Emerald Coast

121 Fishing Charters

Emerald Coast Fishing Charters

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Emerald Coast: 121 fishing charters available
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4.9 / 5
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Destin
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4.8 / 5
(65 reviews)
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trips from $1,200
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4.9 / 5
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trips from $1,200
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(118 reviews)
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(111 reviews)
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4.9 / 5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Emerald Coast

According to customer reviews, Lonestar Fishing Charters 33’, My Destin Charters, and Always Tight Fishing Charter Destin are some of the most popular fishing charters in Emerald Coast. Full list of top fishing charters in Emerald Coast.

The average price for a private 4 hour Emerald Coast fishing trip is $964, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,924 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Lonestar Fishing Charters 33’, My Destin Charters, and Always Tight Fishing Charter Destin all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Emerald Coast.

The most popular fish species you can target are Red Snapper, King Mackerel (Kingfish), and Amberjack. Top fishing techniques include Trolling, Bottom Fishing, and Light Tackle. Reef fishing, offshore fishing, and wreck fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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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.
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
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
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
Find a local who knows the sports and the gear to use. This makes for a very successful and fun time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Find a local who knows the sports and the gear to use. This makes for a very successful and fun time.
Dylan  F.
Dylan F. Destin, FL
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.
Bring lots of sun screen! ? Early morning trips, are better for less choppy water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring lots of sun screen! ? Early morning trips, are better for less choppy water.
Sarah  H.
Sarah H. Ames, IA
Set time aside for an offshore fishing trip while in Destin. It’s worth it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Set time aside for an offshore fishing trip while in Destin. It’s worth it.
Jason  M.
Jason M. Miramar Beach, Florida
Check on the water temperature if its too high fishing near shore is not the best unless its early morning or evening but offshore should be anytime in the summer. Usually July through September water temps go up but ask the locals they will tell you.
Very good
4.0 / 5
Check on the water temperature if its too high fishing near shore is not the best unless its early morning or evening but offshore should be anytime in the summer. Usually July through September water temps go up but ask the locals they will tell you.
Tony  G.
Tony G. Houston, TX
If it’s a first time, book with a knowledgeable captain to have them share a wealth of information for the most success.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If it’s a first time, book with a knowledgeable captain to have them share a wealth of information for the most success.
Jennifer  G.
Jennifer G. Polk City, IA
The family had a great time. Although my son would have wanted to fish for a bigger variety of fish. We should have asked more questions at booking. But it was a great experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The family had a great time. Although my son would have wanted to fish for a bigger variety of fish. We should have asked more questions at booking. But it was a great experience.
John  A.
John A. Dallas, TX

