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 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.
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
● 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. 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.
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.
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.
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Oct 24 2016 11:41am
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 moreVerified TripShock! Traveler Review
Oct 9 2016 08:40am
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!!Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Dothan, Alabama, USA
Aug 20 2016 01:29pm
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!!Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
cincinati, Ohio, USA
Jul 25 2016 11:46am
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.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
san antonio, Texas, USA
Jul 2 2016 09:39am
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.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Knox, Indiana, USA
Jun 27 2016 04:41am
I would recommend this charter. Captain Joe is great with the kids.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
New Carlisle, Ohio, USA
Jun 17 2016 09:07am
The captain, Rodeo Joe was really good with our daughter and paid attention to helping her and making sure she was having fun.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
quincy, Illinois, USA
Jun 14 2016 10:43am
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.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
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!Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Toffen, Florida, Switzerland
May 8 2016 02:08am
Lots of fun!Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
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