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 found 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.

If you book during the month of October, you’ll automatically be entered into the famous Destin Fishing Rodeo for a chance to win gifts, prizes, and certificates if you manage to catch a big one. There’s no additional charge to participate and it’s completely up to you if you want to weigh your fish.

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 Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,100
    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. 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 Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 26 - Oct 31
    $1,100
    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 Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $850
    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. 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 Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 26 - Oct 31
    $850
    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 Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 2
    $575
    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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 2
    $575
    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.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour AM Trolling Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 1
    $450
    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 Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    $450
    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
21 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
81 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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 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
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
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Clayton S.
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Family of 6 first time Charter Fishing!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 7, 2021
We had the BEST time fishing with Captain Richard! He was knowledgeable, upbeat and determined for us to catch something. The...
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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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Great Half Day trip with Captain Richard

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on June 10, 2021
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 30, 2021
great boat and great captain. make sure you message the captain beforehand and tell him exactly what you want to do. i really...
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Flexible Start Time on June 9, 2021
Capt Richard is the best. I’ve been with lots of fishing guides and Capt Richard has all your needs taken care of. Only negative...
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Georgetown, TX
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Perfect two days of fishing

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on May 12, 2021
We originally only booked for one day and ended up booking a second trip because the Captain was awesome! Captain Richard...
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FAQs about Southern Charm Fishing Charters

Southern Charm Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour AM Trolling Trip (3 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 3 hour Afternoon Pm Trolling Trip (3 hours)
  • $575 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $575 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $850 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Flexible Start Time (6 hours)
  • $850 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Shark Fishing (6 hours)
  • $1,100 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip – Flexible Start Time (8 hours)
  • $1,100 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip – Shark Fishing (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Southern Charm Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Portable but private)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers

Trips booked with Southern Charm Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Southern Charm Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Southern Charm Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Southern Charm Fishing Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Shark (Tiger)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Triggerfish (Gray)