Topped Out Charters

Make your Destin vacation complete with a charter that is great for family fun or for the serious angler. Topped Out Charters are located in the Destin area at Emerald Coast Marina.

Enjoy a day of fishing in the Gulf of Mexico on your own private charter aboard their 30’ overall length 2018 Key West Billistic center console fishing boat with twin 300 HP Yamaha outboard motors. With this kind of power, you will get out to the hot spots faster, giving you more time for fishing.
 
The vessel is equipped with state of the art electronics, which includes a pair of 12 inch Garmin GPS units providing Chirp technology, fish finding sonar Echosounder, 3-D structure and side scan as well as a bird finding and storm tracking capable radar unit.

In addition to their excellent fish finding electronics, their new 2018 fishing vessel also includes joy stick 360 degree control. The added benefit of the joy stick control is that the boat is easily able to stay right above the fishing holes automatically keeping your baited lines in the water longer, increasing your opportunity to catch more fish.

All of their fishing gear is top of the line. The aerated live bait wells keep the bait alive and fresh the whole day. For your comfort and convenience, there is a fully enclosed private bathroom on board.

Topped Out Charters will have you targeting species such as Red Snapper, Black Snapper, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Grouper, King Mackerel, Black Fin Tuna, Triggerfish, Barracuda, Wahoo and more. You will be supplied with fishing gear, lures and fishing licences. You are given the option to purchase bait on the water if the bait boat is available or fish for live bait adding to your fishing experience. Their vessel always carries frozen bait if needed.

After your fishing trip, stop into the onsite restaurant at Emerald Coast Marina and Yacht Club and cool off with a refreshing beverage while Captain Bill fillets and bags your fish or have the restaurant cook up your catch!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,500
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    This is our 8 hour trip supercharged! It is a full day out on the water exploring many fishing hole wrecks and enjoying the beautiful Gulf of Mexico.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,200
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    This trip is for anglers who want to stay out there all day. It's a fantastic day on the water! Depending on whether we fish inshore or offshore, target species may include Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Blackfin Tuna, Snapper, Jacks, Grouper, Redfish, Triggerfish and more. Price includes rods, reels and terminal tackle, lures, live bait, fishing licenses, bottled water, as well as fish cleaning and filleting for your enjoyment.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,050
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    This trip is a nice balance between our 6 hour trip which you may find to be too short and our 8 hour trip. We target the same fish and this trip is also all inclusive.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $900
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    A 6 hour trip is the right amount of time for a fun family trip or for the serious angler. Depending on whether we fish inshore or offshore, target species may include Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Tuna, Snapper, Jacks, Grouper, Redfish, Triggerfish and more. Price includes rods, reels and terminal tackle, lures, live bait, fishing licenses, bottled water, as well as fish cleaning and filleting for your enjoyment. We also offer 7 and 8 hour trips.

About the Captain

Bill Albanese
Niceville, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
23 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
88 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2016
Warmer weather and the beautiful blue-green waters of the Panhandle lured me south after what seemed like a lifetime of working and fishing in the northeast. It only took a few trips to Destin with my wife from Louisiana, who grew up visiting Destin, to convince me to retire early from Iron Working in NYC and make a career change in paradise. So my wife, my dog, my boat and I moved south! While still in NY in 2011, I upgraded my Captain's license to the 100 ton master's license. Also while in NY, I was active in the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. I would love for you to book a charter with us at Topped Out Charters so I can hear your story while we are catching fish and enjoying being out in the Gulf of Mexico waters.

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Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
Grouper (Scamp) Grouper (Scamp)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)

Boat Specs

Key West Billistic (Center console) originally built in 2018. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha V6 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 42 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

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Customer Reviews

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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
99%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
99%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
93%
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Matej B.
Clinton, TN
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7 hour trip

June 3, 2019
We had an absolute fantastic time!!  Cpt Bill’s vessel was big enough to accommodate our family of five and fast...
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VERIFIED   July 6, 2019
We had an amazing fishing experience with Captain Bill! My husband, 7 year old son, and I embarked on the trip at 6:00am. Captain...
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Full day trip with captain Bill

VERIFIED   March 12, 2019
Had kind of a rough start. Water conditions were far from perfect, but captain Bill knew his area and put us on the fish. We...
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Canyon Lake, TX
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Half day trip with Captain Bill

VERIFIED   June 11, 2019
Captain Bill was great and very helpful. He provided great communication prior to our trip. We had to reschedule our fishing...
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Joseph A.
LaFollette, TN
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VERIFIED   June 26, 2019
Had a blast out fishing with Captin bill he put us on fish right away. Caught several different species of fish. It was are...
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