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 Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,640
    price breakdown
    $2,640
    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 Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,200
    price breakdown
    $2,200
    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 Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,760
    price breakdown
    $1,760
    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 Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,320
    price breakdown
    $1,320
    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 Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,320
    price breakdown
    $1,320
    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 Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,100
    price breakdown
    $1,100
    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 Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,100
    price breakdown
    $1,100
    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 Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - May 30
    $840
    price breakdown
    $840
    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 Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - May 30
    $840
    price breakdown
    $840
    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 Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Sep 30
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    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 Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Sep 30
    $790
    price breakdown
    $790
    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.
There are 5 people looking at this charter.

About the Charter Operator

Charter Boat " TradeWinds "
Destin, Florida, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
113 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)

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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
Disabled Accessible

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 3% fee.

Destin Fishing Calendar

Loading Fish Calendar!
Please Wait...

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (60)
4.79
out of 5 stars from 113 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
6 hr trip with Captain Larry and crew
6 hr trip with Captain Larry and crew
6 hr trip with Captain Larry and crew
+57
Angler Rating
97
10
5
1
0
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
99%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
84%
Sort By:
Featured  
Showing:
5 of 113 reviews
Angelia M.
Grayson, GA
 5.00
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

Family Day Trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on July 18, 2020
We decided getting a private charter to do some deep sea fishing was an excellent idea especially due to COVID. We had a fabulous...
Angelia M. recommends Charter Boat "TradeWinds"
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
Angelia M. recommends Charter Boat "TradeWinds"
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful

Laviyette K.
Brewton, AL
 4.67
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

Lots of fun!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (PM) on June 27, 2020
This was a good choice! It was our first time deep sea fishing. I have a family of 8 with youngest being 4 we didn’t...
Laviyette K. recommends Charter Boat "TradeWinds"
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
Laviyette K. recommends Charter Boat "TradeWinds"
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful

Beth T.
United States
 5.00
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

Fishing with Brian

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (PM) on October 26, 2020
AJ was fantastic!! He treated us like gold and loved all his stories!! He is definitely a people person! Plus his knowledge...
Beth T. recommends Charter Boat "TradeWinds"
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
Beth T. recommends Charter Boat "TradeWinds"
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful

Zenia D. P.
Katy, TX
 5.00
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

The Catch of a Lifetime!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on July 6, 2020
First time on a deep sea fishing trip and had a BLAST! Ron and Jake was amazing! Very knowledgable and kept us entertained!...
Zenia D. P. recommends Charter Boat "TradeWinds"
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
Zenia D. P. recommends Charter Boat "TradeWinds"
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful

Frank F.
Duluth, GA
 5.00
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

Afternoon trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (PM) on August 6, 2020
It was the first deep sea fishing trip for 5 of my party and it couldn’t have gone better! My 11 year old daughter had a...
Frank F. recommends Charter Boat "TradeWinds"
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
Frank F. recommends Charter Boat "TradeWinds"
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful