If you are looking for the ultimate trip, offering the best flexibility, and chance to customize what you do on the trip, then you need to book a trip with Fantasy Ocean Adventure today. Captain Zack Franks has been in the business for nearly 3 decades – whether you are looking to go trolling, reef fishing, flounder gigging, spearfishing, snorkeling, or cruising, he can make a perfect day for you.

Hop on board his 22’ wide open Key West bay boat. Capt. Zack is happy to cruise at speeds you’re comfortable with, or at 38 knots, so you can easily get to the best fishing grounds fast and efficiently. Four anglers can fish comfortably, except for spearfishing, where only 2 can spear at once, and flounder gigging, which is 3 people at once.

This boat has full safety and navigational equipment, which will all help you stay on top of the fish throughout your trip. The wireless trolling motor will help you sneak up on your prey too.

The species you can target are huge and varied, with over 110 different species in the bay alone. Some species that you can expect to see include Red Snapper, Amberjack, Cobia, Speckled Trout, Mutton Snapper, Kingfish, Blacktip Shark, Founder, Tarpon, and even a Mahi Mahi or two.

There are plenty of trips to choose from, so you can find your perfect match and make your vacation truly unforgettable. Capt. Zack also offers many trips that can be completely customized – you decide if you want to fish, snorkel, or even bar hop. Let him know what you want from your day, and he will do everything he can to make sure that happens.

The rods and reels, spearfishing gear, and flounder gigging equipment are all provided. You are welcome to bring along a small cooler for your own food and drink, and water is provided on all trips. Live bait will be provided for you if the trip is 5 hours or less. For trips that are 6 hours and over you will need to purchase live bait.

Book now and have a great day out on the water with Fantasy Ocean Adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    All day fish and play. 12 hours
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,800
    This is a very relaxing fun filled day of fishing, cruising, beach lunch, beach bar hopping, slow cruising, and listening to good music on the water. You will enjoy as your kids or you will be given the wheel and shown an awesome time at your own discretion. We have some good snorkel gear and have some good shell beds we can search also.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,600
    This trip is set up to find some good fishing and have plenty of time to enjoy it all. On this trip, you can head out to the Gulf and the bay to fish. Or, you can cruise the open water, snorkel for seashells, enjoy Crab Island, bar hopping in the Destin Harbor, chill on the beach and play in the sand on an island, or any combo of these. This trip will give you the full experience and flexibility to choose how you wish to spend your vacation.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour – Gulf or Bay
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,200
    This is a 6-hour trip that will head out to the Bay or the Gulf. If there are any kinds of storms around or high winds you'll be restricted to the Bay fishing, including the Destin Harbor. You can either give the captain a heads-up on what type of fishing you would like to do or they can customize your trip to give you the best opportunity at catching the most fish or having the most fun aboard their vessel. You will need to purchase bait, but all rods and reels are provided.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour – Night Fishing Adventure
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $1,200
    This is a 6 hour night fishing charter in the intercoastal. The fish are biting excellent and the water is beautiful at night. Enjoy the harbor with one of the best inshore guides available.
  • Private trip
    2 Day Trip – Customizable
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    $1,050
    This is a fully customizable two full day trip. You will have 16 hours of the captain's time and expertise to fully enjoy this area. You can break this up into two separate days in any hourly configuration. It is up to you, but this can include any type of fishing, night time gigging, spearfishing, and a number of different types of activities in your adventure – from cooking lunch on a beach island to trolling The Gulf. This is the ultimate adventure. No lodging included.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour – Bay Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    $600
    This is a three hour night charter fishing trip in the Choctawhatchee Bay and Intercoastal Waterway. All of the gear will be provided.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour – Crab Island & Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $400
    Troll all the way to Crab Island up the intercoastal waterway. You can hang out and swim if you want to and enjoy the water and the surroundings. You can also use your time to tour the Destin Harbor. Then troll back to your pick up location. This is a short trip for anyone wanting a small budget trip with a catch or two!
  • Private trip
    2 Hour – Sunset Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $395
    This is a minimal trip for those who are unsure of how they will feel out on the water, or those with limited funds for a trip. You can choose to fish, or not. There won't be a bunch of fish to take home, but you'll have fun casting a line or two. You don't need to bring anything along, as all gear will be provided.
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About the Captain

Zack Franks
Destin, Florida, United States
38 Customer Reviews
Response time 7 hours
Member since December 2015
I have always been drawn to the outdoors and infatuated with Mother Nature. And now I get to share the experience with all of my awesome customers in the most beautiful place in the world, Destin Florida. We honor families and Military and will also show you and your friends a great time fishing, cruising,or just enjoying the sights of the Gulf Of Mexico.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder Flounder

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Snapper (Mutton) Mutton Snapper
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper

Snapper (Vermilion) Vermilion Snapper
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Key West (Bay boat) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 38 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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93%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
81%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
93%
Catch intended fish
79%
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VERIFIED   2 Hour – Sunset Trip on July 17, 2021
We had a good trip with Captain Franks. He was very thorough and upfront. It was our first time so he made sure we had a good...
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VERIFIED   2 Hour – Crab Island & Fishing on August 5, 2021
Had an amazing trip with Zack, caught some fish, great energy and always made it exciting. Definitely recommend.
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VERIFIED   2 Hour – Sunset Trip on July 21, 2021
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VERIFIED   2 Hour – Sunset Trip on July 7, 2020
We took the Sunset Trip with Captain Zack and had a great time. Would highly recommend you trying this. Captain Zack was helpful...
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FAQs about Fantasy Ocean Adventures

Fantasy Ocean Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • $395 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 2 Hour – Sunset Trip (2 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $25 per person after 3 guests - 2 Hour – Crab Island & Fishing (2 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $25 per person after 3 guests - 3 Hour – Bay Trip (3 hours)
  • $1,050 per day per group - 2 Day Trip – Customizable (2 days)
  • $1,200 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour – Gulf or Bay (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group, additional $10 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour – Night Fishing Adventure (6 hours)
  • $1,600 per group, additional $10 per person after 3 guests - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,800 per group - All day fish and play. 12 hours (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Fantasy Ocean Adventures, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Snorkeling Equipment (On request)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Spearfishing Equipment
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Fantasy Ocean Adventures include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (6 hour and over trips need to purchase)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water)
  • Fishing License

Fantasy Ocean Adventures offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Fantasy Ocean Adventures offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline
  • Spearfishing (Min. age 12, 2 can spear at once)
  • Flounder Gigging (Min. age 9, 3 can gig at once)
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Fantasy Ocean Adventures include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Flounder
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tarpon