Contact Us: 833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)
Contact Us: 833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)
Contact Us: 833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)
Contact Us: 833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)

Hot Reels Fishing Charter

Fishing for Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Triggerfish
Capt. Gary Altonen Fort Walton Beach, FL Incorporated Licensed Insured
Hot Reels Fishing Charter-Person
(1 Reviews)
5 out of 5 stars

Trips start at $400

6 Trips

4-6 guests

See available trips

2018 27' Center Console

175 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Radar
  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Illegal Substances

Hot Reels Fishing Charters stands out from all the other deep sea fishing charters in Destin by delivering you with only the best service and knowledge of the local waters. We know exactly where to go to put you right on the fish!

Captain Gary Altonen will be your fishing charter guide out on the beautiful Emerald Coast of Florida. Captain Gary’s passion for fishing started when he was a child fishing Lake Erie. He spent much of his free time learning saltwater fishing techniques while he was stationed in Myrtle Beach, SC serving this great country in the U.S. Air Force. When he retired from the Air Force, he purchased his first offshore boat and learned the ways of the trade. Fishing is not just something Capt. Gary enjoys; it is a lifestyle for him.

Destin fishing trips with Capt. Gary will begin in Fort Walton Beach an go on to explore the fishing grounds near Destin, Okaloosa Island, Miramar Beach, Santa Rosa Island, Navarre, Seaside, and many other wonderful locations along Florida’s Panhandle in the Gulf of Mexico.

You will be fishing aboard the amazing “Aly Rose”, a spacious 26’ Clearwater center console. She is fully rigged with everything you need for an enjoyable day on the water making her a perfect fit for deep sea fishing in Destin. The Aly Rose comes powered by twin Mercury Verado 175 hp supercharged engines. From the state of the art SIMRAD GPS/fish finder and 4G RADAR to the wireless Minn-Kota trolling motor, an on-board toilet, and ample seating for comfort, the crew aims to make your trip a memorable experience of a lifetime.

We offer 4, 6, and 8-hour fishing charters that will provide you with rods, reels, tackle, lures, bait, and a fishing license, all included in the trip price. Capt. Gary uses a few different fishing techniques and would love to share his knowledge on bottom fishing, deep sea fishing, drift fishing, jigging, and trolling.

We will give you the option to target a variety of species, including Red Snapper, Vermillion, and Mangrove Snapper, Amberjack, Triggerfish and several species of Grouper. During certain times of the year, you can get into some Mahi Mahi, Cobia, and Wahoo as well.

There is no better option for fishing charters in Destin than Hot Reels Fishing Charters! Join Captain Gary Altonen on a deep sea fishing trip in Florida that you will never forget!

Availability

TRIP DATE
NUMBER OF GUESTS

Select an Available Trip

private

KIDS SPECIAL – 3 HOUR FISHING TRIP

Includes 4 guests
+$90 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 4 guests (+$90  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

Trip time: 8:00am to 11:00am (3 hours)

100% if customer cancels within 7 days, 50% if within 3 days

USD $450

REEL DEAL $

USD $450

Includes 4 guests
+$90 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 4 guests
+$90  $ per additional guest, Max 6 guests

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The “KIDS SPECIAL” is designed for families with younger children between the ages of 4 and 10. It is a 3 hour trip either inshore or near-shore. We will target fish that you kids can reel in by them selves with the chance that a big fish could still be caught. Fish like Mangrove Snapper, Flounder, Mingos, and more. Book this trip and take a kid fishing today. Good Times & Tight Lines my friends. -Capt’n Gary

Includes:
digital photos, drinks,

Toilet onboard
Close details

private

GONE FISHIN’ (AM)

Includes 4 guests
+$100 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 4 guests (+$100  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

Trip time: 6:00am to 10:00am (4 hours)

100% if customer cancels within 7 days, 50% if within 3 days

USD $650

REEL DEAL $

USD $650

Includes 4 guests
+$100 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 4 guests
+$100  $ per additional guest, Max 6 guests

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This morning trip is great for parties with kids. You will be targeting whatever is biting, including Snapper, Grouper, and many more.

