High Cotton Charters welcomes you down to the sunny shores of Destin, FL, commonly known as “The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village.” Spend the day trying your own luck and reeling in some delicious fish! Captain TJ George has been in the charter industry since 2001 and loves working with complete beginners and seasoned pros alike. Let him show you these incredible waters and get you on some trophy fish!

The “High Cotton” is a 31’ Gulfstream offshore sportfishing vessel with plenty of room for you and your group to fish and relax in comfort. She is fully air-conditioned and boasts a private head and plenty of room to sit and rest out of the sun. She also has a large flybridge to take in the view in style.

What you target will depend on the trip you choose, with anything from Mackerel to Tuna to delicious Red Snapper on the menu. Whatever you’re after, the boat’s modern electronics will pinpoint the best spots to catch it. She also has a wide range of quality equipment and a livewell bursting with bait to make sure you catch the best of each species.

The High Cotton crew is very friendly and professional. They are happy to tailor your trip to your skills and interests and love working with beginners and children. Everything from rods and reels to bait and licenses are provided by the boat, and your fish will be cleaned and filleted after your trip. Just bring a big cooler, any food and drink for the day, and plenty of sunscreen.

The customary gratuity for the First Mate is 18~20%.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hr – Beginner Catch/Release (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 16 - May 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $1,150
    Great for first-timers that want to get their feet wet in the deep sea fishing experience. You generally have an option to either troll or bottom fish, and your captain will let you know what your best option for success is! These seasonal trips are catch-and-release.
  • Private trip
    4 Hr – Beginner Catch/Release (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 16 - May 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $1,150
    Great for first-timers that want to get their feet wet in the deep sea fishing experience. You generally have an option to either troll or bottom fish, and your captain will let you know what your best option for success is! Beginner trips are catch-and-release. Seasonal trip.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – High Season (Late PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 15 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $1,300
    Great for first-timers that want to get their feet wet in the deep sea fishing experience. You generally have an option to either troll or bottom fish, and your captain will let you know what your best option for success is! Seasonal trip.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – High Season (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 15 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $1,300
    Great for first-timers that want to get their feet wet in the deep sea fishing experience. You generally have an option to either troll or bottom fish, and your captain will let you know what your best option for success is! This trip is seasonal.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 16 - May 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $1,350
    This 5-hour charter is just a little longer than the beginner's trip and gives you a little more fishing time. Seasonal trip.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – High Season (Late PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 15 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $1,625
    This 5-hour charter is just a little longer than the beginner's trip and gives you a little more fishing time. This trip is seasonal.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – High Season (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 15 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $1,625
    This 5-hour charter is just a little longer than the beginner's trip and gives you a little more fishing time.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 16 - May 31
    US $1,750
    Spend a summer's morning fishing for a variety of awesome fish, from King and Spanish Mackerel to Snapper, Amberjack, and much more! Seasonal.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – High Season (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:35 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 15
    US $1,950
    Spend a summer's morning fishing for a variety of awesome fish, from King and Spanish Mackerel to Snapper, Amberjack, and much more! Seasonal trip.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – High Season (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 15 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $1,950
    Afternoons are a great time to fish! The crew will usually have caught the live bait on the earlier trip, so you will have more time to fish. It also starts to cool down as the fishing heats up! Seasonal trip.
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FAQs about High Cotton Charters

High Cotton Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $1,150 per group - 4 Hr – Beginner Catch/Release (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $1,150 per group - 4 Hr – Beginner Catch/Release (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $1,300 per group - 4 Hour Trip – High Season (Late PM) (4 hours)
  • US $1,300 per group - 4 Hour Trip – High Season (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $1,350 per group - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)
  • US $1,625 per group - 5 Hour Trip – High Season (Late PM) (5 hours)
  • US $1,625 per group - 5 Hour Trip – High Season (PM) (5 hours)
  • US $1,750 per group - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • US $1,950 per group - 6 Hour Trip – High Season (AM) (6 hours)
  • US $1,950 per group - 6 Hour Trip – High Season (PM) (6 hours)

When you book a trip with High Cotton Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box
  • Sonar

Trips booked with High Cotton Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

High Cotton Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

High Cotton Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with High Cotton Charters include:
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tuna (Blackfin)

Meet the Captain

T J George
Destin, Florida, United States
ID & license verified
258 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2015
I have always loved the outdoors and fishing is something that most people can agree is a blast! I started charter fishing with my uncle on school breaks when I was a teenager then in 2001 I got my first job as a full time mate and have been in the buisness ever since. I continue to fish because it is a great feeling to take people who have never fished or don't get to go enough or just don't know how to, and catch them their first fish or biggest fish or most fish they have ever caught!

About this listing

Targeted species

Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)

Boat specs

Gulfstream (Sportfishing) originally built in 1989, and restored in 2023. Powered by 2 250HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
6 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
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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
If we can pick it up we can get it on the boat

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit 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
American Express
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 258 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (273)
Fishing with T J
High Cotton is High Class fishing !
High Cotton is High Class fishing !
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
99%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Caught fish
98%
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Lori K.
Sharpsburg, PA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

4 hour trip with Captain TJ and Dylan

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – High Season (PM) on June 20, 2022
Great day of fishing!  We were first timers so Dylan spent some time teaching, baiting rods and basically making sure everyone...
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Noelle S.
Navarre, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
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High Cotton is High Class fishing !

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – High Season (PM) on June 13, 2022
Captain TJ and Dylan were just the best !  We had such an incredible trip.  Captain TJ did an excellent job navigating and...
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Jacqueline M.
Dundee, MI
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Memories with (Military) Family

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – High Season (AM) on July 26, 2021
We had the BEST time with Captain TJ and First-mate Tyler. We began the trip with a prayer, which was appreciated and awesome!...
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Ginger M.
Red Oak, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Morning Trip with TJ and Tyler

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on May 25, 2021
Captain TJ provided us with the most amazing fishing experience. Our family has been on several fishing trips, and we were...
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MIke J.
Dallas, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Had a blast aboard High Cotton

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip - PM on May 14, 2021
We took the afternoon tour and had a great time.  We started with the pre-launch prayer, which we all appreciated.  Newbie...
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