Nicky Harvell's Emerald Coast Outfitters

Member since July 2015

Destin, United States

Background
Capt. Nicky Harvell is born and raised right here in Destin, Florida, fishing its waters since he was a boy. He has been a professional guide for more than 10 years. Whether you are a first-time angler or a seasoned pro, you're invited to come fish with the best!

Nicky Harvell's Emerald Coast Outfitters

Destin, United States
Background
Capt. Nicky Harvell is born and raised right here in Destin, Florida, fishing its waters since he was a boy. He has been a professional guide for more than 10 years. Whether you are a first-time angler or a seasoned pro, you're invited to come fish with the best!

Our Charter Listings

 
Destin
trips from
US$ 259

Fishing Reports

Great time to be fishing!

March 30, 2016

Its a great time of year to be fishing! There are lots of fish to be caught close to the pass, (which means shorter running times and more time for fishing). Spanish Mackerel, Sheepshead and Redfish are as hot… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.52 out of 5 stars from 18 reviews

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Went fishing on Sunday, August 6, 2017

Fished August 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, August 1, 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, July 24, 2017

Capt arrived on time only to spend 45 min catching bait.  We did catch fish.  Threw 98% back (One huge snapper).  We paid for five fishermen and never was more than 4 sub standard poles in the water.  He ran his prop into some rocks (fishing for bait) and had his trolling motor go out.  He was short with the passengers right until it was time to go in… all talk then.  Yawned excessively through the trip… got the impression he did not want to be there.  I have been on many chartered trips… this was the worst.

Alan Petty does not recommend Emerald Coast Outfitters

Fished July 2017

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Nicky Harvell's Emerald Coast Outfitters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, August 2, 2017

After 13 years of charter fishing, we finally got our first bad review and boy you sure didn’t disappoint. I’m sorry the Federal and State government regulations on fish are more strict than you may be accustom to (with all your experience) not much I can do about that. I recommend doing a little research to find out what fish will be in season before you book your charter. If taking home food is your main goal, you’d be better off taking the family to the grocery store instead of fishing for dinner. It’s faster and a fraction of the cost. I apologize for yawning, I may have even coughed or sneezed as well and again I sorry that offended you. It’s true, you can’t please everybody, and hopefully your next charter won’t waste time catching live bait and you only fish with dead squid. Good luck on your next fishing excursion.

Went fishing on Wednesday, July 12, 2017

captain Nicky was a good guide - knowledgeable about where the fish are and helpful with the equipment.

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, June 16, 2017

Was a awesome trip, captain Nikki went above beyond considering the weather, will be fishing with him again soon. My son had great time

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, April 4, 2017

This was my son’s first fishing trip, we fish at home but nothing like this.  Capt. Harvell (Nicky) was AWESOME he had us on fish the entire time, we moved from spot to spot when the bites stopped but he really knew where to be and when.  I am an avid fisherman my son is 8 he took the time to help teach him better techniques and he caught more fish than I did.  Definitely the guy we will come back to time and time again

Fished April 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, February 23, 2017

Had a great time! Capt Nicky, he knows his stuff! I’ll be back for Tarpon season :)

Fished February 2017

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Nicky Harvell's Emerald Coast Outfitters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, February 23, 2017

Thanks for the kind words Mr. Cheng! It was a pleasure fishing with you, and I’ll see you later this summer!!

Went fishing on Monday, February 20, 2017

Great experience for our group of four.  Took us a while to get the hang of it , but Nicky is polite and patient.  We caught flounder ( which we had for an awesome supper ) and relocated to another spot and caught 0 a few different types.  The day was perfect. We would do it again !

Fished February 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Captain was great very personable!! Trip included everything and cleaning the fish after the trip! Will definitely be repeat customers!

Fished October 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, October 13, 2016

Nicky put us on the fish! Caught a second place Destin Fish Rodeo redfish!  Highly recommend!

Fished October 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, July 18, 2016

Caught lots of fish including 2 monster tarpon! Fishing trip of a lifetime !

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Caught some fish but the captain was a little sharp and made my kids a little uncomfortable.

Ernest Carline does not recommend Emerald Coast Outfitters

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Had a great trip fishing with Captain Nick. Beautiful day, calm waters, lots of fish.  Couldn’t of asked for more.  We’ll definitely be booking with Nicky again!

Fished May 2016

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Nicky Harvell's Emerald Coast Outfitters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, May 8, 2016

Tracy,
Thanks so much for leaving a review! We had a great timing taking your family and you out fishing! So glad to hear you guys had a great time and we look forward to taking you all out again!

Went fishing on Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Conditions were not great, but we were able to catch numerous Spanish Mackerel, Redfish, Sheepshead, and even a flounder.  Considering very windy day and not ideal conditions we still landed over 30 fish.  Had a good experience with the Captain.

Fished March 2016

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Nicky Harvell's Emerald Coast Outfitters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, March 24, 2016

Thanks you for leaving a review Mr. McDonald! While we definitely wish conditions were better for your trip, we are glad to hear you enjoyed your charter with Emerald Coast Outfitters! Hope to hear from you again in the future!

Went fishing on Wednesday, March 16, 2016

We had a great day on the water with Nick. He obviously knows what he is doing and worked really hard to make sure we had a good time. We will definitely book with him again!

Fished March 2016

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Nicky Harvell's Emerald Coast Outfitters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, March 17, 2016

Thanks so much Mike! We are happy to hear you had a great time with us and we look forward to taking you guys out in the future!

Went fishing on Friday, September 4, 2015

All went great. Looking forward to my next trip to Destin.

Fished September 2015

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Nicky Harvell's Emerald Coast Outfitters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, October 1, 2015

Mr. Moore we are happy to hear you enjoyed your trip with us! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review and we hope to hear from you on your next visit to Destin!

Went fishing on Saturday, September 12, 2015

Without a doubt, the best fishing trip I’ve been on. My husband and I went out with Captain Nicky and we couldn’t have imagined a more perfect trip. The weather was perfect and the fish were biting at every stop. I’m definitely not the most experienced fisherman but Captain Nicky was very patient and helpful, which made me feel more comfortable catching fish. We caught our limit on red snappers and even caught some groupers and a cobia.  The fishing was amazing and so was dinner thanks to Captain Nicky’s expert knowledge of these waters. We can’t wait to go fishing with him again!

Fished September 2015

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Nicky Harvell's Emerald Coast Outfitters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, October 1, 2015

Mrs. Powell, so glad to hear you all had a great fishing trip which turned into a delicious dinner! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a positive review and we hope to hear from you guys the next time you are in Destin.

Went fishing on Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Trip was fun for kids. Was able to get on a good school of fish and kids got to real in quite a few.

Captain Nicky harvell was professional and great with everyone.

Fished July 2015

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