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


  • 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? Check 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. 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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  • Rick Wingate USA about 22 hours ago


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  • Darla Robbins Alabama, USA about 10 days ago

    The deck hands took fish and gave them away.

    Fishing was so so but the end is was very wrong by your guys giving fish away that was caught by my party, even when we showed him in a picture with my party holding the fish up he still refused to give us our fish. But told us we didn’t catch that many and only wanted to give us 5-7 fish. But was told to come back the next day and they would make it right. Now how can that be if they didn’t plan on taking someone else fish. Bad business that they practice.

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  • Leon Jones Alabama, USA about 14 days ago

    Bad spots

    Caught one snapper while Captain's friends and regulars caught mine and my brother's and other people's limits for themselves. I guess it would have been the same if I would have caught them but I didn't so there. Never will I book with this company again.

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  • Jody Pape USA about 20 days ago


    Captain was very rude And Not professional With the customers on the boatI would not recommend anyone to ever go on that boat and I will never go on that boat again

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  • Brandy Baney USA about 20 days ago

    Deep Sea Fishing

    Deck hands did a great job. They were courteous, helpful and professional. They worked hard for their money. Didn’t care much for the captain. For him being all business we should have been on more fish that we could keep. We caught several fish but most were not in season so we had to throw a lot back. Wouldn’t have been disappointed but when a sister ship returns with 4X the amount of keepers it was frustrating.

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  • Lisa Hulbert USA about 29 days ago

    Very disappointing

    It was very disappointing we barely cought any fish , and none we could keep . The boat stayed in one spot for only a couple of minutes and then moved to another. Only three Peaple left the boat with fish they were able to keep Over all I would not rebook a trip

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  • Patrick Wheeler USA about 1 month ago

    Go with American Spirit instead

    Crew and captain were not friendly or helpful. Boat ride was extremely wet and the boat was poorly maintained. Had a better experience with a bigger boat

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  • Management Response, about 1 month ago

    Thank you for sharing your feedback and we'll be certain to let the vendor know. We typically receive terrific reviews for this trip, so I'm sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your time fishing. Conditions can certainly affect these trips so sometimes waves can splash up into the boat. Thank you for booking with us and hope to see you next time! TripShock! Guest Service Manager

  • Nyle Johnson USA about 1 month ago

    Not the best

    Trip was ok but we moved every 2 minutes after we caught a fish. Definitely think there is some type of gimmick to that. We could have stayed in certain spots and caught several fish but we just bump the spot and move on quickly no time to do damage on any spot. Could be because they don’t want to fish the spots out, also didn’t catch many keepers. Very small white snapper, red snapper weren’t in season, trigger fish very small, no real quality. Staff were ok but were making inappropriate, borderline racial comments at African American passengers aboard the boat. Was not the best experience. Do not recommend. Private charters are best. They cost more but you will get what you pay for.

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  • Management Response, about 1 month ago

    Thank you for booking with TripShock and we appreciate you taking the time to leave your feedback. This company is the most experienced and most respected party boat in Destin, so I assure you that the goal was to allow passengers to catch as many fish as possible. It's quite possible that other passengers weren't getting bites so the captain will re-position the boat. We have shared your feedback with the vendor so that they can address the issues you describe. Hope you enjoyed your visit to Destin and we'll see you next time! TripShock! Guest Service Manager

  • Nathanael Zillweger USA about 2 months ago

    Crew Awesome, WX was crap

    First off, the crew did a fantastic job and were awesome about every aspect of the ride. Unfortunately, I’m rating 2 stars because the trip should have been canceled before it left the harbor. The swells were greater than 6ft and the wind was probably 15mph or more. There was maybe 15 mins of casting over a 4hr trip. We spent 30 mins getting to the fishing locations and 2.5hrs coming back because the weather was so bad. The ladies at the desk refused to give us a pro-rated ticket when we got back even though the policy online said early returns would be pro-rated.

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  • Awais Muhammad USA about 6 months ago

    Worst Trip

    Boat was over capacity. Sea was rough enough that trip should be canceled. Sea was so rough that no one caught more the 6inch fish. Boat was kept very near to coast line through out the trip. 3 Staff members kept on smoking non stop. They were requested number of times to smoke outside but then didn’t listen and kept on smoking inside the sitting area. Very very bad service .

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