Southern Country Charters in Destin, Florida

Guided by Payton Anderson

Inshore Nearshore

About Your Guide

4 Years of Experience

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

Southern Country Charters Trips

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. 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. Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Destin

Destin Fishing - 21’ Cape Horn

100% (12)
22 ft 1 - 5 People From $220 / person

Get out there with Captain Payton for an exciting fishing adventure on the waters off 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. On this trip, you'll go after 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 27' World Cat center console on this trip. She's a fishing machine, and her twin 225-HP Yamaha four-stroke engines pack a serious punch. Regardless of whether you're chasing Snapper in deep water, fishing reefs, or trolling for pelagic predators, this boat has got you covered. 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. Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Destin

Destin Fishing Adventure

100% (11)
27 ft 1 - 6 People From $197 / person

Recent Reviews of Southern Country Charters

James

Verified Review Fishing

We had a good time. Boated only 2 red snappers and a amber jack.📬(released thr amber jack it was out of season). Had some mystery strike the hit hard and took the leaders off. Would book with them again.

Dustin W.

Fishing

Poor weather but Excellent trip Capt. Magnum put us on fish the whole time. I've been out with a few other charters in different areas but i will have to say Capt. Mag was a great guide very knowledgeable and enthusiastic and entertaining and great to just be around. Will definitely book here again.

Myranda W.

Fishing

Me and my family come to Destin at least twice a year and this was one of the best experiences! Captain Bill was awesome, my whole family said it was their favorite experience so far. We will for sure book again!

Bridget S.

Fishing

Excellent private trip with my family! Captain Bill let me listen to my own playlist on the boat speakers which was fantastic. The boat was clean, in great condition and we felt safe on the trip. We saw many dolphins and loved the turquoise water in the Gulf!

Andrea A.

Fishing

We had a wonderful relaxing trip with Captain Bill on the catamaran. We searched for dolphins and crabs and enjoyed the peacefulness of being out on the water. We would highly recommend using Southern Country Charters for your excursion!

Juan

Verified Review Fishing

Captain Mag was great, very knowledgeable and we felt like we had a friend with us instead of a captain. We felt really comfortable with him and caught a lot of fish and when we go again we will only go with him on his boat. Highly, highly recommended.

Joey

Verified Review Fishing

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!

Paul

Verified Review Fishing

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 stories of the “ones that got away” will continue to be retold and grow over time…. ;)

Greg

Verified Review Fishing

We enjoyed Captain Payton's interaction as well as his guiding skills. We had a great day fishing and caught a nice mess of fish.

Ken H.

Fishing

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 Captain Payton.

Robert T.

Fishing

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. Again thanks.

Chris A.

Fishing

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 the gigantic ones that got away! We will definitely be booking again! Great job and thanks for the experience.

Jonathan Y.

Fishing

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 and will definitely book with him again.

Allen R.

Fishing

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 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.

Species

Almaco Jack, Amberjack, Blackfin Tuna, Broomtail Grouper, Cobia, False Albacore, Gag Grouper, Goliath Grouper, Kingfish, Redfish

Techniques

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

Types of Fishing

Inshore, Nearshore

Start Location

214 Harbor Boulevard, Destin, FL 32541, United States

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