First Light Captain Steve Haeusler

Capt. Steve Haeusler moved to Destin in 1970 and began fishing in 1973 at the age of 13. He began as a deckhand/mate and learned all types of fishing from some of the best Captains in Destin.

He continued fishing through college until he graduated from The University of West Florida in Pensacola in 1985 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting. It was in 1986 that he began his career as a Captain on the charter boat Phoenix, then purchased his first boat in 1992.

In 1993, he began a partnership with Capt. Kelly Windes and became the Captain on the First Light. In 2006, he became sole owner of the First Light and continues as Captain.

  • 47 ft G & S fiberglass Sportfish
  • Built in 1983
  • Powered by twin 490 hp Cummins Marine Diesel engines
  • Cruises at 20 knots
  • Latest fishfinding and safety equipment that includes: color fishfinder, 64 mile radar, Northstar Loran, life raft, Tuna/Cobia tower
  • Air conditioned
  • Clean restroom
  • Microwave oven
  • TV with DVD player
  • 4 bunks below
  • Seating with table in salon
  • Live well
  • Latest rods/tackle

For all of your Destin Florida Amberjack fishing needs, look no further then Capt. Steve! Steve specializes in offshore fishing in and around Destin, Florida. Whether you are visiting Destin, Panama City, or Pensacola FL, fishing is our specialty and we can’t wait to make your fishing experience a lasting memory.