The Ultimate Destin Fishing Itinerary: Everything You Need to Know

Destin, Florida is a place where travelers can take time to relax, unwind, and enjoy the sun and sand at its best. It’s also a destination that beckons anglers to come and cast a line in style. Often referred to as “The Luckiest Fishing Village in the World,” Destin has a rich history of fishing that’s linked to local culture and passions. The waters here are home to everything from snapper and grouper to marlin and more. Making time to get out on the water and see what you reel in is a must for those who can’t wait to put their angling skills to the test.

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Explore the Ultimate Destin Fishing Itinerary

Day 1: Start with Surf Fishing

A great option for easing into angling fun in Destin is to begin your journey with some surf fishing. Top spots to check out here include East Pass, Henderson Beach State Park, and the Jetties as well. Surf fishing is relaxing and a simple way to pair time under the sun with a fan-favorite area activity too. 

Day 2: Book an Inshore Charter30A fishing charters

Next, anglers excited to maximize their time on the water will want to be sure to make room on the itinerary for some inshore chartered fun. Destin Inshore Guides specialize in taking guests through the Gulf of Mexico on a hunt for everything from Spanish mackerel and Amberjack to Bonita and King Mackerel too. Their inshore bay fishing options extend exploration to the Choctawhatchee Bay as well as the local intracoastal waterways.

Day 3: Try an Offshore Charter Experience

Taking your fishing adventures in Destin out into deeper waters is up next when you book an excursion with Destin Offshore Charters. Les by Captain Chris, guests will board a 57-foot yacht known as Backlash to head out and explore the waters miles offshore. Everything you’ll need to make it a memorable and successful day on the water is included in the cost of this experience. Everything from White Snappers and Vermilion Snappers to Triggerfish and Gag Groupers can potentially be reeled in when guests opt for this type of tour. There are also opportunities to focus the fun in on customized selections with personalized tours that range from Daytime Sword Fishing to overnight excursions that showcase tuna and blue marlin just to name a few.

people on boat at sunsetDay 4: Consider a Kayak Fishing Adventure

For a unique take on fishing fun in Destin, guests will want to be sure to consider booking a kayak fishing experience with Kayak Fishing Destin. Owned and operated by Captain David Posey, this company takes guests out on the water via kayak to enjoy fishing, sightseeing, and more. Tour options available to be booked through Kayak Fishing Destin include daily kayak fishing trips and overnight camping kayak fishing as well as fly fishing experiences, eco tours, and kayak scalloping as well.

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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 Your Friend at the Beach; 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!

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