Meet the Captain

Captain Taylor Waterfield

A Destin native, Captain Taylor has been on the water as far back as he can remember and started his career at only 13 years old. Taylor joined Navigator on her inaugural season after spending 9 seasons working in private and commercial fishing charters. He describes fishing as his passion and has always known it’s what he wanted to spend his life doing. His favorite part of what he does is seeing kids catch fish, especially when it’s their first time. 


Taylor’s favorite fishing destination is Isla Mujeres, Mexico, where he spent a winter sail fishing. Blue Marlin are his favorite species of fish to catch but it’s a toss-up between yellowfin tuna and fresh scamp for his favorite to eat. Taylor is full of fishing stories but one of his favorite’s is from a slow day fishing with his buddies. Just as they were about to call the day they found a string of black turtles and then moved from turtle to turtle, catching cobia after cobia until they were forced to stop because they ran out of bait and jigs.   

meet the crew

Bill Montgomery, First Mate

Bill has been working in charter fishing since 1998 and made the switch to mostly private sportfishing boats in 2005. Joining Navigator in her first season, Bill comes to us full of experience and knowledge on how to teach everyone to fish. His favorite part of his job is getting other people excited about the sport of fishing and sharing his passion with them. Bill loves being able to give people the details they need to be successful fishers and helping people catch their first fish.  

Bill’s favorite fishing destination to fish is the Bahamas and his most memorable trip was to Bermuda. His favorite fish to catch is Blue Marlin but there’s nothing better than eating fresh cobia in his opinion. Bill can tell you that every trip has stories but one of his personal favorites comes from fishing in the AJ’s Cobia Tournament. While running home from Panama City, in the rain of course, they spotted and caught the tournament winning cobia, which is fondly remembered as "the last day miracle".      

Amber Mitchell, Trip Coordinator

Some people are just born to plan and organize fun events and Amber leads the pack. As a Florida native, Amber has logged countless hours on the water and knows exactly what it takes to turn an ordinary trip into a one of a kind experience. She has coordinated events ranging from small getaways for groups to community events involving over 30,000 attendees. 

Amber is truly in her wheel house when she is working with Navigator charter guests to help them get the absolute most out of their trip. No detail or preference gets overlooked. Amber loves to make things happen and her high energy will make for a charter experience you are sure to remember. 

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