Hooligan Charters (Destin, Florida)

Hooligan Charters is owned and operated by Captain Bobby Dove.  Hooligan’s operations are ran out of Emerald Coast Marina in Niceville, FL.

History of Captain Bobby Dove and Hooligan Charters

Capt. Bobby Dove, originally of Gloucester, Virginia; grew up fishing all over Virginia and Maryland, mostly upon the Chesapeake Bay. After being stationed on Eglin, AFB and while serving as a Green Beret in the US Army Special Forces; Bobby was injured by an IED, while driving a dirt bike on combat patrol in Afghanistan, resulting in amputations of his dominate hand and leg, as well as many other life threatening injuries. Bobby’s immediate determination to overcome all obstacles was evident from day one of his recovery. Through his dedication and hard work he returned to duty 7 months after his injury and deployed again to participate on a non-combat deployment only 12 months post injury. Since medically retiring, Bobby now owns and operates Hooligan Charters. He also invests an enormous amount of time with nonprofit organizations that strive to help wounded service members return to the outdoors. 

He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Special Operations Wounded Warriors. He has vowed to continue to succeed and take his life and recovery into his own hands. He plans to use Hooligan Charters to provide for his family, promote community involvement, and assist other service members in need.

​Capt. Bobby uses light tackle and operates two boats in the Destin Fishing and Niceville area: his  to achieve a level of success that competes with the biggest charters around. His 5-Star reviews on both Facebook and Google Business speak for themselves!

Destin Charter Boat Available in Destin

New 2017 Crevalle 26 Open Hybrid Center Console

Hooligan Charters just picked up a new 2017 Crevalle 26 Open Hybrid Center Console Boat powered by a Yamaha 300 HP motor.  Our new Crevalle is loaded with the latest in Simrad Electronics, has a full tower set up including an additional Simrad Fishfinder. We just picked up this new Crevalle 26 from Emerald Coast Marine.  We also store our boat and launch all charters from Emerald Coast Marine Center in Niceville, FL.

Hooligan Charters Previously Chartered Using 24′ Skeeter SX240 Bay Boat

How to Contact Hooligan Charters and Captain Booby Dove?

Phone: (850) 462-7140
Website: www.hooligancharters.com
Facebook:  Hooligan Charters
Instagram: #HooliganCharters
Boat Location (by Appointment Only):

      Emerald Coast Marina
      ​115 W. John Sims Pkwy.
      ​Niceville, FL 32578

Charter Rates for Hooligan Charters:

$425 / 4 Hr
$550 / 6 Hr
*Up To 4 Total Passengers*

Private Dolphin & Eco Tours
$325 / 3 Hrs
*Up To 6 Total Passengers*

*Call for special Military & First Responder rates!*

What is Provided with the Charter Fee?

At Hooligan Charters, your Destin Fishing Charter Fees include:

  • License
  • Use of Tackle
  • Bait
  • Ice
  • WaterYou Need To Bring:
    Weather Appropriate Clothing / Sunblock / Snacks100% Licensed & Insured!


Emerald Coast Marina
​115 W. John Sims Pkwy.
Niceville, FL 32578