Lock N Load Charters

210 Harbor Blvd
Destin FL, United States

Lock N Load Charters is a family-oriented company that specializes in fishing the waters of the Emerald Coast. If you are planning your next family outing or just want to fish with your friends, Destin is the place to be and the place to fish.

The company is operated by the 2011 Destin Fishing Rodeo Captain of The Year. Capt. Steve has been mastering the waters for almost two decades and knows the area like the back of his hand.

A day out with Lock N Load will be full of entertaining fish stories, beautiful scenery, and family memories that will last a lifetime. Capt. Steve caters to everyone, be it a complete beginner, a younger angler, or a highly experienced fisherman.

Explore the white sandy beaches. Head up to 9 miles out and check the bite nearshore. Take as many species as possible off your personal angling bucket list. Test yourself in trolling and bottom fishing for the likes of Snapper, Sailfish, Marlin, Grouper, Amberjack, Wahoo, King Mackerel, Sheepshead, and even Sharks!

Capt. Steve will provide you with only the finest tackle available by the leading brands such as Penn International. He will greet you with a warm welcome aboard the ‘Lock N Load’, a 28’ Mako. She comes powered by a new 350 HP Yamaha engine and can comfortably take up to six anglers. Fish in comfort and style, using the latest and most advanced fish finding electronics, as well as professional tools and accessories.

The Lock N Load is equipped with dry storage, comfortable seating, and a restroom. She also features a flybridge, which will only make your fishing adventure more exciting.

All trips come with gear, tackle, licenses, and lures. Your catch will be cleaned and ready to go straight into the frying pan.

Lock N Load Charters is a family-oriented company that specializes in fishing the waters of the Emerald Coast. If you are planning your next family outing or just want to fish with your friends, Destin is the place to be and the place to fish.


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Trip Date:
  • Full Day Trip
    8 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1400 private charter
  • 3/4 Day Trip
    6 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1050 private charter
  • Half Day Trip (AM)
    4 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 700 private charter
  • Half Day Trip (PM)
    4 hour trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US$ 700 private charter
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About this listing

Boat Specs

Mako (Cuddy cabin) originally built in 1989, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 350HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

28 ft
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
State Waters
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Targeted Species
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Shark (Blacktip)

Shark (Hammerhead)
Shark (Mako)

Snapper (Red)

Snapper (Vermilion)
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Caught on the trip
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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, Checks, American Express.

About the Charter Operator

Steve Brown's Lock N Load Charters
Destin, Florida, United States
Member since April 2015
Captain Steve Brown is a Tennessee native. Growing up, Steve spent most of his time hunting and fishing the banks of the Tennessee River. When Steve graduated with a degree in theology, he went to professionally guide hunting trips in central Montana. But the waters of the ‘World’s Luckiest Fishing Village’ have always been his dream. Steve moved to Destin in 2001 and began learning from other captains and anglers along the Emerald Coast. Eventually, he won ‘Captain of the Year’ in 2011 and the world famous ‘Destin Fishing Rodeo.’
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.91 out of 5 stars from 47 reviews

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Nice captain, but waves were too rough to go out that day.  Did not realize that bait was not included in price.  We spent most of the fishing time catching bait.  Never caught a fish before we asked to come in.

Fished October 14, 2017
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This was our very first fishing experience and Captain Steve was all that we had hoped for and more. From catching the live bait to catching the bigger fish, Captain Steve made us feel like professionals with his expertise and knowledge. We had a great time and will definitely book with him again.

Fished August 6, 2017
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This was a great day fishing with Captain Steve Brown. It rained in fact stormed but nevertheless we had a great adventure. He was courteous professional and knew a lot of great spots. We caught fish at the very first spot and the trip was even better than I’d hoped. This is a smaller boat than we have experienced before and perfect just for my son and I. Captain Steve is a great guy easy to talk to and all around Great Captain. I would rate him very highly as a boat captain and fishing guide. We definitely will call him again.

Fished August 4, 2017
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