Charter Boat "TradeWinds"

210 Harbor Blvd
Destin FL, United States

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 65’ Bonner custom-built walkaround boat with plenty of space for up to 49 passengers. 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 First Mate will assist you throughout the adventure to make sure you have a pleasant experience.

The crew specializes in bottom fishing and trolling for a variety of species, including but not limited to Red Snapper, Wahoo, Almaco Jack, Dusky 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 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 2400
    up to 6 persons
    + US$ 240
    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 Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 2000
    up to 6 persons
    + US$ 200
    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 Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1600
    up to 6 persons
    + US$ 160
    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 Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1200
    up to 6 persons
    + US$ 120
    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 Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 1200
    up to 6 persons
    + US$ 120
    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 Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1000
    up to 6 persons
    + US$ 100
    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 Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 1000
    up to 6 persons
    + US$ 100
    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 (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Aug - 30 Sep
    US$ 800
    up to 6 persons
    + US$ 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 Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Aug - 30 Sep
    US$ 800
    up to 6 persons
    + US$ 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.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Dusky)

Jack (Almaco)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Shark (Blue)
Shark (Mako)

Shark (Porbeagle)
Snapper (Red)
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

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 Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
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 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

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

About the Charter Operator

Charter Boat " TradeWinds "
Destin, Florida, United States
Member since April 2015
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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.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 97%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.80
out of 5 stars from 51 reviews
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10 hr. Trip... awesome!
Fishing with Brian
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
84%
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Darrell Jones
London, OH
 5.00
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6 hour trip

VERIFIED   June 11, 2018
Had a great day with captain Larry and mates Ron and James. In Destin for a family vacation and the guys decided on a fishing...
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Larry Suarez
Dawsonville, GA
 5.00
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Have Day trip with Captain Larry

VERIFIED   May 26, 2018
Crew was first rate.  The boat captain went to great lengths to provide good fishing and plenty of fish in our coolers...
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Jeremey Wilcoxson
Wichita, KS
 5.00
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5-hour trip aboard "Tradewinds"

VERIFIED   July 17, 2018
12 person group (7 adults (2-seniors) and 5 kids (ages 13,11,10,5,3)) - afternoon 5-hour trip.  Captain got us onto a...
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Matt Mckeon
Pensacola, FL
 4.67
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What a great trip. The boat was big and comfortable. The fishing was good with the exception of the dolphins stealing our fish...
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Zack Tobar
Pensacola, FL
 5.00
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5 hour trip

VERIFIED   August 9, 2018
We went out for five hours it was awesome. We caught about 20 fish the captain kept trying to get us more so that was awesome....
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