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Fishing Info


Heavy Tackle, Bottom Fishing, Trolling

Water Type


Skill Level

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


Amberjack, Cobia, Gag Grouper, Goliath Grouper, King Mackerel / Kingfish, Red Snapper, Triggerfish

About Your Trip

Climb aboard with Captain Harold Staples and Charter Boat “Al-Lin” for an exciting day fishing the waters around Destin, Florida!

Captain Harold is a veteran of Destin fisheries, having fished these waters for almost 50 years! He’ll be sure to take you to where the fish bite. You’ll spend 4 hours trolling nearshore for the plethora of Spanish Mackerel and King Mackerel that inhabit these fisheries.

The Staples family custom-built “Al-Lin” in the late 1980s and have maintained the boat ever since. She is 44 feet long and can accommodate 6 anglers. She also has a restroom.

Captain Harold and his crew provide everything you’ll need to have a productive day on the water, including rods, reels, tackle, bait, licenses, and ice. Just pack food, drinks, sunscreen, and a cooler to take home your day’s catch.

Get ready for an exciting day on the water with Captain Harold!

About Your Boat

Boat type: Sportfisher

Boat Manufacturer: Custom built

Boat length: 44ft

Engine Manufacturer: Detroit diesel

Engine HP: 500HP

Number of engines: 2

Extras: Fighting Chair, GPS, Fishfinder, Bed, Flybridge, Live Bait Well, Outriggers, Ice Box

About Your Guide

Captain Harold of Al-Lin Charters is proud owner and operator of the Al-Lin Charter Boat, a family owned and operated Destin fishing charter business since day one.

Harold’s father, Harold Senior, built his first boat (really just a box) when he was just a few years old, and he sailed it in the New Basin Canal in New Orleans around 1930.

Harold Senior was encouraged and went on to build as many as 30 boats in his lifetime, each one getting larger and larger, with ten of those boats measuring 30 feet plus.

After many of Harold Senior's fantastic boat creations, Harold Senior and Harold Jr built the Al-Lin which is named after Harold’s two children, “AL” for Allen and “LIN” for Lindley.

Harold moved from Biloxi to Destin and started fishing in 1973 and hasn't stopped! Allen and Lindley would ride along as young children and started helping with some of the charters. Allen became a captain at the age of 18.

Harold’s daughter’s children, Gavin and Madison are now enjoying fishing at the ages of 7 and 10. Now they go with their “PawPaw” and help out with some of the charter trips. Jace, Harold’s nephew, has been on several trips and now has ‘fishing in his blood’.

Captain Harold says, “We have been very Blessed to make a living from what we love to do!”



June 11, 2021


Verified Review

Harold and Sean were incredible great trip. I’ve been on over 24 offshore trips and Captain Harold by far is the most experienced I have ever gone out with.

Noel W.

July 27, 2020

Capt. Harold did a great job even during the storm. We caught several different kinds of fish. Everyone was very pleased with all the fish that were kept and the ones released. 1st mate Steven worked his but off to keep hooks baited and with the fish coming onboard. Great first trip with my son. Tight Lines

Olivia P.

July 9, 2020

Morning trip Captain Harry. Caught some quick bait… Then some Spanish and King Mackerel. Went bottom fishing, and caught some red and black snapper!

Steve L.

August 31, 2019

The trip started with bait fishing until we caught about 25. We then trolled (4 fishing lines in the water dragging baited hooks while we moved) for a while and caught a 3lb spanish mackeral on the way out away from shore. We then caught several Trigger fish that we had to throw back. We caught one red fish and encountered situations where smaller fish were repreatedly steeling our squid bait while the fishing lines were dropping to the bottom. When we were nearing the 4 hour limit we started back to shore and caught another 3lb mackeral while trolling back to shore. We used open face reels the whole time with different lb test lines depending on what type fishing we were doing. The weather was great and the waves were 2 to 4 feet. A little rocky while fishing, but still fun. The crew cleaned and filleted the fish for us. We cooked the fish at our rented condo the next day and it was way more than we could eat. Captain Harold did a good job and all were very accomodating.



All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.


Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Boat Restroom


Live Bait

Yes, Included


You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.


No meal provided.

Gear & Packing


Rods, reels, tackle

At an Additional Rate

No added costs.

Recommended Packing

Hat, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, foods, and drinks

Required Items

Florida fishing license

Things to Keep in Mind

Payment & Tipping

After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a 10-20% customary tip.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Yes, cancel for free up to 7 days before the trip.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

Find a license for your state here.


Start Location

210 Harbor Boulevard, Destin, FL 32541, United States

Start Time(s)

06:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 01:00 PM


4 hours,