Destin is located on the Emerald Gulf Coast in Northwest Florida
(e.g., the Florida “Panhandle”). Located halfway between
Pensacola and Panama City, beautiful Destin boasts over 24 miles
of sugar white sand and extraordinary baby blue waters teeming
with underwater life.
Destin traces its roots back through American Indians and Spanish
explorers, and once was a popular pirates’ playground for
infamous buccaneers such as William Augustus Bowles (a.k.a., “Billy
Bowlegs”). However, its recent history can be tied to Captain
Leonard Destin who settled in Northwest Florida about 1845 and
pioneered the fishing industry here. Destin has maintained its
fishing heritage up to the present, and celebrates it annually
through Destin Fishing Rodeo, a month long fishing tournament
held each October now in its 59th year.
An undisputed fisherman’s paradise, Destin has earned the
reputation as the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village,”
and boasts more than 10 salt-water world fishing records. Attracting
anglers worldwide, the area sports speedy deep-water access on
the Gulf—up to 100-foot depths within 10 miles and much,
much deeper as you proceed out. The pristine Gulf Coast waters
off Destin’s shores are home to a cornucopia of game fish
including Amberjack, Barracuda, Blue Marlin, Bonito, Cobia, Grouper,
Jack Crevalle, King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Pompano, Redfish, Red
Snapper, Sailfish, Scamp, Spanish Mackerel, Swordfish, Tarpon,
Triggerfish, Tuna, Wahoo, White Marlin, and, of course, Shark.
Destin Harbor is among Florida’s largest and most elaborately
equipped harbors. With over 110 charter boats, it the largest
charter fishing fleet in Florida if not nation. Fishing is excellent
year round in Destin, and its very popular charter boat fleet
specializes in deep-sea and sports fishing on natural bottom and
Besides great fishing, Destin claims the whitest beaches in Florida
and beautiful, clear, and clean waters for swimming, scuba diving,
and snorkeling. An abundance of resort facilities are found throughout
Destin offering literally thousands of condominium and hotel/motel
accommodation options. With superb restaurants serving local seafood
and fine cuisine, excellent golf courses, world-class shopping
venues, and a range of nightlife and entertainment venues, there
is certainly something to fit every discerning taste.
For reservations and more information call Captain Don
at (850) 376-8399 or email email@example.com.