Hackers Charter Co

Hackers Charter Company’s recipe for a great trip is quite simple: a professional and patient captain, a nice boat, and decades of local knowledge. Join them for a trip you won’t forget in a hurry.

You will be fishing aboard the Pay ’N’ Dues, a 25’ SeaCat catamaran that’s one of the most stable boats you can find. She comes powered by a couple of 150 HP Yamaha 4-stroke fuel injection engines that take her to speeds of over 30 knots, getting you on the fish in no time. The Pay N Dues features an ice-box, a portable toilet, and a live well. Plus, she is outfitted with modern technologies to save your time while searching for a big one.

Book a half-day trip with captain Rob to check the bite, or opt for a full-day adventure. You are looking at a fun and relaxing adventure with a lot of exciting catches. Whichever package you choose, rest assured that Hackers Charter Co will put their talents to work for you.

The waters of the ‘Luckiest Fishing Village’ are home to anything from Flounder, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, and Bluefish to Wahoo, Red Snapper, Cobia, Mahi Mahi, Bull shark, Kingfish, and Amberjack to name just a few.

All trips come with quality rods, reels, tackle, and lures. Drinks are also included in the price, along with all the necessary fishing licenses. Bait is usually caught during the trip, which is a nice way to warm up. When you are done catching, the captain will clean your catch. After just one trip you will get your weekly dinner sorted!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,400
    up to 6 persons
    This is an ultimate adventure that will take you fishing for Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Cobia, Redfish, Snapper, Kingfish, Wahoo, Cobia, and other big boys.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,050
    up to 6 persons
    Add a few more hours to your trip and check as many productive spots as you can. Target Cobia, Red Snapper, Mahi Mahi, Redfish, and many more. Your potential catch will depend on the season.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    up to 6 persons
    This morning trip will take you to the nearshore waters for whatever is in season and biting. Get your hands on Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, and Flounder, or search the waters for something equally exciting.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $700
    up to 6 persons
    This afternoon trip will begin by catching the bait and then heading to the fishing spots. There, you will test your angling skills and target Redfish, Flounder, Bluefish, and many more.

About the Captain

Randy Hacker
Destin, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
15 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
58 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2017
I have enjoyed fishing for over 40 years. I live to be on the water catching fish. I am very fortunate that I can make a living doing what I love and providing a once in a life time chance to experience the open seas to others.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Bluefish
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Flounder
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish
Shark (Bull)

Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Sea Cat (Catamaran) originally built in 2006. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha 4-stroke engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Bowfishing
Flounder Gigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
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
PayPal
Checks

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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5.00
out of 5 stars from 4 reviews
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Claire H.
Oklahoma City, OK
 5.00
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Half day trip with captain Rob

VERIFIED   August 17, 2019
Rob did an excellent job making us feel comfortable with the equipment while maintaining safety. He was a great captain and...
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Marcus C.
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Half day trip with Captain Rob Hacker

VERIFIED   July 6, 2018
Had a great time, Capatain Rob was very knowledgeable and great at explaining technique in a manner the two young kids in...
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Jacob D. H.
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Can’t wait to go again!

VERIFIED   January 24, 2018
Captain Rob was amazing!  He was there early waiting for us, and was an expert at fishing!  Would definitely go again. ...
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Destin, Florida
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