Nothin’ Matters – First Light

Spend the day with Nothin’ Matters and see what’s biting in Destin! With Captain Tyler at the helm, you’re in knowledgeable and experienced hands.

Species like Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, Swordfish, Sailfish, Blue Marlin, Gray Triggerfish, King Mackerel (Kingfish), Scamp Grouper, Gag Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Red Snapper, Amberjack, and more are in the cards if you come at the right time of year. On these trips, you can expect to troll and bottom fish.

Kids are welcome, so the whole family can come and unplug for the day! If you don’t have a child-sized life vest of your own, be sure to ask if there’s one on board. Don’t forget to bring snacks so that nobody gets cranky on an empty stomach!

You’ll be casting lines from a 47’ G&S sportfishing vessel that can carry up to 10 passengers. It comes with outriggers, downriggers, a fighting chair, and all the essentials no fishing machine can run without. There’s a toilet on board for your convenience. Capt. Tyler will provide rods and reels for you.

You’ll have the help of a First Mate to put you on fish. A 10–20% tip is customary to show your appreciation for their hard work.

Your fishing license for the day is covered by the charter boat, so all you have to do is show up ready for a good time! Keep in mind that some fish may have harvest limits or closed seasons. Your captain will help you follow regulations while you fish. It’s never a bad idea to bring a hat, sunglasses, bottled water, and sunblock (non-spray). Alcohol is allowed in moderation, but you should avoid hard liquor as well as glass bottles.

