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 head 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 your 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 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 table fish. 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
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    $980
    Trolling for Spanish Mackerel and King Mackerel.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Sep-May $1350
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    $1,470
    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 – Sep-May
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    $1,620
    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
    8 Hour Trip – Sep-May
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    $1,960
    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
    6 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $1,970
    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
    10 hour trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    $2,450
    Ten hour trip is good for thoes that love to fish and want to catch the most fish they can to take home or to eat while you here
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $2,560
    This 8-hour trip is good for the ones that want more time to go after fish they take home and have a good time on the water.
  • Private trip
    12 hour trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    $2,940
    12 hour trip is to go after the big ones and the most fish you can get you get to fish natural bottom and man made reefs
  • 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
    $3,200
    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.
  • 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
    $3,840
    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.
  • Private trip
    Two Day Trip - MAX 8
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Day Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $7,000
    This trip is for a maximum of 8 anglers. On an overnight trip, you get to keep a two-day limit, sleep on the boat at the sea or fish all night and all day! We have a shower on the boat with hot water. Lots of fun!
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About the Captain

Stephen Brookins
Panama City Beach, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
70 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2014
Captain Stephen Brookins comes from a family of fishermen. His grandfather started mastering the waters in the early 60's, so fishing is in Stephen's blood. He has been on the boat since he was a young boy and his passion for the waters has only grown stronger. Captain Stephen Brookins owns and operates Chances R charters. Coast Guard inspected up to 20 people.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Harkers Island (Offshore sport fishing) 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 avoid unnecessary hassle with carrying extra cash.

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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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 70 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (49)
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
87%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
80%
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Alex G.
Lithonia, GA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

10 Hour day on Chances R

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on October 23, 2021
Both the captain and the deckhand were excellent. The boat was clean, nice, and stocked with all we needed for the day. Our...
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Barry C.
McMinnville, TN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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6 hours

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on June 21, 2022
Great time!!!  Capt Steven put us on the fish, Christian, first mate was awesome.  Caught King Mac, Spanish Mac, Red Snapper,...
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Jeffery C.
Phenix City, AL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Fishing with Stephen

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on July 9, 2022
Had a great trip fishing was hard because of Dolphins getting all our fish once we got on them. Mike kept trying to run away...
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LUCIAN B.
Alpharetta, GA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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6 hr trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on June 27, 2022
Had an awesome experience with Chances R! Captain and crew were great. Christian the first mate did and awesome job and was...
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Dwight C.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip – Sep-May on September 10, 2022
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FAQs about Chances R Charters

Chances R Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $900 per group, additional $40 per person after 6 guests - 4 Hour Trip (4 hours)
  • $1,350 per group, additional $60 per person after 6 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Sep-May $1350 (6 hours)
  • $1,500 per group, additional $60 per person after 6 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Sep-May (6 hours)
  • $1,800 per group, additional $80 per person after 6 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Sep-May (8 hours)
  • $1,850 per group, additional $60 per person after 6 guests - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $2,250 per group, additional $100 per person after 6 guests - 10 hour trip (10 hours)
  • $2,400 per group, additional $80 per person after 6 guests - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • $2,700 per group, additional $120 per person after 6 guests - 12 hour trip (12 hours)
  • $3,000 per group, additional $100 per person after 6 guests - 10 Hour Trip – Jun-Aug (10 hours)
  • $3,600 per group, additional $120 per person after 6 guests - 12 Hour Trip – Jun-Aug (12 hours)
  • $7,000 per day per group, additional $350 per person after 8 guests - Two Day Trip - MAX 8 (2 days)

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