Charter Boat Starfire

Running angling trips out of Destin, Charter Boat Starfire invites you to check out the local fishery in style.

Capt. Bill aims to tailor every trip to your specific needs, so let him know what you’re after! Depending on the trip and species, you’ll be using techniques like bottom fishing and trolling. You’re looking at 3 to 8-hour trips, where you’ll usually go after the likes of Snapper, King Mackerel, Amberjack, Cobia, Grouper, and Wahoo, depending on the weather and time of year.

Your fishing adventure starts on a 38’ Silverton boat that can safely take up to 6 anglers. This boat features a toilet, AC, and an ice box. All the necessary fishing gear is included in the price of your trip. All that’s up to you is to use it as best you can.

No need to worry about fishing licenses, as they will be provided and handled by the charter. You can keep anything you catch, as long as it’s legal to do so.

There will be a first mate on board to help you with anything you need. Tips for good service are always appreciated. This is a children-friendly charter, so you’re welcome to bring your kids on for a fun fishing adventure.

Book your trip now and hit the water with Charter Boat Starfire.



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  • Private trip
    Kid's Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $650
    We are happy to offer specialized kids fishing trips. This is a 2–3 hour catch and release trip designed to introduce children to saltwater fishing during a great boating experience. We strive to fit the needs of your family so these trips are customizable. Our crew will take the time to teach your children about the different types of fish and gear they may use.
  • Private trip
    Kid's Trip pm
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $650
    We are happy to offer specialized kids fishing trips. This is a 2–3 hour catch and release trip designed to introduce children to saltwater fishing during a great boating experience. We strive to fit the needs of your family so these trips are customizable. Our crew will take the time to teach your children about the different types of fish and gear they may use.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $900
    If this is your first time on the Gulf of Mexico this might be your trip! We usually don’t travel too far from shore, maybe 2-3 miles, trolling along the way for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, and Bonito...or whatever else you snag!  There's always the option to bottom fish where you can hook amberjack, grouper, vermilion snapper, and many others! It's a great time but depending on time of year, you may be limited on what you can keep due to size or season.
  • Private trip
    4 hour trip PM
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $900
    If this is your first time on the Gulf of Mexico, this might be your trip! We usually don’t travel too far from shore, maybe 2-3 miles, trolling along the way for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, and Bonito... or whatever else you snag! There's always the option to bottom fish where you can hook amberjack, grouper, vermilion snapper, and many others! It's a great time, but depending on the time of year, you may be limited on what you can keep due to size or season.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $1,350
    This is one of Captain Bill's favorite trips, a half day on the water. Just enough time to get into deeper waters and increase your chances of loading the boat with fish! We run up to 5 miles offshore and look for bigger fish. Back to the dock just in time for lunch, you'll leave with great memories and your catch of the day bagged and ready for the fabulous Gulf-to-table meal. That's the freshest seafood you can get!!
  • Private trip
    6 hour trip PM
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $1,350
    This is one of Captain Bill's favorite trips, a half day on the water. Just enough time to get into deeper waters and increase your chances of loading the boat with fish! We run up to 5 miles offshore and look for bigger fish. Back to the dock just in time for dinner, you'll leave with great memories and your catch of the day bagged and ready for the fabulous Gulf-to-table meal. That's the freshest seafood you can get!!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $1,800
    The day trip!! Spend 8 hours inshore with a variety of activities from trolling, bottom fishing, and rock or structure fishing. Since we are required to stay within state waters, this trip will never be farther than 9 miles from the shoreline. We aim to catch snapper, trigger fish, amberjack, grouper, mackerel, mahi mahi, and maybe the occasional shark. Although recommended for the experienced angler, if this is your first time, we can teach you what you need to make it a memorable experience.
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FAQs about Charter Boat Starfire

Charter Boat Starfire offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $650 per group - Kid's Trip (3 hours)
  • US $650 per group - Kid's Trip pm (3 hours)
  • US $900 per group - 4 Hour Trip (4 hours)
  • US $900 per group - 4 hour trip PM (4 hours)
  • US $1,350 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • US $1,350 per group - 6 hour trip PM (6 hours)
  • US $1,800 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Charter Boat Starfire, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Enclosed climate controlled
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Charter Boat Starfire include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (No additional charge for cleaning catch.)
  • First Mate (15 to 20 percent for the first Mate is customary )
  • Fishing License (All licenses are included. )

Charter Boat Starfire offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 9 miles)
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Charter Boat Starfire offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Charter Boat Starfire include:
  • Amberjack
  • Bonito
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Captain

Bill West
Destin, Florida, United States
ID & license verified
107 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since September 2022
Angler's Choice
The Angler's Choice Award is given to listings that consistently deliver a high-quality service and earn great reviews from customers.
Retired firefighter, husband, father and grandfather. Enjoy meeting new people having a good time fishing in the gulf of Mexico.
Our Team
John S.
First mate

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bonito Bonito
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper

Boat specs

Silverton (Sportfishing) originally built in 1986. Powered by 2 100HP Detroit engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 12 knots.

Length
38 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Up to 9 miles
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Enclosed climate controlled
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
No additional charge for cleaning catch.
First Mate
15 to 20 percent for the first Mate is customary
Fishing License
All licenses are included.

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
No age restrictions, however being able to move around the boat on there own is suggested.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 107 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (96)
Great kids trip!
Captain Bill and crew!
Captain Bill and crew!
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Angler rating
100
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Caught fish
86%
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Jason S.
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Fishing trip in August

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on August 2, 2023
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Kyle F.
Excellent
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Fishing with Bill

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on July 30, 2023
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Chris S.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Bill

VERIFIED   4 hour trip PM on July 17, 2023
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Cassie W.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Fishing with Bill

VERIFIED   6 hour trip PM on June 17, 2023
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Jonathan T.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Fishing trip in June

VERIFIED   4 hour trip PM on June 9, 2023
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