Deep Sea Fishing Party Boat in Destin

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Embark on an unforgettable offshore fishing adventure with the friendly folks at Olin Marler Charters. Party boat fishing provides anglers with the unique opportunity to cast, converse, and learn from fellow fishermen from all across the country. The experienced captain and crew will help you every step of the way, including filleting your catch so you can bring home dinner! Reel in this fishing deal today with a Destin legend!

Activity Highlights

  • Catch and keep an assortment of popular reef fish including snapper & grouper
  • Expert Captain and Crew help with baiting lines, removing fish, and equipment
  • 65 ft. walk around boat with bathrooms and A/C cabin
  • Olin Marler Charters is Destin's longest running charter boat operator

What's Included

  • Bait & Tackle
  • Fishing License
  • Instruction
  • Fish filleting

What to bring

  • Wash cloths
  • Hat or visor
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Small cooler with ice, food, and drinks
  • Camera

Restrictions

  • This trip is not recommended for children under 7.
  • Expectant mothers or persons with disabilities must consult their physician prior to booking.
  • Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Trips must receive at least 15 participants to depart.
  • Glass bottles or other glass items are not permitted on the boat.
  • GPS devices are not permitted on the boat.
  • Certain fish species are seasonal and require size limits to keep.

Additional information

  • Parking available on-site for a fee.
  • The crew will fillet and bag any fish that the customer catches on the trip that meets regulation and is in season. Please tip the crew appropriately for all the hard work they do on the trip.
  • Boats are U.S. Coast Guard approved up to 42 passengers, but the size of the trip will vary based captains discretion (usually 30-35).
  • If you suffer from back or shoulder pain, please consult with a physician before booking as the use of the fishing pole can be strenuous at times.
  • Your travel time will be 1-2 hours depending on the length of the trip.
  • The boat will sometimes experience movement and those who are prone to motion sickness are asked to take preventative medicines like dramamine or bonine for precaution.
  • Handicap services are available, please call us when the reservation is booked for proper assistance. In some cases, we are able to accommodate handicap customers.
  • If the weather or the Gulf is unfavorable for fishing, the trip will be rescheduled or refunded. If the trip is cut short due to weather conditions, the trip will be prorated.

Is your target species in season? (https://myfwc.com/fishing/saltwater/recreational/) Check MyFWC.com for more info!

Types of Fishing

Bottom Fishing: The most common way of fishing techniques, used to catch fish that are found near the sea floor. Each paid person will receive their own rod and reel.

Check the ticket descriptions to see what type of fish you are likely to catch on each trip.

Cancellation policy

Customer must cancel 72 hour prior to the trip time in order to receive a full refund minus a $5 fee. Cancellations received less than 72 hours prior to trip time will not be eligible for a refund by the vendor. If the captain declares that the trip be cancelled (weather, rough seas etc..), vendor will attempt to reschedule to the most convenient day possible. If the trip cannot be rescheduled, the full amount of the trip will be refunded to the customer. No refunds for no shows! Trips will require a minimum of 15 passengers to depart. Any changes to the reservation are at the discretion of the charter company and additional charges may apply. You will not always fish in calm conditions! Please inquire with staff prior to arrival to verify sea conditions and what's in season for fishing. No refunds will be given once the customer boards the boat.

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Review of Deep Sea Fishing Party Boat in Destin

  • Andrew Weaver USA Jun 28 2018 11:17am

    Captain was very negative, bordering on threatening, in his instructions. Made degrading remarks to anyone whose tipping he didn't think was sufficient. Boat was crowded with lots of smokers you couldn't get away from. Fishing was OK. Took two hours to reach fishing spot and two to get back which greatly reduced fishing time. Crew was very helpful and nice.

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  • Jesse Stamm USA about 17 days ago

    Bad trip

    Boat wasn’t as advertised. Interior area may be temp controlled but they leave the doors open all trip anyway. Our group had so many people that it was very difficult to get to the bathrooms or walk around the boat. Fishing was so tight there were many tangles of lines. The rods used seemed so stiff it was hard to feel the bite. Most people that caught fish were just reeling up to see if they still had bait and there happened to be a fish on the hook. Most fish were too small to keep. Crew was OK. Captain was a grumpy old man and mainly everything he said was along the lines of how stupid the passengers were and not to do anything stupid. Boat we were on was the Gulf Breeze. Olin Marler charters has other boats so maybe the others are better.

