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. 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.

Been In It Charters uses the ‘Cadillac of all boats:’ 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. 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 smooth-riding boat that will not beat you up in rough waters. Been In It Charters’ motto is “If you’re willing to go out, we’re gone.”

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 situation 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%.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Of Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1250
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK! In 8 hours, Captain can fish multiple locations producing different types of fishing and going farther than the 4-6 hour trips.
  • Private trip
    Morning Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1050
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Reef and Wreck fishing to include all listed species
  • Private trip
    Afternoon Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 700
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Same as the morning Reef and Wreck fishing trip, just closer to shore with more limited time on the water. More focused on King Mackeral fishing.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  Grouper (Gag)

  Grouper (Red)
  Grouper (Scamp)
  King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  Snapper (Mangrove)

  Snapper (Red)
  Snapper (Vermilion)
  Triggerfish (Gray)
  Tuna (Blackfin)

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
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included


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.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch


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:
American Express

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

About the Captain

Frank Crowder
Fort Walton Beach, Florida, United States
Member since September 2016
Hello, this is Captain Crowder, I have been fishing the Gulf Coast for over 35 years. I have caught just about every fish there is here in the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. I am a firefighter/EMT by trade, but am about to retire. My friends and family members cannot believe I haven't been a charter Captain yet. I've owned boats all my life and now have the Cadillac of boats: 33 tournament addition World Cat. I'm a licensed captain with federal reef and pelagic permits. I want to show people what the Gulf has to offer. Whether it be Snapper, Kingfish, to Tuna. Come and enjoy a fun filled day with me you will not be disappointed!
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews

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My family and I had a great time on our trip to Destin. The Captain was very accomdating and over communicated which made the fishing trip. The captain went the extra mile for us and got us into some Amber Jack.  5 stars

Fished March 19, 2018
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Met at expected time. Boat size was adequate . Target fish was Snapper and I did catch one snapper. Catch quite a bit of trigger fish, but per regulations had to release. We had to leave due to an unforeseen issue with one of our group members. So we did get to fish our time limit, but this was not the Captains fault. I have no doubt we would have caught several more. Overall would recommend highly!!

Fished June 30, 2017
Frank Crowder (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 8, 2017

Thank you for the good report,he hung in there like a champ. I would have been coming home a lot earlier if he wasn’t a stud

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