HarborWalk Charters

HarborWalk Charters - Deep-Sea Fishing Made Easy
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

HarborWalk Charters organizes deep-sea and bay fishing experiences for families, friends, and solo anglers of all ages. Whether you're an experienced pro or a total beginner, HarborWalk will match you to a boat and crew to make sure you get your best shot at hooking fish. They provide the license, bait and tackle and keep you on the fish, whether you opt for a four-hour tour or an overnight trip. 

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

Anglers from around the world know Destin, FL as the world’s luckiest fishing village, and it’s home to North America’s largest commercial fishing fleet. What better place to get a taste of the fishing life? HarborWalk Charters arranges trips for pro anglers out for the fishing trip of a lifetime–and complete beginners who just want to get their feet wet. Their most popular charter is a 6-hour tour, which allows plenty of time to venture into deeper waters. Captains are pros at finding the fish, so they’ll take you where the fish are–while taking into account your preferences in terms of location and the type of fish you want to catch. 

The crews on board are friendly, professional, fun and safety-conscious. You might find that the boats aren’t the most beautiful, but they get the job done, despite a bit of peeling paint here and there. You can expect breathtaking ocean views on your trip out to deeper waters. While the presence of fish can’t be guaranteed, most people will catch something on their trip. Although anglers have the option of bringing their own gear along, each charter provides rods, reels, and tackle, and most are outfitted to fish at depths of 60′ to 200′. HarborWalk Charters also offers longer charters for the more dedicated and adventurous–including overnight expeditions that take anglers to the deepest waters of the Gulf to fish for deep-sea marlin and tuna.

Depending on the season, you could catch up to 30 varieties of edible reef fish in the Gulf–and HarborWalk Charters works hard to ensure that each of their boats is set up to catch any variety of fish. Any fish caught on the trip are cleaned and bagged quickly, then stowed away on ice in a cooler of your choice. HarborWalk also includes a tip for the crew in their charter fee–one less thing to worry about when budgeting for the trip, and another consideration that makes HarborWalk Charters a great value.

HarborWalk Charters is located on the HarborWalk Village in Destin, Florida. You’ll find plenty of great restaurants, bars, and shops on the boardwalk nearby, including HarborWalk’s booking booth. The Boardwalk is a favorite spot for people-watching, dining, and soaking up the salt air, and pondering your next charter fishing expedition. As for the atmosphere–it’s laid-back Florida casual at its finest. The shops and restaurants on the boardwalk are on the pricier side, but the ambiance of the location makes up for it. 

The relaxed experience, easy booking process, and friendliness of each crew member makes HarborWalk Charters a natural choice for anyone looking to drop a line into the Gulf.  Not sure they have what you’re looking for? It can’t hurt to ask; HarborWalk has a reputation for exceptional customer service and making extraordinary adventures happen, even on short notice. 

Insider Tips:
– Bring a cooler! You can bring your choice of non-glass-bottled drinks on board, then stow your catch in the cooler as you go.
– If you’re alone or don’t have enough people for a charter, the booking office can often place a solo angler or a couple of friends with another group.