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Charter Boat Special K

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Destin, FL, USA
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About Charter Boat Special K
Charter Boat Special K is a custom Bertram Sportfish will take you on the fishing trip of a lifetime! Designed to accommodate up to 6 passengers with a large selection of custom fishing tackle, we provide a one-on-one charter fishing experience with personalized individual care.
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Kevin O wrote a review Jul 2020
Cincinnati, Ohio9 contributions3 helpful votes
Today we fished with Captain Kyle and his mate Danny. This was an amazing morning - we caught our quota of Snapper along with Wahoo, a shark, and other species. These guys are extremely knowledgeable and fun to be on the water with. I highly recommend Special K!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Ray S wrote a review May 2020
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I recently took a charter trip with a group of 6 people & can not say enough great things about Special K charters. Captain Kyle is a very knowledgeable captain & put us right on the fish we were after, if nobody was home we moved to the next spot as not to waste any time while we were out. He was incredibly friendly & answered any questions we had! His mate Danny was amazing as well! We had people ranging from frequent fishers to some who hadn’t fished in years. Danny took extra time to make sure you were comfortable with what you were doing & ensured everybody was bringing up fish. All in all we had a fantastic trip! We left with 2 coolers full of fish & amazing memories to look back on. I would definitely recommend Special K to anyone visiting the Destin area & looking to do some fishing. I will definitely be going out with them again!
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Joel wrote a review Jan 2020
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I've done a lot of fishing charters all over and this was definitely one of the best ones. The day started off pretty rainy but they even had some rain jackets for us to wear. We started off catching bait and had some trouble with the grass but still got a few blue runners and spanish mackerels. We then moved further out and got some herring. Captain Kyle still wasn't happy with how much bait we had and made one more stop even further out and we caught some grunt. It was only my dad and I fishing so even captain Kyle came down to help us try and get as much grunt as quickly as possible so we could get out to start fishing for the big ones. Once we started fishing we had great action. We were primarily going after amberjacks and had hooked a few, but they broke off on reefs or sharks got them. We had landed a few almacos and several non keepers, like small amberjacks and red snappers. Captain Kyle was great and kept moving to try and get us to a spot with big amberjacks and no sharks. Towards the end of the day (luckily the recommended doing the 8 hour trip for amberjack) we ended up getting our two amberjack limit using the grunt that Captain Kyle wanted to make an extra stop for. It's very easy for a Captain to stay at a spot when there are fish that are biting, but I really appreciated Kyle constantly moving spots to finally find the right one with big amberjacks and no sharks. Danny was also great. I don't think there was a second where he wasn't working. He was constantly tying new lines, helping us bait up, and trying every possible technique to land fish. When we hooked up to our first keeper amberjack he was yelling at me to get it up out of the reef. I loved the encouragement and his excitement, but he felt so bad after he continuously apologized. With the second amberjack he had me cussing and yelling too. I love fishing and getting to learn as much as possible. Danny was very patient with my many questions, and he has some great and entertaining fishing stories. We ended up with two amberjack (limit for two people), 4 almaco jack, and a gag grouper. We caught plenty of other fish we couldn't keep as well, there was almost constant action. Danny and Captain Kyle did a great job filleting the fish and gave us some advice on preparing the fish. We had some sashimi out of the amberjack and the gag grouper. The gag grouper meat was super white and almost too light for sashimi for me, but the amberjack was incredible. We also made some fresh ceviche out of some of the almaco jack which was incredible as well. I've been on a couple charters in Destin and walked the docks several times to see what different boats are bringing in (that's how we found special K). Many of the other boats can put you on great numbers lane snapper and other fish, but Special K seems to consistently bring in the top fish. We'll definitely be going with them again.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Dadman81 wrote a review Jul 2019
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Three adults and two children booked Special K for a fishing trip and let me tell anyone that is looking for a great family oriented time, “these are the men to get it done for you!!”. Captain Kyle kept us on the fish the entire time!! Mate Danny is so great with everyone including the kids!!! He is constantly helping everyone re-bait the poles and keeping us all from getting tangled up or just getting the tangles apart quickly so you can get back to fishing. GREAT JOB SPECIAL K!!!! We will absolutely be back next year for an even longer trip with you guys!! Thanks for the memories and god bless you and your families.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Mike H wrote a review Oct 2018
Ozark, Missouri108 contributions12 helpful votes
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My group and I have been on our fair share of fishing trips all over the Gulf and the Great Lakes. We decided we wanted to get away from the "party trips" and the little short trips and get on some REAL fish. We booked a 12 hour off shore with Ken and Danny too see if it was "worth it". One word, YES! We started our day catching our bait for the day (pin fish and herring) which was a blast in itself. Then a comfy, well equipped ride aboard the Special K out about 40 miles to go fishing for grouper and others. Simply put, Ken can put you on the fish and Danny keeps you baited and in the water. We caught and tossed back 30+ red snapper (out of season), 15-20 Amber Jack that we're too small..NOW TO THE KEEPERS 4 GAG GROUPER 1 SCAMP 5 ALMACO JACK 3 AMBER JACK 2 BLACK FIN TUNA It was the last day of the Destin Fish Rodeo and we also got the biggest Amaco and Scamp of the day, our Tuna was close but 1/2lb too light. The Capt AND the Mate skinned, boned, blood lined and filleted our catch. Top Notch Fishing and Crew, we will be back!
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Date of experience: October 2018
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