East Pass Inshore Charters
East Pass Inshore Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(646 reviews)
We have fished in Destin 3 times. This was the best one. Jonathan really wanted us to catch and made sure he did his best. On fish from the start and kept us moving to keep the bite.
Cory  M.
Cory M.
MAXIMUS
MAXIMUS
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(641 reviews)
did the 6hr morning trip and couldn't be happier. the wind was blowing and water was rough but the captain did everything he could to keep us on the fish. The boat was awesome and I'd recommend them to my buddies and I plan to come back also!
Alex  N.
Alex N.
King of Kings Charters
King of Kings Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(277 reviews)
Captain Jayson Self and 1st mate Juan were great, helpful and fun to fish with. The King of Kings boat was great. Plenty of covered area and a toilet. We only booked four hours, so we fished nearshore and caught 35+ fish. Mostly Bonita, but also 3 Mackerel. We highly recommend the King of Kings Charter with Captain Jason & Juan. JS Kansas City
John  S.
John S.
Party/Walk-On 30-65 Passenger Trip
Party/Walk-On 30-65 Passenger Trip
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(554 reviews)
I have been out many times here in Destin. So being just me this was the price I could stand. Had a great time look forward to the next trip great time.
Jimmy  M.
Jimmy M.
850 Charters—Capt. Jared
850 Charters—Capt. Jared
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(118 reviews)
The fish we caught were nothing to write home about, but that's just the luck of the draw. Our guide was fun and friendly and we had a good time!
Jeffrey  B.
Jeffrey B.
Charter Boat Starfire
Charter Boat Starfire
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(82 reviews)
Rough weather and waters make for tough fishing. But, Captain Bill gave us the option (as long as there were no safety concerns) to go give it a try. Bill did everything he could to hold the boat in the spots & we caught fish, but not much to take home, unfortunately, due to the conditions. Regardless, had a great time with Bill & John!!
Jeff  K.
Jeff K.
One More Last Cast
One More Last Cast
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
Mitchell was awesome! He was able to put us on fish right away! This was a great experience for my 17yr old and 13 yr old who hadn’t fished in salt water before. It was great to catch the bait fish before and then use them to reel in the big ones!!! We will absolutely book them again whenever we come into town!!
Tom  K.
Tom K.
Charter Boat Starfire
Charter Boat Starfire
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(82 reviews)
Good environment lots of fun lots of fish only a few keepers, but still overall still a very fun day
Bryan  M.
Bryan M. Marietta, GA
Apex Charters And Rentals
Apex Charters And Rentals
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(241 reviews)
Really enjoyed this trip, this was our 1st time charter fishing and it was a blast. Captain James was very knowledgeable and a great guy to spend the day with. He also managed to get a pod of dolphins to ride the boats wake, which was a great way to end the day. Would recommend.
Michalea  J.
Michalea J. Destin, Florida
Dawn Patrol Charters
Dawn Patrol Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(198 reviews)
Last minute trip and Captain JT came through. We caught our limit of Mangrove Snapper and hit a few other spots to try our luck catching some Trout and Reds. Differently going to book with JT again
Brandy  S.
Brandy S. Cashiers, NC
Charter Boat Al-Lin
Charter Boat Al-Lin
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(113 reviews)
2nd year in a row using Harold and I can say I’ve never been disappointed. His crew is very professional and always on top of any issues we made. Can’t wait to do it again next year
Jason  P.
Jason P. Bowdon, GA
My Chance Charters
My Chance Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(427 reviews)
Great time fishing Captain Michael!! We caught a variety of fish including king mackerel and Spanish mackerel while trolling. While bottom fishing we caught red snapper, grouper, and trigger fish. Anytime the bite got slow throughout the day we immediately moved to a different fishing spot where they were biting. Awesome time fishing with them and looking forward to it again in the future.
Andrew  J.
Andrew J. Lakeland, TN
Just B Cause Charters
Just B Cause Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(432 reviews)
We had a great trip with Captain Mike. We had a group of 13 and all were able to fish at the same time with no issues. Matt, the first mate did an excellent job keeping everyone set up with bait and pulling all of our fish from the hooks. We caught fish all day and when it slowed down Captain Mike was quick to move to another spot. We will definitely use Captain Mike again.
Kevin  A.
Kevin A. Madison, MS
850 Charters—Capt. Jared
850 Charters—Capt. Jared
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(118 reviews)
Fishing was a quick choice. The day before it was stormy so we had to stay around the inside area. Luckily the Spanish Mackerel fish were hungry. It’s not only fishing for us but the entire experience. Captain Jered gave us that! Great conversation and laughs. He works hard to get you the fish experience but also answered 100 questions from me. He’s determined and efficient. The pelicans, sea gulls and sunrise were all bonuses.
Andy  T.
Andy T. United States
Reel Grace Fishing Charters
Reel Grace Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(12 reviews)
Despite a rough sea day, we found our sea legs and caught a great meal! They put us right on the fish and we had a great time catching them.
Brian  J.
Brian J. United States
Nelson Guide Company
Nelson Guide Company
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(110 reviews)
Our 1st trip and we had a great time. Si was knowledgeable and patient answering all questions. Will definitely book with him for our next trip
Brett  G.
Brett G. Harrison, TN
East Pass Inshore Charters
East Pass Inshore Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(646 reviews)
I was hoping to do more ocean fishing but the weather was not cooperating so we fished in the Bay. The captain knew where the fish were and we had a lot of fun catching mangrove snappers and Reds. Fun fishing trip and very competitive pricing.
Art  N.
Art N. United States
Destin Inshore Guides
Destin Inshore Guides
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(29 reviews)
Had the most wonderful time. It was my birthday also. Captain was the best ever. Would highly recommend.!!
Deborah  T.
Deborah T. United States
850 Charters
850 Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(438 reviews)
Captain Matt was excellent guide and helped us connect with some fish. It was a sunset cruise with some fishing and fellowship thrown in. Good times.
Alan  M.
Alan M. United States
Nelson Guide Company
Nelson Guide Company
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(110 reviews)
Had a great time with Captain Si; caught Mangrove and Lane Snapper, Blue fish, a Scamp grouper and some Flounder. Not all keepers, but we got enough for a few suppers and we had an awesome time!
Teannetta  T.
Teannetta T. Gainesville, FL