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? 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 2 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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  • Amy Means USA about 10 days ago

    Fishing Crew

    The crew was unfriendly and not helpful. They complained the entire time about how they hated their jobs and how hard they work. The long hours they work etc. people were asking questions and each answer was they didn’t know.

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  • Robin Ruark USA about 11 days ago

    Poor

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  • Kevin Joiner USA about 22 days ago

    Poor

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  • Aldridge Maurer USA about 25 days ago

    Poor

    The crew was extremely rude, except for Alex. Tripshock had contacted the charter for me asking what the placement policy was and they stated it was first come first serve. I was the second person on the dock, 2 hours early. The first person was able to claim a spot on the stern. When I ask about claiming a spot on the stern they said no. The crew reserved it for their ... read more

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  • Tom Flanigan Alabama, USA about 28 days ago

    Poor

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  • Lionel Edwards USA about 28 days ago

    poor day of fishing

    I will never go out on that boat again, plus the captain was putting the boat on each reck that only those Fishman that was on the left rear were catching good fish everybody else got Scragglers

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  • Calvin Jordan USA about 1 month ago

    Rude crew

    I would not use this charter if this is your first time deep sea fishing. They do not have the patience to work with first timers. My daughter got her line crossed with someone at the end of the boat. As she was trying to tighten her line the crew member gets a hook in his finger and starts cursing at her. Which led to an argument between me and him. As we are arguing no one on the crew ever intervened as an employee is yelling at a customer nor did they say anything about him cursing at a 16 year old girl. The one positive thing I will say is that we caught fish.

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  • Tom Flanigan Alabama, USA about 1 month ago

    Fishing trip

    Rough seas,storm moved in and did not get alot of fishing done. Only 4 fish caught out of like 30 people. Not at all a good experience whatsoever.

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  • Kevin Wheeler Alabama, USA about 1 month ago

    3 hour boat ride with 1 hour of fishing

    I am an experienced at party boat fishing. The crew were nice and hard working. However the boat was crowded. Originally I was told they typically book 15 people. On the 65 foot boat, there were around 30. This led to a lot of tangled lines. The Captain seemed inexperienced. He kept moving around to different spots. Sometimes only spending 5 - 10 minutes in a spot, even when several of us were catching. While drifting he would often rotate the boat while the lines were in the water causing tangled lines. We were never really told the depth where the fish were so we were just fishing the bottom hoping to get a bite instead of reeling up to where the fish were. Overall the experience was just ok.

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  • Bryon Goad Alabama, USA about 2 months ago

    No fun this year

    Crew was rude. Had assigned seats with no pole when it came time to fish. Ran out of bait. This is our forth or maybe fifth year with this company. It will be our last. To top it off the crew came around the boat n begged for tips.

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