Captain
Justin Hall

Member since October 2014

Destin, United States

Background
Fishing is not just a job for me it is my passion. Me and my first mate love fishing more than you do - it's why we do it for a living! So you can be assured we will do whatever it takes to put fish in the boat: IT'S WHAT WE DO!!!
Techniques
Bottom fishing is the most productive type of fishing in Destin area.

Hey, I'm Captain Justin Hall

Destin, United States
Background
Fishing is not just a job for me it is my passion. Me and my first mate love fishing more than you do - it's why we do it for a living! So you can be assured we will do whatever it takes to put fish in the boat: IT'S WHAT WE DO!!!
Techniques
Bottom fishing is the most productive type of fishing in Destin area.

My Charter Listings

Destin
trips from
US$ 700

Fishing Reports

Rainy day fun

April 14, 2016

Had a great fishing trip in the rain with 5 Atlanta ladies that have never fished before and their boss. They were troopers and had a great time in the rain. Like we always say "fish don't know it's… Read Full Report →


Big Fish Nation

April 07, 2016

Biggest amberjack of the season and just plain good times. The bait is now showing up and the jacks are fired up. Come fish with Maximus to land that big fish you always dreamed about!! Read Full Report →


Amberjack bite still on!!

August 13, 2015

Destin's beautiful blue water proves once again to be an awesome fishery for all species but large AMBERJACKS are on the menu right now. Had another great day catching some large AJs. Read Full Report →


Shark Saturday

August 08, 2015

Shark Saturday was on fire again!! Customer asked if we could go catch a shark, so instead of 1 shark we caught 9 sharks. Sharks ranged from 125-200 lbs. In addition to the Sharks we caught 12 amber jacks… Read Full Report →


AJ season is here!!

August 01, 2015

Opening day of amber jack season in federal water was another awesome day aboard Maximus. We had 4 big amberjacks in the first 45 minutes on our morning trip. Following up with our limit of AJs on our afternoon… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.90 out of 5 stars from 111 reviews

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Went fishing on Friday, May 26, 2017

Maximus was a great boat. Justin was awesome. We are 3 older ladies who wanted to fish and he was patient with each one of us

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Went fishing on Thursday, May 18, 2017

We will be back next year with the same captain. Can’t go wrong with him.

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Went fishing on Tuesday, May 16, 2017

We had a great time, caught plenty of fish, and the captain was great! We loved the boats smooth ride and plenty of room. I highly recommend this trip to anyone.!!!!! Thanks again

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Went fishing on Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Had a great time. Got to catch some big fish before going to a spot to catch smaller keeper fish. Justin was very personable and helpful. Would go again and recommend to friends and family.

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Went fishing on Monday, May 15, 2017

Captain Justin was awesome! We never stopped catching fish- huge amber jacks, trolling for tuna, then going after some snappers! The boat was immaculate, very comfortable, and FAST! We spent much more time fishing than traveling to fishing spots than I have on previous trips! Captain is also very friendly and personable! Never a dull moment! we WILL be fishing with him again in the future
- Darlene & Michael

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Went fishing on Tuesday, May 9, 2017

We had an amazing trip with Capt Justin. His boat was far superior than other charters we’ve hired in the past. He was awesome and the fish were biting! We will definitely be a return client.

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Went fishing on Friday, May 12, 2017

My husband & I took our boys (ages 7 & 9) out for their first ever deep sea fishing trip. They loved it & my oldest said it was the best day of our vacation! We asked if we could catch some smaller fish that the boys would enjoy bringing up first then move over to something bigger & Justin delivered.  He Put us on fish first thing & we reeled in lots of Vermilion Snapper, Trigger fish & some white snapper. Then we moved & managed to bring in a couple Amberjack & a nice size Red Snapper.  Justin was very helpful with the boys & if we went a few minutes without getting a bite he was changing bait or position. You will catch fish on the Maximus.

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, May 14, 2017

Thanks, the kids did great given the waves. We did the best we could with the given weather and the kids held in there strong. Good family fun!


Went fishing on Saturday, May 6, 2017

I bought the trip for my boy friend for his birthday. When his friends got back they already wanted to plan a trip with captain Justin.

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, May 14, 2017

Glad everyone had fun. Always fun to see a few military boys get whipped on by some amber jacks.
We appreciate your service guys and happy birthday!

