18 Hour Fishing Rodeo – Extended Deep Sea Fishing Trip
Welcome Aboard the Fastest, Cleanest, Air-Conditioned Party Boats in Destin!
This a special Destin Fishing Rodeo Trip extended fishing trip more suitable for the 16 years of age & up angler although ages 13+ are allowed accompanied by and adult.
This trip will drive longer to get to deeper water in hopes of landing in-season fish that are larger in size than our typical catch. The aim is more of a quality over quantity.
It’s important to remember to bring ample food/beverages for your trip as we sell nothing on the boat and you will need to stay fueled and hydrated. You can also bring a light blanket/pillow because the boat checks in at 11:30 pm and leaves at 12:01 followed by a lot of driving to the deep water. There will be time to rest up before reaching your first fishing spot at dawn.
Please be advised that you may be waiting in the Rodeo weigh line upon return to the harbor so allow plenty of extra time at the end of the trip (i.e. don’t make dinner reservations).
No discounts are applicable on this trip and no comps or punch cards can be redeemed for this trip as we have limited the amount of anglers to make the trip more comfortable for you.
Boats make some people very sleepy, and it makes a few people seasick from the motion of the boat on the water. We recommend talking to your doctor about a motion sickness cure that they would recommend. We further recommend talking to your doctor about having you take it the night before and then again the morning of the trip so that it’s in your system so that your full day will be a delightful experience (and those around you). There are several over-the-counter remedies available that a local pharmacist can also recommend. Buy sunscreen and after-sun lotions while you are there.
We are very proud of our magnificent boats!
The DESTINY is a 72-foot G&S Sport Fisher with a passenger capacity of 56. The DESTIN PRINCESS is a 65-foot catamaran that can carry 42 passengers. Both boats are very clean and super fast, with awnings and bench seating all around the outside, and very comfortable picnic-style tables and benches inside. They are both heated and air conditioned, providing you with a comfortable ride.
All bait, tackle, and fishing licenses are included with your trip. Passengers should bring any food and drinks they want for the day. We ask that no glass containers be brought on board. A fish cleaning service is provided after your trip for an additional 50 cents per pound. Also, please remember our mates work very hard for tips. The customary amount is 15-20% of your fare.
We also recommend that you bring items for your comfort, such as sunscreen, sunglasses, camera and a hand towel.
888-837-5088, or local: 850-837-5088. We secure your reservation by taking full payment at the time of booking. Visa, MasterCard and Discover are all accepted. You are welcome to pay with cash if making your reservation in person; there is no difference in the price. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to departure to sign in and get your boarding pass.
If you find you cannot make your trip, you MUST notify us 24 hours in advance to cancel your reservation to avoid being charged.
We constantly monitor weather and offshore conditions, and are happy to pass that information on to you. Just give us a call: long distance 888-837-5088, or local 850-837-5088. In the event we have to cancel a trip due to weather conditions, we will contact you as soon as possible to let you know. NOTE: it is very important that you provide us with a good contact number, and that you have voice mail on your phone so we can leave you a message if you don’t answer.
Our goal is to provide you with the most pleasurable and memorable trip possible. Whether you have fished offshore for years, or have never been in a boat, a trip aboard the DESTIN PRINCESS or DESTINY is the way to go!
Individual fares on open boat trips are paid in full in advance of the trip. These fares are refundable 24-hours prior to the trip or if the captain cancels the trip due to inclement weather or mechanical failure. If you miss the boat for any reason, your fares will not be refunded. Again, if you miss the boat for any reason, FOR ANY REASON, your fares will NOT be refunded.
For private charters (when your party books the entire boat only for themselves), a $1,000 deposit per day is required to confirm and hold your reservation. You may also pay for private charters in full. Either way, the $1,000 deposit is only refundable or carried forward if the Captain cancels the trip due to inclement weather or mechanical difficulty. There is no 24-hour cancellation policy on private charters. Otherwise, charter deposits are non-refundable for any reason and will not be applied towards future trips. Customers do not dictate weather calls. If trips are paid in full, any amount over $1,000 will be carried forward to a future trip or refunded if the trip is cancelled.
Drugs on Board Will Not be Tolerated.
Neither the Coast Guard nor the Florida Marine Patrol has a sense of humor or any flexibility regarding this rule, and neither do we.
CREDIT CARD CHARGES
If you pay by credit card, the only conditions under which your credit card will be refunded is if the boat returns to the dock due to inclement weather or mechanical difficulty, at the sole discretion of the captain of the boat. Payments are non-refundable for any other reason and will not be applied towards future trips.