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trip description for Destin Nearshore Run in Destin

Hop on board with Captain Robbie and prepare for an action-packed day of fishing the Florida Panhandle! Destin fishing is world famous for a reason, and the inshore and nearshore Destin waters are perfect for chasing some exciting catches not too far from the dock. On this 4 to 6-hour trip, Captain Robbie will take you through the inshore flats and offshore waters of Destin where you can target a huge selection of fish including Amberjack, Blacktip Shark, Cobia, Florida Pompano, Flounder, Gag Grouper, King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Mangrove Snapper, Red Snapper, Redfish, and Speckled Trout. To target these fish, you'll be using a variety of techniques such as light tackle, heavy tackle, bottom fishing, trolling and jigging. Whichever type of fish you want to catch, Captain Robert will get you set up with the best method! You’ll be fishing aboard a 21' Cape Horn center console with a 250 HP Yamaha engine and enough seating to accommodate up to 4 passengers comfortably. This vessel is equipped with GPS, a Fishfinder, a Flybridge, a Live Bait Well, and an ice box to store your catches. Captain Robbie will happily clean any keepers for no additional cost! Captain Robert will provide all rods, reels, tackle and live bait. All you need to bring is sunscreen and any food or drinks you might need. Climb aboard with Captain Robbie! Read More

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Destin Nearshore Run

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trip description for Combo - Reef/Trolling in Destin

If you’ve never fished in Destin, Florida, Captain Brantley will lead the way! He has fished these waters for upwards of 25 years and will be sure to take you to where the fish bite. On these 4, 6, or 8-hour trips, you’ll be targeting a wide variety of species, including Amberjack, Black Grouper, Blackfin Tuna, Dorado (Mahi Mahi), Red Snapper (depending on the season), Sailfish, and Wahoo. You’ll be fishing aboard Captain Brantley’s 40’ Infinity offshore sportfishing boat, powered by two 800 HP Cummins engines. Equipped with air conditioning, a live bait well, outriggers, a multimedia system, and an ice box, this vessel has all the necessary features to ensure that you have a productive day on the water. Captain Brantley will take care of all rods, reels, tackle, lures, licenses, and live bait. A first mate will also be on board to help you at all times. You’ll need to bring food, drinks of your choice (no glass), sunscreen, and a cooler to take home your day’s catch. Captain Brantley is known for reeling in some pretty big fish, so get ready for an action-packed day on the water! Read More

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trip description for Premier Destin - 60’ Blackwell in Destin

Captain Eric's vessel is not your typical fishing boat. It's sleek, it's sexy, and it's huge! Not to mention it was recently renovated in 2020 to be totally decked out with all the latest technology, pristine lounging spaces, and top-of-the-line fishing gear you could possibly need for a top-notch charter fishing experience. At 60 feet long and in impeccable condition, this vessel is one of Destin's premiere deep sea fishing charter yachts. Captain Eric strives to offer flexible charter lengths, successful catches, and a plethora of fishing knowledge to ensure you have the best possible charter experience aboard one of the nicest boats on the Florida Panhandle. From an afternoon reef fishing for Snapper and Grouper to multi-day trips off-shore chasing Marlin and other huge Billfish, and everything in between, the sky is the limit for what you can do with this Charter. All you need to bring is your sun protection, camera, and your food and drink of choice. Get ready for the fishing excursion of a lifetime! Read More

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Premier Destin - 60’ Blackwell

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trip description for Destin Trolling & Bottom Fishing in Destin

Head further offshore to explore the Destin's prolific Gulf waters anywhere from 18-20 miles offshore! These 6 hour trips give Captain Kyle more time to implement a couple different techniques to catch different pools of species. Trolling these offshore waters can solicit a Mahi, Wahoo, Mackerel, or even a Tuna bite, while bottom fishing Captain Kyle's favorite reefs and offshore structure opens the door to a plethora of species like Grouper, Snapper, and Big Jacks. This trip is a great experience to catch some fish to bring home or to reel in just for a photo! You'll be fishing aboard captain Kyle's 40-foot Bertram Widebody Classic Sportfish that's powered by twin Cummins turbo desels! She has been customized with underwater fins to improve on an already superior stable ride. For your comfort during your trip, the boat is furnished inside the fully Air-Conditioned salon which includes a bathroom, microwave, DirecTV on the flatscreen television inside and Sirius Satellite Radio which can be enjoyed inside and out. She is also customized with a tower, downrigger, outriggers, and a large live well. For the nighttime hours, she has above water illumination as well as powerful underwater lights. No expense has been spared with a full array of state-of-the-art electronics, and top-notch fishing tackle. Captain Kyle and his crew will provide all the rods, reels, and tackle. All you need to bring is any food or drinks you might want. Read More

