85O Charters – 26'

Looking to battle big game or hook tasty table fare in plenty of comfort and style? 850 Charters is waiting to take you out to the Gulf of Mexico’s most exciting nearshore and deep sea fishing spots! Located in Destin, Florida’s fishing capital, this charter boasts a seriously luxurious and seaworthy vessel that’s capable of whisking you to wherever the fish are biting. Even better, you’ll be joined on your trip by an experienced local captain, Matt.

Captain Matt has earned himself the brag-worthy nickname of “Destin’s Nicest Captain.” With him at the helm, you’ll be set up for a successful and exciting trip from the moment you step aboard. Capt. Matt is a Destin-born native and has fished the area for over 30 years. He possesses all the skills and knowledge necessary to meet your expectations and make your fishing trip a success!

You’ll be traveling to the hotspots on board your captain’s 26’ Parker offshore fishing vessel. She’s decked out with ample fish-catching space for up to 6 people, and has all of the latest navigational and safety gear. She’s a true fishing machine that’s built to tackle a variety of waters, including offshore fishing grounds, so no matter where you choose to fish, you’ll be treated to a safe and comfortable ride.

Capt. Matt and his crew pride themselves on offering angling adventures that are, above all, family-friendly. You aren’t just limited to cruising inshore waters, either: Newer anglers and little ones will have the chance to hook anything from tasty nearshore Snapper, Grouper, and Mackerel species to Cobia and huge Mahi Mahi. Closer to shore, you’ll find tasty Flounder, Triggerfish, Mangrove Snapper, and whatever else is biting.

Your captain will make sure you’re decked out with top-quality rods and reels, as well as bait, tackle, and your fishing license. Come aboard 850 Charters for a day full of family, friends, fish, and, most importantly, fun!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,200
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    When it comes to this full-day extravaganza, Capt. Matt has one thing to say: "Go further, catch bigger!" This trip allows plenty of time to travel to the hottest offshore fishing spots, where you'll have the chance to battle Mahi Mahi and other hard-fighters. Want to take home some tasty dinner instead? Get ready to target huge Grouper, Snapper, Cobia, Mackerel, and whatever else is biting. Rods, reels, bait, tackle, and your fishing license are included.
  • Private trip
    THE 85O (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $900
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    This is 850 Charters' special signature trip, a 6-hour adventure where we will catch anything from big reef fish to coveted pelagics such as King Mackerel and Mahi.
  • Private trip
    THE 85O (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $900
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    This is 850 Charters' special signature trip, a 6-hour adventure where we will catch anything from big reef fish to coveted pelagics such as King Mackerel and Mahi.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $750
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    Join Capt. Matt on this morning adventure, where you'll get to spend a little more time on the water, and hook some big table fare to take home! You'll mainly be exploring nearshore waters, which are home to Gag Grouper, Cobia, Snapper species, Mackerel, and plenty more. You'll be provided with rods, reels, bait, tackle, and a fishing license. This trip is a great option for newer anglers who want to spend more time fishing, or travel further out to hook some bigger fish.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $750
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    This afternoon adventure is perfect for experienced anglers looking to fit some top-quality angling into their busy schedules, or newer fishermen who want to spend slightly more time on the water. You'll be able to head further out to target a wider variety of bottom-dwellers, including Red Snapper, Gag Grouper, and hard-fighting Cobia. Your trip includes rods, reels, bait, tackle, and your fishing license.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    This 4-hour morning adventure is perfect for early birds who want to fit some fishing into their busy schedules, or newer anglers who want to spend less time on the water. Depending on your skill level and the fish you want to target, you can stay closer to shore, or head to nearshore waters to target Grouper and Snapper species, as well as tasty Flounder. Rods, reels, bait, tackle, and your license are included.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $650
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    If you'd rather spend your morning sleeping in, or soaking up the Floridian sun, then opt for this 4-hour afternoon adventure! Capt. Matt will take you to explore nearshore and/or deep sea waters, depending on your skill level and target species, which could include Red Snapper, Gag Grouper, King and Spanish Mackerel, Flounder, and plenty more. You'll be provided with top-quality rods and reels, bait, tackle, and your fishing license.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Low Season Special (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 9 Sep - 28 Feb
    $575
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    This 4-hour morning adventure is perfect for early birds who want to fit some fishing into their busy schedules, or newer anglers who want to spend less time on the water. Depending on your skill level and the fish you want to target, you can stay closer to shore, or head to nearshore waters to target Grouper and Snapper species, as well as tasty Flounder. Rods, reels, bait, tackle, and your license are included.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Low Season Special (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 9 Sep - 28 Feb
    $575
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    This 4-hour morning adventure is perfect for early birds who want to fit some fishing into their busy schedules, or newer anglers who want to spend less time on the water. Depending on your skill level and the fish you want to target, you can stay closer to shore, or head to nearshore waters to target Grouper and Snapper species, as well as tasty Flounder. Rods, reels, bait, tackle, and your license are included.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trolling/Bottom Fishing (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 5 Sep - 28 Feb
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    This trip is perfect for families or groups new to fishing charters or for those who want to save the majority of the day for other things. On this trip we will still target and catch Destin’s typical reef species such as Trigger and Snapper. Big King Mackerel will be a common catch on this trip as well!
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About the Captain