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  • Lorena Franco Alabama, USA about 1 month ago

    Horrible

    Didn’t get to fish the weather was bad never again will we do that

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  • Joe USA about 2 months ago

    Rude. Not helpful. Unsafe.

    Bad on so many levels. Do not book this trip! ... read more

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  • Eddie Parker USA about 2 months ago

    Worst trip ever

    The seas were to high, never should have gone out. Couldn’t stay on a spot and many people got sick. 8 hour trip with approximately 30 people on board and there was only one keeper red snapper.

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  • Kim Rygg Alabama, USA about 2 months ago

    Will take boat out in unfavorable conditions

    This trip is NOT for beginners. When I read the reviews it sounded like it would be a fun family fishing trip. The crew were very unfriendly and seemed bothered when asked for assistance. The swells were so bad that you could hardly stand yet fish. I caught a small fish that I could have caught over a bridge and we were an hour out. At one point there were about 1/3 of the passengers that were sick because of the rocky boat. When asked if these were very favorable conditions the captain replied that they couldn’t go out the past 2 days so they had to go out today. I am saddened that they felt like moey was more important than our safety or our experience.

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  • Cody Harper USA about 3 months ago

    Should have never stayed out fishing

    Day started out rough and got worse. Capt should have never tried to keep us out. Couldn’t keep the boat still to fish over the reefs. Twice was the bot almost on its side. A guy that was in my group had a rod and reel fall on his head while in the cabin and took a decent size gash. To be clear we were on Tropical Wind and NOT Gulf Breeze

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  • Nick Polizzi USA about 3 months ago

    Miserable and very little time fishing

    This was one of the most miserable things I’ve ever got up early for and paid for. We were soaked from head to toe especially coming back!... read more

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  • Management Response, about 3 months ago

    Thank you for booking with us and for taking the time to share your feedback. It definitely sounds like weather had a lot to do with your overall experience, so I'm sorry to hear that you did not enjoy. Olin Marler is actually our most popular party boat offered on our site and take pride in their crew and equipment. They are also the most experienced party boat offered from the Destin harbor, so I assure you that the captain was doing his best to position the boat where the fish were biting. Although....it's still fishing, so there is never a guarantee of a great catch. We have shared your feedback with them and will re-visit how we have the travel time there/back listed on our site as we don't want anyone to feel that they have been mislead. Again, thank you for booking with us an hope...

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    Thank you for booking with us and for taking the time to share your feedback. It definitely sounds like weather had a lot to do with your overall experience, so I'm sorry to hear that you did not enjoy. Olin Marler is actually our most popular party boat offered on our site and take pride in their crew and equipment. They are also the most experienced party boat offered from the Destin harbor, so I assure you that the captain was doing his best to position the boat where the fish were biting. Although....it's still fishing, so there is never a guarantee of a great catch. We have shared your feedback with them and will re-visit how we have the travel time there/back listed on our site as we don't want anyone to feel that they have been mislead. Again, thank you for booking with us an hope you enjoyed your overall visit to Destin. Respectfully, TripShock! Guest Service Manager

  • Carolyn Harl USA about 3 months ago

    Bad experience

    Very disappointed tooooo much traveling not enough time fishing will not book again will not recommend

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  • Jacob Eagan USA about 5 months ago

    Awful

    The Captain and crew were rude and treated people as if they were an inconvenience VS making it a fun adventure. I would spend the extra money and take a smaller charter where the crew cares about their guests.

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  • Sara USA about 8 months ago

    Don’t book this trip

    We went out in 5-7ft waves, crew wasn’t supportive and they were understaffed. The deckhands smelled like beer. They waiting 30 minutes until a fish we caught died before throwing it back in the water. The fishing lines also kept snapping and we kept running out of bait. I wouldn’t choose to book with them again.

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