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ChampionShip Charters

from $660

DESTIN, FL // ChampionShip Charters offers 5 trips, starting with a 4-hour trip and continuing through 6-hour, 8-hour, 12-hour and 24-hour trips for up to  passengers. Once you select book now, the link will take you to the checkout where you can choose your specific trip duration.

  • Reviews 7 Reviews
    5/5
  • Fishing Type
    Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing
  • Activity Level 12 HR
    8/8
All about the ChampionShip Charters.

Offshore reef fishing and pelagic trolling

Type of Fish

Cobia Barracuda (Great) Grouper (Black) Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Red) Grouper (Scamp) Grouper (Snowy) Jack (Almaco) Jack Crevalle King Mackerel (Kingfish) Marlin (Blue) Marlin (White) Sailfish Shark (Mako) Snapper (Lane) Snapper (Red) Snapper (Vermilion) Spanish Mackerel Swordfish Tilefish Triggerfish (Gray) Tripletail Tuna (Albacore) Tuna (Bigeye) Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Yellowfin) Wahoo

REMEMBER

Fish Destiny only charges you the booking fee to reserve your trip. The remaining balance will be paid directly to the captain.

Captain Bio
Overview

Captain Matthew Champion

My name is Capt. Matthew Champion. I’ve been in the Destin, Florida area since 1987. Since I was a wee little scamp, I’ve always had a passion for fishing. My first jobs were on party boats out of Destin. Soon after I finished high school, I spent the next few years commercial fishing in the Gulf of Mexico.

When I turned 21 I made the decision to start a trade, and I received my 100 ton USCG Captains license. Upon receiving my license, I began operating a 65’ party boat out of Destin, Florida. I operated the party boat for a little over a year but decided that was not the route I wanted to take. I went back to commercial fishing and remained in the commercial fishing industry for about 10 years.

Starting in 2011 and until recently in 2017, I was given the opportunity to captain a private sport-fishing operation, where I excelled in the art of catching billfish, and deeper water bottom fishing.

It was during this period that I decided to create some of the art that I still create to this day, which largely was inspired by the brilliant colors of pelagic fish species.

Yes. We encourage all families to fish together. For safety, we provide children life jackets for most children 50 lbs or bigger for smaller children we recommend you bring your own to specifically fit them. 

Yes. We have coolers for your food and drink or you can bring your own cooler. If you want food or drink provided we can accommodate that but there will be an additional charge to cover all expenses.

Yes. We discourage hard liquor but wine or beer is fine. Hard Liquor in our experience doesn’t go well with hot sun or choppy weather so play it safe.

No, except in Louisiana where one is required.   On most federally permitted vessels all of our customers are covered by our vessel license that is paid for by your captain.

Yes,  Although most Captains provide tackle bait and ice in the price of your trip you are more than welcome to bring your own gear.

Watch the weather and talk to your Captain for advice on proper attire. In most cases wear light covered clothing for the sun, appropriate clothing for the daily temperature and soft sole tennis shoes, deck shoes or slip resistant sandals. ( NO CROCS or hard sole boots or shoes)

Most likely the mate will clean the catch at the end of the day. Fish cleaning is usually part of the gratuity for the mate. Ask your captain what an appropriate tip should be for your day’s experience.  (It usually runs 15-20% of the charter price.)

Maybe! Most charters are pretty all-inclusive with fuel, bait, ice, and tackle provided. Some charters run a set price but have a fuel surtax added. Ask your captain about any additional charges before you go.
Overall Rating
5/5
Nancy G
Reviewed On 07/08/2019
5/5

First time EVER is in the books! Great experience, excellent Captain and crew, great catch! Will definitely charter with them again!

Jamey Mcree
Reviewed On 07/08/2019
5/5

Chartered a 5 hour night trip on 7/9/19. Captain Matt put on the snapper for the entire trip. It was a great fishing trip. Great captain, deck hand and great fishing. I highly recommend if you want a good fishing trip consider Matt Champion and his boat for Your trip.

Eric Williams
Reviewed On 07/08/2019
5/5

36 Hour trip, 27-28 Oct 2018. Captain Matt put us on the fish! We limited on big AJs and bagged a bunch of b-liners with a snowy grouper and scamp too - before catching the only White Marlin entered in the Destin fishing Rodeo. Great trip and best price, and I definitely want to do it again.

Robin Smith
Reviewed On 07/08/2019
5/5

Highly recommend!! Capt Matt and crew were very welcoming and boat was so nice!! Took us to some great fishing spots!! Can’t wait to go again in October!! I have been on fishing trips but this was hands down the best one!! Thank you guys!!

Jeremy Higgins
Reviewed On 07/08/2019
5/5

From the time we arrived Captain Matt Champion and crew exhibited professionalism and friendliness. Matt and Airron immediately introduce them selves and made us feel welcome. The boat is great and has an air-conditioned cab with the TV for the long hot rides out. From the time we arrived Captain Matt Champion and crew exhibited professionalism and friendliness. Matt and Arron immediately introduced themselves and made us feel welcome. The boat is great and has an air-conditioned cab with a TV for the long hot rides out. Everything you need to go fishing is provided by the crew. All you need to bring is food, drink and sunscreen. Captain Champion got us right to some seeet spots and as a group the four us got more than enough snapper for each to take home. Aaron even fileted it for us. Best part of the trip was snagging a bull shark at the end. We even backed off on it because the crew was determined to get a look at it. Can’t wait to go out again. I highly recommend the ChampionShip for your charter needs. Thanks again!

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