Chances R Charters invites you to explore the pristine Gulf waters aboard a legendary boat. There is hardly a better thing to do than cruising the deep blue waters or heading to the local reefs in and around Panama City, Florida.

Chances R Charters is run by Capt. Stephen Brookings. An experienced captain, he has been on the boat since a very young age and knows the local waters like the back of his hand. Capt. Stephen will put his talent to work for you no matter your age and expertise.

You will go out aboard the "Chances R" with 53’ of excellence, she is a spacious and comfortable fishing machine. Her twin 450 HP Detroit engines will power you to the hottest grounds and her navigational and fish-finding electronics will save you time while searching for a big one.

The Chances R is fully outfitted with professional tools and accessories, as well as all the necessary safety equipment. She has all the comfort of her home, including two toilets, a shower, a kitchen, and eight sleeping quarters, as well as air-conditioned cabins. There is plenty of space for up to 20 passengers. All aboard!

Capt. Stephen with Chances R will take you fishing up to 72 miles out in the Gulf of Mexico. Hit the offshore waters, reefs, and wrecks in search of both game and tablefish. Take as many species off your personal bucket list as you possibly can. Target Red, Cubera, and Vermillion Snapper go for Skipjack Tuna and Amberjack, Triggerfish, various types of Grouper, and King Mackerel. The opportunities abound in the fishing paradise!

All you have to bring is your food and snacks, everything else will be provided for a successful and fun fishing trip.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    US $1,000
    Trolling for Spanish Mackerel and King Mackerel.
    Targeted fish
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    US $1,000
    Trolling for Spanish Mackerel and King Mackerel.
    Targeted fish
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Sept-May (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    US $1,500
    This trip is good for the kids and first-time anglers. You can be back by lunchtime to enjoy the rest of your day on the beach.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Sept-May (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    US $1,500
    This trip is good for the kids and first-time anglers. You can be back by lunchtime to enjoy the rest of your day on the beach.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    US $1,850
    A good trip to get a little time out on the water and still have the rest of your day out on the beach.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    US $1,850
    A good trip to get a little time out on the water and still have the rest of your day out on the beach.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Sept-May (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    US $2,000
    An 8-hour trip gives you a little more time to catch more fish and still doesn't take up your whole day. It's also a good trip if you're fishing for the first time.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Sept-May (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    US $2,000
    An 8-hour trip gives you a little more time to catch more fish and still doesn't take up your whole day. It's also a good trip if you're fishing for the first time.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    US $2,400
    This 8-hour trip is good for the ones that want more time to go after the fish they take home and have a good time on the water.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    US $2,500
    Ten-hour trip is good for those who love to fish and want to catch the most fish they can to take home or to eat while you are here.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    US $2,700
    A 12-hour trip is to go after the big ones and the most fish you can get to get to fish natural bottom and man-made reefs.
  • Private trip
    10 hour p.m trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    US $3,000
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Jun-Aug
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    US $3,000
    This trip is for those that want to get out and catch a wide variety of fish such as Red Snapper, Black Grouper, Wahoo, King Mackerel, and Mahi Mahi.
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Jun-Aug
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    US $3,600
    This trip is good for the real serious anglers that want to go out for Amberjack, Red Snapper, Black Grouper, Red Grouper, Scamp, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi.
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Grouper (Scamp)
    Scamp Grouper
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 98 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Angler rating
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Good experience
90%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Caught fish
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Kerry J.
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Best Charter In Panama City Beach Florida

VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip on September 4, 2023
This was our 4th trip doing a deep sea fishing charter and this was by far our best experience yet. The boat was extremely...
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Jessica P.
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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6 hour trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Sept-May (AM) on September 2, 2023
We were running late to our charter, but the captain and Christian were super patient with us, even after we had to run to...
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Jared T.
Excellent
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Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing trip in August

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on August 12, 2023
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Jesse F.
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Fishing trip in July

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on July 18, 2023
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Tyler L.
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5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Stephen

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on July 10, 2023
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FAQs about Chances R Charters

Chances R Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $1,000 per group, additional US $80 per person after 6 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group, additional US $80 per person after 6 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $1,500 per group, additional US $120 per person after 6 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Sept-May (AM) (6 hours)
  • US $1,500 per group, additional US $120 per person after 6 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Sept-May (PM) (6 hours)
  • US $1,850 per group, additional US $120 per person after 6 guests - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • US $1,850 per group, additional US $120 per person after 6 guests - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • US $2,000 per group, additional US $160 per person after 6 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Sept-May (AM) (8 hours)
  • US $2,000 per group, additional US $160 per person after 6 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Sept-May (PM) (8 hours)
  • US $2,400 per group, additional US $160 per person after 6 guests - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • US $2,500 per group, additional US $200 per person after 6 guests - 10 Hour Trip (10 hours)
  • US $2,700 per group, additional US $240 per person after 6 guests - 12 Hour Trip (12 hours)
  • US $3,000 per group, additional US $200 per person after 6 guests - 10 hour p.m trip (10 hours)
  • US $3,000 per group, additional US $200 per person after 6 guests - 10 Hour Trip – Jun-Aug (10 hours)
  • US $3,600 per group, additional US $240 per person after 6 guests - 12 Hour Trip – Jun-Aug (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Chances R Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Two bathrooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Chances R Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Chances R Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 72 miles)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Chances R Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Chances R Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Grouper (Broomtail)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Charter Operator

Captain Brookins LLC
Panama City Beach, Florida, United States
ID & license verified
117 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2014
Angler's Choice
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Chances R Charters is owned by Captain Stephen Brookins. He has put together a professional team of passionate experts that always aim to provide the best fishing charter possible. He comes from a family of fishermen. His grandfather started mastering the waters in the early '60s, so fishing is in Stephen's blood. Join the crew with Chances R Charters and make great memories on the water!

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Grouper (Broomtail) Broomtail Grouper
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper

Boat specs

Harkers Island (Sportfishing) originally built in 1974, and restored in 2020. Powered by 2 450HP Detroit engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 12 knots.

Length
53 ft
Capacity
20 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Up to 72 miles
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Two bathrooms
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate
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
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Mastercard
American Express
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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