Championship Offshore Outfitting And Charters

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
    4 Hour – October Rodeo Special (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Oct 31
    $1,100
    Four hours of fishing, a special trip in October.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour – October Rodeo Special (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Oct 31
    $1,100
    Four hours of fishing, a special trip in October.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour – Shark & Mackerel
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    $1,140
    A 4-hour afternoon trip in search of Shark and Mackerel.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 27 - Sep 30
    $1,320
    Four hours of fishing starting at 6:00 a.m.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Oct 31
    $1,320
    Spend the afternoon bottom fishing for tasty Snappers or head out 20 miles in search of Kingfish, Sailfish, and other pelagic fish.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour – October Rodeo Special (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Oct 31
    $1,375
    A special fishing trip in October.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour – October Rodeo Special (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Oct 31
    $1,375
    A 5-hour trip, October special.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    $1,625
    A 5-hour trip starting at 6:00 a.m.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Oct 31
    $1,625
    Catch fish such as Red Snapper, Grouper, Vermillion Snapper, White Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, and Sailfish.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour – October Rodeo Special (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Oct 31
    $1,650
    Six hours of fishing in October.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour – October Rodeo Special (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Oct 31
    $1,650
    A 6-hour special trip in October.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip – October Rodeo Special
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Oct 31
    $1,925
    A 7-hour special trip in October.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,950
    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 2:00 PM
    $1,950
    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
    8 Hour Trip – October Rodeo Special
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Oct 31
    $2,200
    October rodeo special. The trip lasts for 10 hours.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,205
    Enjoy the 7 hour excursion, catching fish such as Snapper, Grouper, Triggerfish, King Mackerel, Wahoo, Sailfish, and Cobia.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $2,205
    Enjoy the 7-hour excursion, catching fish such as Snapper, Grouper, Triggerfish, King Mackerel, Wahoo, Sailfish, and Cobia.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,600
    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 2:00 PM
    $2,600
    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
    10 Hour Trip–October Rodeo Special
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Oct 31
    $2,750
    A 10-hour special trip in October.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $3,250
    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
    12 Hour–October Rodeo Special
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Oct 31
    $3,300
    Twelve hours of fishing starting at 6:00 a.m.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $3,900
    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
    14 Hour Trip – Mahi & Marlin
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    14 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $4,340
    Spend 14 hours on the water in search of hard-fighting Marlin.
  • Private trip
    18 Hour – Offshore Marlin/Mahi Spec
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    18 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 AM
    $4,500
    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
    36 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $4,590
    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
    15 Hour Trip – Mahi & Marlin
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    15 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $4,650
    An exciting 15-hour trip chasing ferocious Marlin!
  • Private trip
    18 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    18 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 AM
    $5,130
    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
    24 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    24 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $5,640
    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
    48 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $5,640
    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!
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About the Captain

Matthew Champion
Destin, Florida, United States
227 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
155 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) Blue Marlin
Marlin (White) White Marlin

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
Bring your own equipment
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
2
Fishfinder
Bed

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
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Recent Fishing Reports

Offshore Time On Championship!
Offshore Time On Championship!
September 25, 2022
Our awesome customers had such a blast fishing with Championship offshore. We’re in the Destin fishing rodeo for the month of October & running special rates right now. Book your fishing adventure with Championship offshore charters.
Big Blue Marlin caught on Championship!
Big Blue Marlin caught on Championship!
September 21, 2022
Had a great offshore marlin trip with our amazing customers! The water & bite is awesome right now. We just added Destin fishing rodeo special rates for the month of October. Book your fishing adventure while we still have spota available. Come have a blast fishing with Championship!
Wahoo October Special Rates!
Wahoo October Special Rates!
September 19, 2022
The fishing has been amazing and the water is beautiful on board Championship Offshore. We just uploaded our October special rates for the Destin fishing rodeo book your trip while we still have spots available. Come have a blast fishing with Championship offshore you always leave with a smile and memories that last a lifetime.

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 155 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (201)
My son and I had a great 8 hour trip.
7 hour trip
8 hour trip
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Daniel B.
Flat Lick, KY
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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The Experience of a Life Time

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip (AM) on July 20, 2022
Thank You Captain Christian and Deck Hand Brody for a Hands Down Five Star Fishing Experience! During our recent stay...
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William B.
Villa Grove, CO
Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
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March fishing trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Spring Special (AM) on March 17, 2022
My sons, their wives and I weren’t sure what to expect, but ended up having a great time all the way around.  While many...
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Steven S.
United States
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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10 hour offshore

VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip on August 3, 2022
First off, we were worried about the weather, and our trip got cancelled at another charter, but Cpt Christian was fantastic...
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Kris K.
Columbia, IL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Four hour charter

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on August 9, 2022
Captain Matt and Christian were extremely pleasant! From the moment I walked up to their boat to the time I left, they all...
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Walter C.
Ragley, LA
Excellent
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Daddy & Daughter Dream Catch

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip (AM) on July 5, 2022
The Captain & First Mate went above and beyond to make dreams come true.  Everyone in our family caught fish and received...
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FAQs about Championship Offshore Outfitting And Charters

Championship Offshore Outfitting And Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,100 per group - 4 Hour – October Rodeo Special (AM) (4 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - 4 Hour – October Rodeo Special (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,140 per group - 4 Hour – Shark & Mackerel (4 hours)
  • $1,320 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $1,320 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,375 per group - 5 Hour – October Rodeo Special (AM) (5 hours)
  • $1,375 per group - 5 Hour – October Rodeo Special (PM) (5 hours)
  • $1,625 per group - 5 Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $1,625 per group - 5 Hour Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $1,650 per group - 6 Hour – October Rodeo Special (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,650 per group - 6 Hour – October Rodeo Special (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,925 per group - 7 Hour Trip – October Rodeo Special (7 hours)
  • $1,950 per group - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,950 per group - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $2,200 per group - 8 Hour Trip – October Rodeo Special (8 hours)
  • $2,205 per group - 7 Hour Trip (AM) (7 hours)
  • $2,205 per group - 7 Hour Trip (PM) (7 hours)
  • $2,600 per group - 8 Hour Trip (AM) (8 hours)
  • $2,600 per group - 8 Hour Trip (PM) (8 hours)
  • $2,750 per group - 10 Hour Trip–October Rodeo Special (10 hours)
  • $3,250 per group - 10 Hour Trip (10 hours)
  • $3,300 per group - 12 Hour–October Rodeo Special (12 hours)
  • $3,900 per group - 12 Hour Trip (12 hours)
  • $4,340 per group - 14 Hour Trip – Mahi & Marlin (14 hours)
  • $4,500 per group - 18 Hour – Offshore Marlin/Mahi Spec (18 hours)
  • $4,590 per day per group - 36 Hour Trip (2 days)
  • $4,650 per group - 15 Hour Trip – Mahi & Marlin (15 hours)
  • $5,130 per group - 18 Hour Trip (18 hours)
  • $5,640 per group - 24 Hour Trip (24 hours)
  • $5,640 per day per group - 48 Hour Trip (2 days)

When you book a trip with Championship Offshore Outfitting And Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS 2
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Championship Offshore Outfitting And Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Championship Offshore Outfitting And Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Championship Offshore Outfitting And Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing (Bring your own equipment)
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Championship Offshore Outfitting And Charters include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Swordfish
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo