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Half Day - 31’ Cape Horn

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31 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,400
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Destin Trolling & Bottom Fishing

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40 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,920
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Premier Destin - 60’ Blackwell

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60 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,600
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6 Hr Deep Sea

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Destin Trolling & Bottom Fishing

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40 ft 1 - 6 People From $2,560
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Deep Sea-Nearshore Gulf Experience

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32 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,040

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trip description for Full Day 8-12 Hours in Destin

This trip starts at the docks in the Harborwalk Village of Destin. Upon arrival you will meet with your captain or one of our associates. If your charter begins at 6am (7am off-season) that is when your charter boat will set off from the docks. Your charter service starts with a cruise through the Destin Harbor and out into the Destin Pass. After reaching the end of the Destin Pass we will set up to begin catching our Live Bait. This usually takes 30 mins (give or take) to catch enough Live Bait to fish with during your fishing trip. After we have enough Live Bait we head out into the Gulf of Mexico to begin catching reef or pelagic fish. It all depends on how the fish are biting that day but we will either stay in one area for the rest of your trip or we will move to another fishing spot. Great Bottom Fishing for, Red Snapper, Vermillion Snappers, Mangrove Snappers, Lane Snappers, White Snappers, Triggerfish, Groupers, and Amberjacks. *Reef fish are seasonal to keep, but we always go for the good eating ones! Tolling for Pelagic Species such, as King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo, and Bonito Tuna. Also, a great Shark Fishing 🦈 charter! After a few hours of fishing (depending on your hourly trip) we will then head back to the docks. This will usually be a 2 hour ride back (depending on your hourly trip) to the harbor. During this time you and your friends can crack open a cold one or relax on the quick trip back to the docks. Immediately after arriving at the docks your captain and crew will clean all your fish for you so you can take your catch with you. You have the option to give your fresh caught fish to most (if not all) restaurants on the Harbor. They will cook up your fish with one of their restaurant dishes for you. You can’t beat this! This is a perfect way to top off the evening from a great time on the water! This boat is Federally Permitted. *Please Note, 8 Hour and 10 Hour charters depart at 6:00am only. You can choose 6 hours at 6:00am or 1pm. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Destin

Full Day 8-12 Hours

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52 ft 1 - 6 People From $2,800
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trip description for 8 Hour Offshore Federal Boat in Destin

These 8 hour trips off plenty of action. We can take you fishing on the reefs for lots of different snapper species like snappers, groupers, triggerfish, amberjacks and much more. We also offer big game fishing on this trip as well which would target mahi mahi, tuna, wahoo and even the chance to catch a billfish!!!! Each trip is a custom trip around your goals and what you want to accomplish! WHY CHOOSE OUR CHARTERS? Our charters offers deep sea fishing services in the Destin, Florida. Our goal is to exceed expectations and provide an unforgettable experience on the water. We offer custom private deep-sea and shark fishing trips. We are a private charter so you get your own private boat and captain. Being a private charter, you get to choose what you want to catch rather than us telling you what you will catch. We always asks our clients what their goals are and offer them different options and suggestions to meet those goals. So, whether you are wanting to go trolling or bottom fishing on our reefs and wrecks we will make it happen. Making memories is our goal, so please join us for a fun day of fishing and bring home a great catch! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Destin

8 Hour Offshore Federal Boat

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32 ft 1 - 6 People From $2,530
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trip description for Trolling Trip - Mahi Wahoo Billfish in Destin

