Captain
Matt Condon

Member since April 2017 Destin, United States
Background
The Private Yacht Destin is operated by 3 Captains. Captain Al Altman has been running boats in and around Destin for 24 years. He is warm and welcoming, and specializes in family trips. Captain Matt Condon has been fishing and cruising in the Destin area for 20 years. He is a passionate fisherman who has won over $1,000,000 is fishing tournaments. "It's all about delivering a great experience". Captain Jud Burkett loves both fishing and cruising. Sunset cruise and Crab Island excursions are his favorites. Capt. Jud is avid golfer as well.
Techniques
Mostly, I like catching smiles on my customer's faces. Bottom fishing, Trolling, Kite Fishing - I do it all.

Hey, I'm Captain Matt Condon

Destin, United States
Background
The Private Yacht Destin is operated by 3 Captains. Captain Al Altman has been running boats in and around Destin for 24 years. He is warm and welcoming, and specializes in family trips. Captain Matt Condon has been fishing and cruising in the Destin area for 20 years. He is a passionate fisherman who has won over $1,000,000 is fishing tournaments. "It's all about delivering a great experience". Captain Jud Burkett loves both fishing and cruising. Sunset cruise and Crab Island excursions are his favorites. Capt. Jud is avid golfer as well.
Techniques
Mostly, I like catching smiles on my customer's faces. Bottom fishing, Trolling, Kite Fishing - I do it all.

My Charter Listing

Private Yacht Destin

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (11)
Destin
In demand!
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $1,250

Fishing Reports

Great day on water with Forbus Family
Great day on water with Forbus Family
Jul 5, 2017 Destin
We started our trip at 6:30am. The weather was spectacular - sunny sky and light winds . After getting ice, we proceeded to catch bait. We did not have much luck so instead of wasting time I decided to catch bait to "new" fashion way - I radioed the bait boat and bought it! So with a $20 shot of cigar minnows (Spanish sardines) in our live we started fishing. We set out a king mackerel rig of slow trolling with planners just outside the Destin pass. One planner had a swimming plug behind a 25' leader, and there other a live cigar minnow. No love. We did pick up a bonito on a red and white cedar plug. So, off to stop 1. Trolled for 10 minutes, no love. Off to stop 2 - about 6 miles to the west. The spot was lit up. We continued to troll and chummed up with area with a handful of bait tossed overboard. Bam, got our first king - perfect eating size. Then, each pass we got a Bonito. After catching a few of these sporty fish, we decided to see what we could pick up off the bottom. There were swarms of trigger-fish everywhere, but I needed to avoid them as they are out of season until next year. We kept loosing bait - presumably the small triggers were robbing us blind. Unfortunately, the Porpoises found us and things shut down. So, off to spot #3. I ran out about 8 miles. Saw 5 boats fishing the area and no one catching. So, we headed back to the east to spot #4 which always produces. A boat was there and picked up just before we arrived. The sounder was showing very little bottom activity so we started slow trolling again. No love, so we picked up and headed in - we did get to run along the beach and see all the pretty water. The fishing was great, but the catching was a little slow. All in all a great day to be out of the water. Thank you to Donna, Jeff, Brooke, Garrett, and Jordan!

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos & videos by reviewers (5)
4.9
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
out of 5 stars from 11 reviews
Boat
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Crew
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Experience
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
3 hour learn to fish
3 hour learn to fish
3 hour learn to fish
+2
Angler Rating
10
1
0
0
0
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
64%
Sort By:
Featured  
Showing:
5 of 11 reviews
Matt B.
Greenville, SC
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  5.0
Experience:
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Boat
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Crew
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Overall

4h afternoon fishing

VERIFIED   NEW  Snapper - Family Style on July 23, 2021
Fish weren’t biting too much but the Capt was great with the kids and the few that we caught were quality! Boat was great...
Matt B. recommends Private Yacht Destin
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
  Matt Condon Captain replied

Bernard T.
Smoke Rise, GA
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  5.0
Experience:
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Boat
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Crew
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Overall

July fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Snapper - Family Style on July 16, 2021
Bernard T. recommends Private Yacht Destin
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
Bernard T. recommends Private Yacht Destin
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful

Steve P.
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  5.0
Experience:
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Boat
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Crew
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Overall

Half Day Trip with Capt Matt and Parker

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Morning on July 30, 2017
We had an awesome time, and really enjoyed the boat. Parker was awesome getting us ready to fish, and we were able to fish...
Steve P. recommends Private Yacht Destin
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
  Matt Condon Captain replied

Brandon S.
United States
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  5.0
Experience:
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Boat
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Crew
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Overall

3 hour learn to fish

VERIFIED   Learn to Fish! on July 26, 2017
Our 3 hour learn to fish session was great! Captain Steve and Nathanial was great to explain and help with our 2 kids, ages...
Brandon S. recommends Private Yacht Destin
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
  Matt Condon Captain replied

Cory F.
Panama City, Florida
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  5.0
Experience:
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Boat
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Crew
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Overall

Great Day on the Gulf with Capt. Morgan

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Trolling Special on July 3, 2017
Awesome experience. Highly experienced captain put us on the fish even when they’re not bitting! Best of luck to Ramjack...
Cory F. recommends Private Yacht Destin
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
  Matt Condon Captain replied