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Destin Florida Sport Fishing

Destin Florida Sport Fishing welcomes fishermen and women of all skill levels to come aboard his boat and experience the varied and exciting fishing Florida’s Gulf Coast has to offer. Travel with Captain Chris Beckett from the backwater creeks to where oceans meet enjoying the pristine surroundings, and reel in your fish of a lifetime.

The boat is a 26’ Mako center console that is equally at home in 10 inches of water as she is 40 miles offshore. The boat has been designed with one thing in mind – fishability – and it shows. With a stable ride, as well as ample fishing space and a foam-filled hull, this boat offers charter guests all the comfort and spaciousness that they could ask for.

Capt. Chris runs a variety of trips to suit your preferences, focusing on inshore trips for Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Jack Crevalle, and sometimes Tarpon or Tripletail. He fishes with both live bait and a range of artificial lures, using good quality light conventional and spin fishing gear.

Children are especially welcome on board. Capt. Chris especially enjoys introducing them to the thrills that fishing has to offer, while also instructing them in the proper angling techniques. He loves answering any questions you might have throughout your trip, and enjoys talking about the Florida Gulf Coast’s delicate ecosystem and marine life.

Please note: Captain Chris requires payment the day before the trip date so he can make sure the boat is full of live bait ready for your trip. There’s also a mandatory 20% gratuity that’s not included in the trip price.

What are you waiting for? Book Destin Florida Sport Fishing and experience the thrill of fishing under the Florida sun!



About the Captain

Chris Beckett
Freeport, Florida, United States
8 Fishing Reports
66 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since June 2015
Captain Chris has fished his entire life heck it's what he does on his days off! He loves to catch fish but more than that he loves to see other people catch fish especially newbies and children. Captain Chris likes to impart his love of saltwater to others in every way possible he is an avid fisherman, diver, boater and just an all out salt water enthusiast. He holds a U.S. Coast Guard 100 ton master license with multiple endorsements and has fished in central America including Honduras, the Bahamas, Haiti, Mexico,and extensively on the Gulf of Mexico as well as the east coast of Florida. Having been a captain in the oil field he has operated in all kinds of weather from hurricanes and tropical storms to northeasters and even been run over by a few water spouts and struck by lightning. His experience makes him a very versatile captain and fisherman, truth is there ain't much out there he hasn't seen or been through. He was even published in the Florida Sportsman magazine at age 6.

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Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Ladyfish Ladyfish
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Mako (Center console) originally built in 1980, and restored in 2015. Powered by 2 280HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 46 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 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

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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 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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Dennis K.
White Plains, NY
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Half Day Trip!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore on February 19, 2019
Captain Chris is just a great, knowledgeable, personable captain.  We were a family of 4, and only my 8 year old and I have...
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Mount Kisco, NY
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Best Morning of Fishing!!!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore on June 12, 2018
Chris did a great job making a trip for my son and I we will never forget. First and foremost, he had 4 rods rigged for the...
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Half Day trip with Captain Chris Beckitt

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore on July 23, 2018
Captain Chris truly gave us a wonderful fishing excursion to remember!  We are from Iowa and don’t have a lot of previous...
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Lee B.
Spencerport, NY
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Grandchildren loved it!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore on February 20, 2019
Capt. Chris did an outstanding job of learning what our needs were and he met them all!! He was great with the kids in teaching...
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Michael M.
Lady Lake, FL
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Great day out!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore on June 3, 2018
Had some friends in town with little experience fishing.  Captain Chris provided us with a great day. Put us on plenty of...
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FAQs about Destin Florida Sport Fishing

Destin Florida Sport Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip – Inshore (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Inshore (6 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip – Inshore (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Destin Florida Sport Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Destin Florida Sport Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Destin Florida Sport Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Indian River Lagoon)
  • Nearshore Fishing (Up to 3 miles)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Destin Florida Sport Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Destin Florida Sport Fishing include:
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Flounder
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Ladyfish
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tarpon