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Destin Fishing Charters

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Destin: 196 fishing charters available

Cinnsational Saltwater Fishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(75 reviews)
Destin
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trips from HK $4,945

Southern Country Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(168 reviews)
Destin
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trips from HK $4,317

Apex Charters And Rentals

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(154 reviews)
Destin
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trips from HK $5,299

Just Reel

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(213 reviews)
Destin
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trips from HK $5,102

850 Charters – 26'

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(331 reviews)
Destin
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trips from HK $4,317

Nelson Guide Company

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(48 reviews)
Destin
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trips from HK $2,747

Always Tight Fishing Charter Destin

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(325 reviews)
Destin
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trips from HK $6,908

Hound Dog Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.3 / 5
(179 reviews)
Destin
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trips from HK $9,420

Have Fun Charters Co.

Excellent
4.5 / 5
(158 reviews)
Destin
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trips from HK $2,944

Lonestar Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(34 reviews)
Destin
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trips from HK $6,280

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Destin

The average price for a private 4 hour Destin fishing trip is $862, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,778 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Cinnsational Saltwater Fishing, Southern Country Charters, and Apex Charters And Rentals are some of the most popular fishing charters in Destin, Florida. Full list of top fishing charters in Destin.

Southern Country Charters and Apex Charters And Rentals received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Destin.

The most popular fish species you can target are Red Snapper, King Mackerel (Kingfish), and Amberjack. Top fishing techniques include bottom fishing, trolling, and deep sea fishing. Reef fishing, offshore fishing, and wreck fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

The “Luckiest Fishing Village in the World” speaks for itself. Anglers from all over the world come to sample the delights of Destin’s fishing charters and to take on some of the most sought-after game fish in the world. From the shallow inshore waters of the Choctawhatchee Bay to the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the opportunities are endless!
 
Depending on the time of year you visit, you could sink your hook into delicious creatures such as Flounder, Sheepshead, Triggerfish, or Seatrout, along with tough-fighting Redfish, Jack Crevalle, and even Tarpon. And that’s just inshore!
 
Head to the deeper waters of the Gulf, and you can try bottom fishing for dinner, or troll the open waters for some true monsters. Mackerel, Cobia, Amberjack, Groupers, and Red Snapper are some of the prizes you’ll find nearshore. Meanwhile, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Sailfish, Marlin, and even Mako Sharks await in the deep. 
 
With so much fishing on offer, it’s no surprise that there’s a range of trips to choose from. Bring the whole family along and explore the calm waters inshore for as little as a couple of hours. Popular options include 3/4 day trips and full day trips, while some of the most enthusiastic fishermen enjoy spending up to a few days on a boat, making the most of these productive waters. 
 

Rules & Regulations

Aboard a Destin fishing charter, not only will your license be covered, but you’ll also have the knowledge of a true professional captain. As well as taking you to the sweet spots, they’ll also make sure that you’re fishing within the law when it comes to seasons and limits. 
Destin
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 24873 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

The weather may be a bit colder, but the fishing can be red hot. Head offshore to battle it out with a range of Snappers, or hit the bays and get your fill of delicious Redfish and Trout to take home. 

February

It's still a little cold for the pelagics to pass by, but there's plenty of options on the reefs and in the bays. Try bottom fishing wherever you go and land anything from Trout and Redfish to Snapper and Amberjack. 

March

You'll sense a flurry of activity in Destin as the weather begins to warm up. The fishing season starts to kick off with plenty of Cobia making the journey to the reefs, while bay fishing remains as good as before.

April

You'll know the season has arrived Destin when April strikes. Cobia fishing is at its peak and the Harbor Docks Tournament attracts anglers from all over the world looking to land that monster reef fish.

 

May

While the Cobia frenzy may be dying down, may brings with it the start of the offshore season. Head out to the deep waters for up to days on end and try trolling for pelagics or bottom fish for Groupers. 

June

Summer takes Destin by storm and you'll want to book early to avoid disappointment. Come and combine your thrilling fishing adventure with the chance to kick back on the beach – this is what you work for!

 

July

Get ready to dodge the sun, as temperatures in Destin reach the high 90s. Red Snapper season kicks off, meaning you'll want to head offshore, but you can always take advantage of the Tarpon bite with night fishing.

