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.



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  • Private trip
    24 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    24 hours trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $3,600
    up to 6 persons
    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
    36 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    2 trip days, starts at 6:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $3,240
    up to 6 persons / day
    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
    18 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    21 hours trip, starts at 12:00 AM
    $3,150
    up to 6 persons
    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
    48 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    2 trip days, starts at 6:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $2,995
    up to 6 persons / day
    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 Cancelation 7 days notice
    3 trip days, starts at 6:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $2,760
    up to 6 persons / day
    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
    12 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,380
    up to 6 persons
    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
    10 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,995
    up to 6 persons
    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
    8 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,600
    up to 6 persons
    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 Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,400
    up to 6 persons
    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 Cancelation 7 days notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $1,393
    up to 6 persons
    Enjoy the 7-hour excursion, catching fish such as Snapper, Grouper, Triggerfish, King Mackerel, Wahoo, Sailfish, and Cobia.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,200
    up to 6 persons
    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 Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $1,194
    up to 6 persons
    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 (AM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,000
    up to 6 persons
    Venture up to 15 miles offshore out of Destin to fish for pelagic fish such as Sailfish, King Mackerel or hit the reefs for some great bottom fishing, targeting various Snappers and Groupers.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Night Fishing Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    $995
    up to 6 persons
    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
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $995
    up to 6 persons
    Catch fish such as Red Snapper, Grouper, Vermillion Snapper, White Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, and Sailfish.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    up to 6 persons
    4 hour AM fishing trip. Enjoy trolling for pelagic species and bottom fishing.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $796
    up to 6 persons
    Spend the afternoon bottom fishing for tasty Snappers or head out 20 miles in search of Kingfish, Sailfish, and other pelagic fish.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    $660
    up to 6 persons
    3 hour trips include Shark, king mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, vermillion snapper and white snapper
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $630
    up to 6 persons
    During a 3 hour trip catch fish such as Shark, King Mackeral, Spanish Mackeral, Cobia, Snapper and many others.
  • Shared trip
    18 Hour Shared Trip Rodeo
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    18 hours trip, starts at 12:00 AM
    $480
    per person
    5 persons minimum
    Shared 18 hour trips, these trips are super fun. Sleep the entire way out in our AC and on the couch's or in the bunks and wake up in areas where the big fish live. On these trips catch fish such as Amberjack, Grouper, Scamp, Vermillion Snapper. Pelagic fish such Wahoo, King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Blue and White marlin.
  • Shared trip
    Shared 10-12 Hr Rodeo Trips
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Sep - 31 Oct (Thu, Sat)
    $400
    per person
    5 persons minimum
    These trips will be offered during September and October 2019, and will be available on Saturdays and Thursdays each week through 10/31/19. We will need a minimum of 5 passengers to be able to make the trip work. We will be able to catch fish such as gag Grouper, Red and Scamp Grouper. Amberjack, Almaco Jack, Vermilion Snapper, Mangrove Snapper and White Snapper. Pelagic fish such as Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Sailfish, Wahoo, King Mackeral, White Marlin and Blue Marlin. Book your trips today.
  • Shared trip
    8 Hour Shared Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $267
    per person
    5 persons minimum
    Catch fish such as Amberjack, Gag Grouper, Scamp, Red grouper, Almaco Jacks, Vermillion Snapper and White Snapper, and pelagic fish such as wahoo, mahi mahi, Blue And White marlin.
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About the Captain

Matthew Champion
Destin, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
48 Reports
49 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.

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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
Tigerfish Tigerfish
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

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 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

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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4.91
out of 5 stars from 49 reviews
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
96%
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Zach R.
United States
 5.00
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4 hour AM Teip with Capt. Matt and Chase

VERIFIED   June 28, 2019
Deep-sea fishing is new to my family and I. We had some ideas but really did not know what to expect, and having two children...
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David H.
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 5.00
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Good Time

VERIFIED   June 14, 2019
Did a 6 hr trip with my adult daughter who never deep sea fished before, we had fun, Capt Mathew got us on the snapper fast...
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Greg D.
Miramar Beach, FL
 5.00
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8 Hour Trip for Snapper and Grouper

VERIFIED   June 4, 2019
This was the first ever family offshore fishing trip for my wife, 14 yr old son and 17 year old daughter.  It was a total...
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Scott S.
Destin, FL
 5.00
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8 hour trip with Matt and Chase

VERIFIED   April 3, 2019
If you are looking for a boat that is fun and comfortable, this is it!  Captain Matt and deckhand Chase were super nice...
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Jason C.
Boerne, TX
 5.00
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Great trip with Capt. Matt and Chase

VERIFIED   June 26, 2019
Had a great trip. Went on a 4 hour trip, wished we had done the 6 now. Kids really enjoyed. Capt. Matt did a great job and...
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Fishing Reports

2019 Destin Fishing Rodeo

September 14, 2019

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September 10, 2019

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