Captain
Dave Heath

Member since July 2016

Niceville, United States

Background
Always loved to fish, started as a deck hand when I was young, became tournament angler and TV host. Traveled all across the United States as a freshwater tournament angler, sport fished the Pacific Ocean out of Sand Diego and Hawaii, the Atlantic out of North Carolina. Spent 24 years in the US Air Force, retired in 2006. Currently residing in the Destin, Florida continuing my passion for fishing as a charter boat captain.
Techniques
Trolling, live bait, bottom fishing, whatever it takes to put fish in the boat

Hey, I'm Captain Dave Heath

Niceville, United States
Background
Always loved to fish, started as a deck hand when I was young, became tournament angler and TV host. Traveled all across the United States as a freshwater tournament angler, sport fished the Pacific Ocean out of Sand Diego and Hawaii, the Atlantic out of North Carolina. Spent 24 years in the US Air Force, retired in 2006. Currently residing in the Destin, Florida continuing my passion for fishing as a charter boat captain.
Techniques
Trolling, live bait, bottom fishing, whatever it takes to put fish in the boat
Angler's Choice
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My Charter Listings

    
Niceville
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US$ 250

Customer Reviews

4.95 out of 5 stars from 26 reviews

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Went fishing on Sunday, November 26, 2017

We couldn’t have expected a better trip. Dave had the knowledge to keep everyone interested on local history,tips to catch the big ones as well as the patients to make everyone comfortable even when we made many rookies mistakes. Because many fish were out of season we had to throw back most fish, but it was still a hoot, reeling in what had to be 100 plus fish. Now this is the part why we think Dave is one of the best captain’s on any boat. Because of low fish count we could keep he arranged to have my family and his to have fresh fish cooked at local restaurant and enjoy one of the best meals of the trip. Only Dave would go that far to make sure he provided the best fishing trip of the day. From he MacDonalds to Captain Dave , thank you so much for a wonderful day fishing.

Fished November 2017

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Dave Heath (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, November 28, 2017

I really enjoyed a fun day of catch and release fishing with the McDonald family, caught lots of Red Snapper and Trigger but they weren’t in season. It was a bit chilly for Florida standards but sunny. I also enjoyed our visit getting to know each other over a great fish dinner (Mary brought fish from the house LOL) at Chef’s Dan Fuel at Emerald Coast Yacht Club. I will be looking forward to our next outing, fishing or hunting.


Went fishing on Saturday, November 25, 2017

This was our families first charter fishing experience and it was Amazing!!! Captain Dave went above and beyond to make this fishing trip great. He truly treated us like family and we had some excellent catches!! I would highly recommend Captain Dave, we are looking forward to our next trip.

Fished November 2017

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Replied to this review on Sunday, November 26, 2017

Thank you, I had a great time as well. It was awesome to see the boys so excited about fishing. I will be looking forward to seeing you guys again in June, then we will get to keep those Red Snapper. Take care and safe travels home.

Went fishing on Friday, October 13, 2017

Captain Dave did a good job finding fish and keeping us on them.  He did an outstanding job of working with my son on his first time on the ocean, the kid had a great day. The recent storms and seasons made it tough to keep many of the fish, but we caught plenty.  Thank you, hopefully we will see you next year.

Fished October 2017

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Replied to this review on Monday, October 16, 2017

Dale, I had a great time getting to know you, Larry, and Tyler. It is great to see young adults like Tyler really enjoy fishing, looking forward to seeing you guys again. Hopefully the next time we go out something will be in season, like Red Snapper!


Went fishing on Friday, September 29, 2017

Our group of 6 went out for 2 days on 9/29 and 9/30.  Capt Dave (and Capt Chris for 1 of the days) exceeded our expectations in every way!  They worked hard to find and keep us on fish.  I’ve been on other charters and you never know what to expect out of the captain - but I feel like we walked on this boat as strangers and walked off as friends.  Capt Dave (and Chris) are top notch people, extremely knowledgeable, and gave us a memorable experience that we won’t soon forget.  Our group will surely be back, but it won’t be soon enough!  Thanks for everything Capt Dave - and thanks for serving our Country!!

Fished September 2017

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Dave Heath (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Rex, I can tell you both Kris and I really enjoyed having you on board. You are absolutely right about friendship, I will be looking forward to our next trip. Take care and Tight Lines!


Went fishing on Sunday, September 24, 2017

We had great fishing trip with H&H sportfishing. Captain Dave knows the water and the fish. We look forward to booking another trip soon.

Fished September 2017

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Dave Heath (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, September 25, 2017

Really had a great time fishing with you guys, already looking forward to the next trip. Make sure Jeff comes along, it wouldn’t be the same without him.


