Climb aboard with Captain Harold for an exciting day fishing the waters around Destin, Florida!...Read More
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 ever since. She is 44 feet long and can accommodate 6 anglers. She also has a restroom.
Captain Harold and his crew provide everything you’ll need to have a productive day on the water, including rods, reels, tackle, bait, licenses, and ice. Just pack food, drinks, sunscreen, and a cooler to take home your day’s catch.
Get ready for an exciting day on the water with Captain Harold!
Captain Harold is proud owner and operator of a family owned and operated Destin fishing charter business since day one....Read More
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 30 feet plus.
After many of Captain Harold Senior's fantastic boat creations, Captain Harold Senior and Captain Harold Jr built the Al-Lin which is named after Captain Harold’s two children, “AL” for Allen and “LIN” for Lindley.
Captain Harold moved from Biloxi to Destin and started fishing in 1973 and hasn't stopped! Allen and Lindley would ride along as young children and started helping with some of the charters. Allen became a captain at the age of 18.
Captain Harold’s daughter’s children, Gavin and Madison are now enjoying fishing at the ages of 7 and 10. Now they go with their “PawPaw” and help out with some of the charter trips. Jace, Captain Harold’s nephew, has been on several trips and now has ‘fishing in his blood’.
Captain Captain Harold says, “We have been very Blessed to make a living from what we love to do!”Certified Damn Good Guide
210 Harbor Boulevard, Destin, FL 32541, United States
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
All rods, reels, and tackle are included.
This guide will clean your catch for you.
Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.
You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.
No meal provided.
Amberjack, Cobia, Gag Grouper, Goliath Grouper, Kingfish, Red Snapper, Triggerfish
Bottom Fishing, Heavy Tackle Fishing, Trolling
Where to Buy a Fishing License
No license needed for this trip.
To check pricing, please select a trip date, duration, group size and start time.
Rest easy with free cancellation up to 7 days before the trip.
Receive a full refund in the event of inclement weather.
May 11, 2022
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.
September 27, 2022
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 anticipated" haul of various types of catches. Would 100 percent recommend! We have every intention of booking this Vessel /Captain sometime again in the future when we return to the Destin area for holiday.
October 3, 2022
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.
September 21, 2022
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 believe it is true. Loved the experience and opportunity to go fishing with mr Harold
August 21, 2021
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.
June 11, 2021
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.
July 27, 2020
Capt. Harold did a great job even during the storm. We caught several different kinds of fish. Everyone was very pleased with all the fish that were kept and the ones released. 1st mate Steven worked his but off to keep hooks baited and with the fish coming onboard. ...Read More Great first trip with my son. Tight Lines
July 9, 2020
Morning trip Captain Harry. Caught some quick bait… Then some Spanish and King Mackerel. Went bottom fishing, and caught some red and black snapper!
August 31, 2019
The trip started with bait fishing until we caught about 25. We then trolled (4 fishing lines in the water dragging baited hooks while we moved) for a while and caught a 3lb spanish mackeral on the way out away from shore. We then caught several Trigger fish that we ...Read More had to throw back. We caught one red fish and encountered situations where smaller fish were repreatedly steeling our squid bait while the fishing lines were dropping to the bottom. When we were nearing the 4 hour limit we started back to shore and caught another 3lb mackeral while trolling back to shore. We used open face reels the whole time with different lb test lines depending on what type fishing we were doing. The weather was great and the waves were 2 to 4 feet. A little rocky while fishing, but still fun. The crew cleaned and filleted the fish for us. We cooked the fish at our rented condo the next day and it was way more than we could eat. Captain Harold did a good job and all were very accomodating.
Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Destin
Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Destin