Throughout the year, Get The Gaff offers a range of fishing opportunities in the 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 the sought-after Groupers, Trouts, Snappers, Mahi Mahi, or Tunas.

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. Live bait will be prepared before the trip, but you may stop off briefly to catch some more. 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 Flounders.

With Get The Gaff, you’ll 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 Bluetooth stereo 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
    12 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,800
    This trip has everything you need from sunrise to sunset. You'll get the chance to explore both the inshore and offshore waters around Destin - one of Florida's hottest fishing destinations. Targetting species such as Gag Grouper, Snappers, Mahi Mahi, and Tuna, you'll need to make use of the captain's cleaning and filleting service to take home your catch.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,200
    An all-day trip will give you an excellent opportunity to explore both the inshore and offshore waters. There's something for everyone on this trip, as you'll get to use a range of fishing techniques, from drift fishing to trolling, to handlining. You can even get up close to the exotic fish if you bring your own snorkeling gear.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $900
    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)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $900
    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.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $750
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $750
    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
    4 Hour Trip (4 PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    Whether it's inshore or nearshore fishing you're after, Destin's up there with the best in the world. You'll get to fish for Amberjack, King Mackerel, and even the delicious Gag Grouper. The team will clean and fillet your catch for you to take home for dinner, too.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $600
    Start your day with a trip on one of the most popular bodies of water in Florida. You'll get to get up close to the inshore and nearshore species that inhabit the bays, reefs, and backwaters to catch a range of fish such as Amberjack, Gag Grouper, or Snappers. Catch yourself some lunch and the captain will prepare it for you.
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About the Charter Operator

Blue Marlin Enterprises LLC -Get the Gaff Charters
Destin, Florida, United States
15 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
93 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 2020 150 Yamaha outboard engines with a Minkota Terrova trolling motor for the best fishing experience.

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Targeted Species

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

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Sailfish Sailfish

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)

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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
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
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Recent Fishing Reports

Amber Jacks are in season!
Amber Jacks are in season!
May 7, 2021
5 hour morning trip weather was great and the gulf was flat. we were able to catch a couple amberjacks! No need for a huge boat to catch these suckers.
Red fish on the bite
Red fish on the bite
May 5, 2021
Went on a 5 hour and the red fish were biting hot.
Snappers been biting-catch and release t
Snappers been biting-catch and release t
April 17, 2021
Wanted to try some new spots and now cant wait till June! Snappers are biting hot right now! Catch and release only. Still fun to catch.

Customer Reviews

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Half day with Capt Taylor and mate William.
Half day with Capt Taylor and mate William.
Half day with Capt Taylor and mate William.
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
79%
Friendly captain
90%
Recommend this charter
84%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
92%
Catch intended fish
76%
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Fantastic experience!!

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (11 AM) on April 13, 2021
We were thrilled with our trip ! We booked a 4 hr fishing trip and it was a lot of fun ! The captain is very friendly and patient...
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Amazing Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on June 20, 2020
We did a half day trip. The captain was incredibly friendly and personal. The first hour we spent catching bait, which we had...
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5hr trip with capt Taylor

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (PM) on March 28, 2021
Didn’t have the best weather.  Did what we could with the rough waters and still caught a lot of fish. Its an older boat...
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on October 3, 2020
Started off catching bait fish which was easy as pie and my daughter loved every minute. Then we set off to catch some red...
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on August 22, 2020
For our first time going deep sea fishing it was amazing! Couldn’t have asked for a better charter to catch some nice fish...
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FAQs about Get The Gaff

Get The Gaff offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip (4 PM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $750 per group - 5 Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $750 per group - 5 Hour Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $900 per group - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $900 per group - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,800 per group - 12 Hour Trip (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Get The Gaff, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

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)