Hot Reels Fishing Charter | Fort Walton Beach, FL | FishAnywhere

Hot Reels Fishing Charter

  • Capt. Gary Altonen
  • Fort Walton Beach, FL
  • 27 ft Center console
  • 11 Reviews

Hot Reels Fishing Charters stands out from all the other deep sea fishing charters in Destin by delivering you with only the best service and knowledge of the local waters. We know exactly where to go to put you right on the fish!

Captain Gary Altonen will be your fishing charter guide out on the beautiful Emerald Coast of Florida. Captain Gary’s passion for fishing started when he was a child fishing Lake Erie. He spent much of his free time learning saltwater fishing techniques while he was stationed in Myrtle Beach, SC serving this great country in the U.S. Air Force. When he retired from the Air Force, he purchased his first offshore boat and learned the ways of the trade. Fishing is not just something Capt. Gary enjoys; it is a lifestyle for him.

Destin fishing trips with Capt. Gary will begin in Fort Walton Beach an go on to explore the fishing grounds near Destin, Okaloosa Island, Miramar Beach, Santa Rosa Island, Navarre, Seaside, and many other wonderful locations along Florida’s Panhandle in the Gulf of Mexico.

You will be fishing aboard the amazing “Aly Rose”, a spacious 26’ Clearwater center console. She is fully rigged with everything you need for an enjoyable day on the water making her a perfect fit for deep sea fishing in Destin. The Aly Rose comes powered by twin Mercury Verado 175 hp supercharged engines. From the state of the art SIMRAD GPS/fish finder and 4G RADAR to the wireless Minn-Kota trolling motor, an on-board toilet, and ample seating for comfort, the crew aims to make your trip a memorable experience of a lifetime.

We offer 4, 6, and 8-hour fishing charters that will provide you with rods, reels, tackle, lures, bait, and a fishing license, all included in the trip price. Capt. Gary uses a few different fishing techniques and would love to share his knowledge on bottom fishing, deep sea fishing, drift fishing, jigging, and trolling.

We will give you the option to target a variety of species, including Red Snapper, Vermillion, and Mangrove Snapper, Amberjack, Triggerfish and several species of Grouper. During certain times of the year, you can get into some Mahi Mahi, Cobia, and Wahoo as well.

There is no better option for fishing charters in Destin than Hot Reels Fishing Charters! Join Captain Gary Altonen on a deep sea fishing trip in Florida that you will never forget!

Trips Start at $500.00

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833-446-3474

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Popular Features

  • Fishing Cleaning Included
  • Fish Cleaning Included
  • Toilet On Board
  • Children Welcome
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Rise & Shine (Full Day)

Trip Total: $1,100.00

Includes 4 guests

+$75.00 per additional guest, max 6 guests

Reserve now with a $154.00 deposit

6:00am - 2:00pm CST (8 hours)
Deposit refundable up to 24 Hours before the trip
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This trip can be customized to meet your specific needs. Spend your day fishing nearshore or head further out. Target various types of Grouper, Snapper, Mahi Mahi, Almaco Jack, and many more.

Gone Fishin' (am)

Trip Total: $750.00

Includes 4 guests

+$75.00 per additional guest, max 6 guests

Reserve now with a $105.00 deposit

6:00am - 10:00am CST (4 hours)
Deposit refundable up to 24 Hours before the trip
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This morning trip is great for parties with kids. You will be targeting whatever is biting, including Snapper, Grouper, and many more.

Keepin' It Reel

Trip Total: $900.00

Includes 4 guests

+$75.00 per additional guest, max 6 guests

Reserve now with a $126.00 deposit

6:00am - 12:00pm CST (6 hours)
Deposit refundable up to 24 Hours before the trip
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Add a few more hours and explore more spots. Try trolling, bottom fishing, drift fishing, and other fishing techniques. Target Grouper, Snapper, Mahi Mahi, Triggerfish, Jacks, and many more.

Gone Fishin’ (pm)

Trip Total: $750.00

Includes 4 guests

+$75.00 per additional guest, max 6 guests

Reserve now with a $105.00 deposit

12:00pm - 4:00pm CST (4 hours)
Deposit refundable up to 24 Hours before the trip
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This morning trip is great for parties with kids. You will be targeting whatever is biting, including Snapper, Grouper, and many more.

Fun-N-Sun (4 Hour Min)

Trip Total: $500.00

Includes 6 guests

Reserve now with a $70.00 deposit

1:00pm - 5:00pm CST (4 hours)
Deposit refundable up to 24 Hours before the trip
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Fun-N-Sun is a great getaway. This trip includes fun water activities in the bay to include: Crab Island, Destin Harbor Tour, Dolphin watching, snorkeling, and paddle boarding. We can even take you for a picnic to your own private island location on the Santa Rosa Sound. (you supply food and drinks) If you wish you can do a little fishing from the shoreline while you’re enjoying meal as well. We supply everything you need for fun in the sun. Feel free to bring beverages of your choice and food. We do supply bottled water.
Customer Reviews
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Great fishing experience.
Captain Gary was great to work with. He stays very aware of the water conditions. It was pretty wavy today, but he never have up and kept us on the hunt for the bite. We found several types of fish. Red snapper, trigger fish, some cat fish and others. He was a wonderful guide and helped us learn how to deep sea fish. We would definitely go back again.
Captain Gary was great to work with. He stays very aware of the water conditions. It was pretty wavy today, but he never have up and kept us on the hunt for the bite. We found several types of fish. Red snapper, trigger fish, some cat fish and others. He was a wonderful guide and helped us learn how to deep sea fish. We would definitely go back again.
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Tight Lines
Capt. Gary was fantastic and worked hard to put us on the fish. We caught our limit of snappers, both red and vermillion along with a ton of triggers. Oh, and we reeled in 2 sharks. Amazing day out on the water. Will book again the next time I'm in Destin. Thanks Capt. Gary
Capt. Gary was fantastic and worked hard to put us on the fish. We caught our limit of snappers, both red and vermillion along with a ton of triggers. Oh, and we reeled in 2 sharks. Amazing day out on the water. Will book again the next time I'm in Destin. Thanks Capt. Gary
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Wonderful Trip!
We had a wonderful trip!! Caught lots of fish and had so much fun. Captain Gary was so helpful, Promised us a great time and he sure delivered. I would go out again if we are fortunate enough to get back to Fort Walton.
We had a wonderful trip!! Caught lots of fish and had so much fun. Captain Gary was so helpful, Promised us a great time and he sure delivered. I would go out again if we are fortunate enough to get back to Fort Walton.
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Additional Features

  • Saftey Equipment

  • Life Jackets
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • First-aid Equipment
  • Cpr-trained Crew
  • Flares
  • Vhf Radio
  • Navigation

  • Gps
  • Radar
  • Price Includes

  • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
  • Fishing License
  • Fresh Or Live Bait
  • Lures