Charter Boat "TradeWinds"

Charter Boat “TradeWinds” is a famous boat that takes anglers of all ages and skill levels to the beautiful waters in and around Destin, Florida. Exploring the ‘World’s Luckiest Fishing Village” aboard the TradeWinds is an experience you won’t soon forget.

The TradeWinds is a massive 65’ Bonner custom-built walkaround boat, with plenty of space for up to 49 passengers. Even better, all guests can fish at the same time – so get ready to indulge in some friendly competition! She was fully up hauled in 2015 and comes powered by twin 375 HP John Deer engines. The TradeWinds is outfitted with Furuno navigational and fish finding electronics to save your time while searching for fish. She is wheelchair-friendly and is equipped with all the necessary safety facilities, including two 30-man liferafts.

Apart from professional accessories, the TradeWinds is a comfortable fishing vessel. She features an air-conditioned cabin, sleeping accommodations, and two bathrooms, which are much-needed things when you spend your day on the water.

The TradeWinds is run and operated by Captain Larry Meyer, a talented and professional fisherman with thousands of hours of experience. Capt. Larry will put his knowledge and talent to work for you and will take you to the hottest spots. His two deckhands will assist you and work hard to make sure you have a pleasant experience. A customary 20% tip for their effort is appreciated.

The crew specializes in bottom fishing and trolling for a variety of species, including but not limited to Red Snapper, Wahoo, Almaco Jack, Red Grouper, King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Amberjack, and even Porbeagle, Mako, and Blue Sharks.

Whether you are looking for a fun day with your family and friends or a corporate outing, a wedding, a birthday party, a bachelor party, or any other event, the TradeWinds is ready for it.

All trips come with rods, reels, tackle, bait, and license. When you return to shore, your catch will be cleaned at no additional cost.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,520
    up to 6 persons
    + $252
    each additional person
    This trip will see you trolling and bottom fishing for Grouper, Snapper, Mahi Mahi, and who knows what else. Relax in between bites with your friends, family, or colleagues.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,100
    up to 6 persons
    + $210
    each additional person
    If you want to get the waters of Destin all to yourself, this 10-hour trip is exactly what you are looking for. Enjoy a fun and productive day with your family and friends. Troll or bottom fish for whatever patrols the waters, including Red Snapper, Cobia, Wahoo, and many more.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,680
    up to 6 persons
    + $168
    each additional person
    This eight-hour trip is ideal for those anglers who want to have just a few more hours on the water. You will be able to test yourself in bottom fishing and trolling for Red Snapper, Grouper, Cobia, Mahi Mahi, and many other species depending on the season.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,260
    up to 6 persons
    + $126
    each additional person
    This trip is a combination of trolling and bottom fishing. Your targeted species will include King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Grouper, and many more.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,260
    up to 6 persons
    + $126
    each additional person
    On this trip, you will be trolling and bottom fishing for Grouper, King Mackerel, and many more. The departure time may vary.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,050
    up to 6 persons
    + $105
    each additional person
    Don't let the length of the trip fool you. You will have enough time to troll for a variety of species, including Kingfish, and many more.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,050
    up to 6 persons
    + $105
    each additional person
    Don't let the length of the trip fool you. You will have enough time to troll for a variety of species, including,Kingfish, and many more.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Spring Break (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 30 May
    $840
    up to 6 persons
    + $84
    each additional person
    Don't let the length of the trip fool you. You will have enough time to troll for a variety of species, including Kingfish, and many more. Please note that this trip is a seasonal spring break special!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Spring Break (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 30 May
    $840
    up to 6 persons
    + $84
    each additional person
    Don't let the length of the trip fool you. You will have enough time to troll for a variety of species, including Kingfish, and many more. Please note that this trip is a seasonal spring break special!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Sep - 30 Sep
    $800
    up to 6 persons
    + $80
    each additional person
    Don't let the length of the trip fool you. You will have enough time to troll for a variety of species, including Kingfish, and many more.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Sep - 30 Sep
    $790
    up to 6 persons
    + $79
    each additional person
    Don't let the length of the trip fool you. You will have enough time to troll for a variety of species, including Kingfish, and many more.
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About the Charter Operator

Charter Boat " TradeWinds "
Destin, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
2 Reports
ID & License verified
80 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2015
Captain Larry Meyer is a U.S. Military Veteran with many decades of fishing experience to his credit. As well as mastering the local waters and perfecting the cast, Larry has successfully taken part in many fishing tournaments. His fishing charters aboard the TradeWinds specialize in bottom fishing and trolling.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
Jack (Almaco) Jack (Almaco)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Shark (Blue) Shark (Blue)
Shark (Mako) Shark (Mako)
Shark (Porbeagle) Shark (Porbeagle)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Bonner Custom (Walkaround) originally built in 1991, and restored in 2015. Powered by 2 375HP John Deer engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 17 knots.

Length
65 ft
Capacity
49 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
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
Disabled Accessible

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

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (42)
4.82
out of 5 stars from 80 reviews
Boat
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Experience
Half day trip with Capt Larry
Half day trip with Capt Larry
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
84%
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Warren P. J.
Conehatta, MS
 5.00
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12 hour trip with Captain Larry

VERIFIED   June 15, 2019
Just make sure the captain and crew know what your goal is..i.e. You are out to catch all the fish you can or you are out for...
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Dwgne H.
Miramar Beach, FL
 4.67
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Half day

VERIFIED   August 6, 2019
Captain Larry allowed me up into the cabin where he was navigating our trip explained everything in detail. I thought that...
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Tracy H.
Birmingham, Alabama
 5.00
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6hr fishing trip

VERIFIED   July 5, 2019
We had an amazing fishing trip with Captain Larry and his crew! Joe and Ron helped us with the bait and equipment and were...
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Jay B.
New Orleans, LA
 5.00
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5 hr trip.

VERIFIED   July 31, 2019
Had the best time ever. Weather was perfect. Captain Meyer put us on fish quick once he stopped the boat.  His deck mates...
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Bruce D.
Winder, Georgia
 5.00
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5 hour trip 7 am to noon

VERIFIED   July 16, 2019
The crew was very friendly and helpful. They took time to explain what we were going to be doing, how we were to fish for our...
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