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Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Fort Walton Beach

Nighttime Bowfishing Adventure

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20 ft 1 - 6 People $

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Fort Walton Beach

Destin Bay Fishing

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24 ft 1 - 6 People $$

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Fort Walton Beach

Fishing The Florida Panhandle

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22 ft 1 - 4 People $$

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Fort Walton Beach

Gulf Fishing Fun - 22’ Cape Horn CC

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22 ft 1 - 6 People $$

Flats, Inshore, Jetty, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Fort Walton Beach

Gulf Fishing Adventure

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24 ft 1 - 6 People $$

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Fort Walton Beach

Emerald Coast Adventure

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33 ft 1 - 4 People $$$

Most Popular Types of Trips in Fort Walton Beach

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Take your kids out on the water and get them hooked on fishing on this trip with Captain Joey! He'll teach them how to fish in the calm waters of the Choctawhatchee Bay—both perfect places to learn how to cast and retrieve. This is a catch-and-release trip, so bring along a camera to capture some great memories! Captain Joey is experienced in CPR fishing – “Catch, Photo, Release”. This way, you’ll ensure you do minimal harm to the fish you catch, which will then be safely released back into its natural habitat. On this easygoing trip, the kiddos will be targeting Black Drum, Bluefish, Catfish, Sheepshead, and a few other species as well. Captain Joey primarily uses live bait, but is happy to use artificials as well. The species you'll target are perfect for beginners and will provide a captivating fishing experience for kids! From the first-time angler to the skilled professional, Captain Joey will do his best to keep you on the fish and put a smile on your face. Don't forget to bring your favorite snacks, drinks, and a tip for your guide. All the fishing equipment for your group is provided by the Captain, along with fishing licenses for all occupants of the boat. Book your trip and Captain Joey will take care of the rest! Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Fort Walton Beach

Kid's Fishing Adventure

100% (1)
20 ft 1 - 6 People $

Head out with Captain Cory for fishing at its best, Destin is known as "The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village"! You will be fishing on a 26' Crevalle Open, powered by a 350 4-stroke Mercury outboard. This vessel also features state of the art electronics. You never know what you’ll catch in the Gulf of Mexico! King Mackerel, Red Snapper, Cobia, Amberjack, Grouper, Tuna sharks and more. Captain Cory will guide everyone, from the most experienced anglers to family trips. Don’t forget to bring the kids! Cory also provides licenses, bait, tackle, water, and ice. Things that you want to bring include towels, camera, hat, sunglasses, sunblock, snacks, drinks, a small cooler, and your favorite music playlist! Read More

Inshore, Jetty, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Fort Walton Beach

FWB Quick Run

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26 ft 1 - 5 People $$

Get out on the waters of the Choctawhatchee Bay and shoot some fish on this trip with Captain Joey! This daytime bowfishing trip is typically action-packed, and it's a perfect opportunity to go after fish in a way that most fishermen have never tried. On this trip, you'll be bowfishing the Choctawhatchee Bay and the inshore water surrounding Destin, FL. It's a perfect area for shooting Spadefish, Shark, Sheepshead, Black Drum, Mullet, and Rays! Captain Joey's 20' Carolina Skiff is an ideal boat for this water and this type of fishing. She had a full renovation in 2017, and now features a raised platform for spotting fish, plus a new Suzuki 115 HP 4-stroke engine to put you on the fish fast. She also has a powerful electronic trolling motor for quiet, efficient movement in shallow water. Captain Joey will provide everything you need for your trip, including all the bowfishing gear. Just remember proper clothing, sun protection, a pair of polarized sunglasses to spot fish, and a cooler for your catch. Bring your A-game and get ready to whack some fish! Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Fort Walton Beach

Daytime Bowfishing Trip

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20 ft 1 - 6 People $

Get your young ones into fishing with this beginner-level trip! The calm waters of Choctawhatchee Bay and exciting nearshore waters off the coast of Destin are perfect spots to learn the basics of fishing. Captain Jordan will show your kids everything they need to know to get started with that first cast as they target Sheepshead, Mangrove Snapper, Red Snapper, Vermillion Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, and Speckled Trout. Classic light tackle is all that's needed to target these fish, and Captain Jordan will get them set with the best bait to put one on the line! This trip takes place aboard a 22' Cape Horn center console that can fit up to 6 people. Powered by a 225 HP Honda engine, this vessel will safely get your little ones to where the fish are biting! On board is a GPS, Fishfinder, a Live Bait Well, a Wireless Trolling Motor, and an Ice Box to store any keepers. Captain Jordan will happily clean any meal-worthy fish free of charge. Captain Jordan will provide all rods, reels, tackle and live bait. We recommend your kids bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and any food, drinks or motion sickness aid they might need. Book your trip today and show your kids the awesome sport of fishing! Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Fort Walton Beach

