Hackers Charter Co

Fishing in Destin is known worldwide for its prolific fishing grounds, so join Hackers Charter to experience it first hand!. The crew loves 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 Randy Hacker 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 powered by twin 150 HP Yamaha engines, with GPS, fishfinder, radar, and VHF radio to get you to the fish fast. The vessel can accommodate up to 6 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. Whether you fancy doing some bottom fishing for Snapper, or trolling for Wahoo, the crew are happy to accommodate your wishes.

Capt. Randy specializes in light and heavy tackle, trolling, bottom fishing, bow fishing, and spearfishing. There’s a variety of trips to choose from, including overnight oil rig fishing, and target species such as Sailfish, Marlin, Red Snapper, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Grouper, Wahoo, Cobia, and Shark.

Trips include rods, reels and tackle, lures, live bait, fishing licenses, and cleaning of your catch. Please note that spearfishing gear is not included.

During October, the crew takes 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!

Come and let Hackers Charter show you the best fishing Destin has to offer, and have a memorable time!



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 – Marlin, Sailfish, Swordfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, giant Grouper, and Snapper. Who knows what else!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Extended
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,750
    up to 6 persons
    This amount of time will allow us to visit several wrecks that are farther out and usually produce monster fish. Expect to battle fish like Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Tuna, and Wahoo.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,400
    up to 6 persons
    Join us for a full day of fishing 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 and filleting of your catch.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,050
    up to 6 persons
    Spend 6 hours 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 and filleting of your catch.
  • Private trip
    Super Half Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour 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. We will catch King Mackerel, Amberjack, Snappers, Mahi Mahi, and who knows what else.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    up to 6 persons
    Enjoy 4 hours on the water, catching species such as Kingfish, Snapper, and Grouper. Perfect for beginners or those who do not have a lot of time to spare.
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About the Captain

Randy Hacker
Destin, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
15 Fishing Reports
59 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2017
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.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Grouper (Black)

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

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo 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
Deep Sea Fishing

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

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 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.70
out of 5 stars from 55 reviews
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Darrell C.
Winder, Georgia
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VERIFIED   March 7, 2020
Awesome
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   July 30, 2019
Good times and we beat our inshore competition. Thanks Capt Rob! We’ll be in touch next time.
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Arnold S.
Dunedin, FL
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 20, 2019
Knowable and cares for his customers to make their trip truly enjoyable.
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VERIFIED   July 2, 2019
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