Scallywag charters - Charter fishing in Destin, Fl

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Inshore fishing charters in Destin Florida

Welcome to Scallywag charters, located on Okaloosa Island just a short drive from Destin, FL. 

We specialize in family friendly inshore and offshore fishing charters. Our mission is to help create memories of a lifetime with your family and friends.

Inshore Redfish on light tackle
Captain Nick Kirby with a Redfish

Family friendly "Kids Fishing" Charters

There’s nothing better than watching a child becoming interested in fishing and we specialize in shorter 2 & 3 hour ” Kids trips” designed specifically with younger anglers in mind. these shorter trips give children the opportunity to experience the excitement of fishing without an all day commitment.

Keep it Local

Scallywag Charters is a locally owned and family operated charter fishing company. We highly suggest booking directly with us by phone or e-mail so we can offer the best rates possible.

The Captain

Captain Nick Kirby is a Local born and raised fishing in the Choctawhatchee Bay. As a father of two boys and a lifetime charter fisherman he has the paitence, experience and

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22' Cape Horn Inshore Vessel

Our 22' Cape Horn bay series vessel is powered by a 2022 Mercury 225 Outboard. Outfitted with the tallest inshore tower around with full controls this vessel is the perfect combination of comfort, maneuverability and fishability. Known for incredibly dry rides and stability you'll be at home in no time fishing from its large bow and stern fishing platforms or even sight casting from the tower.

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24' Cape Horn Offshore Vessel

Our 24' 2014 Cape Horn Offshore is powered by reliable twin 2020 Yamaha 200's. These vessels are well known for their dry rides, durability and comfortability. These vessels can handle anything the Gulf of Mexico throws its way and continue fishing.

Client Testimonials

Greatest Fathers Day Ever!!! My son and I went out with Nick this morning and had a blast. 5:00 AM wake up call comes pretty early for me so at 6:00AM I was still struggling!! After 5 minutes with Nick if you're still asleep he'll get ya going with his high energy and the excitement and passion he has for the sport!! Not only is he fun to hang out with he knows his stuff and is very helpful and has you feeling like a pro in no time!! Thanks again Nick... see ya next summer!! Deuces!!

Rob Melton 5 years ago

Captain Nick was the best. We went on a quick 2 hour trip and he packed in plenty of fish. Could not recommend this charter more. We had a great time and my kids won't stop talking about it. Nick is one of the friendliest and most knowledgable people you'll meet.

Brian Klueter 9 months ago

What an amazing experience! Captain Nick was fantastic with our kids and handled all the hard work. He taught us some interesting facts and had a beautiful boat. My husband and I got to watch our kids enjoy a unique experience catching Trigger fish and chasing dolphins. The two hour, Kid friendly tour was perfect for our 3 Kids (3,6 and 10). We couldn't be more pleased with out first ocean fishing adventure!

Alli Davis 1 year ago

We had the best time fishing with scallywag charters! We were able to get on the fish immediately catching bait fish then went and started slamming the red fish and speckled trout. the kids loved it! our boat Captain was very knowledgable and so helpful with the kids!

Katie Peterson 3 weeks ago

Great experience fishing with Nick. He's fun, knows all the spots the fish hang out and is a great teacher. The whole experience from booking to cleaning the fish we caught was easy (except for reeling in the reds, that was tough but we did it!) We didn't go to catch the small ones so be prepared to catch big fish and a lot of them!

Brenda Knapek 10 months ago

15 year wedding anniversary and one of our top experiences ever! Booking was super easy. Nicks wife was great to talk with, answered all our questions and got us set up! Nick was a fantastic captain and definitely knew what he was doing. He knew all the perfect spots to go because we caught quite a bit of fish as well as had a crazy adventure hooking a Tarpon that gave us quite the pull and Im pretty sure as we released him, that Tarpon laughed at my husband and I's exhaustion. What an experience! next year we will definitely be back and bringing our 4 kiddos as well! We hands down recommend this charter! Not only a fun experience but great people to deal with!! Thanks Scallywag Charters!

Rachel Justen 7 months ago