Championship Offshore Outfitting And Charters

Captain Matthew and Captain Christian have been fishing in Destin since the early 90s and have enjoyed a long and successful career on their way to founding Championship Offshore Outfitting and Charters. Their 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 their 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 Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - May 31
    US $1,200
    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 - May 31
    US $1,200
    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 Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - May 31
    US $1,500
    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 Mar 1 - May 31
    US $1,500
    Catch fish such as Red Snapper, Grouper, Vermillion Snapper, White Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, and Sailfish.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $1,800
    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
    US $1,800
    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
    7 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $2,100
    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
    US $2,100
    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
    US $2,400
    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
    US $2,400
    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
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $3,000
    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 Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $3,600
    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
    15 Hour Trip – Mahi & Marlin
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    15 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $4,275
    An exciting 15-hour trip chasing ferocious Marlin!
  • Private trip
    36 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US $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
    18 Hour – Offshore Marlin/Mahi Spec
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    18 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 AM
    US $4,700
    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
    18 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    18 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 AM
    US $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
    48 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US $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!
  • Private trip
    24 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    24 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    US $5,880
    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.
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 191 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Fishing with Matthew
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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12 Hour September 6th Trip

VERIFIED   12 hour Wahoo, Mahi, Marlin Special on September 6, 2023
What a great trip!  Having done a lot of fishing off the coast of Texas but never having caught a billfish, my dad always...
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Fishing trip in July

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on July 19, 2023
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Good times great memories

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip (AM) on June 23, 2024
My family and I booked a 6 hour trip with Matt. This was one of the best fishing trips we have been on. Highly recommend them...
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John J.
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Fantastic trip

VERIFIED   12 hour Wahoo, Mahi, Marlin Special on September 29, 2023
We caught two massive wahoo (plus many other keeper fish) on the Wahoo Special package. Captain Matthew and Steven knew where...
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Great trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour PM Spring Special Rate on May 20, 2024
We caught 32 fish. One of which was a 25 pound King Mackerel. Thomas the first mate was knowledgeable and very helpful. Captain...
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FAQs about Championship Offshore Outfitting And Charters

Championship Offshore Outfitting And Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $1,200 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $1,200 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $1,500 per group - 5 Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • US $1,500 per group - 5 Hour Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • US $1,800 per group - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • US $1,800 per group - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • US $2,100 per group - 7 Hour Trip (AM) (7 hours)
  • US $2,100 per group - 7 Hour Trip (PM) (7 hours)
  • US $2,400 per group - 8 Hour Trip (AM) (8 hours)
  • US $2,400 per group - 8 Hour Trip (PM) (8 hours)
  • US $3,000 per group - 10 Hour Trip (10 hours)
  • US $3,600 per group - 12 Hour Trip (12 hours)
  • US $4,275 per group - 15 Hour Trip – Mahi & Marlin (15 hours)
  • US $4,590 per day per group - 36 Hour Trip (2 days)
  • US $4,700 per group - 18 Hour – Offshore Marlin/Mahi Spec (18 hours)
  • US $5,130 per group - 18 Hour Trip (18 hours)
  • US $5,640 per day per group - 48 Hour Trip (2 days)
  • US $5,880 per group - 24 Hour Trip (24 hours)

When you book a trip with Championship Offshore Outfitting And Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS 4
  • 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

Meet the Charter Operator

Championship Offshore Outfitting And Charters Llc
Destin, Florida, United States
326 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
191 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2018
Angler's Choice
The Angler's Choice Award is given to listings that consistently deliver a high-quality service and earn great reviews from customers.
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 2023. Powered by 2 630HP Cummins QSM-9 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 31 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
4
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

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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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Our awesome customers had the best of times fishing with Championship Offshore charters! #20 Wahoo for the season 47.8 The bite is on fire right now! Don’t wait to book your fishing adventure while we still have spots ooen! Come have a blast fishing with us!
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