Championship Offshore Outfitting And Charters

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Captain Matthew Champion has been fishing in Destin since the early 90s and has enjoyed a long and successful career on his way to founding Championship Offshore Outfitting and Charters. His ambition on every trip is to give you something truly special. Choose from a huge list of charters, fishing for anything from four hours up to three days.

Championship Offshore specializes in offshore and deep sea fishing for both bottom fish and pelagic species. On shorter trips, you will be fishing 20-30 miles out for Snappers, Groupers, Triggerfish, and pelagics like King Mackerel and even Sailfish.

At the other end of the scale, multi-day trips head out over 100 miles in search of big game legends like Blue and White Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Swordfish, and more. You can also target deep-water delicacies like Amberjack, Scamp Grouper, Vermillion Snapper, and Tilefish.

However long you come aboard for, you won’t be disappointed with Capt. Matt’s 42’ Buddy Davis sportfishing boat. The vessel has masses of space, but the captain limits groups to six to make sure everyone gets that five-star fishing experience. The boat cruises a hair under 30 knots thanks to her twin Cummins engines which kick out well over 1,200 HP.

The list of features aboard this beauty can be fairly summed up as “everything.” Inside, you will find a full head, galley, saloon, and cabins, all blissfully air-conditioned. Up on deck, you have outriggers, downriggers, tube tubes, livewells, a fighting chair, and more fishing gear than you will know what to do with.

Luckily, Capt. Matt and his experienced crew are here to walk you through every step of the trip. This is a chance to do more than just load up on fish. Get as stuck in as you want, and learn from a man who has been doing this for decades. Head home with great memories, new skills, and of course, a trunkful of tasty fish.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    24 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    24 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $4,200
    price breakdown
    $4,200
    Head out 80 miles on this trip. Target anything from Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Swordfish to Tilefish, Scamp Grouper, Vermilion Snapper, Amberjack, and anything else that swims by. Fishing is great on these trips with the quality getting better and better the longer the trip.
  • Private trip
    Radio Fishing Special 18 hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    16 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Oct 31
    $3,690
    price breakdown
    $3,690
    October special trip for Destin Fishing Radio.
  • Private trip
    48 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $3,480
    price breakdown
    $3,480
    Venture over 100 miles out in search of whatever you want to target. Fish the reefs for Groupers, Snappers, Tilefish, Barrelfish, Amberjack, and who knows what else. Take on monster pelagics like Blue and White Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Swordfish, Sailfish, and more. Or do both!
  • Private trip
    72 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Day Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $3,360
    price breakdown
    $3,360
    These trips can be very productive for Yellowfin Tuna, but there's no end to what you could catch on this charter. You will be fishing for three days (meaning three days' limits!) You will be heading up to 180 miles offshore to the further reaches of the gulf on this overnight charter. Target species range from Marlin to Tilefish - the sky's the limit!
  • Private trip
    18 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    18 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 AM
    $3,330
    price breakdown
    $3,330
    This Trip is where fishing really gets good. You would catch reef fish such as Snappers, groupers, Triggerfish, amberjack, scamp grouper and palagic fish such as Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, Sailfish, Blue and White Marlin and what everelse swims by.
  • Private trip
    Offshore Marlin Special
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    18 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 AM
    $3,330
    price breakdown
    $3,330
    Offshore Marlin and Pelagic fishing at its finest. Head offshore as far as 60 miles to the Bluewater to catch Blue and White Marlin, Wahoo, Mahi, yellow, and Blackfin Tuna and swordfish. This trip is for the more serious angler that wants to offshore fish and create memories that will last a lifetime. Come fish aboard Championship and have a great time.
  • Private trip
    Radio Fishing Special 16 hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    16 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Oct 31
    $3,280
    price breakdown
    $3,280
    October special trip for Destin Fishing Radio.
  • Private trip
    36 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $2,970
    price breakdown
    $2,970
    With 36 hours onboard, you can head 100 miles out and fish two days' limits of delicious bottom fish like Scamp, Black, and Gag Groupers, Vermillion and (in season) Red Snappers, Amberjack, Tilefish, and more. You can also take on big game pelagics like Blue Marlin and White Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Swordfish.
  • Private trip
    Radio Fishing Special 14 hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    14 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Oct 31
    $2,870
    price breakdown
    $2,870
    October special trip for Destin Fishing Radio.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,580
    price breakdown
    $2,580
    Spend 12 hours onboard and travel between 35-55 miles out in search of Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and Yellowfin Tuna. You can also fish deep reefs for Tilefish, Scamp Grouper, Red and Vermillion Snappers, and more.
  • Private trip
    Radio Fishing Special 12 hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Oct 31
    $2,460
    price breakdown
    $2,460
    October special trip for Destin Fishing Radio.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,150
    price breakdown
    $2,150
    Travel up to 45 miles offshore to target Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and bottom fish like Amberjack, Red Snapper, Scamp Grouper, and more. This package is where the fishing starts to get really good because there is not as much pressure from other boats.
  • Private trip
    Radio Fishing Special 10 hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Oct 31
    $2,050
    price breakdown
    $2,050
    October special trip for Destin Fishing Radio.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,720
    price breakdown
    $1,720
    With this package, you can head 35 miles out to target good numbers of pelagic species like Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi. The bottom fishing with this package is also good, catching deep-water Snappers and Groupers like the super-tasty Scamp Grouper.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $1,720
    price breakdown
    $1,720
    With this package, you can head 35 miles out to target good numbers of pelagic species like Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi. The bottom fishing with this package is also good, catching deep-water Snappers and Groupers like the super-tasty Scamp Grouper.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Night Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Apr 30
    $1,505
    price breakdown
    $1,505
    Experience entirely different fishing, while fishing at night, having spreader lights, catching fish species that don't frequent during the daylight hours. Species such as Sharks, Red Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, King Mackerel, Groupers, Vermilion Snapper, White Snapper, etc.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,505
    price breakdown
    $1,505
    Enjoy the 7 hour excursion, catching fish such as Snapper, grouper, triggerfish, king mackeral, wahoo, sailfish, and cobia.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $1,505
    price breakdown
    $1,505
    Enjoy the 7-hour excursion, catching fish such as Snapper, Grouper, Triggerfish, King Mackerel, Wahoo, Sailfish, and Cobia.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,290
    price breakdown
    $1,290
    On this trip you can head 20 miles out to fish for some pelagic such as Wahoo, Sailfish, and King Mackerel. Bottom fishing for Snappers and Groupers can also be productive on these trips.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $1,290
    price breakdown
    $1,290
    Venture up to 20 miles offshore to fish for Wahoo, Sailfish, and King Mackerel or hit the reefs for some great bottom fishing, targeting various Snappers and Groupers.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $1,075
    price breakdown
    $1,075
    Catch fish such as Red Snapper, Grouper, Vermillion Snapper, White Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, and Sailfish.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $860
    price breakdown
    $860
    Spend the afternoon bottom fishing for tasty Snappers or head out 20 miles in search of Kingfish, Sailfish, and other pelagic fish.
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About the Captain

