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Spring Offshore Special

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42 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

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Overnighter Under The Stars

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42 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

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Rodeo Fishing Special Trip

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42 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Destin

All Day Deep Sea Fishing

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53 ft 1 - 24 People $$$

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Destin Fishing Fun

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42 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Destin

Offshore Marlin Special

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42 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

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If you’re a hardcore fisherman who wants to check monster Pelagic’s off there bucket list and want to have an absolute meat haul of an experience, you may enjoy one of our overnight excursions. Large Swords and other Pelagic species such as Tuna are known to feed more aggressively at night! So join us on a trip of a lifetime! Read More

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Badass Overnight Bluewater

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34 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

If catching a Broadbill Swordfish “Xiphias-Gladius” is on your Bucket-List, then this is the trip for you! Fish with top-of-the-line gear and electronics in depths from 1000-1800 ft of water. Swordfish is not only a catch of a lifetime it’s one of the best tasting fish as well, they are the strongest and most meanest fish in ocean. Sword-fishing is not your typical fishing and it’s not for everyone. It requires persistence, patience and dedication. We also target, Grouper, Tilefish, Barrelfish and Snapper. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Fort Walton Beach

Bad-to-the-Bone Full Day Trip

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34 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

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 $$$

If you’ve never caught a Marlin before, today is the day to check it off your bucket list! This trip is for the more experienced anglers who enjoy the thrill of catching those trophy-sized billfish, and there's no better guide to lead you on this excursion than Captain Matthew! You’ll travel between 40-65 miles off the Florida coast in search of Blue Marlin and White Marlin as well as Sailfish. You might also get bites from Wahoo and Dorado (Mahi Mahi) along the way. For these trips, Captain Matthew uses a 42 ft Buddy Davis sportfishing boat. It has ample space for your group (6 anglers max) to have a five-star fishing experience. The boat cruises a hair under 30 knots thanks to her Twin Cummins QSM-11 engines which kick out well over a combined 1,200 HP. The list of features aboard this beauty can be fairly summed up as “everything.” Inside, you will find a full head (restroom), galley (lounge), and cabins with bunk beds, all blissfully air-conditioned. Up on deck, you have outriggers, downriggers, tuna tubes, live wells, a fighting chair, and all the rods, reels, and tackle you’ll need to have a productive day on the water. Captain Matthew will provide all bait and fishing licenses as well. Get ready for a monster day on the water with Captain Matthew! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Destin

Offshore Marlin Special

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42 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

Join Captain Matthew on an action-packed outdoor adventure in Destin, Florida! Captain Matthew will help you catch Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Dorado (Mahi Mahi), and even Yellowfin Tuna as you travel 35-55 miles offshore. You can also fish deep reefs for Scamp Grouper, Red Snapper and Vermilion Snapper (depending on the season), and Amberjack. For these trips, Captain Matthew uses a 42 ft Buddy Davis sportfishing boat. It has ample space for your group (6 anglers max) to have a five-star fishing experience. The boat cruises a hair under 30 knots thanks to her Twin Cummins QSM-11 engines which kick out well over a combined 1,200 HP. The list of features aboard this beauty can be fairly summed up as “everything.” Inside, you will find a full head (restroom), galley (lounge), and cabins with bunk beds, all blissfully air-conditioned. Up on deck, you have outriggers, downriggers, tuna tubes, live wells, a fighting chair, and all the rods, reels, and tackle you’ll need to have a productive day on the water. Captain Matthew will provide all bait and fishing licenses as well. Bring food and drinks for the day as well as a cooler to take home your day’s catch. Get ready for a monster day on the water with Captain Matthew! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Destin

Destin Fishing Fun

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42 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

Climb aboard with Captain Trey for an exciting day of offshore fishing only a short run off the coast of Destin, FL! The blue waters off of Destin are a great place to chase some of the beautiful gamefish that Florida and the Gulf of Mexico are known for. On this all-day deep-sea fishing trip, Captain Trey will typically either bottom fish for species like Snapper, Grouper, Tilefish, Jacks, or Shark, or troll for species like Wahoo, Kingfish, Mahi, Tuna, and Marlin. The best part about these longer all-day trips is you'll have time to try it all! Just let Captain Trey know what you want to catch and he'll get you the best setup and some expert tips. Everything you reel in is yours if you want to keep it (and it's in season), and Captain Trey will happily clean any keepers. You'll be fishing aboard a luxurious 53’ G&S sportfish that can up to 15 anglers. Powered by twin Cummins engines combining for a whopping 1340 HP, she'll get you to the prime offshore spots in a hurry! This well-equipped vessel comes with all the necessities including GPS, the latest sonar and fishfinding technology, a Live Bait Well, an Ice Box to store your catches, and a Fighting Chair. It also boasts comfortable amenities such as Air Conditioning, a Multimedia System, a Microwave, and a comfortable head on board as well. Captain Trey will provide all rods, reels, tackle, and fishing licenses. All you need to bring is sunglasses, sunscreen, and any snacks or drinks you might need. Join Captain Trey for an offshore excursion like you've never seen! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Destin

All Day Deep Sea Fishing

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53 ft 1 - 24 People $$$
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Everything to Know About Booking a Destin tilefish fishing charter

What are the best tilefish fishing charters in Destin?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 9 tilefish trips in Destin, and the most popular trips in the area are Spring Offshore Special guided by Matthew, Overnighter Under the Stars guided by Matthew, and Rodeo Fishing Special Trip guided by Matthew.

Our guides in Destin are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 2513 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

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Another popular city nearby for booking a Tilefish charter is Fort Walton Beach.

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What types of tilefish fishing charters are common in Destin?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for tilefish in Destin.

The most common fishing techniques in Destin are trolling, heavy tackle fishing, and bottom fishing but jigging and deep dropping are popular as well.

How much do Destin tilefish fishing charters cost?

for tilefish in Destin prices can range anywhere from an affordable $2,280 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a full day trip for tilefish in Destin is $6,625.

What month is best for tilefish fishing in Destin?

The most popular season for tilefish fishing in Destin is summer, and most anglers book their trips 32 days in advance.

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

Tilefish, with their distinctive appearance and delectable flesh, are a prized catch among anglers fishing the waters around Destin, Florida. These deep-water dwellers inhabit the sandy bottoms and rocky ledges of the continental shelf, where they feed on a diet of crustaceans, mollusks, and small fish. Tilefish are known for their firm, white flesh and mild flavor, making them a sought-after target for both recreational and commercial fishermen in Destin.

Fishing for tilefish in Destin typically requires venturing into deeper offshore waters, where these bottom-dwelling fish make their home. Anglers often target tilefish using specialized bottom fishing rigs equipped with heavy sinkers and multiple hooks baited with squid, cut bait, or other natural offerings. Fishing in depths ranging from several hundred to over a thousand feet, anglers patiently wait for the telltale bite of a tilefish as they hover near the ocean floor, often employing electric reels to help handle the deep-water conditions.

Tilefish can be caught year-round in the waters off Destin, with peak seasons varying depending on factors such as water temperature and migration patterns. While tilefish may not receive as much attention as other popular species in the area, they provide anglers with a unique and rewarding fishing experience. Whether seeking a delicious meal or simply enjoying the thrill of battling these deep-water denizens, targeting tilefish in the waters around Destin offers anglers a memorable angling adventure in one of Florida's premier fishing destinations.

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

Tilefish seasons in Destin, Florida, fluctuate throughout the year, influenced by factors such as water temperature, spawning behavior, and migratory patterns. While tilefish can be found in the waters off Destin year-round, certain times of the year offer more favorable conditions for targeting these deep-water dwellers. Spring and summer are typically regarded as prime seasons for tilefish fishing in Destin, as warmer water temperatures stimulate increased activity and prompt these fish to move into shallower depths.

During the spring months, tilefish migrate closer to the continental shelf, making them more accessible to anglers fishing from both private and charter vessels. As the waters around Destin come alive with activity, anglers can expect to encounter tilefish prowling the sandy bottoms and rocky ledges where they feed. The summer months continue to offer excellent fishing opportunities for tilefish, with anglers targeting known hotspots and employing specialized techniques to entice strikes from these sought-after bottom-dwelling fish.

While spring and summer are considered peak seasons for tilefish fishing in Destin, these impressive fish can be caught year-round with proper tactics and perseverance. Fall and winter months may see a decrease in tilefish activity as water temperatures cool, but dedicated anglers can still find success by targeting deeper offshore waters where tilefish may seek refuge. Regardless of the season, tilefish fishing in Destin promises a unique and rewarding angling experience, with the opportunity to reel in delicious and prized catches from the depths of the Gulf of Mexico.

What techniques are popular for catching tilefish in Destin?

Fishing for tilefish in Destin, Florida, demands specialized techniques tailored to the deep-water habitats where these prized fish reside. Anglers often venture into offshore waters, ranging from several hundred to over a thousand feet deep, to target tilefish. One common technique used by anglers is bottom fishing, where heavy rigs equipped with multiple hooks are baited with squid, cut bait, or other natural offerings and dropped to the ocean floor. Patience is key as anglers wait for the subtle bites indicative of tilefish lurking near the sandy bottoms and rocky ledges of the continental shelf.

