Been In It Charters

Been In It Charters provides fun-filled fishing trips on the Emerald Coast of beautiful Destin, Florida. When you book a trip with Captain Frank, you are getting 40+ years of experience in Destin and Pensacola. It is guaranteed you will have a full day fun and enjoyable times. He is also a certified EMT, so he promises to keep you safe throughout the trip.

Been In It Charters uses the ‘Cadillac of all boats,’ a 33’ World Cat Tournament Edition, built in 2006 that is equipped with newly-fitted twin 300 HP Mercury engines. The boat is a catamaran center console type vessel, equipped with a T-top for comfort and shade, and an enclosed toilet in the forward cabin.

There’s a variety of fish that call these productive waters their home. Prepare to battle some of the prized species in the area, including Red Snapper, King Mackerel, Amberjack, Triggerfish, Grouper, Cobia, and Mahi Mahi.

The crew’s motto is “If you’re willing to go out, we’re gone.” All you need to bring for your day of fun is food and your preferred drinks, and it is recommended that you bring plenty of sunscreen. Before the trip, discuss the cool situation with the captain. The boat is equipped with a large enough cooler to accommodate all 6 people.

Please be sure to bring sunglasses to keep fatigue at a minimum. The captain supplies plenty of ice for drinks and fish, Ginger Ale (aids seasickness) and always keep a case of water on hand. The customary gratuity for the crew is 15-20%.

Capt. Frank can pick you up in Destin, but also in Fort Walton and Okaloosa Island as well. Let him know what suits you best.

Explore some of the most productive fishing out of Destin with Been In It Charters for a fishing experience you’ll remember!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,250
    price breakdown
    $1,250
    Looking for the "best bang for your buck" trip? Look no further! In 8 hours, your captain will take you fishing in multiple locations that produce many different types of fish while going further than the 4–6 hour trips.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Charter
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,050
    price breakdown
    $1,050
    This is a 6-hour trip that will have you reef and wreck fishing to include species like Red Snapper, King Mackerel, Amberjack, Triggerfish, Grouper, Cobia, and Mahi Mahi.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    Same as the morning reef and wreck fishing trip, just closer to shore with more limited time on the water. It's a 4-hour trip that is more focused on King Mackerel fishing.
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About the Captain

Frank Crowder
Fort Walton Beach, Florida, Estados Unidos
3 Fishing Reports
6 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since Septiembre 2016
Hello, this is Captain Crowder, I have been fishing the Gulf Coast for over 35 years. I have caught just about every fish there is here in the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. I am a firefighter/EMT by trade, but am about to retire. My friends and family members cannot believe I haven't been a charter Captain yet. I've owned boats all my life and now have the Cadillac of boats: 33 tournament addition World Cat. I'm a licensed captain with federal reef and pelagic permits. I want to show people what the Gulf has to offer. Whether it be Snapper, Kingfish, to Tuna. Come and enjoy a fun filled day with me you will not be disappointed!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)

Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)

Boat Specs

World Cat (Center console) originally built in 2006. Powered by 2 300HP Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
33 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Flounder Gigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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5.00
out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
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100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Half day trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   Junio 30, 2017
Met at expected time. Boat size was adequate . Target fish was Snapper and I did catch one snapper. Catch quite a bit of trigger...
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