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LOCAL FISHING

Fishing inshore, utilizing the Santa Rosa Sound as well as the Escambia, East and Choctawhatchee bays, you will find speckled trout, white trout, sheepshead, redfish, gray snapper and flounder waiting to grab your bait. Do you enjoy relaxing on the Gulf beaches in your chair with your fishing rods staked out in the sand? You will find Florida pompano, redfish, whiting, bluefish and ladyfish and beautiful, clean water in abundance. Move out onto one of the local fishing piers, and you can add king and Spanish mackerel, cobia, hardtail jacks (blue runners) and jack crevalle to your catch. If inshore trolling is your game, then pulling your baits in the Gulf waters will allow you to encounter bonita (little tunny), Spanish and king mackerel, cobia, barracuda, blackfin tuna and mahi-mahi. Six- to eight-hour fishing trips offshore is where the action really heats up. Red snapper, vermilion snapper (locally called “mingoes”), gray triggerfish, amberjack, white snapper (red porgies), lane snapper and three species of grouper (red, gag and scamp) will not only ensure great fishing action, but also provide you with fine meals afterward. Making trips longer than eight hours offshore will take you out to where the big amberjack, snapper and grouper live, as well as yellowfin tuna and an assortment of billfish.Wetting a line at the closest shore to spending a night out on the Gulf, the Emerald Coast can provide you with all the fishing challenge and excitement you desire.

NAVARRE BEACH PIER

Did you know that the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier has been celebrated as the longest fishing pier extending into the Gulf of Mexico? The pier features concrete piles and an octagonal end design with a surface area of approximately 3,800 square feet. The pier was constructed using more than 370 breakaway wood panels, which detach during heavy wave action and help preserve the integrity of the structure, reducing possible storm repair costs. With a surface area exceeding 32,000 square feet total, the pier offers fishermen ample space to angle 30 feet above the Gulf. The pier’s deck was renovated in 2020 and provides more space to enjoy with family and friends. Inside the pier store, fishermen can find last minute fishing needs, while visitors can shop for souvenirs, food and drinks. Take a walk along the pier and you may see anything from manta rays to sharks, cobia, Spanish mackerel and huge schools of bait fish. It’s like visiting an outside aquarium. Pelicans and great blue herons perch on the pier railings hoping for a handout and posing for photos. It’s a great way to experience the beauty of the Gulf of Mexico, as well experience the unique culture of the local fishing community.

Local Fishing Activities

  • 30A Kids Bay Fishing Charter

    Santa Rosa Beach-30A
    Spend the day out the water with the little ones on this 30A Kids Bay Fishing Charter. This family-friendly activity will introduce the kids to the basics of fishing while also keeping them entertained catching fish for a couple of hours. Cruise on a 22-foot Pathfinder, admiring the beautiful Choctawhatchee back bays and diverse ecosystems that 30A has to offer. You don’t want to miss this one. Book your adventure today!
  • Nearshore Gulf Charters

    Destin
    Join this Nearshore Gulf Charter in Destin, Florida for an exciting day of fishing! Within 9 miles from shore, this charter will consist of trolling and bottom fishing. When trolling, be on the lookout for a wide variety of fish in the Gulf, including Red Snapper, King mackerel, triggerfish, and grouper. You may even get the chance to catch “bonus fish” which include Mahi Mahi, Cobia, and Sailfish. While bottom fishing, fish in a mixture of natural bottom reefs and man-made structures known as wrecks. Most of the fish caught in the Gulf will be seasonal, so some fish may not be able to be kept. You will have the chance to reel in some big catches and make some unforgettable memories. Book this nearshore fishing charter today!
  • Private Sport Fishing with “Captain Extreme” from Ultimate Outdoors TV