Matthew Champion
Destin, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
115 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
78 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2018
Captain Matthew Champion moved to Destin in 1987. His father took him fishing here and he knew fishing is what he would be doing for the rest of his life. In 1993, he got his first job on a party boat. Throughout his career, Capt. Matt has worked on party boats, commercial vessels fishing for snapper and grouper, and private charters. He caught so many fish in his life that he doesn't need to catch another one, but seeing the happiness in his customers' eyes while fishing is everything to him. Captain Matt has placed and won several tournaments, including five, 1st place finishes and one, 2nd place finish in the 2016 Destin deep sea Fishing Rodeo.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White) Marlin (White)

Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Swordfish Swordfish

Tilefish Tilefish
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Buddy Davis (Convertible) originally built in 1993, and restored in 2018. Powered by 2 630HP Cummins QSM-11 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 29 knots.

Length
42 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly 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

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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps 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
Checks
Bank Transfer
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.89
out of 5 stars from 78 reviews
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
96%
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John S.
Niceville, FL
 5.00
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6-hr PM trip with Captain Matt Champion

VERIFIED   June 27, 2020
We are locals who wanted a small family trip during the COVID-19 madness, and booked a 6-hr charter for 5 of us (PM). We...
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Barbara S.
Mobile, AL
 5.00
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3 hr trip with Captain Matthew, Kristin and Christian

VERIFIED   March 16, 2020
We had a wonderful time; first for all of us, including 2 grandchildren ages 11 & 13.  They loved it, as did we adults! ...
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Keri H.
Winder, Georgia
 4.33
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8 hour trip with Matt and Sean

VERIFIED   June 30, 2020
We looked at lots of reviews before deciding on this trip. We were not disappointed! We left out at 3pm and headed out for...
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Brandon P.
New Orleans, Louisiana
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7 Championship Hours

VERIFIED   June 19, 2020
Captain Matt and Mr Sean were extremely accommodating and nice. Great for families. They were both obviously extremely experienced....
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Kevin M.
Mobile, Alabama
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8 Hour Day Trip

VERIFIED   May 11, 2020
Great day fishing.  Capt Matt put us on fish at every stop,  Caught many more than we kept.  The experience...
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