Embark on an extraordinary fishing adventure as we set sail from Destin, FL, under the moonlit sky. Our midnight departure takes you 20 to 30 miles offshore, where the deep waters hold a treasure trove of remarkable catches. Get ready to experience the thrill of a lifetime. Our fishing trips offer you the flexibility to tailor your experience to your preferences. Choose to engage in deep dropping or enjoy a full day of trolling, all according to your desires. Whether you're seeking the challenge of bottom fishing, the excitement of heavy tackle fishing, the allure of live bait fishing, or the anticipation of trolling, our experienced crew will guide you every step of the way. The abundant waters off the coast of Destin are home to an array of remarkable species. As we venture further offshore, be prepared to target Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Snowy Grouper, Tilefish, and the lightning-fast Wahoo. These prized catches promise unforgettable battles and a true sense of accomplishment. Our crew will provide you with top-of-the-line fishing gear and equipment, ensuring that you have the tools necessary to land these impressive fish. From expert guidance to a deep understanding of the local waters, we are dedicated to delivering a memorable and successful fishing experience. As the sun rises, casting its golden glow on the ocean's surface, you'll find yourself immersed in the natural beauty that surrounds you. The open waters offer a serene and breathtaking backdrop for your fishing adventure. So, gather your fellow anglers and prepare for an unforgettable journey into the depths. Book your trip today and experience the thrill of the chase, the satisfaction of reeling in remarkable catches, and the memories that will last a lifetime. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Destin

Trolling Trip - Mahi Wahoo Billfish

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48 ft 1 - 8 People From $4,800
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trip description for Offshore Fishing in Destin

Head offshore to explore the Destin's prolific Gulf waters anywhere from 25-35 miles offshore! These 12 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. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Destin

Offshore Fishing

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40 ft 1 - 6 People From $3,840
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trip description for 12 Hour Federal Reef Fishing & Trolling in Destin

These 12 hour trips on our Federally permitted boat offer plenty of action. We can take you fishing on the reefs for lots of different snapper species like snappers, groupers, triggerfish, amberjacks as well as take you big game trolling for other species like mahi mahi, wahoo and tuna. Each trip is a custom trip around your goals and what you want to accomplish! WHY CHOOSE OUR CHARTERS? Our charters offer deep sea fishing services in the Destin, Florida. Our goal is to exceed expectations and provide an unforgettable experience on the water. We offer custom private deep-sea and shark fishing trips. We are a private charter so you get your own private boat and captain. Being a private charter, you get to choose what you want to catch rather than us telling you what you will catch. We always asks our clients what their goals are and offer them different options and suggestions to meet those goals. So, whether you are wanting to go trolling or bottom fishing on our reefs and wrecks we will make it happen. Making memories is our goal, so please join us for a fun day of fishing and bring home a great catch! Call us directly today to talk about your next fishing trip! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Destin

12 Hour Federal Reef Fishing & Trolling

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32 ft 1 - 6 People From $3,825
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trip description for Full Day in Destin

This trip will provide anglers with opportunities to hear the drag scream while trolling and the line sing while bottom fishing! We will target seasonal species while trolling and search out big bites while bottom fishing! Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Destin

Full Day

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27 ft 1 - 4 People From $1,800
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Everything to Know About Booking a Destin blackfin tuna fishing charter

What are the best blackfin tuna fishing charters in Destin?

Why should I book a blackfin tuna fishing charter in Destin with Captain Experiences?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 38 blackfin tuna trips in Destin, and the most popular trips in the area are Half Day - 31’ Cape Horn guided by Christian, Destin Trolling & Bottom Fishing guided by Kyle, and 6 hr Deep Sea guided by Taylor.

Our guides in Destin are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 3185 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.

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

What types of blackfin tuna fishing charters are common in Destin?

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

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

How much do Destin blackfin tuna fishing charters cost?

for blackfin tuna in Destin prices can range anywhere from about $1,050 to $5,860, but the average price for a half day trip for blackfin tuna in Destin is $1,187. The average price for a full day trip for blackfin tuna in Destin is $3,694.

Is booking a fishing guide worth the money?

Hiring a guide provides a number of benefits and many choose to book a fishing guide for a combination of experience, local knowledge, convenience, and cost-effectiveness.

Working with experienced fishing guides who know the best local spots and techniques can dramatically increase your odds of a great day. Having someone who is on the water every day and knows the area like the back of their hand is going to give you the best chances of success.

