FAQs

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions Q: Why should we book with you and not someone else? How do I know you have the best boats and captains? Well, you don’t know me from Adam, but I screen my captains, boats, tackle, etc. to make sure I only work with the best in the area. I have narrowed them down to about 30 of the best boats in Destin thanks to the help of my husband (a seasoned charter boat captain himself). I try to place parties with different boats and captains that would “match/fit” based on their goals, personalities, ages of their party, etc. Q: Will I still catch fish and have a good trip if I don’t book the early morning trip? A: Yes! We catch fish all day. Somedays the mornings have the better bite and somedays the afternoons have the better bite. It just varies day to day! Luckily, the gulf is deep so the bite isn’t affected too much by the heat/time of day. It is hotter in the afternoons, but there is a t-top for shade or indoor cabin area with A/C on every boat. There is also a breeze that comes off of the water (especially when the boat is moving) so that helps too! Q: What’s the main difference between the boat styles? A: The larger sport fish boats are more comfortable, but have more travel time than the center console boats. The center console boats have less travel time because of their size, but not all of the amenities of the sport fish boats. Q: Do all of the boats have bathrooms? A: Yes! The sport fish boats have larger bathroom areas, but the center consoles either have a flushing toilet or marine toilet (similar to a port-a-potty) inside the console area. Q: Can I bring alcohol on the boat? Fishing and alcohol go hand in hand so, yes, bring it onboard! We just ask you avoid glass. Illegal drugs are prohibited. ​ Q: Do you offer bay charters? A: We offer near shore gulf fishing (9 miles out max) and offshore gulf fishing (10 miles plus), but not the bay. The bay in Destin tends to be a much slower bite than our gulf fishing.  However, our near shore trips are great because you can always see land. Q: Do you offer group charters to split the cost? A: No, we no...

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Rodeo Ready

Rodeo Ready

The Destin Fishing Rodeo is a month long fishing tournament in October and Destin Fishing Charters will have lots of boats participating! Give us a call or text to get on a great boat and try your hand at placing on the Rodeo board. Destin Fishing Charters only books the best boats and crew the Emerald Coast has to offer!...

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Fish So Nice They Named It Twice!

Fish So Nice They Named It Twice!

I get a lot of inquiries at Destin Fishing Charters about mahi mahi – fish so nice they named it twice! Mahi Mahi typically start showing up in June and July and run through September. We sometimes get them while trolling in Destin, but more often and not there will be something floating in the water like a weed line or sea turtle and the mahi will be hanging out under them. Usually, when there is one mahi, there are a lot more with it!! The mahi in Destin tend to be the smaller “chicken dolphin” but they are still beautiful and tasty! The larger dorado are usually found further South than the Florida Panhandle. Though mahi are somewhat rare in Destin,  you always have a great shot for them when the water is warm!! Call or text Destin Fishing Charters to get...

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This Just In!

This Just In!

They have just announced that gag grouper and amberjack will open September 1st for the 2023 season! Destin Fishing Charters has the best boats to book your 8, 10, or 12 hour trip to target some of the most sought after fish in the Gulf of Mexico! Call or text  Destin Fishing Charters to check off some of your bucket...

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Snapper, Jacks, and Gags…oh my!

Snapper, Jacks, and Gags…oh my!

Snapper season for federally permitted boats opens June 1st and opens June 16th for state permitted boats. Gag grouper and Amberjack open September 1st so we have lots of great species up for grabs starting this week. Snapper is what Destin is known for and with the seas and weather being so nice in the summer, now is the time to book your trip with Destin Fishing Charters! We have the best boats and all boat sizes. Give us a call or text today to book the best memory from your summer and fall...

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