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Destin Deep Sea Adventure

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53 ft 1 - 24 People From $1,800
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trip description for Relaxing Offshore Special in Destin

Spend the perfect amount of time out on the water on this 6 hour trip with Captain Zach aboard a spacious and luxurious 42 ft sportfish! These 6-hour trips are usually combination trips: Captain Zach will spend some time bottom fishing for red snapper, triggerfish, and other assorted reef fish, and spend the 2nd half of your trip trolling for king mackerel, Spanish mackerel, wahoo, and other assorted pelagic fish Captain Zach and his crew strive to make sure that every passenger gets more than enough personal attention and assistance for an enjoyable saltwater fishing experience for the whole family including the kids. All bait, tackle, ice, license and permits rods and reels. As a general rule, Captain Zach will stop on your way out and catch live bait almost every day, if you decide you do not want to spend the time to catch bait there is a live bait boat that offers fresh live bait (when available) (not included in the base price of trips) There will be a professional mate working with you on the back deck throughout the day, helping you with knot tying, de-hooking, and icing the fish as they are caught.  Once back to the docks your mate will hang your fish for photos, then clean, bag, and ice your fish. Read More

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Relaxing Offshore Special

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42 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,800
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trip description for Half Day Adventure 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. Good Bottom Fishing for, Red Snapper, Vermillion Snappers, Mangrove Snappers, Lane Snappers, White Snappers, Triggerfish, Groupers, and Amberjack to keep if in season. Tolling for Pelagic Species such, as King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Blackfin Tuna, 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 1 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

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Half Day Adventure

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52 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,625
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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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25 ft 1 - 6 People From $900
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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 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 triggerfish fishing charter

What are the best triggerfish fishing charters in Destin?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 65 triggerfish trips in Destin, and the most popular trips in the area are Half Day Trip - 44' Custom guided by Harold, Destin Trolling and Bottom Fishing guided by Tyler, and Destin Deep Sea Adventure guided by Cliff.

Our guides in Destin are rated a 4.92 out of 5 based on 2698 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 Triggerfish charter include Fort Walton Beach, Shalimar and Niceville.

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

What types of triggerfish fishing charters are common in Destin?

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

for triggerfish in Destin prices can range anywhere from about $1,000 to $6,727, but the average price for a half day trip for triggerfish in Destin is $1,934. The average price for a full day trip for triggerfish in Destin is $4,102.

What month is best for triggerfish fishing in Destin?

The most popular season for triggerfish fishing in Destin is summer, and most anglers book their trips 24 days in advance.

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

Triggerfish are a popular target among anglers in Destin, known for their delicious flesh and challenging fights. These fish are named for their unique dorsal fin, which can be raised and locked into place like a trigger. Found in rocky areas, wrecks, and artificial reefs along the Gulf Coast, triggerfish are known for their habit of darting into holes and crevices when hooked, making them a fun and rewarding catch for skilled fishermen.

Triggerfish season in Destin typically runs from spring to early fall, with peak fishing opportunities occurring during the warmer months. During this time, triggerfish move into shallower waters to spawn and feed, making them more accessible to anglers. However, it's important to check local regulations and guidelines as triggerfish seasons and bag limits can vary from year to year, and there may be specific size restrictions in place to ensure sustainable fishing practices.

When targeting triggerfish in Destin, anglers often use bottom fishing techniques with light tackle and small hooks baited with squid, shrimp, or cut bait. Since triggerfish have strong teeth and can be skilled at stealing bait, anglers may need to experiment with different presentations and bait sizes to entice strikes. Patience and persistence are key when fishing for triggerfish, as they can be selective feeders and may require some finesse to hook successfully.

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

Triggerfish seasons in Destin typically coincide with their spawning and feeding patterns, which are influenced by water temperature and environmental conditions. These seasons generally run from late spring to early fall, with the warmer months offering the best opportunities for catching triggerfish. During this time, triggerfish are more active and abundant in the shallower waters along the Gulf Coast, making them more accessible to anglers.