Went fishing on Monday, September 4, 2017

We had a great time!  Captain Dave was delightful!

Fished September 2017

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Dave Heath (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Thank you, I had a blast fishing with you, Mandy and both your parents. I’ll be looking forward to fishing you guys again. Keep tight lines!


Went fishing on Wednesday, August 23, 2017

We had a fantastic trip. Capt. Dave was more than accommodating. He was very flexible with our schedule and took care of everything. He put us on fish right away and knew the type of fish he wanted to help us catch and right where to take us to get them! He even joined us when we had a chef prepare our catch for dinner! It was an awesome day! Not only do we have a fishing charter that we will use again we also have a new friend!

Fished August 2017

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Dave Heath (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, August 24, 2017

Rich, I really enjoyed fishing with you, Julie, Scott, and Melinda as well. I will be looking forward to seeing you all again next year.  Tight lines my friends!

Went fishing on Thursday, August 3, 2017

Dave did an awesome job making sure my 8 year old sons caught some fish, and making sure we had fish to take home that night.  Nice boat and very knowledgeable.  Highly recommend.

Fished August 2017

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Dave Heath (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, August 3, 2017

So glad we were able to make it happen, the boys had a great time. I’ll be looking forward to seeing you again next year.


Went fishing on Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Fished August 2017

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Dave Heath (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, August 3, 2017

Dave, really enjoyed fishing with you all today and getting to know you. Looking forward to seeing the video, thanks again.

Went fishing on Sunday, July 30, 2017

Great trip, really friendly and nice, knows where the fish are, also took us to see dolphins and kids had a great time. Well f o back soon.

Fished July 2017

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Dave Heath (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, July 31, 2017

Jaime, I had fun fishing with you guys as well. Still thinking about that dinner, I will be sure to look you up when I come through Texas. You have a awesome family!

Went fishing on Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Fished July 2017

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Dave Heath (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, July 31, 2017

Paul, had a lot of fun fishing with you and your sons. Glad they all got to catch some Kings!

Went fishing on Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Had a blast!  Family of 4, mom & daughter have never fished!  Loved Captain Dave!  Taught us a lot.

Fished July 2017

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Replied to this review on Thursday, July 13, 2017

Awesome family, really enjoyed fishing and getting to know all of you. I will be looking forward to our next trip together.

Went fishing on Friday, July 7, 2017

We absolutely loved our fishing trip with Dave. He was so kind and really went out of his way to make sure we enjoyed our trip and got to do everything we wanted in the boat. We caught some nice fish, got really close to several dolphin and got to do some sight seeing. He communicated with us before and during our vacation to make sure we got the most out of our expierence.Next time we are in Destin again we will 100% book with Dave again.

Fished July 2017

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Dave Heath (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, July 8, 2017

Had a great day on the water with a great family! Thank you and I will be looking forward to next time.

Went fishing on Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Dave is a great guy. The fishing for the day wasn’t great but it wasn’t because Dave wasn’t trying. My husband, son and daughter in law to be really had fun. I got very sick but Dave was very concerned and helpful. For sure Dave will be booked by my family. Again for sure.

Fished June 2017

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Dave Heath (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, July 1, 2017

Thank you Anita, hopefully next time the seas will be a little calmer and we will be able to stay out longer to get catch some fish. It was great meeting you and your family, save travels home and I’ll see you guys next time.

Went fishing on Sunday, June 18, 2017

Had an amazing trip with capt. Dave. Went out to one spot and caught tons of fish. This trip is perfect for families even with small kids. Highly recommend a trip with him.

Fished June 2017

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Replied to this review on Friday, June 23, 2017

Had a great time fishing with you guys today, awesome family. Tucker (future charter boat captain), you keep up that passion for fishing!

Went fishing on Thursday, June 8, 2017

Captain Dave attended all our needs and went the extra mile for an awesome experience recommend to all

Fished June 2017

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Replied to this review on Friday, June 23, 2017

We had a slow day on the water but you and Nick never gave up, managed to bring in a few keepers. I enjoyed getting to know you guys and looking forward to going out again.


Went fishing on Monday, June 12, 2017

We did the 8 hour trip with Captain Dave and all 5 of us had a great time…Dave went the extra mile to make sure our trip was the best it could be. Here’s a great example: We originally scheduled for Monday but the seas were pretty rough and Dave knew we were here all week so he suggested we postpone until Tuesday as the seas were forcasted to be calmer. I’ve read enough reviews of other guides to know that plenty of guides don’t do that.

