King of Kings Charters

King of Kings Charters specializes in family-friendly fishing trips out of Destin. After just one trip with Captain Jayson, you will know why Destin is called the “world’s luckiest fishing village”.

King of Kings Charters especially enjoys sharing their wealth of local knowledge with their younger anglers. With a family of his own, Captain Jayson shares the same mentality when it comes down to a family-friendly time. Take your kids with you introduce them to fishing. There is nothing like seeing a child’s smile when they reel in their first fish!

Hang on and enjoy the ride aboard the 35’ JC powered by a 450 HP Cummins engine. There is plenty of space for up to six guests to fish in comfort and relax in between bites. The vessel is also outfitted with all the navigational equipment you’ll need for a successful day on the water, including a GPS and a fishfinder. There’s is also a toilet on board for your convenience.

While patrolling the waters you should expect to catch King and Spanish Mackerel, Bonita, a variety of Snapper species, and various other bottom fish. For the real thrill-seeking customers, Shark trips that will bring put you against the ocean’s toughest fighters are also on offer.

King of Kings Charters will provide you with license, quality gear, tackle, and bait. When you return to the shore, the captain will clean and fillet your catch. All you need to bring on board is something to eat and drink.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $2,000
    price breakdown
    $2,000
    Spend 10 hours on the ocean and experience the full extent of Destin's amazing fishery. This is the go-to trip for the experienced anglers as they allow for the most flexibility and fishing options. The package is all-inclusive, you only need to bring your own food and drinks. These fishing prices do not include gratuity.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $1,600
    price breakdown
    $1,600
    An 8 hour trip will give you plenty of time to mix it up, try out different techniques, and target different fish. You can either stay closer to shore and do a combination Shark/Mackerel/bottom fishing, or head offshore to target delicious Red Snapper (when in season). These longer trips also allow more time for exploration and time to catch Grouper and Amberjack (when in season). The package is all-inclusive, you only need to bring your own food and drinks. These fishing prices do not include gratuity.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $1,200
    price breakdown
    $1,200
    6 hour trips are recommended if you want to target Red Snapper (when in season). You need to get further away from Destin to have a better chance of catching this fish. There's also the option of staying closer to troll for Kings and bottom fish.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    4 hour trips are good introduction trips to see how you will handle the seas and are great for first timers. They typically consist of trolling for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, and Bonita, or Shark fishing.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    4 hour trips are good introduction trips to see how you will handle the seas and are great for first timers. They typically consist of trolling for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, and Bonita, or Shark fishing.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trolling Trip (11 AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Mar 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    3 hour trips make for a good introduction to see how you will handle the seas and are great for first timers. On these trolling trips, you will target King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Bonita, and whatever else may bite.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trolling Trip (7 AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Mar 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    3 hour trips make for a good introduction to see how you will handle the seas and are great for first timers. On these trolling trips, you will target King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Bonita, and whatever else may bite.
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About the Captain

Jayson Self
Destin, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
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49 Customer Reviews
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Member since July 2017
Captain Jayson Self began his fishing career with vacations to Destin back in 1985. Catfishing and Pinfishing got him hooked for life. Jayson spent the next four summers in Destin with his family, where he fished weekly with Captain Tommy Browning, the local legend. By the late 1980s, Jayson was a tournament angler, having fished with no other than his own mother as a teammate. But it wasn’t until 2015 when Jayson was finally able to realize the family dream of having his own charter boat. He now makes a living fishing full time and is exceptional at what he does.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)

Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)

Boat Specs

JC (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1985. Powered by a 450HP Cummins engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 15 knots.

Length
35 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
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
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 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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98%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
95%
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Jay C.
Sanford, FL
 5.00
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Awesome Day on the Water with Capt Jayson!

VERIFIED   June 29, 2020
We had an awesome time on June 29th with Capt Jayson and Nate, the boys and I had a blast catching the fish (we caught quite...
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Sarah S.
Johnson City, TN
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4 Hour Tour

VERIFIED   July 15, 2020
We booked the 4 hour tour for 530am and enjoyed the ability to be out before sunrise.  It was an excellent experience...
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Don B.
Crown Point, IN
 5.00
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Great day of fishing on the King of Kings!

VERIFIED   June 4, 2020
Captain Jayson was knowledgeable, polite, respectful, and helpful! We had a blast trolling and bottom fishing! We caught more...
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Darren H.
Oak Grove, MO
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   July 16, 2020
King of kings WOW is all I have to say these guys hit it out or the park words can’t explain how happy my family was I will...
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Robert G.
Destin, FL
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Fishing Trip with Family

VERIFIED   June 12, 2020
Highly recommend Captain Jayson and Crew!  My family had a amazing trip.  I think we caught over 8 different kinds...
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