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Right Side Charters is a local family owned fishing guide service that operates around the Destin Florida area. We specialize in taking groups of families and friends on private fishing trips suited for all ages and skill levels. These trips are very kid friendly and we love having them onboard. As a husband and father, Captain Buddy is very family oriented and knows how to keep kids safe and entertained! You and Buddy will have a great time fishing and experiencing our beautiful area from a very unique perspective...on the water. Because of weather, time of year, and the habits of our local fish, every trip is a little different and exciting. Captain Buddy loves what he does and is very dedicated to making sure your family and friends have a great experience and make some lasting memories!




These trips focus on the kiddos having a good time! Trips are only 2 hours long, so we'll stay in the bay and you don't have to commit to a half day or more being in the sun. We'll focus on smaller fish that are great for the little ones! These trips are catch and release.



Get on the water and back before lunch! We fish docks and bridges, backcountry bayous, and shallow grass flats. Our main targets include Redfish, Tout, Mangrove Snapper, Black Drum, Spanish Mackerel, and Sheepshead.  



A good trip for a full morning or afternoon. We fish docks and bridges, backcountry bayous, and shallow grass flats. Our main targets include Redfish, Tout, Mangrove Snapper, Black Drum, Spanish Mackerel, and Sheepshead.


What's Included

-Fully equipped boat

-Fishing Licenses 

-Life vests and safety equipment

-Bait and Tackle


-Fish cleaning

-No deposit required to book!

What you should bring

-Sunscreen (no spray on type)

-Hats and Sunglasses

-A small cooler with some snacks and drinks

-We can take families with small children of up to 5 passengers. If you're an all adult party, 4 passengers is our max.

-Payment. Cash, Card (3% fee), Check, or Venmo


The Captain

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The Boat

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Captain Buddy Wilson was born and raised here on the Emerald Coast and has lived here his entire life, a local boy. Buddy got to know the local bays and bayous from countless hours spent on the water with family and friends and he knows it like the back of his hand. He loves fishing and he loves taking people fishing. Even in his off time he can be found running his boat all around the area constantly keeping track of where the fish are and what they're eating. Right Side Charters is owned and operated by Buddy and his wife and operates year round. When you call or message us, you're not getting a booking service or a "paid by the hour" captain, you're getting either Buddy or his wife Hannah. We are fully licensed with the U.S. Coast Guard and Florida Wildlife Commission.

Our boat is a 22' Sea Hunt BX Bay Boat with a brand new 2020 Suzuki four stroke engine, the perfect boat and motor for this area. This line of boats has a large carolina flair and a much deeper v hull than most other bay boats allowing us to cut better through waves to keep the ride drier and smoother but also allows us to get in very shallow water. It's equipped with two bait/livewells, wireless GPS trolling motor, power pole shallow water anchor, sonar, VHF radio, GPS, fish cooler, higher sides so kids are safer, plenty of storage for passengers, and a t top so you can take a break from the sun and get under some shade.


Contact Us

For any questions use the info below or click the BOOK NOW button if you're ready to go!

Capt. Buddy Wilson

Call/Text- 850-865-2063



Where we'll meet up

Bluewater Bay Marina/Schooners Restaurant

290 Yacht Club Dr.

Niceville, Florida

(Conveniently located on Choctawhatchee/Destin Bay!)

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