best to put us on some fish but unfortunately it was just too rough out and we had to go back in but he gave us a free extra hour and let us fish the harbor in Destin! We got a tour and he kept us entertained on the trip! Would definitely recommend!
Tyler  G.
Tyler G. Pensacola, Florida
Just-in-time Sportfishing
Just-in-time Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Fort Walton Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
We had a blast Captain put us on some good fish we all had a great time the entire trip!!! We will be going again. Thanks again for a great trip!!!!!
Stephen  W.
Stephen W. Paragould, AR
June Moon Fishing Charters
June Moon Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Walton Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Captain Paul and David were great. They worked hard to maximize fishing time and assisted my 12 year old and I any way they could. Both were knowledgeable, personable, and very friendly. Definitely recommend.
Ryan  K.
Ryan K. Fenton, MO
Anarchy Fishing Charters
Anarchy Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Walton Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
Great gulf experience with Captain Tanner, exceptional dude, put us on fish pretty quick and the lady got to see a few dolphins up close, great all around trip.
Andrew  W.
Andrew W. Big Stone Gap, VA
Taz’s Excursions
Taz’s Excursions
Fishing charter in Fort Walton Beach
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(9 reviews)
Everything about that was great! Fishing is fishing and sometimes they just don’t bite. Today was that day. It wasn’t for the lack of our Capt’n trying different places.
Gregg  S.
Gregg S. Nicholasville, KY
T.I.D. Fishing Charters
T.I.D. Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Walton Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
We were booked to do a red snapper fishing trip, but the weather and the military had other ideas. After having to change our day due to the weather and then change it due to the port being closed. We ended up fishing in the bay. We had to keep running from the weather but Jayson kept us dry and we found fish. It was a great experience and I would defiantly go back.
Amber  B.
Amber B. Lakeview, AR
Fishing DJ Charters - RSII
Fishing DJ Charters - RSII
Fishing charter in Fort Walton Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Captain Phil is an excellent Captain and I will be fishing with him many more times in the future. The weather did not cooperate but he took the extra steps to make the trip more than enjoyable.
Craig  H.
Craig H. Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
Panhandle Fishing Charters
Panhandle Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Walton Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(29 reviews)
Captain Mindy was amazing! It was a perfect trip for the little guy. Thanks!
Michael  K.
Michael K. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Sunshine Fishing Charters
Sunshine Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Walton Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(135 reviews)
We had a great time! We were delayed an hour due to storms but Captain Jordan gave us an extra hour at the end. Jordan had everything we needed already prepared and helped us or allowed us to do our own thing. He knows where the fish are and if they are not biting, he takes us to another spot. Thank you, Jordan!
Tara  J.
Tara J. Fair Haven, NJ
T.I.D. Fishing Charters
T.I.D. Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Walton Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
I have nothing but great things to say about Jayson and this fishing charter. Jayson was very communicative from beginning to end. A real down to earth person who is knowledgeable and takes the time to explain things to you. We caught red snapper, amberjack, triggerfish and grouper - just to name a few. We even came across several sharks. If you book with Jayson you will not be disappointed!
Maria  A.
Maria A. Katy, TX

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