Captain Dave put us on a really good King Mackerel and Spanish Mackerel bite and the bottom fishing for snapper was pretty good too. Too bad we couldn’t keep the trigger fish as they were biting very well.

Overall, just a great experience and I highly recommend Captain Dave for anyone looking for a family oriented guide that will go the extra mile to ensure your trip is everything you wanted it to be.

Oh, it appears that the upload feature of this review app is malfunctioning…It initially only allowed me to load 7 pics out of the 12 or so I picked…So, I assumed 7 was the limit so I deleted 2 and added 2 more that I liked better but then those wouldn’t load. So, there should be many more/better pics.

John Japuntich

Fished June 2017

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Dave Heath (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, June 15, 2017

John,
I truly enjoyed fishing with you and your family, you guys fished hard all day. It was a great King day and a little slow on the snapper but you guys manged to get a few. Thank you again for choosing me and I will be looking forward to fishing with you again soon.

Went fishing on Sunday, June 11, 2017

I booked a 4+ hour trip with Captain Dave and it was well worth it.  He was extremely kid friendly, got us hooked up on different kinds of fish, and even tried to target some shark for me.  Great experience!

Fished June 2017

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Dave Heath (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, June 12, 2017

Had a lot of fun fishing with you guys today, the kids did great. Ryan, we will get that shark next time.


Went fishing on Friday, June 2, 2017

We had a great trip from start to finish. Captain Dave was very professional and friendly. Very knowledgeable about the fish, bait, ocean and boat. He was great with our kids, ages 8 and 5. He took us to Crab Island which the kids had a blast. He made us all feel very comfortable and safe on his boat! We will definitely be booking with him again!

Fished June 2017

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Dave Heath (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, June 4, 2017

Jordan, Brain, Payton, and Sutton…it was great to meet you all. We caught a some fish and got to experience Crab Island, I will also be looking forward to our next trip.

Went fishing on Thursday, April 6, 2017

Have 4 girls and myself. These guys a fantastic and accommodating to everyone. Very nice trip and worth every dollar!!!!

Fished April 2017

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Dave Heath (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, April 8, 2017

Enjoyed the day fishing with you and your family. Loved to see the sisters being competitive and having fun keeping one fish ahead of the other. Thank you again for a great day on the water!

Went fishing on Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Dave, the captain of the boat, and Jesse, the first mate, were extraordinary. I have had a few trips in my day, but this was by far the best I have ever been on. While we may not have caught the fish we wanted to, we did catch a lot of fish. Going in the spring is a hard time anyway to catch the fish that you want.

I highly recommend these guys and H&H it was an absolute blast. 5 STARS 5 STARS 5 STARS.

Fished March 2017

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Replied to this review on Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Had a great time fishing with you guys as well! You all toughed it out with some pretty good waves and caught a lot of fish (next time you will have to come when they are in season). Good luck with school and your future endeavors. Go Aggies!


Went fishing on Friday, April 15, 2016

Myself, my husband, and 11 year old daughter fished with Dave and crew April 19, 2016. There was never a dull moment and the crew was extremely accommodating to all of us. We caught some excellent fish too!  Dave of H and H Sportfishing Adventures is the only person we will book with while in the Florida Panhandle. We have found our charter for life.

Fished April 2016

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Dave Heath (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, March 27, 2017

Awesome family! Had a great day of fishing with you, looking forward to seeing you again this year. I feel I have made some friends for life.


Went fishing on Saturday, July 16, 2016

very family/friendly oriented Captain and Crew
They will treat you right!
And you will book another trip

Fished July 2016

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Dave Heath (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, March 25, 2017

Thanks, Greg enjoyed the entire adventure with you and your family. Did boat tour Destin Harbor, some dolphin watching, and some fishing. Looking forward to another trip!

Went fishing on Saturday, March 11, 2017

3 kids had an awesome time with the captain and crew.

Fished March 2017

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Dave Heath (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, March 18, 2017

Nate, really enjoyed fishing with you and sons.

Went fishing on Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Had an awesome experience with Captain Dave Heath and side kick Kris Dew. Both were amazing and knowledgable and made sure we had an Great trip!!!!!! Would recommend these guys to anyone :)

Fished August 2016

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Replied to this review on Sunday, August 28, 2016

Thank you, we enjoyed having you and Ashley on board. Looking forward to the next trip!


Went fishing on Thursday, July 28, 2016

We had a great time with Dave. His experience, knowledge, and friendliness made it all worth while. We caught a ton of fish,

Fished July 2016

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Dave Heath (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, August 28, 2016

Mark, really enjoyed having you guys. I love to see the kids catching fish, the thrill and excitement our their faces makes it all worth it. Looking forward to the next time we get to fish together again.