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Destin Gulf Fishing

100% (8) 1 - 6 People 4 - 8 Hours From $700

Pricing Matrix

8 Hours 6 Hours 4 Hours
6 People
$1,500.00
$1,150.00
$800.00
5 People
$1,400.00
$1,050.00
$700.00
4 People
$1,400.00
$1,050.00
$700.00
3 People
$1,400.00
$1,050.00
$700.00
2 People
$1,400.00
$1,050.00
$700.00
1 Person
$1,400.00
$1,050.00
$700.00
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About Your Trip

Water Type

Inshore, Nearshore, Jetty

Skill Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Weather

You won’t lose your deposit if the trip is canceled due to weather

Join Captain Seth on this picture-perfect fishing adventure in the calm waters of Choctawhatchee Bay and the nearshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Whatever you want to catch, Captain Seth can put you on it, whether that means targeting Redfish and Speckled Trout with light spinning tackle over grass flats and oyster bars, or hunting Snappers and Groupers around docks, bridges, jetties, and the nearshore reefs. Depending on the time of year, you can...

About Your Trip

Join Captain Seth on this picture-perfect fishing adventure in the calm waters of Choctawhatchee Bay and the nearshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Whatever you want to catch, Captain Seth can put you on it, whether that means targeting Redfish and Speckled Trout with light spinning tackle over grass flats and oyster bars, or hunting Snappers and Groupers around docks, bridges, jetties, and the nearshore reefs.

Depending on the time of year, you can
expect to catch Mangrove Snapper, Sheepshead, Blue Fish, Ladyfish, Jack Crevalle, and Black Drum as well. On a longer trip, you can also choose to go further off and troll for speedy fish such as Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, and even "chicken dolphin" Mahi Mahi.

Most of the time, you'll be throwing live baits, but Seth can easily accommodate more experienced anglers who want to try their skill on artificials. You'll be fishing from the deck of Captain Seth's 22' Ranger bay boat, a super-popular boat that's ideal for fishing in all kinds of water and weather. She's got a t-top to keep you out of the Florida sun, and a 200-HP Yamaha to get you on the fish fast!

Everything you need is provided and comes loaded aboard. All you need to bring is sunscreen, a good pair of polarized sunglasses, non-marking shoes or flip-flops and a camera. A clean cooler with ice is provided on the boat, so feel free to bring your beverages and food of choice. No glass, please. A cooler to put your catch in at the end of the trip is also recommended!
Amenities

Water Type

Inshore, Nearshore, Jetty

Skill Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Tackle

All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.

Beer

Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Music

You can play your own bluetooth music.

Live Bait

Live bait is included for this trip.

Location

This guide can be flexible with the departure location.

Weather

You won’t lose your deposit if the trip is canceled due to weather

Kid Friendly

This trip can cater to kids.

Flexible Cancelation

This trip can be canceled for a refund up to 1 days before the trip.

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.

Disability Friendly

This trip is not suited for those with disabilities.

Lunch

Please provide your own food / snacks.

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About Your Guide

Captain Seth

Independent Guide
Captain Seth grew up on the water. Fishing has been a part of his life since he was a kid and the older he grew, the closer it became to him until he started fishing professionally 8 years ago.

About Your Guide

Captain Seth

Independent Guide
Captain Seth grew up on the water. Fishing has been a part of his life since he was a kid and the older he grew, the closer it became to him until he started fishing professionally 8 years ago.
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Start Location

Your guide can be flexible with your start location.
You can work with your guide after booking to set a more specific start location in the area.
290 Yacht Club Dr, Niceville, FL 32578, United States
Areas Fished
  • Choctawhatchee Bay

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Bay Boat
Boat Manufacturer
Ranger
Year Built
2016
Boat Length
22'

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Bay Boat
Boat Manufacturer
Ranger
Year Built
2016
Boat Length
22'
Engine Manufacturer
Yamaha
Total Horsepower
200
Number of Engines
1
Additional Amenities
Trolling Motor, Live Well, T-top, Coolers
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Trip Details & Amenities

Water Type

Inshore, Nearshore, Jetty

Skill Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Tackle

All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.

