2023 Fishing Rodeo Vacation Deals in Destin

February 17th 2023
Mike Fisher
2023 Fishing Rodeo Vacation Deals in Destin

Anglers worldwide are gearing up for the 2023 Fishing Rodeo beginning October 1st. Cash prizes and the honor of reeling in the biggest catch have helped grow Fishing Rodeo in Destin from a local competition into a worldwide 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 other 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 2023 Fishing Rodeo Vacation Deals in Destin!

Before you get started, consider joining in the fun of the tournament yourself! Click here to find a Registered Boat and reel in a keeper for your chance at amazing prizes during the Fishing Rodeo in Destin.

Table of Contents

  • Destin Fishing Rodeo Charter Boat Trips
    • Party Boat Fishing
    • Private Charters
  • 2023 Fishing Rodeo Vacation Deals in Destin
    • Deep Sea Fishing Party Boat in Destin
    • Destin Party Boat Fishing Excursion Aboard Vera Marie
  • Other Destin Activity Discounts
    • Destin Pontoon Rentals
    • Destin Dolphin Cruises and Tours
    • Destin Parasailing
  • 2023 Destin Fishing Rodeo Information



Destin Fishing Rodeo Charter Boat Trips


Party Boat Fishing


Catch a prize-winning fish on a Party Boat Charter in the Destin Harbor! While Party Boats in Destin, FL, make for a fun, amazing, and unforgettable fishing experience, they are called, “Party Boats,” because they will typically accommodate 30 to 40 people.

With an experienced captain and crew, budget-friendly options, and different trip durations to choose from, this fishing excursion is great for beginners and experienced fishermen alike!

Participating Destin Party Boat Fishing Charters and Semi-Private Group Charters for 2023 include:


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Private Charters


Private Destin, FL, 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.

Participating Private Destin Fishing Charters for 2023 include:

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2023 Fishing Rodeo Vacation Deals in Destin


Fishing Deals from the Rodeo come in all shapes and sizes! From Party Boat Fishing to hunting shark in small groups, and everything else in between, TripShock has the best deals and steals when it comes to reeling in the big one and beyond! Discover some of TripShock’s best Fishing Rodeo deals below:

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Deep Sea Fishing Party Boat in Destin


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Olin Marler Charters is Destin’s oldest and longest-running recreational fishing fleet, and has been reeling in keepers for over 50 years! Their Party Boat Charters are bottom fishing trips, giving anglers the opportunity to catch Snappers, Groupers, Triggerfish, and more, depending on the season. Party Boat Fishing is great for the whole family, offers multiple trip lengths to choose from, and is a great option for those on a budget!

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Destin Party Boat Fishing Excursion Aboard Vera Marie


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The Vera Marie is a 75-foot, walk-around vessel that raises the bar for Party Fishing Boats. Equipped with flat-screen TVs, multiple tables, and a host to entertain the guests, be sure to not let the boat itself, “lure,” you away from catching a prize-worthy Snapper, one of the best fish to eat in the Destin waters!

The Vera Marie is a great option for the whole group and offers discounts for the military, children, and seniors. Military/Children/Seniors receive a 10% discount on this fishing tour).

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Other Destin Activity Discounts


All, “fished out,” and looking for more family vacation ideas in Destin, FL? Well, look no further! Destin offers a wide variety of activities for every interest and personality. Check out a few of the amazing activities Destin has to offer, at the best prices with TripShock:


Destin Pontoon Rentals


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Visiting Crab Island on a Destin boat rental should definitely make it to your vacation checklist. But pontoon rentals are fun for more than just Crab Island. Grab a Florida fishing license and gear to chart your own fishing adventure! Experience Destin in a whole new way and explore the Choctawhatchee Bay, search for Flipper and friends, or just park at Crab Island and enjoy the day! And if that doesn’t sound amazing enough, use one of these promo codes for additional savings.

Click each promo code to automatically apply the deal to your shopping cart:

  • $5 OFF Pontoon Boat Rentals in Destin, FL (Min. $175) - Code PONT95
  • $10 OFF Pontoon Boat Rentals in Destin, FL (Min. $250) - Code PONT86
  • $20 OFF Pontoon Boat Rentals in Destin, FL (Min. $400) - Code PONT89

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Destin Dolphin Cruises and Tours


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Speaking of Flipper and friends, get up-close-and-personal with these amazing creatures on a Destin Harbor dolphin tour. Nothing really compares to the feeling you get when watching one of these majestic marine mammals jump the wake of the boat right beside you! This family-friendly activity is great for all ages, and one the family won’t soon forget!

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Destin Parasailing


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Soar in the sky and look down below at what makes Destin truly special. The beautiful emerald waters, the ever-exciting Destin Harbor, and the incredible marine life are just a few of the unforgettable sights to be seen when parasailing in Destin, Florida.

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2023 Destin Fishing Rodeo Information


WHEN: Everyday - October 1st - 31st

WHERE: Destin Harbor, weigh-ins taking place everyday on the docks at AJ’s Seafood and Oyster Bar from 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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 information can be found online at DestinFishingRodeo.org.


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