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
    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!
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $2,700
    The motto of this trip is: 'Longer fishing time - bigger fish - more fish.' You will be able to check the bite anywhere from 45 miles out. The list of your potential catches includes Snapper, Grouper, Tuna, and many more.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $2,500
    This trip is great for those who are serious about their fishing! Hit the reefs in search of some tasty fish to sort your weekly dinners out. Head offshore to get your hands on big game Pelagics. Or just do both!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $2,000
    This trip is great for those anglers who want to get the waters all to themselves and target as many species as possible. Fish for Wahoo, Amberjack, Grouper, Snapper, King Mackerel, and many other.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $1,600
    This trip will see you fishing for a range of offshore and reef species, including Red Snapper (when in season), Grouper, Wahoo, and many more.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $1,000
    This half-day trip is great for those anglers who want to do a little bit of trolling and come back to shore with a healthy dose of fish. Target King Mackerel, Wahoo, and who knows what else?
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About the Captain

Stephen Brookins
Panama City Beach, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
56 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
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 Brookings 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

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Snapper (Cubera) Cubera Snapper
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Snapper (Vermilion) Vermilion Snapper

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Triggerfish (Gray) Gray Triggerfish
Tuna (Skipjack) Skipjack Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Harkers Island (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1974. 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

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Toilet
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

Payment

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 4.5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Catch intended fish
82%
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Alex G.
Lithonia, GA
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10 Hour day on Chances R

VERIFIED   10 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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Craig M.
Cadiz, KY
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Weather trip

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on June 12, 2021
Just got in Monday night and refund was in my account. Captain told us it was safer to cancel our trip and get a refund. Although...
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San Juan
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on July 20, 2021
Bigger boat was roomy and comfortable but a slow ride so two thirds of the trip was running and one third fishing.  We were...
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Michael B.
LaFayette, GA
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8 hour trip for red snapper.

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on June 10, 2021
That a great trip, the captain and deck hand were very professional and efficient. The boat is well equipped and comfortable....
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La Tour, MO
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8 hour trip

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on July 27, 2021
Great trip, nothing but good things to say about captain and crew
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FAQs about Chances R Charters

Chances R Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,000 per group, additional $40 per person after 6 guests - 4 Hour Trip (4 hours)
  • $1,600 per group, additional $60 per person after 6 guests - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $2,000 per group, additional $80 per person after 6 guests - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • $2,500 per group, additional $100 per person after 6 guests - 10 Hour Trip (10 hours)
  • $2,700 per group, additional $120 per person after 6 guests - 12 Hour Trip (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

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)

Chances R Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • 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