The Ultimate Destin Fishing Itinerary: Everything You Need to Know

After spending time fishing in Destin, FL, it’s no wonder why the coastal city is known as “The Luckiest Fishing Village in the World.” Fishing is a lifestyle here in Destin, and we love sharing that with visitors! Whether it’s tarpon, snapper, grouper, or marlin, there’s no thrill quite like pulling an exquisite creature from the Florida coast. Use our ultimate Destin fishing itinerary below to find the best ways to enjoy fishing in Destin and snag your best catch yet. We know this will be an experience unlike any other!

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Explore the Ultimate Destin Fishing Itinerary

Day 1: Offshore Charter

Embark on the ultimate fishing experience with Destin Offshore ChartersAfter boarding the 57-foot yacht with Captain Chris, you can enjoy a day of fishing unlike any other. You’ll travel miles from shore in the hope of coming face to face with the creatures of the deep. Deep-sea fishing is an activity that many avid fishers look forward to checking off their bucket list, and there’s no better place to do it than Destin, FL. 

Destin Offshore Charters offers a wide variety of charters based on duration, time of day, type of catch, and type of fishing. You might opt for the Deep-Sea Bottom Fishing & Trolling charter where you can target an array of fish including Red Groupers, Red Snappers, Scamp Groupers, Gag Groupers, Black Snappers, Triggerfish, Amberjacks, Vermillion Snappers, and White Snappers. Keep in mind when planning the duration of your trip that the larger fish tend to be further offshore. Booking more time means traveling farther out to sea. You’ll want to book plenty of time to make the most of the experience, especially if you want to catch the good stuff!

If you’re interested in more tours through Destin Offshore Charters, you can also find charters for Daytime Sword Fishing, Deep Dropping, and even an overnight excursion to catch swordfish, tuna, and blue marlin. Tours are fully customizable to your group’s needs and expectations. 

Day 2: Inshore Charter

Utilize Destin Inshore Guides for all your inshore charter needs. Deemed as “the best inshore fishing guide around,” by customer reviews, these knowledgeable experts will take excellent care of our groupYou’ll get the opportunity to peruse the gulf and catch some truly unbelievable fish! Destin Inshore Guides offer a few different inshore charters to help you navigate the waters

Try Inshore Gulf Fishing to explore the Gulf of Mexico with your guide. You’ll indulge in trolling and bottom fishing to find King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Amberjack, and Bonita. Sight fishing along the beaches may also be available during this tour depending on the time of year. 

Inshore Bay Fishing is another tour option that allows you to fish your way through the Choctawhatchee Bay and intercoastal waterways. Spend a day fishing around the various natural elements like oyster bars and jetties to find Speckle Trout, Spanish Mackerel, Black Snapper, and so many more. This excursion also offers great opportunities to appreciate the beauty of your surroundings while enjoying the sport you love.

Day 3: Kayak Fishing

Experience kayak fishing with skilled guides at Kayak Fishing Destin. With the option of fishing inshore, offshore, or a little of both, you’ll be plucking flounder and redfin from the sea in no time. Inshore fishing offers a day of paddling through inlets, saltwater creeks, and the bay, while offshore fishing will take you two miles out to sea to fish their private structure. There’s nothing like a day of kayaking through the area while appreciating the scenic land and seascapes around you!

Day 4: Surf Fishing

Spend your last day in Destin enjoying some relaxing surf fishing while soaking up the last bit of Vitamin-D. You might be surprised by what you can catch, even from the shore. A few popular spots include The Jetties and East Pass, and Henderson Beach State Park. After so much fishing during this trip, you’ll be thrilled to spend your last day relaxing on the beach and admiring the amazing coastal views. 

Find out more about some of our favorite fishing charters in 30A.

Your Friend at the Beach Provides the Best Destin and 30A Properties

Do you know the best part of fishing in Destin, FL? After a long day of searching the depths or kayaking through the waterways, the feeling of returning to your comfortable condo to cook up your catch beats any otherUtilize our well-appointed kitchens at Your Friend at the Beach to prepare your fresh catch and enjoy a sunset ocean view on the sidePlus, using our concierge services, you can schedule grocery delivery to ensure you have everything you need to pair with your fresh catch. In fact, that’s one of the best parts of staying with us here at YFAB; we go the extra mile to make your experience as relaxing and worry-free as possible. After all, we’re Your Friend at the Beach! Browse our highly coveted condos at AdagioSan Remo, and Villa Coyaba to select your favorite and book your stay with us today. We can’t wait to host your fishing expedition through Destin!