Captain Chris Kirby
The owner of Destin Inshore Charters and Destin Offshore Charters is Captain Chris Kirby. He was born and raised here on the Emerald Coast and has been fishing for over 25 years. He has done everything from inshore bay fishing to offshore blue marlin tournaments, along with commercial snapper and tuna fishing. He eats, sleeps, and breaths fishing! He runs our 57ft offshore boat called the Backlash and holds the Mississippi state record for Big Eye Tuna.
Captain Shelby Kirby
Don’t let her size fool you! Coming in at five feet tall, Captain Chris’ wife, Shelby, is a firecracker and is the marketing manager for Destin Inshore Charters and Destin Offshore Charters. She is also a licensed captain and often runs the deck for Captain Chris on the charter boat Backlash for their overnight- sword fishing trips. She grew up on the Emerald Coast and made fishing her career over 10 years ago. Shelby is there 24/7 to answer any questions you may have and she will handle your fishing trip reservation from start to finish.
Captain Dan Bowers
Captain Dan is a Florida native who has had saltwater running through his veins since early childhood. He grew up right here on the Choctawhatchee Bay. His knowledge of our area is unique and has no limitations on showing you and your family an exceptional day on the water. He has placed in multiple Redfish tournaments across the Emerald Coast and has great skill at finding the fish. Redfish and Speckled Trout are his specialty. We are blessed to have him as apart of our crew. You are in for a treat boat side with Captain Dan!