What to Expect On Your Trip
18 Jun 2015

What to Expect on Your Fishing Charter


Back Down 2 Charter Fishing Provides Every Thing You Need!


The focus is always on fun whether on a 4 hr inshore trolling trip with your kids or 3-day monster tuna trip. The best thing to do is turn off your phones, put on plenty of suntan lotion, have a cool beverage and soak in the experience of a lifetime. All you need to do is book a trip with us and step back and relax. Capt Phillip Blackburn and crew will do all the sweating, worrying and work to make sure your day is happy, fun and your own special memory for life. Bring plenty to eat, drink and we have a full-size refrigerator and ice box for your supplies, coolers need not be on board leave them in your car or truck for the fresh fish to take home.


Every deep sea fishing trip is different and has different types of fishing needs that are unique to that particular type of fishing. Captain Phillip Blackburn knows where to catch live bait that is crucial for success. Catching live bait around the jetties, sea buoy, and FAD’s (fish attracting devices) is important to do every day before going out to sea. Having all the best big game deep sea fishing tackle, bait, satellite technology on board, and 39 years of experience lead to the best deep sea charter fishing in Destin you can get! Captain Phillip Blackburn and his crew are set apart from the rest of the charter boats available in Destin harbor because of their extensive experience in charter fishing in the Gulf of Mexico, dedication to their clients, and the latest and greatest in fish finding technology.


For 39 years we have excelled in all the different types of fishing in The Luckiest Fishing Village In The World, Destin Florida has to offer. On the Charter Boat Back Down 2 we can do it all and do it really good. Capt Phillip Blackburn has spent a lifetime catching all types of species that are in the range of Destin East Pass and beyond. And we will tailor your trip to the length of the trip you book.  Being consistent with the daily fishing results is what has set Capt Phillip Blackburn apart from others in the business. Then factor in his true passion of blue water fishing that has led to incredible record catches for Swordfish, Marlin, Tuna, Dolphin and Wahoo off the coast of Destin, Florida and it creates a winning formula for success.. You can not find a better and more comfortable fishing platform aboard the custom built 57 foot Back Down 2 nor will you find a better Captain and crew who will give you they’re all to make sure your Deep Sea fishing experience is one in a lifetime. When you get back Captain Blackburn crew will clean and process your catch for the return trip home, and also send you home with pictures of your trip so that your memories of this wonderful time can be preserved.


Fish Cleaning and Gratuities

The 1st mate is going to work for you during the trip. He will keep your tackle operational and ready, coach you in the proper form and technique and be ready to help you safely land that big fish. He is going to work his butt off the entire trip and he will be your best buddy when the action starts.

At the end of the trip, the mate will fillet all of your fish, bag them in plastic bags and ice them down in your cooler. There is not a set charge for this. Typically the mate is covered in a gratuity of 15 to 20% of the total price of the charter. This can be handled directly with the mate. If the service was great, you should take good care of them. That being said our expectations for your fishing trip is to be treated like family and the realization that you are the key to our success so if your experience is less than spectacular and  IT WAS NOT EXCEPTIONAL PLEASE TALK TO THE CAPTAIN, SO I CAN CORRECT ANY ISSUES.