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Destin Nearshore Run

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trip description for Destin Offshore Grocery Run in Destin

Launch with Captain Bobby for a 4-5 hour adventure for some to take home some delicious fish and fill the freezer with some rod bending action. Captain Bobby's boat is one of the nicest and newest Center Consoles in the Destin fishing fleet equipped with a Sea Keeper for enhanced stability on your way out and while you're out there. This incredible device provides a gyroscope effect to eliminate the effect of the chop out on the ocean! This Sea Keeper will be put to good use for you too: After you get settled in and Captain Bobby will crank up his twin 300 Yamahas, you will motor out 40 min to an hour out to get to the fishing grounds. Once out there, Captain Bobby will help you hone in on one species. Everything will be provided for you aboard his boat, if you'd like to save some time you can buy your live bait on your way out from the dock for around 60$. This will give you some extra fishing time so you won't have to catch it while your out there. This is the perfect trip for getting dinner, a kids trip, or to do catch and release. Read More

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Destin Offshore Grocery Run

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31 ft 1 - 6 People From $900
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trip description for Destin Mixed Bag Trip in Destin

Join Captain Alex on the 25' Silver King for an exciting morning of fishing in Destin, FL! As a lifelong resident of Destin, Captain Alex has spent years fishing the waters of the area, and his expertise ensures that you'll have a great time on the water. Destin is known for its proximity to deep water, which means there are plenty of big fish to be caught! During the four-hour trip, Captain Alex will take you out to the nearshore depths, where you'll either troll or bottom fish to catch the biggest and tastiest fish. Likely catches while trolling include Spanish or King Mackerel, Wahoo, and Mahi, while bottom fishing can yield Grouper, Snapper, and Triggerfish. On the day of your trip, you'll meet Captain Alex at East Pass Marina, where the Silver King is docked and ready to go. The 25' boat is fully equipped with everything you'll need for your fishing adventure, so all you need to bring are your lunch, snacks, drinks, and sun protection. So come aboard the Silver King with Captain Alex, and get ready for an unforgettable fishing experience in Destin, FL! Read More

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Destin Mixed Bag Trip

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trip description for Summertime Deepsea - 53’ G&S in Destin

These trips are either 4, 5, or 6 hours. They are designed for the novice fisherman, families with young children and groups just pushed for time. With morning, midday and afternoon departures available, these trips are easy to fit into any hectic vacation schedule. But still allow for the chance to hook into some awsome fight fishing and delicious table fare! Everything that you need is provided on Captain Jason's charters, but feel free to bring some snacks and drinks if you'd like, and don't forget your sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses! Read More

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Summertime Deepsea - 53’ G&S

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53 ft 1 - 20 People From $1,800
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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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Deep Sea-Nearshore Gulf Experience

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32 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,040
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trip description for Half Day Trip - 53' G&S Custom in Destin

These trips are either 4, 5, or 6 hours. They are designed for the novice fisherman, families with young children and groups just pushed for time. With morning, midday and afternoon departures available, these trips are easy to fit into any hectic vacation schedule. But still allow for the chance to hook into some awsome fight fishing and delicious table fare! Everything that you need is provided on Captain Jason's charters, but feel free to bring some snacks and drinks if you'd like, and don't forget your sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses! Read More

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Half Day Trip - 53' G&S Custom

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Everything to Know About Booking a Destin cobia fishing charter

What are the best cobia fishing charters in Destin?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 66 cobia 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 4.96 out of 5 based on 2707 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 a Cobia charter include Fort Walton Beach, Shalimar and Niceville.

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

What types of cobia fishing charters are common in Destin?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for cobia 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 cobia fishing charters cost?

for cobia in Destin prices can range anywhere from about $1,017 to $8,122, but the average price for a half day trip for cobia in Destin is $1,991. The average price for a full day trip for cobia in Destin is $4,694.

What month is best for cobia fishing in Destin?

The most popular season for cobia fishing in Destin is summer, and most anglers book their trips 13 days in advance.

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

Cobia, also known as ling or lemonfish, are highly prized among anglers in Destin, Florida, for their impressive size, strength, and delicious flesh. These migratory fish can be found in the coastal waters of the Gulf of Mexico, particularly during their seasonal migrations along the Florida coast. Cobia are known for their distinct appearance, with a long, slender body and a dark brown coloration, often with white patches along the sides. Anglers in Destin have the opportunity to target cobia throughout the year, with peak seasons typically occurring in the spring and fall when these fish are most abundant.

One effective method for targeting cobia in Destin is sight fishing, particularly along the area's nearshore reefs, wrecks, and buoys where cobia often congregate. Anglers scan the surface of the water for signs of cobia, such as their distinctive dark shape or the presence of rays or other fish swimming near the surface. Once spotted, anglers cast live bait such as pinfish, mullet, or eels, or artificial lures like bucktail jigs or swimbaits, to entice cobia into striking. The thrill of sight fishing for cobia, combined with their powerful fights and impressive size, makes them a sought-after target for anglers in Destin.

Moreover, anglers can also target cobia using trolling techniques in the deeper offshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Trolling with large diving plugs, spoons, or squid-like lures allows anglers to cover a wide area while searching for cobia cruising near the surface or around underwater structures. Additionally, anglers may encounter cobia while bottom fishing for other species such as grouper or snapper, as cobia often inhabit the same reefs and wrecks. With their aggressive feeding behavior and willingness to take a variety of baits and lures, cobia provide anglers in Destin with an exciting and rewarding fishing experience.

