Navigator Destin - 50' Viking

Creating unforgettable memories while fishing in Destin is unavoidable, and the ‘Navigator’ is the perfect setting for those special moments. Navigator Destin is a team of passionate anglers and captains who know these waters like the back of their hands and their primary goal is to take you on an adventure of a lifetime.

They invite anglers of all ages and experience levels aboard their convertible 50’ Viking, fully overhauled in 2016. The Navigator is comfortable, fast, reliable, and can provide first-class cruising and fishing experience to up to 6 guests. It comes powered by twin 840 HP MAN V8 engines and can take you cruising at a maximum speed of 31 knots.

You’ll find everything you need for a successful and comfortable day on board, from the best navigational and safety gear to livewells, tuna tubes, ice-boxes, and refrigerators. There’s also flybridge, full bathroom with a shower, kitchen, and bedroom on board. Navigator is air-conditioned and even has a multimedia system and a TV.

This charter will include reef, wreck, and offshore fishing, and the captain will take you up to 30 miles from the coast. You’ll be chasing big boys such as Marlin, Tuna, Swordfish, Cobia, Mahi, Kingfish, and the list goes on. The crew of Navigator Destin will take you to the most productive fishing spots and show you the most efficient techniques, from bottom fishing and trolling to spinning, jigging, and even spearfishing.

You’ll be provided with all the needed equipment, including tackle, lures and live bait (usually caught during the trip). Spearfishing and snorkeling equipment is also available upon request - just note that you need to be over 16 and certified to go spearfishing. A first mate will clean and filet your hard-earned catch so tips would be appreciated.

If you’re booking a trip with Navigator Destin, you’re booking one of the best offshore adventures out there, so don’t wait a second longer.



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  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $3,000
    up to 6 persons
    Get ready for a great day of fishing! This trip allows us to run further, spend more quality time on the fishing grounds seeking that trophy grade catch. It will give you the opportunity to have an incredible fishing experience plus the comforts of a luxury sportfishing boat, perfect for serious fisherman. The following Add-On Packages are available: 1. Interior Stew and Photo Package - $20/hour 2. Food & Beverage Package - $40+.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,500
    up to 6 persons
    This trip allows plenty of time to go further offshore, seek the bigger fish, and target pelagics such as Wahoo and Mahi. Experience the excitement of offshore fishing and coziness of a luxury sportfishing boat, ideal for seasoned anglers. The following additional packages will be available: 1. Food & Beverage Package - $40 plus costs, 2. Interior Stew and Photo Package - $20/hour.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,000
    up to 6 persons
    On this 8-hour trip, you'll have enough time to run a bit further to target bigger fish in deeper water. This trip is perfect for both serious anglers and/or the whole family. If you want to have even comfier trip, these additional packages are optional: 1. Food & Beverage Package - $40 plus costs, 2. Interior Stew and Photo Package - $20/hour.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Sun&Fun Cruise - No Fishing
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $1,800
    up to 6 persons
    This private yachting experience for up to 6 guests features a visit to Crab Island and exploring the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico. This charter is great for cruising along the beach, watching the dolphins play, and enjoying a relaxing swimming or snorkeling. It's ideal for families with kids. The following Add-On Packages will be possible: 1. Interior Stew and Photo Package - $20/hour, 2. Food & Beverage Package - $40 plus costs.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,500
    up to 6 persons
    If you're a beginner who wants to try his luck with deep sea fishing, this trip is ideal for you. It's also very popular among families with kids. You'll be doing some bottom fishing or trolling - the trip can be completely suited to your needs. Also, you can choose one of the following Add-On Packages: 1. Food & Beverage Package - $40 plus costs, 2. Interior Stew and Photo Package - $20/hour.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,500
    up to 6 persons
    Perfect for a short day of bottom fishing or trolling, this afternoon trip is a great introduction to those wanting to try deep sea fishing for the first time. This trip is one of the most popular ones among families with kids. The next additional packs are available: 1. Interior Stew and Photo Package - $20/hour, 2. Food & Beverage Package - $40 plus costs.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Sun&Fun Cruise - No Fishing
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $1,350
    up to 6 persons
    Have a boat all to yourself and up to 5 other guests on this fantastic yachting trip. This excursion doesn't involve fishing, but you can enjoy dolphin watching, swimming, and snorkeling. You' be exploring the breathtaking Gulf of Mexico and visit Crab Island. Interested in Add-On Packages? This is what is available: 1. Food & Beverage Package - $40 plus costs, 2. Interior Stew and Photo Package - $20/hour.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour - Sunset & Fireworks Cruise
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $1,000
    up to 6 persons
    This private yachting trip features watching the sunset over the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Just doesn't get any better. This charter is great for a sunset, cocktail, and/or fireworks cruises. It's perfect for special events, birthday celebrations, anniversaries, and even wedding proposals. You can also enjoy some of the following Add-On Packages: 1. Food & Beverage Package - $40 plus costs, 2. Interior Stew and Photo Package - $20/hour. This trip does not involve fishing.
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About the Charter Operator

Navigator Destin
Destin, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
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11 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since March 2018
For years we have enjoyed charter fishing and recently decided to purchase our own boat. When we purchased our boat - Navigator, we did so with the idea of offering others the chance to enjoy a luxury sportfishing boat like no other being offered for charter in our area. We have staffed her with a full-time captain and a first mate. Captain Taylor Waterfield and First Mate Bill Montgomery have years of experience fishing here in Destin, the 'World's Luckiest Fishing Village'. Both have worked on charter boats and private sportfishing boats and know how to provide an unforgettable experience to serious fishermen and the luxury cruises for families and various clients.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Swordfish Swordfish
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)
Tripletail Tripletail
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Viking 50 (Convertible) originally built in 1998, and restored in 2016. Powered by 2 840HP MAN V8 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 31 knots.

Length
50 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
Jigging
Spearfishing
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

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 20% deposit
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Pay remaining balance to captain
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PayPal

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

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5.00
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8 hour trip with captain  Taylor
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
80%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Burke J.
Baton Rouge, LA
 5.00
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VERIFIED   July 24, 2019
Parking was easy just across the street. Very short 5 minutes to the dock. Boat is just to the left of the dock ramp. The boat...
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Steve L.
El Dorado, Arkansas
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Six hour trip with Captain Taylor and 1st Mate Bill

VERIFIED   August 22, 2019
We had a great day on the gulf fishing . The boat and crew are first class. We caught all the fish we wanted and enjoyed every...
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Roland G.
Castle Rock, CO
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8 hour trip with captain Taylor

VERIFIED   July 16, 2019
By far the Navigator is one of the finest boats in the destin fleet high class fishing with the best crew I have ever fished...
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Keith S.
Destin, Florida
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10 hr trip

VERIFIED   May 15, 2019
Wonderful crew and perfect weather. Extremely comfortable boat. If you want luxury fishing, then book Navigator. These guys...
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Santa Rosa Beach, FL
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10 hour trip with capt Taylor and First mate Bill

VERIFIED   July 5, 2019
Great trip.  Rough morning conditions, captain quickly moved boat to calmer spot and we caught fish all day.
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