Went fishing on Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Nonstop catching, never a lull in the action. Only drawback was that the red snappers were out of season and all had to go back.

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Went fishing on Tuesday, May 2, 2017

It was a great time we all had fun for our first deep sea fishing trip

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, May 14, 2017

Thanks for the review. Nothing like catching 3 cobias in 1 day. Oh wait they were baby’s about 2 weeks old lol, but all the rest of the fishing was great.


Went fishing on Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Worked hard to make outlets trip memorable. Nice guy that knows his stuff. Enjoyed fishing with him and would book with him again if I get the chance.

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Went fishing on Friday, April 14, 2017

Our trip with Captain Justin was WONDERFUL! This was an early college graduation present from my dad and we both had so much fun catching fish and talking with Justin the whole afternoon. He took us to great stops where we caught many fish. He kept us laughing with stories the whole trip! We are looking forward to booking with him again in the near future for a group trip; I would highly recommend Justin for both family and friends!!

Fished April 2017

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Thank you, glad you both had a good time. Congratulations on your graduation!

Went fishing on Sunday, April 9, 2017

This is my 5th year fishing Destin and I wish I had found MAXIMUS years ago
what an awesome Capt and great trip as always. I tell all my friends and family if you come to Destin there is only one guy to fish with! Capt Justin and MAXIMUS
THE BOAT IS AWESOME AND HE ENJOYS BEING ON THE WATER!!!

Fished April 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, April 4, 2017

I was pretty disappointed with the experience. I had been communicating with Captain Justin for several weeks prior to my trip asking how the fishing was and asking what we would be fishing for. Justin’s response to me was “Usually cobia is just showing up in April so you got a good chance at 1 or 2 of those. Otherwise amber jack, vermillion snappers, king fish, groupers that type stuff is here then”. We spent a good portion of the trip hovered over a reef catching small reef fish using cut up squid, which is not what I had pictured based on the information I received from Justin, what is advertised on their website or based on the $1000 I spent for the trip. We were using the same bait and catching the same fish from the pier the day prior for $8. Also, they were catching a ton of Kings off the pier the day before and we saw a ton of other boats trolling in the area for what I am assuming were Kings. I guess I was just really disappointed in the experience for the amount of money I spent.

We just wanted to catch something that puts up a fight. I finally asked if we could go catch something that takes some line. Justin was fine with that and took us over to a wreck about 2 miles from where we were. He definitely put us on the Amberjacks which was awesome and the highlight of the trip. We couldn’t keep any but we didn’t care.

The captain’s website said all the gear was Loomis or Biscayne rods. It even says that the bait catching rods are Loomis. Every rod we saw on the boat were Shimano. The rod I was using for reef fish was a Shimano and pretty beat up.  Not a huge deal but again wasn’t what was advertised. We missed quite a few hookups and my son and I, who fish a lot, noticed that the circle hooks we were using were pretty dull. I personally change out hooks daily at a minimum on my own boat but the ones we were using seemed really dull. Also, on our rod we were all sharing to catch the Amberjacks, the line didn’t go through one of the guides on the rod. Again, not a huge deal but not something I expect from a $1000 half day trip. Also would have been even more critical had we been able to retain fish.

Justin was pleasant for the most part but he didn’t really greet us first thing in the morning and there was never a “welcome aboard my boat” or any kind of safety briefing to show everyone where the life preservers or fire extinguishers were. Also, the website says “We keep a complimentary cooler full of ice cold drinks to keep you hydrated and feeling fresh”. That was never offered to any of us.

I also paid an extra $50 for two more guests to fish; however they ended up not feeling well and never touched a fishing pole. Would have been nice if Justin would have offered that $100 back to me since they were just spectators.

I guess in summary…...nice boat and good experience catching a few Amberjacks but this trip wasn’t worth what I spent and wasn’t even close to the experience I was hoping to have with my two sons and wife.

Robert C Jakel does not recommend MAXIMUS

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, April 17, 2017

I am sorry if you fealt cheated in any way or if you weren’t happy with your trip. By no means am I happy if you are not satisfied. The state closed amberjack early this year so we couldn’t keep them. I asked as we were leaving the dock if you wanted to catch keeper fish, which are small to medium type reef fish or fish for AJs which are out of season but are the strongest. You said you wanted keeper fish so we went and caught a lot of vermillion snappers which are very good eating. We spent the last hour catching AJs as you requested, so I put you on them.
I only use OWNER hooks, which is the best and most expensive.I highly doubt they were “dull” hooks. By law we have to use circle hooks when bottom fishing. There is a learning curve when using circle hooks vs snatching with J hooks. I promise you that you weren’t missing them due to old dull hooks.
In regards to the gear I have gloomis, Biscayne and Shimano with all Shimano reels, better than 99% of charter boats you will get on. Again sorry if you didn’t feel a $500 rod and reel combo wasn’t satisfactory.
Drinks and snacks are not provided as stated on Fishingbooker site. However I do have waters on ice in the event someone forgot or ran out. You guys had a cooler with drinks that you were drinking so sorry if I didn’t offer you a drink.

Sorry if you weren’t happy with the trip, that’s definetly a first for me. I will make it up to you if you choose to fish with me again.


Went fishing on Wednesday, April 12, 2017

We had a blast!
Captain Justin was a great guide!!!
My wife who is 3 months pregnant, my 7 year old son, my father in law and my self all had a great time fishing with Captain Justin.  He put us on fish right away and we continued to catch fish non stop. Captain Justin was great with helping my 7 year old get several fish on and coached him to stay after the fish when he was wearing down. We had a great time and I highly recommend this to anyone with children or anyone wanting to have a great time catching fish!!!  He even took us to some areas to see dolphins and sea turtles Thanks Captain Justin!

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Thanks, your son did great and we caught a lot of fish together.


Went fishing on Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Boat had latest equipment and got us out quickly and easily handled the largest waves.  Captain Justin was very patient with my son and I who have little experience salt water fishing.  He knew exactly where to fish and what technique to hook up and get the fish in the boat.  We hauled in and released a bunch of amber jack and large red snapper but the big catch was a heathy 44lb Cobia which we just finished grilling up (after Capt Justin cleaned and packaged it up for us).  Highly recommend booking this trip - we will definitely do it again next time we are here.

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Thanks guys, nothing tops the trip more than a nice Cobia. You both did great, hope to fish with you again.

Went fishing on Thursday, March 16, 2017

It was an absolute awesome trip. Got amber jacks, grouper, snappers and a huge cobia. Awesome trip!!

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Went fishing on Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, April 3, 2017

Thanks guys. We pulled up the weirdest looking clam I’ve seen on this trip.


Went fishing on Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Wow! Did I say WOW! JUSTIN delivered just what he said, 11 Amberjacks in a great afternoon trip. Would not hesitate to recommend Captain Justin and the Maximus to anyone!!!

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, April 3, 2017

Thanks guys. Once again the reef donkeys proved to be stronger than 1 man can handle….
Plus the tax man got his cut again as well!!


Went fishing on Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Amazing fishing

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, March 23, 2017

Thanks guys. Everyone enjoys a little shark fun!!


Went fishing on Sunday, March 19, 2017

Great trip caught fish from the time the anchor hit the water till it was out of the water. Great boat I did not realize that a catamaran would ride smoother than the big boats I have been one. Don’t plan on do much the rest of the days your gonna be tired from catching fish. Can’t wait to do it again.

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, March 19, 2017

Thanks guys. Another great day on the water with good customers.


Went fishing on Monday, March 13, 2017

My 12 year old son and I had a wonderful time Captain Justin we caught tons of keepers and had a great family meal afterward.  Justin is great with kids and adults.  Don’t hesitate book with Justin

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Went fishing on Saturday, February 11, 2017

Great afternoon on the water - we all caught Amberjack and shark and then followed it up with trigger fish, white snapper and red snapper, as well as a few others!

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, February 13, 2017

Thanks everyone, we had a good time as well.

Went fishing on Wednesday, December 28, 2016

I booked this trip for my dad, husband and brother. They said it was the best charter experience they have ever had! Justin offered two options…fish for good eating fish or big fish. Given that we were from out of town and couldn’t take fish home, the guys decided to pursue big fish. They were not disappointed! It was constant action from start (bait fishing) to finish. After a number of successful hauls near a shipwreck, circling sharks stole a few which added to the excitement. By the end of the day their forearms were burning and they happily turned the rod over to the next guy in line. We would highly recommend this charter service and look forward to booking again next time we are in town.