    Panama City Beach
    Hit the water with a pro for some Sport Fishing with “Captain Extreme” from the Ultimate Outdoors TV series. Adventure through the tropical water of the Emerald Coast as you search out the biggest and baddest fish in the Gulf. Your captain is ultimate outdoors-man Eddie Brochin, who will show you the top tricks of the trade on this one-of-a-kind angling expedition. If you’re ready for a fishing extravaganza with star power then hurry up and book your package with Captain Extreme today!
  • Destin Fishing Charter on the Reel Crazy

    Fort Walton Beach-Okaloosa Island
    Step aboard the Reel Crazy, a 24-foot Proline center console, fully rigged and well-prepared for the current bite fishing machine. The Reel Crazy performs well close to the shore and backcountry. It comes powered by a 300 HP Suzuki engine and features a live well loaded with bait to make your hooks irresistible. Whether it is fishing in the Choctawhatchee Bay for bull redfish or nearshore for seasonal mahi mahi, vermilion snapper, red snapper, grouper, Spanish and king mackerel, bonito, triggerfish, and many more, you can rest assured the captain will cater to your most specific needs. What are you waiting for? Book a trip on the Reel Crazy and enjoy a day of fishing in the beautiful waters out of Destin!
  • Private Inshore Bay Fishing with Emerald Coast Bay Charters

    Destin
    Destin is known as the Luckiest Fishing Village, not only because of the great fishing but also because of the mesmerizingly charming emerald green waters. Fishing in Destin’s Choctawhatchee Bay is a good option for families and those who do not want to take a long boat ride to catch fish. Enjoy the scenery, beautiful coastline, and Florida sun as you cruise around looking for the best-hidden fishing spots. Book your Inshore Fishing Charter today for the ultimate fishing adventure!
  • Private Offshore Fishing in Panama City Beach

    Panama City Beach
    Enjoy the scenic beauty of Panama City Beach as you and your group travel out to the open water. Feel the heart-pounding thrill and awesome power of pulling a gigantic grouper up from the depths. Tangle with a ravenous school of snapper, triggers, dolphins, or amberjack. For added excitement, your group may even get to battle the occasional shark that decides your bait looks tasty! Don’t miss out on catching that whopper to talk about for years to come. Book today!
  • Fishing the Bay – 4 Passenger Kid Friendly Fishing Charter

    Destin
    Treat the little ones to this family-friendly fishing charter! This kid-focused fishing trip is designed to introduce your children to the excitement of saltwater fishing and the love of the Florida outdoors. Share your love of the open water with your kiddos on this 2 or 3 hour customizable fishing trip. Your experienced captain will take his time explaining the different types of fish and gear. Your kids will have the opportunity to catch some fish and enjoy quality time with their loved ones on the water.
  • Destin Inshore Bay Charter

    Destin
    Join an unforgettable day of fishing on the Choctawhatchee Bay with the Destin Inshore Bay Charter! Journey over the calm water of the Choctawhatchee Bay and the inter-coastal waterway where an experienced and knowledgeable guide will take you to the best fishing spots on the bay. Explore grass flats, oyster bars, bridges, and docks, where you’ll have the chance to reel in some big catches. Everything you need is provided to have a successful day of fishing, including rods, bait, and tackle. Depending on the season, you will get to fish for a variety of species such as redfish, trout, mangrove snappers, Spanish mackerel, bluefish, black drum, and sheephead. Have a great time and make memories with family and friends. Whether you’re a seasoned angler or just starting out, book this Inshore Bay Charter today!
  • Private Dolphin Tour & Fishing Adventure (up to 6 guests)

    Destin
    Enjoy some family-friendly fun for everyone on this Private Dolphin Tour & Fishing Adventure combo for up to 6 guests. Customize your day and experience a dolphin cruise and fishing trip all tied into one neat package. Get out on the Choctawhatchee Bay and leave your worries at the dock. Everything is included so throw your cares to the wind and book your Dolphin Tour & Fishing Adventure today!
  • Offshore Fishing Adventure

