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Best Fishing Charter In Destin Florida


Join Captain David for your unforgettable fishing experience in the Choctawhatchee Bay along the Emerald Coast - the proximity of the Gulf Stream brings large prestigious game fish right to our doorstep, while the bountiful shallows along Florida's Coast provide a great variety of inshore species. Experience the thrill of a fishing trip with ECBC. Explore the calm waters of Choctawhatchee Bay and the intercoastal waterways as you search for redfish, speckled trout, and other inshore bay species. Our experienced guide will take you to grass flats, oyster beds, docks, bridges, and jetties, providing the perfect setting for a memorable fishing adventure. We also offer a great option to Introduce young children to the wonders of the worlds luckiest fishing village with our 2-hour specialized Kids Trip/Catch and Release service at ECBC. Your little ones will enjoy an exciting adventure filled with boating, saltwater fishing, and the opportunity to see incredible SeaLife such as sea turtles and dolphins. It's the perfect experience to create lasting memories for the whole family. With light tackle and live bait, you’re guaranteed a successful and enjoyable fishing experience.

Our fishing boat is a 22 ft Cape Horn flats center console boat restored in 2018 with a 2021 Yamaha 150 HP outboard motor. Our boat can accommodate up to 4 adults, we do allow 5 guests if there are 3 or 4 children in your group.

Captain David has over 20 years of Fishing Experience in the Destin, FL area which includes 12+ years as a Professional Guide. With the knowledge from his experience, he will take you to the hottest fishing spots in the area. 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. We specialize in targeting Trout, Redfish, and other local species. Our goal is to give you an enjoyable, safe, and memorable fishing experience that you will never forget. Hop aboard with Emerald Coast Bay Charters in Destin Florida today! ​

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Captain, David Sherman

Welcome to Emerald Coast Bay Charters, LLC. My passion is to make your Destin, Florida fishing experience unforgettable. I have been fishing for over 20 years and 10 plus years as a guide and have earned the reputation for being one of the best in town. My easy-going personality and dedication to providing the best service sets me apart from the rest. If you’re looking for a calm and enjoyable fishing trip, then look no further than Emerald Coast Bay Charters, LLC.

Experience the Thrill of Emerald Coast Bay Charters

Emerald Coast Bay Charters offers a variety of fishing trip options. Charter Rates vary depending on the time of year. If you're 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 3 to 6 hours for morning or afternoon. We also offer 2-hour mid-morning / afternoon trips for those with young children under the age of 12. Fishing License, Ice, Bait, Tackle, and Fish Cleaning with Ziploc Freezer Bags are included in all trips.

All major credit cards are accepted with a 3% fee. 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. 

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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 2021 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 afternoon kids trips that are catch and release.

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Destin Florida Charter Fishing With Emerald Coast Bay Charters, LLC

Testimonials That Speak for Themselves

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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