Fishing Charters

Fishing in Destin

destin fishing chartersOur award-winning Destin fishing charters allow you to experience inshore, nearshore, or deep sea fishing in the ‘World’s Luckiest Fishing Village’. Known for its adundant waterways, speedy deepwater access, and ample supply of fish, it is no surprise that one of Destin’s most popular activities is fishing. Whether you are an experienced angler looking to try your luck on one of our fishing boat rentals or someone new to the sport who wants to hire a captain to show you the ropes on a Destin fishing charter, you are sure to find what you’re looking for at Destin Vacation Boat Rentals. If you’re not sure which type of fishing charter is right for your family, our experienced team can help you navigate the sea of options and help you make an informed decision based on your needs.

About our Charter Boats

Voted “Best Charter Boat/Watersports” on the Emerald Coast for three years in a row, we proudly offer the finest private fishing charters in Destin to give you the opportunity to catch red snapper, grouper, amberjack, triggerfish, mahi mahi, cobia, king fish, spanish mackerel, speckled trout, redfish, or flounder. Choose from bay fishing, trolling, bottom fishing, and specialty charters. Rates vary based on the size of the charter boat, type of fishing, amenities, and number of people in your party and range from $140/hr up to $225/hr for groups of up to 6 (For groups larger than 6, each additional person pays a flat rate equal to the cost of 10% of the charter’s total.). There is a 2-4 hour minimum on all fishing trips (depending on the boat) and we can accommodate up to 23 passengers.

Our Destin fishing charters include:

  • licensed and experienced charter boat captain
  • boat fully rigged for the ultimate fishing experience
  • fuel-no additional fuel charges!
  • fishing licenses for everyone onboard
  • bait, tackle, & fishing poles
  • fish cleaning and bagging upon return to the dock.

Destin Charter Boat Reservations

To make a reservation, please request a date and time for the charter fishing boat of your choosing below. If the charter boat is available, we will confirm your reservation and you will receive an email confirmation and receipt for your 10% deposit. If your selection has already been taken, we will contact you with other options which you can choose to accept or decline. Your deposit will not be charged until we confirm a mutually agreeable date, time, and price for your charter.

Destin Charter Boats Boat Description Charter Rates*
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24′ Charter Boat- up to 6 passengers
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Make: Sea Hunt
Model: Center Console
Length: 24ft
Engine: Yamaha 250hp 4-stroke
Features: This beautiful 24′ Sea Hunt is designed solely for the most intense fishing experience. You can expect a quieter, drier, smoother, faster and more comfortable ride than any other vessel in its class. Equipped with a tower with complete controls for Daytime sight fishing, top of the line chart-plotter/sonar for safe and pinpoint navigation, a premium sound system with Bluetooth capabilities for music while you fish with your experienced captain. The boat offers plenty of dry storage for personal items during our Fishing Charters. The vessel is USCG rated for up to 6 passengers. Pricing for 4 passengers or less. Add $50 per person after the first 4. Read more about our bay fishing charters here.
  • $350/2 hour kids’ trip
  • $480/3 hours kids’ trip
  • $560-4 hour bay trip
  • $600-4 hour gulf trip

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26′ Charter Boat- up to 6 passengers
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Make: Mako
Model: Center Console
Length: 26ft
Engine: Twin 150hp 4-stroke engines
Features: This beautiful 26′ Mako is equipped with a full tower for sight fishing, making it perfect for Cobia trips. The boat offers plenty of space for up to 6 anglers for trolling or bottom fishing as well. There is plenty of dry storage for personal items during your Fishing Charter. The vessel is state-licensed and USCG rated for up to 6 passengers. Rates are for 4 passengers. Add $75 per person per trip for each additional person up to 6.
  • $640/4 hour gulf fishing
  • $960/6 hours
  • $1280/8 hours

26′ Charter Boat w/ Tower



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27′ Charter Boat-up to 6 passengers

