3 Hour Catch and Release

Only a 15% deposit to reserve

Cancel for free up to 14 days before the trip

Pricing & Availability

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Fishing Info


Light Tackle, Heavy Tackle, Bottom Fishing, Jigging

Water Type

Nearshore, Offshore

Skill Level

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


King Mackerel / Kingfish, Mangrove Snapper, Red Snapper, Vermillion Snapper, Triggerfish

About Your Boat

Boat type: Center console

Boat Manufacturer: Parker

Boat length: 26ft

Engine Manufacturer: Yamaha 4 Stroke

Engine HP: 300HP

Number of engines: 1

Extras: GPS, Fishfinder, Flybridge, Live Bait Well, Multimedia System, Wireless Trolling Motor, Ice Box

About Your Guide

Captain Matt was born and raised in Destin, Florida and has fished Destin his entire life. He has over 30 years of experience hosting trips to chase Red Snapper, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Cobia, Kingfish, Mangrove Snapper and more.

Growing up in Destin, Captain Matt cherished every opportunity he got to go offshore fishing. He still remembers catching his first fish and loves providing anglers with the same experience of a lifetime. Captain Matt's sole focus is showing anglers the trip of a lifetime every time, and his passion shows.

Captain Matt hosts charter fishing trips on his 26’ Parker center-console, which is perfect for his nearshore and offshore day trips. He and his professional crew will provide quality rods and reels, as well as bait and tackle. Bring the whole family and have a blast fishing for Florida's best nearshore and offshore species with Captain Matt.

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Chrisean B.

March 19, 2020

Booked a 3 hour trip for our two kids and my wife and I last week. After booking I was contacted by Captain Matt with suggestions for the next day due to a bit of rough seas. We made the arrangements. Met the next morning. Matt was super nice. Boat was nice, clean, and roomy. Gear looked good. Went out a couple of miles and it was a bit rough so the bite was slow. We eventually came in closer to shore and started trolling. Began catching more fish. Matt was good enough to stay out longer, about an hour or so, due to the bite picking up toward the end of the trip. Wife really enjoyed the trip and she was excited to see dolphins too. Kids actually liked the rough boat ride. Would definitely book again. I hope all the best to Matt and his first mate.

David W.

May 24, 2020

My grandson wanted to go deep sea fishing so I selected a 3 hour trip to test the waters. Captain Matt and deckhand “C” outdid themselves to make it a memorable experience AND WE CAUGHT FISH!!! Maybe luck and maybe skill of crew or sometimes it takes a mix of both but grandson had the best time and hugs me and thanks me over and over. 🙂. And that my friend is priceless!!

Tina H.

May 24, 2020

I have been on more than a few charter fishing trips over the years. Captain Matt is by far the best Captain I have ever had. He knows where to go for the fish. He is very passionate about fishing. He is very kind and helpful as well. His “mate” was very attentive and wonderful to have on the trip. CALL CAPTAIN MATT IT WAS A GREAT TIME!



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.

Live Bait

Yes, Included


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

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.


No meal provided.

Gear & Packing


Rods, reels, Tackle, Licenses, Bait, life jackets

At an Additional Rate

No added costs.

Recommended Packing

Snacks, Drinks, sunscreen, water, medium sized cooler or smaller with no metal or wheels.

Required Items

Non-marking soles

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 14 days before the trip.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

Find a license for your state here.


Start Location

404 Harbor Boulevard, Destin, FL, USA

Start Time(s)

03:00 PM


3 hours,