Come and explore the Gulf of Mexico with Destin’s premier fishing charter – Maximum Fishing Fun! Maximus is the only boat in the harbor to offer a NO FISH, NO PAY GUARANTEE. Why? Because with nearly 300 charters a year the crew has never not produced fish. It’s their 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. You can get to the 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 4 and 5-hour trips. 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 seasoned captains. For Captains Justin and Rob, fishing is more than a job – it is their passion. Dubbed the ‘offshore battlewagon’, the Worldcat 330E charter boat is powered by twin 300 HP Suzuki engines. With enough room on board, and a restroom, it 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 rods 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 Snapper, Amberjack, Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Sailfish, Cobia, and Tuna.

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



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – No Fish, No Pay!
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,125
    Afternoon trips are designed for the kids that you can’t get out of bed at 5:00 a.m. to be fishing at 6:00 a.m. Or just have a more relaxing day when you are on vacation. You can still catch plenty of fish on the afternoon trips. You can read the reviews for confirmation.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – No Fish, No Pay
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,350
    GUARANTEED 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
    8 Hour Trip – No Fish, No Pay
    In demand! Last booked: 16 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,800
    Guaranteed fish! No fish, no pay. Morning trips, in general, produce more and bigger species than afternoon trips. 8-hour trips get you a lot more time on the water than 6-hour trips.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – No Fish, No Pay
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,250
    Guaranteed fish! No fish, no pay. Grouper, Snapper, Vermilion, Trigger, etc. Lots of bottom fishing.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Deep Drop
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,700
    Guaranteed, no catch, no pay! Head offshore 64 miles to deep drop in 1,100’ for Golden Tilefish. Extremely tasty fish. This is the best-tasting fish you can get.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Swordfish Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,700
    A 12-hour daytime swordfishing trip. 70 miles offshore 1,600’ down is where you hook the big boy! It's an awesome trip.
  • Private trip
    16 Hour Trip – Offshore Oil Rig
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    16 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 AM
    $3,700
    GUARANTEED FISH! NO FISH, NO PAY Catches include Yellowfin Tuna, Blackfin, Marlin, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi etc. The boat leaves at 2 AM to arrive at the best offshore fishing grounds at 6 AM, and is back at the docks before sundown roughly at 6-6:30 PM. 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.
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About the Charter Operator

Maximum Fishing Fun
Destin, Florida, United States
5 Fishing Reports
583 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since October 2014
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!!!

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

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
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Always clean for the ladies
Air Conditioning
The faster I go the cooler it is!
GPS
Dual 15" Furuno
Fishfinder
15" Furuno
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Fully equipped, but favorite rods welcome
Live Bait
We can catch live bait or purchase to save time $40
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
We fillet all your catch and bag it for you
Fishing License
All licenses and permits are included

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
We are great with kids, we make sure they have fun.
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
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 583 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (974)
6 hour trip with Capt Justin Hall
6 hour trip with Capt Justin Hall
6 hour trip with Capt Justin Hall
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Angler Rating
528
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
96%
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Matthew M.

The captain canceled

VERIFIED   NEW  September 22, 2022
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Carolyn H.
Destin, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day with Captain Chris

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – No Fish, No Pay on July 3, 2022
Memory making started early after Captain Chris dodged the dark clouds and rain to get us on plenty of reds first thing! He...
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Ian G.
Spring Hill, Tennessee
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Family fishing trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – No Fish, No Pay! on May 31, 2022
We had a great fishing trip with Chris. He’s a great fisherman who knew exactly what to do. We caught trophy sized Grouper...
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Mark C.
Mobile, Alabama
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Awesome Day

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – No Fish, No Pay on May 3, 2022
We were on the Maximilian.  Captain Chris is a GREAT captain.  When he knew he had hours open on Tuesday we were offered...
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Mark W.
Pearland, TX
Excellent
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6 hour trip with Capt Justin Hall

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip – No Fish, No Pay on October 3, 2022
A perfect trip for me, my son in law and grandsons (7 and 9 year old). The trip exceeded our expectations. Capt Hall put us...
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FAQs about MAXIMUS

MAXIMUS offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,125 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip – No Fish, No Pay! (5 hours)
  • $1,350 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip – No Fish, No Pay (6 hours)
  • $1,800 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour Trip – No Fish, No Pay (8 hours)
  • $2,250 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 10 Hour Trip – No Fish, No Pay (10 hours)
  • $2,700 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 12 Hour Trip – Deep Drop (12 hours)
  • $2,700 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 12 Hour Trip – Swordfish Trip (12 hours)
  • $3,700 per group - 16 Hour Trip – Offshore Oil Rig (16 hours)

When you book a trip with MAXIMUS, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Always clean for the ladies
  • Air Conditioning The faster I go the cooler it is!
  • GPS Dual 15" Furuno
  • Fishfinder 15" Furuno
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar Furuno

Trips booked with MAXIMUS include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Fully equipped, but favorite rods welcome)
  • Live Bait (We can catch live bait or purchase to save time $40)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (We fillet all your catch and bag it for you)
  • Fishing License (All licenses and permits are included)

MAXIMUS offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

MAXIMUS offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Jigging
  • Spearfishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with MAXIMUS include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Sailfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Tuna (Albacore)