Ships Chandler Charters

We specialize in light tackle inshore, flats, and nearshore fishing in the waters surrounding Destin, FL. We offer 4, 6, and 8 hr trips. We also offer night fishing trips (3-4 hrs). All bait, tackle, and license is included. Please contact the Ships Chandler Guide Service for trip rates (850.837.9306), or use the Reservations buttons to request a charter date.


Inshore/Flats Trip:

Depending on what time of year it is, we typically target speckled trout, redfish, and flounder.  We fish a number of ways including top water, sight fishing, and live bait fishing, depending mostly on the client’s fishing experience.


Beach Fishing:

Fishing along the crystal clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico can be as fun as it gets.  We target many species including jack crevalle, redfish, tarpon, and cobia.



Nearshore Gulf Fishing:

If you’re looking to have an experience like you’ve never had in the Gulf, this may be a trip for you.  We target many species you typically see other boats go after including, red snapper, amberjack, king mackerel, bonito, grouper, and more, we just do it a different way.  If you’re interested in catching fish like these, but doing so up close and personal on light tackle, our years of experience doing so will make you want to come back again and again.

Night Fishing Trips: 

We offer two different kinds of night trips.  1) Fishing the under the lights targeting trout and redfish and 2) Fishing for big sharks.  Both are just as exciting as and sometimes better than day trips and can be more accommodating to your schedule.