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Head out with Captain Payton for a fun and memorable experience out on the waters around Destin, FL! Whether you’re a beginner looking to learn some basics or a more experienced angler looking for a new trophy, Captain Payton is an expert at catering your trip to your goals to ensure that you’ll have a day to remember....Read More
On this trip, you'll hit a wide variety of inshore and nearshore species, from Triggerfish, Grouper and Snapper to Mahi-Mahi, Wahoo, and more. You'll chase the bottomfish off the reefs and structure, and troll further out for the speedier open-water species. These fish are not only a blast to catch, they're delicious on the grill too!
Captain Payton runs a 22' Cape Horn center console. This boat ideal for running offshore to get on the Snapper bite, dropping deep to hook into bottom dwellers, and troll for other offshore targets. Be prepared to take home a cooler full of good eating for you and the whole family!
Your rods, reels, bait, tackle, licenses and fishing equipment are fully covered by the captain. You only need to pack your snacks, drinks, and sun protection. The captain will also clean and fillet your catch free of charge at the end of the day.
Captain Payton has been fishing for most of his life. He has a passion for the water, and he loves his job. Anglers of all skill levels are welcome aboard his boat, there's a space on the boat for everyone
I lost a big one! I mean I struggled with all my might to see it get away… I will return next year. Captain Peyton was unavailable but his Co captain professional and knowledgeable and assist my friends and I. I look forward to next year!
Great four hour fishing expedition with Captain Herbie! He definitely put us on the right spots, was always quick to assist us, and best of all - we had a great time!!! Just the keepers were 21 vermillion snappers, 3 red snappers, and 1 black snapper. And the ...Read More stories of the “ones that got away” will continue to be retold and grow over time…. ;)
We booked this trip through fishing booker. We were not disappointed! Captain Payton was awesome! We hit a bunch of red snappers (out of season) for fun along with some Trigger fish. Then we went mingo hunting and we started catching so many I got tired and ...Read More so did my son! There was plenty of bait and the boat and the tackle was well kept. Captain Payton was very personable and easy to talk too. He was very knowledgeable about the area and a bout how to fish for different species. He cleaned our fish quickly and they’re taste awesome! I highly recommend his boat and I will fish with him next year! Thank you captain Payton.
No matter how many times my kids, wife, or I needed more bait, Cpt Payton eagerly helped us rebait with a smile. He was phenomenal with my kids, even when one curled up and went to sleep. We caught lots of fish and have some great stories to tell about ...Read More the gigantic ones that got away! We will definitely be calling Southern Country Charters again! Great job and thanks for the experience.
most enjoyable trip. Capt will put you on fish, but remember it’s your job to catch them. If you want to have a good day fishing, book a trip. Thanks capt, I’ll be booking another trip with you ,in the future. Happy hunter trip, hope you bag a good one. ...Read More Again thanks.
We had an amazing time with Captain Payton and Herby. They were very knowledgeable and took the time to explain what we needed to do and all the species we were catching. We caught several while trolling then it was nonstop action when we stopped to deep drop. Highly recommend ...Read More and will definitely book with him again.
It was my families first time deep sea fishing and it was unbelievable! Great Captain, great music. In less than 1 min of dropping our first line a red snapper was brought aboard. Thank you for the great experience and is coming highly recommended. We will be charting again with ...Read More Captain Payton.
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
All rods, reels, and tackle are included.
This guide will clean your catch for you.
Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.
You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.
No meal provided.
RODS, REELS & TACKLES
At an Additional Rate
No added costs.
Pack your snacks, drinks, and sun protection.
Nothing additional needed.
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 customary tip (we recommend 20%).
Yes, cancel for free up to 3 days before the trip.
Where to Buy a Fishing License
No license needed for this trip.
214 Harbor Boulevard, Destin, FL 32541, United States