Mighty Fine Charters

(57) Going fast!
210 Harbor Boulevard
Destin FL, United States

Mighty Fine Charters are 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.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour All Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 2400
    up to 6 persons
    + US$ 240
    each additional person
  • Private trip
    10 Hour All Day
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 2000
    up to 6 persons
    + US$ 200
    each additional person
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip, 8 hrs
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 31 Dec
    US$ 1600
    up to 6 persons
    + US$ 160
    each additional person
    Travel offshore for a combination of trolling and bottom fishing.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - 6 hours, am
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1200
    up to 6 persons
    + US$ 120
    each additional person
    Travel further offshore to try bottom fishing and trolling for a variety of species.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - 6 hours, pm
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 1200
    up to 6 persons
    + US$ 120
    each additional person
    Travel further offshore to try bottom fishing and trolling for a variety of species.
  • Private trip
    5 hour Trip - Trolling am
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jan - 15 May
    US$ 1000
    up to 6 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    Fishing within 8-12 miles of shore for species such as King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel,Bonita, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi
  • Private trip
    5 hour trolling, PM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 1000
    up to 6 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    Trolling for a variety of species including king mackerel, spanish mackerel, wahoos, mahi mahi, bonita
  • Private trip
    4 HOUR AM TROLLING TRIP
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jan - 30 Apr
    US$ 800
    up to 6 persons
    + US$ 80
    each additional person
  • Private trip
    4 Hour PM Trolling Trip
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jan - 30 Apr
    US$ 800
    up to 6 persons
    + US$ 80
    each additional person
    Fishing within 8-12 miles of shore for species such as King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel,Bonita, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Amberjack
  Cobia
  Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  Grouper (Gag)

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

  Snapper (Vermilion)
  Triggerfish (Gray)
  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

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
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.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.81 out of 5 stars from 57 reviews

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Booked an 8-hour fishing trip with Mighty Fine Charters (offtopic, we are from FishingBooker). It was a pleasure being aboard this boat with great professionals (both Capt. Bud and first mate Nick). The owner Lin took care of us properly and we had no concerns whatsoever.

The trip started at 6:00 am. There was a military practice at the time so we had to circle around it to reach the fishing grounds (where the big fish hides). That was not a problem as Capt. Bud knows how to put you on fish! We targeted Red Snapper (not in season so we couldn’t keep them), Vermilion Snapper, Triggerfish (tasty!) and similar bottom fish species. After playing around with them for an hour or so, we headed further offshore to catch Amberjack and more Red Snapper (catch and release). We were constantly busy as Nick took good care of us, hooked our bait and the only thing we needed to do is reel in the fish. After some time we started doing it on our own but Nick was constantly there to help and Capt. Bud knew where the fish is.

The big advantage of this boat is its size and the A/C. Oh, what a difference it made! We decided to go back “home” around 12:30 as we were pretty far offshore and needed an hour and a half to get back to the dock. On the way back, we trolled a bit and had one bite (Wahoo), but nothing happened as the fish got away right after biting the artificial lure.

Throughout the trip, we used different bait. From dead bait (for bottom fishing), live bite (for catching Amberjack) to artificial lures whenever we were trolling (when changed fishing spots). The end result was 5-6 Amberjack (all released), maybe 20+ Red Snapper (all released), 10 triggerfish (kept 4) and 3 nice-sized Vermilion Snapper. Overall, a great experience aboard Mighty Fine Charters! We highly recommend them to any group!

Fished May 22, 2018
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For 5 hours trolling.
Our family really impressive with their service and skill.
highly recommended!!!

Fished April 28, 2018
Mighty Fine Charters, Llc (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 14, 2018

Thank You for fishing With us!!!!    Happy to hear yall had a great trip!!

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Fished April 2, 2018
Mighty Fine Charters, Llc (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 5, 2018

So happy to hear yall had a great time!  Thanks for fishing on the Mighty Fine! 
God Bless and tight lines

-Lin

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