About Us

Destin Inshore Charters is one of the oldest and well respected Inshore fishing charters in Destin, Florida. Founded by Chris and Shelby Kirby, who ran it for 12 years, before selling it to Captain Dan Bowers, who is now the owner and operator of the outfit. Capt. Dan was born and raised in Okaloosa County and has been either on the water or in the woods since he could hold a fishing pole and a gun. Capt. Dan has spent the last 10 years traveling all across the East and Gulf Coasts chasing redfish. Whether just for fun, guiding, or on the tournament trail, he loves sharing his passion for fishing with anglers of all ages and skill levels. Whether targeting trophy sized redfish and tarpon or filling the cooler with mangrove snapper and Spanish mackerel, Capt. Dan is sure to show you and your family a great time. 


Destin Inshore Charters is equipped with a beautiful 22 ft Cape Bay series boat that was built right here in the Panhandle of Northwest Florida. Cape Bay Boats is well known for crafting the driest and softest riding inshore fishing boats on the market today. The bow is expansive and provides plenty of room for multiple anglers to cast comfortably without crossing fishing lines or bumping elbows. There is also plenty of dry storage below deck for all of your valuables so you can focus on the fish biting and not worry about keeping track of your gear. Our boats are kept very clean and in tip top condition for your comfort. Your comfort is our priority, so if you still have concerns or we didn’t answer all of your questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!