Includes:
digital photos,

Bottled water
Close details

private

SPECIAL – FALL CRUISE BAY OR SOUND

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 9:00am to 1:00pm (4 hours)

100% if customer cancels within 7 days, 50% if within 3 days

The “FALL CRUISING” Special is for the group or family that just wants to hang out on the water or see the sites of the Choctawatchee Bay or Santa Rosa Sound. You will get a guided tour of the Destin Harbor, followed by an exciting boat ride to the famous “LULU Buffett’s” at the foot of the Midbay bridge for food and drinks or choose the relaxing site seeing trip down the Santa Rosa sound to absorb all that nature has to offer in this area. Bring your cameras, you will want to share this experience.

Includes:
digital photos,

This is your day, if you have special requests, just ask. We can work it out.
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private

GONE FISHIN’ (PM)

Includes 4 guests
+$100 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 4 guests (+$100  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

Trip time: 12:00pm to 4:00pm (4 hours)

100% if customer cancels within 7 days, 50% if within 3 days

USD $650

REEL DEAL $

USD $650

Includes 4 guests
+$100 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 4 guests
+$100  $ per additional guest, Max 6 guests

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More details

This morning trip is great for parties with kids. You will be targeting whatever is biting, including Snapper, Grouper, and many more.

Includes:
digital photos,

Bottled water
Close details

private

KEEPIN’ IT REEL

Includes 4 guests
+$100 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 4 guests (+$100  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

Trip time: 6:00am to 12:00pm (6 hours)

100% if customer cancels within 7 days, 50% if within 3 days

USD $850

REEL DEAL $

USD $850

Includes 4 guests
+$100 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 4 guests
+$100  $ per additional guest, Max 6 guests

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Add a few more hours and explore more spots. Try trolling, bottom fishing, drift fishing, and other fishing techniques. Target Grouper, Snapper, Mahi Mahi, Triggerfish, Jacks, and many more.

Includes:
digital photos,

Bottled water
Close details

private

RISE & SHINE (FULL DAY)

Includes 4 guests
+$100 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 4 guests (+$100  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

Trip time: 6:00am to 2:00pm (8 hours)

100% if customer cancels within 7 days, 50% if within 3 days

USD $1100

REEL DEAL $

USD $1100

Includes 4 guests
+$100 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 4 guests
+$100  $ per additional guest, Max 6 guests

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More details

This trip can be customized to meet your specific needs. Spend your day fishing nearshore or head further out. Target various types of Grouper, Snapper, Mahi Mahi, Almaco Jack, and many more. Available Weekends and Holidays only.

Includes:
digital photos,

Bottled water
Close details

Fish Species

Amberjack
Grouper
Mahi Mahi
Red Snapper
Spanish Mackerel
Triggerfish

Additional Details

Safety Features

  • Life Jackets
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • First-Aid Equipment
  • CPR-Trained Crew
  • Flares
  • VHF Radio

Navigation

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Radar

Boat Features

  • Cooler
  • Multimedia System

Facilities

  • Toilet

Boat Gear

  • First Mate
  • Livewell
  • Outriggers

Fishing Techniques

  • Bottom Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Jigging
  • Trolling

Fishing Policies

  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Illegal Substances

Price Includes

  • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
  • Fishing License
  • Fresh or Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Rods, Reels & Terminal Tackle

Minimum Age

  • 8 years old

Fishing Location

  • Nearshore
  • Offshore
  • Reef
  • Wreck

About the Vessel

Captain

Capt. Gary Altonen

Boat Type

Center Console

Boat Length

27

Year Built

2018

Engine Manufacturer

Mercury

Number of Engines

2

Engine Horsepower

175 HP

Customer Reviews

Hot Reels Fishing Charter-Person
(1 Reviews)
5 out of 5 stars
  • Tight Lines

    Created Jeremy Tiner (10-22-2019)

    Capt. Gary was fantastic and worked hard to put us on the fish. We caught our limit of snappers, both red and vermillion along with a ton of triggers. Oh, and we reeled in 2 sharks. Amazing day out on the water. Will book again the next time I'm in Destin. Thanks Capt. Gary