Mighty Fine Charters is an exciting new addition to the Destin harbor. Owned by mother of two Lindley Staples Ward, this charter boat is the result of generations of family fishing and the desire to provide fun, affordable, family fishing trips. As the daughter of Capt. Harold Staples of the charter boat Al-Lin, Lindley is no stranger to the world of charter fishing. The boat is operated by Captain Ben O’Conner.

The Mighty Fine is a 50ft. custom Glenn Young Sport Fisherman that is Coast Guard certified to carry up to 14 passengers per trip. The vessel comes equipped with a range of marine technology for both navigation and locating fish. There is plenty of room in the air-conditioned cabin as well as out on the spacious fishing deck. Other amenities on board include a microwave oven and an electric grill.

The Mighty Fine is outfitted with a clean bathroom, comfortable seating both inside and outside, and bunks down below for anyone needing to take a rest. Ice, tackle, licenses, and dead bait are all included in the price.
 
Your trip will start by stocking up on live bait by stopping near the shore on the way out to the fishing grounds. (When available)  Using live bait is preferred by most charter boats out of Destin and tends to add to the overall fishing experience. Plus, it gives you the chance to get your “sea-legs” working.

The fantastic crew aboard the Mighty Fine works hard to give you the perfect trip no matter if it’s deep sea bottom fishing, trolling, exciting shark fishing, or an afternoon family excursion. They welcome all levels of anglers on board from the complete beginners to the advanced fishermen.

The Mighty Fine specializes in family fun and they love taking family groups, church groups, and corporate trips as well as seasoned anglers. No matter if you are a large group of 14 or a small family of 2, the crew on the Mighty Fine will give you the personal attention you deserve to ensure your trip is truly one to remember.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour Spring Trolling Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Apr 30
    $1,500
    On this trip, you will go fishing 8-12 miles off the coast, for species such as King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Bonito, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and many more. After the trip, the crew will clean and fillet your catch.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trolling Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 17 - Dec 31
    $1,500
    On this trip, you will go fishing 8-12 miles off the coast, for species such as King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Bonito, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and many more. After the trip, the crew will clean and fillet your catch.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trolling Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Apr 30
    $1,500
    Using trolling, you will target Mahi Mahi, Bonito, Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish, and many other species. Extra effort will pay off, as you can keep the catch after the trip. The crew will clean and fillet it for you.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Spring Special
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Apr 30
    $1,650
    Spring special pricing. A little bit of trolling, a little bit of bottom fishing.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $1,800
    Go a bit further offshore than you would usually go on a half day trip. This will bring you more chance of catching bigger fish and it also brings more variety in targeted species. Your captain will prepare fishing equipment, you just need to bring your snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $1,800
    This trip is a combination of trolling and bottom fishing. You'll target species such as Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, and many more. Your fishing equipment and lures will be provided.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $2,400
    On this trip, you will head out offshore. Captain will show you how to do trolling and bottom fishing. You'll target Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Kingfish, Red Snapper, Vermillion Snapper, Amberjack, and many more depending on what is in season. You can also catch some fresh live bait on your way to the depths.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Dec 31
    $3,000
    This 10-hour trip enhances your chance of getting more catch. Your captain will provide necessary fishing equipment, lures, and cover your fishing license. You'll mostly target Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Cobia, Kingfish, Red Snapper, Vermilion Snapper, Amberjack, Triggerfish, and many more, depending on what is in season.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $3,600
    This 12-hour adventure is reserved for hard-core anglers! You'll target Wahoo, Snapper, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Cobia, Kingfish, Red Snapper, Vermilion Snapper, and many more, depending on what is in season. The boat is super comfortable even for a trip this long. There's plenty of seating space, bathroom, and a bunk space in case you really need to rest after a long fight on the reel.
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About the Charter Operator

Mighty Fine Charters, Llc
Destin, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
17 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
346 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2016
Mighty Fine Charters and Silver Hook are run by family members of a staple of the Destin charter boat scene, and helmed by the experienced Captain John Gibson. They have come about as a result of decades of fishing experience and the desire to provide affordable, fun, and family friendly charter trips.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper

Grouper (Red) Red Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper

Snapper (Vermilion) Vermilion Snapper
Triggerfish (Gray) Gray Triggerfish
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Length
50 ft
Capacity
14 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
3 to 15 miles
Offshore Fishing
15 to 50 miles
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Bunks in the V-berth
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Bunks in the V-berth
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
You can catch during the trip or buy live bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
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
Daily catch limits apply
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

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No additional fees.
Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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 292 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
April fishing trip
Excellent Day with Captain Ben and First Mate Matt
Matt lending a hand.
+335
Angler Rating
263
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Shannon R.
Tyler, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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12 hour ride

VERIFIED   NEW  12 Hour Trip on May 8, 2022
We started out catching bait, which was a nice change on a charter.  Every stop after that we caught fish.  The crew was...
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Brad S.
Big Bend, WI
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent Day with Captain Ben and First Mate Matt

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Spring Special on March 25, 2022
    The water was a little rough on the day of our trip…but Captain Ben made the best of it and we all had a great day. ...
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Laverne P.
Trussville, AL
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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May fishing trip was great 👍

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip (AM) on May 11, 2022
The crew was exceptional.  We felt safe at all times. They assisted with all of our needs.  The boat was clean and it was...
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Melissa C.
Monroe, GA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Wonderful family experience

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (PM) on July 29, 2021
I took my newly combined family on a trip and it was a wonderful experience. Every person said they had fun and an enjoyable...
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Bryan G.
Vale, NC
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5.0 / 5
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8 hour trip

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on June 2, 2021
Had a great trip! Captain Ed kept us on the fish & the first mate Christian, aka ‘Cornbread’ was awesome! We encountered...
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FAQs about Mighty Fine Charters

Mighty Fine Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,500 per group, additional $150 per person after 6 guests - 5 Hour Spring Trolling Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $1,500 per group, additional $150 per person after 6 guests - 5 Hour Trolling Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $1,500 per group, additional $150 per person after 6 guests - 5 Hour Trolling Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $1,650 per group, additional $165 per person after 6 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Spring Special (6 hours)
  • $1,800 per group, additional $180 per person after 6 guests - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,800 per group, additional $180 per person after 6 guests - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $2,400 per group, additional $240 per person after 6 guests - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • $3,000 per group, additional $300 per person after 6 guests - 10 Hour Trip (10 hours)
  • $3,600 per group, additional $360 per person after 6 guests - 12 Hour Trip (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Mighty Fine Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed (Bunks in the V-berth)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Mighty Fine Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (You can catch during the trip or buy live bait)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Mighty Fine Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing (3 to 15 miles)
  • Offshore Fishing (15 to 50 miles)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Mighty Fine Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Mighty Fine Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Wahoo