Championship Offshore

Capt. Matthew Champion Destin, FL Incorporated Licensed Insured
Championship Offshore-Person
(16Reviews)
5 out of 5 stars

Captain Matthew Champion moved to Destin in 1987. His father took him fishing here and he knew fishing is what he would be doing for the rest of his life. In 1993, he got his first job on a party boat. Throughout his career, Capt. Matt has worked on party boats, commercial vessels fishing for Snapper and Grouper, and private charters. He caught so many fish in his life that he doesn’t need to catch another one, but seeing the happiness in his customers’ eyes while fishing is everything to him. Captain Matt has placed and won several tournaments, including five 1st place finishes, and one 2nd place finish in the 2016 Destin deep sea Fishing Rodeo.

Your Destin fishing charter will be the best experience EVER when you book with Captain Matt and Championship Offshore. They proudly serve the Destin areas and fish the bountiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico. They have all Federal permits needed for your fishing adventures, and the wealth of knowledge to put you on the fish!

Championship Offshore provides tackle, ice, bait, and fishing licenses. You’ll need to bring your food and drinks for the duration of the trip. Trips 24 hour and longer we can provide concierge level for your party at an additional cost. For some of the best offshore fishing excursions Destin has to offer – book with Championship Offshore and Captain Matthew today!

The boat is a beautiful 42’ Buddy Davis sportfishing vessel that we call “Little Baby Sea Pig.” This fishing machine has tons of space with a climate-controlled cabin, full head (toilet), cabins, galley, and saloon. On deck we have outriggers, downriggers, tuna tubes, live wells, fighting chair, and everything you need for a successful day of fishing. All this powered by twin Cummins QSM-11 engines that provide well over 1,200 HP and a smooth, dry ride. There really isn’t a better fishing machine in Destin; and with Captain Matthew at the helm everyone has a great time!

Your Destin fishing trip can be a short 4-hour excursion, or up to 3 days of nothing but fishing, and everything in between! We provide full-service private fishing adventures out of Destin, Florida off the beautiful coast of the Florida Panhandle. There’s no better spot for your next fishing adventure! Catch Mahi Mahi, Grouper, Snapper, Tuna, and so much more! Book today and let’s go fishing!

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  Launch Location

210 Harbor Boulevard, Destin

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Trips start at $880

11 Trips

1-6 guests

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1993 42' Sport Fisherman

630 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Radar
  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Illegal Substances

Availability

TRIP DATE
NUMBER OF GUESTS

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private

4 HR (PM)

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 2:00pm to 6:00pm (4 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

AM or PM trips available; Cost is $220 per hour for all six passengers; get a sampler of some of Destin's pelagic fish (Mackerels or billfish) or bottom fish for Snappers

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private

4HR (AM)

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 6:00am to 10:00am (4 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Let's spending the morning bottom fishing or trolling off the coast of Destin in search of Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Bonita, Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, Grouper, Red Snapper, and more! All fishing licenses will be provided, as well as all the rods/reels/tackle. Bring some snacks, sun protective gear, and sunglasses!

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private

6 HOUR AM

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 6:00am to 12:00pm (6 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

We'll spend the morning trolling up to 20 miles offshore for Wahoo, billfish, Mackerels, and more! Cost is $220/hour and includes a fishing license for all six passengers.

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private

6 HOUR PM

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 2:00pm to 8:00pm (6 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

We'll spend the afternoon driving up to 20 miles offshore for Wahoo, billfish, Mackerels, and more! Trolling and bottom fishing are available.

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private

8 HOUR TRIP

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 6:00am to 2:00pm (8 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

Price includes all six passengers

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private

10 HOUR TRIP

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 6:00am to 4:00pm (10 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

Travel up to 45 miles offshore. This is where the fishing starts to get really good because there's not many other boats out where we go! We'll likely catch Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Yellowfin Tuna.  

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private

12 HOUR TRIP

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 6:00am to 6:00pm (12 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

Venture out 35-55 miles out in search of Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Yellowfin Tuna. 

