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 56 reviews

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Went fishing on Friday, October 6, 2017

We had a very good time.  Caught a lot of fish on a tough day for fishing.  The captain is great with kids too.  Highly recommend…

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Went fishing on Monday, September 4, 2017

Exactly what I   Expected the captain found us fish

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Went fishing on Tuesday, August 22, 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, August 13, 2017

All in my party had a great time, we all would have went again the next day. Hooked several big ones, but they broke the line, but that is fishing. He put us on fish as soon as we got to where we was going. Enjoyed every minute of it. Well worth the money. Will do it again next time we come. Thank you jonathan for a great memory. Jamey, Tanner, Heath, and Larry

Fished August 2017

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Jonathan Goodhart (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, August 14, 2017

Thanks guys! I had a great time also! Looking forward to the next time!
                          -EPICharters

Went fishing on Thursday, August 10, 2017

Great captain and awesome boat!! Our kids had an amazing time and so did we!!  Very knowledgeable and friendly captain!

Fished August 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, August 7, 2017

It was not exactly what I expected. The boat was a little smaller than I expected and I was worried more about my son who is on the hyper side. So I didn’t really get to enjoy the experience as much as I wanted to. Mike didn’t seem to be to thrilled with is either. At first he was gungho and when the fish didn’t respond or it may have been us I’m not sure. Either way doesn’t matter. I think what bothered me most was walking down the board walk I over heard him and his friend talking about what a horrible day it was and that bothered me. Not sure if he was referring to us or the fishing it self. Overall he did try to get us on some fish.

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Went fishing on Wednesday, August 9, 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, August 8, 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, August 8, 2017

We had a great time with Johnathan. He was very professional and was great with my 8 year old. We caught a ton of vermillion snapper with a few good red snappers. Although we had few big-ins get away, we were able to haul in a nice Bonita!!! Thanks again Johnathan!!! We will be back for another trip.

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Went fishing on Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Great day for 3 generations of fishermen!

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Went fishing on Sunday, July 30, 2017

It was a very good trip. Captain Jonathan worked hard at making sure         we caught fish     & keeping our lines baited at all times. It was a very good   experience for me my husband & 21 & 18 year old son’s. Would definitely recommend this trip. We are for sure doing it again. Thanks Captain Jonathan. Bill, Cheri, Jesse and Jed.

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Went fishing on Saturday, July 22, 2017

Great time
Lots of fish

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Went fishing on Friday, July 28, 2017

Had a great time. Captain jonathan was knowledgeable and friendly.  Very enjoyable day! He took the time to educate on the different fish that were caught.

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 27, 2017

We had an excellent time fishing with jonathon. We caught alot of fish. We had several big fish on and lost but that’s fishing. Also landed some big ones. Had about 20 mingos keepers. I highly recommend fishing with jonathon. We will definitely be doing it again!

Fished July 2017

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Jonathan Goodhart (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, August 4, 2017

Thanks again Shannon! Looking forward to the next time!

Went fishing on Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Great trip!! Captain John was excellent! Good with kids, my 9 and 11 year old boys.  Put us right on the fish. Caught too many to count, and a few 20-25 pound Amberjack. Kids had a blast, having said that three hours was just about the right amount of time.

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Went fishing on Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Jonathan was very professional and knowledgeable.  Everything was ready when we got there.  We would go again with him.

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Went fishing on Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Had a great time! My son and I booked the trip captain Jonathan was very personal and talked us through everything. We have done many fishing trips and this was in the top! I would recommend to anyone who wants to catch fish

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 13, 2017

Everyone on the boat caught fish and we had a great time!

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Went fishing on Wednesday, July 12, 2017

It started storming the morning of the fishing trip, so Capt. Jonathan called us to tell us that we had to wait a couple of hours before going out for safety. We appreciated his conservative nature with respect to the weather and safety. We were able to get out there around noon and fished till 4:00.  Captain Jonathan hooked a kingfish within the first 10 minutes, and from then on we were catching fish every time we dropped our hooks in the water.  We caught 23 fish and had a great time.  Capt. Jonathan is an expert, professional, and provides a great experience. I would recommend this fishing trip to anybody, and look forward to my next fishing trip next year.

