If fishing in Fort Walton Beach is on your bucket list, look no further than Game Changer Charters.

Amberjack, Bonito, Cobia, Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), Gag Grouper, Pompano, Redfish, Red Snapper, Vermilion Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, Tarpon, and more can be found in these waters, depending on conditions.

Depending on the species you’re after, you may find yourself spinning, popping, trolling, drifting, jigging, bottom fishing, or maybe something more specialized in this area. For the more adventurous among you, there’s bowfishing.

You can keep some of the fish you catch, assuming they’re legal to keep. Catch cleaning is available, so you can take your fish home to eat. Now that’s dinner!

Your day begins aboard a 22’ Cape Horn center console with a capacity for 6 passengers. It comes with downriggers and everything else you need for a productive day on the water. Your captain will provide rods and reels, as well as lures. Live bait is on offer, but be sure to ask about it ahead of time so you know if you’ll be catching it yourself.

A First Mate will be there to assist you and make sure everything is running smoothly. Mates often work for tips and it’s customary to offer them a 10–20% gratuity.

Your fishing license for the day is covered by the charter boat, so you can drive right over and come aboard without any hassle! Have in mind that you may release some fish due to regulations. If you don’t know what to expect, ask the captain.

Thinking of bringing the whole family? Kids are absolutely welcome! Children must wear life vests, so find out if the appropriate size is available on board.

It’s always wise to bring sunglasses, bottled water, and sunblock (non-spray). Drinks will be available for you. Alcohol is allowed in moderation, but try to avoid hard liquor as well as glass bottles. There will be some light snacks available on board.

Give yourself something to look forward to, and book a trip with Game Changer Charters



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Jun 19 (Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $620
    A 3-hour private charter, up to six people aboard the Game Changer! 7 am departure or negotiable depending on weather conditions and availability. We offer fishing trips in the Gulf of Mexico and Choctawhatchee Bay and surrounding waters with over 30 yrs of fishing knowledge for all types of species. We are ready to teach you to fish and put you on some good fishing for the area's best bite!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $800
    A 4-hour private charter, up to 6 people aboard the Game Changer! 6 AM departure or negotiable depending on weather conditions and availability. We offer fishing trips in the Gulf of Mexico and Choctawhatchee Bay and surrounding waters with over 30 yrs of fishing knowledge for all types of species. We are ready to teach you to fish and put you on some good fishing for the area's best bite!
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Bonito
    Bonito
    Pompano
    Pompano
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $1,140
    A 6-hour private charter, up to 6 people aboard the Game Changer! 6 am departure or negotiable depending on weather conditions and availability. We offer fishing trips in the Gulf of Mexico and Choctawhatchee Bay and surrounding waters with over 30 yrs of fishing knowledge for all types of species. We are ready to teach you to fish and put you on some good fishing for the area's best bite!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $1,440
    An 8-hour private charter, up to 6 people aboard the Game Changer! 6 am departure or negotiable depending on weather conditions and availability. We offer fishing trips in the Gulf of Mexico and Choctawhatchee Bay and surrounding waters with over 30 yrs of fishing knowledge for all types of species. We are ready to teach you to fish and put you on some good fishing for the area's best bite!

FAQs about Game Changer Charters LLC

Game Changer Charters LLC offers the following trips to customers:
  • $620 per group - 3 Hour Trip (3 hours)
  • $800 per group - 4 Hour Trip (4 hours)
  • $1,140 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,440 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Game Changer Charters LLC, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Game Changer Charters LLC include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Complimentary fish cleaning provided. )
  • Snacks (Light snacks provided)
  • Drinks (Water bottles and other selections provided )
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Game Changer Charters LLC offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Game Changer Charters LLC offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Game Changer Charters LLC include:
  • Amberjack
  • Bonito
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon

Meet the Captain

Ken Carpenter
Fort Walton Beach, Florida, United States
ID & license verified
14 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2023
I have been fishing in the Destin, Fort Walton Beach area for many years as an angler and guide. I have a passion to fish and am excited every day at the opportunity to go fishing. I enjoy teaching children and novice anglers alike.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bonito Bonito
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Boat specs

Cape Horn (Center console) originally built in 2003. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 33 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Complimentary fish cleaning provided.
Snacks
Light snacks provided
Drinks
Water bottles and other selections provided
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Children welcome! Captain Ken is a proud Papa!
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 14 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (23)
Fun Fishing Day with Captain Ken!
Fun Fishing Day with Captain Ken!
Capt. Ken on the Game Changer
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
92%
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Bobby C.
Rockwall, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Awesome tarpon and amberjack trip!!!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on June 30, 2023
Captain Ken is one of the best guides my son (12 yr old male) and I have ever gone out fishing with (maybe the best ever). ...
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Alex P.
Cantonment, Florida
Excellent
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Fun Fishing Day with Captain Ken!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on August 3, 2023
Me and my 3 boys had a pleasure to spend an amazing finishing day with Captain Ken! Ken is super knowledgeable, helpful, fun,...
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Danielle T.
Otterville, IL
Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
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Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Ken was awesome!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on June 29, 2023
This was such an awesome expierence and so much fun! We caught exactly what we were trying to catch and he definitely knew...
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Aj H.
Excellent
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Experience:
Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
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Capt. Ken on the Game Changer

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on July 28, 2023
Captain Ken was amazing. He made the whole experience feel like you were fishing with a life long friend. He put us right on...
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Dustin M.
Jasper, AL
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
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Half day trip with Captain Ken

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip on June 2, 2023
We had a wonderful trip! Captain Ken was absolutely great with my son (6 years old). We caught some beautiful Spanish Mackerel,...
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