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Join Captain Matthew on an action-packed outdoor adventure in Destin, Florida! Get more bang for your buck when you book a trip with him in October during the Destin Rodeo. Established in 1948, this is the tournament that made Destin the world famous fishing hotspot it is today. Come see what all the hype is about!...Read More
Captain Matthew will help you catch Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Dorado (Mahi Mahi), and even Yellowfin Tuna as you travel 45-60 miles offshore. You can also fish deep reefs for Scamp Grouper, Red Snapper and Vermilion Snapper (depending on the season), and Amberjack.
For these trips, Captain Matthew uses a 42 ft Buddy Davis sportfishing boat. It 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!
Captain Matthew 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....Read More
At the age of 21, Captain Matthew 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 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.
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 ...Read More 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.
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. ...Read More Matt 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!
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 ...Read More we left the dock, to the time we returned. Highly recommend.
We vet our guides to make sure they are the best of the best. We want guides who not only catch fish, but show you a great time on the water, keep you safe, and give you a memorable experience with your group.
Once you've paid your deposit at checkout, we'll send you a QR code (like a mobile boarding pass). Just show your guide your QR code on the day of the trip, they'll scan it, the remaining balance will transfer automatically, and you'll be all set to go fishing. Just make sure you bring a cash tip for the guide!
In the case of inclement weather, our guides will make the call and we'll work with you to reschedule your trip or issue a full refund. Your safety is our top concern.
We're always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
This guide will clean your catch for you.
Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.
This boat has air conditioning.
This trip has multiple pickup locations.
You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.
You will need your own tackle.
No meal provided.
Rods, reels & tackle
At an Additional Rate
No added costs.
Hat, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, foods, and drinks
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 7 days before the trip.
Where to Buy a Fishing License
No license needed for this trip.
210 Harbor Boulevard, Destin, FL 32541, United States