Take your young ones out on the water for a 2-hour fishing adventure with Captain Buddy. This trip is perfect for kids ages 4-14, and Captain Buddy is not only great with kids but also loves introducing youngsters to the sport!...Read More
On this trip, you will explore the inshore and backcountry waters around Destin. Captain Buddy has a bunch of honey holes around Choctawhatchee bay and backcountry bayous where the fish are always biting and he will try to maximize the most amount of action by taking you guys to them!
Captain Buddy will have all the rods, reels, tackle, bait, and licenses you could possibly need for an action-packed outing with your youngsters! All you need to bring is your sun protection and your kids to the dock and Captain Buddy will get to work making memories that will last a lifetime!
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.
290 Yacht Club Drive, Niceville, FL 32578, United States | Bodies of water fished: Choctawhatchee Bay
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, 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.
To check pricing, please select duration and group size.
Please fill out Trip Date, Duration, Group Size, and Start Time before proceeding.
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.