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
    12 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $4,500
    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
    10 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - May 31
    $3,750
    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. Fishing license and gear are provided.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $3,000
    On this eight hour trip, you can enjoy trolling and bottom fishing up to 30 miles from shore. You can target Snapper, Grouper, King Mackerel, Amberjack, and much more.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Aug 31
    $3,000
    This is an 8 hour trip that'll take you fishing for pelagic and reef fish up to 30 miles into the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (2:30-8:30) PM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Aug 15
    $2,250
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $2,250
    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
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $2,250
    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.

About the Captain

Stan Phillips
Destin, Florida, United States
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42 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) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper

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

Snapper (Vermilion) Vermilion Snapper
Triggerfish (Gray) Gray Triggerfish
Tuna (Blackfin) Blackfin Tuna
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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System

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 date(s) 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, 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 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Robert S.
Trussville, AL
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AMAZING

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on July 24, 2021
The Destination team provided an amazing experience for our family. Annual Men & Boys Expedition Revival (AMBER) 2021 had 20...
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Jacques B.
Lawrenceville, GA
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Favorite vacation day in Destin!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on July 13, 2021
What a fun experience! My husband has been deep sea fishing several times, and he wanted to share this experience with our...
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MINDY W.
Moscow Mills, MO
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Made the best of it!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (PM) on July 3, 2021
Captain Stan and first mate Justin were excellent in navigating through a storm that ended our trip earlier than expected. ...
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Chris A.
Jonesboro, TX
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Great teachers.

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on June 1, 2021
Brought some kids on a senior trip. Absolutely couldn’t have asked for better guys to take us out. Mike and 1st mate Justin...
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Brian F.
Netherlands
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Great day of fishing!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Spring/Fall (AM) on September 9, 2021
We had a party of 11 going, great boat, fantastic crew, amazing catch!  This ship is a beauty, lots of room to fish, plush...
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FAQs about Charter Boat Destination

Charter Boat Destination offers the following trips to customers:
  • $2,250 per group, additional $150 per person after 11 guests - 6 Hour Trip (2:30-8:30) PM (6 hours)
  • $2,250 per group, additional $150 per person after 11 guests - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $2,250 per group, additional $150 per person after 11 guests - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $3,000 per group, additional $200 per person after 11 guests - 8 Hour Trip (AM) (8 hours)
  • $3,000 per group, additional $200 per person after 11 guests - 8 Hour Trip (PM) (8 hours)
  • $3,750 per group, additional $250 per person after 11 guests - 10 Hour Trip (10 hours)
  • $4,500 per group, additional $300 per person after 11 guests - 12 Hour Trip (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Charter Boat Destination, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning (36,000 btu )
  • GPS (Furuno navnet 3D, simrad satelite compass)
  • Fishfinder (Furuno 1100)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System (Speakers inside and out)
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Charter Boat Destination include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Custom rods, Penn and Shimano reels)
  • Live Bait (Usually fished for on the trip (30 min))
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (A tip of 15-20% is customary)
  • Fishing License

Charter Boat Destination offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Charter Boat Destination offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Charter Boat Destination include:
  • Amberjack
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Grouper (Scamp)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo