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 measures.
  • 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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Miserable and very little time fishing

Review of Deep Sea Fishing Party Boat in Destin

  • Paula Crumpton USA Jun 8 2019 12:13pm

    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! I’ll start by saying the crew was great and the captain couldn’t help the cloudy rainy weather but should have had enough room for all the passengers to get out of the rain and sea spray. The cabin was small and for the ones who could fit in there, most were standing. Now the part that really earned a 1 star....ad said 1-2 hours traveling depending on length of trip. We booked 6 hours but rode hour and a half getting there and another hour and half getting back. Then when he did let us drop our hooks, we stayed only a few minutes even though we were catching fish. Pulled up, rode a long time and kept repeating this. We fished maybe a total of 45 minutes to an hour. Had no idea they weren’t taking us to a spot and anchoring so we could just fish! Do not waste your time and money on the Gulf Breeze with Olin Marler Charters!

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  • Management Response, about 4 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 you enjoyed your overall visit to Destin. Respectfully, TripShock! Guest Service Manager

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  • David Kestila USA about 6 days ago

    Captain Jack A$$

    Good luck... hopefully you won’t experience the captains superstitions and be threatened off the boat.

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  • Delanskie Smith Alabama, USA about 13 days ago

    Didn’t catch a thing

    Too much riding and not enough time to fish, and the dolphins kept eating what you did catch , I’m never going back on a party boat

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  • Ora Vaughn USA about 27 days ago

    Want return

    This was the worse fishing trip that we have every taken. The captain was very rube! He talk to the guest awful. Almost turn the boat on it's side. I have used this same outfit for years. I will never return to them again. We always catch a lot of fish this captain did not know where to take us fishing. It was a waste of time and money. Wished we would had used someone else.

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  • Shanan Gregory Alabama, USA about 28 days ago

    They should of cancelled the trip

    To start off it was a red flag day, so it was rough to say the least. About 8-9 people were vomiting on the boat. On lady flew up off her seat and came down hard on the railing. She hurt her arms bad. Another guy was using the restroom and ended up head butting the wall because of how rough it was. Hardly anyone caught fish. It was a horrible experience for a lot of people. We tried to complain to the company, and the lady didn’t seem to care about our complaints. If you schedule a deep sea fishing tour- do it with another company!

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  • Jesse Stamm USA about 2 months 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 3 months ago

    Horrible

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

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  • Joe USA about 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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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