4.94 / 5 Average Review Score
Team of Experts Available 24/7
100% Weather Guarantee
Licensed and Insured Guides
Recently Booked Deep Dropping Charters Near Destin, Fl
Spring Offshore Special
Overnighter Under The Stars
Rodeo Fishing Special Trip
Top Types of Deep Dropping Trips in Destin
“Our Damn Good Guides go above and beyond to provide you an incredible trip, and we’ve handpicked every single one. We’re passionate about the outdoors and about empowering people to find the perfect-match guide for the trip of a lifetime, every time.”
Jonathan and Attison | Co-founders | Austin, Texas
Deep Dropping Charters Near Destin, Fl
Climb aboard Captain Matthew's sportfisher for an action-packed close offshore adventure! After launching from the dock, you will ride out of Destin Pass and start our fishing trip. For these 8-10 hour trips you can travel up to 35 miles offshore. At these depths, there is no telling what you'll find on the end of your line when the reel starts screaming! Usually, you will troll on your ride out. While trolling with Captain Matthew, you may have a chance to catch many species, such as King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, and Bonitas. These are the more common fish. Other species you might encounter as well are Wahoos, Dolphins, Blackfin Tunas, Barracudas, and Sailfish. During your travel out to deeper water, the mates will be working to make sure you are ready to go when we get to our fishing spot. They will be cutting bait, getting rods ready, and teaching you the basics of fishing school. Whether you're a seasoned veteran or a complete novice, Captain Matthew and his crew are very patient and do the best job possible to make sure you are trained up and ready to go. Once you arrive at our fishing destination, Captain Matthew will have you fishing for different species in various ways, depending on what you're after! When we are finished fishing, we will head back home. During this travel time, we will also troll. When we get back to the dock, we will unload fish and your belongings. Your mates will hang up your fish and this is the time for you to take pictures of your catch! After pictures, the mates will clean and bag your fish for you to take home and enjoy. Beyond an outstanding Captain at its helm, this vessel also comes loaded with all the fishing gear you could possibly need for a successful day out on the water. So all you need to bring is your sun protection, snacks, drinks, and a tip for the mates, and Captain Matthew and his crew will take care of the rest to ensure you have the best experience out on the water. Read More
Destin Deep Dive: 8-10 Hour
Come aboard Captain Matthew's sportfisher for an action-packed close offshore adventure! After launching from the dock, you will ride out of Destin Pass and start your fishing trip. On this 12 hour trip, you can travel up to 50 miles offshore. At this distance offshore you can expect to hook into some true sea monsters! While trolling with Captain Matthew, you may have a chance to catch many species, such as King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, and Bonitas. These are the more common fish. Other species you might encounter as well are Wahoos, Dolphins, Blackfin Tunas, Barracudas, and Sailfish. During your travel out to deeper water, the mates will be working to make sure you are ready to go when we get to our fishing spot. They will be cutting bait, getting rods ready, and teaching you the basics of fishing school. Whether you're a seasoned veteran or a complete novice, Captain Matthew and his crew are very patient and do the best job possible to make sure you are trained up and ready to go. Once you arrive at our fishing destination, Captain Matthew will have you fishing for different species in various ways, depending on what you're after! When we are finished fishing, we will head back home. During this travel time, we will also troll. When we get back to the dock, we will unload fish and your belongings. Your mates will hang up your fish and this is the time for you to take pictures of your catch! After pictures, the mates will clean and bag your fish for you to take home and enjoy. Captain Matthew's vessel also comes loaded with all the fishing gear you could possibly need for a successful day out on the water. So all you need to bring is your sun protection, snacks, drinks, and a tip for the mates, and Captain Matthew and his crew will take care of the rest to ensure you have the best experience out on the water. Read More
Offshore Sea Monsters
Join Captain Matthew on an action-packed outdoor adventure in Destin, Florida! Captain Matthew will help you catch Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Dorado (Mahi Mahi), and even Yellowfin Tuna as you travel 35-55 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! Read More
Destin Fishing Fun