Go ahead and treat yourself to a day on the water with Nothin’ Matters.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US $1,200
    This 4-hour trip takes you out to catch harks of all different sizes and types. Sharks that inhabit the Gulf are Bull Sharks, Makos, Hammerheads, Blacktips, Dusky, and Tiger Sharks. Note that departure times may vary with the season
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - May 31
    US $1,200
    Fish offshore on Captain Tyler's 47' air-conditioned, stocked boat. Fish with the family. Captain Tyler will put you on the fish and Jesse will get you all set up. Fish with the best. You won't regret it!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - May 31
    US $1,200
    Fish offshore on Captain Tyler's 47' air-conditioned, stocked boat. Fish with the family. Captain Tyler will put you on the fish and Jesse will get you all set up. Fish with the best. You won't regret it!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - May 31
    US $1,500
    Fish offshore on Captain Tyler's 47' air-conditioned, stocked boat. Fish with the family. Captain Tyler will put you on the fish and Jesse will get you all set up. Fish with the best. You won't regret it!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - May 31
    US $1,500
    Fish offshore on Captain Tyler's 47' air-conditioned, stocked boat. Fish with the family. Captain Tyler will put you on the fish and Jesse will get you all set up. Fish with the best. You won't regret it!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $1,800
    Fish offshore on Captain Tyler's 47' air-conditioned, stocked boat. Fish with the family. Captain Tyler will put you on the fish and Jesse will get you all set up. Fish with the best. You won't regret it!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $1,800
    Fish offshore on Captain Tyler's 47' air-conditioned, stocked boat. Fish with the family. Captain Tyler will put you on the fish and Jesse will get you all set up. Fish with the best. You won't regret it!
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $2,050
    Fish offshore, up to 25 miles out, on Captain Tyler's 47' air-conditioned, stocked boat. Fish away from everyone else for Snapper, Kingfish, Mackerel, Wahoo, Grouper, and much, much more. Captain Tyler will put you on the fish guaranteed and first mate, Jesse, will fix everything up perfectly for you to catch. Just don't stop reeling. Fish with the best. You won't regret it!
    Targeted fish
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Grouper (Scamp)
    Scamp Grouper
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US $2,050
    Fish offshore, up to 25 miles out, on Captain Tyler's 47' air-conditioned, stocked boat. Fish away from everyone else for Snapper, Kingfish, Mackerel, Wahoo, Grouper and much, much more. Captain Tyler will put you on the fish guaranteed and first mate, Jesse, will fix everything up perfectly for you to catch. Just don't stop reeling. Fish with the best. You won't regret it!
    Targeted fish
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Grouper (Scamp)
    Scamp Grouper
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Way Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $2,400
    Fish way offshore, up to 25-30 miles out, on Captain Tyler's 47' air-conditioned, stocked boat. Fish away from everyone else for Snapper, Mahi-Mahi, Kingfish, Mackerel, Wahoo, Grouper, and much, much more. Captain Tyler will put you on the fish guaranteed and first mate, Jesse, will fix everything up perfectly for you to catch. Just don't stop reeling. Fish with the best. You won't regret it!
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Grouper (Scamp)
    Scamp Grouper
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Way Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $3,000
    Fish way, way offshore, up to 50 miles out, on Captain Tyler's 47' air-conditioned, stocked boat. Fish away from everyone else for Snapper, Mahi-Mahi, Kingfish, Mackerel, Wahoo, Grouper, and much, much more. Go to the deeper water where the bigger fish are. Captain Tyler will put you on the fish guaranteed and first mate, Jesse, will fix everything up perfectly for you to catch the big ones. Just don't stop reeling. Fish with the best. You won't regret it!
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Grouper (Scamp)
    Scamp Grouper
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Dream Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $3,500
    Fish way offshore to deep waters where the big fish are. Captain Tyler's 47' air-conditioned, stocked boat. Fish away from everyone else for Snapper, Mahi-Mahi, Kingfish, Mackerel, Wahoo, Grouper, and much, much more. Captain Tyler will put you on the fish guaranteed and first mate, Jesse, will fix everything up perfectly for you to catch the big ones. Just don't stop reeling. Fish with the best. You won't regret it!
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Grouper (Scamp)
    Scamp Grouper
  • Private trip
    14 HR MARLIN TRIP
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    14 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $4,000
    Go out trolling for a once in a lifetime marlin catch.
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Swordfish
    Swordfish
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Grouper (Scamp)
    Scamp Grouper
  • Private trip
    16 Hour Trip – Deep Drop & Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    16 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $4,400
    Fish out to the FADS for the opportunity to catch the MONSTER ONES on Captain Tyler's 47' air-conditioned, stocked boat. Fish away from everyone else for Snapper, Mahi-Mahi, Kingfish, Mackerel, Wahoo, Grouper, and much, much more. Go to the deeper water where the bigger fish are. Captain Tyler will put you on the fish guaranteed and first mate, Jesse, will fix everything up perfectly for you to catch the big ones. Just don't stop reeling. Fish with the best. You won't regret it!
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Grouper (Scamp)
    Scamp Grouper
  • Private trip
    18 Hour Trip – Pelagics & FADs
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    18 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $4,950
    Fish out to the FADs for the opportunity to catch the MONSTER ONES on Captain Tyler's 47' air-conditioned, stocked boat. Fish away from everyone else for Snapper, Mahi-Mahi, Kingfish, Mackerel, Wahoo, Grouper, and much, much more. Go to the deeper water where the bigger fish are. Captain Tyler will put you on the fish guaranteed and first mate, Jesse, will fix everything up perfectly for you to catch the big ones. Just don't stop reeling. Fish with the best. You won't regret it!
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Grouper (Scamp)
    Scamp Grouper
  • Private trip
    1 Day Trip – Overnight Bucket List
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    23 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $6,000
    Fish out past the FADs for the opportunity to catch the MONSTER ONES and Pelagics on Tyler's 47' air-conditioned, stocked boat. Fish away from everyone else for Snapper, Mahi-Mahi, Tilefish, Barrelfish, Marlin, Swords, Grouper, and much, much more. Go to the deeper water where the bigger fish are. Captain Tyler will put you on the fish guaranteed and first mate, Jesse, will fix everything up perfectly for you to catch the big ones. Just don't stop reeling. Fish with the best. You won't regret it!
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Swordfish
    Swordfish
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Grouper (Scamp)
    Scamp Grouper
  • Private trip
    2 Day Trip – Ultimate Dream
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US $10,000
    Fish out to the RIGS for the opportunity to catch the MONSTER ONES and Pelagics on Tyler's 47' air-conditioned, stocked boat. Fish away from everyone else for Snapper, Mahi-Mahi, Tuna, Tilefish, Barrelfish, Marlin, Swords, Grouper and much, much more. Go to the deeper water where the bigger fish are. Captain Tyler will put you on the fish guaranteed and first mate, Jesse, will fix everything up perfectly for you to catch the big ones. Just don't stop reeling. Fish with the best. You won't regret it!
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Swordfish
    Swordfish
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Grouper (Scamp)
    Scamp Grouper
  • Private trip
    3 Day Trip –Unbelievable Experience
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Day Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US $12,000
    Fish out to the RIGS for the opportunity to catch the MONSTER ONES and Pelagics on Tyler's 47' air-conditioned, stocked boat. Fish away from everyone else for Snapper, Mahi-Mahi, Tuna, Tilefish, Barrelfish, Marlin, Swords, Grouper and much, much more. Go to the deeper water where the bigger fish are. Captain Tyler will put you on the fish guaranteed and first mate, Jesse, will fix everything up perfectly for you to catch the big ones. Just don't stop reeling. Fish with the best. You won't regret it!
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Swordfish
    Swordfish
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Grouper (Scamp)
    Scamp Grouper
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 8 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Travis D.
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5.0 / 5
Overall

