8 Fun And Exciting Destin Fishing Charters

With so many options out there it can be hard to pick the best Destin Fishing Charters for your fishing trip. Below we break out the details on a variety of different kinds of fishing trips in Destin, Florida. Along with what’s included, how many people can go on the boat, boat length and prices.

Destin Party Boat Fishing

Looking for a fun time with a large group of people and instructors there to show you how to do everything? Check out Destin Party Boat Fishing This is more of party fishing than relaxing fishing – let the fun begin!

Deep Sea Fishing Party Boat

Looking for a fun fishing trip where the professionals are there to help you the whole time? This is the trip for you! Cast your line and enjoy conversing and hanging out with your friends and family. The crew will help you with all aspects of fishing along with filleting your catches so you can have your fish for dinner!

Max Passengers: 30-35
Boat Length: 65 feet

What’s Included:

  • Fishing License
  • Bait & Tackle
  • Instruction
  • Fish Filleting

Price: Starting at $120 a person

Length: 4 hours – 10 hours

Click here to book your Deep Sea Fishing Party Boat!

Destin Party Boat Fishing Excursion

Travel on a 75 foot walk around vessel. Go to prime fishing grounds, the crew will filet and clean your daily catch. Get on the Vera Marie and let the crew take care of everything while you enjoy your day while you fish for snapper, grouper, triggerfish, and more!

Min Passengers: 30

What’s Included:

  • Fishing License
  • Bait & Tackle
  • Instruction
  • Fish Filleting

Price: Starting at $89 a person (Different rates for kids and seniors)

Length: 5 hours – 7 hours

Click here to book your Destin Party Boat Fishing Excursion aboard the Vera Marie!

Semi-Private

Destin Fishing Charters Catching A Fish

Looking for a smaller group? Then a Semi-private option is the right one for you. With a max of 15 people you will get more attention and help on this charter.

The Olin Marler Fleet

With a 15 person maximum this is a great option if you are looking for a more private fishing charter and more attention from the crew. If you are new to fishing this would be a great option as the crew will have more time to focus on helping you learn how to fish. They will also fillet any of the fish you catch – so get ready for a delicious dinner!

Max Passengers: 15
Boat Length: 65 feet

What’s Included:

  • Fishing License
  • Bait & Tackle
  • Instruction
  • Fish Filleting

Price: Starting at $125 a person

Length: 4 hours – 12 hours

Click here to book The Olin Marler Fleet Fishing Charter!

Fishing With Kids

Here are a couple Kid Friendly Destin Fishing Charters. If you are bringing kids for the first time or young ones along you may be looking for a different kind of charter. The ones listed below are perfect for that.

A Child Friendly Fishing Charter

A perfect introductory and educational trips for kids! If your kids are new to fishing this will be an awesome way for them to experience saltwater fishing. The trip is mostly a catch and release trip and focuses on teaching kids about fishing, the gear and the how everything works.

Another thing to note is that these trips do not go way out to sea like the other fishing charters do but instead stay closer to the shore in calmer water.

Max Passengers: Varies
Boat Length: 22 feet

What’s Included:

  • Fishing License
  • Bait & Tackle
  • Instruction
  • Fish Filleting

Price: Starting at $350 for 4 people

Recommended Length:

  • 3-7 years old – 2 hour trip
  • 8-13 years old – 3 hour trip

Click here to book A Child Friendly Fishing Charter now!

Rolling Tide Charters

This charter is geared towards kids 8 and under – looking for a catch and release trip – where they learn the ins and outs of fishing. It is perfect for kids just getting started with fishing. Plus it is a private trip with a max of 4 people – which is perfect if you want your kids to get all the attention and really learn how to fish.

Another thing to note is that these trips do not go way out to sea like the other fishing charters do but instead stay closer to the shore in calmer water.

Max Passengers: 4
Boat Length: 22 feet

What’s Included:

  • Fishing License
  • Bait & Tackle
  • Instruction
  • Fish Filleting

Price: Starting at $500 for 4 people

Length: 2 hours

Click here to book your Rolling Tide Charter trip now! 

