Fantasy Ocean Adventures

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
    $1,360
    up to 4 persons
    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 8:00 AM
    $1,150
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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
    2 Day Trip – Customizable
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 day trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    $1,050
    up to 4 persons / day
    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
    6 Hour – Gulf or Bay
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $900
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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 – Flounder Gigging
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    $780
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Novices and experienced anglers alike will love this 6-hour trip flounder gigging. You don't need to bring any equipment along, as everything is provided.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour – Night Fishing Adventure
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $700
    up to 3 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    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
    4 Hour – Flounder Gigging
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    $600
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Come along and try your hand at flounder gigging today. No experience is needed and everything will be provided for you.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour – Bay Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 hour trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    $500
    up to 3 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    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
    $350
    up to 3 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    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, but still way fun!
  • Private trip
    2 Hour – Flounder Gigging
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 hour trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jan - 1 Mar
    $320
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    No experience is needed! Come along and try your hand at Flounder gigging. Three anglers can gig at once and are sure to have a great time. All of the equipment is provided – you just need to bring along plenty of enthusiasm.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour – Sunset Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 hour trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    $295
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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. The captain loves these waters and can't wait to show you – he knows all the really neat spots that don't take that long to get to. 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
Angler's Choice
25 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 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.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder Flounder
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)
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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 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
American Express
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer
Mastercard

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.95
out of 5 stars from 7 reviews
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My 12 yr old had the time of her life!
June fishing trip
2 Hour Trip with Captain Zach
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Anglers Claimed
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Joseph R.
Mercer, PA
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 11, 2019
Booked the trip on a very short notice, the captain gave a quick response back to confirm we were good to go. I took my 11...
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Susan F.
Winder, Georgia
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2 hr sunset and night fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  July 30, 2019
Capt Frank knows where to go!  Caught 5 blue fish And 2 coveted red fish!!!! SUNSET incredible! Capt....
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2 hour trip with captain Zack.

VERIFIED   NEW  August 2, 2019
Captain Zach went above and beyond. Excellent trip. Would recommend caption Zack to everyone. He is great with kids.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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? Captain Zack Rocks ?

VERIFIED   June 29, 2019
WOW. Captain Zack went above and beyond for my family. He helped all 3 of my kids reel in some great fish and then took us...
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Angel H.
Baton Rouge, LA
 5.00
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2 hour trip

VERIFIED   July 11, 2019
Captain Zach was prepared and informed. Unfortunately the winds were rough and we only caught a couple fish but it was a fun...
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