The specific dates for triggerfish seasons in Destin can vary from year to year and are often regulated by local authorities to ensure sustainable fishing practices. Anglers should consult with local fishing regulations and guidelines to determine the exact dates of the season, as well as any size or bag limits that may apply. By adhering to these regulations, anglers can help preserve triggerfish populations and ensure continued fishing opportunities in the future.

In addition to seasonal regulations, triggerfish seasons in Destin may also be influenced by weather patterns, such as storms or hurricanes, which can impact fishing conditions and accessibility to fishing grounds. Anglers should stay informed about weather forecasts and plan their fishing trips accordingly to maximize their chances of success. Despite these factors, triggerfish seasons in Destin offer plenty of opportunities for anglers to enjoy this challenging and rewarding species throughout the year.

What techniques are popular for catching triggerfish in Destin?

Fishing for triggerfish in Destin requires specific techniques tailored to their behavior and habitat preferences. One effective method is bottom fishing, as triggerfish are typically found near rocky outcrops, reefs, and other structures on the ocean floor. Using heavy tackle and a sturdy rod, anglers can drop their baited hooks to the bottom and wait for triggerfish to take the bait. Triggerfish are known for their sharp teeth and strong jaws, so using a strong leader and setting the hook firmly is essential to prevent them from escaping back into the reef.

Another popular technique for catching triggerfish in Destin is drift fishing. Anglers can drift along known triggerfish hotspots while keeping their bait close to the bottom. This method allows anglers to cover a larger area and locate schools of triggerfish that may be moving around the reef. Using live or cut bait such as squid, shrimp, or small fish can attract triggerfish and entice them to strike.

When targeting triggerfish in Destin, it's essential to use the right bait and presentation to attract their attention. Triggerfish are opportunistic feeders and will often go after a variety of baits, including live and cut bait, as well as artificial lures. Anglers may find success using small jigs, soft plastic lures, or even small pieces of shrimp or squid. Experimenting with different baits and presentations can help anglers find what triggers the most bites from these elusive fish.

What other species are popular in Destin?

In addition to triggerfish, Destin offers anglers a diverse array of species to target, making it a prime destination for fishing enthusiasts. One popular catch is the red snapper, known for its delicious taste and abundance in the waters around Destin. Red snapper fishing season typically opens in the summer months, providing ample opportunities for anglers to reel in these prized fish. Whether fishing near artificial reefs, wrecks, or natural ledges, anglers can use a variety of techniques such as bottom fishing or trolling to target red snapper effectively.

Another sought-after species in Destin is the grouper, including species like black grouper, scamp grouper, and snowy grouper. These bottom-dwelling fish are known for their size and strength, putting up a thrilling fight for anglers. Grouper can be found near offshore structures such as reefs, wrecks, and rock formations, making them a popular target for both recreational and commercial fishermen. Using live bait or large jigs near the bottom is often the most effective technique for enticing these powerful predators.

For anglers looking for a challenge, pelagic species like king mackerel and mahi-mahi can provide an exhilarating fishing experience in the waters off Destin. King mackerel, also known as kingfish, are fast-swimming predators that often roam near the surface in search of baitfish. Trolling with live bait or artificial lures is a common technique for targeting king mackerel, and anglers can also find success by fishing around bait pods or near underwater structures. Mahi-mahi, on the other hand, prefer warmer waters and are often found offshore in the Gulf Stream. Anglers can target mahi-mahi by trolling with rigged ballyhoo, squid, or artificial lures, and they are known for their acrobatic leaps and colorful appearance, making them a prized catch for sport fishermen.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    A group of 6 went with Zach into the Gulf. We had a great time catching snapper. There was some weather that morning and Zach was very proactive in arranging a slight departure delay to let the weather pass. Zach was dedicated to keeping us on fish. Access to the boat and dock was super easy. I would go back!

    Dale T. with Zach S. of Gulf Breeze, 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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    We had a blast fishing with Zack and Matty!! They were great host and Matty went above and beyond to help out us newbies. We will certainly be booking with them again in the future!!

    Douglas J. with Zach S. of Gulf Breeze, 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. We had lots of fun and caught a bunch of fish. Captain Travis was very helpful and made our experience a great one!

    Elmer M. with Travis T. of Gulf Breeze, 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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