Mid-Bay Charters

North Bayshore Drive
Destin FL, United States

Book with Mid-Bay Charters for a fun, relaxing and safe trip! They are a child-friendly charter located in sunny Valparaiso, Florida, just a short trip across the Bay from Destin.

You will be fishing aboard a 22 ft Key West boat. It is powered by a 150 HP Yamaha engine and is equipped with GPS, fishfinder, and a VHF Radio. Up to 4 guests are welcome to come aboard.  The vessel has its own live bait tank. A very quiet Minn Kota I-pilot trolling motor is added to get you close to where the fish are lurking.

Cruise Crab Island or fish on grass flats, docks, and bridges for Trout and Redfish, Black Drum, Sheepshead, and more, or troll nearshore for King Mackerel, Blackfin Tuna, Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish and many more. Trips start at $220, with each package providing a boating excursion during which you could use light tackle, bottom fishing, trolling, spinning or jigging techniques.

All rods, reels and terminal tackle are included in the price, and the crew will clean and fillet your catch for you to take home at the end of the trip.

The crew can meet you in Valparaiso itself, or in the Destin area. Customized to your needs, Mid Bay Charters is just what you are looking for.

Thanks for considering Mid-Bay charters!

Book with Mid-Bay Charters for a fun, relaxing and safe trip! They are a child-friendly charter located in sunny Valparaiso, Florida, just a short trip across the Bay from Destin.

You will be fishing aboard a 22 ft Key West boat. It is power

Select date to see available trips and rates:

Trip Date:
  • US$ 880 private charter
  • US$ 660 private charter
  • US$ 480 private charter
  • Harbor/Bay Cruise
    2 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 240 private charter
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About this listing

Boat Specs

Key West (Center console) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

22 ft
4 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Targeted Species
Black Drum


Snapper (Mangrove)
Spanish Mackerel

Speckled Trout
Tuna (Blackfin)
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Minn Kota I-pilot
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Minn Kota I-pilot
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
If available.
Catch cleaning & filleting
Bottled water. Other beverages upon request.
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 24 hours before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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.

About the Captain

Matt Troxel
Destin, Florida, United States
Member since August 2016
Captain Matt Troxel has been a passionate fisherman all his life. Having an enormous amount of experience with a variety of fishing techniques.. He equally enjoys inshore fishing, going for Redfish, Speckled trout, flounder, etc as well as nearshore (Gulf) fishing for king mackrel, black fin tuna, red snapper, trigger fish, etc.. even if you would just like a harbor/bay cruise or dolphin watching Captain Matt will work hard to make your experiece enjoyable and one you would not soon forget!
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.83 out of 5 stars from 10 reviews

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Captain Matt and Gary worked very hard to make it a good day. We lucked out with the weather. Unfortunately what we caught was mostly small and throw backs. Lots of ugly lizard fish. Even though we didn’t break any records the trip was fun and would highly recommend Matt and crew. As the old saying goes “Some days you win, some days you lose, and the others just get rained out.” Thanks Captain Matt and Gary.

Fished October 18, 2017
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Fished October 11, 2017
Matt Troxel (The Captain)
Replied to this review on October 15, 2017

Really had a fantastic trip with this all of you!!! Thank you for booking with us. Hope to see you all next year!!!

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Capt Matt & Gary were very nice, professional & enjoyable to be with… I highly recommend a trip with them… nice boat & equipment too. Beautiful water…

Fished June 13, 2017
Matt Troxel (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 19, 2017

Hi Sherry and guys!! You all were just great. Took a little while to find the fish, then it was ON!!!! Thanks for booking us, hope to see you next time you’re all in town!
Thanks again!
Capt Matt and Gary.

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