Throughout the year, Get The Gaff offers a range of fishing opportunities in the gulf of Mexico, bays, bayous, inshore, as well as taking you offshore 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, Snapper, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and even wahoo. Get the Gaff also offers daytime Sword fishing trips if the weather permits!

Outriggers 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 or electric deep drop, 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. Get the Gaff has everything from light tackle to the best heavy tackle you could need.

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 with 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?



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  • 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 Snapper. Not only will you be catching some fantastic food, but 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 Cobia.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,100
    The best part of your day will be spent however you choose on this trip. Whether it's Gag Grouper or, if you prefer some bigger game fish, such as Mahi Mahi, or even Sailfish, ask your captain to take you offshore. You can also choose this trip during the Red Snapper season. Catch bigger Red Snapper by going farther as well as more days!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,100
    This 6-hour 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. Another good Red Snapper trip whether morning or afternoon.
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About the Captain

Bankston Taylor
Destin, Florida, United States
45 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
290 Customer reviews
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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 150 HP 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
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
We have auto pilot as well
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Ice Box

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

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.6 / 5
out of 5 stars from 290 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.5 / 5
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Angler Rating
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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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Jeffrey W.
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Half day trip with Captain Taylor

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on October 9, 2022
The Captain was professional and my group of 4 had a great time. He had a great sense of humor. Captain Taylor definitely knows...
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Matt U.
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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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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Keith L.
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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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Fred S.
Somerville, TN
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6 hour trip with Capt. Taylor

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on August 17, 2022
Capt Taylor was very easy going and knowledgeable. We had an awesome adventure. Stayed in shore. Trolled for a while...
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FAQs about Get The Gaff

Get The Gaff offers the following trips to customers:
  • $875 per group - 5 Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $875 per group - 5 Hour Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,100 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
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Outriggers
  • 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
  • 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)