Miss Nautica Fishing Charters

Capt. Art Smith Destin, FL Incorporated Licensed Insured
Miss Nautica Fishing Charters-Person
(14Reviews)
5 out of 5 stars

Enjoy yourself on one of the best Destin fishing charters around with Miss Nautica fishing charters! We are coast guard certified to carry up to 44 anglers, so bring all your friends and family along for a great day of North Florida fishing. All ages and skill levels are welcome to explore the emerald waters of Florida with us!

 

Captain Art smith and crew will be piloting the vessel as you explore the Northern Florida shores in search of your next trophy catch. Capt. Art has over 30 years of experience fishing in Florida and running Destin fishing charters. No one knows the fishing spots of “The Worlds Luckiest Fishing Village” better than him. He has great knowledge of everything that swims the seas and loves to pass this knowledge along to all of his guests. 

 

Our fishing trips will begin in Destin, Florida. Capt. Art knows all the great fishing spots of the area, so he may end up leading you to the nearby waters of Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Island, Ocean City, Miramar Beach, Santa Rosa Island, and many other wonderful locations along the Emerald Coast of Florida. 

 

Captain Art has a stunning 50ft Depender Yachts boat that is absolutely perfect for Destin fishing charters. This beauty is powered by 3 120hp Detroit engines that can reach cruising speeds up to 12 knots. She sports features such as GPS, a fish finder, fighting chair, live bait well, flybridge, and a toilet. If you need a break from the sun, there is an air-conditioned inside area on deck as well. This boat is one of few in the Destin area that can accommodate larger parties with room for up to 44 guests. 

 

We offer 6, 8, 10, and 12 hour trips covering the inshore and offshore waters of Destin. All the fishing gear, bait, and fishing licenses are included with the trip price. At the end of each trip, our crew will clean and package any catch you are able to keep for cooking options. 

 

The popular species that call this area home are bountiful and are sought after from anglers all over the world. Some of the fish we love to target on our trips include Amberjack, Blue Marlin, Cobia, Grouper, Kingfish, Snapper, and Spanish Mackerel. 

 

Destin fishing charters don’t get any better than this! Book a trip with Captain Art Smith and Miss Nautica fishing charters today for an adventure you will never forget! 

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  Launch Location

Harbor Boulevard, Destin

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Trips start at $1125

6 Trips

1-44 guests

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1981 50' Drift Boat

120 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch

Availability

TRIP DATE
NUMBER OF GUESTS

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private

5 HOUR TRIP AM

Includes 6 guests
+$113 per additional guest, Max 44 guests

Includes 6 guests (+$113  $ per additional guest • Max 44 guests)

Trip time: 6:00am to 11:00am (5 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

The departure time is flexible. This trip is great for those who don't want to spend a whole day on the water, but still, want to check as many productive spots as possible. You will be fishing for Red Snapper, Vermilion Snapper, King Mackerel, Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, and more.

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private

3/4 DAY TRIP (AM)

Includes 6 guests
+$130 per additional guest, Max 44 guests

Includes 6 guests (+$130  $ per additional guest • Max 44 guests)

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

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Start time is flexible. This 6 hour morning trip will target the bite for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Vermilion Snapper, Red Snapper, and many other species. Stay within State Waters and have fun with your family and friends.

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private

3/4 DAY TRIP (PM)

Includes 6 guests
+$130 per additional guest, Max 44 guests

Includes 6 guests (+$130  $ per additional guest • Max 44 guests)

Trip time: 1:00pm to 7:00pm (6 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Start time is flexible. This trip is great for those who don't want to spend a whole day on the water, but still want to check as many fishing spots as possible. You will be fishing for Red Snapper, Vermilion Snapper, King Mackerel, Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, and more.

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private

FULL DAY TRIP

Includes 6 guests
+$180 per additional guest, Max 44 guests

Includes 6 guests (+$180  $ per additional guest • Max 44 guests)

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

3 Day Cancellation Policy

The start time is flexible. You will be fishing the nearshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico or heading a bit further out. On this trip, your main focus will be Red Snapper (when in season), Vermilion Snapper, Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, Grouper, and many more.

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10 HOUR TRIP

Includes 6 guests
+$220 per additional guest, Max 44 guests

Includes 6 guests (+$220  $ per additional guest • Max 44 guests)

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

3 Day Cancellation Policy

The start time is flexible. This trip will see you fishing up to 20 miles offshore, using all Penn International gear. Your main targeted species will be Snapper, Amberjack, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, and more.

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12 HOUR TRIP

Includes 6 guests
+$265 per additional guest, Max 44 guests

Includes 6 guests (+$265  $ per additional guest • Max 44 guests)

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

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Start time flexible. You will be fishing up to 30 miles out for Snapper, Marlin, Amberjack, and many other exciting species.

