Charter Boat Destination

Come aboard the Charter Boat Destination for first class deep sea fishing out of Destin, FL. Running this vessel is Capt. Stan Phillips, an experienced and USCG licensed captain who is committed to providing a memorable trip. Join him on the water for a customized charter and a great time with your family and friends!

The Destination is a 55’ Bonner originally built in 1987 and restored in 2016. This vessel is fitted with the latest electronics, safety gear, and fishing tackle. She is USCG approved and has been thoughtfully designed inside and out with your safety, comfort and enjoyment in mind.

In addition to all the fishing gear you need, this boat features an onboard toilet, air conditioning, and a multimedia system. With room for 27 passengers, The Destination is built and equipped to take your family or company on a first class fishing charter!

Capt. Stan draws on his professional experience to make each trip safe and successful. His First Mate is also professional, courteous, hardworking, and knowledgeable. Together they strive to make each trip a memorable part of your visit to Destin.

While fishing with Stan and his Mate you can enjoy trolling, bottom fishing, or a combination of both. Depending on the trip, you could travel as far as 50 miles from shore, targeting any species from Snapper and Grouper to King Mackerel, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and Blackfin Tuna. You can keep your catch and they will clean and fillet it for you.

Charter Boat Destination provides a fishing license and custom rods with Penn and Shimano reels. A tip of 15-20% for the First Mate is customary.

Come aboard today and experience the thrill of Destin deep sea fishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Super Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - May 15
    $3,780
    price breakdown
    $3,780
    Join the crew for a super full day and get the most out of deep sea fishing! This trip could take you up to 50 miles out, where you can bottom fish, troll, or spend your time doing both. Your catch could include Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Amberjack, Snapper, Grouper, and more. All gear and a fishing license are provided.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - May 15
    $3,150
    price breakdown
    $3,150
    This trip gives you a chance to enjoy deep sea fishing all day long. The crew might take you as far as 40 miles from shore, where you can troll and/or bottom fish for a variety of species such as Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, King Mackerel, Snapper, Grouper, and more. A fishing license and gear are provided.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $2,880
    price breakdown
    $2,880
    On this eight hour trip you can enjoying trolling and bottom fishing up to 30 miles from shore. You can target Snapper, Grouper, King Mackerel, Amberjack, and much more.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Spring Season
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - May 15
    $2,160
    price breakdown
    $2,160
    On this eight hour trip you can enjoying trolling and bottom fishing up to 30 miles from shore. You can target Snapper, Grouper, King Mackerel, Amberjack, and much more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $2,160
    price breakdown
    $2,160
    This six hour trip will take you up to 20 miles from shore, where you can enjoy bottom fishing, trolling, or a little bit of both. A fishing license and gear are provided.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $1,890
    price breakdown
    $1,890
    On this trip you can troll or bottom fish--or both! You will spend six hours on the water and may travel up to 20 miles from shore. All the gear you need and a fishing license are provided.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) - Spring Season
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - May 15
    $1,620
    price breakdown
    $1,620
    This six hour trip will take you up to 20 miles from shore, where you can enjoy bottom fishing, trolling, or a little bit of both. A fishing license and gear are provided.
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About the Captain

Stan Phillips
Destin, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
24 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since August 2017
Captain Stan started fishing the waters of Destin in the early 80's when he was a teenager and has held a USCG license since 1991. He earned his degree in Marine Biology from the University of South Alabama, then returned to Destin Harbor where he captained boats for eight years. He owned and operated the charter boat Sea Winder from 2000 to 2013. Capt. Stan then purchased and refurbished the charter boat Destination and has been operating it ever since. For Capt. Stan, catching fish is just one part of the business; he strives to give each customer an experience to remember.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)

Grouper (Scamp) Grouper (Scamp)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Snapper (Cubera) Snapper (Cubera)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)

Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Bonner (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1987, and restored in 2016. Powered by 2 600HP Cummins QSM11 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 15 knots.

Length
55 ft
Capacity
27 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the dates of your booking.

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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5.00
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100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
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Michael Z.
Arrington, TN
 5.00
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Fishing with Stan

VERIFIED   June 27, 2020
Boat was spotless and extremely comfortable. 8 could fish comfortably at one time. Satellite radio, tv, and cold ac in the...
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Casey W.
Hot Springs, AR
 5.00
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VERIFIED   July 30, 2020
Man what a amazing trip !!!!!!! Definitely kid friendly !!!! We had two amazing deck hands that help ed the kids bring in their...
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John A.
NORBOURNE EST, KY
 5.00
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Fishing with Stan

VERIFIED   NEW  September 7, 2020
Honestly the best trip I’ve had in Destin, actually Florida in general, will be a repeat customer for many years, those amberjacks...
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Mark B.
Nashville, TN
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Great Mid day trip , great boat and crew. Capt Stan did a great job finding fish and we all limited out. Deck crew was helpful...
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Jose M.
Destin, FL
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