Explore the waters of Destin, one of the nation’s most productive fisheries, with Vengeance Charters and land your next trophy! Captain Matthew Pearson has spent years chasing Marlin, and he uses that expertise to show people just how exciting fishing can be.

Not only does he have experience, but your guide also has an excellent boat that will be your ride and fishing platform. Climb aboard his 48’ G&S sport fisher equipped with twin 450 HP Fiat engines that make it stable and swift on the waves. She’s a smooth fishing machine with plenty of room to accommodate up to 6 people.

On board, you’ll find everything you need for a bountiful fishing trip – outriggers to extend your reach, a flybridge to spot fish from afar, and all the fishing equipment you’ll need. Because there’s a private toilet and plenty of seating, you’ll travel in full comfort.

Capt. Matthew offers a variety of angling expeditions, and you make your choice depending on your targeted species. On nearshore trips, you’ll focus on fishing for different Grouper and Snapper. On the offshore trips, anything from Marlin and Sailfish to Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, and Wahoo is in the cards.

While Capt. Matthew is taking you to the secret fish hideouts, the friendly first mate will assist you with everything. He will even clean the catch for you after the trip. For his efforts, tips are much appreciated.

Come with your whole family or gather a group of close angling buddies and find out how Destin came to be called “the luckiest fishing village.” Vengeance Charters and Capt. Matthew are ready to put you on the bite of your life!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Trolling & Shark (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $1,000
    This is an afternoon of trolling and shark fishing, great fun for everyone. Come enjoy the thrill and the fight of the Shark!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip –Shark (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 PM
    $1,000
    This is an evening Shark fishing trip. Come enjoy the thrill and fight of Shark!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (Afternoon)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $1,000
    Spend your afternoon on the Destin waters and go after a slew of Snappers, Groupers, Jacks, and many more. Come 15 minutes early, so that you can get to know the crew and come aboard. Your captain will take care of the fishing licenses, rods, reels, tackle, and live bait. You only need to bring snacks, drinks, and sunscreen.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (Morning)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,000
    Wake up with the sun and go for a short but sweet 4-hour trip in Destin's nearshore waters. Fish for Gag, Snowy, Scamp, and Red Grouper, Red Snapper, King Mackerel, and many more. It's recommended to show up 15 minutes before the trip and pack drinks and snacks.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,250
    A 5 hour trip will give you enough time to hit the Destin's nearshore waters and target several different species. You'll fish for different species of Grouper (Gag, Snowy, Scamp, Red), Snapper (including Red Snapper when in season), King Mackerel, and more. It's recommended to show up 15 minutes before the trip and pack drinks and snacks.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $1,250
    Add an hour to your trip and increase your chances of reeling in some keepers. You'll fish the Destin waters for Snappers, Groupers, Jacks, and many others. Come 15 minutes early, so that you can get to know the crew and come aboard. Your captain will take care of the fishing licenses, rods, reels, tackle, and live bait. You only need to bring snacks, drinks, and sunscreen. The departure is also possible at 2:30 p.m.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – High Season (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $1,500
    Head out early in the morning and go chasing a variety of nearshore species calling the Gulf of Mexico their home. Snappers, Groupers, and Jacks are all in the cards, and if you decide to go further out, you can expect Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and King Mackerel.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – High Season (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $1,500
    Sleep in or spend your morning on the beach before heading out on an afternoon trip in the Gulf of Mexico. These productive waters are home to Grouper, Jack, and Snapper.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $1,500
    Spend 6 hours chasing nearshore favorites on the productive waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Jack, Snapper, and Grouper are all in the cards.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – High Season
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $2,400
    An 8-hour trip starting at 5:30 a.m.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – High Season PM
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $2,400
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – High Season
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $3,000
    If you've set your sight on catching a trophy, this 10-hour expedition is a good way to make it happen! Capt. Matthew will take you to the deep offshore water, where you can chase prized Marlin and Sailfish. Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and more are also in the cards. Remember to bring a cooler with drinks and food.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – High Season
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $3,600
    On this trip, you can do a bit of everything. Prowl the nearshore waters for Snappers and Groupers, and then head out toward the horizon to find majestic Sailfish, Marlin, Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, and Wahoo. Everything you'll need for the trip is sunscreen, plenty of food, and drinks, of course.
  • Private trip
    18 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    18 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $5,400
    An 18-hour trip starting at 6:00 a.m.
  • Private trip
    24 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    24 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $7,200
    A 24-hour trip starting at 6:00 a.m.
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About the Captain

Matthew Pearson
Destin, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
72 Customer reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since April 2019
Fishing is in Captain Matthew Pearson's veins, and ever since he could hold a rod, he fished Choctawhatchee Bay. He got his first boat when he was only 11 years old, and he spent every free moment on the water. Capt. Matthew started working as a mate when he was only 14, and by the time he was 20, he already earned his 100 Ton Masters Captain’s License. But the moment he caught his first Blue Marlin was when everything changed. From that point, he dedicated his life to chasing Billfish all around the world and has been incredibly successful in various fishing tournaments. Today, Capt. Matthew loves sharing his ample experience with his clients in Destin and putting them on great fish.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper

Boat specs

G & S (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1984, and restored in 2022. Powered by 2 600HP Fiat engines.

Length
48 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
three of them
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
sometimes fish for it first
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
comes with a tip
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 72 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (83)
Fishing with Matthew
Fishing with Matthew
Great in all ways!
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Angler Rating
66
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
95%
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Nathan R.
Clarksville, OH
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

BEST FISHING TRIP IVE EVER HAD!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – High Season (AM) on August 13, 2022
We will definitely book with these guys again. On the weekends Matt has his kids Adrian and Cameran work it with him and they...
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Daniel H.
Georgetown, AR
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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6 hour trip on The Vengence w/ Captain Matthew

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – High Season (AM) on August 18, 2022
Matt and crewman were very personable and made the trip not only an adventure but included us in the fishing plan decisions...
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Jed T.
Gulf Breeze, FL
Excellent
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Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Matthew

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip – High Season (AM) on September 20, 2022
Great day lots of fun with my family. Will definitely go again
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Terry D.
Winter Garden, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great in all ways!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on August 15, 2022
The best charter we have been on in Florida. We asked to to Res Snapper fishing and the captain got us on the targeted fish....
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Mike D.
Atoka, TN
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
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Great crew and captain!

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – High Season on August 5, 2022
If you get a chance to go fishing with Matt as captain and his two sons as the crew you’re in for a treat.  Matt got us...
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FAQs about Vengeance Charters

Vengeance Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,000 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Trolling & Shark (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - 4 Hour Trip –Shark (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - 4 Hour Trip (Afternoon) (4 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - 4 Hour Trip (Morning) (4 hours)
  • $1,250 per group - 5 Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $1,250 per group - 5 Hour Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - 6 Hour Trip – High Season (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - 6 Hour Trip – High Season (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $2,400 per group - 8 Hour Trip – High Season (8 hours)
  • $2,400 per group - 8 Hour Trip – High Season PM (8 hours)
  • $3,000 per group - 10 Hour Trip – High Season (10 hours)
  • $3,600 per group - 12 Hour Trip – High Season (12 hours)
  • $5,400 per group - 18 Hour Trip (18 hours)
  • $7,200 per group - 24 Hour Trip (24 hours)

When you book a trip with Vengeance Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS three of them
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System XM radio satellite TV DVD player Xbox 360
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Vengeance Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (sometimes fish for it first)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (comes with a tip)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Vengeance Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Vengeance Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Vengeance Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Grouper (Scamp)
  • Grouper (Snowy)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Wahoo