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, December 31, 2016

Got some nice cobia today. That’s pretty rare this time of year


Went fishing on Thursday, December 22, 2016

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Went fishing on Sunday, December 11, 2016

Girl friend and I had a amazing time. A day later and my arms are still sore. Lol. Bait up drop line- real in fish!!!! Be prepared to catch fish. Justin is very friendly and very interactive. Our next trip will definitely be with MAXIMUS. Thank you Justin for the experience you shared with us. Todd Rosemore & Crystal Hastings.

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, December 12, 2016

Thanks, had a good time myself.
Thought we had a big grouper and turns out it’s was a 65+ lb stingray. Good day of winter fishing in Destin.
Some nice red snappers and a few amberjacks to loosen the arms up a bit.


Went fishing on Saturday, September 24, 2016

My Birthday with real Friends on a REAL Fishing Trip!!!  The experience of bringing in Fish so BIG was mind blowing!!!  The Captain knew exactly where to find them FAST!!!  Our only let down was we couldn’t keep them because they were out of season.  However, we will be going with MAXIMUS June 2017 and I’m bringing more of my Friends!!!  Thanks MAXIMUS Great Job!!!

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Went fishing on Sunday, October 9, 2016

Justin put us on to some great fish within moments of setting off! Caught some nice mackerel, snapper, and a nice variety of others. Thanks for making this an unforgettable outting, Justin!

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Went fishing on Sunday, October 2, 2016

Had a great time today!!  Justin did a great job!!!
I would recommend this trip to anyone!!  Thanks Justin!!

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Went fishing on Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Awesome day.  Captain Justin texted that the seas were getting really rough farther out.  He came up with a plan for my kids to have a great time a little closer in.  He even took us out there and offered to not charge us if we did not like the spot.  Needless to say my boys caught a lot of fish and learned about each species.

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Went fishing on Tuesday, September 27, 2016

An awesome experience!  Thanks for a GREAT trip!  Couldn’t have been any better!  THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Big jacks and sore backs all days. You guys did a great job catching 30+ jacks today.


Went fishing on Saturday, September 10, 2016

Amazing trip. Capt. Justin is so nice and so helpful. He is the only person we will schedule future trips with. Put us on the fish right away and all day. Thanks Capt. Justin, you are the best!!!!

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, September 12, 2016

Thank you. Had a good time with a very nice family 2 days in a row. Great sunset on 2nd day


Went fishing on Friday, September 9, 2016

The trip was amazing. Captain Justin put us rite on the fish. He has the fastest boat in the fleet.  We caught a bunch of fish. We will be going out on the MAXIMUS again soon.

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, September 12, 2016

Thanks guys that cobia was a stud


Went fishing on Thursday, September 8, 2016

Captain Justin is the man!  He was funny, patient and made our fishing trip a memorable one.  The boat was comfortable and spacious.  He even took the time to point out the sea turtles and stopped the boat so we could see a dolphin run.  Thank you for a great esperience.  Highly recommend anyone to book this trip.

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Went fishing on Monday, August 8, 2016

Even with choppy waters overcast sky’s and seasick passengers Captain Justin still got us in some fish. Two parents and four kids from 6-14. Everyone fished everyone caught and everyone had a blast. Will definitely go with Justin again.

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Went fishing on Wednesday, July 27, 2016

My family and I all had a great trip.  Even though the water was rough do to a storm that had passed the captain did a great job getting us on fish, we all caught fish so two thumbs up and thanks for a great fishing trip

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Thank you, glad you all had fun despite the weather.

Went fishing on Tuesday, August 2, 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, August 1, 2016

I chose Maximus because of the reviews that were posted about his guide service. The previous reviews were right on. Captain Hall was very personable and worked to ensure that we had a good time and a memorable experience. I would highly recommend him to anyone wanting to charter fish the Destin area.

Fished August 2016

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Went fishing on Sunday, July 10, 2016

I researched online and came across Captain Justin Hall and his boat, the Maximus.  After reading all the reviews, he was hands down the best “on paper”.  So, I called and spoke with him and explained what I was looking for - that my family had experienced a very difficult year after losing my boys’ father and as their mom, I wanted them to experience a trip of a lifetime….something I had not been able to do in the past.  So, I was coming down with my two teenage sons and one of their friends, it was 3 teenage boys and myself in all.  I explained that I wanted the best bang for my buck and asked which “trip” he recommended for my boys to have the “ultimate” experience.  He was very professional on the phone and he immediately put me at ease in booking something of this “expense” blindly so to speak.  We got the date set and were good to go.

Upon arriving, he met us warmly and welcomed us aboard.  The boat was well equipped and he had all the gear loaded, rigged and ready to go.  He even provided cold drinks for us as needed, inclusive of the charter price.  Captain Justin is very personable and that immediately put this single mom at ease to know that we were in good hands. 

It was apparent early on that Captain Justin is very knowledgeable and knows how to put his customers on the fish.  There was not any “dead period” while fishing; it seemed like one or more of my boys were constantly battling and/or reeling something in ALWAYS! The smiles on the boys faces in the attached pictures (with the exception of Cody, who rarely ever smiles because he’s way too cool for that) says it all!  We caught our limit of Red Snapper, along with some Amberjack, Blue Runner, Sailfish and Shark which made for an adrenal pumping, fun day for everyone!

This was hands down the very best fishing trip I have EVER been on!  You could not ask for more, Captain Justin was attentive to everyone on board to ensure they had the best personal fishing experience!  He spent time with my youngest son so that big brother didn’t outdo him… it was great! 
We created many memories aboard his boat on July 10th that will last a lifetime!  We look forward to definitely doing it again very, very soon! 

Sincerely,
Wanda Carpenter - One Very Grateful Mom

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Thank you for the kind words. We had a good trip and the kids defenetly had fun.

Went fishing on Thursday, July 14, 2016

Let me establish some credibility (possibly)...My family and I have lived on the Texas Coast our whole lives.  My brother is a professional bay guide and my uncle is a professional Captain based out of Galveston TX.  We’ve fished in the bay and the gulf our entire lives.  Having said all of that…..We had one of the best family fishing trips EVER and it was all because of Captain Hall.  We’ve come to Destin every year for several years and I swear that we’ve found our guy.  He is a family man himself, very personable and extremely professional.  All of the other positive reviews were correct.  I spoke with Captain Hall before the trip and explained what we preferred to do (if possible) and he delivered!  The boat was great, the tackle was great and he knew where to go and how to fish for them.  It was obvious that he had a plan and he set out to exceed our expectations.  Of course, HE DID.  We didn’t stay too long or leave too early from fishing locations. He made a point to show the entire family all of the diverse sea life while we were changing spots, how to use the equipment properly and the history and current events of the area.  There were so many charters to choose from and since we weren’t from the area, we had no idea if we made the best choice.  There’s no doubt now. We are REALLY REALLY happy.  It’s the first time in a LONG TIME that we felt like with got a bargain. I know there is no way to truly guarantee you’re going to catch fish but, he’s about as close as you can get.  We’ve decided that on our future trips to Destin, we’re going to base all of our other activities around Captain Hall’s availability.  There’s no doubt other people can catch fish as well but, as a vacationer I now know that the whole trip won’t be a disappointment because we will get what we paid for…..I can’t say enough good things!  I think the key to the relationship and success of the trip may be to make sure that you talk to Captain Hall prior to the trip and discuss your expectations.  He will try to exceed them.  No doubt he loves his job.  Finally, we attached a lot of photos but they weren’t remotely all of them.  We had snapper, Bonito Tuna, Bull Sharks, Blue runner, cobia, amber jack….the family loved seeing the dolphins, sea turtles, remora, and other sea life….we fought all of the fish that we could physically handle that day…..make a reservation with Justin Hall on the “MAXIMUS”.  He’s the 1st charter that I’ve ever been on that was more concerned with our satisfaction more than the profit of the day.  He’s going to be around for a long time because of repeat business…....you won’t be disappointed

Fished July 2016

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Nothing more to say here, other than,Thank you very much. As captain and business owner, an overly satisfied customer is the best day I can have. Regardless of what we catch, my best days are when my customer is completely satisfied and I meet there expectations.
Again, thank you!

Went fishing on Friday, June 24, 2016

Great trip. Justin was great made the trip a fantastic experience. This was a trip for May grandson and Justin made sure it was a trip to remember. Would recommend this trip. Only reason for not giving 5 stars was his boat was being repaired and this was a friends boat. Justin said his boat is newer and better motors.

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, July 10, 2016

Glad you guys had fun


Went fishing on Monday, July 4, 2016

I would highly recommend Justin Hall and his boat Maximus to anyone who wants a guide that works hard for his clients. Went on an 8hr trip on the 4th of July and killed the Red Snapper. Great guide, great company and a great time spent fishing with Justin and my son Cole.

