Private Yacht Destin is a luxury sportfisherman that specializes in family friendly trips out of Destin, Florida. If you’re looking for some fine angling with your friends and family or just want to cruise in comfort and style – look no further.

Step aboard a 45’ Hatteras boat, which is a deluxe, professionally maintained private yacht. It comes powered by twin 575 HP Detroit Diesel engines and can cruise at a maximum speed of 20 knots. Perfect for accommodating up to 6 anglers, the vessel features a spacious deck fitted with a flybridge to spot any action that’s going on beneath the surface. The navigational electronics include a GPS, a VHF radio, a fish finder, as well as a Sirius XM SAT radio.

Come inside to find a fully air-conditioned cabin with a TV to relax in between the bites, a bed, a kitchen, a toilet, and a shower – everything you need for a comfortable day on the water. The boat is equipped with an ice-box for the catch, outriggers for professional trolling, and a live bait tank.

Fishing with Private Yacht Destin is an experience you couldn’t miss. The crew offers half and full day trips, as well as sunset cruises for those who don’t feel like fishing. If you want to enjoy your day on the water with your family and friends and get land some nice table fare, you have found the right charter. Your targeted species will include Grouper, Snapper, Triggerfish, Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, and many more.

Private Yacht Destin is a super-clean, modern, luxurious sport fisherman ideal for family trips where the experience counts as much as the catch!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Family Friendly
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $2,970
    Take your family of all ages for a nice 6-hour trip to enjoy fishing of all kinds.
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Cobia
    Cobia
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Bonito
    Bonito
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Wahoo!
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    US $3,960
    Target one of the most elusive and best-eating fish that swim in the Gulf of Mexico. High-speed troll with specialized gear and tournament-proven lures along the deep drop-offs then tend to hold fish. Fish over 50 lbs is common. We typically set out 4 lines and troll between 8 and 15 knots. When Wahoo strikes, it is unmistakable – the reel screams and we all yell "wahoo!". Eight to 10-hour trip, up to 6 guests max.
    Targeted fish
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
  • Private trip
    Blue Marlin Offshore Adventure
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    22 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    US $10,890
    We offer a unique bluewater fishing experience onboard our luxury 45' Hatteras Convertible Sportfisherman. Tournament winning Capt. Matt Condon will guide you into the Desota Canyon in search of the big one! We will fish the FADS, color changes, and the steep cliffs. We sail at 8 pm and back by 6:00 pm the next day, 22 hours total. Have fun, then bed down, and we'll have the lines in at sunup on the fishing grounds. We'll start fishing back in the afternoon. Perfect bucket list trip!

FAQs about Private Yacht Destin

Private Yacht Destin offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $2,970 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Family Friendly (6 hours)
  • US $3,960 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Wahoo! (8 hours)
  • US $10,890 per group - Blue Marlin Offshore Adventure (22 hours)

When you book a trip with Private Yacht Destin, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair On for trolling off for bottom fishing
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well On deck tank
  • Kitchen
  • Outriggers
  • Spearfishing Equipment
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Private Yacht Destin include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Private Yacht Destin offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Private Yacht Destin offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Private Yacht Destin include:
  • Amberjack
  • Bonito
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Sailfish
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Charter Operator

Destin Private Yacht
Destin, Florida, United States
9 Fishing Reports
16 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2017
The Private Yacht Destin is operated by 3 Captains. Captain Al Altman has been running boats in and around Destin for 24 years. He is warm and welcoming, and specializes in family trips. Captain Matt Condon has been fishing and cruising in the Destin area for 20 years. He is a passionate fisherman who has won over $1,000,000 is fishing tournaments. "It's all about delivering a great experience". Captain Jud Burkett loves both fishing and cruising. Sunset cruise and Crab Island excursions are his favorites. Capt. Jud is avid golfer as well.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bonito Bonito
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper

Boat specs

Hatteras (Convertible) originally built in 1991, and restored in 2020. Powered by 2 575HP Detroit Diesel engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
45 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
On for trolling off for bottom fishing
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 30 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 16 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (8)
Captain Matt
Captain Matt
Captain Matt
+5
Angler rating
15
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0
0
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
71%
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Brazzel/oakcrest F. H.
Hope, AR
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Matt

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Wahoo! on July 3, 2023
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Nicole E.
Verhalen, TX
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Very good
4.0 / 5
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Family Friendly on August 6, 2023
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Phil S.
Hartsville, TN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Captain Matt

VERIFIED   Blue Marlin Offshore Adventure on June 27, 2022
The Destin is a great boat to fish off the crew was exemplary.Wonderful experience!!
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Tiffanie S.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Wahoo! on July 18, 2022
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Lauren P.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Family Friendly on July 6, 2022
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