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Play N Hooky Charters LLC

Destin, Florida’s Nearshore Gulf Fishing, Dolphin and Bay Tours
Opening at 8:00 AM tomorrow
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About us


Boat
We charter a 26 foot Sea Hunt Gamefish. Our boat includes abundant bow seating, bathroom facilities, fresh water washdown, a side entry tuna door, misting system for hot days, a large center console for plenty of shade.  The boat is powered by twin Yamaha 150s, making it a quick trip from the Gulf to port. 

NEARSHORE FISHING and GULF FISHING
Play N Hooky Charters extends a friendly welcome to The Emerald Coast of Florida. This family-run business prides itself on making sure your trip is family-friendly and full of fun. Join our captain in fishing waters both near and off the shore while building memories you will share with friends and family for a lifetime. The waters in the area are full of a dynamic range of fish and sea life. Come explore the Gulf with Play N Hooky Charters.

You’ll use a 26’ Seahunt Gamefish center console, a boat that has enough space to carry 6 guests. It runs on two 150 HP Yamaha engines and is equipped with Garmin electronics, including radar, sonar, chart plotter, and G3 software. The boat has twin livewells, cushioned seating, and gull wings to withstand sea spray and wind to keep the passengers completely dry. The boat’s also got a toilet, GPS spot lock trolling motor, a multimedia system, and an ice-box.

Depending on the time of year and season, you can catch Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Mingo Snapper, Almaco Jack, Amberjack, Pompano, Red Snapper, Trigger, Blacktip Shark, reef sharks, and many others. You’ll use only high-end tackle as well as multiple types of fishing techniques. The crew specializes in bottom fishing but you can also troll as well as experience free lining. Typical trips will fish several to many reefs.  The charter length determines the number of reefs we will fish as well as the availability of live bait.  Live bait is premium for certain species of fish and is used on charters of 5 hours or better.  Kids are welcome to come aboard and the crew will enjoy helping them learn to fish. The captain will ensure that you keep all the fish allowed by the FWC. He’s generous with the length of the charter and looks forward to helping you build the best experience ever.

When you join the crew for a trip, pack some snacks and any special drinks you want.  The captain will take care of everything from drinking water, gear, licenses, as well as cleaning your catch.

Fish with Play N Hooky Charters and let it make your trip to the Emerald Coast of Florida special.

Our trips will go up to 9 miles offshore. Restrictions on harvesting fish are in place by the FWC and in season fish are limited by these guidelines found on the FWC website:  https://myfwc.com/fishing/saltwater/  Your fishing license is part of the fee.  All you will need is a hat, sunglasses, sun screen, camera and what you want to drink and eat.    

Kids Fishing
Families, fish, and fun are the focus on this trip. Quantity over quality size fish is the mission, with lots of poles bending frequently. Fishing education is a key feature of these 3 hours on the water. The captain always makes time to visit dolphin friends on the way, as well as provide lots of explanations of the technology used to locate fish and navigate. These trips are catch and release, however, if a keeper is caught it will be cleaned and ready for dinner. This is a near shore trip.

RATES!

3 hour kids trip 665.00*
4 hour 800.00 *
5 hour 1000.00
6 hour 1150.00
8 hour 1500.00

*Catch and release mostly 
Five hour trips and longer use live bait and fish a greater number of reefs.  
All trips must be booked with the Captain via a phone call.  He will want to get your preferences for your charter and make sure we can meet your expectations for a fantastic trip.  You are welcome to call and ask questions as well
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Call for details 903-244-2719

Dolphin and Harbor Tours Rates
3 Hours $ 450.00 


Gratuity is customary All payments other than cash will be assessed a 3% transaction fee.

Fishing trips depart at 7:00-9:00 am as determined by Captain and are limited to 6 passengers maximum.
All charters are inclusive of up to 6 passengers, however, only 4 passengers may fish at any given time to avoid tangled lines.

Our Boat and Captain:
Our boat is equipped with all USCG safety gear, restroom, and fresh water spray.  We provide bottled water, lots of pictures and loads of fun.  Captain Glenn is a USCG licensed captain, with years of experience on the Destin waters and has first aid and AED training.  

Cancellation Policy:  Customers may cancel at least 14 days prior to their scheduled trip date to receive a full refund less a 25.00 service fee. Cancellations inside the 14 day period will not be eligible for a refund. If weather is unfavorable and the Captain calls off the trip or cancels due to other factors, the trip may be rescheduled for a later time/date or a full refund will be issued. Customer no-shows will not be refunded. Customers may make changes to the reservation without any fees as long as it's outside the 14 day cancellation period. Once you have left the dock on your trip there is NO refund or rain check.  

Trips Depart:  Bluewater Bay Marina 290 Yacht Club Drive, Niceville, FL 32578 
Dock B Fuel Dock area.

***Click a photo to view pictures from additional charters.  
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Business Hours

Mon:8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue:8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed:8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu:8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri:8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat:8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sun:8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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