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Kids Inshore Fishing with Emerald Coast Bay Charters

Based on 3 reviews

Destin is known as the Luckiest Fishing Village, not only because of the great fishing but also because of the mesmerizingly charming emerald green waters. Fishing in Destin's Choctawhatchee Bay is a great option for families and those who do not want to take a long boat ride to catch fish. Book an inshore charter today with Emerald Coast Bay Charters and customize the trip that is right for you.

Activity Highlights

  • Tackle and license included
  • U.S. Coast Guard approved & insured Captain
  • Morning and afternoon charters available
  • No experience required

What's Included

  • Bait and tackle
  • Fishing license
  • Experienced captain/guide
  • Fully equipped boat

What to bring

  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Food and beverages
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Weather appropriate attire


  • Glass bottles or items are prohibited on the boat.
  • The boat can take up to 2 adult passengers and a max of 5 passengers.
  • This activity is not recommended for expectant mothers, people with back injuries, or children under 4.
  • Not handicap accessible.
  • No service dogs allowed.
  • Absolutely no GPS devices will be allowed on the boat.

Additional information

  • Kids fishing trips are catch and release trips and recommended for children under the age of 10.
  • There are no bathrooms on board, but the captain is close enough to shore to make a pit stop if needed.
  • Customers will be fishing a 22 foot Cape Horn Center Console Boat.
  • The captain may be required to catch live bait during your trip that may impact trip time. This is customary and part of the fishing experience.
  • 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.
  • Trips stay in the bay/pass or near shore.
  • What you can expect to catch (depending on the season) is sheepshead, red fish, and trout.
  • If it rains, charters will still go out fishing depending on the customer preference. However, if there is excessive fog, wind, or lightening, the trip will not go. Trips are always decided based on the captains discretion. Trip will either reschedule or be refunded to the customer.
  • Parking is available on-site for a fee.

Cancellation policy

Customers that cancel will be charged $100 cancel fee plus $5 service fee 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 by the vendor. No refunds will be given once the customer boards the boat. No shows will not be refunded.

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  • Merle S. about 1 year ago

    We had an awesome time fishing with emerald coast bay charters. Don't get it confused with the other emerald charter though. Read More on Yelp

  • Michelle G. about 2 years ago

    We went fishing with Captain David and it was great! We weren't able to go in the Gulf due to the weather but we caught over a dozen speckled trout in the... Read More on Yelp

  • Elizabeth S. about 3 years ago

    This was an amazing kids' fishing trip! David was patient with the kids and adults! We are not seasoned fishermen, and David set it all up and made it easy... Read More on Yelp

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