Booking a guide is also more cost effective, especially if you only get out a handful of times per year. When you consider all of the costs you would incur on your own such as the price of a boat, maintenance, insurance, gas, high-quality gear and tackle, repairs, and more, you’ll find that DIY is sometimes not worth the expense.

Even if you’ve got a great setup already in your home waters, booking a guide also provides a great opportunity to experience new techniques, new locations, or even a chance at a new target species to knock off the bucket list.

What month is best for blackfin tuna fishing in Destin?

The most popular season for blackfin tuna fishing in Destin is summer, and most anglers book their trips 11 days in advance.

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

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Destin, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Destin. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Destin.

What is blackfin tuna fishing in Destin all about?

Blackfin tuna is a highly sought-after species among anglers in Destin, offering thrilling fights and delicious table fare. These sleek and powerful fish are known for their speed and agility, making them a challenging target for anglers. Blackfin tuna can be found in offshore waters, often near underwater structures such as reefs, wrecks, and oil rigs, where they feed on baitfish and other prey species.

In Destin, blackfin tuna can be targeted throughout the year, but they are most commonly caught during the spring and fall months when they migrate closer to shore in search of food. During these seasons, anglers can often find blackfin tuna feeding near bait schools or under diving birds, making them easier to locate. Additionally, blackfin tuna may be found in deeper waters during the summer months, requiring anglers to venture farther offshore to target them.

Anglers in Destin employ a variety of techniques to catch blackfin tuna, including trolling, casting, and live bait fishing. Trolling with small lures, such as cedar plugs, feathers, or skirted baits, at varying depths and speeds can be effective in enticing blackfin tuna to strike. Casting poppers or jigs into feeding frenzies or around underwater structure can also yield success. Additionally, live bait fishing with small baitfish or squid can be productive, particularly when targeting larger blackfin tuna. Overall, blackfin tuna fishing in Destin offers anglers an exciting and rewarding experience, whether targeting these fish for sport or for their delectable meat.

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

In Destin, Florida, the blackfin tuna season is typically year-round, but the prime time for catching these prized fish tends to vary based on the migration patterns and water temperatures. Spring and fall are considered the peak seasons for blackfin tuna fishing in Destin. During these transitional periods, the water temperature begins to warm up or cool down, causing baitfish and other prey species to migrate, which in turn attracts blackfin tuna closer to the shore.

During the spring months, usually from March to May, blackfin tuna can be found in abundance offshore near underwater structures such as reefs, wrecks, and oil rigs. As the water temperatures rise and baitfish become more plentiful, blackfin tuna move closer to the coast, providing anglers with ample opportunities to target them. Similarly, in the fall, from September to November, blackfin tuna migrate back toward deeper waters as the water temperatures begin to drop, offering another prime fishing season for anglers in Destin.

While spring and fall are the peak seasons for blackfin tuna fishing in Destin, these fish can still be caught year-round, albeit in varying numbers and locations. During the summer months, blackfin tuna may move farther offshore into deeper waters, requiring anglers to venture out to target them. Conversely, during the winter months, blackfin tuna may be less abundant, but they can still be found in offshore waters for anglers willing to brave the cooler temperatures. Overall, the blackfin tuna season in Destin provides anglers with plenty of opportunities to experience the thrill of catching these fast and feisty fish.

What techniques are popular for catching blackfin tuna in Destin?

Fishing for blackfin tuna in Destin requires a combination of skill, knowledge, and patience. One effective technique for catching blackfin tuna is trolling with artificial lures or natural baits such as ballyhoo or small fish. Anglers typically use planers or downriggers to get their lures or baits down to the desired depth where blackfin tuna are feeding. When trolling, it's essential to vary the speed and depth of your presentation to find where the fish are biting.

Another popular technique for targeting blackfin tuna in Destin is live bait fishing. Anglers often use live pilchards, herring, or small mackerel as bait and fish them near offshore structures such as reefs, wrecks, or oil rigs where blackfin tuna congregate. This method requires precision casting and the ability to present the bait naturally to entice strikes. Using a light fluorocarbon leader and circle hooks can increase the chances of hooking into these elusive fish while live bait fishing.

