Been In It Charters

72 Laurie Dr
Fort Walton Beach FL, United States

Been In It Charters provides fun-filled fishing trips on the Emerald Coast of beautiful Destin, Florida. Captain Frank Crowder runs a wide variety of trips from 6-8 hours in Florida state waters. Before the 2017 fishing season kicks off, Been In It Charters will be able to provide federal permits to fish in federal waters, expanding the business to accommodate 10-12 hour trips. When you book a trip with Captain Frank, you are getting 40+ years of experience in Destin and Pensacola. It is guaranteed you will have a full day fun and enjoyable times. He is also a certified EMT, so he promises to keep you safe throughout the trip. Another captain will be added to the business winter 2016, bringing in more experience and knowledge.

Been In It Charters is run from a 33 foot World Cat Tournament Edition built in ‘06 that is equipped with newly-fitted twin 275 HP Mercury Verados.The boat is a catamaran center console type vessel, equipped with a t-top for comfort and shade, and an enclosed toilet in the forward cabin. Also, other features include two large below deck fish boxes, two large live wells and a comfortable seat for two forward of the console which is actually a seat over a cooler. The 33TE is a ‘Cadillac style’ riding boat that will not beat you up in rough waters.. our motto is “If you’re willing to go out, we’re gone.”

***Book a trip in October for the Destin Fishing Rodeo and have a chance to win a cash prize payout on daily weigh-ins.***

All you need to bring for your day of fun is food and your preferred drinks, and it is recommended that you bring plenty of sunscreen. Before the trip, discuss the cool situaution with the Captain. The boat is equipped with a large enough cooler to accommodate all six people. Please be sure to bring sunglasses to keep fatigue at a minimum. The Captain supplies plenty of ice for drinks and fish, Ginger Ale (aids seasickness) and always keep a case of water on hand.

Customary gratuity for crew is 15-20%.

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About this listing

Boat Specs

World Cat (Center console) originally built in 2006. Powered by 2 275HP Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

33 ft
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Corral bottom and limestone
Wreck Fishing
Large sunken ships
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
For a big game fight on small tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Butterfly jigging for Amberjack
Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag)

Grouper (Red)
Grouper (Scamp)

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Vermilion)

Triggerfish (Gray)
Tuna (Blackfin)
Enclosed toilet located in the bow of the boat
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Dual livewell for all the bait you can ever need
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Built in fish boxes under the deck.
Enclosed toilet located in the bow of the boat
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Dual livewell for all the bait you can ever need
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Rods provided but bring your favorite rod if wanted
Live Bait
Option to buy bait to save time for more fishing
Catch cleaning & filleting
Crew cleans all catch and individually bags it up
Water always kept on boat
First Mate
Fishing License
All licensing included *Federal permit coming soon*
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
Love to get kids out for a trip of a lifetime
You Keep Catch
Clients will keep all catch within size/bag limits

15% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, Checks, American Express, PayPal.

About the Captain

Frank Crowder
Fort Walton Beach, Florida, United States
Member since September 2016
Captain Frank grew up fishing in Pensacola and moved to Destin 20 years ago. He has been fishing all his life, so he does not consider it a job, just something that he loves to do!
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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