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About us

About Panhandle Fishing Charters | Destin - Fort Walton Beach

Capt. Joey knew he always loved and had a passion for fishing; he has many memories fishing with Gramps and his dad as a child. At the age of 15, Joey was hired as an independent mate, one of the youngest ever on a well-known fishing charter boat in the Destin Harbor. Since then, Joey decided to obtain his 100 Ton Captain License at the age of 18.


After graduating with his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and working part-time as a Captain on another fishing vessel, Joey decided to open his own charter fishing company in Destin. Panhandle Fishing Charters was established in 2013 and is family owned and operated. Capt. Joey prides himself on safety, service, and customer satisfaction and looks forward to providing each customer with a memorable experience on the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Choctawhatchee Bay.


Capt. Joey has the following credentials to run a safe and smooth charter:


  • 100 Ton Captain License
  • USCG Certified
  • Maritime Consortium Drug Card
  • CPR Certified