Cinnsational Saltwater Fishing in Destin, Florida

Guided by Chris Mitchell


About Your Guide

10 Years of Experience
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Captain Chris runs fantastic family-friendly nearshore fishing charters out of beautiful Destin, Florida.

His Saltwater Fishing Charter originated in Cincinnati, Ohio (hence the name!) when Captain Chris' father took him out for a day of fishing. A young Captain Chris caught his first Largemouth Bass and he was hooked!

Fast forward over the years (and many bass later) and Captain Chris now owns and operates Saltwater Fishing Charter to share his passions with others across all ages and backgrounds.

His charter is a go-to for Destin Bottom Fishing- book now to get out there and catch some fish!

Cinnsational Saltwater Fishing Trips

Hop on board with Captain Chris and explore the "World's Luckiest Fishing Village"! The nearshore waters around Destin are a great spot to catch some sought-after fish without going too far from the dock. Captain Chris will help you target a variety of species on this 4 to 8-hour nearshore adventure, including Red Snapper, Red Grouper, Gag Grouper, Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Amberjack, Triggerfish, Dorado (Mahi Mahi), and even sharks. To target these fish, you'll be using a variety of techniques such as light tackle, bottom fishing and trolling. Just let Captain Chris know which fish you want to catch and he'll get you set up with the best method! You’ll be fishing aboard a 26' center console with two 150 HP engines and enough seating to accommodate up to 6 passengers comfortably. She can fish 4 people at one time and has a restroom. Captain Chris recommends that you arrive at the East Pass Marina no later than 5 minutes before your departure time. You can bring a cooler with food and/or drinks. Adult beverages in moderation. Captain Chris will provide all rods, reels, tackle, and licenses. Live bait is not included but can be purchased prior to trip. Enjoy your day out on the water with Captain Chris! Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Destin

Destin Nearshore Fishing

100% (8)
26 ft 1 - 6 People From $192 / person

Recent Reviews of Cinnsational Saltwater Fishing

Bridgett P.


I would 100% book this charter again! My husband and I were down here on our honeymoon and Capt. Chris did everything to make this day so special and make me feel very relaxed. We both had never did a charter fishing boat before and I was terrified once we got out into deeper water but the captain told me what to do and I just followed his instructions through it all and it was the best 4 hours ever! On the way back we even got to see families of dolphins which made for a great trip and we caught plenty of fish that we got to take home! I would give more than 5 stars if I could, will be booking with him again in the future!!

Aprilly O.


Amazing day on the water!!! This was our second time fishing with Captain Chris and it did not disappoint!!! Started out catching tons of triggerfish, red snapper and mingo snapper…but nothing compared to the catch of the day…a 6 foot BULL SHARK!!! 🦈😳 Thank you Chris for an AMAZING and UNFORGETTABLE day on the water!! If you are in Destin and are looking to do some fishing…Chris is your man!!!



We came to Florida to beat the 3F temps in Michigan. We wanted to have a private salt water fishing charter and decided on this company based upon the number of very positive reviews. We also had met a guy who runs a dive company and told us we would be very happy with a charter here. Captain Chris was very safety conscious, knowledgeable about local fish species and took time before we departed to teach us how to use his equipment. We were able to fill our legal limits and had a lot of fun catch and releasing other fish. More importantly Captain Chris was a lot of fun to talk with and personable while fishing. Since we are leaving in one day we took our catch to Fishtails restaurant down the wharf and they prepared our fish that Captain Chris cleaned. We invited our Captain to join us for lunch and we all had a great time talking. We would highly recommend his charter company to anyone wanting to fish the waters off Destin.

Tricia R.


We had an amazing day fishing! 4 hours fishing starting at 8am and about 36 degrees, our day was so good! We caught fish and enjoyed not having to bait our hooks or take fish off the hooks. I can’t even count how many fish we caught and Chris recommended we go to a local restaurant to have the fish we kept cooked up! It was the perfect way to end a morning fishing. Chris has a great personality and joked around the entire time. We DEFINITELY recommend taking an adventure with Captain Chris!

Jeff T.


As advertised! Captain was waiting on us when we got there. Started right in and welcomed everyone and explained what to expect. One kid was very nervous and the captain worked with him to make sure he enjoyed himself as much as the others. Captain was patient and coached the younger kid who was sooooo looking forward to fishing. Captain was spot on and would jump from spot to spot to make sure the kids were catching fish. After we got back in he filleted the catch and recommended a local place that would cook part of the catch. Kids loved having what they caught.

Jimmy G.


Great experience with chris he fished hard moving around until we reached our limit! He even helped my handicap uncle Until he caught a fish we will be back thanks chris

Scott B.


Had a wonderful time. Captain was courteous and knowledgeable to a very amateur group. A solid 5 hours of action and adventure. We went home with some great memories and dinner for the evening. Would highly recommend to anyone and everyone. Will definitely be back next time we are in Destin.

Andrew O.


Chris worked his tail off to make sure the four of us had a good time! He was knowledgeable, funny, and a great teacher! We caught over 100 fish!!! We would highly recommend this trip and will definitely be coming back to fish again!


Amberjack, Blackfin Tuna, Bull Shark, Gag Grouper, Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, Red Grouper, Red Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, Triggerfish, Vermillion Snapper


Artificial Lure Fishing, Bottom Fishing, Drift Fishing, Heavy Tackle Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing, Trolling

Types of Fishing


Start Location

214 Harbor Boulevard, Destin, FL 32541, United States | Bodies of water fished: Gulf Of Mexico

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