Been In It Charters

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’ World Cat Tournament Edition, built in 2006 that is equipped with newly-fitted twin 300 HP Mercury engines. 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 6 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 Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,250
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Looking for the "best bang for your buck" trip? Look no further! In 8 hours, your captain will take you fishing in multiple locations that produce many different types of fish while going further than the 4-6 hour trips.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,050
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Reef and Wreck fishing to include all listed species
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $700
    up to 4 persons
    + $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.

About the Captain

Frank Crowder
Fort Walton Beach, Florida, United States
3 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
3 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
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!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag)

Grouper (Red)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Snapper (Red)
Triggerfish (Gray)

Boat Specs

World Cat (Center console) originally built in 2006. Powered by 2 300HP Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
33 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Flounder Gigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
American Express
PayPal
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Mike F.
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VERIFIED   October 7, 2019
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Perry B.
Houston, Texas
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Half day trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   June 30, 2017
Met at expected time. Boat size was adequate . Target fish was Snapper and I did catch one snapper. Catch quite a bit of trigger...
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Foristell, MO
 5.00
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Great time and Great Captain

VERIFIED   March 19, 2018
My family and I had a great time on our trip to Destin. The Captain was very accomdating and over communicated which made the...
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