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MAY 20 - JULY 31 **A max of 3 passengers is allowed These charters are a flat rate fee of $1,200 and typically lasting a minimum of 6 hours.
Tarpon Charter
6 hod
If you are booking an afternoon trip, times may vary depending on our morning trips. We will contact you after you book to verify your departure time. The departure time...
3 Hour Fishing Charter
3 hod
If you are booking an afternoon trip, times may vary depending on our morning trips. We will contact you after you book to verify your departure time. The departure time...
4 Hour Fishing Charter
4 hod
                                            ABOUT US


         Welcome to Emerald Coast Outfitters, your premier choice for private fishing charters in Destin, FL. As a locally owned and operated charter, we specialize in inshore and near shore Gulf and Tarpon fishing trips suitable for all ages and skill levels. Whether you're an experienced angler looking to take on the Silver King or a family with young children wanting to catch some fish, we have the perfect charter for you. Book your trip with us today and experience the best fishing charters in Destin, FL!

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   Phone - 850-865-0466                                  Email - 

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                        Tarpon Fishing in Destin, FL


Tarpon fishing in Destin, Florida is an exciting and unforgettable experience, especially with Capt. Nicky Harvell of Emerald Coast Outfitters. Known as the Silver King, tarpon are one of the most sought-after game fish in the world, and they can be found in abundance in the Gulf of Mexico.
Capt. Nicky Harvell is a seasoned angler with years of experience in tarpon fishing. He knows the best spots to find these elusive fish and has the skills and equipment to help you catch them. With his guidance, you can experience the thrill of battling a tarpon firsthand.
One of the best times to go tarpon fishing in Destin is during the summer months, from June to August. During this time, the tarpon migrate through the area in large numbers, making it easier to find and catch them. However, tarpon fishing can be good year-round in the Gulf of Mexico, with the best times depending on weather conditions and water temperature.
When tarpon fishing with Emerald Coast Outfitters you'll be using top-of-the-line equipment and tackle. We'll provide everything you need for a successful trip, including live bait, rods, reels, and lures. He'll also give you tips and techniques to help you hook and land these powerful fish.
In addition to the thrill of catching a tarpon, the scenery and wildlife you'll see while fishing are truly spectacular. You'll have the opportunity to see dolphins, sea turtles, and a variety of other marine life as you fish in the crystal-clear waters of the Gulf.
Overall, tarpon fishing with Capt. Nicky Harvell of Emerald Coast Outfitters is an experience you won't forget. Book your trip today and get ready for an unforgettable adventure on the water!


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Near Shore Gulf Fishing in Destin, FL

If you're looking for an exciting fishing adventure in the Gulf of Mexico, near shore gulf fishing with Emerald Coast Outfitters is the perfect choice. Our private fishing charters offer a unique opportunity to explore the Gulf's near shore waters, and catch a variety of fish species using a variety of techniques. Here are just some of the reasons to choose Emerald Coast Outfitters for your next adventure.

       1       Local expertise: Our experienced guides have extensive knowledge of the local waters and the best spots for near shore gulf fishing.
       2       Personalized experience: With private fishing charters, you can customize your trip to suit your preferences and skill level.
       3       Top-of-the-line equipment: We provide all the gear you need for a successful fishing trip, including rods, reels, bait, and lures.
       4       Professional guides: Our guides are experienced, licensed, and passionate about fishing.
       5       Abundant fish: The near shore Gulf of Mexico is home to a diverse range of fish species, including red snapper, grouper, amberjack, and more.
       6       Scenic views: The Gulf's near shore waters offer stunning views of the coast, making for a beautiful backdrop to your fishing adventure.
       7       Family-friendly: Our private fishing charters are perfect for families with children of all ages.
       8       Year-round fishing: Near shore gulf fishing can be done year-round, with peak seasons varying depending on the species you're targeting.
       9       Catch and release: We practice catch and release to preserve the fishery and ensure the sustainability of the species we target.
       10      Unforgettable experience: With Emerald Coast Outfitters, you are guaranteed to have an unforgettable near shore gulf fishing experience.
In conclusion, if you're looking for an exciting and unique fishing adventure in the Gulf of Mexico, near shore gulf fishing with Emerald Coast Outfitters is the perfect choice. Our experienced guides, top-of-the-line equipment, and commitment to sustainability make us the top choice for private fishing charters in Destin, Florida. Book your trip today and get ready to experience the thrill of near shore gulf fishing!

                                                    What You Get


     When you choose one of Emerald Coast Outfitter's two family friendly and reliable center consoles for your private charter, we'll provide you with all the necessary equipment needed for your near-shore, back bay, or deep sea fishing adventure. Fishing licenses for every member of your party, fishing gear (rods, bait, tackled and ice), life vests, cooler, plus the cleaning and bagging of  your catch is all included in the price (drinks, food and captains gratuity not included). 

     Whether you're an experienced angler looking to take your shot at the Silver King, or you're a family of first-timers just looking for a patient, family friendly professional captain to put you on the fish, we are the right private fishing charter for you. 


                                                  Have you heard?!

16 year old catches 450 pound Mako on our charter!                                16-year-old-reels-in-450-pound-mako-shark-in-nw-florida






"Great trip! Took the grandkids and everyone had a wonderful day of fishing! Thanks for the memories Capt. Nick! See you next year!"

Frank E.


"Doesn't get any better than Nicky! Had a great trip and some great fish for dinner that night! Would definitely recommend Emerald Coast Outfitters to beginners and pros alike.  All will have a great time and enjoy their catch before and after the trip!"

Rachel F.


"Great trip! Nicky's very knowledgeable and it's obvious he enjoys what he does.  Hit out limit on red snapper and pulled in some Jacks as well.  Will absolutely be going back and would recommend to anyone interested in a trip out of Destin. Thanks Nick!"

Chase R.


"Had a great time yesterday with Nicky! He was very helpful and made the trip a wonderful experience! Will go back again! Also got some great fish!"

"I hire guides almost every year. What matters most is their helpful attitude and work ethic. Captain Nicky worked hard today fishing cold wind, currents and helping these two teenage girls catch fish. He showed them how to cast and coached them on the bite. If you've got youth or you want to go for more competitive game fish, this is your guy. Highly recommend him."

"My first deep sea fishing trip was a blast. Thanks so much, Nicky and Lauren. It was awesome. Caught a ton of fish. He has a nice center console boat and knows where the fish are. Nicky gave my 15 year old step daughter a great day of fishing. He even let her drive his boat!! Dealing with Lauren on the phone was painless. You can sure tell that fishing is their full time job. They are pros. I'll definitely be looking this company back up in the near future. Great day fishing in Destin!!"

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