Saltwater Charters – Matanza

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Come catch enough fish to feed the family for months with Saltwater Charters! Join experienced Captain Jacob and the crew on a fun-filled day, where you’ll target beautiful fish in the prolific Destin waters.

You will be fishing out of a 27’ catamaran named “Matanza,” with twin 260 HP Honda engines and plenty of room to accommodate up to 6 people. Glacier Bay’s boats are known as the “Cadillac of the water,” and this vessel offers a very stable, smooth ride to the best bite. On board, you’ll have a private toilet, which is very convenient on longer trips.

Capt. Jacob will provide quality Penn and Shimano fishing equipment. There’s a live bait tank on the boat, as well as outriggers to cover more water when trolling.

You’ll have an experienced first mate on board, and he’ll sort out anything you need. For his great work, 15–20% tips are highly appreciated.

On your trip, you can choose between bottom fishing or trolling, and if you book a longer expedition, you can combine the two techniques. When bottom fishing, you can expect anything from Amberjack and Cobia to Red Snapper, Goliath Grouper, and Triggerfish at the end of your line.

If trolling is more your game, then King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, and Yellowfin Tuna are there for the taking on longer trips. The crew will clean and fillet whatever you decide to keep free of charge.

Your kids will have a great time catching their first fish with this friendly crew, just make sure they’re age 5 and older. The captain will have life jackets at the ready.

Safety, family fun, and catching big fish is the ultimate mission of Saltwater Charters and there’s nothing like firsthand experience to prove it!



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  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    10 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,700
    up to 6 persons
    Supersized fishing expedition? Yes, please! Prowl the bountiful Destin waters in search of Snapper, Grouper, Cobia, and Amberjack around reefs and wrecks. If trolling is more your game, then you'll be going after the likes of Tuna, Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, and who knows what else could find its way to your hook. Don't forget to stock up on lunch and drinks before you head out.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,360
    up to 6 persons
    Who doesn't want to spend one whole day on the water, chasing prized game fish? This is a full day trip where you can enjoy the mix of trolling and bottom fishing and land a mixed bag of catch. You will be going up to 9 miles offshore to get to Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, King Mackerel, as well as Goliath Grouper, Triggerfish, Amberjack, and more. Make sure to bring drinks, snacks, and food to keep your energy up.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,020
    up to 6 persons
    If half a day on the water isn't enough, but you don't quite have the time for the full day, this expedition is in the golden middle. Take your pick between trolling and bottom fishing and target a variety of species including Cobia, Bonefish, Barracuda, King Mackerel, and that's just to name a few.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $1,020
    up to 6 persons
    Hit the water later in the day and head out to test that afternoon bite. It's up to you to choose between bottom fishing and trolling, and depending on your preferences, these a wide range of fish species you can hook. Think Tarpon, Jack Crevalle, King Mackerel, Cobia, Barracuda, as well as Red Snapper, Goliath Grouper, and the list goes on.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    5 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $850
    up to 6 persons
    This combination of bottom fishing and trolling is a great trip for anglers of all levels. Whether you prefer trolling or bottom fishing, you're going to have a great time chasing anything from Jack Crevalle and Amberjack to Kingfish. All you need before you come aboard are snacks and drinks and don't forget sunscreen.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $750
    up to 6 persons
    This is a short but sweet fishing excursion that will put you on the trail of all the favorites. You'll get to bottom fish for a variety of species, including Red Snapper, Amberjack, Cobia, and Barracuda. If you'd like to do some trolling, then King Mackerel, Jack Crevalle, and many more are in the cards. Bring some snacks, drinks, and sunscreen, and you're ready to go.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Barracuda (Great)
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Goliath)
Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Snapper (Red)

Triggerfish (Gray)
Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Glacier Bay (Catamaran) originally built in 2005. Powered by 2 260HP Honda engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
27 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
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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 3% fee.

About the Charter Operator

Saltwater Charters
Destin, Florida, United States
Member since May 2019
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Saltwater Charters has existed since 2012, and from the beginning, they've been dedicated to organizing memorable and productive fishing trips. Captain Jacob and his crew pride themselves on putting their customers first – helping you have fun while staying safe is their biggest priority. Capt. Jacob is a local who has extensive experience fishing in the Gulf and will make sure customers have a great time fishing with him.
Response time: 6 hours
Response rate: 80%

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NEW  July 17, 2019
Captain Heath and 1st mate Kyle took care of us on the Matanza! We slaughtered it. Easy to book, Chris made it super easy,...
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