Captain
Bernie Lefebvre

Member since January 2017 Destin, United States
Background
Captain Bernie Lefebvre is a native of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, brought to the area via his father's military assignment. The opportunity to grow up on the waters of the Emerald Coast allowed Bernie to gain both knowledge and experience. His passion for fishing began when he was a young boy, when he went fishing with his Dad and friends. In 1984, Bernie worked with a friend and his father for a Destin charter boat business. While in college, Bernie worked as a deckhand and dreamed about starting his own company, which he did after 15 years of working in the Information Technology field. Captain Bernie has taken part in various fishing tournaments, where he became a big fan of offshore trolling. For Bernie, the greatest thing about fishing is the excitement and fun it can provide to people of all ages!
Techniques
The vessel I operate is U.S. Coast Guard inspected that allows multiple passengers beyond the standard 6 person passenger charter boat. I prefer to be non-conventional on the side of light tackle to enhance the sport of fishing experience. You never can catch them all, but it's more gratifying when challenged. We do all types of Gulf of Mexico fishing, bottom fishing for reef fish over natural and artificial bottom, or trolling for Pelagic (migratory) fish. I fish according to daily situations in weather and opportunity to catch all available species.

Hey, I'm Captain Bernie Lefebvre

Destin, United States
Background
Captain Bernie Lefebvre is a native of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, brought to the area via his father's military assignment. The opportunity to grow up on the waters of the Emerald Coast allowed Bernie to gain both knowledge and experience. His passion for fishing began when he was a young boy, when he went fishing with his Dad and friends. In 1984, Bernie worked with a friend and his father for a Destin charter boat business. While in college, Bernie worked as a deckhand and dreamed about starting his own company, which he did after 15 years of working in the Information Technology field. Captain Bernie has taken part in various fishing tournaments, where he became a big fan of offshore trolling. For Bernie, the greatest thing about fishing is the excitement and fun it can provide to people of all ages!
Techniques
The vessel I operate is U.S. Coast Guard inspected that allows multiple passengers beyond the standard 6 person passenger charter boat. I prefer to be non-conventional on the side of light tackle to enhance the sport of fishing experience. You never can catch them all, but it's more gratifying when challenged. We do all types of Gulf of Mexico fishing, bottom fishing for reef fish over natural and artificial bottom, or trolling for Pelagic (migratory) fish. I fish according to daily situations in weather and opportunity to catch all available species.

My Charter Listing

Windwalker II Charters

4.6 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (270)
Destin
 Last booking: 4 days ago

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October fishing trip
5 hour family fishing trip with Captain Bernie!
5 hour family fishing trip with Captain Bernie!
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
90%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
85%
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Valeria D.
Memphis, TN
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5 hour family fishing trip with Captain Bernie!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (PM) on October 13, 2021
We had a fantastic time with Captain Bernie and his first mate, Mark! From the time we arrived instructions were clear and...
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Ashley P.
Mobile, Alabama
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Best Time Ever

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on August 24, 2021
This was our second experience deep sea fishing (the other was a different company), and this was the best yet! It was my dad’s...
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Huu P.
Sugar Hill, GA
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Highly recommended the WindWalker II for big family for its fair price, large boat, cleaned toilet onboard, sun shade, deep...
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Laura T.
DeFuniak Springs, Florida
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6 hour afternoon trip with Bernie and Mark on the Windwalker II

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (PM) on March 14, 2021
Our motley crew of 6 had an amazing day on the water with Captain Bernie and First Mate Mark.  From start to finish, the day...
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Gail B.
Mobile, Alabama
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Fishing in March

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on March 9, 2021
Had a great day on Windcharter II with captain Bernie and First mate Mark. Mark was great at constantly baiting our hooks and...
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