Beer

Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Music

You can play your own bluetooth music.

Live Bait

Live bait is included for this trip.

Location

This guide can be flexible with the departure location.

Weather

You won’t lose your deposit if the trip is canceled due to weather.

Kid Friendly

This trip can cater to kids.

Flexible Cancelation

This trip can be canceled for a refund up to 1 days before the trip.

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.

Disability Friendly

This trip is not suited for those with disabilities.

Lunch

Please provide your own food / snacks.

Potential Target Species

  • Flounder
  • Gag Grouper
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Kingfish
  • Lane Snapper
  • Mahi Mahi
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout

Techniques

  • Artificial Lure Fishing
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Heavy Tackle Fishing
  • Jigging
  • Light Tackle Fishing
  • Live Bait Fishing
  • Sight Casting
  • Trolling

Everything Else to Know

Sun Protection, Snacks and Drinks, Camera. Rods, Reels, Tackle, Bait, Coolers, Fishing License included.
You're all set! You don't need to buy a license for this trip.
We use a cashless autopay system. We'll send you a boarding pass, and on the day of the trip, your guide will scan your boarding pass to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is to tip your guide (we recommend 20%).
Cancel up to 1 day before the trip and receive credit back to your account.
If the weather doesn’t cooperate you’ll be covered by our 100% weather guarantee and you won’t lose your deposit.

Reviews

5.0
based on 8 reviews

Ann

Verified Review

July 11

Captain Seth did a great job! He went above and beyond! We enjoyed our day and highly recommend!

Ann

Verified Review

July 11

Captain Seth did a great job! He went above and beyond! We enjoyed our day and highly recommend!
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Jimmie

Verified Review

June 17

Captain Seth was great! Very flexible with times due to weather. Several good fishing stories, and everyone had a great time.

Jimmie

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June 17

Captain Seth was great! Very flexible with times due to weather. Several good fishing stories, and everyone had a great time.
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Robert

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May 18

We had A stellar day on the water with Captain Seth. He was at the dock ready to go when we arrived. The night before he had suggested we skip the bay and fish the gulf which ended up being the right choice. The day was beautiful with 2-3 foot swells. We saw dolphin on the way. We enjoyed the ride out to the first fishing spot with Seth providing insights to the area...

Robert

Verified Review

May 18

We had A stellar day on the water with Captain Seth. He was at the dock ready to go when we arrived. The night before he had suggested we skip the bay and fish the gulf which ended up being the right choice. The day was beautiful with 2-3 foot swells. We saw dolphin on the way. We enjoyed the ride out to the first fishing spot with Seth providing insights to the area as well as giving us a rundown on the day and the fish we would be catching.

Before Captain Seth could grab the second pole, my son was already pulling up the first fish, a large red snapper. Out of season, bummer! That set the tone. We caught fish all day and ate a portion of it that night. The 5 of us on the boat all took turns at brining in Amber Jacks and we were able to keep the two biggest ones. More than once we had 3 poles with fish on at the same time. Two poles with fish on to many times to count.

Seth was fun to be with. He was attentive and personable. It was a blast watching him help my daughter bring a large amber jack.

It was a great day with my family and captain Seth. I will recommend him to my family and friends.

A great way to spend the day away from the crowds. Loved it.
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Nicholas

Verified Review

May 5

We all had a great time, seth was awesome and very knowledgeable. He was also great with the kids. We will definitely be back!!!

Nicholas

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May 5

We all had a great time, seth was awesome and very knowledgeable. He was also great with the kids. We will definitely be back!!!
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Wiley

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June 28

It was a great trip. I caught some pretty fish and a stingray. Captain Seth was a great guide and very knowledgeable.

Highly recommend this guide!

Wiley

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June 28

It was a great trip. I caught some pretty fish and a stingray. Captain Seth was a great guide and very knowledgeable.

Highly recommend this guide!
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Steve

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July 8

All I can say it that it was interesting. Our trip was scheduled from 7-10am and we boarded his boat a little before 7. Instead of having the bait ready, we took a 20 minute boat ride so he could buy bait for the day. It went downhill from there.

