Anglers worldwide are gearing up for the 2019 Destin Fishing Rodeo beginning October 1st. Cash prizes, and the honor of the biggest catch have helped grow the Destin Fishing Rodeo from a local competition into a world-wide phenomenon!

Many of Destin's businesses have made it a tradition to offer their best rates to competitors in town for the rodeo. Hotels, condos, attractions, and lots of Destin things to do are discounted city-wide, giving those in town for the event an incentive to explore all that "The World's Luckiest Fishing Village" has to offer! Keep reading for the best vacation deals in Destin for the 2019 Destin Fishing Rodeo!

Destin Activities

There is no better time to experience Destin's activities and attractions than during the Destin Fishing Rodeo! October temperatures are cooler, and prices are lower for the areas top things to do! The Fishing Rodeo kicks off with a weekend long celebration known as the "Destin Seafood Festival". Now in its 41st year, the Seafood Fest bring together Destin's finest food, music, and art, for a harbor-side extravaganza. The celebration takes place in Harborwalk Village and offers FREE admission. Besides the 2019 Destin Seafood Festival, there are tons of exciting family-fun things to do in Destin. Find discount Destin activities including charter fishing, parasailing, and dolphin sightseeing cruises, below.

Destin Fishing Rodeo Charter Boat Trips

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Grouper Caught on Destin Private Charter
Catch a prize winning fish on a private or party boat charter in the Destin Harbor. Party boat fishing is great for large groups, with room for over 40 passengers. Trips vary in length of time, and give fisherman the chance to catch a variety of award-winning fish while still leaving room in the vacation budget. Private Destin fishing charters offer a more targeted approach based on the customer's desires. Stay nearshore and fish the reefs, or head miles out on a 4-day Tuna Trip! Most commercial charter boats are already registered in the fishing rodeo, allowing passengers free entry into the tournament.

 2019 Destin Fishing Rodeo Fishing Deals

Still looking for fun things to do in Destin? From Parasail to Jet Ski rentals, find the best deals on things to do in Destin at Destin Things To Do!

Destin Fishing Rodeo Lodging

The fall season in Destin, FL brings savings on hotels regardless of the October Fishing Rodeo. Offseason rates are already lower, meaning any additional discounts could end up saving customers up to 20%. Not only are rates at their lowest, but condos and hotels offer extra incentives and amenities including movie rentals, heated pools, and FREE WIFI. Check below for some of the best lodging deals in Destin, Florida for the 2019 Destin Fishing Rodeo!

The Palms of Destin Resort

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The Palms of Destin Resort is located in the heart of Destin, within walking distance of dining and shopping. An on-site restaurant and bar, health and beauty spa, as well as heated pool and luxurious spa tub will provide guests with all they need without ever needing to leave the property!

SunDestin Beach Resort

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Featuring a private beach along Florida’s Emerald Coast, SunDestin offers spacious apartments with free WiFi and a balcony overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. An indoor and outdoor swimming pool with a hot tub give guests a chance to enjoy the water, even in the winter months!

SunDestin Booking Info

2019 Destin Fishing Rodeo Information

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WHEN: Everyday - October 1st - 31st
WHERE: Destin Harbor, weigh-ins taking place everyday on the docks at AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar from 10am - 7pm
HOW TO ENTER: The rodeo is FREE to anglers fishing aboard a registered rodeo boat. For those not fishing on a registered boat, all fees and registration info can be found online at the Destin Fishing Rodeo registration.

For more info on the rodeo including tournament rules, please visit the Destin Fishing Rodeo Online.