Climb aboard with Captain Trey for an exciting day of offshore fishing only a short run off the coast of Destin, FL! The blue waters off of Destin are a great place to chase some of the beautiful gamefish that Florida and the Gulf of Mexico are known for. On this all-day deep-sea fishing trip, Captain Trey will typically either bottom fish for species like Snapper, Grouper, Tilefish, Jacks, or Shark, or troll for species like Wahoo, Kingfish, Mahi, Tuna, and Marlin. The best part about these longer all-day trips is you'll have time to try it all! Just let Captain Trey know what you want to catch and he'll get you the best setup and some expert tips. Everything you reel in is yours if you want to keep it (and it's in season), and Captain Trey will happily clean any keepers. You'll be fishing aboard a luxurious 53’ G&S sportfish that can up to 15 anglers. Powered by twin Cummins engines combining for a whopping 1340 HP, she'll get you to the prime offshore spots in a hurry! This well-equipped vessel comes with all the necessities including GPS, the latest sonar and fishfinding technology, a Live Bait Well, an Ice Box to store your catches, and a Fighting Chair. It also boasts comfortable amenities such as Air Conditioning, a Multimedia System, a Microwave, and a comfortable head on board as well. Captain Trey will provide all rods, reels, tackle, and fishing licenses. All you need to bring is sunglasses, sunscreen, and any snacks or drinks you might need. Join Captain Trey for an offshore excursion like you've never seen! Read More
Destin Tailored Adventure
A deep sea fishing charter out of Destin, FL with Captain Steve is a one-of-a-kind adventure. You'll be able to chase trophy catches, stack your cooler full of keepers, and make memories that will last for years to come! The fishing trip is geared towards catching some of the most popular species in the Gulf. That includes Amberjack, Grouper, Cobia, Triggerfish, and Red Snapper, all of which are known to inhabit these waters. Captain Steve has years of experience fishing in the area and knows the best spots to ensure a great day! Deep sea fishing is a unique experience that requires a combination of skill and patience, and with Captain Steve's expert guidance, you'll soon be catching some of the biggest fish you've ever seen. The fish here have something for everyone: Amberjack are known for their stubborn fighting, while Cobia, Grouper, Red Snapper, and Triggerfish are all famously good eating. To catch these species, you'll mostly be driving over underwater structure such as rocks and reefs. This kind of is great because you can relax and enjoy a beverage while you wait for the rods to start bending! Whether you're an experienced angler or still green, you'll have a blast on this trip. Read More
Destin Gamefish Roundup
If you’ve never caught a Marlin before, today is the day to check it off your bucket list! This trip is for the more experienced anglers who enjoy the thrill of catching those trophy-sized billfish, and there's no better guide to lead you on this excursion than Captain Matthew! You’ll travel between 40-65 miles off the Florida coast in search of Blue Marlin and White Marlin as well as Sailfish. You might also get bites from Wahoo and Dorado (Mahi Mahi) along the way. 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. Get ready for a monster day on the water with Captain Matthew! Read More
Offshore Marlin Special
Head out for an OVERNIGHT Fishing adventure with Captain Justin and run out DEEEEP 120-150 miles Offshore! Have the opportunity to catch Yellowfin Tuna, Swordfish, Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi-Mahi, Wahoo, Cobia, Grouper, and many more that live within the plethora of Oil Rigs! Make sure to bring plenty of drinks, snacks and food during this adventure. Water and Gatorade will be provided during this trip! Read More
Badass Overnight Bluewater
Get offshore and go after some classic sportfishing species with Captain Jonathan, an experienced saltwater angler and a top-tier guide in Destin. You'll chase a range of big-time fish, including Tuna, Dorado, Wahoo, and Sharks, as well as bottomfish such as Grouper and Snapper. Captain Jonathan knows how to put you on the fish, but once the rod is in your hands, its just you versus the fastest pelagic predators that the Gulf has to offer! Be prepared to go up against some exciting, hard-fighting fish as well as big, heavy line-snappers. The Captain will come prepare with everything you need to hook up, including rods, reels, bait, tackle, and most importantly, his expertise and experience. On the morning of the trip, you'll set to aboard his 31' sportfisher, a beautiful boat that's perfect for the nearshore and offshore waters of the Gulf. It's equipped with all the necessary gear and amenities to give you both a successful and comfortable charter experience. To maximize your time, make sure to bring proper clothing, a hat, polarized sunglasses, and sunscreen! Read More
Head out for a full day, 12-hour adventure with Captains Justin and Justin to run far offshore and get after Swordfish—one of the hardest-fighting fish in the Gulf! On this trip, you'll be heading 60+ miles offshore, trolling for lightning-fast gamefish such as King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, swordfish, marlin, Wahoo, and Blackfin Tuna. Once you reach the best fishing grounds, you'll drop your lines much deeper to attract Swordfish, which migrate at great depths, hunting for squid, baitfish, ballyhoo, and more. These fish are hungry, and when they hit your line, you'll feel it! Bring your A-game on this trip, because the Swords will really test your strength, skill, and stamina. You'll be getting some serious fishing done aboard their 33' Contender center console. She's powered by twin Suzuki 300-HP engines, so you'll cruise offshore with some serious speed. This well-equipped vessel comes with all the necessities, including GPS, Fishfinder, a Live Bait Well, and an Ice Box to store your catches. This boat also has a comfortable cabin area so that you can relax in the shade between hook-ups. Captain Justin will provide top-of-the-line rods, reels, tackle, and fishing licenses. All you need to bring is sunglasses, sunscreen, a lunch, and any snacks or drinks you'd like to enjoy while onboard. Read More
