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!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip NO FISH NO PAY
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US$ 2400
    up to 6 persons
    This is an offshore trip that will see you targeting Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Tuna, Wahoo and Amberjack. Price includes bait, tackle, ice, fishing licenses, bottled water and taxes.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip NO FISH NO PAY
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 2000
    up to 6 persons
    This is an offshore trip where you can target Snapper, Wahoo, Marlin, Mahi Mahi and other offshore species. Price includes bait, tackle, ice, fishing licenses, bottled water and taxes.
  • Private trip
    8hr Trip Full Day NO FISH NO PAY
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1600
    up to 6 persons
    This is a bottom fishing trip for species such as Snapper, Grouper, Triggerfish, Cobia, Amberjack, and other nearshore and offshore species. Trolling upon request. Price includes bait, tackle, ice, fishing licenses, bottled water and taxes.
  • Private trip
    6hr Trip NO FISH NO PAY
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1200
    up to 6 persons
    This is a bottom fishing trip for Snapper, Grouper, Triggerfish, Amberjack, and other nearshore species. Trolling upon request is available. Price includes bait, tackle, ice, fishing licenses, bottled water and taxes.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip NO FISH NO PAY
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 800
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will have you fishing the inshore waters for Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, Cobia, Blacktip Shark, and Triggerfish. Price includes bait, tackle, ice, fishing licenses, bottled water and taxes.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag)

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue)
Sailfish
Shark (Blacktip)

Snapper (Red)
Triggerfish (Gray)
Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo

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

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. 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

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

About the Captain

Josh Grace
Destin, Florida, United States
Member since January 2017
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Born & raised here in Destin FL and have grown up on the water on these local docks. I’ve worked under the top pioneer 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. I’m currently the fleet Manager for Crystal Beach Charters and living the dream! 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: 1 hour
Response rate: 99%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.65
out of 5 stars from 26 reviews
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Experience
4 hour trip on the Alibi!
Five went out and only one didn\u2019t get sick. Lol
Five went out and only one didn\u2019t get sick. Lol
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
88%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
80%
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Spring Hill, Tennessee
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6 hours with Captain Steve

May 23, 2018
We spent 6 hours with Captain Steve and Patrick. We had a stellar day for us! It was the highlight of our trip to Miramar Beach....
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Robert Grefe
Ocean Springs, MS
 5.00
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Half day trip with Capt Josh and Patrick

VERIFIED   August 27, 2018
Great trip..Capt and deck hand were exceptional. We had an 8 yr old boy and one grown up who had never been deep sea fishing....
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Phyllis Schafer
Derby, KS
 5.00
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Five went out and only one didn’t get sick. Lol

VERIFIED   June 20, 2018
Did a 6 hr trip with Captain Josh and Pat. Had a great time. Got on fish quick and stayed steady all day. Captain and mate...
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Robert Willett
Destin, Florida
 5.00
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Great 4hr Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  October 2, 2018
Wonderful trip today!
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Misty Reynolds
Little Rock, Arkansas
 5.00
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6 hr trip on the Alibi

May 24, 2018
We had a great trip with Captain Steve and Patrick.  We would recommend them to anyone looking to have a good time and...
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