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Fishing the Bay - A Kid Friendly Fishing Charter

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Private Charter for 4 People!

Treat the little ones to this family-friendly fishing charter! This kid-focused fishing trip is designed to introduce your children to the excitement of saltwater fishing and the love of the Florida outdoors. Share your love of the open water with your kiddos on this 2 or 3 hour customizable fishing trip. Your experienced captain will take his time explaining the different types of fish and gear. Your kids will have the opportunity to catch some fish and enjoy quality time with their loved ones on the water! Reel in this Destin fishing deal today!

Activity Highlights

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

What's Included

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

What to bring

  • Small cooler with snacks and beverages
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Hat


  • Departures are offered daily based on availability. It is best to reserve your charter at least 2 days in advance to avoid sellouts.
  • Reservations booked less than 48 hours prior to arrival are not guaranteed until confirmed by the vendor.
  • Because of U.S. Coast Guard regulations, the captain only takes 4 people maximum on this trip.
  • Must be at least 18 to reserve this charter.
  • Children must be supervised at all times.
  • No glass items permitted on board.

Additional information

  • Tours run rain or shine. 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.
  • The crew 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.
  • There are no restrooms on board boat, but the captain is close enough to shore to make a pit stop if needed.
  • What you can expect to catch (depending on the season) is redfish, speckled trout, and sheepshead.
  • All trips are inshore fishing trips on calm waters that are kid-friendly.
  • Customers will be fishing on a 22 foot Cape Horn Center Console Boat.
  • The boat will stay close to shore and avoid any heavy wake areas.
  • Glass bottles or other glass items are prohibited on the boat.
  • These trips are generally catch and release trips only.
  • Paid parking is available on-site.
  • Trip minimum is 1.
  • Trip max is 4.

Cancellation policy

Customer may cancel 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. No-shows will not be refunded.

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The worst fishing trip ever

Review of Fishing the Bay - A Kid Friendly Fishing Charter

  • Eric Kansas Sep 13 2015 12:35am

    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 recommend this to anyone nor would I ever recommend trip shock to book anything through.

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  • Management Response, about 4 years ago

    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.

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  • Brian williams USA about 6 months ago


    Nice guy but a below average day on the water

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  • Adam Palmer Knoxville, Tennessee, USA about 7 months ago


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  • chadd USA about 1 year ago

    Not bad

    It was ok but could’ve been a little more enthusiastic being a “kid” geared trip. My son had fun but being we’re from West Texas we don’t get to do a lot of fishing in the ocean and we didn’t feel like the guide cared too much that we were there or didn’t care too much to help us out or giving us any guidance. He barely spoke to us and the boat was extremely small, even for 5 people. If the water was any more rough it would’ve been a lot worse getting around I feel like. Like I said, it was an ok trip but not one id recommend to anyone and not one id book again.

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  • Pamela EDWARDS, Illinois, USA about 4 years ago

    We caught fish!

    We signed up for this so that our kids would have a quality experience fishing in the ocean. They got that. They were able to catch a number of fish. Rodeo Joe was constantly at work baiting hooks and setting things up for us. He did great at making sure the kids were able to constantly catch fish. If you're looking for a guide who is chatty and interested in talking with you and your kids, making small talk and explaining to the kids about fishing, baiting, or taking about the fish they caught, this is not the excursion for you. Joe was friendly enough - not rude. But he said very little and did not make it a "kid friendly" experience in that respect.

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  • Matthew Perron Ville Platte, Louisiana, USA about 6 years ago

    We had a good time but were disappointed when we showed up and realized it was NOT an offshore charter. We were all excited to experience offshore fishing but didn't get it. I wish I had been made aware of the difference when booking.

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