August

High season continues throughout August, with offshore fishing for pelagics still offering extreme anglers the chance of that trophy catch. Head offshore, to the reefs, or even inshore, and land any of Destin's prized fish.

September

As the crowds start to die down, there's no sign of the fishing going anywhere. The weather is still warm, so you should take advantage of this time of year, when Tuna and Sailfish come close to shore. 

October

Three words: Destin Fishing Rodeo. Over 30,000 anglers come to town over the whole month of October with a competition to suit all kinds of angler. Come and test your skills to be in with the chance of a top prize.

November

Fishing in Destin has to cool down at some point – but not in November! Make the most of the end of the pelagic season, while bay and bottom fishing is still on fire. Fill your boat to fill the freezer for the holidays! 

December

Temperatures are usually in the fifties in Destin in December, but that shouldn't stop you from coming here! Grab a festive fish feast in the bay or by bottom fishing along the reefs and catching your own dinner.

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Just know what is in season and which type of fishing you need to book, etc. i.e. Federal waters, etc. Otherwise enjoy some great fishing in the beautiful waters around Destin!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just know what is in season and which type of fishing you need to book, etc. i.e. Federal waters, etc. Otherwise enjoy some great fishing in the beautiful waters around Destin!!
Michael  M.
Michael M. Ozark, MO
Listen and learn, every trip out is an adventure. The fish may not always cooperate, but the scenery is spectacular and and the Captains I've fished with over the years have always made the trips fun and memorable...
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen and learn, every trip out is an adventure. The fish may not always cooperate, but the scenery is spectacular and and the Captains I've fished with over the years have always made the trips fun and memorable...
Fred  S.
Fred S. Somerville, TN
Just relax and enjoy it . Enjoy the memories. Hope it it’s a beautiful day ,
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Just relax and enjoy it . Enjoy the memories. Hope it it’s a beautiful day ,
Tanna  T.
Tanna T. Dublin, TX
Go with capain mike for your first trip he definitely knows what he is doing and will get you your best bang for your buck !!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with capain mike for your first trip he definitely knows what he is doing and will get you your best bang for your buck !!!
Ronald  S.
Ronald S. Sweetwater, TN
Yes fishing with my 8 year old grandson who pulled in the largest Snapper was a life long memory maker. His father brought a 6 foot shark up the the boat which was an added bonus!
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Yes fishing with my 8 year old grandson who pulled in the largest Snapper was a life long memory maker. His father brought a 6 foot shark up the the boat which was an added bonus!
Kevin  R.
Kevin R. Barnstable, MA
What I would recommend is find somebody that has lived in Destin for quite some time and knows the waters and where the hotspots are
Excellent
5.0 / 5
What I would recommend is find somebody that has lived in Destin for quite some time and knows the waters and where the hotspots are
John  P.
John P. Hutto, TX
Our Captain took us out approximately 20 miles to provide the best spots for great red snapper. It was great. Our group caught some beautiful reds. We did have some issue with sharks taking our catch but we still managed a nice catch. The weather was challenging but the Captain kept watch and kept us moving. It was a great trip!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Our Captain took us out approximately 20 miles to provide the best spots for great red snapper. It was great. Our group caught some beautiful reds. We did have some issue with sharks taking our catch but we still managed a nice catch. The weather was challenging but the Captain kept watch and kept us moving. It was a great trip!
Katina  G.
Katina G. College Station, TX
Beautiful Waters, fishing tournaments and events going on all month! Great fishing, great atmosphere!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Beautiful Waters, fishing tournaments and events going on all month! Great fishing, great atmosphere!
