CHARTER FISHING TRIPS
The Gulf of Mexico is home to thousands of species of fish, ranging from bottom fish red snapper to fast moving Cobia to everything in between. Along with the many species of readily available fish there are quite few ways to go about catching them.
DEEP SEA FISHING
Destin is home to the largest fleet of charter boats found in one port in North America. Choose a variety of trips out of Destin Harbor and soon you will be at the Gulf of Mexico’s 100 Fathom Curve, found closer here than anywhere else in Florida. Destin is also only a little over a 20 mile voyage to reach the edge of the continental shelf, commonly known as “The Edge.” Here you will find huge Grouper, Red Snapper, and Amberjack, as well as varieties such as: Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, and even Billfish.
This is guaranteed to be a trip you will soon never forget.
When is the best time to Deep Sea Fish in Destin?
The best time is very early in the morning. Fish and the insects they like to eat, avoid the light. You’ll see more insects on the water’s surface at these times and the hungry fish will be more aggressive.
What kind of fish can we catch off-shore?
Starting at 9 miles off shore, and quickly reaching depths of 100 to 300 ft., you will be fishing for a wide variety of fish including: Amberjacks, Grouper, Snapper, Scamp, King Mackerel, Triggerfish, Bonito, Shark and possibly Wahoo, Mahi-Mahi, Sailfish, Marlin, and Tuna.
PARTY BOAT FISHING
The word “Party” when used in deep sea fishing refers to a large group of people fishing together on one boat.
Party boats are very appeally to many first time deep sea fishing participants, with a lower cost compared chartering a private boat.
Many party boat operators supply many of the items and ammenties needed such as fishing licenses, suppling rods, bait, and helping with cleaning and packaging of your catches.
Whether you’re a newbie or you’re an experienced fisherman, a Destin party boat experience offers so much more than a simple fishing trip, it’s a memory to last a lifetime!
KID FRIENDLY FISHING
Fishing with kids is a specially designed charter that allows children to experience salt water fishing like only they can. Fishing is the focus but kids can also be kids and play with the bait, check out dolphins and stingrays, and enjoy a couple of hours out on the water. The captain adn crew is there to guide and instruct and will educate the children on fish species, tackle, and rigging. Parents are encouraged to participate and enjoy some quality time out on the water together. Trips are catch and release but the photos and memories will last a life time.
Approximately how long do these trips last?
These typically last anywhere from 2 to 4 hours usually depending on age.
What type of fish can they expect to catch?
Depending on the season they can catch red fish, speckled trout, and sheepshead.
How far out into the Gulf do these charters go?
These trips are inshore fishing trips on calm waters that are kid friendly. The boat will stay close to shore and avoid any heavy wake areas.
Inshore fishing is considered any fishing that takes place in water up to thirty meters deep. Since the waters are for the most part, more calm, the requirements for what size fishing boat are less restricted, and boats can be very small and basic. Light rods and even small nets can be utilized to catch the large variety of fish that you can find in shallow waters.
This makes for a memorable trip in the abundant Emerald Coast Waters! You can target popular species including Grouper, Snapper, Redfish, and Trout.
How many people can I bring on my private charter rental?
Most in-shore fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 people.
Will I need to purchase a fishing license for this trip?
You are generally provided with bait, tackle, ice and fishing license.