Bad-to-the-Bone Full Day Trip
Launch aboard a 33' Contender with Captain Justin for a first-class offshore fishing experience out of Destin FL. Captain Justin will put all of his knowledge toward getting you on the fish safely and in style! The 8hr fishing trip is our half-day fishing excursion. During this trip, we will run 30-60 miles offshore and have the opportunity to catch larger species. Such as Snapper, Wahoo, Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Cobia, Tuna, and many more. Less travel, more time for fishing! You are welcome to get as involved as you would like with your adventure as well, whether you'd rather lounge in their comfortable E-sea Rider Bean Bags until the reel starts screaming or if you want your hand on the rod the whole time, Captain Justin can make it happen! Beyond superior service, expert tips, and great vibes, Captain Justin also provides the best rods, reels, tackle, bait, and fishing licenses you could possibly need for a successful day out on the water. Thus, all you need to bring are your favorite lunch, snack, and drink, your sun protection, maybe a towel, and your camera! Otherwise, Captain Justin will take care of the rest to make the most of your Destin saltwater adventure! Read More
Chasing Lunkers Offshore Trip
Everything to Know About Booking a Destin deep dropping charter
What are the best deep dropping charters in Destin?
Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 16 deep dropping trips in Destin, and the most popular trips in the area are Spring Offshore Special guided by Matthew, Fast Paced Destin Offshore guided by Matthew, and Overnighter Under the Stars guided by Matthew.
Our guides in Destin are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 9581 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.
All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.
Looking for kid friendly deep dropping guides in Destin? Check out our beginner and family friendly deep dropping guides in Destin.
What types of deep dropping charters are common in Destin?
Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for deep dropping in Destin.
The most commonly sought after species for deep dropping in Destin are: 1. mahi mahi, 2. red snapper, 3. wahoo, and 4. sailfish.
How much do Destin deep dropping fishing charters cost?
for deep dropping in Destin prices can range anywhere from an affordable $1,200 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day trip for deep dropping in Destin is $1,663. The average price for a full day trip for deep dropping in Destin is $5,844.
What month is best for on a deep dropping charter in Destin?
The most popular season to go on a deep dropping charter in Destin is summer, and most anglers book their trips 32 days in advance.
Do I need a Destin fishing license and what are the bag limits in Destin?
You’re in luck! Our fishing tours in Destin don’t require you to purchase a fishing license – your group is covered by your boat’s captain. See here for more information on bag limits and fishing season regulations in Destin.
Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences
Captain Zach and first mate Jason were amazing! They made sure to get my 7 year old son his first deep sea catch! They knew exactly where to go to find the big boy fish. It took less than a minute to snag a 40lber right off the bat. We were catching fish all day...it was awesome! Can't wait to visit them again! Thanks for an awesome day!
Leo M. with Zachary W. of Destin, Florida
Great trip! The First Mate, Jason, was really knowledgeable and we did really well.
Great trip. Tyler and Mickey are fun!! Thanks for a great day!!!
Michelle T. with Tyler B. of Destin, Florida
Great Trip! Couldn’t ask for a better guide. He put us right on the fish.
Justin T. with Cliff A. of Destin, Florida
It was a very good trip. The guide was very knowledgeable and very helpful.
Robert M. with David P. of Destin, Florida
Trip was fantastic!! The Captain asked what our goals were and he totally came through - we caught A LOT OF FISH!!! 1st Mate was a great guy, made it a great experience. Looking forward to next year!
Gary J. with Harold S. of Destin, Florida
Captain Taylor and his first mate (Shaun )did an excellent job with fishing today. I would highly recommend them for anybody that wants to have a good time and catch fish. 👍👍
steve B. with Tyler B. of Destin, Florida
Special K was over the top! First class will use again! hopefully soon.
John B. with Kyle L. of Destin, Florida
The trip was great. Captain Chuck is awesome. Your website and the information you provide needs to be better. This message was sent to me to at 3am before we even left for our trip.
