Deep Sea Fishing Party Boat in Destin

TRIPSHOCK SPECIAL: $65/person for 6hr trip (Reg $70) and $85/person for 8hr (Reg $90). Great for a family outing! Red Snapper Federal Season is June 1-July 14, book your trip now!

Come fish with one of the oldest and largest fishing fleets on the Emerald Coast! We are pleased to have the opportunity to introduce our fleet and invite you aboard to fish the beautiful, unspoiled waters of the Gulf of Mexico. With knowledge based on a lifetime of experience, we assure you a deep-sea fishing adventure that will make for a dandy "fish tale".

Activity Highlights
→ Bait, tackle and fishing license included.
→ Experienced captain and crew.
→ Catch snapper, grouper, trigger fisher and more!
→ Great for families and young children
→ 65 ft. walk around boat with bathrooms and A/C cabin.

Daily Fishing Schedule 5/18-8/15*
6am Departure - 6 hour and 8 hour trip
2pm Departure - 6 hour trip
4pm Departure - 4 hour trip

*Weather and participation permitting. Schedule may vary.

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. Bring the confirmation number/booking ID number to the Olin Marler Dock at 102 Harbor Boulevard, Destin, FL 32541. Please confirm your trip time at least 24 hours in advance. Last minute bookings are not guaranteed until confirmation is received from the charter company. Guests will need to arrive at least 20 minutes prior to the departure time to board.

Departure Details
Party boat fishing charters are available daily based on participation. Departure times will vary, but morning trips will typically depart at 6am and afternoon trips depart between 1-3pm.

Duration: 4-8 hours. Based On Trip Selection

Parking
Public parking is available at 102 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541 (Next to AJ's Bar and Grill). As you pull off highway 98, head over the hill down to the Harbor. Customers may park on the hill or just over it.

Inclusions
● Bait & Tackle
● Fishing License
● Instruction

Exclusions
● Gratuities (15-20%)
● Coolers & Ice

Restrictions
● This trip is not recommended for children under 6 and pregnant women.
● Customer must be at least 18 to fish without parental consent.
● Trips must receive at least 20 participants to depart for large group party boat trips and 8 for small groups. if not, the trip will be rescheduled or the customer will be refunded.

Additional Information
● Customer is recommended to bring a wash rag, hat, sun glasses, suntan lotion, hand sanitizer, small cooler with food and drinks, and a camera.
● The crew will fillet and bag any fish that the customer catches on the trip. Please tip the crew appropriately for all the hard work they do on the trip.
● Boats are Coast Guard approved up to 42 passengers, but the size of the trip will vary based on large or small group trips.
● If you suffer from back or shoulder pain, please consult with a physician before booking as the use of the fishing pole can be strenuous at times.
● No GPS devices allowed on the boat. Olin Marler personnel reserve the right to confiscate these items.
● You will travel approximately 10-20 miles out to sea.
● The boat will sometimes experience movement and those who are prone to motion sickness are asked to take dramamine or bonine for precaution.
● Handicap services are available, please call us when the reservation is booked for proper assistance. In some cases, we are able to accommodate handicap customers.
● If the weather or gulf is unfavorable for fishing, the trip will be rescheduled or refunded. If the trip is cut short due to weather conditions, the trip will be prorated.

Cancellation Policy
Customer must cancel 48 hour prior to the trip time in order to receive a full refund minus a $5 fee. If the captain declares that the trip be cancelled (weather, rough seas etc..), we will attempt to reschedule to the most convenient day possible. If the trip cannot be rescheduled, the full amount of the trip will be refunded to the customer. All no shows on the day of the trip will not be refunded. Trips will require a minimum of 20 passengers to depart. No refunds once the customer boards the boat. Any changes to the reservation are at the discretion of the charter company and additional charges may apply.
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  • Dominic Hernandez Louiville, Kentucky, USA Jul 3 2015 10:10am

    good times!

    Had a blast everyone was helpful and the groupon the boat caught amazing fish,next year I'll take the longer time.

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  • Matt Delphos, Ohio, USA Jul 2 2015 11:35am

    Great trip!

    The deck hands were wonderful. We were put on the fish. For the money, it was a good time. My only complaint is that two ladies fishing next to me kept getting tangled up in my line.

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  • Waylan Rusler Ft Worth, Texas, USA Jun 29 2015 10:03am

    Awesome

    Had a great time. Check in was fast and easy. Fishing trip was absolutely perfect. The captain took us the perfect spots.

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  • Christina Pea Ridge, Arkansas, USA Jun 29 2015 09:53am

    Disappointed! Will not use again!