Electric reels are frequently employed to handle the depths and mitigate the physical strain of fishing in such deep waters. These reels assist anglers in retrieving their lines from the ocean floor, making the process more efficient and manageable. Anglers must remain vigilant, as tilefish are known to inhabit specific areas on the ocean floor, and detecting their presence often requires keen observation and experience.

In addition to bottom fishing, vertical jigging is another effective technique used to target tilefish in Destin. Anglers drop heavy jigs to the bottom and jig them up and down to mimic the movement of prey, enticing strikes from tilefish. This method requires precision and finesse, as anglers must carefully control the movement of their jigs to entice bites. Regardless of the technique employed, mastering the art of tilefish fishing in Destin offers anglers a challenging yet rewarding angling experience in one of Florida's premier fishing destinations.

What other species are popular in Destin?

While tilefish offer an exciting angling challenge in the waters around Destin, Florida, there's a diverse array of other species waiting to be caught by eager anglers. One popular target is the red snapper, known for its vibrant coloration, delicious flesh, and fierce fighting spirit. Found inhabiting reefs, wrecks, and underwater structures, red snapper provide anglers with thrilling battles and the chance to reel in impressive catches. With a season typically running from June to August, anglers in Destin have ample opportunities to target these prized fish.

Another sought-after species in Destin is the mighty king mackerel. These fast-swimming predators patrol the nearshore and offshore waters, particularly during their spring and fall migrations. Anglers targeting king mackerel can expect blistering runs and acrobatic leaps when hooked, providing thrilling battles and the chance to land trophy-sized specimens. Trolling with live bait or artificial lures is a common technique used to target king mackerel, with anglers often encountering these impressive fish while fishing for other species such as false albacore or Spanish mackerel.

In addition to red snapper and king mackerel, Destin offers excellent opportunities to target a variety of other species, including grouper, amberjack, mahi-mahi, and more. Whether fishing inshore, nearshore, or offshore, anglers can expect to encounter a diverse array of fish species in Destin's productive fishing grounds. With its warm waters, abundant marine life, and scenic coastline, Destin remains a premier destination for anglers seeking adventure and excitement on the water.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    Great time fishing with Kyle and Danny! Both were fabulous in making sure we caught plenty of fish and that the kids (and adults) had a lot of fun. Highly recommend.

    Adam T. with Kyle L. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Joshua was great! We had several young people fishing, and he was very patient with and attentive to them. We caught redfish, speckled trout, and Spanish mackerel and had a great time. Highly recommend him!

    Thomas R. with Joshua C. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Judah and his crew were amazing. We slaughtered 60 red snapper in 4 hours. We also reeled in 2 sandbar sharks. Judah was steering excellently and the crew worked their tails off to make sure we could immediately recast after reeling in a catch. The custom boat was also a great touch with a nice rearfacing bench for resting from catching so many fish. Definitely book these folks

    Samuel E. with Judah B. 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

  • ★★★★★
    Highly Recommend!! Great experience for us with Captain and Mate Danny. They got us on fish the whole trip and there was never a time when one of our group wasn’t yelling fish on and sometimes with multiple fish on. Mate Danny was a legit machine preparing the rugs, removing fish and baiting hooks. Our fishing group of 3 was able to have a great Fish Taco Tuesday with our house group of 16 with all the fillets that they prepared for us. A fantastic experience for my teenage boys and myself. This crew left an everlasting experience with our family. And the fish tacos I prepared were almost as close to legendary as the fishing trip. FISH ON!

    Greg M. with Kyle L. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great Trip! Weather was great and caught some fish

    Brian S. with David P. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had an awesome fishing trip with Captain Richie and Mikey! It was our first deep sea fishing experience and one to remember!

    Molly P. with Richie R. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    My buddy and I had an awesome time! Captain Alex is a super great dude. He put us on some great fish and we limited out. Definitely going to be coming back to him next time we’re in Destin. One of the best charter experiences I’ve had.

    Cole S. with Alex S. 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

  • ★★★★★
    I had an amazing experience kayak fishing! 10/10 recommend! Great fishing option for one person. My guide Brett was knowledgeable and fun! I’ll be booking again!

    Jennifer G. with David P. 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

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip. Tyler and Mickey are fun!! Thanks for a great day!!!

    Michelle T. with Tyler B. 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

  • ★★★★★
    It was a very good trip. The guide was very knowledgeable and very helpful.

    Robert M. with David P. 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

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Taylor and his first mate (Shaun )did an excellent job with fishing today. I would highly recommend them for anybody that wants to have a good time and catch fish. 👍👍

    Steve B. with Tyler B. of Destin, Florida

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