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Address: 210 Harbor Boulevard (Hwy 98 East), Destin, FL 32541
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+1 850-650-2500
07:00 - 17:30
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Family Owned & Operated Deep Sea Fishing fun for the family with Capt...

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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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 well-run boat, with the best skipper in the Destin fleet. I've fished on this... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Niceville, Florida

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Niceville, Florida
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265 reviews
60 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 bad experience. If your expectations are reasonable and you really want to enjoy a day... More 

Thank RavenATB
Peru, NY
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63 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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 were and the mate was very helpful and knowledgeable. I recommend you bring soda or... More 

Thank Ranger53
Destin, Florida
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9 reviews
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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 Jody. When you see a lot of repeat locals, you know you are in good... More 

1 Thank AllenM814
Evansville, Indiana
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44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 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 out of their way to make sure everybody caught something. We caught 15 altogether. Most... More 

1 Thank Wennifer2013
Niceville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
Maplewood, MN
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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 boat and ended up only fishing two of the twelve hours we were out. Don't... More 

Thank ConstanceE777
SweetJodyFishing, Owner at Sweet Jody Fishing, responded to this review

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. Also, all of the other customers seemed satisfied on our 12-hour trips. Are you sure... More 

Fort Walton Beach, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 and professionalism of the captain and crew. We stayed out for 8hrs and the fishing... More 

2 Thank wilstang50
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Thank you! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 enjoy eating with our family. Was a very enjoyable and terrific fishing trip.

2 Thank corneliusdeloris
Forney, United States
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 takes you out for a 8 hr trip so stop by and check it out.

1 Thank Sean G
Decherd, Tennessee
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Captain Cliff will put you on fish! This is a trip for an experienced fisherman. My son and I caught about 150 fish with about 50 being keepers of mingo and vermilion snapper. We also caught a couple of small red snapper. This is the boat for serious experienced fishermen. The majority of the people on the boat will know... More 

1 Thank Chris S

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