    Destin
    Destin is known as the world’s luckiest fishing village and this charter is dedicated to showing you the very best Florida has to offer. Hop aboard your own 32-foot Sailfish Express Cabin Cruiser and cast your worries into the sea on this offshore fishing charter. You will cruise to the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, opening up exciting new possibilities in the fish you can catch. Among the fish targeted (season dependent) are amberjack, cobia, Jack Crevalle, king mackerel, tarpon, triggerfish, and more! So, if you are feeling a little cooped up and crabby, saunter your way down to the docks and book this Offshore Fishing Adventure today!
  • Destin 12 Hour Private Fishing Charter

    Destin
    Bring your fishing buddies and get ready to spend all day out on the water reeling in fish that not everyone can catch. Your arm might be sore, but it’ll be worth it for the stories you will be able to tell. On this trip, you’ll be doing a bit of everything – trolling for a wahoo or sailfish, maybe a blackfin tuna or bonita. You will also do some bottom fishing for a big grouper or snapper, and then maybe try to reel in a monster amberjack. Your captain will have you pursuing those big fish you’re after and creating long-lasting memories! And let’s be real, what’s better than spending all day out on the water with your best friends? You can bond over your shared love of fishing, swap stories about the one that got away and maybe even place bets on who catches the biggest fish. Who knows, by the end of the day, you might just catch the fish of a lifetime. So, what are you waiting for? Book your spot and make some fun memories. And, hey, at least you’ll get a break from your mother-in-law’s cooking for the day!
  • Kid’s Fishing Trip with Rolling Tide Charters

    Santa Rosa Beach-30A
    Do you have some little anglers itching to cast a line? Bring them aboard Rolling Tide’s 22 ft Skeeter Bay Boat for a 2 to 4-hour inshore fishing adventure! A comfortable cruise fit for up to 6 passengers, your kids will target and track the biggest, most delicious fish in Northwest Florida! This is typically a “catch and release” educational trip, geared towards young anglers under the age of 8. Conveniently located and always ready to roll, book with Captain Chris today!
  • Deep Sea Private Fishing Charter Aboard The Great Escape

    Destin
    Set out to sea to hook a prize-winning catch on a private charter with Great Escape Fishing Charters. With over 20 years of sportfishing experience Captain Jason and his crew will provide you with first-class fishing experience. Get ready to bottom fish for vermillion snapper, troll for shark, and sight fish for cobia in the deeper waters on a spacious 36′ Tiara Motor Yacht equipped with Cummings engine and air-conditioned galley. All you have to do is hold on tight, reel hard, and let Great Escape handle the rest! Book your fishing experience on the Great Escape today!
  • Destin Shark Fishing Adventure

    Destin
    Dun-dun. Dun-dun. Dun-dun. Do you consider yourself a thrill seeker? Do you want to do something a little bit different to make the most of your Florida vacation? If so, then this is the charter for you! Get out on the water for this Destin area Shark Fishing Adventure and choose from half to a full day out at sea on a 32-foot Sailfish. Spend the day fishing for some of the coolest fish in the water including nurse sharks, hammerhead sharks, reef sharks, bull sharks, black tip sharks, tiger sharks, and more! On this charter, you will spend the day on the beautiful emerald water battling one of nature’s apex predators – certainly not an experience you will forget. Book your shark fishing adventure today because as they say, every week is shark week in Destin, Florida.
  • 30A Inshore Fishing Charter

    Santa Rosa Beach-30A
    Cast off for a fishing adventure to remember on this 30A Inshore Fishing Charter with Captain Conner. Head out to the Choctawhatchee Bay for some inshore angling to stalk an abundant variety of seasonal species of fish including redfish, speckled trout, black drum, and more! Enjoy the gorgeous sights of the scenic Emerald Coast, including playful and hungry dolphins! Don’t miss out on a beautiful day on the water. Book your 30A Inshore Fishing Charter today!
  • 4 Hour Group Fishing Charter

