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.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,640
    price breakdown
    $2,640
    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 Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,200
    price breakdown
    $2,200
    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 Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Dec 31
    $1,760
    price breakdown
    $1,760
    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! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,320
    price breakdown
    $1,320
    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 1:00 PM
    $1,320
    price breakdown
    $1,320
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 17 - Dec 31
    $1,100
    price breakdown
    $1,100
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,100
    price breakdown
    $1,100
    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 Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Dec 31
    $880
    price breakdown
    $880
    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 Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Apr 30
    $880
    price breakdown
    $880
    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 the Charter Operator

Mighty Fine Charters, Llc
Destin, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
19 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
245 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 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.

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

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
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

Rating Summary
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4.86
out of 5 stars from 191 reviews
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10 hour trip with Jeff and Capt Bud
10 hour trip with Jeff and Capt Bud
10 hour trip with Jeff and Capt Bud
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Angler Rating
175
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Jason W.
Winder, GA
 5.00
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10 hour Trip with Mighty Fine.

VERIFIED   NEW  July 30, 2020
Absolutely amazing trip. Captain and Jeffrey were amazing. From hammering bait fish 5 min into trip. To a smooth ride out....
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Clenton C.
Aledo, TX
 5.00
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Mighty Fine is Mighty Fine

VERIFIED   NEW  July 15, 2020
Bud and Jeffrey were excellent Captain and Crew. We changed from 6 people for 6 hours to 11 people for 8 hours at the last...
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Winder, GA
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10 hour trip with Jeff and Capt Bud

VERIFIED   NEW  August 6, 2020
Couldn’t ask for a better experience. Deckhand Jeff is awesome and is the best CPA I’ve ever met who also works a fishing...
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Ryan C.
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
 5.00
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5 hour trip

VERIFIED   NEW  July 29, 2020
We signed up for an 8 hour trip but seas were rough, and my kids got sick , So they put us on the fish quick and got us back...
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Terry G.
Apopka, Florida
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6 hr trip on the Mighty Fine

VERIFIED   NEW  July 20, 2020
All around great fishing Charter. Captain Bud and 1st mate Jeffrey kept us on the fish. Lots of red and vermillion snapper,...
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