Fishing with Kids - A Child Friendly Fishing Charter
Fishing with kids is a specially designed fishing charter that allows children to experience salt water fishing. The captain will educate children on fish species, tackle and rigging. Not to mention, they'll get to catch some fish and maybe even bring home a nice meal.
→ Choice of 2 or 3 hour charter.
→ Recommended for Children 4-17
→ US Coast Guard approved & insured Captain.
→ Bait, tackle, and fishing license included.
→ Educational experience for children who like fishing
Booking Details:Please bring with you the provided confirmation number (located on the voucher e-mailed to you after online purchase) and a valid drivers license for verification. Customers will meet the captain at the Harbor Walk Marina Fuel Docks located at 66 Harbor Boulevard Destin, FL 32541. Before arrival, please confirm departure date and time at least 48 hours prior to the trip. Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to arrival for the safety briefing.
Charters are available year round. Departures are offered daily 12pm-5pm based on availability. Please check the "View pricing" button above for current schedule and pricing. It is best to reserve your charter at least 2 days in advance to avoid sellouts.
Duration: 2-3 Hrs.
Public parking is available at the Harborwalk Marina located at 66 Harbor Boulevard, Destin, FL 32541. Once you park, head to the harbor where all the fishing boats are lined up.
● Bait and tackle
● Fishing license
● Experienced captain
● Fully equipped boat
● Ice and bags
● Fish filleting
● Gratuities (15-20%)
● Must be at least 18 to reserve this charter.
● The boat is coast guard approved for 4 passengers.
● Customers are asked to bring a hat, suntan lotion, food and beverages, sunglasses and camera. Do not bring a cooler because the captain has one on board for customers to put their food and beverages in.
● There are no bathrooms on board, but the captain is close enough to shore to make a pit stop if needed.
● Customers will be fishing a 22 foot Pathfinder Center Console Boat.
● The captain will fillet and bag any fish that the customer catches on the trip. Please tip appropriately for all the hard work that is done on the trip.
● There are no guarantees that the customer will catch the target species, but the captain has a very high success rate in finding and catching certain species.
● Glass bottles or items are prohibited on the boat
● The boat will stay close to shore and avoid any heavy wake areas.
● What you can expect to catch (depending on the season) is red fish, speckled trout, sheepshead, king mackerel, Spanish mackerel, white snapper and black snapper.
● If it rains, charters will still go out fishing depending on the customer preference. However, if there is excessive fog, wind, or lightning, the trip will not go. Trips are always decided based on the captain's discretion. Trip will either reschedule or be refunded to the customer.
Customer may cancel at least 48 hours prior to their arrival date and time to receive a full refund minus a $5 service fee. Customers that cancel after the 48 hour period will not be refunded unless the captain has to call off the trip due to inclement weather. In this case, another day will be scheduled or the customer may opt for a full refund. Customer may make changes to the reservation without any fees as long as it's outside the 48 hour cancellation period. No-shows will not be refunded.
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We had a good time but were disappointed when we showed up and realized it was NOT an offshore charter. We were all excited to experience offshore fishing but didn't get it. I wish I had been made aware of the difference when booking.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
I had my 3 boys on this trip. It was prefect. Exactly what we were looking for. Caught plenty and had a lot of fun.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Rodeo Joe was great - took us to muktiple fishing spots and everyone was successful at catching something exciting and fun! Made us all feel comfortable ans was super nice. Thanks!!!Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Aside from the challenge of finding the boat etc, the event was well done. My grandsons,who were novice fishermen, enjoyed the experience and certainly enjoyed catching several fish even if they were mostly small catfish. Frankly, I was expecting something with more of a "deep sea fishing" flavor. But, I understand that given the size of the boat and the inexperience of the patrons, fishing essentially on the shore line was the best option. The next time I come to Destin, however, I will seek out a real "deep sea" fishing experience.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
kid fishing charter
We were in Destin for a week and decided to book a 3 hour kid friendly charter with Capitan Joe and it was fantastic, if we are ever back in Destin we would book it again. The kids are still talking about the fishing trip and how much of a great time they had.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Best three hour fishing trip ever I highly recommend this trip to anyone I took my wife and kids 11 and 6 we caught fish at every spot captan joe took us to and we will be booking againVerified TripShock! Traveler Review
Although we had what most people would call an unsuccessful fishing trip because we couldn't keep anything I would have to disagree. My family and I had a blast and we were pretty busy catching lots of catfish and one ladyfish. The kids had a blast and so did we. We will be looking at booking again next year!! Rodeo Joe is the best!Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Best fishing trip!
We loved going on this fishing trip! It was our seven year old sons favorite thing we did while we were in Destin! We caught a lot of fish and our son really loved that! I would definitely recommend & already have to two other people that are coming to Destin soon!Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
This was a fun trip for the kids. The guide was enjoyable. My younger son (5) was not much into it, but my daughter (12)liked it. We only caught one fish, a redfish, but that seemed to be enough for her.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Capt. Joe is the best! He took us out for a little over 2 hours and we caught some fish and had a boat load of fun (pun intended)! He filleted the Mackerel we caught and it was delicious! My kids (5, 9 and 13) had a blast and want to go back ASAP. Highly recommended.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
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