MAXIMUS

(255) In demand!
214 Harbor Boulevard
Destin FL, United States

Destin’s premier fishing charter. The only boat in the harbor to offer a NO FISH, NO PAY GUARANTEE.  Why do we offer this? Because with nearly 300 charters a year we have never not produced fish, its our personal guarantee to make sure you catch fish and have fun doing it. Maximus can go faster than virtually all other boats in the Destin fleet. We can get you out to deep water in half the time or less, than most other boats to make sure you catch all the fish you can dream of. Maximus goes farther than any boat on a 4 or 5 hr. trip. You and your family having a day of great catching is far more important than fuel cost.

Maximum Fishing Fun aims to provide unforgettable deep sea fishing experiences, by a group of experienced captains. For these Captains Justin and Rob, fishing is more than a job - it is their passion. Dubbed the ‘offshore battle wagon’  the Worldcat 330E charter boat is powered by twin 300HP Suzuki engines, with enough room on board and a restroom gives you plenty of freedom and comfort.

Each trip aboard Maximus starts out with some action-packed bait fishing. Fishing for baitfish is usually done first with rod and reels, catching 4-6 baits at a time using sabiki rigs. In about 45 minutes, between 75 and 100 baitfish are usually hooked, which is often more than enough. Being as fast-paced and eventful as it is, catching baitfish is a great start of any Destin fishing adventure. (Kids love this and often don’t want to leave). Once live bait is secured and joined with 50-75 cut baits that the crew has already prepared for the day, it’s on to the main course. The premium offshore grounds surrounding Destin are packed with Red Snappers, Amberjacks, Groupers and many other exciting species, depending on the season.

See all the reviews they explain it best! There is a reason why Maximus has more than quadruple plus the reviews and then some, than all other boats.
Book now for an ultimate fishing experience!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    16 Hr Offshore Oil Rig Fishing Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    16 hours trip, starts at 2:00 AM
    US$ 3400
    up to 6 persons
    GUARANTED FISH! NO FISH, NO PAY... Catches include Yellowfin Tuna, Blackfin, Marlin, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi etc. The boat leaves at 2AM to arrive at the best offshore fishing grounds at 6AM, and is back at the docks before sundown roughly 6-6:30 These trips are weather permitting. If the seas are too much to go that far, you can switch to an all-day local trip and the price difference would be adjusted.
  • Private trip
    FULL DAY TRIP 8 HRS No Fish, No Pay
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1500
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    GUARANTED FISH! NO FISH, NO PAY... For die-hard anglers and others that want a memorable fishing trip in Destin, this is the trip to consider. The longer the trip the farther out you can go and get on some great fish. The farther you go, the deeper the water and bigger the fish. The biggest ship wrecks are in deep water and hold some of the biggest fish around. For a real tug-of-war action, this is the package.
  • Private trip
    MORNING TRIPS 6 HR No Fish, No Pay
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1140
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    GUARANTED FISH! NO FISH, NO PAY... Same details as the 5 hour trip, but you get an extra hour to get the last few fish in the boat before you head for the docks.
  • Private trip
    MORNING TRIPS 5 HR No Fish, No Pay
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 950
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    GUARANTED FISH! NO FISH, NO PAY... Morning trips are your preferred fishing outing. Morning trips in general produce more and bigger fish than an afternoon trip. You still catch plenty of fish on an afternoon trip but the bigger fish like to feed in the AM. So if you don't mind the early alarm going off, this might be a better option.
  • Private trip
    PM TRIP 4.5 hr No Fish, No Pay
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 850
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    GUARANTEED FISH!. NO FISH, NO PAY.... Afternoon trips are designed for the group that doesn't want to get up at 5am to fish, and its a little shorter trip. AM trips catch more fish in general but you still catch plenty of fish in the afternoon to have a good time. You can check out the reviews to get a feel of what (and how much of it) gets caught in the afternoons. This is a great trip for kids and families when its hard to drag the little ones out of bed at 5AM.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Barracuda (Great)
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Black)
Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish

Sailfish
Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Red)
Tuna (Albacore)

Boat Specs

WorldCat (Center console) originally built in 2007, and restored in 2016. Powered by 2 300HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
33 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging
Spearfishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
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
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

About the Captain

Justin Hall
Destin, Florida, United States
Member since October 2014
255
5
Fishing is not just a job for me it is my passion. Me and my first mate love fishing more than you do - it's why we do it for a living! So you can be assured we will do whatever it takes to put fish in the boat: IT'S WHAT WE DO!!!
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 97%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.90
out of 5 stars from 255 reviews
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Experience
Full day and half
Full day and half
October fishing trip
+569
Angler Rating
242
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
97%
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Chad Austin
Pensacola, FL
 5.00
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Full day and half

VERIFIED   NEW  October 21, 2018
I had planned a fishing trip for my employees and on my bday so as take care of 2 things together Expected the fishing to...
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Casandra Roberts
San Jose, CA
 4.67
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Maximus 8 Hr trip

VERIFIED   NEW  September 27, 2018
Second trip with Captain Justin. Amazing captain on the fastest boat of his size at Destin. Would only use him again as we...
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Rob Mcdaniel
Gulf Breeze, FL
 5.00
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Fishing with Captain Justin Hall 08/13/18

VERIFIED   August 13, 2018
My family did a 5 hour fishing excursion with Captain Justin Hall and had a wonderful time. We caught fish all morning as he...
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Christine Jacobson
Miramar Beach, FL
 5.00
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Half day trip with Captain Justin

VERIFIED   August 8, 2018
We are a family of 5 generally inexperienced, landlocked want-a-be fisherman (ages 12-43). This is a reliable, get what is...
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Joe Seaton
Forney, Texas
 5.00
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Awesome Day of Fishing!

VERIFIED   July 19, 2018
I have taken my boy out deep sea fishing since he was 4. At age 13, this was by far the best year ever. We have always gone...
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