Strictly Business Fishing Charters
Capt. Nick Tate

We are located in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. We offer Inshore and Offshore trips in Destin, 30A, Panama City Beach and anywhere in between.

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      Captain Nick was born and raised in Rome, Georgia.  He graduated from Rome High School and joined the Electrical Union in Atlanta, Georgia where he completed a 5 year apprenticeship program that allowed him to become a third generation Electrician.  He quickly worked his way up through the Electrical field and into Electrical Construction Management. However, he wanted to do more. His love and passion for the Emerald Coast started when he was younger and it was the place he always knew he had to be. He decided he wasn’t getting any younger, so he packed up his life and made the 6 hour trip south for good.

Nick applied for his Captains license, bought a boat and is now sharing his passion with everyone. Captain Nick is a USCG licensed Captain and has all the permits/licenses for you and your family to enjoy a wonderful day on the water.  Our inshore Boat is a 2004 Cape Horn 22 Bay series with a Yamaha 225 Four Stroke.Our offshore boat is a 2008 Cape Horn 31 Tournament with twin Yamaha 350 Fourstokes.  We can fish inshore in the flats of the bay and offshore in the Gulf. 

Did you know that Destin, Florida is known as “ The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village”?  It provides outstanding fishing quality, which offers a potential for all types of fish species to be caught! Strictly Business Fishing Charters is an INSHORE/OFFSHORE fishing charter located in Santa Rosa Beach, FL. Our location is in close proximity to Destin, Ft. Walton, Pensacola , Navarre Beach, Seaside, and Miramar Beach.

Our mission at Strictly Business Fishing Charters is to get you fishing faster, so you can spend more time fishing. Our Choctawhatchee Bay INSHORE trips include the surrounding areas and back water creeks. In the bay, you can catch Redfish,  Speckled Seatrout, Sheepshead, Black Drum, Spanish mackerel, flounder, etc.. Our Gulf of Mexico OFFSHORE trips give you the chance to catch a large variety of fish without traveling that far away! In the gulf you can fish for American Red Snapper, Amberjacks, Wahoo, Mahi-Mahi, Trigger Fish, Grouper, King Mackerel, Tuna, etc..

We take pride in our customer service and want to give you a fishing experience that you will not want to stop talking about!  The needs and interests of our clients is always a top priority and we do not mind tailoring to fit your needs.

Strictly Business Fishing Charters is a kid friendly charter. We will also do anything and everything we can to accommodate those with disabilities that may need a little extra help.

Whether you are looking for a thrilling experience or a relaxing day out to enjoy all that the beautiful Emerald Coast has to offer, let Strictly Business Charters turn those bucket list dreams into a reality for your family.

  • Charles E Cessna Landing, Hog Town Lane, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, United States

 This was a great trip. Captain Nick was so nice to my grandson. We caught bait for a while then went out and caught snapper and triggerfish. I’d highly recommend this captain! 

Joe Whitsett

 We had a great time. Loved the whole experience, a must do for everyone!! 

Richard Searles
McKinney, Texas

 My Wife and i had a great time with Captain Nick on our first saltwater fishing trip. He’s Proffesional, personable, kind, polite and humorous. Thank you Sir for the great experience, the unforgettable memories and our first saltwater catchings. 

RIchard Macpherson

 Captain Nick was a blast. Super down to earth and knowledgeable about fishing the Destin/Ft Walton waters. He was very accommodating, kind, and generally excited to be out fishing. Once we found the fish we limited out (15 Spanish Mackerel per person) in about 45 minutes. Furthermore, he didn’t force me to use his website to book. He called me personally to discuss all options and planning. I would 100% go fishing with him again. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. 

Matthew Scheller

 Had a great time with Captain Tate this past week, while fishing inshore on a half day charter. Nick helped us navigate the weather all week and made sure we had a successful afternoon. We got on fish quick and they only got bigger as the day went on! Caught a nice variety of fish, including reds, mangroves, whitings, rays, and some monster speckled trout. Would highly recommend this charter or an offshore with captain Nick Tate any day! 

Tristan Pomerance

 Captain Nick was on top of the fish all day, He knows how to put them in the boat. Thanks Captain!! 

Bobby Vann

 Wow, where do I begin? Our experience with strictly business fishing charters and Captain Nick was five stars from start to finish!!! Before I even booked, Nick and I were in communication through text and social media and he quickly answered all the questions that I had. Booking the trip through his website was simple and straightforward. Leading up to the trip I was able to let Nick know that, although I was pretty keen to catch some fish, it was my wife and kids who were the priority. They are all very new to fishing and it was really important to me that they have a great experience and boy did he ever deliver!!! Our family had an amazing afternoon. His boat was clean, un cluttered and well taken care of. All of the the equipment was good quality and in good shape… nothing was cheap or rundown. We were on fish right from the first cast and the action was steady enough to keep my kids (8, 10 and 11 years old) engaged for the full 4 hours. What really impressed me was how patient he was… My kids are pretty extra! They all have a ton of questions and there aren’t too many quiet moments with them around… it didn’t matter how many times he had to answer the same question or how many lines he had to untangle, he always seemed to be having as much fun as us! Thanks for a great trip Nick… for you it might have been just another day on the water, but for me, it was a “bucket list” experience!!! 

Chris Martin

 First off let me say I’ve been fishing and hunting for over 35 years and have had some great days on the water! But none compared to our time with Nick this morning! He’s a fantastic captain and navigated some pretty sketchy waters to get us on em! He’s an all around fun guy and I guarantee you we will be back on his boat again in the future! If you come to Destin you better look him up, it’s worth your time!!! You may find cheaper charters inland but you won’t have the quality of fishing you would get with Nick! On a side note, don’t expect calm water like your favorite fishing pond back home, it’s not smooth water and you will get a ride! But it’s 100% worth it and the fishing is AMAZING! 

Shaun Cook

 Went on a trip with Capt. Nick back on the last day of red snapper season and had a blast. Our group of 4 had our limit in less than an hour. If one spot isn’t getting bit, he has other spots that will get fish in the boat. Will definitely be booking a trip with him next time we are down in Florida! Highly recommend. 

Kevin parks
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