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

In Destin, Florida, cobia seasons offer anglers exciting opportunities to target these prized fish throughout the year, with distinct peak periods when cobia are most abundant. Typically, the cobia season in Destin peaks during the spring months, from March to May, when these migratory fish begin their northward migration along the Florida coast. During this time, cobia can be found in nearshore waters, around reefs, wrecks, and buoys, as well as in deeper offshore areas. Anglers in Destin often encounter larger numbers of cobia during the spring season, making it an ideal time for targeting these powerful and prized fish.

Another peak cobia season in Destin occurs in the fall, from September to November, when cobia begin their southward migration along the coast. As water temperatures gradually cool, cobia move closer to shore, providing anglers with excellent opportunities for catching these migratory fish. During the fall season, cobia can be found in similar habitats as in the spring, including nearshore reefs, wrecks, and buoys, as well as along the beaches and inlets. Anglers in Destin can expect exciting action and the chance to hook into some trophy-sized cobia during the fall season.

While cobia can be caught in Destin throughout the year, the spring and fall seasons are considered the prime times for targeting these highly prized fish. During these peak seasons, anglers can utilize a variety of techniques such as sight fishing, trolling, and bottom fishing to increase their chances of success. Whether fishing from boats or from the shore, anglers in Destin can look forward to thrilling encounters with cobia during these peak seasons, adding excitement and adventure to their fishing experiences along Florida's Emerald Coast.

What techniques are popular for catching cobia in Destin?

In Destin, Florida, anglers have developed various effective fishing techniques to target cobia, offering thrilling opportunities to reel in these prized fish. One popular method is sight fishing, especially in the spring and fall when cobia are abundant along the coastal waters. Anglers scan the surface for cobia swimming near buoys, reefs, or even following large rays, and then cast live bait such as pinfish, mullet, or eels, or artificial lures like bucktail jigs or swimbaits to entice a strike. The visual aspect of sight fishing adds an exciting element to the experience, as anglers witness the cobia's powerful strikes and the ensuing battle.

Another productive technique for catching cobia in Destin is trolling, particularly in deeper offshore waters where cobia often roam. Anglers troll with large diving plugs, spoons, or squid-like lures behind the boat, covering a wide area in search of active fish. Trolling allows anglers to target cobia cruising near the surface or around underwater structures such as reefs or wrecks. By varying trolling speeds and depths, anglers can effectively mimic the movement of baitfish and increase their chances of attracting cobia to their lures.

Moreover, bottom fishing near reefs, wrecks, and other submerged structures is a reliable technique for targeting cobia in Destin. Anglers use live bait such as pinfish, mullet, or eels, or cut bait like squid or mackerel, and drop them to the bottom using Carolina rigs or weighted jig heads. Cobia are known to inhabit these areas in search of prey, making them susceptible to bottom fishing techniques. Anglers must be patient and attentive to their lines, as cobia strikes can be sudden and powerful, requiring quick reflexes to set the hook and successfully land the fish. Whether sight fishing, trolling, or bottom fishing, anglers in Destin have a range of techniques at their disposal for pursuing and catching these prized cobia.

What other species are popular in Destin?

Aside from cobia, Destin, Florida, offers anglers a diverse array of species to target, ensuring an exciting and varied fishing experience. One popular catch in these waters is the red snapper, prized for its firm flesh and delicious flavor. 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, anglers visiting Destin can also target species such as king mackerel and Spanish mackerel, which inhabit the nearshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico. King mackerel, known for their speed and aggressive strikes, provide anglers with fast-paced action offshore. Spanish mackerel, found in shallower waters, are popular targets for anglers fishing from piers, jetties, and beaches. Both species are known for their acrobatic leaps and powerful runs, offering anglers exciting battles on light tackle.

Furthermore, Destin is renowned for its abundance of grouper species, including gag grouper, red grouper, and black grouper. These bottom-dwelling predators are commonly found around reefs, wrecks, and underwater structures in the Gulf of Mexico. Anglers often use live bait such as squid, mullet, or pinfish, or artificial lures like jigs or diving plugs, to entice grouper into biting. With their impressive size and strength, grouper provide anglers with challenging fights and rewarding catches. Whether targeting red snapper, mackerel, grouper, or other species, anglers in Destin have numerous options for an unforgettable fishing adventure along Florida's Emerald Coast.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    Tons of fun, caught tons of fish!

    Jonah J. with Zachary W. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Amazing day! Captain Alex was great and worked hard to keep us catching fish! Definitely recommend Silver King charters! Hope to make it down summer fishing soon!

    Jessie W. with Alex H. of Destin, 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

  • ★★★★★
    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

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

    Scott M. with Kyle L. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Wonderful trip. Both Captain Zac and Jason were superb. Cant wait to join them next year.

    Joseph L. with Zachary W. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Harold and crew were great. His experience led us to where the fish were biting and we caught many. Dominic and Caden did a great job helping us on our first ever fishing trip

    Braxton C. with Harold S. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Harold and the boys were great! The day we had scheduled to go out, the weather was not good and Cap't was great about rescheduling for another day. He got us right on the fish! The first mates were fantastic. We had some small kids with us and they handled them wonderfully. We caught our fill of mackerel and snapper and even lost a bunch (our fault) and had a blast. Highly recommend this boat and crew!

    Scott H. with Harold S. of Destin, Florida

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