Destin Blue Marlin Fishing Charters

Destin Blue Marlin Fishing Charters

Best Blue Marlin Fishing Charters in Destin

Destin: 20 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(120 reviews)
Destin
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trips from $1,000
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(35 reviews)
Destin
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trips from $1,199
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
Destin
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trips from $1,600
Excellent
4.2 / 5
(2 reviews)
Destin
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $1,200
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Destin
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trips from $1,100
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(26 reviews)
Destin
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trips from $2,600
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Destin
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $1,600

Blue Marlin Fishing in Destin

Blue Marlin
  • Size 200 to 400lbs
  • Food Value Good
  • Game Qualities Excellent
  • Habitats Offshore

(Makaira nigricans)

If you’re looking for one of the best Billfish spots in the Gulf of Mexico, then Marlin fishing in Destin, Florida is something to be witnessed. This is one of the best places to go after these majestic beasts because it’s much closer to the Gulf’s bluewater than other fishing hubs.
 
Marlin (Blue and White) visit these waters in the heat of the summer, but the best time to catch something formidable is in September and October. White Marlin are particularly active during the fall, while Blues love higher temperatures.
 
On a good day, you can have anywhere from a couple hookups to 10, if you know where to go and you’ve got an experienced captain at the helm. The bite can start 12 miles from the shore, at the famous "100-Fathom Curve", and it only gets better the further you go. Blue Marlin love the open deep waters (600+ feet), and this is where you can hook a big one.
 
To get the most out of the Marlin-oriented trip, opt-in for the ones that last eight hours or more. You might need to travel 20–40 nautical miles from shore to get to the most productive hotspots, so you want to have plenty of time for everything (including the ride to and from the fishing grounds). Charter companies often offer multi-day trips, that can take out up to 150 miles offshore and put you on the intense Billfish action that will challenge you in every way.
 
You'll mostly be trolling with live bait to get the attention of voracious Marlin, though there’s a variety of lures you can use as well. When one is hooked, you’ll know it straight away – their acrobatic jumps are all the announcement you’ll need. Getting these gigantic fish (especially Blue Marlin, that can weigh anywhere from 200–900+ pounds) to the boat is a workout like no other and it’s not for the weak-kneed.
 
Marlin fishing in Destin, Florida is deep sea fishing at its best and the sheer number of anglers pouring into Destin every day is proof enough. If catching Marlin is on your bucket list, then this is the place to be!

Destin Blue Marlin Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Blue Marlin fishing in Destin varies moderately throughout the year. High season is July to September. Low season is January to April and November to December. There is no closed season.
Destin
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 27,950 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Blue Marlin Fishing in Destin

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.

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