2 Hour Kids Trip - 22’ Cape Horn

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22 ft 1 - 4 People $

Hop on board with Captain Philip and experience an action-packed day of fishing outside of Fort Walton Beach! A professional angler with a wealth of local knowledge, Captain Philip is more than familiar with the most productive fishing grounds in the area. On these 6 hour adventures, you can expect to target Amberjack, Cobia, Grouper, Kingfish, Snapper (Red and Vermilion), Sharks, and Triggerfish. You’ll be fishing aboard Captain Phil's 33-foot Grady White equipped with twin Yamaha 300's. This baby has plenty of comfortable seating, and plenty SunShades toward the Bow and Stern perfect for those really hot summer days out on the Gulf. Captain Phil will provide all rods, reels, tackle, lures, and live bait. He will also clean and fillet your fish at the end of each trip. All you need to bring is food and drinks for the day (Capt. Phil will provide bottled water), a hat, sunscreen, a good pair of sunglasses, and some good company! **Note**: Children are more than welcome on board, although please let Captain Phil know how many you are bringing and how old. He does not recommend bringing children under 5. Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Fort Walton Beach

Grocery Run - 1/2 Day Trip

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33 ft 1 - 4 People $$

Now operating with Federal Permits for the Gulf of Mexico. Hop on board with Captain Philip and experience an action-packed day of fishing outside of Fort Walton Beach! A professional angler with a wealth of local knowledge, Captain Philip is more than familiar with the most productive fishing grounds in the area. On these 4-hour adventures, you can expect to target Amberjack, Grouper, Kingfish, Vermillion Snapper, Sharks, Triggerfish, or even try for Red Snapper when in season. You’ll be fishing aboard Captain Philip's 33-foot Grady White equipped with twin Yamaha 300's. This baby has plenty of comfortable seating, and plenty SunShades toward the Bow and Stern perfect for those really hot summer days out on the Gulf. Captain Philip will provide all rods, reels, tackle, lures, and live bait. He will also clean and fillet your fish at the end of each trip. All you need to bring is food and drinks for the day (Capt. Philip will provide bottled water), a hat, sunscreen, a good pair of sunglasses, and some good company! **Note**: Children are more than welcome on board, although please let Captain Philip know how many you are bringing and how old. He does not recommend bringing children under 5. Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Fort Walton Beach

Gulf Waters Quick Trip

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33 ft 1 - 4 People $$
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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Charter in Fort Walton Beach

What are the best fishing charters in Fort Walton Beach?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 190 trips in Fort Walton Beach, and the most popular trips in the area are Nighttime Bowfishing Adventure guided by Joey, Destin Bay Fishing guided by Joey, and Fishing the Florida Panhandle guided by Jordan.

Our guides in Fort Walton Beach are rated a 4.91 out of 5 based on 2526 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 charter include Destin, Santa Rosa Beach and Niceville.

Looking for kid friendly charters / fishing lessons in Fort Walton Beach? Check out our beginner and family friendly charters in Fort Walton Beach.

What types of fishing charters are common in Fort Walton Beach?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular in Fort Walton Beach as well as nearshore fishing, inshore fishing, and flats fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Fort Walton Beach are: 1. red snapper, 2. kingfish, 3. spanish mackerel, and 4. gag grouper.

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

How much do Fort Walton Beach fishing charters cost?

in Fort Walton Beach prices can range anywhere from an affordable $150 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day trip in Fort Walton Beach is $1,444. The average price for a full day trip in Fort Walton Beach is $3,780.

What month is best for fishing in Fort Walton Beach?

The most popular season for fishing in Fort Walton Beach is summer, and most anglers book their trips 15 days in advance.

Do I need a Fort Walton Beach fishing license and what are the bag limits in Fort Walton Beach?

If you’re thinking about a saltwater trip, you’re in luck! Our saltwater fishing tours in Fort Walton Beach don’t require you to purchase a fishing license – your group is covered by your boat’s captain. For freshwater trips, you’ll still need to purchase a license. See here for more information on fishing licenses, bag limits, and fishing season regulations in Fort Walton Beach. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations.

Popular Types of Fishing In Fort Walton Beach

Fort Walton Beach fishing charters offer a variety of options for anglers of all levels. The most common types of fishing charters in Fort Walton Beach include inshore, offshore, and deep-sea fishing.

Inshore fishing charters are perfect for those who want to stay close to the shore and catch fish like redfish, trout, and flounder. Offshore fishing charters take you further out to sea and target species like snapper, grouper, and amberjack.

