Charter Boat ‘Al-Lin’ is part of a family-owned and operated company headed by Captain Harry Staples. This experienced captain has been fishing Destin’s waters for well over 40 years and is always happy to impart his wealth of knowledge to his guests.

While the Al-Lin is a family-oriented boat, people from all stages of their lives have come aboard for a memorable fishing trip. Newlyweds celebrating their honeymoon, visitors from all over the United States, and people from other countries visiting the US on their vacation have all made up the charter company’s satisfied clientele.

The Al-Lin was custom built by the Staples family in the late 1980s and has been lovingly maintained ever since. At 44’ long, she is a very spacious 6-pack vessel that features an enclosed flybridge and plenty of seating. The large deck provides ample fishing space, and the enclosed restroom is much appreciated by family groups.

The boat is fully fitted out with electronics, including a GPS, Fishfinder, VHF radio and radar, and she also features both outriggers and downriggers for the best trolling experience.

Capt. Harry will guide you through the best local techniques for trolling and bottom fishing, taking you to the best fishing grounds given the conditions on the day. Depending on the trip, you could troll close to shore for King and Spanish Mackerel, bottom fish for Snapper and Grouper, or travel further out in search of game fish such as Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, and Wahoo.

Regardless of which option you go for, the experienced crew will make sure that your fishing trip is a fun experience, as it should be! Once you return to shore the deckhand will clean your catch for you so you can take some tasty fillets home with you at the end of the day.

Get on board Charter Boat Al-Lin, explore the prolific fisheries out of Destin, and have an unforgettable adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Trip – 12 Hours
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,280
    This 12-hour trip gives a group plenty of time to catch baitfish and go out to the deep water for larger fish. You'll be exploring the deep waters out of Destin, and you'll try reeling in some big Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, and Tuna.
  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Trip – 10 Hours
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,900
    Spend 10 hours in the deep waters off the coast of Destin exploring some of the richest fishing grounds in the area. This trip takes you out further out for the larger fish, including Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, and Tuna.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,520
    This is a good full day trip which includes catching live bait first. You could be trolling or bottom fishing for species such as Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, Triggerfish, Cobia and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $760
    Start your morning by heading out on the productive waters out of Destin, and spend 4 hours exploring the amazing fisheries. This is a good trip if you are short on time. It will mainly involve trolling nearshore for tasty Spanish and King Mackerel.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $760
    If you are short on time, this 4-hour trip is the perfect choice for you. You can get a few more hours of sleep, and head on these productive fishing grounds in the afternoon hours. The trip will involve trolling nearshore for tasty Spanish and King Mackerel.
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About the Captain

Harold Staples
Destin, Florida, United States
16 Fishing Reports
53 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since May 2016
My father was a fisherman and built his own boats with each one getting larger . He built them starting in New Orleans, Louisiana and then Biloxi, Mississippi. I helped him build the last several boats. They were all charter boats. I started fishing with my father from an early age which was before I became a teenager. I love fishing and my children have their own charter boats now also. OCTOBER RODEO IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER! EXCITING FUN SO BOOK YOUR TRIP SOON!

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Targeted Species

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

Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)

Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Custom built boat (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1983. Powered by 2 500HP Detroit diesel engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 10 knots.

Length
44 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

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
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
96%
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Michelle R.
Washington, Missouri
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Great day of fishing!

VERIFIED   Extended Full Day Trip – 10 Hours on December 4, 2020
Can’t recommend this charter enough. The captain (and his wife) were very communicative throughout the entire process. We...
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Micheal J.
Franklin, TN
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4 hour trip with Captain Ed and mate Gavin

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on November 24, 2020
Booking was easy, we received all information we needed ahead of time.  Captain Harold even met us at the docks!  Took my...
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Noel W.
Newton, Alabama
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8 hrs with capt. Harold

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 27, 2020
Capt. Harold did a great job even during the storm. We caught several different kinds of fish. Everyone was very pleased with...
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Arden, NC
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Best fishing trip ever

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 15, 2021
Will defiantly be returning to these guys! Had an amazing time!
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Charles R.
Chattanooga, TN
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Half day trip with captain Harold

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on October 5, 2020
Awesome trip, lots of fish. Boat was comfortable. Captain was cheerful and humorous. Mate Steven was great. I have been on...
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FAQs about Charter Boat Al-Lin

Charter Boat Al-Lin offers the following trips to customers:
  • $760 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $760 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,520 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,900 per group - Extended Full Day Trip – 10 Hours (10 hours)
  • $2,280 per group - Extended Full Day Trip – 12 Hours (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Charter Boat Al-Lin, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Charter Boat Al-Lin include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Charter Boat Al-Lin offers the following types of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Charter Boat Al-Lin offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Charter Boat Al-Lin include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo