Miss Nautica Inc.

Miss Nautica and Captain Art Smith invite you to enjoy a day on the emerald coast waters out of Destin, Florida. Capt. Art has spent over five decades fishing and diving all around the globe, dedicating the last 25 years to the waters of the world’s ‘Luckiest Fishing Village.’

Capt. Art will take you fishing every stretch of water in the Gulf of Mexico. Whatever fishing experience you are hoping to have, rest assured that the captain and his crew will go the extra mile to make your trip one to remember.

Your First Mate will get ready for your adventure way before daybreak. He will clean the boat, get your ice and all the safety equipment. When you step on board, the crew will greet you with a warm welcome and help you stow your gear.

You will head out of the Destin Harbor to catch the live bait. On your way to the fishing grounds, there will be plenty of fish stories and tips, as well as the spectacular views. The First Mate will assist you throughout the adventure and will cut and bag your catch when you return to shore.

You will be fishing for whatever is in season and biting, focusing on Red Snapper, Amberjack, Spanish Mackerel, Vermilion Snapper, Cobia, King Mackerel, and even Blue Marlin.

Capt. Art and the crew will take you out aboard the ‘Miss Nautica,’ a 48’ custom-built boat. She features a walk-around deck with a large fishing cockpit. The Miss Nautica comes powered by three 120 HP Detroit engines and can take up to 44 passengers. She is fully outfitted with professional tools and electronics, as well as everything you need to have a comfortable day on the water. The Miss Nautica is also equipped with a marine toilet with an electric flush.

All trips come with Penn gear, tackle, and license. You are welcome to bring your own rods and reels. Live bait can be caught during the trip or purchased at an additional cost. The First Mate works for tips. 



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Extended 12 Hours
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,700
    price breakdown
    $2,700
    The departure time is adjustable. You will be fishing up to 30 miles out for Snapper, Marlin, Amberjack, and many other exciting species.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Extended 10 Hours
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,250
    price breakdown
    $2,250
    The departure time is flexible. This trip will see you fishing up to 20 miles offshore, using all Penn International gear. Your main targeted species will be Snapper, Amberjack, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, and more.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,800
    price breakdown
    $1,800
    The departure time is flexible. You will be fishing the nearshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico or heading a bit further out. On this trip, your main focus will be Red Snapper (when in season), Vermilion Snapper, Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, Grouper, and many more.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,350
    price breakdown
    $1,350
    The departure time is flexible. Check the morning bite for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Vermilion Snapper, Red Snapper, and many other species. Stay within State Waters and have fun with your family and friends.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,350
    price breakdown
    $1,350
    The departure time is flexible. This trip is great for those who don't want to spend a whole day on the water, but still, want to check as many productive spots as possible. You will be fishing for Red Snapper, Vermilion Snapper, King Mackerel, Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, and more.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip AM
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,125
    price breakdown
    $1,125
    The departure time is flexible. This trip is great for those who don't want to spend a whole day on the water, but still, want to check as many productive spots as possible. You will be fishing for Red Snapper, Vermilion Snapper, King Mackerel, Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, and more.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip PM
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,125
    price breakdown
    $1,125
    The departure time is flexible. This trip is great for those who don't want to spend a whole day on the water, but still, want to check as many productive spots as possible. You will be fishing for Red Snapper, Vermilion Snapper, King Mackerel, Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, and more.
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About the Captain

Art Smith
Destin, Florida, Estados Unidos
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
20 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since Octubre 2017
Captain Art Smith has been mastering the waters in and around Destin, Florida for almost three decades now. But his fishing repertoire doesn’t include only the ‘World’s Luckiest Fishing Village.’ Art has been working for over 50 years, fishing and diving all around the world. Capt. Art is a Master S.C.U.B.A. and is familiar with everything that lives under the sea.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Boat Specs

Depender Yachts (Deck boat) originally built in 1981, and restored in 2019. Powered by 3 120HP Detroit engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 12 knots.

Length
50 ft
Capacity
44 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.56
out of 5 stars from 14 reviews
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
86%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
92%
Catch intended fish
92%
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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   Junio 24, 2020
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Chad A.
New Orleans, LA
 4.67
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10 hr trip

VERIFIED   Octubre 19, 2019
I booked this trip several weeks ahead for a friday for my employees and couple friends with another charter…2 days later...
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Marc H.
Shalimar, Florida
 5.00
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Julio 8, 2020
Crew and staff were great….especially with kids.
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Leonard M.
Houston, TX
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VERIFIED   NEW  Julio 31, 2020
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David O.
Miramar Beach, Florida
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   Julio 6, 2020
Captain Jim and Matt were fantastic!  We had a great time!  We have already recommended you guys to friends that...
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