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Make: Cape Horn
Model: 27XS Center Console
Length: 26’9″
Twin Yamaha 150
Features: This modern 27′ Cape Horn is the battleship of center console boats.  With her 9 foot beam she offers plenty of deck space and added stability in rough water. There is an on board private head (bathroom) for added comfort, dry storage for your gear, installed drink coolers, a 700qt  built in fish box and a 40 gallon live well.  She is also well equiped with state of the art electronics and federally permitted allowing her to operate outside of the 9 mile state boundries giving her more fishing flexibility.  She is approved by the USCG for 6 passengers.  Departs from Fort Walton Beach marina.
  • $640/4 hours
  • $960/6 hours
  • $1280/8 hours


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42′ Deep Sea Vessel-up to 6 passengers

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Make: Deep Sea Charter Boat
Model: 42′ Fishing Boat
Length: 42′
Engine: twin Diesels
Features: This charter boat has plenty of amenities such as full size refrigerator and freezer, Microwave, George Forman Grills, Full size clean rest rooms, Sleeping accommodations for up to six (for multiday trips), Flat screen Television, DVD player, Stereo / MP3 / CD player, Carpeted salon, galley, V-birth, XM Satellite Radio to keep everyone happy while you’re reeling in the fish! Rated for 6 passengers.
  • $800/ 4 hours (shark or trolling trips only)
  • $1200/6 hours (6 hr min. for bottom fishing)
  • $1600/8 hours

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43′ Tiara-up to 6 passengers

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Make: Deep Sea Charter Boat
Model: 43′ Tiara
Length: 43′
Engine: twin Diesels
Features: Everything you need for a day of fishing in comfort in style, including an air Conditioned Cabin, Covered Fishing Deck, 2 Bathrooms, Satellite TV and DVD player,Top of the line fishing electronics, Microwave, Coffee maker, Refrigerator, Full Kitchen, 1 queen bed, 2 bunk beds, 1 pull out sofa. Six passengers or less. Custom charters available on request.
  • $880/ 4 hours (shark or trolling trips only)
  • $1320/6 hours (6 hr min. for bottom fishing)
  • $1760/8 hours


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52′ Charter Boat-up to 20 passengers

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Make: Custom
Model: deep sea fishing boat
Length: 52ft
Engine: Turbo 450 hp Cummins diesel motors
Features: The 52′ Phoenix charter fishing boat features a spacious interior with seating for up to 20, AC/Heating, TV and VCR with Movies (great for children), Microwave, Fresh Water, Bathroom, Shower, Bunks in U-berth, Marlin Tower and Outriggers. USCG rated for up to 20 passengers.
  • $1020/ 4 hours (add $102 per person over 6)
  • $1530/6 hours (add $153 per person over 6)
  • $2040/8 hours (add $204 per person over 6)


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55′ Bonner Yacht Fishing Vessel- up to 23 passengers

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Make: Bonner Yacht
Model: 55′ deep sea fishing boat
Length: 55ft
Engine: Twin Detroit Diesel main engines
Features: The 55′ Destination charter fishing boat features a spacious interior with plenty of seating, a 30,000 btu marine air conditioning system, 2 sinks, great sound system, XM radio, Satellite TV, and microwave, a huge back deck that is clean and uncluttered that allows you to move about easily and safely, large center livewell and 4 custom fish boxes that provides shaded seating. USCG approved for up to 23 passengers.
  • $900/ 4 hours (add $90 per person over 6)
  • $1350/6 hours (add $135 per person over 6)
  • $1800/8 hours (add $180 per person over 6)

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For more information about Destin fishing charters, check out these awesome resources:

5 Things You Need to Know Before Booking a Fishing Charter in Destin

Different Types of Fishing Charters in Destin

What’s Hot: 3 Trends in Charter Fishing 

What to Pack for Your Fishing Trip

Destin Fishing Report (to see what’s biting this time of year)

Videos from real customers aboard our Destin Charter Boats