Captain Chris Kirby
The owner of Destin Inshore Charters and Destin Offshore Charters is Captain Chris Kirby. He was born and raised here on the Emerald Coast and has been fishing for over 25 years. He has done everything from inshore bay fishing to offshore blue marlin tournaments, along with commercial snapper and tuna fishing. He eats, sleeps, and breaths fishing! He runs our 40ft offshore boat called the Backlash and holds the Mississippi state record for Big Eye Tuna.
Captain Shelby Kirby
Don’t let her size fool you! Coming in at five feet tall, Captain Chris’ wife, Shelby, is a firecracker and is the marketing manager for Destin Inshore Charters and Destin Offshore Charters. She is also a licensed captain and often runs the deck for Captain Chris on the charter boat Backlash for their overnight- sword fishing trips. She grew up on the Emerald Coast and made fishing her career over 9 years ago. Shelby is there 24/7 to answer any questions you may have and she will handle your fishing trip reservation from start to finish.
Captain Dalton has quite the passion for the outdoors and made Florida his home over 15 years ago. With pursuing a lifetime love for fishing, he decided to make it his career. He is now one of the most looked up to captains on the coast. Hard work and drive, are two words often associated when you hear Dalton’s name. He is great with kids, and will put you on the fish and all while making everyone around him laugh. Fishing is definitely a bonus when you are on board with Dalton. Going on his 4th season with us, he has set his sights on taking over the company this fall. We are very proud of him and looking forward to the great things he will do for years to come.