Reef And Wreck Hop

Starting at $700 | 4 - 5 Hours | Nearshore | 1 - 4 People
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About Your Trip

Get ready for some bottom fishing fun with Captain Wayne down on the Emerald Coast. Wayne has been fishing these local water for 20 years and has hundreds of honey holes (both reefs, wrecks, and live bottoms) up and down the nearshore waters around Destin. With only a 15-minute ride to the gulf, you can be tight on a fish in a matter of minutes. And you don't have to worry about wasting your time sitting over the same spot on this trip, if the fish aren't hot in one spot, you'll be hopping between reefs and wrecks working your way further from Destin throughout the day to find the best action.

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About Your Guide

Captain Wayne has been boating since the early 2000s and currently runs a Nauticstar 26’ center console with twin 150 Yamaha outboards. He has been fishing in this area since 1973 when his dad was stationed at Eglin Air Force Base. Before becoming a captain, he worked as a chef for 35 years. His love for fishing began as a child while fishing offshore in the Gulf. He has a lot of experience in bottom fishing and trolling. Captain Wayne is also a skilled chef! He loves advising on how to cook it at home or recommending some of the best local restaurants to cook your catch.

Start Location

290 Yacht Club Drive, Niceville, FL 32578, United States

Amenities and Information

Water Type


Skill Levels

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate


All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.


Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Boat Restroom


Live Bait

Yes, Included


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


No meal provided.


Amberjack, Gag Grouper, King Mackerel / Kingfish, Lane Snapper, Red Snapper, Triggerfish, Vermillion Snapper


Bottom Fishing, Heavy Tackle Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing, Trolling

Gear & Packing


Fishing License, Snorkeling Equipment, Ice Box, Rods, reels & tackle

At an Additional Rate

No added costs.

Recommended Packing

Nothing required, we always recommend sunglasses, sunscreen, water, and weather-appropriate clothing.

Required Items

Nothing additional needed.

Things to Keep in Mind

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%).

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Yes, cancel for free up to 3 days before the trip.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

No license needed for this trip.

Pricing & Availability

To check pricing, please select duration and group size.

Please fill out Trip Date, Duration, Group Size, and Start Time before proceeding.


Vanessa S.


February 28, 2022



Captain Wayne called us a couple days in advance to change our day due to weather, and the guys were able to get out and fish on a much nicer day and was very accommodating to our schedule! Captain Wayne let us know ahead of time that it will ...Read More

Lauren L.


March 28, 2022



My husband and I had such a good time fishing with Captain Wayne! We were able to go offshore and catch some Trigger fish. We decided to come inshore for the rest of the day because of the wind. And we got a lot of bites inshore but were a ...Read More

Clark E.


August 12, 2021



My daughter’s and I took an afternoon trip. The pricing compared to other charters was very competitive and reasonable. Captain Wayne took into consideration the weather and our safety to expertly navigate rough waters, catch bait, and take us to fishing spots. If the fish moved, we moved, no sitting ...Read More

Rodney H.


April 8, 2022



Tremendous trip. Wish I could give him 10 stars. Captain Wayne worked with us through bad weather to get the trip in. Got us on fish immediately. Had 3 newbies and Captain Wayne was so good at helping and explaining. Caught several different species including 3 huge Red Snapper but ...Read More

First Time Booking with Us?

Captain Experiences is the home of over 1000 Damn Good fishing and hunting guides. Our mission is to unlock the outdoors for everyone, and we want to help you get out there through our no-hassle online booking experience and our team of outdoors experts.

We vet our guides to make sure they are the best of the best. We want guides who not only put you on 'em, but show you a great time, keep you safe, and give you a memorable experience with your group.

Once you've paid your deposit at checkout, we'll send you a QR code (like a mobile boarding pass). Just show your guide your QR code on the day of the trip, they'll scan it, the remaining balance will transfer automatically, and you'll be all set to get out there. Just make sure you bring a cash tip for the guide!

In the case of inclement weather, our guides will make the call and we'll work with you to reschedule your trip or issue a full refund. Your safety is our top concern.

Once you book the trip, we will connect you directly with the guide to go over any additional details. In the meantime, our location specialists are always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!