Destin Inshore Fishing Charter

Destin Bay Charters is one of the first original Inshore Bay Fishing Companies to land on the Emerald Coast. We are Destin, Fort Walton Beach, and San Destin’s premiere fully guided, year-round light tackle inshore bay and nearshore gulf fishing charter. Our Captain’s here at Destin Bay Charters have a combined experience of over 30 years fishing right here in the Destin area. We are honored to be a part of the history and fishing legacy that “The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village” was built on.

We specialize in a wide variety of fishing trip options designed for all ages. The trips we offer range from light-tackle inshore bay fishing, nearshore and offshore Gulf fishing, shark fishing, family fun kids fishing and dolphin spotting, bow fishing, and even sword fishing! There is no group too small or too large for us to accommodate. We offer multi-boat corporate trips as well.

Our boats are centrally located in Destin and Fort Walton Beach which allows for the surrounding areas to access our marina in no time. Our sister cities such as San Destin, 30a, Santa Rosa Beach, Grayton Beach, Navarre Beach, South Walton, Eglin Air Force Base, Miramar Beach and Mary Esther are only a short drive from our dock.

Inshore Bay

Dock hop or drift along grass flats mainly targeting Redfish and Speckled Trout. Our reels are all light tackle spinning reels that are easy for anyone and everyone to use including kids.


Kid Fishing

Take your youngesters out on a fun adventure with our catch & release kids trips! You’ll have the possibility of reeling in catfish, pinfish, redfish and more.


Offshore Gulf

Our most popular trip includes bottom fishing for Red Snappers and Groupers, or Offshore trolling for Wahoos! Multiple hour selections available.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Included?
    Florida Fishing Licenses (for all passengers), A Licensed US Coast Guard Captain with Boat and Fuel. Top of the line fishing tackle & Live Bait. Ice for drink and fish hatches on board. Fish Cleaning – We will filet & bag your fish at the end of the trip for you to take home.
  • What is NOT Included?
    Food & Drink. You are welcome to bring a cooler with you with any snacks or drinks of your choice. Alcohol is welcome, no glass bottles. If you want to skip bringing a cooler we have a drink hatch on board that you can place your drinks in during the trip. As well as gratuity for the Captain. (20% is customary and greatly appreciated.)
  • Where are we located?
    We are 3 miles west of the Destin bridge behind “Dock on the Island” restaurant at 1318 Miracle Strip Parkway SE in Fort Walton Beach.