Crystal Beach Charters - The Alibi

314 Harbor Boulevard
Destin FL, United States

Crystal Beach Charters operates The Alibi - a luxurious yacht made for offshore fishing and fun adventures in the waters of Destin, Florida. Crystal Beach Charters can organize anything from bottom fishing wrecks for Snapper and Grouper, to trolling for Wahoo and Blackfin Tuna.

You can also catch Amberjack, Cobia, Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Triggerfish, King Mackerel and other species that populate these waters.

The charter is led by Captain Rob Hacker who first came to Destin over 7 years ago on a fishing vacation and never left! He fell in love with the beautiful and fish-rich waters, both inshore and offshore. Rob has worked under many top captains in the area gaining invaluable knowledge before finally becoming a licensed captain himself.

Captain Rob will take you out on his classic 42 foot Bertram recently updated including a large cabin with air-conditioning and heating, a restroom, a full kitchen, a shower, a stereo, and the latest electronics and fishing gear. This boat is new to the Destin Fleet brought over from Orange Beach by two area locals that wanted to set a new standard in the local Destin fishing industry.

From novice to expert anglers he will be there every step of the way to guarantee you get hooked, and bring in the big dinner keepers every time.

You will walk home with your bagged fish professionally fillet at the dock. Just bring food and drinks for the day, sunglasses, a hat and positive vibes!

Crystal Beach Charters operates The Alibi - a luxurious yacht made for offshore fishing and fun adventures in the waters of Destin, Florida. Crystal Beach Charters can organize anything from bottom fishing wrecks for Snapper and Grouper, to trolling


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  • One Day Sword & Marlin Trip
    Overnight stay, liveaboard, 5:00 AM
    US$ 6000 private charter / day
  • All day trip
    16 hour trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US$ 4000 up to 4 persons
    + US$ 100 each additional person
  • US$ 2800 private charter
  • 12 Hour Trip NO FISH NO PAY
    12 hour trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US$ 2395 up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
  • 10 Hour Trip NO FISH NO PAY
    10 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 2000 private charter
  • US$ 1600 private charter
  • 6hr Trip NO FISH NO PAY
    6 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1200 private charter
  • 4 Hour Trip NO FISH NO PAY
    4 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 800 private charter
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About this listing

Boat Specs

Bertram (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1979, and restored in 2014. Powered by 2 450HP Cummings engines.

Length
42 ft
Capacity
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Targeted Species
 
Amberjack
 
Cobia

 
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
 
Grouper (Gag)

 
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
 
Marlin (Blue)

 
Sailfish
 
Shark (Blacktip)

 
Snapper (Red)
 
Triggerfish (Gray)

 
Tuna (Blackfin)
 
Wahoo
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
We Have The Latest Tackle Available
Live Bait
We Catch Our Own Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Bottled Water Provided
First Mate
When Necessary
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
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.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
Payment

15% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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, Checks, American Express.

About the Captain

Steve Webster
Destin, Florida, United States
Member since January 2017
Came to Destin on vacation a little over 25 years ago from my home state of Tennessee. Went on a fishing trip and watched my first Destin sunset and knew I would never leave. Since then I worked under the top captains in the area to gain priceless knowledge of the industry and moved on to get my Captains license soon after. My love for fishing coupled with the experience & wisdom gained from the top fisherman in the area has created the success I've established today. We guarantee NO FISH NO PAY because in the 25 years I've been taking clients out I've never came in empty handed! Come aboard the Alibi, one of the only boats that guarantees we will put you on keeper fish Year round and have fun doing it!
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.55 out of 5 stars from 17 reviews

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The 1st mate Justin, and Captain Steve were fantastic! My sons were treated great by them. Our disappointment was the trip was moved ( because double booked online) from 6 am trip to a 1:00 pm trip, therefore the fish were not bitting. However, We want to go again next year and will definitely book again with this Charter and Crew! It is not their fault we had high winds and fish weren’t plentiful…But they were kind to refund some of the fee. Highly recommend The Alibi!!!

Fished July 28, 2017
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The was great. I would do it again. I would recommend the 10 hour trips over 4 to 8 hours. Only reason gave the not children friendly was due to the type of fishing we were doing. These fish are to strong for kids to handle.

Fished July 26, 2017
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This was our first charter with our 8yr old son.  Captain Steve and Justin made the trip memorable and fun for him, my husband and I.  We all caught fish and had fun doing it.  Captain’s expertise made a huge difference.  Boat was wonderful, everyone was professional, kind and wonderful to spend the day with.  We will be back.

Fished July 20, 2017
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