    Fort Walton Beach-Okaloosa Island
    Hop aboard a fully rigged 24-foot Proline center console with a 300 HP Suzuki engine on this 4 Hour Group Fishing Charter. Featuring a live well loaded with bait to make your hooks irresistible, this is the charter for you! Whether it’s fishing the Choctawhatchee Bay for bull redfish or nearshore for seasonal mahi mahi, vermilion snapper, red snapper, grouper, Spanish and king mackerel, bonito, triggerfish, and more, you can rest assured that you will have the best experience out on the water. What are you waiting for? Book your 4 Hour Group Fishing Charter and enjoy a day of fishing in the beautiful water around Destin, Florida.
  • Offshore Pelagic Fishing Charter

    Fort Walton Beach-Okaloosa Island
    Hop aboard this private deep-sea fishing charter! Travel up to 25+ miles offshore during June and July on a fully rigged 31T Cape Horn with twin Mercury 300 engines to troll target species like Tuna, Sailfish, Wahoo, King Mackerel, and Mahi Mahi. Spend time out on the water and bring home the catch of a lifetime. Book your Offshore Pelagic Fishing Charter today!
  • Destin 8 Hour Private Fishing Charter

    Destin
    Welcome aboard the Reel Legend, where even the fish can’t resist your charm! From beginner to the experienced angler, your captain can guarantee that you will have a blast on this fishing charter. Your experienced captain and crew provide everything you need from reels to the bait. It’s the best bang for your buck! This trip will give you plenty of time on the water to fill up that icebox and with this trip you have more time to get to places not everyone can. So hop aboard, kick back, and enjoy the ride as you go on the fishing adventure of a lifetime. Book your trip on the Reel Legend today!
  • Santa Rosa Beach Offshore Fishing Charter

    Santa Rosa Beach-30A
    Cast off on an angling adventure with some rugged Offshore Fishing in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. Climb aboard for hours of fun, hooking lots of tasty fish to enjoy at the end of an exciting trip. Learn about the best bait and fishing techniques for numerous species of fish and enjoy the scenery, beautiful coastline, and Florida sunshine. Book your experience today!
  • 2 Hour Kids Intro to Fishing

    Santa Rosa Beach-30A
    Calling all kiddos and families that want to learn how to fish the wide ocean blue! An awesome learning opportunity and a cool way to make a lasting first impression on the little ones, let the pros teach you and your kids how to snag a fish like a champ. An introductory adventure aboard a 2004 Cape Horn 22 Bay Series boat. Let your captain handle everything while you enjoy some bonding out in nature. Book today!
  • 2 Hour Kids Inshore Fishing Charter

    Santa Rosa Beach-30A
    Cast off on a one-of-a-kind angling adventure on this Kids Inshore Fishing Charter with Captain Conner. Head out to Choctawhatchee Bay to set your sights on several seasonal species of fish including redfish, speckled trout, black drum, and more! Teach the kiddos the love of ripping lips as you also enjoy the sights of scenic Santa Rosa Beach, including stunning coastal homes and playful and hungry dolphins! Book a fun and interactive 2-hour Inshore Fishing Charter today!
  • Destin Inshore/Near Shore Fishing Charter

    Destin
    Hop aboard this 21-foot center console fishing boat equipped with everything you need for quality time on the water. This is the perfect trip for anyone in family in the luckiest fishing village, Destin, Florida. Included is 4-6 hours of fun and action packed fishing for you and 4 of your companions. Be prepared to take home a cooler full of good eats. If you are looking for an enjoyable day with the nicest captain around, then you need to book this charter before it gets away!
  • Kids Inshore Fishing with Emerald Coast Bay Charters