For the ultimate fishing adventure, deep-sea fishing charters are the way to go. These charters take you miles offshore to catch big game fish like marlin, sailfish, and tuna.

Some popular landmarks that Fort Walton Beach fishing charters visit include the Gulf of Mexico and Choctawhatchee Bay.

No matter which type of Fort Walton Beach fishing charter you choose, you're sure to have an unforgettable experience and catch some of the most sought-after fish in the area.

The Best Places To Fish In Fort Walton Beach

Fort Walton Beach, Florida is a prime destination for fishing enthusiasts. With its crystal-clear waters and diverse marine life, there are plenty of great spots to cast a line. Here are some of the best places to fish in Fort Walton Beach, whether you're looking to go on a fishing charter or just fish from the shore:

1. Okaloosa Island Pier - This popular fishing spot offers easy access to a variety of fish, including redfish, pompano, and Spanish mackerel.

2. Choctawhatchee Bay - This bay is home to a variety of fish, including speckled trout, redfish, and flounder. Fishing charters are available for those who want to explore the bay's deeper waters.

3. Gulf of Mexico - The Gulf of Mexico is a prime spot for deep sea fishing, with opportunities to catch grouper, snapper, and tuna. Fishing charters are available for those who want to venture out into the open waters.

4. Destin Harbor - This bustling harbor is home to a variety of fish, including redfish, snapper, and cobia. Fishing charters are available for those who want to explore the harbor's many fishing hotspots.

5. Navarre Beach Fishing Pier - This pier offers easy access to a variety of fish, including Spanish mackerel, king mackerel, and redfish. Fishing charters are available for those who want to venture out into deeper waters.

No matter where you choose to fish in Fort Walton Beach, you're sure to have a great time. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner, there's something for everyone in this beautiful coastal town.

Other Things To Do In Fort Walton Beach

While Fort Walton Beach fishing charters are a popular attraction, there are plenty of other things to do in this vibrant city. Take a stroll down the Okaloosa Island Boardwalk, where you can enjoy live music, delicious food, and stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico. For a fun family outing, head to Wild Willy's Adventure Zone, where you can play mini-golf, ride go-karts, and even try your hand at laser tag. If you're looking for a more relaxing activity, visit the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, where you can see dolphins, sea lions, and other marine life up close. And of course, no trip to Fort Walton Beach is complete without a visit to the stunning white sand beaches, like Okaloosa Island Beach or Henderson Beach State Park.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    We were set up to go out with Joey, but there was a last minute change to Captain Taylor. He was a very knowledgeable and patient guide and was great with the kids. Weather was cool and cloudy to start, but he eventually put us on some fish and was a great family experience. It was a catch and release trip which was slightly disappointing but hey, still had a blast. Would definitely book again, hope to return for an offshore experience soon!! Thank you Captain Taylor!!!

    Matthew L. with Joey S. of Fort Walton Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Joey did a great job helping us have a good time on our night bowfishing trip! Although we weren’t the best shots he continued to encourage and provide guidance until it finally paid off 😊. Definitely a highlight of our vacation!!!

    Valerie S. with Joey S. of Fort Walton Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great guide, put us on a lot of fish!

    Jr E. with Joey S. of Fort Walton Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had an outstanding time! Capt. Joey was very down to Earth, knowledgeable, and professional in his role. One of the best outdoor trips I have had!

    Brett P. with Joey S. of Fort Walton Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    5 star for captain experiences . Captain Jayson put my son and I on fish. We caught supper and had a local restaurant in Destin prepare our fish bounty. Highly recommend!

    Chris R. with Jordan S. of Fort Walton Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip! Captail Philip has a super clean boat. Great job on coaching how to fish. Loved the boats layout. Big enough to ride comfortably at high speed. We'll definitely book again.

    Greg S. with Philip R. of Fort Walton Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    First and far most this was my first time going deep sea fishing.Captain Phil and Denise made it so easy for me and the fellas he was very patient and well knowledgeable with the fish and the area were in . We had a blast everything was great the company and the music. Thank you Captain Phil we will be doing another trip in the future

    Josiah R. with Philip R. of Fort Walton Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had an absolute blast on our trip. The captain is a retired sergeant major and offers discounts for active and reserve military. If you want to have a great day on the water and catch some fish then Captain Phillip is your guy. 10/10 would recommend.

    Jonathon T. with Philip R. of Fort Walton Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had a blast, dealt with little weather, Capt Phil made sure we got some fish. Perfect size boat for open water. He had everything ready for us when we got to the dock.

    Shannon B. with Philip R. of Fort Walton Beach, Florida

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