Join Captain Tommy Carter and Blue Runner II Inc for a fishing adventure in one of the hottest fishing locations in Florida, Destin. With several decades of experience under his belt, Captain Tommy can help you reel in the catch you’ve always dreamed of. There’s no bad time to be fishing around here, so come on down and have some fun!

The Blue Runner II is a 42’ ChrisCraft sportfisher, and as you can see from the photos, she’s a beauty. She’s powered by a pair of 485 HP Detroit Diesel engines and has plenty of room aboard for up to six prospective anglers. Inside you’ll find a spacious and air-conditioned cabin where you can take a break and catch your breath whenever you want to.

Captain Tommy offers a variety of fishing packages to satisfy all your fishing needs and desires. Offshore trips are his specialty, and it’s here that you can find a number of different species to hook up. If you’re looking to put something in the freezer, you can bottom fish for Red and Vermilion Snapper, Triggerfish and Gag Grouper. If you’re more interested in proper sportfishing, you can go after Sailfish, Kingfish, Amberjack, and many more.

Any given trip will include rods, reels, and terminal tackle in the price, along with the required fishing licenses. 20% gratuity for the first mate is very much appreciated, and he will clean and fillet the catch after the trip for your convenience. Pack some drinks or snacks, bring a pair of polarized sunglasses, and you’re ready to make your fishing dreams come true.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – High Season
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $2,700
    This 12-hour extravaganza will see you heading offshore to productive artificial reefs and structures, where you'll be mainly bottom fishing for Grouper and Snapper species, Triggerfish, Amberjack, and whatever else is biting. You'll also have the chance to troll for King Mackerel and Mahi Mahi, too. If you want to spend plenty of time on the water, and increase your chances of hooking some huge bottom-dwelling fish, this is the trip for you, with rods, reels, bait, tackle and your license included.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 30 - May 15 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $2,640
    If you want to spend plenty of time on the water, and increase your chances of hooking some huge bottom-dwelling fish, then join your captain for this 12-hour extravaganza! You'll head offshore to productive artificial reefs and structures, where you'll be mainly bottom fishing for Grouper and Snapper species, Triggerfish, Amberjack, and whatever else is biting. You'll also have the chance to troll for King Mackerel and Mahi Mahi, too. Rods, reels, bait, tackle, and your license are included.
  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day – High Season
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $2,250
    This trip is for the real hardcore anglers out there! You'll have 10 hours to do whatever you like on the open water and make your angling dreams come true. Go anywhere up to 40 miles and fish for the likes of Wahoo, Sailfish, Kingfish, Red Snapper, Amberjack, and more besides. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the trip price.
  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 30 - May 15 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $2,200
    This trip is for all those hardcore anglers who want it all! With 10 hours to do whatever you like on the open water, you have all the time you need to make some great fishing memories. Going anywhere up to 40 miles, you'll be fishing for the likes of Wahoo, Sailfish, Kingfish, Red Snapper, Amberjack, and others. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the trip price.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – High Season
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $1,800
    Nothing beats a full day trip for the classic Florida fishing experience. You can go up to 40 miles offshore where you'll be able to find some really big fish. These can include Sailfish, Red Snapper, Amberjack, Kingfish, and plenty more besides. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle come included in the trip price.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 30 - May 15 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $1,760
    A full day trip is the classic Florida fishing experience. You can go anywhere up to 40 miles to look for some really big fish. Your main targets can include Sailfish, Red Snapper, Amberjack, Kingfish, and plenty more besides. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle come included in the trip price.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – High Season
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $1,350
    If a half-day trip is just too short for you, a six-hour trip might a better alternative. You can go anywhere from 9-17 miles out to target the likes of Kingfish, Grouper, Snapper, Wahoo, Cobia, Triggerfish, and many others besides. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $1,320
    If a half-day trip is just too short, a six-hour trip might be just the thing for you. You'll be going anywhere from 9-17 miles to fish for the likes of Kingfish, Grouper, Snapper, Wahoo, Cobia, Triggerfish, and many more besides. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 30 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $880
    If you don't have a lot of time but are eager to get some fishing done, this is the trip for you. You'll be visiting the nearshore water to do either some trolling or bottom fishing, depending on what you'd like to do. Species found here include Snapper, Grouper, Kingfish, Wahoo, Cobia, and more besides. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the trip price.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 30 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $880
    This trip is a great option for anyone who's not too big on early-morning fishing. You'll go nearshore to do either some trolling or bottom fishing, depending on your preferences. You can target Snapper, Grouper, Kingfish, Wahoo, Cobia, and others too. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the trip price.
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About the Captain

Tommy Carter
Destin, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
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100 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2018
A Destin native himself, Captain Tommy Carter has been fishing these waters for several decades now. He has been fishing with first-time anglers, veterans, and everyone in between. There's nothing more he likes to see than the looks on the faces of his guests when they catch a big one after a long fight.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)

Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

ChrisCraft (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1989. Powered by 2 485HP Detroit Diesel engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 17 knots.

Length
42 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
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
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
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Travis G.
Nashville, TN
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Great crew and put us on the fish

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip – High Season on August 26, 2021
We went out on the Blue Runner II on 8/26/2021. The Captain and crew were very friendly and helpful. Don was quick to bounce...
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Katy W.
United States
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6 Hours on Blue Runner II After Thanksgiving

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on November 27, 2020
From the beginning when we booked with Tommy, his communication was top notch.  We told him what we liked to catch and the...
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Michael B.
Destin, Florida
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First fishing trip, unforgettable!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on May 25, 2021
Captain Tommy and Don were amazing!  This was our family’s first time fishing and they took great care of us!  Don was...
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Scott W.
Loganville, Georgia
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We caught when other boats didn't!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – High Season on June 29, 2021
Captain Tommy and first Mate Don were amazing!! They allowed us to choose what we did but we took their suggestions on what...
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Morris K.
Mountain Brook, AL
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Excellent trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on April 26, 2021
Captain Tommy was great and very experienced in finding fish and holding us on the spot.  Communication ahead of the trip...
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FAQs about Blue Runner II Inc.

Blue Runner II Inc. offers the following trips to customers:
  • $880 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $880 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,320 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,350 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – High Season (6 hours)
  • $1,760 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,800 per group - Full Day Trip – High Season (8 hours)
  • $2,200 per group - Extended Full Day Trip (10 hours)
  • $2,250 per group - Extended Full Day – High Season (10 hours)
  • $2,640 per group - 12 Hour Trip (12 hours)
  • $2,700 per group - 12 Hour Trip – High Season (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Blue Runner II Inc., you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS (Furuno (2))
  • Fishfinder (Furuno)
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Blue Runner II Inc. include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (caught during trip, otherwise clients can buy it)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Blue Runner II Inc. offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Blue Runner II Inc. offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Blue Runner II Inc. include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Wahoo