Badlands Charters LLC
Badlands Charters LLC
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About
Charter Fishing and sightseeing tours. We work hard to make sure you have an enjoyable and safe experience. Our 25 years of experience helps get you on the fish, or if you rather a sight seeing tour, with the Dolphins.
Miramar Beach, Florida
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Awards
Travellers' Choice
2024
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Anne H
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
This was our second trip with Captain Ryan - and another perfect day. He knew just where to go to get the snapper and triggerfish we wanted (as you can see from the pic). Once we caught all we could keep - we just enjoyed being out there, fighting some amberjack and trolling for cobia. Can’t wait to return in August for my son’s first time fishing in the gulf.
Written April 5, 2024
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J S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Ryan was able to fit me and my family in last minute which was a plus . Mainly he knew were the fish were and put us on em . We will be back again top notch!
Written November 19, 2023
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Andrew J
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Booked an all day charter with Captain Ryan while on vacation with my family and it's probably one of the BEST decisions I've ever made. He took us 25+ miles out to sea for the real deep fishing experience. During the course of the 6-7 hour trip, we never went more than five minutes without a bite. We caught snapper, grouper, blackfish, trigger fish, and even reeled in a nine (9) foot shark! Ryan baited all our hooks, unhooked our fish, and worked tirelessly to ensure we had the best experience. We actually reached our fish limit by early afternoon and began targeting large grouper late in the day because the fish were biting so well. At the end of the charter, Ryan took an extra hour+ to clean, prepare, and bag ALL our fish. We feasted on it the next three days and it tasted AMAZING. This was easily $300-400 worth of fresh fish if buying at the market. I will be booking another charter with Ryan next time I'm in Florida.

Note I am NOT paid by anyone to write this review. Do yourself a favor and experience it for yourself. There's a reason Captain Ryan averages 5 stars.
Written October 3, 2023
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John J
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Captain Ryan put us on the fish as soon as we arrived an they did not let up for six hours. This was the best fishing trip of my life.
The captain even phoned us to let us know that the weather was not looking very good for our scheduled trip, so we told his advice and rescheduled for one day earlier. So glad we did. We caught several species including triggerfish and a beautiful Cuban hogfish. We all caught our daily limit of snapper. We ate fish all week and brought a cooler home. I highly recommend Capt. Ryan and Badlands Charters.
Written October 2, 2023
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Dustin S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Was a great experience. Would recommend for anyone. Very knowledgeable captain put us on great fish.
Written August 20, 2023
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Gene S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Awesome experience. Caption Ryan Reed was knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Could not ask for better experience. Looking forward to another trip in the future
Written August 20, 2023
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Max B
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
This was my first time to catch an amberjack. Captain Ryan has them figured out. What a great time on the water! Mahi were on fire and everybody caught fish.
Written August 20, 2023
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James P
Duncan, OK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Great trip with Captain Ryan and George. Completely professional. We caught limit on Mahi and my kids had a blast doing that. Had a little extra time and tried to get an amber jack. We were in the same place as another boat and they didn’t get any on the line while we got 2. Definitely recommend. Especially if you are bringing kids.
Written August 9, 2023
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Mike H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Ryan was a great Captain and a great guy. Easy guy to talk to and answered all our questions. He put us on fish and kept us entertained. His boat (32ft) was big enough for 4 of us to fish comfortably. Also kept us out longer than the 4 hour reservation at no charge.
Written August 2, 2023
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Jeremy L
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We are from Chicago, two dads and two teenage daughters (15 & 18) set out with Captain Ryan and Badlands Charter. It was amazing. Last year we did some gulf shores inshore fishing and caught only a few fish, wasn't expecting as much of a different experience, but we did, in a good way. This year, read the reviews, decided to go with Captain Ryan and Badlands b/c it said he was great, the pictures of the fish and the number of reviews as well as Facebook. It was spot on. Nice and friendly, respectful, took care of all four of us for longer than we signed up for. Awesome 32ft+ boat multiple massive motors, clean, smooth and fast. Caught 50+ fish 30 keepers in 4+ hours. Caught all different kinds including Red Snapper, Squirrel Fish, Cabezon, Mahi Mahi, Vermillion Snapper, Trigger Fish, Almaco Jacks, and more. Took us around and saw some dolphin and shark form a distance too. We all were extremely happy with the outing including my teenage daughters and will recommend him and look him up again next time we are in Destin.

Thank you Captain Ryan!!!
Written August 1, 2023
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