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Fishing with Kids - A Child Friendly Fishing Charter

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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

  • Jenna Bryant Alabama, USA Jun 12 2019 10:34am

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  • Jennifer Kansas about 4 years ago

    The worst fishing trip ever

    This was the most awful experience I have ever had on a fishing trip. We start the trip off by telling the "captain" (and I use that term loosely) that my son can not swim (one of the reasons why we booked this trip) and he didn't even have a life jacket that would probably fit my child. We caught 4 fish in four hours some of the time was used so that the "captain" could catch bait which I thought he should of already of had prepared. Also we asked about our fishing license that was included in the price and he said that everything was fine. I have been fishing across the country and there has never been a time where I did not have to sign a fishing license until now. The only "keeper" that was caught was kept by the "captain". This is NOT a kid friendly fishing trip I would NEVER... read more

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  • Management Response, about 4 years ago

    Jennifer, ...

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    Jennifer, We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your fishing trip. At TripShock, transparency with our customers is one of our highest priorities. It's important that our guests read the tour listing/voucher completely before booking to avoid these type of issues. First off, this captain is one of the most experienced captains in Destin with 20+ years experience. The reviews below speak for themselves regarding his ability to provide an exceptional fishing experience. Since we are selling a 'kids fishing trip', the captain has life jackets that fit kids - this is required by the coast guard. We may not carry a life jacket that fits every kids perfectly, but they are OK by coast guard standards. Catching bait is part of the experience. If you go out to the East Pass on any given morning, you'll see several fishing boats catching bait. Usually this takes no more than 30 minutes or so and the kids have fun doing it. And lastly, we would never put our customers out on an unlicensed vessel. When you are a registered charter boat, your customers do not need a fishing licence. The charter company pays a fee for their customers to fish on their vessel. You can read more about it here If you have any further questions regarding your fishing trip, please let us know.

  • Brandon MS about 4 years ago

    Not good

    The Captain said maybe two sentences that weren't initiated by us. We caught no fish....none, not a bite! I know that is the way it goes sometimes. I was expecting a more fun atmosphere. It was very quiet and boring!!! Money wasted!

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  • Randall Buchanan Talking Rock, Georgia, USA about 4 years ago

    Not the best experience!

    Didn't seem to care if we caught a fish. Took us to spots knowing the fish wasn't biting. Caught one big fish at time to leave. Our son was bored and so were we. Captain Joe was nice but didn't seem to care.

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