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Fish Species

Amberjack
Blue Marlin
Cobia
Grouper
King Mackerel
Red Grouper
Red Snapper
Spanish Mackerel

Additional Details

Safety Features

  • Life Jackets
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • First-Aid Equipment
  • Flares

Navigation

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder

Boat Features

  • Air Conditioning

Facilities

  • Flybridge
  • Toilet

Boat Gear

  • Fighting Chair
  • First Mate
  • Livewell

Fishing Techniques

  • Bottom Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Jigging
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Trolling

Fishing Policies

  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch

Price Includes

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

Fishing Location

  • Inshore
  • Offshore

About the Vessel

Captain

Capt. Art Smith

Boat Type

Drift Boat

Boat Length

50

Year Built

1981

Engine Manufacturer

Detroit

Number of Engines

3

Engine Horsepower

120 HP

Customer Reviews

Miss Nautica Fishing Charters-Person
(14Reviews)
5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Experience

    Created Richard S

    Group caught over hundred fish 6 hour trip lasted over 7 hours with a highlight of a shark catch. Great crew and a complete fun day. besides fishing the view of Destin and area was stunning.

  • Fishing Trip

    Created Randall P

    We booked this trip last minute, capt Art put us on the fish all day, his deck hands where very helpful and helped us get fish off the hooks, we will book with them next time we are in Destin

  • Great charter boat!

    Created Kevin lee

    Charter boat Miss Nautica always puts us on fish and the captain and crew are very knowledgeable and work hard for their guests. The boat is very comfortable and family friendly.

  • Miss Nautica

    Created Monkjangel1986

    This is our groups 6th year to come to destin for deep sea fishing. We always use the miss nautica as our boat of choice and would not consider changing to anyone else. The captain and the deck hands are the best and seem to get better every year. They cater to everyone’s need. Every year we catch a lot of fish If you’re looking to bring a church group down to fish then Miss Nautica is the boat for you. You won’t go wrong by choosing this boat

  • Awesome Again

    Created Gregstoe1957

    Great trip again. The men of our church have taken an annual trip out every year for the last 6 years. Capt. Art is a pleasure to do business with. Capt. Jimmy has ALWAYS put us on the fish. The deckhands Eric and Jeff worked tirelessly to ensure a successful day. Eric has been on board for almost all the trips and most often remembers our names. We always fill the fish box with a variety of types and sizes of fish. You guys are a huge blessing to us, thanks again for a great day.

  • Best fishing trip I've ever been on

    Created Jaden B

    The miss nautical puts you on big fish early they don't save their best spots for last but put you on large size fish as soon as you get out there. We caught half our limit of snapper in the first five hours of our trip. Just don't bring bananas. Bring snacks because there is no place to buy food on it. Bring sunscreen and a large billed hat or sun hat. And the crew makes sure you have what you need. We have a older gentleman that goes with us and can't see well and they took great care of him putting his bait on for him and taking great care of him.

  • Best half day fishing trip ever

    Created Anna F

    My husband, brother, sister in-law and I recently went on a six hour fishing trip in Destin. We were assigned the "Miss Nautica". All I can say is that we were thrilled that we were. It was the best day of fishing. We were there with other groups who seemed to have just as much fun as we did. We caught so many fish in that time period including a 78.3 lb. wahoo. Eric and Dexter were a lot of fun and very knowledgeable. Capt. Jimmy knew where the fish were. They all went out of their way to be sure everyone had a great time. I know that the next time we go we are booking the "Miss Nautica" without hesitation. If you are planning a fishing trip no matter the time frame of your trip try to get the "Miss Nautica" you won't be disappointed.

  • Deep sea fishing

    Created Jerry Barlar

    We have used the Miss Nautica for the past 2 years after fishing several other boats before. This year was by far the best ever. Capt. Art, Jimmy, the crew, Eric and Dexter were awesome! We had a 10 hr trip booked and within the first 5 hours we were worn out from the amount and size of fish we had reeled in. We had no issues with anything or anyone during our trip. Art kept us informed of the catches and weather leading up to our trip. We fished 15 on the boat and the crew kept us going the whole time. There was no question, after the trip, who we would fish with next year. We look forward to heading back next June!

  • Highly Recommend!

    Created Brooke Johnson

    We had an amazing experience!! The deckhands were helpful and patient with all of us, including teaching our little kids how to fish and helping them! They were knowledgeable and you could tell they genuinely loved their job and wanted us to have the best experience— and we did!!

  • Will be back!

    Created Reagan Harrell

    Amazing captain and deck hand! My girlfriend and I caught 14 triggers, 13 squirrel fish, 1 white snapper, 2 red snappers, 1 vermilion snapper in 5 hours! Everyone on the boat caught loads of fish thanks to Captain Steve and his awesome deckhand, Jessie. Definitely recommend the Miss Nautica!

  • Thanks!

    Created Linda Studer

    We had a great time fishing today. Captain Jim and his crew (Eric & Tyler)are flipping awesome! They work hard for the group on their boat. Thanks guys for a great day of fishing and a lifetime of memories. We had some of the fish tonight. Awesome!

  • Over 100 Fish

    Created Richard Smith

    Great experience friendly crew group caught over 100 fish, one guy caught a large shark what an experience.

  • Top Knotch!

    Created Kevin McManus

    You guys are top knotch. What a great experience for our guys. We will certainly be back next year!

  • Queen of Charter Boats

    Created Kimberly Suzanne

    Most of my fishing has been on party boats. I loved the private boat expeience on Miss Nautica. The queen of charter boats shes comfortable large and built to catch fish. The Captain and crew are long time friends and know what to do big fish big fun best vacation experience ever