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
    Blue Marlin Offshore Adventure
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 10:00 PM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $3,400
    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 10 pm and back by 6:00 pm the next day. 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!
  • Private trip
    WAHOO!
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $2,750
    Special Rate 8 -10 trip. Price is plus fuel. 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 are common. We typically set out 4 lines and troll between 8 - 15 knots. When the wahoo strikes, it is unmistakable - the reel screams and we all yell "wahoo!". 8 hour trip, 20% discounted rate. up to 6 max.
  • Private trip
    Snapper - Family Style
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $2,450
    Family fishing on the super clean, luxurious private yacht DESTIN. Available June 1 - June 6.
  • Private trip
    Sunset Cruise
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 PM
    $1,250
    Enjoy a beautiful sunset on the clean clear waters of Destin, Florida. The DESTIN departs about 5:30 pm, just after the cooling sea breezes come up. We will go in search of Dolphins playing. The bridge seats up to 7 for the best view, or up on the bow for a where you are at one with nature, or sit in the lower cockpit if easier. We will experience an incredible sunset on the water then return just after dark to see the city lights. Perfect for an anniversary / cocktail cruise / or just to truly Relax.
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About the Charter Operator

Destin Private Yacht
Destin, Florida, United States
9 Fishing Reports
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11 Customer Reviews
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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.

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Targeted Species

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

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (White) White Marlin
Sailfish Sailfish
Shark (Bull) Bull Shark

Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Snapper (Vermilion) Vermilion Snapper
Triggerfish (Gray) Gray Triggerfish
Wahoo Wahoo

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
Bowfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Outriggers
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
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

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 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
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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
64%
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Matt B.
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4h afternoon fishing

VERIFIED   Snapper - Family Style on July 23, 2021
Fish weren’t biting too much but the Capt was great with the kids and the few that we caught were quality! Boat was great...
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Bernard T.
Smoke Rise, GA
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   Snapper - Family Style on July 16, 2021
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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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Half Day Trip with Capt Matt and Parker

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Morning on July 30, 2017
We had an awesome time, and really enjoyed the boat. Parker was awesome getting us ready to fish, and we were able to fish...
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Brandon S.
United States
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3 hour learn to fish

VERIFIED   Learn to Fish! on July 26, 2017
Our 3 hour learn to fish session was great! Captain Steve and Nathanial was great to explain and help with our 2 kids, ages...
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Cory F.
Panama City, Florida
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Great Day on the Gulf with Capt. Morgan

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Trolling Special on July 3, 2017
Awesome experience. Highly experienced captain put us on the fish even when they’re not bitting! Best of luck to Ramjack...
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FAQs about Private Yacht Destin

Private Yacht Destin offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,250 per group - Sunset Cruise (3 hours)
  • $2,450 per group - Snapper - Family Style (6 hours)
  • $2,750 per group - WAHOO! (8 hours)
  • $3,400 per day per group - Blue Marlin Offshore Adventure (2 days)

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 (Capt. Matt invented E-Z Kite.com)
  • Bowfishing
  • 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