Destin: World's Luckiest Fishing Village

Destin: World’s Luckiest Fishing Village, with world class fishing all year round! Its harbor has the largest fleet of state and federally permitted charter boats in Florida and possibly the nation, with 125 vessels for locals and visitors to try their hand at deep sea fishing. Destin’s Gulf coastline has a variety of depths, and artificial reefs to make it a haven for all kinds of fish. The Choctawhatchee Bay, which is 129 square miles in size, offers marshlands, backwater, and other areas for shallow water fishing. Destin features the widest variety of catches in the Florida Gulf with over twenty species of edible game fish. The most popular catches are Cobia, Redfish, Speckled Trout, Red Snapper and Grouper, and Bonita, Mahimahi and Sailfish in deeper waters. You can take your catch home and cook it up, or “hook and cook” at a local restaurant below. And if you have a large catch, you can vacuum seal it, store it, and ship it to you home to arrive when you return from vacation. Here’s a few of our recommendations:

FISH: book a charter, inshore, offshore, bottom fish, trolling, or sight fishing

Destin Charter Fishing 850-685-5593

Destin Offshore Charters 850-685-9368

Charter Boat Special K 850-259-9368

Fish Destin 850-259-0625

Pelican Adventures 850-650-3825

EAT: make a “hook and cook” reservation at a local restaurant, about 2+ hours after your planned return

Brotula’s 850-8460-8900

AJ’s 850-837-1913

Tailfin’s 850-650-1200

Dewy Destin’s 850-837-7575

SHIP: call fishing day to confirm vacuum packing, shipping and storing your fish

Destin Ice and Seafood Market 850-837-8333

Sexton’s Seafood Market 850-837-3040

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