Jordan  M.
Jordan M. Zachary, Louisiana
Wear sunscreen. Plan to get wet while riding to fishing spot. Maybe bring a towel!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wear sunscreen. Plan to get wet while riding to fishing spot. Maybe bring a towel!
Tamarra  B.
Tamarra B. Birmingham, Alabama
Explain your experience level and your expectations and fish with an experienced guide.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Explain your experience level and your expectations and fish with an experienced guide.
Jeff  A.
Jeff A. Greeneville, TN
Definitely hit up Dawn Patrol, they won’t disappoint. Bay fishing is a great start for first timers for sure.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely hit up Dawn Patrol, they won’t disappoint. Bay fishing is a great start for first timers for sure.
Brian  S.
Brian S. Hamilton, OH
Find the right boat and captain. Many boats, but few know where or how to fish.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Find the right boat and captain. Many boats, but few know where or how to fish.
Michael  M.
Michael M. United States
Bring a deck of cards or similar for the trip out and back from the fishing spots.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring a deck of cards or similar for the trip out and back from the fishing spots.
Ray  C.
Ray C. Montgomery, OH
Come Prepared, Take Motion medicine if you need it even if you think it is calm. Don't chance it and ruin the amazing experience you will have. Make sure to take lots a pictures, it is an experience you will want to remember.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Come Prepared, Take Motion medicine if you need it even if you think it is calm. Don't chance it and ruin the amazing experience you will have. Make sure to take lots a pictures, it is an experience you will want to remember.
Jerry  R.
Jerry R. Topeka, KS
Destin is considered the best fishing village on the planet. Look it up. Just make sure your targeted fish is in season while you visit.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Destin is considered the best fishing village on the planet. Look it up. Just make sure your targeted fish is in season while you visit.
Josh  D.
Josh D. Union Star, MO
Red snapper is out of season at this time of year, which is what we caught the most of.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Red snapper is out of season at this time of year, which is what we caught the most of.
Aaron  H.
Aaron H. Cantonment, Florida
Enjoyed the private charter more than the party boats. Cost is more but worth the price.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Enjoyed the private charter more than the party boats. Cost is more but worth the price.
John  S.
John S. Midland, MI
Plan on heavier traffic and more time to get to the dock than you think. Also later in the day it gets cooler on the water than you’d think.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Plan on heavier traffic and more time to get to the dock than you think. Also later in the day it gets cooler on the water than you’d think.
James  R.  S.
James R. S. Merigold, MS
It's hit or miss really depending on the weather. Just take it as it comes and you'll have fun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's hit or miss really depending on the weather. Just take it as it comes and you'll have fun.
Christian  C.
Christian C. Lenoir City, TN
Obviously watch the weather. Finding a guide that matches your personality is the difference on a good vs bad trip. Fishing is spotty in early March but that’s why they call it fishing and not catching. We reeled in over 40 fish and lost a couple of nice ones for sure. We also saw dolphins everywhere. Destin is beautiful and being out, even in some rough water is fantastic.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Obviously watch the weather. Finding a guide that matches your personality is the difference on a good vs bad trip. Fishing is spotty in early March but that’s why they call it fishing and not catching. We reeled in over 40 fish and lost a couple of nice ones for sure. We also saw dolphins everywhere. Destin is beautiful and being out, even in some rough water is fantastic.
Jim  S.
Jim S. Prospect, KY

