Half Day Trip - 44' Custom

6 Hour | Nearshore | 1 - 6 People | Trip #1018

About Your Trip

Nearshore
Climb aboard with Captain Harold for an exciting day fishing the waters around Destin, Florida!

Captain Harold is a veteran of Destin fisheries, having fished these waters for almost 50 years! He’ll be sure to take you to where the fish bite. You’ll spend 4 hours trolling nearshore for the plethora of Spanish Mackerel and King Mackerel that inhabit these fisheries.

Captain Harold's family custom-built “Al-Lin” in the late 1980s and have maintained the boat ... Read More

About Your Guide

Independent Guide
14 Years of Experience
Profile photo of Captain Experiences guide Harold
Captain Harold is proud owner and operator of a family owned and operated Destin fishing charter business since day one.

Captain Harold’s father, Harold Senior, built his first boat (really just a box) when he was just a few years old, and he sailed it in the New Basin Canal in New Orleans around 1930.

Captain Harold Senior was encouraged and went on to build as many as 30 boats in his lifetime, each one getting larger and larger, with ten of those boats measuring ... Read More

Start Location

210 Harbor Boulevard, Destin, FL 32541, United States

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Sportfisher
Boat Manufacturer
Custom Built
Boat Length
44
Engine Manufacturer
Detroit Diesel
Total Horsepower
1000
Number of Engines
2
Additional Amenities
Fighting Chair, GPS, Fishfinder, Bed, Flybridge, Live Bait Well, Outriggers, Ice Box

Amenities and Information

Water Type

Nearshore

Skill Levels

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate

Tackle

All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.

Beer

Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Boat Restroom

Available

Live Bait

Yes, Included

Weather

You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.

Species

Amberjack, Cobia, Gag Grouper, Goliath Grouper, Kingfish, Red Snapper, Triggerfish

Techniques

Bottom Fishing, Heavy Tackle Fishing, Trolling

Packing / Extras

Everything you'll need for your trip
Hat, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, foods, and drinks. Rods, reels, tackle included.
Where to Buy a Fishing License
No license needed for this trip.

Things to Keep in Mind

Payment & Tipping
We use a cashless autopay system. We'll send you a boarding pass, and on the day of the trip, your guide will scan your boarding pass to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is to tip your guide (we recommend 20%).
Cancellation/Refund Policy
Cancel for free up to 7 days before the trip.

Pricing Matrix

6 Hours
6 People
$1,485.00
5 People
$1,485.00
4 People
$1,485.00
3 People
$1,485.00
2 People
$1,485.00
1 Person
$1,485.00

Pricing & Availability

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Reviews

Gary

Verified Review Fishing

September 13

Trip was fantastic!! The Captain asked what our goals were and he totally came through - we caught A LOT OF FISH!!! 1st Mate was a great guy, made it a great experience. Looking forward to next year!

Tyler

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July 31

These guys were awesome....Dominick was a heck of a first made and cade was awesome to. They both kept us bait3d and got the fish off fast for us. Will definitely be back

Braxton

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July 20

Captain Harold and crew were great. His experience led us to where the fish were biting and we caught many. Dominic and Caden did a great job helping us on our first ever fishing trip

Scott

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July 11

Captain Harold and the boys were great! The day we had scheduled to go out, the weather was not good and Cap't was great about rescheduling for another day. He got us right on the fish! The first mates were fantastic. We had some small kids with ...Read More

Tim

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July 13

We will definitely book another fishing trip with Harold and crew. He went the extra mile to get us to the good fishing spots. It was our first deep sea fishing experience and they made it easy and we caught our limit!!

Samantha

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July 13

Harold and his crew were fantastic! Highly recommend. We went with 6 of us, 3 which were kids and they were so patient and helpful for us. Made sure to explain everything, help throughout and made it a great experience all around. We will definitely book with them again next ...Read More

Klaus

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June 30

Great trip

Michael

Verified Review Fishing

June 21

Capt. Harold and his crew were outstanding. The Al-Lin was the perfect choice for our group of six.

Joshua

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June 23

We had the best time. Captain Harold and his crew were great and made the trip one to remember. Thanks again! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Lisa

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June 22

Capt Harold and his first mate Dominic were fantastic! We will definitely fish with them if we are in the area again. 10/10 day!

Wayne

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May 1

Nature didn't give us a calm day ,so we couldn't bottom fish, the Capt. Did take care us and we max out on Spanish mackerel. Had a blast, will do it again

James

Verified Review Fishing

April 29

Harold was very kind and helpful! Everything we hoped for in a fishing trip, met and exceeded our expectations! Our deck hands, though young, acted as if they had done this for decades! Very professional, kind, and knowledgeable beyond their years. If you're a beginner or expert fisherman, this is ...Read More

Steven

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May 11

Best time I ever had do tons of bass fishing in indiana. But this took fishing to another level I’m hooked no pun intended. But we go to Destin every year in may and will go out with Captain Harold every time.

Eric

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September 27

Early morning nearshore private trip, with a total of 4 in our group during the month of September, 2022. Great experience for everyone in our group. Amazing, knowledge and experienced captain and first mate, well worth the trip. Top notch fishing experience with a resulting "better than ...Read More

Dwane

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October 2

The trip was great. The captain shared before we left the dock that the fishing had declined over the past couple of weeks but he would do his best to find them. We ended up with a good day catching 42 keepers. We would reserve with him again.

Kenneth

Verified Review Fishing

September 21

He was the best. He out is in the mackerels in a matter of minutes and keep us on them. He was super nice. His deck hand was by far better than I could possibly describe. One of the other boats said he was the king of mackerels and I ...Read More

Douglas

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June 10

Harold and Sean were incredible great trip. I’ve been on over 24 offshore trips and Captain Harold by far is the most experienced I have ever gone out with.

Michelle

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5 stars for Harold and his deck hand Dominique apologizes I probably spelled your name wrong. Caught a lot of fish very friendly. Thank you for taking care of me (I got sick) and more importantly my children they had a blast and that’s what life is all about those ...Read More

Michelle

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Capt Harold and the mates Dominique and Cayden were just awesome!! They were very accommodating and always helpful! Capt Harold enaured we caught our limit. It was a great day!!

James

Verified Review Fishing

It was great even though we had a little bad weather. The Captain was awesome and put use on fish right when we left. The deck hand was great and helped everyone out and kept us going. I would so use them again and again.

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