    Destin
    Cast off on a one-of-a-kind angling adventure on this Kids Inshore Fishing with Emerald Coast Bay Charters. Destin is known as the Luckiest Fishing Village, not only because of the great fishing but also because of the mesmerizingly charming emerald green waters. Fishing in Destin’s Choctawhatchee Bay is a great option for families and those who do not want to take a long boat ride to catch fish. Book an inshore charter today with Emerald Coast Bay Charters and customize the trip that is right for you. Book a fun and interactive Fishing Charter today!
  • Destin 6 Hour Private Fishing Charter

    Destin
    Looking for an exciting fishing adventure in Destin, Florida? If so, then look no further than this half-day trip is the most popular one offered, taking you 15-30 miles offshore for a chance to catch some bigger fish. On this trip, you’ll have the opportunity to catch some impressive fish, and maybe even reel in the legendary catch that gives this charter its name! Trolling to and from the fishing spots provides an added element of excitement and adventure to the trip. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable fishing adventure – book your Reel Legend fishing charter today and get ready to experience the thrill of deep-sea fishing!
  • Santa Rosa Beach Inshore Fishing Charter

    Santa Rosa Beach-30A
    Cast off on an angling adventure with some Inshore Fishing in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. Climb aboard your Cape Horn 22 Bay Series boat for hours of fun hooking tasty fish to enjoy at the end of an exciting trip. Learn about the best bait and fishing techniques for numerous species of fish, such as redfish, speckled trout, spanish mackerel, flounder, more! Enjoy the scenery, beautiful coastline, and Florida sun as you cruise around looking for the best hidden fishing spots. Book your Inshore Fishing Charter today for the ultimate fishing adventure!
  • Inshore Fishing Adventure

    Destin
    Enjoy the best in inshore fishing on a 32-foot cabin cruiser with air-conditioning, a kitchen, and some sweet sweet shade. Experience the thrill of wrangling seriously big fish while enjoying the gorgeous blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Catch the fish of your dreams on your choice of duration inshore fishing charter and have a reely good day fishing on the emerald coast. Book your Inshore Fishing Adventure today!
  • Kids Inshore Fishing Charter

    Destin
    Treat the family to an afternoon on the water with a Kids Inshore Fishing Charter in Destin, Florida! Venture into the calm water of the Destin Harbor and Choctawhatchee bay staying close by to maximize your fishing time. Kids fishing trips are designed to introduce children to saltwater fishing, as the captain will take his time to explain the different types of fish and gear. Do not forget to keep an eye out for other marine life like dolphins and sea turtles. Kids will have the opportunity to catch fish and possibly even bring home dinner! Set your hook on this Destin fishing deal today!
  • Kids Fishing Trip in Destin

    Fort Walton Beach-Okaloosa Island
    Cast off for an angling adventure on this Kids Fishing Trip in Destin, Florida. Within minutes of leaving the dock, you will be able to start fishing for several species of seasonal fish on this beginner-level fishing trip. Enjoy the gorgeous sights of the scenic bay, including playful and hungry dolphins! Book a fun and interactive Kids Fishing Trip today!
  • 35′ Delta Sportfisher Charter

    Fort Walton Beach-Okaloosa Island
    Experience Emerald Coast fishing at its finest along with next-level service from the crew on this 35-foot Delta Sportfisher. Head out for your charter duration of choice with your professional and seasoned captain. Catch some live bait, troll for king mackerel and Spanish mackerel near shore, and then off to look for the season’s best catches! When in season, you can also expect to target some good eats like grouper, snapper, and amberjack. Adventure out, don’t miss this one! Book your Destin/Fort Walton Beach fishing experience today!
  • Pensacola Inshore Fishing Excursion

    Pensacola Beach-Navarre
    Spend a few hours out on the water with a Pensacola Inshore Fishing Excursion! This short and sweet trip is designed for those who would like to experience inshore fishing but don’t want to spend the entire day fishing. Relax and enjoy tackle, fishing licenses, and fish cleaning all included. Whether you want to fish with some friends or spend quality time with your children, this Inshore Fishing Excursion is for you! Don’t miss out, book your experience today!