Matthew Le’Brasseur
Destin, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
9 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
89 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2017
I am a Destin born native and have fished and lived here for my entire life. Growing up here is an awesome blessing especially for an avid fisherman like myself. When I was younger deep sea fishing trips were a rare and special treat for me so I looked for every opportunity to get out and fish anyway I could. I’ll never forget the excitement and adventure of reeling In my first fish and that is a feeling I strive to bring all my clients big or small. I am by no means the best fisherman around and will never claim to be, but I strive to be the best at showing my clients an experience out on the water they will never forget. Since I never had the privilege of fishing as often as most others in the area I learned not to take any fishing trip for granted, and I treat every trip that steps foot on my boat the same way. I understand the value of these experiences and do everything in my power to make the most out of every fishing trip.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Bonito
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Flounder
Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Vermilion)
Spanish Mackerel
Triggerfish (Gray)

Boat Specs

Parker (Center console) originally built in 2005. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha 4 Stroke engine.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Flounder Gigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 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 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 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.99
out of 5 stars from 88 reviews
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4 hour trip with Captain Matthew
4 hour trip with Captain Matthew
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99%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
99%
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Raymond K.
Navarre, FL
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4 hour morning trip

VERIFIED   NEW  September 26, 2019
We came all the way from Maui, Hawaii to fish with Matt and 850 Charters in Destin, Florida. Absolutely the best fishing guide...
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VERIFIED   NEW  October 11, 2019
This was the highlight of our trip. My husband got sea sick and we were bummed. Matt saved our day by taking the rest of us...
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Meridian, MS
 5.00
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4 hour trip with Captain Matthew

VERIFIED   NEW  October 19, 2019
Captain Matt was Awesome! We are considered Newbies in the fishing World. Matt was very patient with us and did...
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Winder, Georgia
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8 hr trip with Captain Matt

VERIFIED   NEW  September 29, 2019
We had great time with our fishing guide Captain Matt! He was personable and friendly. Matt was knowledgeable of the area...
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Baltimore, MD
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Excellent Fishing Experience!!

VERIFIED   August 1, 2019
We had the pleasure of spending our afternoon with Captain Matt and Caden, and walked away with an incredible experience. Everything...
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Fishing Reports

Snapping Snappers

October 12, 2019

Great weekend of fishing here at 850 Charters, all kinds of snappers were chewing for us including some nice in season Red Snappers, plenty of kids getting in on the action as well, time well spent with rods bent!… Read Full Report →


Mingo Mayhem

September 28, 2019

This afternoon we were lucky enough to get in the middle of one of the most savage Mingo Snapper bites I have ever seen. A couple Spanish mackerel also managed to find their way into the ice box as… Read Full Report →


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