My Chance Charters has been fishing the waters out of Destin for over 30 years and they are excited to share their vast experience with you. The crew is very friendly and happy to assist anglers in their saltwater fishing adventure. Destin is called the “world’s luckiest fishing village” and a crew that has decades of experience in this area will give you every chance to get your dream fish.

The vessel is a stout 30’ Black Watch saltwater fisher, powered by twin 225 HP Cummins engines. The boat is equipped with powerful engines so you can take full advantage of the great fishing locale that is Destin. It also has an observation tower, helping you spot that Mahi Mahi and Cobia. Comforts are not neglected though, as the boat has a full head toilet.

The experienced captain Michael King knows many fishing techniques and is very happy to help you with them; whether assisting or teaching you, you are in capable hands. This charter offers you a great variety of different fish you can catch and ways you can use to catch them. All equipment needed is provided by the charter. Penn reels are a staple, as well as special custom-built rods, everything in place so you can really get the most out of the water.

The minimum age for children is 8, with the charter providing all required vests. People new to fishing are very welcome as the captain is an excellent teacher eager to get new anglers hooked on the bite in the blue water. Live bait is fished with the customer if the weather is nice, and the price of the purchased bait is included, if weather conditions don’t allow fishing for it. There is free parking offered in the Marina, and additional parking available across the street at a public parking lot.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Bottom fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,560
    A full day out on the beautiful blue while bottom fishing. Red and Black Grouper will be targeted, as well as Red Snapper and Triggerfish. Live or cut bait is provided by the charter on this trip.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,170
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Afternoon
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $780
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Morning
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $780
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About the Charter Operator

My Chance
Destin, Florida, United States
7 Fishing Reports
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306 Customer Reviews
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Member since January 2018
Captain Michael King has over 15 years of experience fishing the Gulf of Mexico and he's eager to share it with his customers. Well known in the marina for his openness and candor, captain King is keen on entertaining and educating his customers to the fullest extent. He comes from a family with 3 generations of fishermen in it. They've done everything from commercial long lines to chartering Gulf boats. Their vast experience in fishing has coined their unofficial family motto "It's not a job, it's an adventure". Come join My Chance Charters and let them show you just how exciting and wonderous fishing in the Gulf of Mexico can really be.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Black Grouper
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Tarpon Tarpon
Triggerfish (Gray) Gray Triggerfish

Boat Specs

Black Watch (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1992, and restored in 2007. Powered by 2 225HP 5.9 Cummins engines.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
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
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
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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Angler Rating
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96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
99%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Wonderful Trip!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on October 23, 2021
We just finished our 6 hour trip bottom fishing and trolling. Captain Mike was great at getting us in the fish and when we...
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Fishing with Michael

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Morning on August 9, 2021
Michael was very knowledgeable and guided us to the right areas to catch what we were interested in. We had a good fortune...
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Township Of Jackson, PA
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200lb Shark on 30lb test

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Afternoon on October 11, 2021
Are you Kidding me I caught a 200lb bull shark on 30lb test. Captain Mike handed me his “new toy” and I fought not 1 but...
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Last minute trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Morning on October 17, 2021
Today was our last day in Destin, our vacation is coming to a close.  Yet, we still have some time so we decided to message...
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Portland, TN
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Fun trip on a touch day!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Afternoon on July 13, 2021
We had a fun day of fishing and Captain Mike worked really hard to find fish on a tough day. I was really impressed at how...
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FAQs about My Chance Charters

My Chance Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $780 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Afternoon (4 hours)
  • $780 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Morning (4 hours)
  • $1,170 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,560 per group - Full Day Trip - Bottom fishing (8 hours)

When you book a trip with My Chance Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Full head)
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with My Chance Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn reels and custom-built rods)
  • Live Bait (Fished during the trip if the weather permits)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

My Chance Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

My Chance Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with My Chance Charters include:
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tarpon
  • Triggerfish (Gray)