Southern Charm Fishing Charters

It’s tough to find a charter that can cater to both the serious angler looking for a trophy Sailfish, as well as a safe and family-friendly option to take the kids on their first fishing trip. Luckily, Southern Charm Fishing Charters offers both– now you’ve fo
und them, it’s all smooth sailing from now on!

Join them aboard their 26’ World Cat catamaran, a splendid and stable boat perfectly suitable for these waters. She’s quite spacious, able to hold you and 5 other anglers without bumping elbows. Outriggers and downriggers are on board to extend your reach while trolling. A portable toilet is also present, though it’s in a private cupboard of its own.

You’ll target a wide range of exciting species with Southern Charm Fishing Charters. You’ll go trolling for Sailfish, Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, and others, plus bottom fishing for Groupers and Snappers too. Spinning, jigging, and popping are also options, as well as drifting – don’t worry if you haven’t tried any of these techniques before, the crew will happily instruct you. If you’re a fan of the toothy Sharks, this charter will thrill you – their Shark fishing trips are known far and wide. The crew often compete in Shark fishing tournaments, and do extremely well!

The captain is licensed to operate in federal waters, so get ready for some pelagic monster action. If you’re a left-handed angler, don’t worry! The captain provides left-handed rods and reels. From May to July a first mate will be on board, to assist you and clean your catch – gratuity for his efforts is greatly appreciated.

So, if you’re ready to battle some Sailfish, or just want to relax with your family and friends while reeling in bottom feeders, Southern Charm Fishing Charters has a trip for you. Book now to see just why Florida is one of the top fishing destinations in the world!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Flexible Start Time
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,000
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    The extra time will open up a variety of opportunities and will be more likely to catch that trophy fish that you will be able to mark off your bucket list. You can get out to some areas that don't have as much fishing pressure. A first mate is available from May to July. Starting time is flexible to better suit your schedule. It's possible to start as late as 8 am just let the captain know at least a day in advance.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Shark Fishing
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 31 Oct
    $1,000
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip is for the Shark fanatics out there. You'll spend the entire day targeting these famous predators. Catch and release is advised, unless you know how to preserve Shark meat. You'll target Hammerhead, Tiger, Bull, Blacktip, and other species of Sharks.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Flexible Start Time
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $750
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This is a good trip if you want to catch a Shark as it gives us more time to get the fish subdued as big ones can take up to 2 hours to bring to the boat. A mate will be onboard May - July (busy season) working hard to make your trip a success, 15-20% gratuity is greatly appreciated. Also if you have a particular type of fishing in mind let me know in advance and so we can come up with a plan. Departure times are flexible, just let the captain know in advance.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Shark Fishing
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 31 Oct
    $750
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    If you're up for a battle with these predators, this trip is right up your alley. Catch and release is greatly encouraged, unless you have the know-how to preserve Shark meat for eating. Departure times are flexible, and you start this trip as late as 10 am. Just make sure to notify the captain at least 1 day in advance of trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Fishing reefs and wrecks off of Destin pass. Depending on the season you may target Red Snapper, King Mackerel, Blackfin Tuna, Sailfish or Spanish Mackerel, Sharks. If you have something special in mind let the captain know ahead of time. He will have a mate working onboard May - July during the busiest part of the season. The first mate will work hard to make your trip a success- he works for tips, traditionally 15-20% of the total trip price.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    You can sleep in and eat a late breakfast and still get in a great fishing trip. Fishing reefs and wrecks off of Destin Pass. You will be able to choose to target Red Snapper, Amberjack, Cobia, Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, Mangrove Snapper, Vermillion Snapper, and other fish you may run into. The first mate is available from May - July and works for tips, typically 15-20%
  • Private trip
    3 Hour AM Trolling Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 1 Nov
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Starts at 7am we will be trolling with artificial ,live and dead baits targeting Kings and Spanish Mackerel, Little Tunny,Sailfish, Blackfin Tuna,Cobia,Amberjack,etc. Nothing like hearing that clicker go off as a good fish slams the bait and you never know what you might catch.
  • Private trip
    3 hour Afternoon Pm Trolling Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 1 Nov
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    With the days getting longer and hotter the best trolling bite is morning and late afternoon so this trip will start at 3pm.so you can avoid the worst part of the heat and take advantage of the afternoon bite. We will be pulling artificial,dead and live baits depending on whats biting,number of people onboard,etc.Its a great trip for smaller parties and can be really exciting when the bait gets slammed and clicker starts screaming as a nice fish starts dumping line.
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About the Captain

Richard Rogers
Fort Walton Beach, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
16 Reports
ID & License verified
35 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2018
Both my grandmothers loved to fish and took me fishing as soon as I could walk not to mention all the fishing with my dad and uncles. I was hooked on fishing right from the start and have pursued many hobbies over the years but fishing is the one that's stuck with me to this day and probably always will. I'm always open to learning new fishing techniques and believe the day you think you know it all its the day you are gonna miss out and get stuck in a rut. I really enjoy taking people out on the water and showing folks new to the area what these beautiful emerald green waters have to offer.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Shark (Hammerhead) Shark (Hammerhead)
Shark (Tiger) Shark (Tiger)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)

Boat Specs

World Cat (Catamaran) originally built in 1999, and restored in 2012. Powered by 2 200HP 2019 Suzuki 4-stroke engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
26 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
Popping
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

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 3 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 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
American Express

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.82
out of 5 stars from 35 reviews
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
85%
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Joshua E.
Tylertown, MS
 5.00
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Half day trip with captain Richard

VERIFIED   June 29, 2019
We had and absolutely amazing time. Caught a ton of fish. Some not in season. Others just a little to short. But still was...
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John F.
Tylertown, MS
 5.00
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6 hour trip

VERIFIED   June 17, 2019
I have been planning this trip for a while & I enjoyed being able to text and e-mail Captain Richard with all my questions. ...
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Christopher B.
Denham Springs, LA
 5.00
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Morning trip with Captain Richard

VERIFIED   June 16, 2019
The experience was great! All of the equipment was very well kept and they helped greatly with how to use it all. They knew...
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Santos G.
San Antonio, Texas
 5.00
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3 hour trolling trip

VERIFIED   June 15, 2019
Best experience ever! Richard and Trent made sure that we were safe and made sure that we were going to catch some fish that...
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Giovanni G.
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4 hour trip day

VERIFIED   June 14, 2019
Captain and his first mate were awesome, experienced and knowledgable. After a slow start, we finally managed to catch some...
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