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 3 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

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.

Paid 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. 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.
Captain only takes 4 people maximum, regardless of age or if they will be fishing or not.
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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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  • andrew harris USA about 8 months ago


    Was an awesome time. Our guide was perfect. He was invasive of our conversation but was willing to hold a conversation with me while my girls fished. We only caught 1 fish but that was because my girls were impatient. we will be booking again next year

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  • Matt USA about 11 months ago

    Great trip for kids

    This was a great trip for kids for the price. My boys and I had fun getting out on the. Pat and actually catching some fish! Rodeo Joe makes it a great experience!

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  • Joann Yeh USA about 11 months ago

    Parasailing and fishing

    We booked both parasailing and fishing thru tripshock. The services were great. This is the second time we booked our excursions thru tripshock and we were very happy with the type of services they provided.

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  • Robert Reed USA about 11 months ago

    We'll be back!

    Joe is a pro! He was wonderful with our 2 boys ages 7 & 9, a mom with motion sickness vulnerability & a dad clueless about fishing. This was easily the favorite adventure from our trip! We all learned about fishing, boating & Destin. We all caught several fish and mom did not get sick! The smiles on the kids faces were priceless & he even entertained all their shark week questions. Thank you so much for a wonderful time - we'll definitely book you again the next time we are here. Highly recommend!!!

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  • Joshua Rowlett Tx. about 11 months ago

    Great time!!

    My son and me had a great time. Rodeo Joe put on some good fish and kept my son busy the hole time even with the 100 quetions my son had.

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  • Danny USA about 1 year ago

    Fun Time

    Perfect trip for young kids. We had a great experience!

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  • Charles Louisville, Kentucky, USA about 2 years ago

    Great day of fishing for the kid - would do again

    I took my 6 yr old on the 2 hr trip. It started with Joe immediately putting us onto to croakers in a small cove. This was a great warm up the little one. We caught one after another on virtually every cast. We kept the croakers for later use. Next we stopped just outside the cove in the bay area for some lady fish action. These were bigger and much more explosive and very fun to catch. The little one needed some help of course with these, but was still a challenge for the adults. Lastly we targeted red fish using the croakers we had caught for the last 30 min or so. No luck with the reds. ... read more

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  • angie Nashville, Tennessee about 2 years ago

    We Highly Recommend Rodeo Joe!

    Knowledgeable beyond our expectations. I took two of our children, ages 11 and 8, fishing with Rodeo Joe. This was their first fishing outing and they LOVED it! We caught several fish including a Red Fish. Rodeo Joe cleaned it and referred us to a local restaurant who then prepared it for us. Delicious!!

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  • Betty Dothan, Alabama, USA about 2 years ago

    Wonderful experience--our 4th year with Captain Joe!

    We have been fishing with Captain Joe for 4 years, starting when the children were 4 and 7 years old. They have loved it. The captain takes us where the fish are--I tell my friends that I think he has the fish trained to bite the kids' lines. We have caught big blues, lady fish, trout, catfish, huge red fish. This year, because of repeated big rains, we didn't catch much, but Captain Joe took us over to watch dophins herding a school of grouper who skipped above the water getting away. What a show, better than any dophin cruise I have been on. And near the end of our trip, the 11 year old caught a 38-40 inch red fish.WOW!!

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  • Monica cincinati, Ohio, USA about 2 years ago

    Fishing with Kids

    This is the second year our grandchildren have enjoyed an outing with Captain Joe. They can't wait to go again next year. The two-hour trip is just right for younger children. Captain Joe and his "first mate"in the office were wonderful to work with. Thank you for giving our grandkids a fun memory.

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