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Sweet Jody Fishing

210 Harbor Boulevard (Hwy 98 East), Destin, FL 32541
+1 850-650-2500
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Good Cap and good crew

Overall a very good fishing outing. It,s easy to be critical, but I hope it will be constructive... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Freeport, Florida
Third trip -- rough seas, but still caught fish

This was our (Dad & brother) third trip (1/2 day) on the Sweet Jody in 4 years. This has become... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Wlimore, KY
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Family Owned & Operated Deep Sea Fishing fun for the family with Capt Cliff Cox, the most experienced headboat Capt in Destin. DEEP SEA FISHING in Destin Florida, the World's Luckiest Fishing Village! Sweet Jody is 56 feet and can carry up to 40 people fishing. About Captain Cliff Cox: Cliff Cox, Sr. was born and raised in Destin. As a young boy, he was fascinated with fishing and the work down on the docks. At age 8, he began helping local mates with boat and fish cleaning. By age 12, he was working on various fishing boats and apprenticed under some of Destin’s greatest fishing legends. At age 20, he obtained his Captain's license. Capt Cliff ran several boats in Destin and in Louisiana before buying the Sweet Jody business in the 1980’s. He has been the Captain of the Sweet Jody for 32 years, and has a loyal following of avid fisherman. His excellence in this field has won him the title of Captain of the Year for many years. “My favorite part of being a Captain of Sweet Jody is seeing the smiles of my customers, especially when they catch their first fish or a BIG fish!” –Capt Cliff
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  • Average1%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible9%
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210 Harbor Boulevard (Hwy 98 East), Destin, FL 32541
+1 850-650-2500

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Reviewed yesterday

Overall a very good fishing outing. It,s easy to be critical, but I hope it will be constructive for the Cap and crew. They put out containers of bait , and it is pretty good bait, but toward the last few stops it is getting...More

Thank Skatefast
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was our (Dad & brother) third trip (1/2 day) on the Sweet Jody in 4 years. This has become our party boat of choice and the crew and Captain are incredible. The seas were very rough on this day, but the Captain did a...More

Thank TravelinManDan
Reviewed 3 days ago

Outstanding party boat fishing. Captain Cliff Cox stopped at four different spots to be sure we were able to catch fish. The boat was clean and above all the crew was very helpful to all of our needs and questions. Hats off to Chad the...More

Thank adeadn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sweet Jody Fishing was an awesome experience! We had a great time fishing and each group on board caught fish. The deck hands were very knowledgeable, patient and eager to help. Highly recommend!

Thank Timothy F
Reviewed 31 March 2017

This is one of only three party boat operations that I recommend to people. Sweet Jody is a very well-run boat, with the best skipper in the Destin fleet. I've fished on this boat, with this skipper dozens of times, and I've never had a...More

Thank RavenATB
Reviewed 18 February 2017

enjoyed the whole trip. Left port at 9am and returned at 5 pm. Came back with a full stringer of fish. Plus had to toss a few back. Plenty of room on this boat for all to fish comfortably. The captain knew where the fish...More

Thank Ranger53
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Great Trip aboard the Sweet Jody. Nice mix of first timers and local regulars, several of whom were more than happy to help out their fellow anglers which tells you a lot about the friendly atmosphere and high regard these anglers have for the Sweet...More

1  Thank AllenM814
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Not at all like you see on the fishing shows but I loved every minute. I am sure they offer different packages for certain types of fish but the bottom fishing was just great. We caught red snapper, white snapper, strawberry grouper. The staff went...More

1  Thank Wennifer2013
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Been out on SWEET JODY many times. The captain and crew are top notch. Hands down the best crew and trip in destin.

1  Thank ksitcer
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Mix the booze, sick sex jokes from one of crew and good ol boy know everything attitude with a guy who constantly tangled his line with others makes a lousy trip. I had no support from the crew to change to another location on the...More

Thank ConstanceE777
SweetJodyFishing, Owner at Sweet Jody Fishing, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2016

We are puzzled by your review. We have searched our reservation records and cannot find anyone with a MN area code on a 12-hour trip this month. Also, this is the first time we've heard of this. The Captain received no complaints nor did management....More

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Hi, I am looking for a price on a half day fishing trip for 2 -4 adults. This is our first visit to destin. We are from Pittsburgh. My son loves to fish so I thought what a great place to do it in. We are arriving in August. Looking forward to hearing back from you. Thank you Deb Wilson
12 March 2017|
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Response from SweetJodyFishing | Property representative |
Thank you for reaching out to us! Destin is a great place for families Our calendars with pricing are posted to our Facebook page, along with many pics and videos of our fishing trips and catches! (search Sweet Jody Fishing... More
Can you quote me a price for a four hour fishing trip? I have grandchildren arriving in mid March and would like to take them on you boat. Thanks
13 January 2017|
Response from Wennifer2013 | Reviewed this property |
I don't have a boat but I am sure you can find a charter almost anywhere.
Do you have catch chair my dad can't fish without one . He's 84 but a great fisher man . Live on Destin. Ol
19 December 2015|
Response from Matt S | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is all rail fishing but the bench is close enough I'm sure they could find a way to make it work. The owner and crew are great and will help where they can.