Destin Fishing Trip

Only a 15% deposit to reserve

Cancel for free up to 7 days before the trip

Pricing & Availability

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Fishing Info

Technique

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

Water Type

Offshore

Skill Level

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Species

Blue Marlin, King Mackerel / Kingfish, Mahi Mahi / Dorado, Red Snapper, Sailfish, Spanish Mackerel, Swordfish, Tilefish, Wahoo, White Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna

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

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)

12:00 AM, 06:00 AM, 03:00 PM, 06:00 PM

Duration(s)

6 hours, 7 hours, 8 hours, 10 hours, 12 hours,