    I took my 3 children on this fishing trip, hoping it would be like the awesome deep sea fishing experience I had years ago. I was disappointed and so were the kids. The trip was supposed to start at 6:00 am. We were told to be there at 5:15 am in which we were, the boat didn't leave until a little after 6:30am. The bait we used was crap. The meat kept falling off the skin therefore it wouldn't stay on the hook. The boat was crowded, everyone's lines kept getting tangled. We didn't get to fish very long at the places we stopped. When we did finally start catching fish, the captain blew the horn which meant reel in the rods cause we were moving. There were 2 deckhands, not personable at all! I will not use this company again.

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  • Management Response, Jun 29 2015 01:47pm

    Christina, Thank you for the review. We are sorry to hear about your experience. When you book a party boat, it is a little more crowded than going on a private trip or a small group charter. We know that a lot of our guests don't want to spend $150+ per person on deep sea fishing so that's why these trips are offered. Captains typically don't stay long at their spots to prevent over-fishing. Thank you again for fishing with us.

  • Robert Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA Jun 28 2015 10:22pm

    Not a fishing trip... Just a boat ride!

    I have been deep sea fishing at least 75 times.. Never have had an experience like this.. The longest we stayed at ANY spot to fish was about 10 minutes.. The captain was not interested in fishing, just wanted to take us on a boat ride... Should have done the dolphin cruise and saved a lot of money ....

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  • Management Response, Jun 29 2015 09:09am

    Robert, Thank you for the review and we are sorry to hear we didn't meet your expectations. The reason why the captain doesn't stay long at certain spots is because he is careful not to over-fish the reefs. Or maybe the fish finder is not showing much activity and he wants to try other spots. Whatever the reason, the captain doesn't like coming back to the docks without fish. Thank you for fishing with us.

  • Julie Omaha, Nebraska, USA Jun 28 2015 11:06am

    "Tip Me Good ..."

    This was a mediocre fishing trip at best. ... read more

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  • Management Response, Jun 29 2015 09:01am

    Hi Julie, Thank you for the detailed review. We are sorry to hear that your experience was mediocre. You are right that the crew should be more careful on how they ask for tips - We can talk to them about this. The reason why the mate stabbed the fish is because it allows the fish to get back to the bottom of the reef. If they don't do that, the fish is not likely to survive its way back down. Thank you again for fishing with us.

  • Matt Wilson Catoosa, Oklahoma, USA Jun 25 2015 03:42pm

    Wouldn't recommend this one

    I have been on these head boats before this one was disorganized,no one knew what they were doing and the captain was extremely rude not to mention there were hardly any fish caught and the ones that were caught the majority weren't big enough to keep. I'll book through someone else next time.

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  • Management Response, Jun 29 2015 01:51pm

    Thank you for the review Matt. We are sorry to hear about your experience. When we go out on the party boats, we need to be logical on how we fish. If we go to reefs with larger fish, it could easily tangle several lines. We try to stick to reefs with generally good sized fish and a variety so the experience is optimal for all. If you would like to book a charter that target bigger game species, we recommend a private or small group charter. Thanks again for fishing with us.

  • Tina Loveland, Ohio, USA Jun 24 2015 06:49pm

    Deep sea fishing

    Can't totally blame the captain due to rough water but we spent most of the time moving around trying to find a good spot. Not much time to fish.

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  • Management Response, Jun 29 2015 01:55pm

    Tina, Thank you for the review and we're sorry to hear about the rougher seas. This shouldn't make a difference in the fishing time though. On a typical 6 hour trip, expect to fish about 90 minutes. It takes about 2 hours just to get to the first spot and you will be moving about once you are out there. Thanks again for your review and feedback.

  • Fred Adams Orlando, Florida, USA Jun 24 2015 04:32pm

    JUNE 17TH FISHING CHARTER ON THE GENTLE WINDS

    The Capt. Greg Marler was extremely knowledgable, he was able to put us on fish every time we stopped. I have never been fond of cattle boats. Capt Greg sure changed my mind. The first spot , first drop I brought up a red snapper approx 25lbs. My wife Sharon brought up a red snapper, and vermillion snapper on her first drop. The crew Dan Collette and Ryan Johnson were the politest and most fun to be around. They went over board helping my wife and myself removing fish from the hooks. Back at the dock, they filleted everyones fish. Capt Greg stated we had the most fish caught this year to date on his boat THE GENTLE WINDS.

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  • Jamie Wichita Kansas Jun 23 2015 08:00pm

    Fishin' Time!

    Great trip. Little crowded but that's the way it goes. For the price, I could deal with it. The skipper put us on the fish. Every single one of us in our party caught at least 4 different types of snappers. The deck hands were very patient and made sure everyone was taking care of. They were very knowledgable identifying each type of fish caught. The best part was that the deck hands filleted the caught fish upon reaching the dock. (Bring plenty of tip money) Seas were kinda rough due to a storm way out west. Take the dramamine. The two dudes next to us were trying to tough it out. Didn't work. Wasn't enjoyable hearing the dry heaving. We will do this again.

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