Throughout the year, Get The Gaff offers a range of fishing opportunities in the gulf, bays, bayous, inshore, as well as taking you nearshore for some more extreme game fishing. Raised in Louisiana, but having moved to Destin as a teenager, Captain Bankston Taylor is well adept at fishing the Gulf and is desperate to share his passion with you.

You’ll drift along the waters aboard a spacious 26’ Robalo center console, allowing for 360-degree vision when fishing, as well as plenty of room to tug and swing when trying to reel in a big one. The boat is powered by brand new twin Yamaha 150 HP engines, so you’ll have no problem getting right out to the heart of the ocean whilst the fishfinder on board will make sure you’re at the sweetest spots for fishing sought-after Grouper, Amberjack, Trout, Snapper, Mahi Mahi, or Tuna.

Downriggers are fitted to maximize your chances of catching as many fish as possible, while you’ll be using Daiwa, Penn, and Shimano rods and reels to try and hook them in. Brand new carbon fiber Shimano bent buts with new Shimano Tyrnos II reels, to reel in the big ones. Fish for live bait at the beginning of the trip, and have some extra bait on the boat. As the waters are so diverse, you can use almost any technique to reel ‘em in, such as drift fishing, bottom fishing, jigging, spinning, trolling, and even gigging for Flounder.

With Get The Gaff, you can master your skills or simply catch the fishing bug. You’re also encouraged to bring your snorkeling gear as well to get up close and personal to the beautiful creatures under the sea. There’s also a new Garman Fusion radio with JBL speakers and a 10" Bazooka Tube on board so you can blast your favorite tunes as you ride out. The whole family is welcome, so what are you waiting for?



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (am)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 8 - Sep 30
    $750
    Have the kids and they don't want to fish that long? Or only want to troll around and get out on the water, this shorter trip could be for you! You'll still be able to get out on the water and catch some fish.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $875
    What better way to prepare yourself for lunch than by catching it yourself? The seas around Destin have so much to offer, from the inshore Gag Grouper to the nearshore Snappers, to the offshore Mahi Mahi. Not only will you be catching some fantastic food, you'll also have great fun, as you come to appreciate why Destin is one of Florida's most popular fishing spots.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $875
    Decide between the inshore backwaters of the bays, and the open offshore seas. Whatever you want, this trip has you covered. You're sure to be in for a memorable day reeling in some excellent species, be it Grouper, Amberjack, Snapper, or Mahi Mahi.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,050
    The best part of your day will be spent however you choose on this trip. Whether it's Gag Grouper and Redfish you want, ask the captain to take you inshore to the bays and backwaters. If you prefer some bigger game fish, such as Mahi Mahi, or even a Sailfish - ask your captain to take you offshore.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,050
    This 3/4 day trip is the ideal opportunity to fish and have fun. You'll get to choose whether you want to fish the inshore and backwaters within the bays, or head nearshore and tackle some bigger game fish. Bring your snorkeling equipment with you if you'd like to get up close to the magical world under the sea.
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About the Captain

Bankston Taylor
Destin, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
44 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
283 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2018
I was born in Louisiana and raised on tugboats. I started fishing and driving boats from a very young age with my grandfather who taught me most of what I know. So I was raised on the water and I've been going out into the Gulf for the past 25 years. When I was a young teen I moved to Destin and started working on sport fishing boats as a deckhand and learning to drive those. I have been driving a center console for the past three years and have really enjoyed it. I love seeing the enjoyment on people's faces when I take them out fishing. I am so thankful for being able to fish all the time and, most of all, doing something that I love and am very passionate about every day! I have spent two years rebuilding my boat and now have two 2020 150 Yamaha outboard engines with a Minkota Terrova trolling motor for the best fishing experience.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Robalo (Center console) originally built in 1989, and restored in 2020. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

GPS
We have auto pilot as well
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
May be caught during the trip
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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
Must be at least 2 years old
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
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Recent Fishing Reports

Early morning hot red fish bite
Early morning hot red fish bite
September 14, 2022
Had a 5 hr morning trip caught alot of red fish most were catch and release cause they were too big but were still able to keep a few.
Great day out on the water!
Great day out on the water!
September 11, 2022
Tried close to shore and got some nice reds and magrove snappers. Then trolled and got some bonitas and lil tunas.

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.6 / 5
out of 5 stars from 283 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (317)
Awesome time on the Ocean
Awesome time on the Ocean
Awesome time on the Ocean
+314
Angler Rating
224
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
85%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
95%
Catch intended fish
79%
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Keith L.
PINE Mountain VALY, GA
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A Great Day

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on July 6, 2022
Had one of the most memorable experiences of my life. Captain Taylor is a true professional and goes out of his way to ensure...
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Patrick T.
Farmington Hills, MI
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Half day trip with Captain Taylor

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on April 23, 2022
Captain Taylor was excellent. It was a rough ride, the weather wasn’t cooperating however Captain Taylor made it as good...
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Matt U.
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
Excellent
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Monday Morning with Capt. Taylor

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on August 22, 2022
This was by far the best fishing experience I’ve ever had. Before we were even out of the no wake zone minutes after being...
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Scott D.
Roswell, Georgia
Excellent
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Half Day Evening AWESOMENESS

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on June 27, 2022
What an awesome trip!  Captain had us on the fish one the way out trolling and got 2 before we even got to our spot.  Then...
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Alex F.
Justin, TX
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Had an Amazing Time

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on August 2, 2022
We had an amazing time with Captain Taylor was very knowledgeable and took us to some nice spots were we caught some monster...
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FAQs about Get The Gaff

Get The Gaff offers the following trips to customers:
  • $750 per group - 4 Hour Trip (am) (4 hours)
  • $875 per group - 5 Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $875 per group - 5 Hour Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $1,050 per group - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,050 per group - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Get The Gaff, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS We have auto pilot as well
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Get The Gaff include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (May be caught during the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Get The Gaff offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Get The Gaff offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Get The Gaff include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)