Fishing with Kids - A Child Friendly Fishing Charter

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INCLUDED: Bait, tackle & fishing license. Great for families and young children!

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.

Activity Highlights
→ Choice of 2 to 4 hour charter.
→ US Coast Guard approved & insured Captain.
→ Bait, tackle, and fishing license included.
→ Educational experience for children who like fishing

Trip Age Recommendations
● 2 hour trip - Ages 3-7
● 3 hour trip - Ages 8-13
● 4 hour trip - Ages 10-16

Due to the nature of fishing, these trips will tend to be catch and release trips

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. Reservations booked less than 48hrs prior to arrival are not guaranteed until confirmed by the vendor. Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to arrival for the safety briefing.

Departure Details
Charters are available year round. Departures are offered daily 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: 2-4 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
● Ice

● Gratuities (15-20%)

● Must be at least 18 to reserve this charter.
● The boat is coast guard approved for 4 passengers.

Additional Information
● Customers are asked to bring a hat, suntan lotion, food and beverages, sunglasses and camera. Customers can bring a small cooler with food and beverages, please no glass.
● There are no bathrooms on board, but the captain is close enough to shore to make a pit stop if needed.
● All trips are inshore fishing trips on calm waters that are kid friendly.
● Customers will be fishing a 22 foot Cape Horn 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, and sheepshead.
● 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.

Cancellation Policy
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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Read what other TripShock! travelers think about the Fishing with Kids - A Child Friendly Fishing Charter. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip. Only TripShock! customers may leave reviews. Please login to your reservation to post your review.

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  • Devon san antonio, Texas, USA Jul 2 2016 09:39am

    Best Trip Ever!!

    We have booked a few charter fishing trips in the past but this was by far the best one. Captain Joe is very knowledgeable and patient. Our son loves to fish but isn't the strongest fisherman. Not a problem for Captain Joe. He was so kind and explained everything in a kind and patient manner. We caught 9 fish in our trip and hooked a shark!! Of course we didn't bring him on board and he was not our target fish but it was so exciting. We had enough fish to cook for dinner and Captain Joe cleaned them/cut into filets. He even gave us a few pointers on cooking them. In short if you are considering a fishing trip with kids pick Captain Joe. Hands down the best trip we have ever had.

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  • Amy Watts Knox, Indiana, USA Jun 27 2016 04:41am

    Captain Joe is amazing

    I would recommend this charter. Captain Joe is great with the kids.

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  • Susan New Carlisle, Ohio, USA Jun 17 2016 09:07am

    Rodeo Joe Rocks!

    The captain, Rodeo Joe was really good with our daughter and paid attention to helping her and making sure she was having fun.

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  • robert brewer quincy, Illinois, USA Jun 14 2016 10:43am

    Bay fishing trip

    We enjoyed our trip. I wish we would have went for the larger fish earlier in the trip but I understand that this was geared towards children and smaller fish with more frequent catches. With all of us being adults and knowing what I know now, I may have booked a different package that was more for adults. Overall the captain was great and the trip was fun.

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  • Michelle LAFLIN Hendersonville, Tennessee, USA Jun 13 2016 09:55am


    Loved the fishing trip...will do it again. Caught 25-30 lb Red Fish. Blue Fish....even sharks!

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  • Catherine Philipp Toffen, Florida, Switzerland May 8 2016 02:08am

    Fishingtrip with kids

    Lots of fun!

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  • Pamela EDWARDS, Illinois, USA Apr 6 2016 02:19pm

    We caught fish!

    We signed up for this so that our kids would have a quality experience fishing in the ocean. They got that. They were able to catch a number of fish. Rodeo Joe was constantly at work baiting hooks and setting things up for us. He did great at making sure the kids were able to constantly catch fish. If you're looking for a guide who is chatty and interested in talking with you and your kids, making small talk and explaining to the kids about fishing, baiting, or taking about the fish they caught, this is not the excursion for you. Joe was friendly enough - not rude. But he said very little and did not make it a "kid friendly" experience in that respect.

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  • Debra Snider mt. juliet, Tennessee, USA Oct 14 2015 05:08pm

    Captain Joe is the Best

    There were 3 of us for this fishing trip. (My sister, her 8 yr. old grandson, and me). We had read Jennifer's post about her experience....I am completely confused with her expectations with this experience. Captain Joe was wonderful, took extra time with Colton to make sure he was having a great time. Colton thought Captain Joe was great, and we all caught fish, he stopped the boat to allow us to watch dolphins for a few minutes, he pointed out a sting-ray to all of us, we had a great time, and would definitely encourage others to do the Bay fishing, and have Captain Joe as a captain....we will always ask for Captain Joe in the future...thanks Captain Joe for the great time..

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  • Jennifer Kansas Sep 13 2015 12:35am

    The worst fishing trip ever

    This was the most awful experience I have ever had on a fishing trip. We start the trip off by telling the "captain" (and I use that term loosely) that my son can not swim (one of the reasons why we booked this trip) and he didn't even have a life jacket that would probably fit my child. We caught 4 fish in four hours some of the time was used so that the "captain" could catch bait which I thought he should of already of had prepared. Also we asked about our fishing license that was included in the price and he said that everything was fine. I have been fishing across the country and there has never been a time where I did not have to sign a fishing license until now. The only "keeper" that was caught was kept by the "captain". This is NOT a kid friendly fishing trip I would NEVER... read more

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  • Management Response, Sep 14 2015 09:36am

    Jennifer, ...

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    Jennifer, We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your fishing trip. At TripShock, transparency with our customers is one of our highest priorities. It's important that our guests read the tour listing/voucher completely before booking to avoid these type of issues. First off, this captain is one of the most experienced captains in Destin with 20+ years experience. The reviews below speak for themselves regarding his ability to provide an exceptional fishing experience. Since we are selling a 'kids fishing trip', the captain has life jackets that fit kids - this is required by the coast guard. We may not carry a life jacket that fits every kids perfectly, but they are OK by coast guard standards. Catching bait is part of the experience. If you go out to the East Pass on any given morning, you'll see several fishing boats catching bait. Usually this takes no more than 30 minutes or so and the kids have fun doing it. And lastly, we would never put our customers out on an unlicensed vessel. When you are a registered charter boat, your customers do not need a fishing licence. The charter company pays a fee for their customers to fish on their vessel. You can read more about it here If you have any further questions regarding your fishing trip, please let us know.

  • Victoria Austin, Texas, USA Aug 15 2015 10:15am

    Fab Fishing

    Rodeo Joe was fantastic - committed to finding fish and making for great times (and photo ops). We will be back!

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