Amp up your angling experience on Destin Party Boat Fishing aboard the Princess & Destiny. These impressive vessels bring a new element of luxury to deep sea fishing. Docked at the Destin Fishing Fleet Marina, they are easily accessible to locals and tourists alike. Don’t be fooled by the name; these boats don’t have much of a party atmosphere. However, they are ideal for a relaxing day of fishing.
In addition to open boat access, Party Boats Destin Princess & Destiny offer private charters. These private trips can last anywhere from four to twelve hours. Although private charters technically accommodate up to forty passengers, you’ll want to keep your party far smaller if you’re determined to enjoy maximum fishing time and avoid line tangles. The boating company will provide everybody in your party with fishing licenses, as well as bait, tackle, and fish cleaning services. You are responsible for furnishing food and drinks.
Whether you book your trip during open boat hours or opt for a private charter, you’ll want to listen closely to the captain and mates as they instruct you on fishing protocol. Not only is this important for the safety of you and your fellow anglers, your cooperation maximizes your chances of emerging with an excellent catch. Throughout your fishing experience, you’ll find the boat’s mates regularly on hand to provide additional insight.
Despite the captain and mates’ efforts, the quality of your catches can vary dramatically from one trip to the next. Red snapper catches are particularly common, although cobia and mingo snapper (also known as Vermillion snapper) may also show up.
Beginners are more than welcome on Destin Princess and Destiny trips; with the captain and mates’ help, it shouldn’t take considerable skill to land a bite. Many new anglers have reported successful trips in which they returned home with several impressive catches. That being said, Destin Princess and Destiny excursions are ideal for all levels, with experienced fishers still finding plenty to keep them entertained. A few veteran anglers have expressed annoyance with newer patrons, however, claiming that their proximity increases the likelihood of line tangles. This is best avoided by booking a private charter, and, as previously suggested, limiting the number of passengers.
Reservations are available online or over the phone. If you reserve your trip online, take a close look at the calendar; the length of your excursion will largely depend on the day you book, with many days limited to either six or eight-hour trips.
Watch out if you tend to get seasick; even those who don’t normally struggle have been known to feel ill when adverse conditions strike. The captain will warn your group in advance if choppy waters are anticipated during your journey. Usually, however, the trip out is smooth and scenic.
-When you book your boating excursion, keep in mind that the listed length of the trip doesn’t actually reflect the amount of time you’ll spend fishing. It may take up to two hours to reach your fishing destination — and another two hours to return. Hence, a six-hour trip may only involve two hours of active fishing. For this reason, serious anglers typically prefer trips lasting at least eight hours.
-Bring plenty of extra cash to tip the mates and to pay for cleaning and filleting. You’ll quickly observe that they work hard to earn those tips. The official website doesn’t do a great job of advertising the cleaning rate, but at 35 cents per pound, it’s more than reasonable.
-Pack plenty of water and snacks; unlike many fishing charters, drinks and food are not provided or even sold onboard the Destin Princess or Destiny. You’re welcome to bring a cooler for your group’s drinks — and yes, beer is allowed.