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 40’ Infinity sportfisher with acres 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.

(CUSTOMARY GRATUITY FOR THE MATE IS 18~20%).



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $2,700
    You'll be going all the way on this trip, burning some fuel and traveling out to where your next trophy lives! Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Amberjack, deep-water Snappers – you really need to make room in the freezer before one of these charters!
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $2,250
    This longer trip is great for experienced anglers who want to take on bigger fish like Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and Amberjack. You will be fishing the best waters around and heading home with a ton of tasty fish!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $1,800
    This trip is where you start getting serious looking for some bigger fish! Head offshore in search of big Kingfish, Amberjack, Cobia, and even Mahi Mahi!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $1,800
    The same great eight hours of fishing, just beating the heat of the day! Take on Amberjack, King Mackerel, Cobia, and more offshore.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - High Season (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:45 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 15
    $1,350
    Spend a summer's morning fishing for a variety of awesome fish, from King and Spanish Mackerel to Snapper, Amberjack, and much more!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - High Season (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 15
    $1,350
    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!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - High Season LatePM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 15
    $1,350
    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!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - AM
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 16 - May 31
    $1,300
    Spend a summer's morning fishing for a variety of awesome fish, from King and Spanish Mackerel to Snapper, Amberjack, and much more!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - LatePM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 16 - May 31
    $1,300
    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!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - PM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 16 - May 31
    $1,300
    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!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - High Season
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 15
    $1,125
    This five-hour charter is just a little longer than the beginners trip and gives you a little more fishing time.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - High Season LatePM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 15
    $1,125
    This five-hour charter is just a little longer than the beginners trip and gives you a little more fishing time.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 16 - May 31
    $1,050
    This five-hour charter is just a little longer than the beginners trip and gives you a little more fishing time.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip LatePM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 16 - May 31
    $1,050
    This five-hour charter is just a little longer than the beginners trip and gives you a little more fishing time.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - High Season
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 15
    $900
    Great for first timers that just 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!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - High Season LatePM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 15
    $900
    Great for first timers that just 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!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Beginners Fish LatePM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 16 - May 31
    $850
    Great for first timers that just 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!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Beginners Fishing
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 16 - May 31
    $850
    Great for first timers that just 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!
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About the Captain

T J George
Destin, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
220 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

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)

Boat Specs

Infinity (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1970, and restored in 2010. Powered by 2 320HP Caterpillar engines.

Length
40 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
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
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
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
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
97%
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Miramar Beach, FL
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VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip on August 11, 2020
Captain TJ was the best! The boat was in great shape and was perfect for a long trip. It was my sons 15th birthday and he said...
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Epic 10 Hour Trip With Captain TJ

VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip on July 17, 2020
Went out with 5 friends aboard the High Cotton in search of blue waters, giant fish, and wonderful memories. Captain TJ and...
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Navarre, FL
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Half Day with Captain T.J. and First Mate Tyler

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip - High Season (AM) on July 13, 2020
What a Blast!  Captain T.J. started us off with a prayer which speaks volumes of him and his business.  We booked the Half...
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip - LatePM on March 29, 2021
Had a great experience with Captain TJ and Deck Hand Tyler. The boat was moored in a great loaction near restaurants and easy...
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Canyon Lake, TX
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Half Day Trip for Snapper Triggers and King

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip - AM on May 6, 2021
Capt TJ and Tyler are excellent stewards of their trade. I highly recommend them to anyone, novice to expert.  If you are...
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FAQs about High Cotton Charters

High Cotton Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $850 per group - 4 Hour Trip - Beginners Fishing (4 hours)
  • $850 per group - 4 Hour Trip - Beginners Fish LatePM (4 hours)
  • $900 per group - 4 Hour Trip - High Season LatePM (4 hours)
  • $900 per group - 4 Hour Trip - High Season (4 hours)
  • $1,050 per group - 5 Hour Trip LatePM (5 hours)
  • $1,050 per group - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)
  • $1,125 per group - 5 Hour Trip - High Season (5 hours)
  • $1,125 per group - 5 Hour Trip - High Season LatePM (5 hours)
  • $1,300 per group - 6 Hour Trip - PM (6 hours)
  • $1,300 per group - 6 Hour Trip - LatePM (6 hours)
  • $1,300 per group - 6 Hour Trip - AM (6 hours)
  • $1,350 per group - 6 Hour Trip - High Season LatePM (6 hours)
  • $1,350 per group - 6 Hour Trip - High Season (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,350 per group - 6 Hour Trip - High Season (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,800 per group - 8 Hour Trip (PM) (8 hours)
  • $1,800 per group - 8 Hour Trip (AM) (8 hours)
  • $2,250 per group - 10 Hour Trip (10 hours)
  • $2,700 per group - 12 Hour Trip (12 hours)

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

Trips booked with High Cotton Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (Customary tip is 18~20% of trip cost)
  • 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:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tuna (Blackfin)