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Fishing with Kids - A Child Friendly Fishing Charter

Treat the whole family to a Child-Friendly Fishing Charter! These kid-focused fishing trips are designed to introduce children to the excitement of saltwater fishing. The captain will take his time to explain the different types of fish and gear. Kids will have the opportunity to catch fish and enjoy quality time with their loved ones on the water! Reel in this Destin fishing deal today!

Activity Highlights

  • Primarily a catch and release fishing charter
  • Provides an educational and engaging experience for children
  • Great introductory to fishing and boating for children of all ages
  • Choice of 2 or 3-hour charter

What's Included

  • Bait and tackle
  • Fishing license
  • Experienced captain
  • Fully equipped boat
  • Ice and bags
  • Fish filleting
  • Ice


  • Gratuities (20%)

What to bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Customers can bring a small cooler with food and beverages, please no glass.


  • Because of U.S. Coast Guard regulations, Captain only takes 4 people maximum, regardless of age and if they will be fishing or not.
  • Must be at least 18 to reserve this charter.
  • No glass!!

Additional information

  • 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 other glass 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.
  • Due to the nature of fishing, these trips will tend to be catch and release trips.

Trip Age Recommendations

  • 2 hour trip - Ages 3-7
  • 3 hour trip - Ages 8-13

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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Review of Fishing with Kids - A Child Friendly Fishing Charter

  • Erin Budke USA Aug 2 2019 10:05am

    This was perfect for my son and nephew who are 10! They caught a bunch of fish and it was just the right amount of time. The crew was amazing! We wanted to book another trip but they were booked trough the week!

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  • Lizzie Larrick Alabama, USA about 17 days ago

    So fun

    Even though my kids wanted nothing to do with actually fishing ( I think it mostly had to do with being nervous on the boat) Captain Joe kept them entertained with the bait fish and they had a blast! It was a great day!

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  • Manos USA about 21 days ago

    Captain Joe's a fun guy!

    We had a great time with Captain Joe. He knew the waters, how to fish, and he was great with the kids. While the gulf-side was very choppy and had huge waves, he took us out into the inlet, which was very calm. We caught a mackerel, and two bluefish, which were all great eat'n! While the boat can hold four passengers (plus the captain, for five total), it's tough for four people to fish. It's a lot of rods and lines, all getting tangled. Overall, we had a great time. We would definitely look to do it again next time we're in the area.

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  • Diana Seeley USA about 22 days ago

    Not Kid Friendly

    Pretty disappointed in our trip yesterday (Sept 2019). When we boarded the boat the captain never introduced himself or asked our names, throughout our 2 hour trip he barely made any conversation at all. We booked this trip for our 3 year old son, who loves fishing at home. Not sure what about this trip was supposed to be kid friendly. The captain was kind, but not overly friendly or entertaining for our son. There was nothing that was geared towards a kid. He got bored and fell asleep towards the end. My husband was pretty disappointed we didn't catch our first fish until the last 30 minutes of our trip. In total we ended up catching 8 small fish (catfish, lady fish) in that last 30 minutes. On the bright side, we did see 2 dolphins and a sea turtle which was cool.

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  • Amanda Yurko USA about 1 month ago


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  • Bryan USA about 1 month ago

    Kids fishing with Rodeo Joe

    Joe was excellent with the kids and made sure we had an awesome time. We would book with him again. The southern resorts was not our favorite. The email didn’t mention anything about where to go and they didn’t answer or return our call. They also did not seem to have a location on harbor walk. Joe answered and guided us where to go so all went well.

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  • Karen Evans USA about 1 month ago

    Kids fishing with Captain Joe

    This was the best activity we did the entire week. Captain Joe is a quiet man but a wonderful person and fisherman. He was very calm and did not force our child to look at the fish he had caught that had teeth. If we visit again we will definitely book this again. Thank you Captain Joe and God bless you and your family.

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  • William Coughlin USA about 2 months ago

    Great trip!

    We booked with Capt. Joe because we were looking for a fun charter boat experience for kids and we couldn't be more happy with it! We caught 5 mackerel and 1 speckled trout and maybe 30 large ladyfish. It was a blast! Capt Joe knows where to go to catch fish. It was non-stop action and our 5 year old son had the time of his life. Capt Joe fillet all the fish we caught and had an awesome fish dinner that night. We highly recommend booking with Capt Joe. We can't wait To go again next year!

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  • Eric Jarrell Alabama, USA about 2 months ago

    Great time

    Awesome trip. Really nice setup and good results.

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  • ASHLEY Moreno Alabama, USA about 2 months ago


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  • Clinton Hull USA about 2 months ago



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