Southern Country Charters offers completely private and safe trips out of Destin, FL. Captain Payton and his crew want to make your fishing experience as fun, safe, and memorable as possible! Whether you’re a beginner looking to learn some basics or a more experienced angler looking for a new trophy, you’ll have a day to remember.

Have your perfect day in the "Luckiest Fishing Village in the World!” Each trip consists of hours of fun and action-packed fishing on the Cape Horn fishing boat. This 22’ center console accommodates up to 5 guests. The boat is powered by a 200 HP Yamaha engine and reaches the speed of 40 knots. To ensure a comfortable day on the water, the boat also has a toilet, a multimedia system, and a cooler.

You’ll troll for all kinds of fish in season, and drop over reefs to catch all kinds of different fish species. Be prepared to take home a cooler full of good eating for you and the whole family! Some of the species you can go after are Mahi Mahi, Red Snapper, Tuna, Grouper, Cobia, and many more.

Your licenses and fishing equipment are fully covered by the captain. You only need to pack your snacks, drinks, and sun protection. The captain will also clean and fillet your catch free of charge. Keep in mind children have to be at least 10 years old to be allowed on the boat.

Join Southern Country Charters and catch the fish of a lifetime!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,200
    Target Mahi Mahi, Snapper, Grouper, Tuna, Cobia, and many other species. It all depends on which fishing spots you want to visit. The crew will clean and fillet your catch, but don't forget to tip them. All fishing equipment is included in the price. Keep in mind that children have to be 10 or older to be allowed on the boat.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 31
    $1,200
    Target Mahi Mahi, Snapper, Grouper, Tuna, Cobia, and many other species. It all depends on which fishing spots you want to visit. The crew will clean and fillet your catch, but don't forget to tip them. All fishing equipment is included in the price. Keep in mind that children have to be 10 or older to be allowed on the boat.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,200
    This trip will include 6 hours of fun and action-packed fishing. Target all kinds of seasonal fish and learn some new fishing techniques. You get to keep the catch and the captain will clean and fillet it for you. Don't forget to tip the crew. Keep in mind that children have to be 10 or older to be allowed on the boat.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    Start your day with some fishing action and have a day of your life. You can target all kinds of species, depending on what's in season and how far off the coast you go. The captain will prepare your fishing equipment and licenses, don't forget to tip. Keep in mind that children have to be 10 or older to be allowed on the boat.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 31
    $1,000
    Start your day with some fishing action and have a day of your life. You can target all kinds of species, depending on what's in season and how far off the coast you go. The captain will prepare your fishing equipment and licenses, don't forget to tip. Keep in mind that children have to be 10 or older to be allowed on the boat.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,000
    Spend this afternoon targeting various local species, such as Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Snapper, Redfish, Trout, and many more. The captain will prepare your fishing equipment and cover your licenses. Keep in mind that children have to be 10 or older to be allowed on the boat.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    Target many local species. The captain will prepare your fishing equipment and clean your catch. You just need to pack some snacks and drinks for the day. Keep in mind that children have to be 10 or older to be allowed on the boat.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 31
    $800
    Target Trout, Redfish, Cobia, Kingfish, and many other local species. The captain will prepare your fishing equipment and clean your catch. You just need to pack some snacks and drinks for the day. Keep in mind that children have to be 10 or older to be allowed on the boat.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $800
    A short afternoon trip is perfect for those who don't want to stay on the water for too long or simply want to try fishing for the first time. Bring your loved ones and catch your dinner. Keep in mind that children have to be 10 or older to be allowed on the boat.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Mar 1
    $450
    Two hour fun fishing trip! Catch and release only on this fun filled, two hour trip! Keep in mind that children have to be 10 or older to be allowed on the boat.
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About the Captain

Payton Anderson
Destin, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
76 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since September 2020
I’ve been fishing for most of my life. I have a passion for the water, and I love my job. Anglers of all skill levels are welcome to join me, there's a space on the boat for everyone.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Broomtail) Grouper (Broomtail)

Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
Jack (Almaco) Jack (Almaco)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)

Boat Specs

Cape Horn (Center console) originally built in 1993, and restored in 2021. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
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

Payment

Book with 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
93%
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Christopher S.
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Great Experience

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on July 8, 2021
We spent a half day with Captain Payton and his mate Herbie.  Both were extremely pleasant and easy to deal with.  The boat...
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Allen R.
Oconomowoc, WI
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5 hour afternoon trip with Captain Payton

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (PM) on April 13, 2021
We booked this trip through fishing booker.  We were not disappointed! Captain Payton was awesome!  We hit a bunch of red...
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Allen, TX
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A GREAT Experience!!!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on July 10, 2021
We would 100% recommend Southern Country Charters and Captain Payton.  Our trip on July 10th with him was excellent!  He...
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Chris A.
Iraan, TX
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Patience of Job

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on June 9, 2021
No matter how many times my kids, wife, or I needed more bait, Cpt Payton eagerly helped us rebait with a smile. He was phenomenal...
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Robert T.
DeFuniak Springs, FL
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Afternoon trip with capt anderson

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (PM) on June 16, 2021
most enjoyable trip with capt anderson. Capt will put you on fish, but remember it’s your job to catch them. If you want...
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FAQs about Southern Country Charters

Southern Country Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 2 Hour Trip (2 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,000 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $1,000 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $1,000 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $1,200 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Southern Country Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Southern Country Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Southern Country Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

Southern Country Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Southern Country Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Broomtail)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Jack (Almaco)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)