Vertical jigging is also an effective method for catching blackfin tuna in Destin, especially when the fish are feeding deeper in the water column. Anglers use heavy metal jigs that resemble baitfish and drop them vertically through the water, mimicking the movement of fleeing prey. This technique requires a fast retrieval rate and quick reflexes to hook into the fast-swimming blackfin tuna. Additionally, using sonar or fish finders to locate schools of blackfin tuna can increase the chances of success when vertical jigging. Overall, combining these techniques with a good understanding of blackfin tuna behavior and habitat can lead to a rewarding fishing experience in Destin.

What other species are popular in Destin?

Destin, Florida, offers an abundance of fishing opportunities beyond just blackfin tuna. One highly sought-after species in the area is the red snapper, known for its delicious taste and challenging fight. Red snapper can be found around offshore reefs, wrecks, and artificial structures, making them accessible to anglers of all skill levels. Using live or cut bait, such as squid or cigar minnows, and fishing near the bottom is a common technique for targeting these prized fish.

Another popular species to catch in Destin is the amberjack, prized for its powerful fighting ability and impressive size. Amberjack are often found near deep-water wrecks and oil rigs, where they prey on smaller fish and crustaceans. Vertical jigging with heavy metal jigs or live bait fishing with large baits like live baitfish or squid are effective methods for targeting these hard-fighting fish. However, anglers should be mindful of regulations regarding catch limits and size restrictions when targeting amberjack.

Destin also offers excellent opportunities for catching grouper species such as gag grouper and red grouper. These bottom-dwelling fish inhabit rocky ledges, reefs, and other underwater structures in the area. Anglers often use live bait, such as pinfish or mullet, or large artificial lures to entice grouper strikes. Fishing with heavy tackle and keeping a tight line is essential when targeting grouper to prevent them from retreating back into their rocky hideouts. Overall, Destin provides anglers with a diverse range of species to target, ensuring that there's something for every angler to enjoy.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    What an amazing trip!!!! Great captain and deck hand!!! Caught a shark a bunch of snappers and other stuff!!!!

    Josh . with Kyle L. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Capt Brantley and Josh made the trip awesome. We tied into a pair of Wahoo on the trip out and ripped loads of fish while out Anyone and I mean anyone experience or not NEEDS to book and go out with these guys Thanks so much again See yall in the Fall

    Mark R. with Brantley G. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great time, caught a few keepers, and Chuck was awesome.

    Tonia E. with Lw B. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great day of snapper fishing. Captain put us on fish and Jason kept our lines in the water. Boat was comfortable with good AC.

    Stacy S. with Zachary W. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Excellent trip! The boys loved it as well as my dad! They haven't stopped talking about it!

    Jared D. with Kent P. of Niceville, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Excellent trip! You guys did a great job! Thanks for the memories that will last a lifetime!

    Jared D. with Kent P. of Niceville, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    5 star trip, Kyle was great. Danny was even better! Not a better deck hand on the gulf coast!

    Jerry M. with Kyle L. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Absolutely fantastic trip! Josh and Kurt took fantastic care of us, we caught plenty of fish, and locked into a really nice Amberjack!

    Jon S. with Brantley G. 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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    Kyle and Danny are great. Had a fun trip.

    Scott M. with Kyle L. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great trip and caught are limit of red snapper.

    Reid M. with Nick T. of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    I have been on many trip out of Destin, this was by far the best trip I have been. Trey and John are an awesome team and we caught very quality fish. I will be back.

    Michael B. with Trey W. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had a good time. Boated only 2 red snappers and a amber jack.📬(released thr amber jack it was out of season). Had some mystery strike the hit hard and took the leaders off. Would book with them again.

    James F. with Payton A. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great time. Capt.Jon kept us on the fish all day!!! We had a wonderful time would definitely book again!

    Richard M. with Jon R. of Shalimar, Florida

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