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!

The Swoop Party Boat Fishing

Travel approximately 20-30 minutes out to a great deep sea fishing location and start fishing, relaxing and enjoying your time out on the water. The Swoop Party Boat is a perfect option if you are looking for a fun, less expensive option than a private charter. Get on the boat and let the crew take care of everything while you enjoy your day.

Max Passengers: Up to 40

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 – 8 hours

Click here to book your The Swoop Fishing Party Boat!

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 $60 a person

Length: 4 hours – 10 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 $275 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 $400 for 4 people

Length: 2 hours

Click here to book your Rolling Tide Charter trip now! 

Private

Destin Fishing Chaters

Charter Boat Reel Deal

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 15 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: 26 feet

What’s Included:

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

Price: Starting at $620 for a group of 4 people (add up to 2 more at an additional cost)

Length: 4 hours – 8 hours

Click here to book your Reel Deal Charter Boat!

Charter With Nothin’ Matters

If you are looking to catch the big one this is the private charter for you. Head out with the experienced crew to look for big reef and pelagic fish to catch. They offer 6 hour to overnight marathon trips.

Max Passengers: 6
Boat Length: 44 feet

What’s Included:

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

Price: Starting at $800 for a group of 4 people (add up to 2 more at an additional cost)

Length: 4 hours – 36 hours

Click here to book your Charter with Nothin’ Matters!

Kayak Fishing

Guided Pedal Kayak Fishing Trip

Looking for a unique experience? How about fishing in pedal kayak!! Your kayak will be outfitted with everything you need for this unique trip. You won’t have to paddle at all but instead will do some light pedaling to get you out to start fishing!

Max Passengers: 4
Kayak: 300lbs per kayak

What’s Included:

  • Fully outfitted kayak
  • Life vest
  • Iced down cooler
  • Dry box

Price: Starting at $200

Length: 4 hours

Click here to book your Pedal Kayak Tour

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 Spa and Resort

If you are looking for an incredibly family-oriented place to stay, check out The Henderson Spa And Resort. They offer a different themed kids club daily as well as an awesome kids night out on the weekends. This, combined with their amazing, luxury facilities, will make your stay perfect for the whole family.

The Hilton Sandestin

The Hilton Sandestin, located about 20 minutes from Destin proper, is another amazing find. For families, they have tons of amenities including a kids club, alcoved bunk beds, kid friendly restaurant menus and more.

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

Check out more Destin hotels here.

AirBnB

Ocean Paradise

Check out this gated Ocean Paradise condo- comes with private beach access and the condo is just steps from the beach. The host stocks everything you need for a day at the beach in this gorgeous Condo. You also have access to the fitness center, heated oceanside pool, and all the little amenities this super host has already thought of to make your stay amazing. Book your Ocean Paradise here.

Family Friendly Condo

If you are looking for more of a neighborhood feel with your stay, check out this Condo located in a family-friendly community. There is access to a community pool and tennis courts and the view from the windows is right over the beach. This Condo is also newly renovated with a beach-y feel! Book your family friendly stay here!

Check out more Destin Airbnb’s here.

Luxury Stay

Top Villas are an incredible way to experience Destin in absolute style. If you want over the top amenities, incredible views, private access, game rooms, private pools and more: these are for you. For a truly Luxury Stay in Destin, check out one of these top villas:

6 Bedroom Villa Overlooking White Sand Beaches

Amazing 4 Bedroom Villa with En-suite baths

Check out all of the Destin Top Villas here.

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

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