Charter Boat Malia Ann

Known as “the fishing capital of America,” Destin is the place to be for outstanding fishing adventures! Charter Boat Malia Ann exploits these waters to the max, meaning you’re in for a real treat. Your Captain welcomes you aboard to discover Destin’s famous fishery for yourself.

The Malia Ann is a 26’ Mako center console boat that has recently been restored to offer the ultimate fishing experience. Her twin 150 HP Yamaha engines provide a fast and reliable ride to the fish. It can carry up to 6 anglers, and the spacious deck area will provide a comfortable base for your whole group. It truly is a great vessel to explore the open seas.

You’ll troll and bottom fish for a variety of delicious table fish and excellent game species in the Gulf of Mexico. On shorter trips, you’ll go after King Mackerel, Snapper, and Grouper, while on offshore trips you can target anything from Mahi Mahi and Cobia to Amberjack and Tuna. If you’d rather fish the inshore areas, we will be happy to guide you along the beautiful coastline.

You’ll catch live bait on the way to the fishing spots, or you can buy it before coming aboard. With rods, reels, and tackle provided, along with a choice of artificial lures, there’s nothing left to do but get booking! At the end of every trip, customers even get to take their catch home with them, cleaned and prepared by the captain – what a treat!

So come and have a great day fishing and make some lifelong memories with Charter Boat Malia Ann!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Trolling/Kids
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - May 26
    $640
    A 3-hour trolling trip that's great for kids.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Jun 5
    $825
    Enjoy a 4-hour running from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,350
    Enjoy a morning on the water fishing for 6 hours.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,350
    A 6-hour trip starting at 1:00 p.m.
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About the Captain

Phillip Houston
Destin, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
6 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
131 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2016
Fishing is our passion and livelihood, we are great with kids and enjoy seeing the excitement they get from being on the water and catching fish! Our team takes out charters every day, weather willing, and we invite you to come anytime and enjoy the great fishing Destin has to offer!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bonito Bonito
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Tuna (Blackfin) Blackfin Tuna

Boat Specs

Mako (Center console) originally built in 1977, and restored in 2011. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha engines.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid any additional costs or unnecessary hassle with carrying cash.

No additional fees.
Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 107 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Half Day Trip with Captain Philip Houston
Half Day Trip with Captain Philip Houston
Half Day Trip with Captain Philip Houston
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Angler Rating
93
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
95%
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Josh D.
Union Star, MO
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half Day Trip with Captain Philip Houston

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip on May 18, 2022
The trip was everything I expected. The captain was very knowledgeable and kind. We were after good eating fish. We found a...
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Christian H.
Franklin, Tennessee
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great time and great results.

VERIFIED   6hour afternoon on June 30, 2021
Capt Zach and Capt Phillip had to cancel due to weather conditions, which was understandable. My son and I were bummed as we...
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Raymond P.
BRWNSBORO VLG, KY
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

A great captain

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on April 4, 2022
Captain P is great with kids. Had I gone alone we would have hunted monsters, but I had 3 boys with me and learning how to...
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Matthew S.
Louisville, KY
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

6 hour trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on July 28, 2021
We fished on the Miss Lily with Captain Phillip, what a great day. Picked some live bait, pulled 3 mahi mahi.  Then pulled...
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Cody F.
McGregor, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Best captain and mate we’ve had in Destin!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on June 14, 2021
Zack and Brody were awesome! I do trips like this for my 12 year old son to get him education from people that know the waters...
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FAQs about Charter Boat Malia Ann

Charter Boat Malia Ann offers the following trips to customers:
  • $640 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Trolling/Kids (3 hours)
  • $825 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip (4 hours)
  • $1,350 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,350 per group - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Charter Boat Malia Ann, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Charter Boat Malia Ann include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Charter Boat Malia Ann offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Charter Boat Malia Ann offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Charter Boat Malia Ann include:
  • Amberjack
  • Bonito
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tuna (Blackfin)