Emerald Coast Outfitters is a locally owned and operated private fishing charter, located in Destin Fl. We offer inshore, near shore Gulf and Tarpon charters for all ages and experience levels! Whether you're a experienced angler looking to battle the Silver King, or you just want catch a few fish with the kiddos, we have the trip for you. Drop us a line and book your trip today!
Phone - 850-865-0466 Email - ECoutfittersdestin@gmail.com
Tarpon Fishing in Destin, FL
During the months of June and July schools of migrating Tarpon pour down the Emerald Coast in groups of over a hundred and our private Tarpon charters are here to greet them. The Tarpon stands alone at the top of many anglers bucket list as their most sought after trophy, and have deservingly earned the nickname “the Silver King”.
If one of our Tarpon fishing charters is what brings you to our site, and you too would like to add the Silver King to your list of trophies, its important to be prepared. The sight of a jumping tarpon can be one of the most beautiful and exciting experiences you can have on the water. It can also be the very last thing an angler sees before his trophy fish throws the hook and is gone forever, so knowing the proper way to “bow” to a Tarpon's impressive jumps will undoubtedly increase your chances of getting your fish to the boat.
Here is a great article on “bowing”. https://www.saltstrong.com/articles/tarpon-bow/
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
Capt. Nicky Harvell was born and raised fishing the locals waters of Choctawhatchee bay and the Gulf of Mexico. After a short career in the U.S. Coast Guard, Nicky returned to his home waters of Destin to fulfill his dream of becoming a Guide. With over 15 + years in the charter fishing industry, captain Nicky has the local knowledge and experience to turn the fishing trip of your dreams into reality. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, and our ability to catch fish. Come experience what Emerald Coast Outfitters has to offer, CALL AND BOOK NOW!
"Great trip! Took the grandkids and everyone had a wonderful day of fishing! Thanks for the memories Capt. Nick! See you next year!"
"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!"
"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!"
"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!!"