Carpe Diem Charters

Make the most out of your fishing experience and seize the day with Carpe Diem Charters! Captain Charles Hendry grew up fishing the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Shell Point, FL. In his 50 years of experience, he’s scoped out all the best spots up and down the Apalachicola Bay and further out into the blue waters of the Gulf. He invites you to join him on a once in a lifetime adventure and haul in some giant fish for the day!

Your expedition will take place on a 32’ Luhrs offshore sportfisher. This fishing vessel comes with all the necessary features, tackle, and electronics that’ll put you on fish in no time. She comes with state-of-the-art navigational technology, a flybridge, Penn rods and reels, a live bait tank, safety equipment, and more. You’ll also have a private toilet, shower, kitchen, bed, coolers, and iceboxes to store your catch. She accommodates 6 guests, everyone can fish at the same time, and kids of all ages are welcome to join in on the action.

Capt. Allen will take you fishing the flats and inshore waters of Carrabelle to target Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Spanish Mackerel, Mangrove Snapper, and more. On offshore trips, you’ll head out into the Gulf to target Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Kingfish, various types of Grouper, and Red Snapper.

You’ll be doing a bit of trolling and bottom fishing depending on the catch and whatever your preferences are. If you’d like to stay out longer on the water, that’s no problem. Capt. Allen can set up an hourly rate so you can keep fishing until you’re satisfied!

Rods, reels, tackle, and your fishing license are all included in the price of the trip. Just be sure to bring some snacks and drinks for the ride, as well as sunblock, a hat, and sunglasses. Your next fishing destination awaits in sunny Carrabelle, FL. Book your trip today and get ready for an exciting adventure with Carpe Diem Charters!

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  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 23 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    On this trip, you'll combine a bit of bottom fishing and trolling to target a wide range of species. This includes Kingfish, Wahoo, Grouper, Snapper, Cobia, Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, and many more! Your gear and tackle are all included in the price, as well as your fishing license, so just come ready to fish and the rest will be taken care of. Also, feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks and don't forget the sunblock!
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About the Captain

Charles (Allen) Hendry
Carrabelle, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
Response time 16 hours
Member since June 2019
Captain Charles Hendry was in the wholesale bait and tackle business for over 5 decades until he decided to become a captain back in 2004. His charter service focuses on providing a relaxing yet dynamic fishing experience for beginners, experts, enthusiasts, families, and children. He’s been fishing out of Shell Point, FL his whole life and he genuinely loves being out on the water and catching fish all day. Capt. Charles welcomes you to join him on an exclusive adventure and fish the Gulf while you relax and have the time of your life under the Florida sun. Book today and get ready to get hooked with Carpe Diem Charters!

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)
Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Luhrs (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1997, and restored in 2019. Powered by 2 330HP Marine Power engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

32 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing


Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
First Mate
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


Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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:

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

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FAQs about Carpe Diem Charters

Carpe Diem Charters offers the following trip to customers:
  • $1,400 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Carpe Diem Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Private head )
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Carpe Diem Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn )
  • Lures
  • First Mate (Tips are always appreciated! )
  • Fishing License

Carpe Diem Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Carpe Diem Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Carpe Diem Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Wahoo