Private

Destin Fishing Chaters

Deep Sea Private Fishing Charter Aboard the Great Escape

Looking for a totally customized and private fishing trip? This is the one for you! You can even pick the type of fish that you want to try to catch and where you want to go. With over 20 years of fishing experience in Destin they can help you plan the perfect trip for you and your group.

Choose from a trolling charter, shark fishing charter or trolling & bottom fishing charter.

Max Passengers: 6
Boat Length: 36 feet

What’s Included:

  • Fishing License
  • Bait & Tackle
  • Instruction
  • Fish Filleting

Price: Starting at $1120 per charter

Length: 4 hours – 12 hours

Book the Deep Sea Private Fishing Charter Aboard the Great Escape!

Private Inshore Bay Fishing

Fish in Destin’s Choctawhatchee Bay on this great private trip. This is a great option for families that don’t want to spend a lot of time out at sea. The crew will take you to the best hidden fishing spots.

Max Passengers: 4
Boat Length: 22 feet

What’s Included:

  • Fishing License
  • Bait & Tackle
  • Instruction
  • Fish Filleting

Price: Starting at $495 for a group of 4 people

Length: 2 hours – 5 hours

Click here to book your Private Inshore Bay Fishing with Emerald Coast Bay Charters!

Destin Shark Fishing Adventure

Looking for a unique experience? Choose from a half day or a full day fishing adventure. See nurse sharks, hammerhead sharks, bull sharks, reef sharks and more up close on this amazing adventure. This will be an experience you will never forget.

Max Passengers: 6

What’s Included:

  • Safety Gear
  • Instructions
  • Coast Guard Approved and Insured Captain

Price: Starting at $920

Length: 4 hours- 8 hours

Click here to book your Shark Fishing Adventure!

What Fish Is In Season

Picture of fish

The great thing about fishing in Destin, Fl is there isn’t a bad season – you can go all year long! Depending on the season, you may be catching different kinds of fish. Here is a high-level look at the fish you can find in each season:

Summer: Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Snapper.

Fall: Snapper, Shark, Sailfish

If you are here in the fall be sure to check out the Destin Fishing Rodeo!

Winter: Snapper, Triggerfish, Tuna

Spring: Snapper, Amberjack, Cobia

If there is a certain fish you are wanting to check make sure to research to find the best season for it in Destin.

There are so many fun things to do in Destin, Florida – make sure to plan to spend a week or more here! And if you want to plan a road trip be sure to check out our Florida Road Trip post.

Where To Stay

Hotel

The Henderson Beach Resort

If you are looking for an incredibly family-oriented place to stay, check out The Henderson Beach Resort. The resort offers private beach access. This, combined with their amazing, luxury facilities, will make your stay perfect for the whole family.

Homewood Suites By Hilton Destin

Homewood Suites by Hilton Destin, located about a 6 minute walk from Destin Beach. With its can’t beat location, everyone will love this hotel.

If you aren’t traveling with the kids, you will still absolutely love the contemporary decor, private kitchenette in every room and impeccable service.

Embassy Suites Destin Miramar Beach

Located across the street from the beach this amazing family friendly hotel offers a made to order complimentary breakfast, outdoor pool, and fitness center.

Vacation Rentals

Beachfront with Panoramic Views

This ninth floor condo is a two bedroom, two bath located beachfront. With amazing panoramic views and beach access, this condo offers resort amenities.

Full House in Crystal Beach

Fully Remodeled and just steps from Crystal Beach, this family friendly vacation rental is located walking distance from several great restaurants. This beautiful private home also has a heated pool for your family to enjoy.

Check out more things to do in Florida:

The Ultimate Florida Road Trip: 31 Places Not To Miss

25 Epic Things To Do In Destin, Florida [Including Where To Stay]

4 Favorite Florida Beaches – From a near native Floridian

Top 10 Florida Keys Beaches

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14 Amazing RV Parks in Destin Florida

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