Book a trip with Capt. Frank’s Fun-time Charters out of Carrabelle or Apalachicola and enjoy a fun-filled day on the salt or on the beautiful rivers. With more than three decades of experience as an avid angler and diver, Capt. Frank is a highly knowledgeable guide to the coastal treasures that Florida’s unparalleled Big Bend region has to offer.

Capt. Frank’s 21’ Cobia center console is best fished with a maximum of 4 serious anglers or sightseers. The boat, which features a deep V, T-top and high gunnels, is powered by a 150 HP Yamaha four-stroke engine and is loaded with up-to-date navigational and safety equipment, along with a 50-gallon inboard bait well.

Depending on the season you’ll be able to target a variety of offshore fish, including Red Snapper, Grouper, Black Seabass, Amberjack, Triggerfish, Bonito, and King Mackerel. The most popular inshore species that Capt. Frank targets are Flounder, Speckled Trout, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, and Tripletail.

Freshwater adventures up the beautiful Apalachicola River, the Ochlockonee River, and the New and Crooked Rivers that form the Carrabelle River complement Capt. Frank’s saltwater excursions. Aside from the stunning scenery, these environments offer exciting fishing trips that target a variety of panfish—from Bluegill to Shellcracker, Largemouth Bass, Channel Catfish, and Blue Catfish.

Included in the price are top quality rods and reels, that won’t let you down when reeling in your trophy catch. The fishing license for the day is covered by the boat for all the anglers fishing.

It’s time to book a trip with Capt. Frank’s Fun-time Charters – you’ll have a great time fishing and will make lifelong memories together. Capt. Frank will love telling you about local history and lore and information about the fish that call these waters home.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    Let the captain know what you want to target and he'll do everything in his power to make this possible. Usually, you'll head a maximum of 10 miles offshore, targeting Snapper, Seabass, Pompano, Flounder, and more. Please bring your own food and drink. Hard liquor is not allowed on board. It's a good idea to bring bug spray and sunscreen. For the most comfort, this trip is best for 3 people.
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About the Captain

Frank Stephenson
Carrabelle, Florida, United States
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1 Customer Reviews
Response time 10 hours
Member since March 2019
For over 45 years Captain Frank Stephenson has been fishing, both saltwater and fresh. Once he retired, he decided to dedicate his time fully to the sport. For Capt. Frank, fishing is a lifestyle. He loves everything to do with fishing, from catching them to cooking them---he'll be glad to share recipes and cooking techniques. Sharing the experience with his customers and seeing them enjoy themselves is his favorite thing. Capt. Frank is highly knowledgeable about local fishing and diving, fisheries biology, local history, and lore.

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Targeted Species

Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
Permit Permit

Pompano Pompano
Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Cobia (Center console) originally built in 1996, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 29 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
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
No Smoking
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

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Our first charter was beautiful calm seas and sunshine with plenty of fish biting, grouper, red snapper, grunts, tile fish....
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FAQs about Capt. Frank's Fun-time Charters

Capt. Frank's Fun-time Charters offers the following trip to customers:
  • $550 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Capt. Frank's Fun-time Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Capt. Frank's Fun-time Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Top notch equipment)
  • Live Bait (Usually caught before the trip, weather dependent)
  • Lures
  • Fishing License

Capt. Frank's Fun-time Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Capt. Frank's Fun-time Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Capt. Frank's Fun-time Charters include:
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Permit
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Tripletail