The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village
Destin will always hail as the â€śWorldâ€™s Luckiest Fishing Villageâ€ť. Destin charter boat captains are second to none when providing day or half-day fishing trips. Our gulf waters have an abundance of red snapper, grouper, amberjack, scamp, triggerfish, all caught bottom fishing. King mackerel, Spanish mackerel, bonito, black fin tuna, are all inshore trolling fish. Blue marlin, white marlin, sailfish, swordfish, yellowfin tuna, are offshore deep water trolling fish (and a little more difficult to find.)
If you see a fishing trip in your future, here’s two charter boat options with links to websites for scheduling:
First Light –Â Captain Steve Haeusler has over 30 years of fishing experience in Destin waters and has been chartering deep sea fishing trips & family fishing trips for over 20 years.Â With competitive rates and expert knowledge of the area, First Light is an excellent choice for fishing trips in Destin, FL.
The Phoenix – Another excellent option is The Phoenix. Captain Scott Robson started working on charter boats when he was in college. He started out as first mate, then received his captainâ€™s license in 1982. â€śAll the charter boats were wooden back then and slow. Now we have nice, big, and fast fiberglass boats,â€ť according to Robson. â€śIâ€™ve been a captain for over 35 years now and I love seeing the expressions on folks when they are catching big saltwater fish, especially the young ones. They get so excited.â€ť