Mighty Fine Charters

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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 Bud Miller.

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. 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.



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  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    12 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,640
    up to 6 persons
    + $264
    each additional person
    This 12-hour adventure is reserved for hard-core anglers! You'll target Wahoo, Snapper, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Cobia, Kingfish, and many more. 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.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    10 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,200
    up to 6 persons
    + $220
    each additional person
    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, and many more.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 31 Dec
    $1,760
    up to 6 persons
    + $176
    each additional person
    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, Amberjack, and many more. You can also catch some fresh live bait on your way to the depths.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,320
    up to 6 persons
    + $132
    each additional person
    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!
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,320
    up to 6 persons
    + $132
    each additional person
    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
    5 Hour Trolling Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    5 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jan - 15 Jun
    $1,100
    up to 6 persons
    + $110
    each additional person
    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)
    Just booked!
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    5 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,100
    up to 6 persons
    + $110
    each additional person
    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
    4 Hour Trolling Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jan - 1 May
    $880
    up to 6 persons
    + $88
    each additional person
    Start your trip early in the morning and catch fresh fish meat for a tasty lunch! You will mostly target Mahi Mahi, Snapper, Wahoo, Grouper, Cobia, and many more. Bring your snacks and drinks, your captain will take care of everything else.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trolling Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jan - 30 Apr
    $880
    up to 6 persons
    + $88
    each additional person
    Fishing within 8-12 miles offshore for species such as King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Grouper, Bonito, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Snapper, and many more. Bring your kids along and have great family time!
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Glenn Young (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1984, and restored in 2015. Powered by 2 671HP Detroit engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 15 knots.

Length
50 ft
Capacity
14 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 3% fee.

About the Charter Operator

Mighty Fine Charters, Llc
Destin, Florida, United States
Member since April 2016
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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 Bud Miller They have come about as a result of decades of fishing experience and the desire to provide affordable, fun, and family friendly charter trips.
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4.85
out of 5 stars from 133 reviews
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Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Chad F.
Destin, FL
 5.00
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Half day trip spoiled by bad weather

VERIFIED   NEW  June 24, 2019
Strong winds and high waves caused us to turn back in.  However, knowing this was the probable outcome our captain was...
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Matt C.
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 5.00
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Great 8 hr trip

VERIFIED   NEW  June 26, 2019
Our 8 hr trip with Capt Bud and Nick was great.  It was my 9 yr old sons first time and they really tried to make it a...
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All about the kids

VERIFIED   NEW  July 5, 2019
It’s was all about the kids and they had a great experience. I was amazed at how patient the crew was with this rowdy...
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Todd J.
La Vernia, Texas
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6 Hour trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   August 7, 2018
What a great time we had with Captain Mike and Nick of the Mighty Fine.  It was a beautiful day and we were on fish from...
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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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6hr morning

VERIFIED   NEW  July 2, 2019
Great trip with young kids: well advised on what to bring, drinks snacks hats sunscreen: air condition cabin great for kids....
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