Hackers Charter Co

Hackers Chart Co located in Destin, Florida offers a variety of fishing suitable for all level of angler. Whether you fancy doing some bottom fishing for Snapper, or trolling for Wahoo, the crew are happy to accommodate your wishes. They love fishing - it’s their passion - and the only thing that makes them happier is seeing their customers having the experience of a lifetime. Let Captain Rob and the boys take you on your next fishing trip here on “The Emerald Coast”.

You will head out on a 25’ SeaCat center console that is powered by twin 150HP Yamaha engines, and comes equipped with GPS, fishfinder, radar and VHF radio to get you to the fish fast. The vessel has room to accommodate up to six anglers, and comes fitted with a tower to help spot any action occurring below. Other features include high-quality Shimano fishing gear, live bait tank, toilet, as well as an icebox to keep your catch and any refreshments cool during the day.

Hackers Charter Co and Captain Rob specialize in light and heavy tackle, trolling, bottom fishing, bow fishing and spearfishing. They offer half and full day trips, as well as overnight oil rig fishing, and target species such as Sailfish, Marlin, Red Snapper, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Grouper, Wahoo, Cobia, Shark and more. Trips include rods, reels and tackle, lures, live bait, fishing licenses, and cleaning & filleting of your catch. Please note that spearfishing gear is not included.

During October, the crew take part in the month-long ‘Destin Fishing Rodeo’, where guests are able to join in on the fun. These trips are especially fun for the kids, so bring the family along!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Overnight Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    1 day trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $2,400
    up to 4 persons / day
    + $50
    each additional person / day
    Be ready for a life altering experience as we will be fishing for the monsters in 1000 feet of water Marlins, Sailfish, Swordfish Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, giant Grouper, and Snapper. Who knows what else!
  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,750
    up to 6 persons
    This amount of time will allow us to visit several wrecks which are farther out and usually produce monster fish.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,400
    up to 6 persons
    Join us for a full day of fishing up to 60 miles offshore, targeting species such as Sailfish, Red Snapper, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Grouper, Wahoo, Cobia, Shark and more. Trips include rods, reels and tackle, lures, live bait, fishing licenses, and cleaning & filleting of your catch.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,050
    up to 6 persons
    Spend half a day targeting species such as Sailfish, Red Snapper, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Grouper, Wahoo, Cobia, Shark and more. Trips include rods, reels and tackle, lures, live bait, fishing licenses, and cleaning & filleting of your catch.
  • Private trip
    Super Half Day
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $875
    up to 6 persons
    This trip is perfect for the beginner or just people that aren't sure about the long run. At ten miles out we catch King mackerel amberjack's black snappers red snappers mahi mahi and who knows what else
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    up to 6 persons
    Enjoy four hours on the water, catching species such as Kingfish, Snappers and Groupers. Perfect for beginners or those who do not have a lot of time to spare.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black)

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue)
Sailfish
Shark (Mako)

Snapper (Red)
Tuna (Blackfin)
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

SeaCat (Center console) originally built in 2006. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 36 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Bowfishing
Spearfishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License Included

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Destin to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

About the Captain

Randy Hacker
Destin, Florida, United States
Member since December 2017
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I have enjoyed fishing for over 40 years. I live to be on the water catching fish. I am very fortunate that I can make a living doing what I love and providing a once in a life time chance to experience the open seas to others.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 99%

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Rating Summary
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4.70
out of 5 stars from 48 reviews
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3\/4 Day Trip with Rob Hacker
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Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Will G.
Smithville, Tennessee
 5.00
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Great Morning trip with Capt. Rob

VERIFIED   May 21, 2018
We had an awesome trip. Rob put us on the fish from the moment we pulled up to his spot! We caught Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack...
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Arnold S.
Kissimmee, FL
 5.00
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Fishing with Rob

VERIFIED   May 16, 2018
I can’t tell you how impressed with Captain Rob I am. The fishing trip was all about my grandaughter’s experience...
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Matthew M.
Lebanon, TN
 5.00
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Full day trip

VERIFIED   June 12, 2018
Even though the weather didn’t exactly cooperate Captain Rob still worked hard to put us on the fish. My son had a great...
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Barbara S.
Destin, Florida
 5.00
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Awesome Day of Fishing

VERIFIED   July 4, 2018
We booked the 4 hour morning trip with Rob Hacker on The 4th of July. We had an awesome time and experience with Rob as our...
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Shane M.
Destin, FL
 5.00
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   May 9, 2018
We had a great time on the water with Captain Mike. He’s very experienced and it was an overall enjoyable experience....
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