The Backdown II

from $920

DESTIN, FL // Charter Fishing in Destin, Florida – a great family outdoor experience! Fishing in Destin aboard the Back Down II is more than just a fishing trip; it’s an adventure.

  • Reviews 3 Reviews
  • Fishing Type
    Inshore Fishing, Nearshore Fishing
  • Activity Level 12 HR
All about the The Backdown II.

Destin, FL // Ready to experience fishing in the timeless waters of legendary Destin, Florida from a unique perspective? Fishing aboard the “Back Down II” is more than a fishing trip – it’s an unforgettable adventure!

The Back Down 2 is an impressive 57’ Miller Marine offshore sportfishing boat, freshly restored in 2017. Thanks to its fully air-conditioned luxurious interior and a large deck, it can cater to up to 10 anglers fishing in maximum comfort and style.

This fishing machine is powered by twin Detroit Diesel V8 engines, 600 HP each. It features a flybridge, two restrooms with showers, two bedrooms with enough sleeping room for eight passengers, and a kitchen. You’ll also find top-notch fishing gear and amenities on this beauty – from outriggers and downriggers to a fighting chair, live bait tank, and ice-boxes.

The Back Down II is perfect for both overnight Marlin and Tuna expeditions and family-friendly day charters. Depending on your preferences and the targeted species, Captain Phillip Blackburn can take you anywhere from 15 to up to 160 miles offshore. On the menu will be many interesting species, such as Sailfish, Marlin, Tuna, Swordfish, Mahi, Red Snapper, Cobia, Kingfish, and many others.

The captain will provide top professional gear, live bait (caught during the trip), lures, and licenses. All you have to do is show up and land your personal best!

Captain Bio

Captain Phillip Blackburn

  • Experienced Captain and deckhands.
  • Full-size refrigerator and icebox for your supplies!
  • In-depth information on the best fishing sites.
  • Catching of live bait for the best fishing experience.
  • The best deep sea fishing tackle, bait, satellite technology on board.
  • 40 Years of experience!
  • Latest and greatest in fish finding technology.
  • Fish cleaning
  • 1st mate will take care of you from start to finish. (gratuity not included)
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Gratuities not included
  • Visa fees and entry clearing fees

Cancellations can be made up to 72 hours before departure.

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
Kyle Simmons
Reviewed On 18/07/2019

These guys are the best in Destin. Awesome experience. Caught our red snapper limit and then some with some extra mahis scamp and kingfish on one of the roughest days you could have.

Steve Wilson
Reviewed On 18/07/2019

Only boat to go on in Destin, period , end of story the BackDown 2 great, 1st class all the way!

Bruce H.
Reviewed On 18/07/2019

We had a fantastic fishing trip for spring break last year on the Backdown2 and I just contacted Capt. Gary to book a trip for this year. This captain will put you on more fish than you'll know what to do with!!