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
    4 Hour Trip – Spring (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Apr 30
    $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 nearshore trolling for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Bonito, and/or bottom fishing. (Shark fishing is also an option upon request.)
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Spring (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Apr 30
    $800
    Four-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 nearshore trolling for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Bonito, and/or bottom fishing. Shark fishing is also an option upon request.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Fall/Winter (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Dec 31
    $900
    Four-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 nearshore trolling for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Bonito, and/or bottom fishing. (Shark fishing is also an option upon request.)
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Fall/Winter (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Dec 31
    $900
    Four-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 nearshore trolling for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Bonito, and/or bottom fishing. (Shark fishing is also an option upon request.)
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Jun-Aug (10:30AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 15
    $900
    Four-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 nearshore trolling for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Bonito, and/or bottom fishing. (Shark fishing is also an option upon request.)
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Jun-Aug (2:30PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 15
    $900
    Four-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 nearshore trolling for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Bonito, and/or bottom fishing. (Shark fishing is also an option upon request.) The departure is also possible at 3:30 p.m.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Jun-Aug (3:30PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 15
    $900
    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 nearshore trolling for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Bonita and/or bottom fishing. (Shark fishing is also an option upon request.)
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Summer (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Aug 31
    $900
    Four-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 nearshore trolling for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Bonito, and/or bottom fishing. Shark fishing is also an option upon request.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Summer (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Aug 31
    $900
    Four-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 nearshore trolling for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Bonito, and/or bottom fishing. Shark fishing is also an option upon request.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Spring (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Apr 30
    $1,200
    Six-hour trips are the minimum required trip if you want to target Red Snapper (when in season). This trip typically consists of nearshore trolling for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Bonito, and/or bottom fishing for Red Snapper, Vermilion Snapper, Triggerfish, and Porgy. Shark fishing is also an option upon request.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Spring (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Apr 30
    $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 nearshore trolling for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Bonita and/or bottom fishing for Red Snapper, Vermilion Snapper, Triggerfish and Porgies. (Shark fishing is also an option upon request.)
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Fall/Winter (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Dec 31
    $1,350
    The 6-hour trip is the minimum required trip if you want to target Red Snapper (when in season). This trip typically consists of nearshore trolling for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Bonito, and/or bottom fishing for Red Snapper, Vermilion Snapper, Triggerfish, and Porgy. (Shark fishing is also an option upon request.)
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Fall/Winter (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Dec 31
    $1,350
    The 6-hour trip is the minimum required trip if you want to target Red Snapper (when in season). This trip typically consists of nearshore trolling for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Bonito, and/or bottom fishing for Red Snapper, Vermilion Snapper, Triggerfish, and Porgy. (Shark fishing is also an option upon request.)
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Summer (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Aug 31
    $1,350
    6 hour trips are the minimum required trip if you want to target Red Snapper (when in season). This trip typically consist of nearshore trolling for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Bonita and/or bottom fishing for Red Snapper, Vermilion Snapper, Triggerfish and Porgies. (Shark fishing is also an option upon request.)
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Summer (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Aug 31
    $1,350
    A six-hour trip is the minimum required trip if you want to target Red Snapper (when in season). This trip typically consists of nearshore trolling for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Bonito, and/or bottom fishing for Red Snapper, Vermilion Snapper, Triggerfish, and Porgy. Shark fishing is also an option upon request.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Spring (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Apr 30
    $1,600
    Eight-hour trips are recommended if you want to target Red Snapper (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, Scamp, Mangrove Snapper, Vermilion Snapper, and Porgy.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Fall/Winter (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Dec 31
    $1,800
    Eight-hour trips are recommended if you want to target Red Snapper (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, Scamp, Mangrove Snapper, Vermilion Snapper, and Porgy.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Summer (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Aug 31
    $1,800
    Eight-hour trips are recommended if you want to target Red Snapper (when in season). You need time to travel further away from Destin to have a better chance of catching this fish. This longer trip also allows more time for exploration and a chance to catch bigger King Mackerel, Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Scamp, Mangrove Snapper, Vermilion Snapper, and Porgy.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Spring (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Apr 30
    $2,000
    Ten-hour trips allow you to do a little bit of everything. You can target Red Snapper and Grouper (when in season). These longer trips also allow more time for exploration and a chance to catch bigger King Mackerel, Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Scamp, Mangrove Snapper, Vermilion Snapper, and Porgy.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Fall/Winter
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Dec 31
    $2,250
    Ten-hour trips allow you to do a little bit of everything. You can target Red Snapper and Grouper (when in season). These longer trips also allow more time for exploration and a chance to catch bigger King Mackerel, Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Scamp, Mangrove Snapper, Vermilion Snapper, and Porgy.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Summer (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Aug 31
    $2,250
    Ten-hour trips allow you to do a little bit of everything. You can target Red Snapper and Grouper (when in season). These longer trips also allow more time for exploration and a chance to catch bigger King Mackerel, Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Scamp, Mangrove Snapper, Vermilion Snapper, and Porgies.
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About the Captain

Jayson Self
Destin, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
193 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
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

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

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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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 4% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 193 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (252)
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
96%
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Jamie R.
Madison, AL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

4 Hour Afternoon Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Fall/Winter (PM) on September 15, 2022
Had a great first time fishing trip with Jayson and Juan!!! They were super personable, and helped us find plenty of fish!...
Jamie R. recommends King of Kings Charters
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Valerie B.
VLG O THE HLS, TX
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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4 Hour AM with Jayson and Juan

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Summer (AM) on August 3, 2022
We had the time of our lives with Capt Jayson and Juan! They were prepared, knowledgeable and managed our expectations...
Valerie B. recommends King of Kings Charters
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Mark E.
Rock Island, IL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half-day with Captain Jayson

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Summer (PM) on July 25, 2022
It was our first time fishing the gulf.  There were five of us on a six hour trip—myself, two of my sons, and two brothers...
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ROBYN O.
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Lots of Action for all the boys!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Summer (AM) on July 7, 2022
An action packed 6 hours that flew by too fast! Had 3 teenage boys and 3 moms. Captain Jayson always had us on the fish. Juan,...
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Jeramy H.
Lincoln, NE
Excellent
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Half Day w Jayson

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Jun-Aug (3:30PM) on July 5, 2022
We highly recommend this charter. Jayson was in control of the boat the entire time and our safety and comfort were never in...
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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 – Spring (AM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Spring (PM) (4 hours)
  • $900 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Fall/Winter (AM) (4 hours)
  • $900 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Fall/Winter (PM) (4 hours)
  • $900 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Jun-Aug (10:30AM) (4 hours)
  • $900 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Jun-Aug (2:30PM) (4 hours)
  • $900 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Jun-Aug (3:30PM) (4 hours)
  • $900 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Summer (AM) (4 hours)
  • $900 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Summer (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Spring (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Spring (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,350 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Fall/Winter (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,350 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Fall/Winter (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,350 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Summer (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,350 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Summer (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,600 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Spring (AM) (8 hours)
  • $1,800 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Fall/Winter (AM) (8 hours)
  • $1,800 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Summer (AM) (8 hours)
  • $2,000 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Spring (AM) (10 hours)
  • $2,250 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Fall/Winter (10 hours)
  • $2,250 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Summer (AM) (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
  • Radar

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)