Captain
Jonathan Goodhart

Member since September 2016

Destin, United States

Background
Captain Jonathan Goodhart is a local to Destin, Florida, who has been fishing the area’s waters for over 15 years. He loves meeting new clients and taking them out on his boat to the best fishing spots and seeing their smiley and happy faces once they catch their prized fish. He loves kids and is really good with them, sharing his fishing tales while taking them on an adventure of a lifetime. Captain Jonathan is happy to take out beginner and experienced anglers, and will help as much as you need.
Techniques
We specialize in Inshore fishing for Redfish and Trout, to bottom fishing for White and Red Snapper, also Amberjack and Groupers when they are in season.

Hey, I'm Captain Jonathan Goodhart

Destin, United States
Background
Captain Jonathan Goodhart is a local to Destin, Florida, who has been fishing the area’s waters for over 15 years. He loves meeting new clients and taking them out on his boat to the best fishing spots and seeing their smiley and happy faces once they catch their prized fish. He loves kids and is really good with them, sharing his fishing tales while taking them on an adventure of a lifetime. Captain Jonathan is happy to take out beginner and experienced anglers, and will help as much as you need.
Techniques
We specialize in Inshore fishing for Redfish and Trout, to bottom fishing for White and Red Snapper, also Amberjack and Groupers when they are in season.

My Charter Listings

Destin
trips from
US$ 400

Fishing Reports

Breakwater Tournament Winners

September 10, 2016

Tournament day started out tough with baits dying in the livewell to start it out at 3:45am but we and the team managed to get back on the bait early enough to come away with the tournament record Redfish… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.75 out of 5 stars from 16 reviews

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Went fishing on Thursday, May 18, 2017

The guide smoked without asking. He threw trash into the bay. It took an hour and twenty minutes of a four hour trip to get bait and get to the spot to drop our lines. We caught one fish we could keep. He blamed us for not keeping fish on the line. The other five, catfish, bluefish, ladyfish weren’t kept. It appeared that our guide didn’t know the bay well enough to put us on the fish. He took us to the coast guard area at the end our trip to catch blue fish and possibly Spanish Mackerel because there was no pressure on this area and it was the last option he had to put fish on the lines. The coast guard told us to move because we were fishing in a restricted area.  All in all a waste of time and money.

Whitney Fuchs does not recommend East Pass Inshore Charters

Fished May 2017

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Jonathan Goodhart (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, May 23, 2017

As a fishing a guide I do my absolute best to put you on the fish and show you guys a good time. The places we fished were holding fish a day prior to the trip and missing a fish or bite is as much apart of fishing as catching them is. Unfortunately I went back with a father and his son the day after and caught our limit of speckled trout. Pleasing our customer and having a good time is our main priority and I apologize again and would of happily stayed out longer if I was under the impression you weren’t satisfied. Hope you guys have better luck next time you go and have tight lines the whole time.


Went fishing on Monday, May 15, 2017

Great trip!  Everyone had a ball!

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Went fishing on Friday, April 14, 2017

We had a fantastic time on the boat. Captain Jonathan was very personable and extremely knowledgeable.  I highly recommend using him!  I wish I was a better picture taker but we had very busy lines and I couldn’t break away to often.

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Jonathan Goodhart (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Been busy down here! Cobia season has finally came to close. Just wanted to say thanks and had a great time myself! Great crew and can’t wait to do it again!

Went fishing on Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Captain was interested in making our trip a success.  We fished the bay without success but then went off shore about 5 miles.  We caught fish the whole time; regrettably, all were out of season so we could not keep.  Great experience for all of us including our grandson.

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Went fishing on Monday, April 3, 2017

I’ve taken my son fishing on the pier several times, but wanted to let him experience fishing off of a boat.  I booked a 4 hour trip and we were cut short an hour due to a sever storm coming in.  In that amount of time, we were able to fish a few spots in the bay and caught red fish, blue fish, and Spanish mackerel.  My son is looking forward to the next trip and I can’t wait to get back on the water.  Would highly recommend!

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Jonathan Goodhart (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Thanks again josh! Had a great time with you and Evan and glad he got to be the high liner for the day! Hoping for better weather next time we go after em!

Went fishing on Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Great trip. Took 3 kids and had a great time. Captain is knowledgeable and friendly. I’ll book again on my next trip to Destin.

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Went fishing on Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Great day to fish. Beautiful weather and we caught a lot. We even had a dolphin take off with one of our lines. We had one sick crew member so make sure to have Dramamine if you are not sure if you get sea sick. Can’t wait to cook our catch tonight! Highly recommended trip!

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Went fishing on Saturday, March 11, 2017

Great 4 hour day out with Captain Jonathan for my 14 year old son and I.  We will certainly be back.

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Went fishing on Saturday, February 25, 2017

Caught a limit of redfish, plus other species for fun!

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Went fishing on Monday, February 20, 2017

If I could rate a 10 I would. We had a great experience, caught plenty of fish and we will definitely be back.

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Went fishing on Saturday, February 18, 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, February 5, 2017

Jonathan was very polite and respectful of my 8 year old son. My father in law and I enjoyed ourselves too!!

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Went fishing on Thursday, October 6, 2016

Great experience took my 15 year old daughter to catch some RedFish and she loved it!! Jonathan put us on fish pretty quick for some steady action for 4 to 5 hours. Way laid back fishing trip with Jonathan and you’ll catch fish. And you can’t ask for a more convenient and easy pickup and drop off. Highly recommend.

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Went fishing on Monday, October 3, 2016

Good fishing trip. Captain good with kids. Would book him again.

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Went fishing on Friday, September 23, 2016

From the second my fiancé and I got on the boat we felt like we’ve known Jonathan forever. He was very personable. The fishing was fantastic. He was very knowledgeable and very helpful. We caught a ton of fish including some big jacks (unfortunately they were out of season so we couldn’t keep them but they put up a great fight). I’ve been on a ton of charter fishing trips and this was by far the best trip that I’ve been on. Thanks again brotha!

Fished September 2016

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Went fishing on Wednesday, September 7, 2016

We had a wonderful fishing trip with Captain Jonathan. My wife and 7 year old grandson really enjoyed the experience. The weather was great the water crystal clear and the fishing was exceptional. We are already looking forward to our next fishing trip with Captain Jonathan.
Ernie G.

Fished September 2016

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