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Thanks guys had a good time as well.


Went fishing on Wednesday, June 29, 2016

I didn’t just catch fish, I made a friend.  Justin was a great guy.  I will be fishing with him again.  He had great fishing holes!!

Fished June 2016

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Went fishing on Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Had a great time fishing yesterday afternoon. Had a ton of hookups lost some good fish to sharks.  One of the guys I work with wanted the chance to catch a shark so Justin rigged him up. 15 minutes later he was being pulled all over the boat by a 250lb + bull shark.  We got it to the boat for pics

The end of the day I lost about a 10lb snapper to another shark. This one came up to the boat pushing 350-400lbs.  This was by far the biggest shark I have seen this close up

Great Trip!!

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Went fishing on Saturday, June 25, 2016

Captain Justin hall did a awesome job making he experience great for me and my girlfriend. Keep us on fish and getting bites, and landed some nice fish even tho the bite was hard to catch.

Fished June 2016

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, June 26, 2016

Thanks guys. Glad her first saltwater experience was what she was hoping for.


Went fishing on Thursday, June 23, 2016

Wow!!! Justin knows what he is doin . We had a trip of a life time . Catching red snapper white snapper black snapper red grouper trigerfish amberjack Mahi Mahi and even shark. We loved it so much we booked for next year before trip was ever over !!!!

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Went fishing on Monday, June 13, 2016

Capt. Justin was awesome. Any and all questions we had he took the time to answer them. Within ten minutes of arriving on the fish we were putting fish on ice.  With Capt. Justin you are guaranteed to take home fish.  Would recommend Maximus for your family charter.

Fished June 2016

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, June 20, 2016

Thanks guys I had a good time as well.


Went fishing on Tuesday, June 7, 2016

We had a fun time fishing but lost time doing so due to the captain not having bait before we left and the bait boat not being on the water.  This meant that we had to spend 1 hour fishing for bait.  Then when we got to location it was decided to anchor so the captain could spend more time helping my kids fish.  This I understand but the process took 30 min due to an unusual current.  We ended up catching a few fish and snagged a shark that we brought right up along side of the boat.  I just wish we had had more time catching edible fish and not just bait.

Peter Morris does not recommend MAXIMUS

Fished June 2016

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, June 17, 2016

Getting live bait prior to the trip is part of the fishing trip. Here in Destin every day we get live before we go fishing. You can’t keep them alive in the harbor they only survive in the gulf. The kids loved catching bait because they got to help real them in. I apologize if you didn’t like that portion of the trip but that’s The beginning of everybody’s trip.
I had fun fishing with your kids and I thought everyone had a good time.


Went fishing on Monday, May 30, 2016

Justin,
Thank you for a great morning out on the water. Justin put us on the fish instantly while other boats were still fishing for bait. He is a very patient instructor and knows his stuff. Don’t miss a chance to fish with this great captain. Don’t forget to get some of your fresh catch cooked locally. Best fish I’ve every eaten!

Fished May 2016

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Went fishing on Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Fished May 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, May 26, 2016

Great trip on the Maximus with Justin and Rob. They found plenty of fish and helped us land all we could handle! Don’t miss this trip! These guys deliver!

Fished May 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Great trip! The captain was very knowledgeable and helpful and definitely put us on some fish. Would definitely book again!

Fished May 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Water was a little rough, 6-8’ but Captain Justin and First Mate Rob did a great job of handling the whole trip. Both were extremely personable and genuinely cared that we had a great experience. A couple of members got a little queasy given the conditions but we caught plenty of fish and had an overall great trip. Would definitely recommend this trip and crew for everyone.

Fished May 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, May 16, 2016

Great captain,enjoyed the trip ,knowledgeable ,and upbeat,will book again in future.

Fished May 2016

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, May 22, 2016

Glad you had fun, thanks for booking with Maximus!


Went fishing on Thursday, May 12, 2016

Beautiful boat and great crew. The Captain put us on fish all afternoon. Literally caught a fish almost every cast. Highly recommend!

Fished May 2016

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, May 22, 2016

Thanks I had a great time with you guys.


Went fishing on Friday, April 29, 2016

We had a great time with Captain Justin and Captain Rob and they worked hard to put us on some big fish quickly. These guys were passionate about what they do and we’re passionate about helping us catch fish. They know where to go and we caught more than anyone in the marina and they were larger as well. Great Time!

