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Head out with Captain Buddy for an outstanding inshore fishing experience in Destin FL. Inshore fishing in Destin covers the areas in and around Choctawhatchee Bay....Read More
On your trip, Captain Buddy likes to hit the docks and bridges, backcountry bayous, and shallow grass flats to search for these inshore denizens. Most of these areas are surrounded by beautiful scenery and wildlife so you can expect to catch fish amidst a peaceful and beautiful backdrop! It's very common for us to see all types of birds, dolphins, sea turtles, and even manatees.
The waters are usually very calm so no need to worry about getting seasick! Captain Buddy likes to use live bait and light tackle spinning gear with years of proven success even if you're new to this kind of fishing, it's super simple and Captain Buddy will get you squared away and fishing on your own in no time! All Buddy's trips are kid-friendly and great for both beginners and the experienced angler!
You can expect to target Redfish, Trout, Mangrove Snapper, Black Drum, Spanish Mackerel, and more on your trip! If there is a specific species you're looking to pursue, just let Captain Buddy know when you meet him at the dock, and he'll help make it happen. Also, if you have little ones just let Captain Buddy know ahead of time and he can cater a trip specifically for them!
Captain Buddy's 22' Sea Hunt comes fully loaded with all the light tackle rods, reels, tackle, and bait for a successful outing so you don't need to worry about bringing your own gear. All you need to bring is your sun protection and favorite snacks and drinks and Captain Buddy will get you on the fish!
Captain Buddy was born and raised here on the Emerald Coast and has lived here his entire life, a local boy. His dad took him fishing for the first time before he was even old enough to remember, and one of his favorite things to do, to this day, is go fishing with his dad. Buddy got to know the local bays and bayous from countless hours spent on the water with family and friends and he knows the waters of Choctawhatchee bay like the back of his hand. He loves fishing and he loves taking people fishing. Even in his off time he can be found running his boat all around the area constantly keeping track of where the fish are and what they're eating. His charter operate year-round and is fully licensed with the U.S. Coast Guard and Florida Wildlife Commission.
David W.· ·
We took a two hour fishing trip with my 5 year old grandsons. Captain Buddy kept them fully engaged and we had a great time. I know August fishing can be slow, but we caught a nice variety of fish including some keeper redfish. The captain showed ...Read More great patience and we appreciated how he related to the boys, my son in law and I had a great time watching them catch fish. I would recommend this trip to anyone with kids.
Ryan H.· ·
Captain Buddy was so friendly and helpful. Highly recommend this 4 hour fishing trip for families with kids and the experienced fishermen alike. We were new to saltwater fishing and have preteen girls. They were excited to learn and whinny when hot or tired. Captain Buddy was positive and patient ...Read More the entire trip. The result was a lot of fun for the kids and a good time for mom and dad too. We all caught fish and learned a lot. Buddy’s communication from booking through pictures he texted us after the trip was outstanding. We are looking forward to our next trip!
Eric O.· ·
Can’t say enough good things about Captain Buddy. His 2 hour kids fishing trip is perfect for those with children learning how to fish. He explains to the kids what each fish caught was and answered every question our 8 year old had in the way a good Dad does. ...Read More The highlight of our trip was catching the sting Ray. You can’t go wrong with Captain Buddy
Chris J.· ·
Great experience! Punctual and prepared. We got there, intros were made and we went right to fishing! Capt Buddy made us feel like he was a long time friend that we were catching up with. Personable and genuine. Equipment/bait were ready, quality and abundant for our little excursion ...Read More into the bay. Took us to a few spots and we were able to catch some keepers. The weather started to turn at the end but we completed our outing and got everything filleted in time to not get caught in a dunking. Capt Buddy’s experience was abundantly evident as well as his professionalism. My family highly recommends Buddy for your enjoyment.
Jason R.· ·
It was a good day. It’s been rough with high winds and tough weather , but Buddy was very upfront about what to expect and offered to cancel trip if we wanted. We chose to go , action was sketchy , but he was patient and persistent, and eventually put ...Read More us on the fish and made it well worth it in spite of conditions. He made my 7 year old son the priority, and it paid off, we had a great day and plenty of fish for dinner.
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.
No meal provided.
Fishing License, Rods, reels & tackle
At an Additional Rate
No added costs.
Just bring sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, and a small cooler with ice with some drinks and snacks.
Nothing additional needed.
Payment & Tipping
After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a customary tip (we recommend 20%).
Yes, cancel for free up to 3 days before the trip.
Where to Buy a Fishing License
No license needed for this trip.
290 Yacht Club Drive, Niceville, FL 32578, United States | Bodies of water fished: Choctawhatchee Bay