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. Captain Zach Wolfe 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, Capt. Zach 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
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,420
    This is a great way to spend a full day on the water. You will have more than enough time for both trolling and bottom fishing and you'll be able to get out to those spots that you wouldn't reach on the shorter trips. It doesn't get much better than this! The captain and the mate work hard all day keeping you fishing and handle any fish cleaning at the dock. 20-25% tip is customary and expected.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,080
    From novice to experienced angler, this trip has something for everyone. Your group will have plenty of time to have a great day on the water and more time to land that big catch, as you go after some excellent nearshore and offshore species from Snappers, to Sharks, to Tuna. The captain and the mate work hard all day keeping you fishing and handle any fish cleaning at the dock. 20-25% tip is customary and expected.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $900
    If you want to squeeze in a bit of fishing, and you can't spend the whole day on the water, this is the trip for you. A great way to spend the day and the perfect trip for a family or group of friends. You'll even be back in time for lunch or dinner with your fresh catch! The captain and the mate work hard all day keeping you fishing and handle any fish cleaning at the dock. 20-25% tip is customary and expected.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $720
    On this morning trip, you'll get the chance to reel in some delicious nearshore fish to take home for lunch, and maybe even enough for dinner too. You'll catch bait on the way out to troll and bottom fish for species such as Cobia, Groupers, and Spanish Mackerel, among more. The captain and the mate work hard all day keeping you fishing and handle any fish cleaning at the dock. 20-25% tip is customary and expected.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (Early Evening)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    $720
    Beat the heat with a spot of late afternoon fishing before dinner. Expect to catch live bait on your way out to the productive sports, where you'll be trolling and bottom fishing for some excellent nearshore game and table fish – from Snappers to Cobia, to Spanish Mackerel. The captain and the mate work hard all day keeping you fishing and handle any fish cleaning at the dock. 20-25% tip is customary and expected.
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About the Captain

Zachary Wolfe
Destin, Florida, United States
5 Fishing Reports
87 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since January 2016
Captin Zach Wolfe was born in Ft Walton Beach, just a skip away from Destin. A true native to the area growing up fishing and surfing the piers along the Emerald Coast. He has been charter fishing in Destin since 2009 so the local knowledge of where, when, and how to catch fish comes naturally to him. Fishing is his passion and livelihood, he's also great with kids he enjoys seeing the excitement they get from being on the water and catching fish! Captain Zach takes out charters every day, weather willing, and invites you to come anytime and enjoy the great fishing Destin has to offer!

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Targeted Species

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

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

Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)

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 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

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

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Finally felt like vacation!!

VERIFIED   3 Hour Kids Trip – Spring on March 25, 2021
I took my 12 year old son, 7 year old daughter, sister, mom, and spouse, and we had an outstanding time fishing the 3 hour...
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Spring on April 7, 2021
I can’t recommend the Malia Ann and Captain Eric and Firstmate/Captain Kyle enough! From catching our own baitfish, to absolutely...
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FAQs about Charter Boat Malia Ann

Charter Boat Malia Ann offers the following trips to customers:
  • $720 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $720 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip (Early Evening) (4 hours)
  • $900 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)
  • $1,080 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,420 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour Trip (8 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)