Shallow Water Expeditions

Join Shallow Water Expeditions For the Gulf Fishing Trip of a Lifetime
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Shallow Water Expeditions offers access to some of the Destin and Panama City Beach area's best fishing spots. This charter company's experienced captains know exactly what it takes to score amazing catches while fly and light tackle fishing. As wonderful guides for novices and skilled anglers alike, their passion shines through in every interaction. 

- The Local Expert Team

Are you ready to take on the best fishing in the Destin area? Whether you’re an experienced angler or completely new to the world of saltwater fishing, you’ll benefit from the assistance of an expert. Look no further than Shallow Water Expeditions — a trusted resource for all things fishing.

Featuring a team of six captains, this charter fishing company offers access to some of the region’s best angling spots, plus the expertise needed to land the finest catches. No matter which captain takes you on your fishing journey, you can feel confident in knowing that your guide knows what it takes to keep you and your loved ones safe — and to ensure that you make lifelong memories.

The impressive skills of the Shallow Water Expeditions guides stand out from the outset of each trip. Their strategic approach extends beyond choosing locations to include fly selection. The guides tie their own patterns and pay careful attention to the effects on fish. They collaborate with one another to ensure that all are fully informed of the ins and outs of local fishing, including recent changes in local conditions.

The friendly guides of Shallow Waters Expeditions know a thing or two about fly fishing, but that’s only the beginning. They also understand how to make a variety of anglers feel comfortable, including young adventurers. While children are an afterthought for many fishing charter companies, the friendly faces on the Shallow Waters make every effort to help youngsters feel fully involved from beginning to end of each fishing trip.

Shallow Water Expeditions is unique among local fishing charters in that it provides access to a vast range of fishing locations. Top launch points and fishing areas include Santa Rosa Beach, Apalachicola, Port St. Joe, and Choctawhatchee, among others. The charter’s strategic base between Destin and Panama City Beach allows for access to the widest variety of fishing spots possible.

The impressive trip selection includes not only a variety of locations but also, several types of fishing. Depending on the preferred destination, the trip may involve the use of flats or a bay boat. This versatility also extends to target species. Common catches include false albacore, tarpon, and redfish.

No matter the spot or type of boat, you can expect to receive access to top-of-the-line equipment. While you’re welcome to bring your own, there’s no need to deal with the hassle of transporting rods and reels. You’ll also enjoy access to a cooler with ice, where you can store your favorite snacks and beverages for the duration of the trip. 

Another hassle you can avoid by booking a trip with Shallow Water Expeditions? Obtaining a license for fishing in the state of Florida. You will be covered under your guide’s license for the duration of your fishing adventure.

Fishing is always a blast in the Destin area, but it’s that much more enjoyable when you’re accompanied by an expert. Level up your angling with help from Shallow Water Expeditions — you’ll be amazed by the extent to which a knowledgable captain can improve your fishing excursion.

Insider Tips:
– No matter what the weather report promises, the captains at Shallow Water Expeditions recommend bringing both sunglasses and rain gear. Conditions can change on a moment’s notice — and when they do, the flats and bay boats make it difficult to take cover.
– Plan to book your fishing adventure several months in advance. These trips are in high demand, as you’ll quickly discover if you attempt to schedule a last-minute expedition. Cancellations should also be made far in advance. The company imposes a thirty-day cancellation policy for its Tarpon and Louisiana trips, which are especially popular.