Onnallee G. with LW B. of Destin, Florida
Great trip, Kyle and Danny worked full time plus to get us on fish and get those fish into the boat. We limited out on red snapper and caught several other fish as well. Overall a good day of fishing , next time we will make it a longer trip hoping to find the bigger fish by getting out further and finding the more isolated spots holding some biggies. Thanks to both for a great trip. Jerry, Mike, Shelby and Peyton
Jerry S. with Kyle L. of Destin, Florida
These guys were awesome....Dominick was a heck of a first made and cade was awesome to. They both kept us bait3d and got the fish off fast for us. Will definitely be back
Tyler W. with Harold S. of Destin, Florida
Captain Matt Champion and his deckhand, Steve were very competent and professional. We had 8 lines out trolling for most of the 14 hour day. Steve even continued on with a good laceration on his hand from the first wahoo we caught. We landed two wahoos and didn’t get many more bites even though they had us constantly trolling with many lines in the water. Matt is a good fisherman and I’ve been out with many over the years. We would definitely recommend them as a competent pelagic fishing operation.
Charles M. with Matthew C. of Destin, Florida
This was our first time deep sea fishing. It was an excellent experience. Richie and Zach did a great job and are very knowledgeable. Couldn’t have asked for a better trip
Mike T. with Richie R. of Destin, Florida
Great trip! Even with the thieving dolphins at the end!
Jason N. with Tyler B. of Destin, Florida
Kyle and Danny are great. Had a fun trip.
Scott M. with Kyle L. of Destin, Florida
Wonderful trip. Both Captain Zac and Jason were superb. Cant wait to join them next year.
Joseph L. with Zachary W. of Destin, Florida
Great job putting us on fish. Great experience all the way around. Only disappointing part fish were poorly cleaned with rib cage and guts put into bags. Had to RE clean fish.
Keith K. with Jason R. of Destin, Florida
Captain Staples and crew were great. His experience led us to where the fish were biting and we caught many. Dominic and Caden did a great job helping us on our first ever fishing trip
Braxton C. with Harold S. of Destin, Florida
Captain Harold and the boys were great! The day we had scheduled to go out, the weather was not good and Cap't was great about rescheduling for another day. He got us right on the fish! The first mates were fantastic. We had some small kids with us and they handled them wonderfully. We caught our fill of mackerel and snapper and even lost a bunch (our fault) and had a blast. Highly recommend this boat and crew!
Scott H. with Harold S. of Destin, Florida
We had a great time on our trip! Thank you Joshua!
Juan H. with Joshua C. of Destin, Florida
Other Featured Cities
- Fishing Charters Near Me
- Aransas Pass Fishing Charters
- Austin Fishing Guides
- Biloxi Fishing Charters
- Cabo San Lucas Fishing Charters
- Cancun Fishing Charters
- Cape Coral Fishing Charters
- Charleston Fishing Charters
- Clearwater Fishing Charters
- Corpus Christi Fishing Charters
- Crystal River Fishing Charters
- Dauphin Island Fishing Charters
- Daytona Beach Fishing Charters
- Delray Beach Fishing Charters
- Destin Fishing Charters
- Fort Lauderdale Fishing Charters
- Fort Myers Fishing Charters
- Fort Walton Beach Fishing Charters
- Freeport Fishing Charters
- Galveston Fishing Charters
- Gulf Shores Fishing Charters
- Hilton Head Island Fishing Charters
- Islamorada Fishing Charters
- Jacksonville Fishing Charters
- Jupiter Fishing Charters
- Key Largo Fishing Charters
- Key West Fishing Charters
- Kona Fishing Charters
- Marathon Fishing Charters
- Marco Island Fishing Charters
- Miami Fishing Charters
- Naples Fishing Charters
- New Orleans Fishing Charters
- Orange Beach Fishing Charters
- Panama City Beach Fishing Charters
- Pensacola Fishing Charters
- Port Aransas Fishing Charters
- Port O'Connor Fishing Charters
- Rockport Fishing Charters
- San Diego Fishing Charters
- San Juan Fishing Charters
- Sarasota Fishing Charters
- South Padre Island Fishing Charters
- St. Augustine Fishing Charters
- St. Petersburg Fishing Charters
- Tampa Fishing Charters
- Tarpon Springs Fishing Charters
- Tulum Fishing Charters
- Venice Fishing Charters
- Virginia Beach Fishing Charters
- Wilmington Fishing Charters
How are fishing conditions in Destin?
View Destin Fishing Reports from our damn good guides.