Destin Inshore Guides
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Destin Inshore Guides is Destin’s Premier year around Inshore fishing company and award winning Captain of the year of the 2017 & 2018 Destin Fishing Rodeo. Specializing in kids fishing and light tackle inshore fishing. Offering 2-3hr specialized kids fishing trips for families with young ones and 4-6hr inshore bay fishing charters in the calm waters of the Choctawhatchee bay as well as nearshore Gulf fishing charters with a team of professional guides that are born and raised natives to the Destin area. Fish are so abundant along our coast that there is no need to go deep sea fishing and spend hours at sea (and some serious cash). Destin Inshore Guides offers 25’ Sea Hunt Center console bay boats and 25 High sided gulf center console boat providing plenty of room for groups up to 6 passengers. All of our boats are very family friendly with a small bathroom on board. Come down and fish in the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village” with Destin Inshore Guides while visiting Destin, Florida.
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Joel J
Silver Spring, MD3 contributions
Jul 2022
Capt. Aaron Tyre is the consummate guide - with years of experience in Alaska, Colorado, and Georgia, he's now a saltwater guide in Destin. A recent family trip with 3 teens for snapper was a great time. We got close to alot of wildlife, shark, dolphin, osprey, pelican...and the kids caught plenty of mangrove snapper, vermillion snapper, etc. wreck fishing. Aaron was attentive and kept the kids attitudes up! He even put on some Kidz Bop to get the kids singing and dancing as they reeled! I highly recommend Destin Inshore Guides who made the booking painless. Pro-tip, get your parking validated at Harbor Tavern, bring water/gatorade for the kiddos, and maybe a light poncho or rain jacket in case of intermittent summer showers. Do bring a small cooler for your fish if you choose to eat them.
Written July 30, 2022
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Kevin B
Charleston, SC39 contributions
Nov 2020
Hire these guides, they will take good care of you. Great experience and professional service under very tough conditions. My group and I fish often both by ourselves and with guides. We booked 3-6 hr charters with Captain Josh and he did all he could to make sure we had the best opportunity for a great trip each day. We literally had a hurricane heading up the gulf towards the panhandle and a cold front blasting heavy winds from the north at the same time. Those are terrible conditions to work in for the most seasoned Captains. Captain Josh was able to help us connect to multiple trophy Redfish and Black Drum each day. Captain Josh also shortened each trip by 2 hrs because the conditions were so bad. So even though we were disappointed we had tough conditions Captain Josh had us fish the "sweet spot" of the tides each day and saved us hours of non productive time on the water and several hundred dollars in charter fees by the end of our week. Not every guide is going to do that for you. The Captain went above and beyond on each trip. Make them part of your next visit.
Written November 15, 2020
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Clay D
1 contribution
Apr 2022
We are always looking for opportunities to get my kids on the water or in the woods to help expose them to the adventuresome life, and it was hard to find a charter that would let our kids dip their toes into salt water fishing.

Fortunately, while we were in Destin we happened to stumble across their kids friendly, shorter charters. The goal was just to give each of our three kids the opportunity to fish in the salt...and they received that and then some. On the ride back the three of them were trying to determine just how many they had caught, and that they had positively beaten dad.

That night at the hotel our daughter told us that out of a full week on the gulf coast, that three hour trip was the absolute best part of the trip. Our captain was great and made everyone feel welcome on the boat and get us into fish quickly.

If you want to get your kids on the water, this is terrific, we did it with our kids ages 3, 5, and 7...no small feat. We will be back next time for a longer trip targeting bigger fish. Can't rate this highly enough.
Written May 5, 2022
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Aaron G
1 contribution
Oct 2022
I believe this (10/10/2022) was our 5th time out with DIG and 4th with Captain Josh. It was, per usual, fantastic. Captain Josh is great with kids, finds fish even when its a tough bite, and is infinitely patient with even the youngest and most novice of fishermen. For the second year running, we had a fish taco dinner for a group of 12 made exclusively with fish we landed with DIG in the morning. Can't recommend it enough and already looking forward to our next outing.
Written October 11, 2022
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Jonathan
Memphis, TN3 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
This was our third time with this group and second time with Captain Josh. Every time has been a fantastic experience. This time we started with hitting our limit on Mangrove Snappers then caught 2-3 big Reds each to finish off the morning. Will definitely join them again next time we’re back!
Written October 4, 2022
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Gene D
1 contribution
Jun 2022
What a great time we had with Captain Josh! Not only does he know his stuff - we caught ladyfish, bluefish, and Spanish mackerel - but he was great with the kids and patient with them as they reeled in their catches. This was an awesome way to spend a couple of hours in the bay. We highly recommend Captain Josh and Destin Inshore Guides.
Written June 25, 2022
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Zach L
1 contribution
Apr 2021 • Family
Top notch! We would definitely recommend Captain Brody. Our charter consisted of a party of 2 adults and 3 kids (ages 5 to 10). Captain Brody worked the whole time to make sure we had baited hooks and that we were happy, to be honest we had him going back and forth tending to hooked fish! This a no brainer if you are looking for a family experience! We have already talked about a husband and wife trip with Destin Inshore Guides next time to Florida.

Thank you for the great day!
Written April 26, 2021
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Walter Hutto
11 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
One of our best trips ever! Our family was taking a long weekend trip prior to one of our sons heading off to the Marines. We all enjoy fishing and have take many family charters over the years but this trip was surely one of our best. Booking the trip was efficient and good updates were sent. Captain Joseph took us out and was knowledgeable, fun, committed to our enjoyment and desire to catch some fish; all while listening to a great playlist😉🎸🎣! Captain took us a couple of spots until we found the “hot” spot for the day where we pulled in many fish, a number we released due to the season, but were successful with the elusive black-snapper. What a time! Joseph filet the fish for us and we grilled them a few ours later at the condo in Sandestin. Great memories were made and we will be back if we are ever in the area! Highly recommended!
Written March 28, 2022
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Kim G
2 contributions
Apr 2020 • Family
My family and I fished with Josh and had an amazing trip. Josh put us on fish the entire trip. We caught redfish, trout and so many blackdrum that we lost count. Josh runs a first class operation with great equipment. He was so patient with the kids and really took time to answer their million questions. I recommend any family that wants to catch fish, spend time with family, and make lifelong memories give Josh a call you won’t regret it. We will definitely be fishing with him again on our next trip to the area.
Written April 19, 2020
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jdd
1 contribution
May 2022
I am a repeat customer. I have had a great time on every trip. Last went fishing May 18, 2022. Captain Josh worked extremely hard to find fish and landed more than enough to have a fish fry back home for family and friends. I can't wait for my next trip. Hopefully will figure out a way to land one of the fish that broke my line or straightened the hook out. I know I broke my line on over a dozen fish and straightened out the hook on at least ten more! Monsters that got away! Thanks again for a great trip.
Written May 27, 2022
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