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Destin Trolling & Bottom Fishing

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trip description for Deep Sea-Nearshore Gulf Experience in Destin

On your private charter, we’ll venture out to the Deep Sea Nearshore waters on the Gulf of Mexico for a 4, 5 or 6 hour trip to target a wide range of species to include Snapper, Grouper, Mahi, Mackerel, Tuna, Cobia and Sharks. We’re typically fishing well within sight of land anywhere between 2 - 9 miles offshore, but don’t think for a moment this has an impact on the quality or the quantity of the fish you’ll catch! The coastal waters off of Destin quickly reach depths in excess of 100 feet within the first few miles. Due to this unique coastal reef geography, fish of all shapes and sizes call these waters home. This allows minimal travel times to your fishing spots thus increasing your actual time fishing. While out on the boat you’ll often see dolphins, sea turtles and other marine life. Our family-friendly guides will coach you to success on catching the fish of your dreams and make sure everyone has a fun time fishing. Once your trip is over we will clean, filet, bag and ice your catch. You then can take your filets home with you or to one of the highly recommended restaurants by our marina who will prepare your catch any way you’d like it along with all the tasty sides. Read More

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trip description for Combo Reef & Trolling Trips in Destin

If you’ve never fished in Destin, Florida, Captain Brantley will lead the way! He has fished these waters for upwards of 25 years and will be sure to take you to where the fish bite. On these 4, 6, or 8-hour trips, you’ll be targeting a wide variety of species, including Amberjack, Black Grouper, Blackfin Tuna, Dorado (Mahi Mahi), Red Snapper (depending on the season), Sailfish, and Wahoo. You’ll be fishing aboard Captain Brantley’s 40’ Infinity offshore sportfishing boat, powered by two 800 HP Cummins engines. Equipped with air conditioning, a live bait well, outriggers, a multimedia system, and an ice box, this vessel has all the necessary features to ensure that you have a productive day on the water. Captain Brantley will take care of all rods, reels, tackle, lures, licenses, and live bait. A first mate will also be on board to help you at all times. You’ll need to bring food, drinks of your choice (no glass), sunscreen, and a cooler to take home your day’s catch. Captain Brantley is known for reeling in some pretty big fish, so get ready for an action-packed day on the water! Read More

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Everything to Know About Booking a Destin amberjack fishing charter

What are the best amberjack fishing charters in Destin?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 81 amberjack trips in Destin, and the most popular trips in the area are Half Day Trip - 44' Custom guided by Harold, Destin Fishing to the Fullest guided by Dennis, and Live Action Trolling Trip guided by Zachary.

Our guides in Destin are rated a 4.93 out of 5 based on 2718 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

Other popular cities nearby for booking an Amberjack charter include Fort Walton Beach, Niceville and Shalimar.

Looking for kid friendly amberjack guides / fishing lessons in Destin? Check out our beginner and family friendly amberjack guides in Destin.

What types of amberjack fishing charters are common in Destin?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for amberjack in Destin as well as nearshore fishing, inshore fishing, and jetty fishing.

The most common fishing techniques in Destin are trolling, bottom fishing, and heavy tackle fishing but light tackle fishing and live bait fishing are popular as well.

How much do Destin amberjack fishing charters cost?

for amberjack in Destin prices can range anywhere from about $976 to $8,186, but the average price for a half day trip for amberjack in Destin is $1,515. The average price for a full day trip for amberjack in Destin is $4,694.

What month is best for amberjack fishing in Destin?

The most popular season for amberjack fishing in Destin is summer, and most anglers book their trips 15 days in advance.

Do I need a Destin fishing license for amberjack and what are the bag limits for amberjack in Destin?

You’re in luck! Our fishing tours in Destin don’t require you to purchase a fishing license – your group is covered by your boat’s captain. See here for more information on bag limits and fishing season regulations in Destin.

What is amberjack fishing in Destin all about?

In Destin, Florida, amberjack are prized targets for anglers seeking challenging fights and rewarding catches. These powerful fish, known for their strength and endurance, inhabit the offshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico, making them accessible targets for anglers fishing from boats. Amberjack are characterized by their streamlined bodies, large eyes, and amber-colored fins, making them easily recognizable to experienced anglers. Anglers in Destin commonly encounter amberjack near reefs, wrecks, and underwater structures, where these fish gather in search of prey.

One effective technique for targeting amberjack in Destin is bottom fishing near offshore structures such as reefs, wrecks, and ledges. Anglers use heavy tackle and baited rigs to present live bait such as small fish or squid at various depths. Amberjack are voracious predators that feed aggressively on baitfish, making them susceptible to well-presented baits. Anglers must be prepared for intense battles, as amberjack are known for their powerful runs and stubborn resistance.

