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, the 2hr trips will 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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  • 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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  • Brandon MS Aug 10 2015 10:09am

    Not good

    The Captain said maybe two sentences that weren't initiated by us. We caught no fish....none, not a bite! I know that is the way it goes sometimes. I was expecting a more fun atmosphere. It was very quiet and boring!!! Money wasted!

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  • Nathan Arkansas Aug 3 2015 10:49am

    Loved our fishing trip

    Our family had a blast with our fishing trip with Captain Rodeo Joe. Our 4&7 yr old enjoyed helping grab the bait from the live well, reeling in the fish, & posing for pictures. It was our first time to take them fishing and we would love to go again next time we are in Destin. Captain Joe was professional, knowledgeable, and patient with the kiddos. We caught quite a few catfish, blue fish, and even a stingray. We didn't keep anything, but still really enjoyed ourselves. I would highly recommend this to anyone.

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  • Randall Buchanan Talking Rock, Georgia, USA Jul 24 2015 11:22am

    Not the best experience!

    Didn't seem to care if we caught a fish. Took us to spots knowing the fish wasn't biting. Caught one big fish at time to leave. Our son was bored and so were we. Captain Joe was nice but didn't seem to care.

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  • Whitney Statesboro, Georgia, USA Jul 14 2015 06:38pm

    Super fun kid fishing trip

    We had a great time on this trip. Captain Joe was very attentive and made sure the kids caught fish. We took our 7 & 5 year old and the 2 hour trip was perfect. The kids loved reeling the fish in. Captain Joe kept the hooks baited and quickly got the fish off the hook so we were fishing and not waiting. I would recommend this fishing trip to folks with young children.

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  • Walter Fletcher Destinwoodville, Mississippi, USA Jul 10 2015 12:01pm

    Kids fishing trip

    Great trip both daughters caught nice redfish. 5 year old grandson caught all the fish he could stand on his own kids reel. Looking forward to going out with rodeo next visit. Great fishing trip. I never thought I would go on a trip and have everyone on the trip leave so happy and not keep any fish. Our fish were tooooo big to keep but the memories will last a life time !!!!' Thanks again captain!!

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