Got The Hook Up Charters

The fishing off the coast of Destin is known far and wide to be some of the best saltwater action you can find in the Gulf of Mexico. Got The Hook Up Charters will combine that with their premier service to make for an experience you’ll keep coming back to.

Join Captain Brandon Hillard on board his 24’ Sea Hunt. She’s a center console, versatile enough to deftly navigate both inshore and offshore trips alike. She can hold 5 anglers at the same time and is powered by a 250 HP Yamaha outboard engine.

Capt. Brandon will get you to check the bite all over the coastline of Destin. Experienced anglers and novices alike can look forward to bottom fishing various Snappers and Groupers. This is a perfect outing if you want to get your kids passionate about angling or want to fill your coolers with delicious fish. Anglers looking to test their strength can target Amberjack, just make sure to hold on tight!

Trolling offshore for pelagics is a great way to enjoy the Floridian sun and to land some trophy fish. Kingfish and colorful Mahi Mahi can be reeled in offshore, as well as Blackfin Tuna – longer trips are perfect for this.

Kids – aged 5 years and up – are more than welcome with Got The Hook Up Charters, the captain will provide you with all the required life jackets. Baitfish are caught during the trip, the freshest bait is the most enticing one after all.

Book a trip with Capt. Brandon today and start preparing for your next favorite fishing vacation!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,000
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    This trip will give you the most time on the water so you can target multiple species, or just go hog-wild on a single one! Triggerfish, Amberjack, Grouper, Snapper, Mahi Mahi, Blackfin Tuna, and other species are all on the catch list.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $850
    up to 1 person
    + $75
    each additional person
    This 6-hour trip offers you a bit more time than the 4-hour, so you can try to land Amberjack, Snapper, Mahi Mahi, Grouper, or troll for pelagics.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $850
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    Avoid the morning traffic on your way to the coastal waters where you'll target Amberjack, Snapper, Triggerfish, Grouper, or head offshore for Mahi Mahi and other pelagics.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $700
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    You'll head out in search of Triggerfish, Snappers, Amberjack, and Kingfish, Wahoo, or even a Blackfin Tuna. All the required gear, as well as fish cleaning and filleting, is provided.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $700
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    Hit the water after a hardy breakfast, you'll need a lot of energy to hook up Triggerfish, Snapper, Amberjack, Kingfish and whatever else you run into, like Blackfin Tuna or other species.
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About the Captain

Brandon Hilliard
Destin, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
8 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since June 2018
Captain Brandon Hillard is an Active Duty member of the United States Air Force. He was born and raised in East St. Louis, IL. There he got the fishing bug in the fresh waters of the area around the age of 5. Soon after being stationed in Florida, he got a taste of saltwater fishing and he was hooked for life. Starting from fishing on the pier and beaches, he moved further and further away from the coast, fishing nearshore and offshore waters. His offshore escapades have led him to fish all over the Panhandle, down to the Florida Keys, Alabama, Louisiana, and even to the Bahamas. Capt. Brandon is certified through the United States Coast Guard. All licenses, bait, and tackle are provided through him. All equipment is new and in excellent condition, so a faulty rod and reel will be the last of your worries.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Grouper (Black)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
Grouper (Scamp) Grouper (Scamp)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Sea Hunt (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 43 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Destin to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
PayPal
Visa
Mastercard

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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5.00
out of 5 stars from 8 reviews
Boat
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Experience
6 hour with captain Brandon
6 hour with captain Brandon
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Nolan D.
Mobile, Alabama
 5.00
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6 hour with captain Brandon

April 24, 2019
Was a awesome trip very knowledgeable crew rods and reels were very nice helped me catch exactly what I wanted off the bottom...
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Bgm S.
Wichita Falls, Texas
 5.00
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Full Day Trip with Captain Hilliard

April 13, 2019
We had a lot of fun and Captain Hilliard was very professional.i would highly recommend him to anyone.
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Curtis L.
Mary Esther, Florida
 5.00
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My first time

April 1, 2019
Had an amazing time on the water didn’t catch alot but still had fun for my first time.
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Shaunna M.
Enid, OK
 5.00
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 17, 2019
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Milton, Florida
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April 6, 2019
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