Great Time

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip (AM) on July 4, 2024
The trip was was great, we caught fish from the beginning to the end. This was by far my best deep sea fishing trip ever. Captain...
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Irene S.
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Amazing charter!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on March 28, 2024
Great time! 4 hour trip out to the gulf and caught lots of fish. We had 4 older teen boys and two dads, everyone had a blast!...
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Collin V.
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Great trip!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on May 28, 2024
Tyler and Jesse were top notch, we loved the experience! After catching fish, we stopped and caught several sharks which the...
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David P. G.
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First Light - First class!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on April 29, 2024
Got a large party?  Perfect boat and crew!  Caught a mess of Vermillion Snapper, Trigger Fish, and even a Bull Shark!
David P. G. recommends Nothin’ Matters – First Light
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Brad S.
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Highly recommend

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on March 26, 2024
We caught a a bunch of fish and the kids had a good time!  They worked hard to put us on fish and they tasted great!
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FAQs about Nothin’ Matters – First Light

Nothin’ Matters – First Light offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $1,200 per group, additional US $120 per person after 6 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (4 hours)
  • US $1,200 per group, additional US $120 per person after 6 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $1,200 per group, additional US $120 per person after 6 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $1,500 per group, additional US $150 per person after 6 guests - 5 Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • US $1,500 per group, additional US $150 per person after 6 guests - 5 Hour Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • US $1,800 per group, additional US $180 per person after 6 guests - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • US $1,800 per group, additional US $180 per person after 6 guests - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • US $2,050 per group, additional US $200 per person after 6 guests - 7 Hour Trip (AM) (7 hours)
  • US $2,050 per group, additional US $200 per person after 6 guests - 7 Hour Trip (PM) (7 hours)
  • US $2,400 per group, additional US $240 per person after 6 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Way Offshore (8 hours)
  • US $3,000 per group, additional US $300 per person after 6 guests - 10 Hour Trip – Way Offshore (10 hours)
  • US $3,500 per group, additional US $350 per person after 6 guests - 12 Hour Dream Trip (12 hours)
  • US $4,000 per group - 14 HR MARLIN TRIP (14 hours)
  • US $4,400 per group, additional US $440 per person after 6 guests - 16 Hour Trip – Deep Drop & Trolling (16 hours)
  • US $4,950 per group - 18 Hour Trip – Pelagics & FADs (18 hours)
  • US $6,000 per group - 1 Day Trip – Overnight Bucket List (23 hours)
  • US $10,000 per day per group - 2 Day Trip – Ultimate Dream (2 days)
  • US $12,000 per day per group - 3 Day Trip –Unbelievable Experience (3 days)

When you book a trip with Nothin’ Matters – First Light, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Nothin’ Matters – First Light include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Nothin’ Matters – First Light offers the following types of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Nothin’ Matters – First Light offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Nothin’ Matters – First Light include:
  • Amberjack
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Scamp)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Swordfish
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Charter Operator

NOTHIN' MATTERS
Destin, Florida, United States
8 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
345 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2018
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.
Capt. Tyler is the owner of Nothin’ Matters Fishing Charters LLC. He is also the captain of the Nothin' Matters boat. Captain Blake is the captain of our sister boat, the Frigate. Both Captain Tyler and Captain Blake have been fishing the Destin and surrounding waters for over 20 years. They are extremely knowledgeable and helpful with all anglers. Tyler has made a name for himself in tournaments and when not on charters, he is out looking for hot fishing spots. Both Tyler and Blake have lived in Destin their whole lives and always go above and beyond to give you a once in a lifetime fishing experience.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Scamp) Scamp Grouper

Boat specs

G&S (Sportfishing) originally built in 1981, and restored in 2018. Powered by 2 500HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 26 knots.

Length
47 ft
Capacity
10 persons

Types of fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day 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

Payment

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
Checks

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