Morning or Afternoon Fishing Trip

Starting at $940

Pricing & Availability

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Fishing Info

Technique

Light Tackle, Heavy Tackle, Bottom Fishing, Trolling, Jigging

Water Type

Nearshore, Offshore

Skill Level

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Species

King Mackerel / Kingfish, Mahi Mahi / Dorado, Red Snapper, Spanish Mackerel

About Your Trip

Join captain Matthew Champion on an action-packed outdoor adventure in Destin, Florida!

Captain Matthew will help you catch Destin’s pelagic fish such as King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Dorado (Mahi Mahi), and even Sailfish. You can also bottom fish for Red Snapper, Vermillion (Mingo) Snapper, and White Snapper, all depending on the season.

For these trips, Captain Matthew uses his “Little Baby Sea Pig" - a 42 ft Buddy Davis sportfishing boat. The Little Baby Sea Pig has ample space for your group (6 anglers max) to have a five-star fishing experience. The boat cruises a hair under 30 knots thanks to her Twin Cummins QSM-11 engines which kick out well over a combined 1,200 HP.

The list of features aboard this beauty can be fairly summed up as “everything.” Inside, you will find a full head (restroom), galley (lounge), and cabins with bunk beds, all blissfully air-conditioned. Up on deck, you have outriggers, downriggers, tuna tubes, live wells, a fighting chair, and all the rods, reels, and tackle you’ll need to have a productive day on the water.

Captain Matthew will provide all bait and fishing licenses as well. Bring food and drinks for the day as well as a cooler to take home your day’s catch.

Get ready for a monster day on the water with Captain Matthew and Champion Offshore!

About Your Boat

Boat type: Sportfisher

Boat Manufacturer: Buddy Davis

Boat length: 42ft

Engine Manufacturer: Cummins QSM-11

Engine HP: 630HP

Number of engines: 2

Extras: Air Conditioning, Fighting Chair, GPS, Fishfinder, Bed, Flybridge, Live Bait Well, Kitchen, Refrigerator, Multimedia System, Outriggers, Tuna Tubes, Ice Box

About Your Guide

Captain Matthew Champion of Championship Offshore Deep Sea Fishing in Destin Florida has been fishing in the Destin, Florida area since 1987.

He's always had a passion for deep sea fishing since day one, and his first jobs were on party boats out of Destin. Then after high school, Captain Matthew spent the next few years commercial fishing in the Gulf of Mexico.

At the age of 21, Captain Matthew Champion received his 100 ton USCG Captains license and began operating a 65’ party boat out of Destin, Florida.

After a year, Captain Matthew returned to commercial fishing and remained in the commercial fishing industry for ~10 years.

In 2011, Captain Matthew was granted the opportunity to captain a private sportfishing operation and excelled at catching billfish and deepwater bottom fish like Snapper and Grouper.

Captain Matthew of Championship Offshore Deep Sea Fishing is a calm, cool and collected Destin fishing charter captain who looks forward to hosting your and your family and friends for an unforgettable day on the water.

Reviews

Barbara S.
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March 16, 2020


We had a wonderful time; first for all of us, including 2 grandchildren ages 11 & 13. They loved it, as did we adults! We caught some fish out of season that had to be returned to the ocean, but the ones we did catch were delicious for dinner! Trigger Fish, White Snapper and Squirrel. Matthew and Christian filleted them at the end of our trip. All three were superb with the kids and us ,,, very patient and encouraging. Great family fun I would recommend to anyone.

John S.
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June 27, 2020


We are locals who wanted a small family trip during the COVID-19 madness, and booked a 6-hr charter for 5 of us (PM). We had an absolute awesome experience and caught our limit of Red Snapper. We almost brought a Cobia onboard, but he lived to see another day. Matt Champion and his deckhand, Sean, worked to ensure we all stayed on the fish and I can’t express how grateful we are to their professionalism and knowledgeable skills in helping our group enjoy a fantastic day on our local waters. We were out about 12 miles, and could just barely see the 300ft tower on Eglin’s Santa Rosa Island test area. At one point, we were above a large group of sharks, who were smarter than us fishing novices—they robbed us of our live bait. The air conditioning inside was a welcomed respite from the summer Sun. Watching dolphins playing throughout the trip brought laughs and squeals from everyone. A fantastic charter for making family or couple memories together. Bravo to Captain Matt! We have your business card and we aren’t scared to use it for another adventure! God Bless!

Brandon P.
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June 19, 2020


Captain Matt and Mr Sean were extremely accommodating and nice. Great for families. They were both obviously extremely experienced. How Sean managed to keep 2-9 yr olds, 2-14 yr old girls and 2 old first timers in the water was incredible. He literally never took a break from the time we left the dock, to the time we returned. Highly recommend.

Amenities

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.

Beer

Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Boat Restroom

Available

Live Bait

Yes, Included

Weather

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

Tackle

You will need your own tackle.

Lunch

No meal provided.

Gear & Packing

Provided

Rods, reels, tackle, ice, bait & fishing licenses

At an Additional Rate

No added costs.

Recommended Packing

Hat, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, foods, and drinks

Required Items

A valid 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.

Details

Start Location

210 Harbor Boulevard, Destin, FL 32541, United States

Start Time(s)

07:00 AM, 03:00 PM

Duration(s)

4 hours, 5 hours, 6 hours,