We basically fished 3 places on Destin bay that even a guy who had never been on the bay could've chosen. A grass...

Steve

Verified Review

July 8

All I can say it that it was interesting. Our trip was scheduled from 7-10am and we boarded his boat a little before 7. Instead of having the bait ready, we took a 20 minute boat ride so he could buy bait for the day. It went downhill from there.

We basically fished 3 places on Destin bay that even a guy who had never been on the bay could've chosen. A grass
bed by the coast guard station, a rock jetty and bridge pilings. We boated zero fish from these spots. The final spot was fishing a cove that was basically 2 feet deep of crystal clear water and obviously we caught nothing there. At that point he did offer to go back to the grass bed but I had seen enough of his guiding abilities to know we were done.

After a long boat ride back, in his anger, at full throttle thru relatively rough water, we get back to the dock. He asks for payment and I ask him what he thinks is fair. He states full price is what he thinks is fair. I told him that was really BS but didn't hesitate to provide the QR code for payment. After scanning the code I mentioned to him that he might want to pursue a different line of work since he obviously wasn't very good at finding catchable fish. I have seen better equipment at garage sales too. Half the reels didn't work properly and we all had issues with that.

All of that aside, we paid in full but I did not tip him and we started our drive home. At this point I started to receive nasty texts from Seth Litton. He said he was going to tell all the captains in the Destin area to never take me or my family out on a guided fishing trip. He called me a cheapskate for not tipping. It was unreal. I received 3 nasty texts in all even after I told him to cease contact with me.

I know there are some good guides out there. Anyone can catch fish on a good day. Guides are paid good money to at least catch a few on bad days. And in the rare event you don't, and it has happened in the many times I have done this, they will always offer you a future discount on a trip or discount the trip you just took. Neither of these happened.

Looking back, from the poor equipment, the fact he didn't even catch local water bait, the places we fished, etc., I should've known this guy just simply wasn't up to the task. It's a shame it cost me 550.00 to learn that.

Due to all of this I will probably never take a trip sponsored by Captain Experiences again. People will say there are 2 sides to every story but what I have stated here is 100% factual truth.
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Eric

Verified Review

June 16

Great to work with, answered all questions we had for him. Very nice and prompt in what he was doing, kept the party active and ready to fish. Encouraged us along the way, would refer him to anyone and look forward to hopefully enjoying some fishing again with him one day!

Eric

Verified Review

June 16

Great to work with, answered all questions we had for him. Very nice and prompt in what he was doing, kept the party active and ready to fish. Encouraged us along the way, would refer him to anyone and look forward to hopefully enjoying some fishing again with him one day!
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Joe

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March 29

Captain Seth gave us a great fishing experience and I highly recommend him. If we’re back in the area we’ll definitely go fishing with him again.

Joe

Verified Review

March 29

Captain Seth gave us a great fishing experience and I highly recommend him. If we’re back in the area we’ll definitely go fishing with him again.
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Captain Experiences is the home of over 1500 Damn Good fishing and hunting guides. Our mission is to unlock the outdoors for everyone, and we want to help you get out there through our no-hassle online booking experience and our team of outdoors experts.
We vet our guides to make sure they are the best of the best. We want guides who not only put you on 'em, but show you a great time, keep you safe, and give you a memorable experience with your group.
Once you've paid your deposit at checkout, we'll send you a QR Code boarding pass. Just show your guide your boarding pass on the day of the trip, they'll scan it, the remaining balance will transfer automatically, and you'll be all set to get out there. Just make sure you bring a cash tip for the guide!
In the case of inclement weather, our guides will make the call and we'll work with you to reschedule your trip or issue a credit for the full deposit of the trip to be used on any of our trips across the country. Your safety is our top concern.
Each trip’s price is set by the guide and factors in all of their costs. A big determinant of cost is often the type of boat and associated fuel costs, but other guide costs include leases, marina / slip fees, bait costs, and the cost to provide and maintain all of the gear you’ll need on your trip.
Once you book the trip, we will connect you directly with the guide to go over any additional details. In the meantime, our team is always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!