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, July 9, 2017

Had a very nice trip with Captain John. He put us on the fish and kept us reeling them in all morning. He was busy getting us to the fish or re-baiting our lines.  Had fresh fish off the grill that night and fish sandwiches and tacos all week!! Thanks, we will be taking some of this fish back to Wisconsin!

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Went fishing on Tuesday, July 11, 2017

We had a great time with fishing with Captain Jonathan.  Our three daughters 10, 7, and 4 all got the chance to catch fish.  With each species of fish that came up we got a fun lesson about them including the crazy sucker on the top of a Remora’s head and how the Trigger fish gets its name.  Highly recommend fishing with Captain Jonathan!

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Went fishing on Friday, July 7, 2017

This fishing trip was more than we expected. Goody was super friendly, patient with our mistakes, and dedicated to making sure all 4 of us caught a fish! We mostly wanted to insure our 13 year old son caught a fish, however, Goody went the extra mile (and time) so all 4 of us caught one! He was fantastic & fun! Highly recommend East Pass!

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Went fishing on Friday, July 7, 2017

What a great trip.  We caught tons of fish and Johnathon was great.  We took our 7 yo grandson on his first fishing trip and he had a blast.  Highly recommend this trip.

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Went fishing on Wednesday, July 5, 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, July 3, 2017

Wonderful experience. Jonathan was a great guide, instructor and fishing buddy!!! He took his time showing us how to fish (including a 34.1 lb king fish!), took us to some great spots, and showed us a great time! An experience that not even my five year old son will forget. Thank you!

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, June 30, 2017

Captain had zero interpersonal skills. Was even hostile at times when questions were asked. He needs to learn to sharpen a filet knife and filet a fish properly.  The water was rough, but he plowed through it with little regard for passenger comfort.

Ronald Blake does not recommend East Pass Inshore Charters

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Went fishing on Friday, June 30, 2017

Absolutely awesome!  Fish weren’t biting much but we had a blast anyway!  Thanks Jonathan! !

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Went fishing on Tuesday, June 27, 2017

My family wanted an experience to top off our stay in fort Walton and we got it! Very professional and knowledgeable about these waters. Most importantly Jonathan was patient when we did not know what to do. Definitely will use him again.

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Went fishing on Monday, June 26, 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, June 18, 2017

Had a great time with Johnathon! Extremely professional, excellent tips on technique, and great conversation. We hit three spots and brought in keepers at each. Excellent morning fishing trip, had us back at the dock and cleaned our fish by 10am. 10/10, would do again!

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Went fishing on Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Highly recommended with Captain Jonathan. I had 4 kids & 2 adults & Capt. Jonathan never stopped moving keeping bait on their hooks. Personal & professional. We caught fish and the kids had a great time. Thanks for the memories.

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Went fishing on Friday, May 26, 2017

We had a blast! Weather was perfect after rough weather early in the week. Capt. Jon did everything he could to put us on the fish. Even though the was salinity wasn’t right for trout, he was able to find us some skipjack to have fun fighting! Made sure the youngins were baited at all times. Takes pride in doing all in his power ensure an enjoyable experience. Will definitely utilize him in the future!

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Went fishing on Thursday, June 8, 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Didn’t catch many fish do to weather but the captain did everything he could to find them.  Also made sure the 8 year old boy on the trip got to catch a fish.

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Went fishing on Saturday, May 27, 2017

Our captain was friendly, very knowledgeable, professional and patient with my wife (her first time fishing). He made this experience memorable. We highly racommand him not only to newbies but to experienced fisherman.

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Went fishing on Friday, May 19, 2017

My 13 year old son and I had a wonderful fishing trip experience with Jonathon. We had fish on our line within 15 minutes and had a great time reeling them in.  Jonathon worked very hard keeping our hooks baited and lines castes and also offered great advice throughout the trip.  He is a great guy and would definitely do it again.  Also a STL Cardinals fan which was also great. We ended up catching a lot of good sized fish throughout the morning and brought home a big bag of filets for dinner.

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Went fishing on Wednesday, May 17, 2017

My husband & daughter went on a 4 hour trip with Jonathan & to say they enjoyed it would be an understatement. We are already looking forward to next year! He made my 8 year old feel extremely comfortable. She loved him!

Fished May 2017

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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

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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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