Destin Deep Sea Fishing with Charter Boat Backlash

Exclusive deep sea fishing discounts available for Ocean Reef Resorts guests.

Posted on 5/17/2024

Imagine the thrill of the open Gulf of Mexico: the salty breeze, the expansive blue waters, and the excitement of a tug on your line under the warm Destin sun. This isn't just any fishing trip—it's your gateway to adventure with Charter Boat Backlash, now part of our exclusive Reef Rewards by Ocean Reef Resorts. Reef Rewards is a complimentary guest incentive program, provided to all guests, offering significant savings on a variety of local activities and services

Charter Boat Backlash Passing Crab Island in Destin, FL

We're excited to announce that our guests can now enjoy significant savings on Destin deep sea fishing expeditions, making your vacation not just memorable, but also more affordable. With Charter Boat Backlash joining our lineup of nearly 50 partners, you can embark on a fishing adventure knowing you're getting the best deal possible.

From the moment you step aboard the Backlash, a 57-foot Gillman sport fishing yacht equipped with all the comforts of home, you'll understand why deep sea fishing trips in Destin with Charter Boat Backlash are among the best. Nestled at the Fishing Fleet Marina, this top-tier charter service is led by owners Chris and Shelby Kirby, who have built their business through grit, trust, and hard work. They strive to share their passion for fishing with everyone who steps foot on their boats. Whether you're a seasoned angler or just looking for a fun day on the water with the family, these custom-tailored trips offer something for everyone.

Recent Fishing Trips with Charter Boat Backlash

Unlike some other fishing charters in Destin, Charter Boat Backlash offers fishing trips ranging from short, 6-hour experiences to 48-hour, multi-day excursions. Backlash boasts a kitchen, dining area, seating areas inside and out, two bedrooms, two baths, and more, ensuring that when you book a fishing trip with this Destin company, you're truly getting the whole experience!

These trips can accommodate beginners to seasoned anglers. As an Ocean Reef Resorts guest, you will receive $400 off full-day charters and $200 off half-day charters through Reef Rewards. Check out their fishing trips to see which would be the best for you and your vacation crew!

Charter Boat Backlash

  • 6-Hour Nearshore Trolling: Great for newbies, families, and kids! With a six-hour nearshore trolling trip, you can spend the afternoon on the water catching fish without venturing more than two to five miles from the beach. You'll mostly be trolling for King Mackerel and Spanish Mackerel.
  • 6- to 8-Hour Nearshore Bottom Fishing: Fun bottom fishing experience for kids and first-timers. You'll travel between six and fifteen miles offshore and fish for Red Snapper, Vermillion Snapper, White Snapper, and Triggerfish, depending on the season.
  • 10- to 12-Hour Offshore Bottom Fishing and Trolling: Captain Kirby will take you between 20 to 40 miles from the beach. Focus on Red Snapper, Gag Grouper, Triggerfish, Amberjack, White Snapper, Vermillion Snapper, Black Snapper, Scamp Grouper, and Red Grouper. Offshore trolling will target Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, King Mackerel, and Blackfin Tuna.
  • 16-Hour Daytime Sword Fishing: Experience the thrill of catching the king of all billfish, Swordfish, fast, powerful, and unpredictable, 60+ miles offshore and in 900+ feet of water.
  • 18-Hour Daytime Sword Fishing and Deep Dropping: A mix of swordfishing and deep-dropping for Golden Tile Fish using electric reels, more than 60 miles from shore and in water deeper than 900 feet.
  • 24-Hour Overnight Sword Fishing, Bottom Fishing, and Trolling: Completely customized based on what you and your fellow anglers are looking for. Options range from trolling to a mix of bottom fishing and daytime deep dropping.
  • 36-48 Hour Multi-Day Dream Trip: Fully customizable trips for several days of fun fishing 100+ miles off of Destin's shore. Whatever you request, Captain Chris will help make that come to life!

Swordfishing on Charter Boat Backlash in Destin

Once you've planned your trip, make sure you're prepared with everything you need to make it the best day ever! Typically, you'll want to wear shorts, tank tops, swimsuits, and short sleeves in the summertime. If you book during the colder months, check the weather and dress accordingly, as the water and air can be much cooler. Tennis shoes, strap sandals, or deck shoes that are lightweight and water-resistant are recommended. Also, be sure to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and other UV protection, as well as bottled water and a cooler with food and beverages.

Catering is just another perk of booking a charter with Charter Boat Backlash. The menu includes subs, chips, fruit and veggie trays, breakfast snacks, soda, water, and beer. Overnight trips will include grilled food like steaks, chicken, and more. Price varies on request.

When you're ready to book, simply call Shelby at (850) 685-9368. She will get you taken care of and make sure your excursion is the best it can be.

Ocean Reef Resorts Destin

By choosing Ocean Reef Resorts in Destin or along Scenic 30A, you're not just securing a spot in the world's luckiest fishing village—you're also ensuring you're only a quick 10-30 minute drive from the excitement at Charter Boat Backlash's dock. Act now to take advantage of our exclusive reduced rates on deep sea fishing adventures. Availability is limited—browse our luxurious Destin condos and beach houses today and reel in your dream vacation with us!

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