Moreover, jigging is another productive technique used by anglers to target amberjack in Destin. Anglers use vertical jigs or butterfly jigs to mimic the movement of baitfish near the bottom. By jigging the lures up and down in the water column, anglers can attract the attention of amberjack and entice them into striking. This method is particularly effective when fishing around offshore structures where amberjack are known to congregate. With their formidable strength and aggressive feeding behavior, amberjack provide anglers in Destin with exhilarating battles and memorable catches, adding excitement to any offshore fishing excursion along Florida's Emerald Coast.

What are the most popular months to fish for amberjack in Destin?

In Destin, Florida, amberjack seasons are subject to regulations established by state and federal authorities to ensure sustainable fishing practices and healthy fish populations. The primary amberjack season in the Gulf of Mexico typically runs from August 1st to October 31st each year. During this period, anglers in Destin have the opportunity to target these prized fish as they migrate through the offshore waters of the Gulf. The amberjack season coincides with the fish's peak abundance and activity, providing anglers with optimal opportunities for successful catches.

However, it's essential for anglers in Destin to stay informed about any changes or adjustments to amberjack regulations that may affect fishing opportunities. State and federal authorities closely monitor the health of amberjack populations and may implement interim closures or adjustments to fishing seasons to ensure sustainability. Anglers should regularly check with local authorities or consult fishing regulations to stay updated on the latest information regarding amberjack seasons and catch limits.

While the primary season for targeting amberjack in Destin typically occurs from August to October, anglers may also encounter opportunities to catch these fish during other times of the year. Amberjack may be present in the offshore waters of Destin at varying times, depending on factors such as water temperature, currents, and prey availability. Anglers who are knowledgeable about amberjack behavior and habitat preferences may find success targeting these fish outside of the primary season, adding versatility to their fishing endeavors in Destin's rich offshore waters.

What techniques are popular for catching amberjack in Destin?

In Destin, Florida, anglers employ various effective fishing techniques to target amberjack, offering thrilling opportunities for both novice and experienced fishermen. One popular method for catching amberjack is bottom fishing near offshore structures such as reefs, wrecks, and ledges where these fish congregate. Anglers use heavy tackle and baited rigs to present live bait such as small fish or squid at various depths. The key to success in bottom fishing for amberjack lies in precise presentation and patience, as these fish can be found in depths ranging from 60 to 240 feet. Amberjack are aggressive predators that feed near the bottom, making them susceptible to well-presented baits.

Moreover, vertical jigging is another effective technique used by anglers to target amberjack in Destin's offshore waters. Anglers use heavy-duty jigging rods and vertical jigs, often referred to as butterfly jigs or speed jigs, to mimic the movement of baitfish near the bottom. By rapidly jigging the lure up and down in the water column, anglers can attract the attention of amberjack and entice them into striking. This technique is particularly effective when fishing around submerged structures where amberjack are known to gather. Anglers should vary their jigging motions and speeds to determine what triggers the most strikes from the amberjack.

Additionally, anglers in Destin can also target amberjack using trolling techniques when fishing in open water or around offshore structures. Trolling with diving plugs, spoons, or deep-diving lures allows anglers to cover a large area of water while actively searching for amberjack. Anglers should troll at slow to moderate speeds, adjusting the depth of their lures to target amberjack at different levels in the water column. This method is effective for locating schools of actively feeding amberjack and can result in exciting battles when these powerful fish strike. With their formidable strength and aggressive feeding behavior, amberjack provide anglers in Destin with thrilling fishing experiences and memorable catches.

What other species are popular in Destin?

Aside from amberjack, Destin, Florida, offers anglers a diverse array of species to target, ensuring an exciting and varied fishing experience. One notable catch in these waters is the red snapper, prized for its firm flesh and delicious taste. Red snapper inhabit the reefs and offshore structures around Destin, making them accessible targets for anglers fishing from boats. Using bottom fishing techniques with baited rigs or artificial lures, anglers can entice red snapper to bite. With their strong fighting abilities and impressive size, red snapper provide anglers with thrilling battles and memorable catches.

Moreover, king mackerel are another popular species to target in Destin's offshore waters. These fast and powerful fish are known for their aggressive strikes and acrobatic leaps, providing anglers with exciting battles on light tackle. King mackerel are often found near reefs, wrecks, and ledges, where they feed on baitfish and other prey. Anglers commonly use trolling techniques with diving plugs or spoons to target king mackerel, covering a large area of water to locate active fish.

