Destin Offshore Charters - Backlash

Destin Offshore Charters is an owner-operated, hands-on, dedicated company that lives, eats, and breathes fishing. Once a boy’s dream, now a well-established, very well respected, high-end charter fishing company. With 25 years of experience, Captain Chris Kirby takes pride in what he does. His goal is to have every person step foot off his boat with an incredible story to tell and the urge to turn around and go right back out for more.

The charter boat Backlash is one of the most sought-after charter boats in the Destin fleet. She’s a 57’ Gillman sportfisher that’s powered by twin 1050 HP CAT engines. Captain Chris wants you to feel right at home while out on the water with him and his crew. With plenty of room for up to 6 anglers aboard, as well as a full kitchen, dining area, two bathrooms and three bedrooms, you’re free to bring the whole family along for the ride!

Destin Offshore Charters offers you a variety of packages to choose from - with shorter 4-hour trips being great for a family excursion, and the awesome Swordfish trips a must-do for any sporting angler worth their salt. Destin is home to a variety of fish species, from bottom-dwelling Red Snapper and Gag Grouper to pelagics like Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, and more.

The price of any trip will include quality Penn and Shimano rods and reels, and the crew will clean your catch after the trip is over. Captain Chris runs trips all over the Emerald Coast, so don’t miss out on a chance for a catch of a lifetime.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    24 Hour Trip - Swordfishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    24 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $8,000
    price breakdown
    $8,000
    The ultimate trip for any sporting angler! Nighttime and daytime swordfishing with deep dropping and bottom fishing options as well. Captain Chris will be happy to customize it to your specific wants and needs. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip, along with the necessary fishing licenses.
  • Private trip
    All Day Trip - 14 Hours
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    14 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $5,500
    price breakdown
    $5,500
    We will do a mix of bottom fishing and trolling. The type of fish we target will be determined by what is in season.
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About the Captain

Chris Kirby
Destin, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
5 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since February 2018
Captain Chris Kirby grew up in Niceville, FL on the Bay north of Destin. He grew up fishing with his father starting at age 4 and never slowed down. He’s grandparents bought him his first flats boat at age 10, living across the street from the bay he was always fishing or spearfishing. He started working as a deckhand before the age of 14. Before long everyone started to see the gift Chris had. As soon as he was allowed to get his captain’s license he did. He started running fishing charters on the side apart from his deckhand job in the summer, earning respect from the older charter captains. Around 21 years old Captain Chris took a job on a private boat, which only fished offshore tournaments. Chris broke the Mississippi state record Big-eye Tuna weighing in at 203.9lbs in 2011. After winning multiple tournaments and shooting tv shows he started his own company. Captain Chris spends more time on water then he does land. He lives, sleeps and breaths fishing!

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)

Grouper (Scamp) Grouper (Scamp)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White) Marlin (White)

Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Swordfish Swordfish
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Gillman (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2007. Powered by 2 1050HP Thompson CAT engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
57 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the dates of your booking.

Listing Policies

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

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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5.00
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8 hour trip with Capt Kirby and travis
8 hour trip with Capt Kirby and travis
8hr trip on the BACKLASH with Captain Chris
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Randy G.
Muskogee, OK
 5.00
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   July 21, 2018
Was one of the best fishing trips I have been on by far. We were so busy that no one had time to get pics. We did get some...
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Pat C.
Saint Johns, FL
 5.00
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6 hr trip with Matt & Chris

VERIFIED   March 25, 2018
Amazing experience! Chris did a great job finding the fish, Matt was so quick running around helping the 5 of us.  They...
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William K.
Chelsea, AL
 5.00
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8 hour trip with Capt Kirby and travis

VERIFIED   July 17, 2019
Great trip lots of fun will do it again no complaints great fishing will book 12 hours next time Backlash rules
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Jeff W.
Conyers, Georgia
 5.00
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8hr trip on the BACKLASH with Captain Chris

VERIFIED   September 16, 2018
Great day of fishing with Captain Chris and his first mate Justin. Nice clean boat, very experienced fisherman. We had an awesome...
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Mark O.
Pensacola, Florida
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VERIFIED   July 11, 2018
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