MAXIMUS

385 reviews
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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
    16 Hour Trip – Offshore Oil Rig
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    16 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 AM
    $3,400
    price breakdown
    $3,400
    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.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – No Fish, No Pay
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,500
    price breakdown
    $1,500
    GUARANTEED 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 shipwrecks 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
    6 Hour Trip (AM) – No Fish, No Pay
    Just booked! Last booked: 7 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,140
    price breakdown
    $1,140
    GUARANTEED FISH! NO FISH, NO PAY Morning trips, in general, produce more fish, and bigger specimens than afternoon trips. 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
    5 Hour Trip (AM) – No Fish, No Pay
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $950
    price breakdown
    $950
    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
    4 Hour Trip (PM) – No Fish, No Pay
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $850
    price breakdown
    $850
    GUARANTEED FISH!. NO FISH, NO PAY Afternoon trips are designed for the group that doesn't want to get up at 5 AM 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 5 AM.
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About the Captain

Justin Hall
Destin, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
6 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
385 Customer Reviews
Response time within an 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) Barracuda (Great)
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

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

Sailfish Sailfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Tuna (Albacore) 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
Deep Sea Fishing

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

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

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.90
out of 5 stars from 385 reviews
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Half day with Captain Chris
Great trip
July fishing trip
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Angler Rating
361
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
96%
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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   NEW  August 7, 2020
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Farrah M.
Santa Rosa Beach, FL
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Spring Half Day with Captain Chris

VERIFIED   March 10, 2020
WHAT AN AWESOME FISHING TRIP!!!! My daughter, two GRANDsons and I were hoping to catch some fish over spring break. Captain...
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Mt. Juliet, TN
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Best Time with Family

VERIFIED   July 3, 2020
We highly recommend this group for your fishing adventures!  This was a first for my wife and kids and Captain Chris was...
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Dan P.
New Orleans, Louisiana
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8 hours with Maximus and Capt. Justin Hall

VERIFIED   NEW  July 31, 2020
What a day!!  Non stop biting action all day long!!  Capt Hall new exactly where to go to ensure a full day of action....
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New Orleans, LA
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Half day charter with Capt Chris

VERIFIED   NEW  July 10, 2020
We had a great day, Capt Chris got us on the fish right away, and if they weren’t biting the way he wanted them to, we...
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