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Sweet Jody Fishing

210 Harbor Boulevard (Hwy 98 East), Destin, FL 32541
+1 850-650-2500
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Awesome fishing

Sweet Jody Fishing was an awesome experience! We had a great time fishing and each group on board... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Timothy F
via mobile
Excellent party boat fishing operation. Cliff is an outstanding Captain

This is one of only three party boat operations that I recommend to people. Sweet Jody is a very... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2017
Niceville, Florida
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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 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 1 April 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 19 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 25 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 25 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

Reviewed 29 September 2016

I am a local who moved to the area back in 2001 by way of the military. Since retiring, I fish on a regular basis on my own boat. I've never been on a deep sea charter and THROUGHLY enjoyed myself due to the hospitality...More

2  Thank wilstang50
SweetJodyFishing, Owner at Sweet Jody Fishing, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2016

Thank you!

Reviewed 21 August 2016

The captain and crew are great. I had went on another chapter fishing trip before going on Sweet Jody. I will never go on another boat besides this one. We caught lots of fish the crew cleaned them so we could take them home to...More

2  Thank corneliusdeloris
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

If your in Destin and just want to go fishing for an affordable price, good time and a great day on the water then Sweet Jody is your choice. Party boat style fishing, the deck mates help you or you can do it yourself. Captain...More

1  Thank Sean G
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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
14 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
20 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.