Lonestar Fishing Charters
Lonestar Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(34 reviews)
Captain Bobby was great!! He knew where to go to get us on fish. Made the the trip out well worth the money. We got worn out from reeling all the fish we caught. You will find no other Captain more excited for you and your party to catch fish then Captain Bobby. Great job! We will be back!
Shawn  M.
Shawn M. FAIR OAKS, TX
Last Cast Charters
Last Cast Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(316 reviews)
First time on a chartered trip and me and my son had a great time! Guide was knowledgeable about the area and the best places to catch the big ones! I highly recommend Tanner. We will be looking forward to another trip with them.
Daniel  M.
Daniel M. Elizabethton, TN
Apex Charters And Rentals
Apex Charters And Rentals
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(154 reviews)
I booked a full day trip with Captain James to take my siblings and I fishing while on vacation in Destin. After having our original date rained out, we were able to reschedule and make the trip happen. We were all very impressed with him. He was able to consistently put us on fish despite less than ideal water conditions. We will definitely be booking with Apex Charters again.
Drew  S.
Drew S. Jackson, MS
East Pass Inshore Charters
East Pass Inshore Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Very good
3.7 / 5
(551 reviews)
Capt Goodhart was very accommodating due to the weather and making it out on the Gulf, he did his best to get us out. Dealt with light rain most of the trip, but he kept us fishing and we had plenty of action. Trigger fish were a constant and he did his best to get us into the snapper, enough we were able to take some home. We’ll look him up again when we make it back to the area.
Jim  W.
Jim W. Oconomowoc, WI
Hound Dog Fishing Charters
Hound Dog Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(179 reviews)
We were only able to book a 4 hour trip, but Taylor was still able to find us enough fish to fill up our cooler, and Ian did an excellent job keeping all the lines baited, and making sure we had a good time. We had a blast. The Hound Dog has all the equipment you need to get out there and find whatever you’re looking to catch and the air conditioned cabin will keep you nice and cool while you’re heading to the next stop or waiting on your next bite!
Jamie  A.
Jamie A. Miramar Beach, Florida
Lonestar Fishing Charters
Lonestar Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(34 reviews)
Awesome trip!! Great boat and Great job by the Captain! Would recommend to anybody!
Stanley  P.
Stanley P. Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Nelson Guide Company
Nelson Guide Company
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
Captain Si was great! We had a blast and caught plenty of fish. Great day and great memories!
Philip  F.
Philip F. Colorado Springs, CO
Just B Cause Charters
Just B Cause Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(348 reviews)
Captain was very responsive with watching the weather and rescheduling our trip to fit us in the best weather time slot. The crew on board was incredible. They were knowledgeable, cracked jokes, and overall very beneficial. I highly recommend this group!
Riley  J.
Riley J. Hatfield, AR
Apex Charters And Rentals
Apex Charters And Rentals
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(154 reviews)
Had an awesome time even though the weather and water was rough!We we’re very pleased with Captain James and his equipment!He did everything in his power to put us on many species of fish.Highly recommend using him for anyone else.Thank you sir for a pleasant time
David  H.
David H. Gray, GA
Flowing Water: Fish, Cruise & Tour
Flowing Water: Fish, Cruise & Tour
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(147 reviews)
Fantastic day I would highly recommend Captain Robert he made the trip so much fun
Teri  P.
Teri P. Amelia, OH
Just Reel
Just Reel
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(213 reviews)
Awesome trip. Caught plenty of food to make some tasty fish tacos as recommended by the captain.
Chris  L.
Chris L. Thompson's Station, Tennessee
Right Side Charters
Right Side Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(71 reviews)
Captain Buddy put us on some fish during our kids 2 hour fishing trip. Even hooked a monster! Great day for my 3 year old son. Highly recommend!!
Benjamin  J.
Benjamin J. CHRISTIANSBRG, VA
Southern Country Charters
Southern Country Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(168 reviews)
This trip was amazing! Payton took us out and did not disappoint. He has outstanding knowledge of the area. With us being new to this style of fishing he was able to get us with fish on the line quickly. We were thrilled with the variety of fish we were able to pull up and admire their colors and size. We then went to catch dinner and target specific species. Within no time we had fish on the boat for dinner. 10/10 we would recommend and already have our next trip planned with him!
Emily  S.
Emily S. Meridian, ID
Hound Dog Fishing Charters
Hound Dog Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(179 reviews)
Captain Taylor & Ian did a fantastic job. 5 of us took 47 keepers back to the dock!! Caught much more then 47 😎
Tim  K.
Tim K. Birmingham, AL
Last Cast Charters
Last Cast Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(316 reviews)
Simply amazing time. Definitely booking this trip again. Thank you captain for the knowledge and quality time with my family.
Jason  B.
Jason B. Springfield, MO
850 Charters – 26'
850 Charters – 26'
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(331 reviews)
My boys and I had a blast on our 4hr trip with Captain Matt. Would highly recommend!!
Gerrad  B.
Gerrad B. Norfolk, VA
Dawn Patrol Charters
Dawn Patrol Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(169 reviews)
Captain was very aware of what we wanted in the trip. He delivered with some excellent fights of larger fish. Would definitely recommend to anglers looking for a great experience.
Trina  S.
Trina S. Anderson, SC
Last Cast Charters
Last Cast Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(316 reviews)
All I have to say this would be the first time I would complain about catching too many big fish. But a lot of bites and was able to keep a few. Mich was fantastic have nothing but great things to say about him.
Soutchay  S.
Soutchay S. Hilliard, OH
Nelson Guide Company
Nelson Guide Company
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
We had a blast! Captain Si and his 1st mate Dakota were awesome. Took us to different fishing spots to make to make sure we all caught something. Always had bait ready for us. Definitely recommend and would go again!
Stephanie  W.
Stephanie W. Miramar Beach, Florida
Nothin' Matters
Nothin' Matters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(109 reviews)
Unfortunately we missed snapper season by a few days and amberjack season was closed unexpectedly, yet we still managed to bring home plenty of nice fish! Tyler and Jesse did a great job taking care of us and we would highly recommend them!
Warren  M.
Warren M. Columbia, Mississippi

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