Private Fishing Charters & Tours

Into The Blue is Destin's premier fishing charter and tour boat. Let Captain Nino and Captain Groovy take you on a world class fishing trip or private tour off the shores of The World's Luckiest Fishing Village. Nothing beats a day in paradise with friends and family, except a day in paradise aboard Destin's finest charter and tour boat, Into The Blue.

Meet The Captains

The Best Captains In Destin

Captain Nino

Captain Nino Bright is a long-time local as well. He has 16 years of fishing experience and holds a USCG 100-ton Master Captain license. He has been with Into the Blue for the past 21 years. He has fished and placed in multiple tournaments, including Bay Point Blue Marlin, Mobile Big Game, and Harborwalk Cobia Fishing.

Captain Groovy

Captain Craig “Groovy” Davis is a long-time local that has been here for 30+ years. He grew up fishing on the Okaloosa pier and made his way to the harbor, where he made his love for fishing his career. He has been fishing on charter boats for the past 21 years. For 12 consecutive years, he worked on the charter boat Huntress, one of the finest boats in the fleet.

Our 46' Bertram Sport Fisher

Piloted By Captain Nino & Captain Groovy

Charter boat Into the Blue is a family owned and operated 46-foot Bertram sport fisher. We are in Destin, Florida, also known as “the World’s Luckiest Fishing Village.” Into the Blue is located behind Marina Café Restaurant. The restaurant sits between the Inn on Destin Harbor and Boshamps Seafood and Oyster Bar. We offer deep sea fishing charters and trolling charters.

Amenities include Air conditioning, 2 bathrooms with showers, flat screen TV, full kitchen with refrigerator and microwave, a master suite, crew bunks, and Xbox gaming system. Into the Blue has all up to date navigation and fishing equipment. All tackle and cut bait are provided. Into the Blue is Coast Guard approved for 6 passengers.

We cater to kid and family-oriented groups as well as the die-hard fishermen. Into the Blue charters half day, full day, and overnight fishing trips. We offer cobia fishing trips at special rates during the months of March and April. Please call to inquire about these trips.

*Charter boat Into the Blue is a participating member of the Destin Charter Boat Association.

What Our Customers Are Saying

Reviews from customers that like us so much, they want to tell the world...

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Lorrie Harris

I highly recommend this Charter Boat "Into the Blue" The expertise of both Captain Craig aka "Groovy" and Captain Nino is out of this world. They both have combined 30+ years of experience. The love for fishing is in their blood. They will both give you an awesome day of fishing!!

Cole Ashton

Best charter experience I’ve ever had. Nino was a pro at putting us on fish. Groovy and hunter were great deckhands. We wouldn’t even have the fish in the boat yet and they already had a baited rod and reel ready to go for us. Very knowledgeable fishermen but not fishing snobs that just wanna brag about how knowledgeable they are. Real down to earth guys too. Best way to put it is they’re definitely guys you’d wanna grab a beer with.

Rob Bennington

Very knowledgeable and friendly crew! They will work with you, and help in any way they can.

Tyler Brielmayer

Cpt Nino knows where the fish are! Had an amazing time being on this boat! You will not be disappointed! This crew will put you on an abundance of fish!

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Related Services & Accommodations

Because we want to help make your time in paradise as easy as possible

Catch & Cook

Destin is home to some of the finest restaurants in the world. Many of them will cook your catch. You may or may not have planned to dine on your hard-earned catch, but if you do, we want to make sure you don't miss out. We've provided a list of restaurant that would love to serve your catch with all the style and amenities offered by their establishment.

Catch & Carry

Wondering what you would do with your catch after the charter? If having a local restaurant serve your catch for lunch or dinner isn't what you have in mind, our locally owned and operated seafood dealers will clean and package your catch and even have it delivered to your home. We have provided some links to our local seafood establishments to help you decide.


We are situated in Downtown Destin, making it easy to find everything you're looking for within walking distance. This includes lodging and accommodations. We'd like to recommend some places to stay near the docks so you don't have to waste any effort during your time in our little paradise. Take a moment to check out some places to stay within walking distance.

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