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 Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $3,500
    price breakdown
    $3,500
    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 Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $3,000
    price breakdown
    $3,000
    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
    Just booked! Last booked: 5 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,500
    price breakdown
    $2,500
    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
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,000
    price breakdown
    $2,000
    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 Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 11:55 AM
    $2,000
    price breakdown
    $2,000
    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.
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About the Charter Operator

Navigator Destin
Destin, Florida, United States
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33 Customer Reviews
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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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
PayPal

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

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Customer Reviews

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12 hour trip with Captain Taylor and First Mate Bill
10hr with Cpt Taylor and Bill
Went out on a 6 hour trip. Had a blast! Hurt my heart when I didn\u2019t get that Grouper, Bill. Highly recommend this company because of these guys. Thanks Captain Taylor and thanks Bill.
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on June 12, 2020
  Whlle in Destin with grandsons, made reservation for 1/2 fishing for grandsons with son & wife.   Fishing experience
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Fishing with Captain Tailor and first mate Bill

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (PM) on October 7, 2020
Going fishing was one of the best experience of my life. Bill was very, very patient with me and he is an excellent teacher....
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Very very nice boat and excellent crew

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (PM) on July 20, 2020
This boat is worth the extra money. Extremely clean, very cold air conditioning, nice bathrooms below. No diesel smell at all....
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10hr with Cpt Taylor and Bill

VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip on October 22, 2020
Good boat, good crew, good time. Taylor put us on the fish and Bill was great at helping us reel them in. The sea could have...
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Fishing with Rodney

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on December 15, 2020
Had a great trip! It was a cold day and the comforts of the Viking were awesome! Caught a lot of good eating fish. I would...
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