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private

18 HOUR TRIP

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 6:00am to 12:00am (18 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

Venture 40-65 miles to target Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, and Yellowfin Tuna

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private

24 HOUR TRIP – STARTS AT 5PM

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 5:00pm to 5:00pm (24 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

More than 80 miles offshore - some GREAT fishing grounds in these areas!

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private

48 HOURS TRIP

Includes 5 guests

Trip time: 5:00pm to 5:00pm (48 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

2 days of fishing for only $140/hour that includes all five passengers. Travel to around 100 miles out in search of whatever you want to catch!
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72 HOURS TRIP

Includes 5 guests

Trip time: 5:00pm to 5:00pm (72 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

Can head up to 180 miles offshore to the farthest reaches of the Gulf on this three day overnight charter!

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Latest Fishing Report

    Fish Species

    African Pompano
    Amberjack
    Banded Rudderfish
    Barracuda
    Blackfin Tuna
    Blue Marlin
    Bluefish
    Bonito
    Cobia
    Cubera Snapper
    Flounder
    Grouper
    Jack Crevalle
    King Mackerel
    Lesser Amberjack
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Mahi Mahi
    Mangrove Snapper
    Porgy
    Red Grouper
    Red Snapper
    Sharks
    Spanish Mackerel
    Swordfish
    Triggerfish
    Tuna
    Wahoo
    White Marlin
    Yellowfin Grouper
    Yellowfin Tuna

    Additional Details

    Safety Features

    • Life Jackets
    • Life Raft
    • Fire Extinguishers
    • First-Aid Equipment
    • CPR-Trained Crew
    • EPIRB
    • Flares
    • VHF Radio

    Navigation

    • GPS
    • Fishfinder
    • Radar

    Boat Features

    • Air Conditioning
    • Cooler
    • Multimedia System
    • Refrigerator
    • TV

    Facilities

    • Bed
    • Flybridge
    • Kitchen
    • Shower
    • Salon
    • Toilet

    Boat Gear

    • Fighting Chair
    • First Mate
    • Downriggers
    • Livewell
    • Outriggers

    Fishing Techniques

    • Bottom Fishing
    • Deep Sea Fishing
    • Drift Fishing
    • Fly Fishing
    • Jigging
    • Light Tackle
    • Trolling

    Fishing Policies

    • Children Welcome
    • Clients Keep Catch
    • No Illegal Substances

    Price Includes

    • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
    • Fishing License
    • Fresh or Live Bait
    • Lures
    • Rods, Reels & Terminal Tackle

    Fishing Location

    • Inshore
    • Offshore
    • Reef
    • Wreck

    About the Vessel

    Captain

    Capt. Matthew Champion

    Boat Type

    Sport Fisherman

    Boat Length

    42

    Year Built

    1993

    Engine Manufacturer

    Cummins

    Number of Engines

    2

    Engine Horsepower

    630 HP

    Customer Reviews

    Championship Offshore-Person
    (16Reviews)
    5 out of 5 stars
    • Top Notch!

      Created Justin Shirley

      Matt and crew were top notch! If you want to catch a bunch of fish and make some good memories, book a trip now! You won’t regret it!

    • Awesome!

      Created Clint Hipp

      Captain Matt & Steve were so awesome tonight! They got us in super last minute for a night fishing trip, since we leave tomorrow to head back to Arkansas, & we were so appreciative. Steve was so great with our girls, ages 9 and 2, and really just amazing all the way around! Matt made sure we got where the fish were & we had a blast! Highly recommend these guys for your next fishing trip! We will be repeat customers for sure!

    • Great 8hr Trip

      Created Karlie Mcdaniel

      We went fishing on the ChampionShip.... and I’d say we won! Captain Matt and Sean had us aboard with a great 8 hour trip. It’s always a good day when you catch your limits, but even better with a skillful crew. I would highly recommend booking a trip with them. We will be back!

    • Great Boat!

      Created Jane Bailey

      Great boat! Fun trips. Knowledgeable captain.