Fished April 2016

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, April 30, 2016

Thanks guys we had a good time as well, hope to take you guys fishing again.
Capt Justin


Went fishing on Saturday, April 23, 2016

We had a blast. I would fish with Maximus every trip we take out of Destin FL. We caught our limit and couldn’t have asked for a better captain and mate.

Fished April 2016

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, April 24, 2016

Thanks guys, we had a good time as well. Beautiful day on the water.

Went fishing on Wednesday, April 13, 2016

One of the best trips ever.My staff had no fishing experiance before.Over 100 fish in four hours.With
God’s Blessing we will do other trips this year.This
is the real deal if you want a crew that over delivers.
Dr.McRae

Fished April 2016

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Went fishing on Friday, April 15, 2016

I am not a fisherman but I did go with my husband and adult son and they loved it - especially my son.  What impressed the two that were fishing was the speed that we were able to get to the fishing location and how the entire trip was centered on fishing - no wasted time.  Capt. Jason and Rob spent all their time making sure that those fishing had a successful trip.  I believe that this crew would accommodate your desires (within reason) so let them know what you are interested in doing.  Both of them were very personable and professional.  We plan on returning for more fishing on the Maximus!

Fished April 2016

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Went fishing on Sunday, April 17, 2016

Spent a great day catching plenty of fish 59 total with a friendly and outgoing crew.

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Went fishing on Wednesday, April 6, 2016

BEST DEEP SEA FISHING TRIP OF MY LIFE!  THIS CAPT. KNOWS HOW TO PUT YOU ON THE FISH!  I AM ALREADY PLANNING MY NEXT TRIP.

Fished April 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, April 4, 2016

We had a great time fishing on the Maximus!  We had 4 kids that loved reeling in all kinds of fish!  We caught some nice Amberjacks, Snappers and many other types of fish.  Unexpectedly, we witnessed a shark bite off one of our larger catches; which was wild.  We also saw several dolphins and sea turtles.  The boat is in great shape and the captain and first mate answered all of our questions with good cheer.  We will fish with these guys again!

Fished April 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, March 24, 2016

We booked on-line based on reviews and they were 100% accurate.  Captain Justin and Captain Rob were the best!  Prior to the trip they were communicating to us via e-mail, text and phone calls to make sure we were all set.  The weather conditions weren’t great that day, but Justin and Rob took great care of us.  The trip was well planned, the boat was well taken care.  Justin and Rob worked together nonstop to make sure that our kids were having a great time and CATCHING FISH!!!  Our next trip to Destin will definitely include another fishing trip on Maximus!!

Fished March 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, March 26, 2016

Booked a half day trip with Maximus through FishingBooker - great experience start to finish and would highly recommend Maximus. The guys are top notch, professional, fun, great with kids, and a class act. They know what they are doing, kept us on the fish the whole trip, had the best attitude the entire trip, love what they do, and it shows. We caught so much fish—could not keep all due to sizes and seasons, but had fun catching every one of them and still took home over 40 fish. Boat and gear are great, perfect for this area. Will call them again next time we are in town and look forward to a summer trip out to the rigs.

Fished March 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, March 14, 2016

We did a half day trip and took 3 of our kids with us 11,13, and 16.  They all had a blast despite having a little rain. Maximus is a great boat for bring the family. Plenty of room for 5 of us and captain Justin and Rob did a great job with the kids. Everyone caught fish.  We ended up catching 5 Bonita Tuna a bunch of trigger fish and Chocolate porgy, and I caught a 20lb+ Red Snapper.

Fished March 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Was the best time ever! It Justin and Rob are GREAT! We had the most fun on this trip! We will be back for sure!

Fished January 2016

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, January 20, 2016

A great group of guys and we had a lot of fun watching them struggle with the some AJs.


Went fishing on Saturday, January 2, 2016

Had an excellent trip!  We’ve been on several fishing trips and this was by far the BEST!  We were catching fish withing minutes of dropping a line.  It was great!  Captain Justin and Rob definitely love what they do and it makes the experience that much better.  After getting off the boat it felt like we had been out fishing with our friends all day!  Will definitely be calling these guys if/when we make it back to Destin!!

Fished January 2016

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Another great trip!! Opening day of Amberjack and triggerfish didn’t let us down. We got our limit in both amberjack and triggers pretty quick. Managed to catch 2 tunas on 1 bait also, first for us.