Additionally, anglers visiting Destin can target species such as gag grouper, cobia, and various species of snapper and grouper. Gag grouper are prized for their size and strength, offering anglers challenging fights and rewarding catches. Cobia are known for their large size and aggressive feeding behavior, making them sought-after targets for anglers looking for an adrenaline-pumping fishing experience. With its diverse range of species and abundant fishing opportunities, Destin provides anglers with endless possibilities for an unforgettable fishing adventure along Florida's Emerald Coast.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great time on Captain Eric's Game On fishing boat! The quick trip was an excellent choice for the price, and the catch was plentiful. We had several first time deep sea fishers with us and they had a blast.

    Brad C. with Eric T. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great time Capt. Larry and Justin were very helpful. We had several rookies in our group and Justin helped get them started. They made sure we had plenty of time to fish.

    Greg K. with Larry M. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We have been deep sea fishing 6 or 7 times and by far this has been our best experience so far! Captain Zach and First Mate Jason with No Alibi had us on fish from the word go and we kept catching all day throughout our 12 hour trip!

    Joshua C. with Zachary W. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    All of us had a blast. Enjoyed every minute of it. The kids caught a nice size keeper each. Definitely will come back again.

    Sidney B. with Jordan N. of Fort Walton Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Five of us did the 8 hour trolling and bottom fishing. It was an amazing experience from start to finish and we caught a barrel of fish including vermilion snapper, triggerfish, grouper and an Atlantic bluefish. We caught and released several out of season fish as well. Captian Kyle and Mate Danny are super friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and made the trip an outstanding one. We were all first timers and they made us look and feel like seasoned pros.

    Michael E. with Kyle L. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Phenomenal trip! Cap’t Christian was ever the professional. We went out with Cap’n Andrew and he was awesome. We were on fish all day and even better, he helped the young one fish all day. I highly recommend this outfit and will definitely book again. PS….the boat is awesome as all get out.

    Keith M. with Christian D. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Had a wonderful time. Was crazy windy but we made the best of it. Caught about 19 fish between the 5 of us.

    Nikema B. with Jason Y. of Shalimar, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We fished with Capt'n Blake on the 32 Sportsman. Blake was friendly, energetic and most of all, he was determined to put us on the fish. My 13 year old son and his friend were with us, and Blake was extremely attentive and helpful with the youth anglers. I would highly recommend Capt'n Blake, and Captain Experiences, and I would book this same exact trip again if given the opportunity. Tight lines!

    William A. with Ryan H. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great experience with Captain Alex. We had a blast!

    Laura E. with Dennis M. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Wayne was great. First place we stopped, three of the four of us had bites on our 1st cast. Two reeled in fish within 3 minutes.

    Larry B. with Wayne A. of Niceville, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Zach and first mate Jason were amazing! They made sure to get my 7 year old son his first deep sea catch! They knew exactly where to go to find the big boy fish. It took less than a minute to snag a 40lber right off the bat. We were catching fish all day...it was awesome! Can't wait to visit them again! Thanks for an awesome day!

    Leo M. with Zachary W. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip! The First Mate, Jason, was really knowledgeable and we did really well.

    William with Zachary W. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great Trip! Couldn’t ask for a better guide. He put us right on the fish.

    Justin T. with Cliff A. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Trip was fantastic!! The Captain asked what our goals were and he totally came through - we caught A LOT OF FISH!!! 1st Mate was a great guy, made it a great experience. Looking forward to next year!

    Gary J. with Harold S. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    A great day - dodged the weather and spent the time looking and catching fish. Very curious and provided top end service all around. Until next time.

    Paul R. with Kent P. of Niceville, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Over the top! First class will use again! hopefully soon.

    John B. with Kyle L. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    The trip was great. Captain Chuck is awesome. Your website and the information you provide needs to be better. This message was sent to me to at 3am before we even left for our trip.

    Onnallee G. with Lw B. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip, Kyle and Danny worked full time plus to get us on fish and get those fish into the boat. We limited out on red snapper and caught several other fish as well. Overall a good day of fishing , next time we will make it a longer trip hoping to find the bigger fish by getting out further and finding the more isolated spots holding some biggies. Thanks to both for a great trip. Jerry, Mike, Shelby and Peyton

    Jerry S. with Kyle L. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    These guys were awesome....Dominick was a heck of a first made and cade was awesome to. They both kept us bait3d and got the fish off fast for us. Will definitely be back

    Tyler W. with Harold S. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain John and Chris did an excellent job making sure we had a great experience on our fishing trip. This was the most we ever caught on a fishing trip! Thanks Captain John!

    Sean D. with Jon R. of Shalimar, Florida

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