    • Awesome trip!

      Created sean macrae

      Awesome trip! Captain Matt and Sean were phenomenal. We’ll be back on our next beach trip. Thank you for a great day.

    • AJ's and Mackerel

      Created Tara Russo

      I went fishing with Matt & crew for the Aj’s Mackerel tournament! It was amazing. So much fun and I would totally recommend going fishing with them! Not to mention I caught a nice mackerel amongst other fun fighting fish.

    • Created Danny Kennedy

      What a great day to fish! Captain Mathew Champion and first mate Steve provided. Their professionalism was quite obvious while dealing with several "rookies". They were patient and understanding all the while ensuring that we had a great time. Watching Steve filet our catch was like seeing a performing chef. We will definitely be looking for them when we come back. What a great time.

    • highly Recommend

      Created Robin Smith

      We would highly recommend Championship offshore outfitting and Charters! We have been out on day trips and overnights and Matt and his crew are top notch! He truly loves what he does and makes sure you are catching fish and having fun!! Thank you guys for a wonderful trip!!!

    • Great Night Fishing Trip

      Created Traveler61073

      Had a great night of fishing with Matt and Chase. They were a knowledgeable, hard working crew and they consistently had us on fish all night. Highly recommend booking a trip with these guys.

    • amazing experience

      Created Denise Rogers

      Love Love Love the Championship and Captain Matt! While visiting Destin he took us on a tour of the harbor and then surprised us by taking us under the bridge and into the gulf! We had an amazing experience! The beauty of the area is unsurpassed as is the hospitality of Captain Matt! I have always wanted to go deep sea fishing and now I can’t wait to plan my bucket list trip!

    • Destin Fishing

      Created Richard Walker

      It's all in the name! Champion Ship fishing. I've been on many charters out of Destin FL, Capt Matt is definitely on target. When Capt. Matt says drop 15 seconds, well you better drop 15 seconds to catch fish. He knows his fish by name I think. The ChampionShip has very knowledgeable 1st mate also. Chase is professional and courteous and very patient with the less experienced anglers. A fine crew all around. I'll definitely go back out with Capt. Matt and 1st mate Chase. Thanks to both for a great memory with my family and friends.

    • Outstanding

      Created Sterling McCool

      Outstanding fishing trip. We will be back.

    • Matt Knows Fishing

      Created Darren Walker

      I highly recommend Capt. Matt Champion. The name says it all. Capt. Matt will definitely put you on fish. When the Capt. tells you to drop 15 seconds, because that's were the fish are you better drop 15 seconds. I'm pretty sure he knows his fish by name. It's gotta be that fact that Capt. Matt was raised on Gulf of Mexico. You can't beat a local guide. The Champion Ship's deck hand is top notch also. Chase is very knowledgeable at fishing courteous and a fine young man. It was a pleasure to be on a boat with such a professional crew. I've been on many charters out of Destin FL but I will definitely go back out on the Champion Ship. Thanks very much Capt. Matt and Chase for such a memorable trip.

    • Fishing Trip 06/29/2019

      Created Joe P

      Captain Matt and 1st Mate Chase were the best went on a 8hr charter had a blast good fishing and good times if you want to go fishing call Championship offshore

    • 4 hour night trip

      Created James

      Awesome night fishing trip!!! Capt Matt put us on fish right away. First fish on the boat was a 15lb red snapper followed by a nice cobia. We had our limit of red snapper in short order and moved on to catching other fish. His first mate, Chase, is friendly and very helpful. Can't wait until the next time!!!

    • Best fishing trip ever

      Created Jeremy H

      What a great trip. Captain Matt and Deckhand Chase were amazing again. Matt is crazy knowledgeable and knows where the good fish are; and Chase was patient and always seemed to be there whenever the 6 of us needed him. The 6 of us had so much snapper to take home; Easily 5 lbs of fish each. We even caught 2 cobia 30+ lbs a piece. A very rare treat and a delicious fish! Can’t wait to go out again in a couple months. See you soon guys and thanks again!