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Play N Hooky Charters LLC

Dolphin, Crab Island and Nearshore Fishing
Open today until 5:00 PM
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2 weeks ago
I had a great time on my tour with Travis... He was knowledgeable about the water and knew the best spot for angling Black Snapper. You know it's going to be a good experience when you have fun catching the bait fish before you even make it out to the deep sea... Bucket list checked, thanks Travis!
- Ira B
2 weeks ago
My family and I booked with Captain Glenn based on the recent reviews we read from others and now we see why Play N Hooky Charters gets five stars. Captain put us on the fish and we had a blast! We will definitely book with them again!
- Greg A
2 months ago
Had to switch days around due to the weather, Captain worked with us and made it happen. Friendly, knowledgeable, took care of us and put us on the fish. Would recommend to anyone in the area that wants to go have a great day on the water. Thanks again. We'll be back!
- Ben B

About us

Our Boat
We charter a 26 foot Sea Hunt Gamefish. Our boat includes a large sun deck with soft cushions, bathroom facilities, fresh water wash down, and a side entry door, with ladder for easy water access. The boat is powered by twin Yamaha 150s, making it a quick trip from the Gulf to the beach.   

Our trips will go up to 9 miles offshore.  We target Snapper, King Mackerel, Amberjack and others. Each charter is private and will fish in State waters.   Our trips are focused on anglers wishing to experience near shore fishing in an enjoyable environment with a focus on fun and fishing.  Restrictions on harvesting fish are in place by the FWC and in season fish are limited by these guidelines found on the FWC website:  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.   

Fishing RATES:  
Four Hours = $ 550.00 
Five Hours = $ 680.00 
Six hour = $ 800.00 
gratuity is customary
6 passengers maximum.  Fishing trips depart at 8:00-9:00 am

Crab Island and Dolphin Charters
All non fishing charters include rental for up to 6 people with licensed captain, private charter, plenty of ice, bottled water, cooler space, on board restroom, large floating mat, bluetooth speaker system, swim toys, large cushioned sun deck, and a fast sleek power boat.  

Crab Island and Dolphin Charter Rates: 
4 hour = $ 400.00 Add 50.00 to see Dolphin
5 hour = $ 500.00 Add 50.00 to see Dolphin
6 hour = $ 600.00  Add 50.00 to see Dolphin

Dolphins and Harbor Tour: 
2 hour = $ 300.00

All charters can be customized to include dolphin excursions, Crab Island and harbor tours.  Fishing charters can be shortened to include dolphin and Crab Island but these trips must be at least 6 hours and will be priced at fishing rates.   Each trip is unique, and can be designed to suit the customer.  A charter can include a tour of Destin Harbor, a short ride to the Gulf for dolphin encounters, and then, on to Crab Island to enjoy the emerald green waters. All charters are inclusive of up to 6 passengers.

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.  Guests are welcome to bring water toys or inflatables. 

Cancellation Policy:  
Customers may cancel at least 72 hours prior to their scheduled trip date and time to receive a full refund less a 25.00 service fee. Cancellations inside the 72 hour 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 72 hour cancellation period. Once you have left the dock on your trip there is NO refund or rain check. 

Trips Depart:  
Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park  4281 FL-20, Niceville, FL 32578

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

Contact Us


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  • (903) 244-2719

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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