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 (Summer)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $2,150
    10 hours trips allows you to do a little bit of everything. You can target Red Snapper, Triggerfish and Grouper (when in season). These longer trips also allows more time for exploration and a chance to catch bigger king mackerel, blackfin tuna, mahi-mahi, mangrove snapper, vermillion snapper and red porgy.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    $2,000
    10 hours trips allows you to do a little bit of everything. You can target Red Snapper, Triggerfish and Grouper (when in season). These longer trips also allows more time for exploration and a chance to catch bigger king mackerel, blackfin tuna, mahi-mahi, mangrove snapper, vermillion snapper and red porgy.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Summer
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $1,720
    8 hour trips are recommended if you want to target Red Snapper, Triggerfish and Grouper (when in season). You need time to travel further away from Destin to have a better chance of catching these fish. This longer trip also allows more time for exploration and a chance to catch bigger king mackerel, blackfin tuna, mahi-mahi, mangrove snapper, vermillion snapper and red porgy.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    $1,600
    8-hour trips are recommended if you want to target Red Snapper, Triggerfish, and Grouper (when in season). You need to have time to travel further away from Destin to have a better chance of catching these fish. This longer trip also allows more time for exploration and a chance to catch bigger king mackerel, blackfin tuna, mahi-mahi, mangrove snapper, vermillion snapper and red porgy.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM - Summer)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $1,290
    6 hour trips are the minimum required trip if you want to target Red Snapper (when in season). This trip typically consist of trolling and/or bottom fishing, these trips are good for first timers and families with kids who want to test the waters out a little longer than 4 hours. Shark fishing is also an option upon request.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM - Summer)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $1,290
    6 hour trips are the minimum required trip if you want to target Red Snapper (when in season). This trip typically consist of trolling and/or bottom fishing, these trips are good for first timers and families with kids who want to test the waters out a little longer than 4 hours. Shark fishing is also an option upon request.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    $1,200
    6 hour trips are the minimum required trip if you want to target Red Snapper (when in season). This trip typically consist of trolling and/or bottom fishing, these trips are good for first timers and families with kids who want to test the waters out a little longer than 4 hours. Shark fishing is also an option upon request.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    $1,200
    6 hour trips are the minimum required trip if you want to target Red Snapper (when in season). This trip typically consist of trolling and/or bottom fishing, these trips are good for first timers and families with kids who want to test the waters out a little longer than 4 hours. Shark fishing is also an option upon request.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM - Summer)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $860
    4 hour trips are good introduction trips to see how you will handle the seas, these trips are good for first timers and families with kids. They typically consist of trolling for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, and Bonita. Shark fishing is also an option upon request.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM - Summer)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $860
    4 hour trips are good introduction trips to see how you will handle the seas, these trips are good for first timers and families with kids. They typically consist of trolling for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, and Bonita. Shark fishing is also an option upon request.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    $800
    4 hour trips are good introduction trips to see how you will handle the seas, these trips are good for first timers and families with kids. They typically consist of trolling for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, and Bonita. Shark fishing is also an option upon request.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    $800
    4 hour trips are good introduction trips to see how you will handle the seas, these trips are good for first timers and families with kids. They typically consist of trolling for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, and Bonita. Shark fishing is also an option upon request.
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About the Captain

Jayson Self
Destin, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
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113 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) Gag Grouper

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

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

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

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 4% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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We caught 40 keepers on our trip.
Half day trip with captain Jace & Bubba
4hr early AM trip
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100%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
99%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
96%
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6 hour afternoon trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (PM - Summer) on July 10, 2021
This was a family gathering for all the guys. Me, my son, grandson, son-in-law and a close family friend. I was just hoping...
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Half day trip with captain Jace & Bubba

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM - Summer) on July 30, 2021
Had a great trip with Captain Jace on his boat!  Hubby and I and the grandsons and son in law had a great time and caught...
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Great day and experience

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (AM) on October 11, 2021
My son (10 yo) and the rest of us had a great time.  Although we did not catch a ton of fish, if my son is then we are happy. ...
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Half day trip with Jason and Bubba

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (AM) on October 2, 2021
It was a great morning. It was my son’s first deep-sea fishing trip, and we were fortunate to have picked King of Kings Charter....
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM - Summer) on June 3, 2021
Had an amazing trip. The crew did a fantastic job. We were on fish from the first line drop. The Captain and his crew were...
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FAQs about King of Kings Charters

King of Kings Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $800 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $860 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM - Summer) (4 hours)
  • $860 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM - Summer) (4 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,290 per group - 6 Hour Trip (AM - Summer) (6 hours)
  • $1,290 per group - 6 Hour Trip (PM - Summer) (6 hours)
  • $1,600 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,720 per group - 8 Hour Trip - Summer (8 hours)
  • $2,000 per group - 10 Hour Trip (10 hours)
  • $2,150 per group - 10 Hour Trip (Summer) (10 hours)

When you book a trip with King of Kings Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with King of Kings Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

King of Kings Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

King of Kings Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with King of Kings Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Bonito
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)