Thanks guys looking forward to fishing with you again!


Went fishing on Sunday, December 27, 2015

This was our first time and we had a great time.  Fish were plentiful too bad that we were not able to keep most of our catch.  Despite this we all had a great experience. Captain Justin and Robbie were great.  Thank you.

Fished December 2015

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Thanks TSE family, we enjoyed having you out on the water. Looking forward to fishing with you again soon.


Went fishing on Thursday, October 15, 2015

Loved the trip.  The guys worked very hard to make sure that we had a good trip and catch fish.  Will go again.

Fished October 2015

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, October 19, 2015

Thanks guys. We caught a lot of amber jacks and 2 sharks back to back for the grand finale.


Went fishing on Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Great time. Guys were friendly and made sure we caught fish.

Fished October 2015

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Went fishing on Saturday, August 29, 2015

So my friends and I leave Atlanta Georgia and head to Destin for fishing trip. I had been many times before to go deep-sea fishing but my friends had never experienced it at all. When we arrived Justin and Robbie were already there, the boat was prepped and ready to leave.  I noticed right away that Robbie and Justin friendly knowledgeable and professional which was a plus because the fishing trip wasn’t cheap.

Once I have called all the baitfish and headed out to open water the trip took about an hour but Rob he kept us in the loop about past fishing trips, what to expect, and all the safety rules are required to make sure that we got back to shore. These guys were absolutely awesome I don’t want to be too long-winded but it was the best deep-sea fishing trip that I ever had and I didn’t even catch a fish LOL. My friends all caught fish and raved about it all the way back to Atlanta. They’re still rubbing in my face that I didn’t catch a fish and it was my birthday.

Justin and Robbie will definitely see us again, we decided to make this an annual trip… I’m hoping to catch the two that got away next time.

I have already referred three friends to your site and I’m hoping that they decide to take a trip to Destine to experience what my friends and I did. It’s was awesome! Thanks guys

Fished August 2015

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Thanks guys. Nothing funnier than watching 4 big guys get their butts whipped by a big amberjack. You just can’t explain to someone how strong they are. You just have to let them see for themselves!


Went fishing on Thursday, August 20, 2015

Great trip!! Caught lots of fish.  Guide really knew the waters

Fished August 2015

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, August 23, 2015

Always a good day when we have to use both boards plus double stack a few of them…
Enjoyed the trip with you guys.


Went fishing on Thursday, August 13, 2015

Had a great time taking my kids fishing for their first time out on the ocean. We went in August and it was actually great weather.  We also went in the afternoon but were not bothered by the heat.  The captain and the first mate did a great job helping the kids catch fish like Vermillion Snapper, Chocolate Porgie, White Snapper and a couple of Trigger fish we threw back.

Fished August 2015

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, August 17, 2015

Thanks guys, glad everyone had fun. As usual we had a good time with a few good kids aboard Maximus. They got to reel in a lot of fish. We got to answer 900 questions and have a good laugh with them getting their butt kicks by the fish. That’s a good day on our boat!


Went fishing on Friday, August 14, 2015

We had a great time, broke some rods and a reel lol. We caught a lot of fish, very fun crew to be around. We will definitely book with them again!!!!!

Fished August 2015

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, August 17, 2015

Yep we busted a $250 rod in 3 pieces and stripped the guts out of another reel. I’ve always heard if you ain’t breaking stuff you ain’t fishing hard enough….
We caught a lot of fish on this trip and the AJs proved to a few tourists once again why they are called “reef donkeys”....
Seemed like a great first time on the ocean for your birthday. Happy Birthday!

Went fishing on Tuesday, August 11, 2015

We took a 7 and 9 year old out for everyone’s first off shore fishing charter.  Let me tell you, it was the trip of a lifetime.  Justin and Rob are first class in every aspect.  They were great with the kids and were patient with two inexperienced deep sea land lovers.  These guys will put you right on top of the fish and you WILL get a boat full.  Next time I am in Destin, I am definitely booking a trip or two again.

Fished August 2015

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, August 14, 2015

Thanks guys. We really do enjoy taking kids and answering all 967 questions they got for us. Some boats are against taking kids but not MAXIMUS. It’s some of our funniest and most enjoyable days!
Offshore fishing is nothing like pond fishing it’s an eye opening experience for kids always.