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Welcome To Emerald Coast Bay Charters Destin Bay Fishing Guide Service And Inshore Gulf Fishing Charters !!

Join Captain David Sherman for your unforgettable fishing experience in the Choctawhatchee Bay and Gulf of Mexico. Our fishing boat is a 22 ft Cape Horn flats center console boat that accommodates up to 4 adults, we do allow 5 guest if there is 3 or 4 children in your group. Captain David has over 20 years of Fishing Experience in the Destin, FL area which includes 10+ years as a Professional Guide. Emerald Coast Bay Charters offers a variety of fishing trips for anglers of any skill level and also provides a great experience for families with young kids looking to enjoy their day outdoors along the Beautiful Emerald Coast. It is a very dry and spacious boat compared to most other boats in the Destin Florida's inshore fishing fleet. Emerald Coast Bay Charters is owned by Captain David Sherman with over twenty years of experience so your guaranteed a great fishing trip.

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What we do

Emerald Coast Bay Charters offers a variety of fishing trip options. Charter Rates vary depending on the time of year. If your interested in booking a fishing charter please go to the Book Fishing Charter page. You can also call or email Captain David for your charter rate and availability. 850-685-6860. Fishing Trips range from 4 to 6 hours for morning or afternoon. We also offer 2 or 3 hour trips for those with children under the age of 10. Fishing License, Ice, Bait, Tackle, and Fish Cleaning with Ziploc Freezer Bags are included in all trips.

All major credit cards are accepted. We also accept Cash or Check. 15 to 20% Tip is always greatly appreciated

Targeted Fish Species vary throughout the year but our Inshore Bay Fishing Charters mainly target Red fish, Speckled Sea Trout, and Spanish Mackerel. While, our Inshore Gulf Fishing Charters target Red Snapper, Grouper, Vermilion Snapper, Trigger fish, and King Mackerel.

Click Here to see the 2023 fishing season and regulations.


Emerald Coast Bay Charters fishing boat is equipped with a tower for sight fishing Cobia, Bull Reds and Tarpon during certain times of the year and is very helpful for locating bait. Our charter boat is also equipped with a Yamaha 150 4 stroke, Garmin GPS, and Quantum tackle.  We offer 3, 4 5 and 6  hour trips for inshore fishing, flats fishing, and near shore gulf fishing.  We also offer 2 hour kids trips that are catch and release.



Tom Hill

​David was excellent and energetic about his job. It's nice to have a guide who is fun as well as knowledgeable. The weather threw us a curve ball, but David was able to improvise because of his knowledge of the area we were fishing. It was obvious that he does a lot of scouting, even on the bait fish. Nothing is worse than spending your time searching for bait, but David had them pegged. Fishing was excellent, and I would highly recommend him to others looking for a great trip.

Rebecca Bennett

This was a amazing 3hr kids fishing trip! Capt. David was patient and energetic with the kids and adults! We are not seasoned fishermen, and Capt, David set it all up and made it easy and fun! We caught lots of Trout and Red fish that he filleted for us too! It was a great fishing trip and i highly recommend Emerald Coast Bay Charters for seasoned and beginner fisherman alike.


First let me say I love to hunt and fish and paying someone to help do this makes me cringe!!! However if you want to experience inshore fishing at its finest with a true sportsman, than fishing with Captain Dave is what U need to do. This is my second trip with him and I will continue to go back year after year here in Destin. I have gone with my wife and brother and my 13-year-old son. Captain Dave understands and works to meet the needs of whatever you would like to do with regards to fishing. He is going to put you on the fish and you are going to enjoy and have a great time. If you’re looking for someone that’s going to be honest, transparent and deliver on what they say, then he is your guide here on the Emerald Coast. I know myself and any of his customers would be more than happy to share positive experiences and that is why we continue to go back with him. What a great day!

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