Locked Up Charters offers fishing trips on board their 100 Proof boat, which cruises from Destin, Florida. If you want some fine angling in the “World’s luckiest fishing village” - look no further.

Enjoy your trip with Locked Up Charters aboard the “100 Proof”, which is a big G&S boat with a carrying capacity of 22 anglers. It comes powered by twin 600 HP Detroit engines and has a maximum cruising speed of 14 knots. The vessel is fully rigged with all the necessary safety facilities and navigational electronics, which include a GPS, a VHF radio, a fish finder, and a radar. Inside, there is a toilet, a shower, a kitchen, a bed, and a TV. The boat is air-conditioned and is fitted with a live bait tank, a flybridge to aid your search for the fish, an ice-box to keep the catch fresh during the day, and outriggers with downriggers for a professional fishing experience.

Whether it’s heading 25 miles to the waters as deep as 600 ft to grapple with the Atlantic game fish or staying near the shore to chase whatever the Gulf season has to offer – Locked Up Charters will see to your every need. Cobia start to migrate in April and shortly after that you could already target King Mackerel, waiting for the Red Snapper season to begin. Amberjack, Grouper, White Snapper, Vermillion Snapper, and Bonito are available all year-round.

A trip with Locked Up Charters aboard the 100 Proof comes inclusive with all the necessary fishing equipment to put your catch together. The crew provide rods, reels, tackle, lures, and live bait, as well as the licenses and the cleaning and filleting service of whatever you want to keep. Feel free to bring your own food and drinks with you.

With a combination of the stunning tropical horizon and some outstanding catches, your trip with Locked Up Charters aboard their beautiful 100 Proof will be a memorable experience.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - May 31
    $3,000
    Fishing the waters as deep as 600 ft, you will be able to catch some big fish! This package is ideal for the most passionate and experienced anglers. You will be provided with all the necessary gear and tackle to make a great catch possible, as well as the licenses for you and your group.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip (Summer)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Jul 31
    $3,000
    Fishing the waters as deep as 600 ft, you will be able to catch some big fish! This package is ideal for the most passionate and experienced anglers. You will be provided with all the necessary gear and tackle to make a great catch possible, as well as the licenses for you and your group.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - May 31
    $2,500
    This package is ideal for those anglers who want to chase Red Snapper, Amberjack, Grouper, King Mackerel, Tuna, and many more depending on the season and what's biting.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip (Summer)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Jul 31
    $2,500
    This package is ideal for those anglers who want to chase Red Snapper, Amberjack, Grouper, King Mackerel, Tuna, and many more depending on the season and what's biting.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - May 31
    $2,000
    Target Tarpon, Cobia, King Mackerel, Red Snapper, Amberjack, Grouper, and many other species depending on the season, All the equipment will be provided along with the fish cleaning and packing, you only need to bring your own food and drinks to relax in between the bites.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - AM (Summer)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Jul 31
    $1,500
    Start your morning right! Chase Tarpon, King Mackerel, Cobia, Amberjack, Grouper, and many more species depending on the season. Feel free to bring your own food and beverages with you.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - PM (Summer)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Jul 31
    $1,500
    If you don't feel like starting your day early in the morning, this package is your best choice. You will be able to target Tarpon, Cobia, Amberjack, Red Snapper, and many more depending on the season.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - May 31
    $1,500
    Start your morning right! Chase Tarpon, King Mackerel, Cobia, Amberjack, Grouper, and many more species depending on the season. Feel free to bring your own food and beverages with you.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - May 31
    $1,500
    If you don't feel like starting your day early in the morning, this package is your best choice. You will be able to target Tarpon, Cobia, Amberjack, Red Snapper, and many more depending on the season.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - PM (Summer)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Jul 31
    $1,250
    This package is ideal for those who just need a few more hours on the water. You will get an opportunity to catch Tarpon, King Mackerel, Cobia, Amberjack, and who knows what else is biting.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - May 31
    $1,250
    Spend your day catching the fish off your bucket list! Target Tarpon, Cobia, King Mackerel, Amberjack, Grouper, and many more depending on the season.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - May 31
    $1,250
    This package is ideal for those who just need a few more hours on the water. You will get an opportunity to catch Tarpon, King Mackerel, Cobia, Amberjack, and who knows what else is biting.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - PM (Summer)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Jul 31
    $1,000
    This trip is ideal for those who want to check what's biting. The Captain will provide you with all the necessary fishing equipment, you only need to bring your food and drinks.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 27 - Jul 27
    $1,000
    This trip is ideal for those who want to check what's biting. The Captain will provide you with all the necessary fishing equipment, you only need to bring your food and drinks.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - May 31
    $1,000
    This trip is ideal for those who want to check what's biting. The Captain will provide you with all the necessary fishing equipment, you only need to bring your food and drinks.
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About the Captain

Ben O'Connor
Destin, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
73 Customer Reviews
Response time 7 hours
Member since March 2017
Captain Ben O’Connor is a native of Destin, Florida. At the age of 10, Ben began working as a second mate on charter boats. After graduating the University of South Alabama, he worked as an IT guy for a real estate investment trust in Atlanta. He then moved back to Destin in 1999, where he started an insurance and investment business while continuing to go fishing 3 or 4 days a week with his father. In 2006, Ben sold the business and spent two years going back and forth to Cosa Rica. And only after having worked on a few charter and commercial boats, Captain Ben decided to join the 100 Proof crew.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper

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

Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Swordfish Swordfish
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

G&S (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1984. Powered by 2 600HP Detroit engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 14 knots.

Length
52 ft
Capacity
20 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

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
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
95%
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Richard B.
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Great Half Day Trip with Capt. Ben and Mate Reese

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip - PM (Summer) on July 27, 2021
We had a mixed crew of kids and adults, novices and pros (okay, not “pros” but those with some experience). We wanted to...
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6 Hour with Capt. Ben

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip - AM (Summer) on July 13, 2021
OUTSTANDING!!!  AMAZING!!!  We have been on several Destin fishing charters in the past and this was by far the BEST!!! ...
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Best day ever!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on March 23, 2021
We had an excellent time with Captain Ben and his “Mate” Robert on March 23rd, 2021. Caught a ton of fish! Had a blast!...
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Bachelorette Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on August 12, 2021
Ben & Robert were such a great duo for our bachelorette group. I had been on charters before and knew what to expect, but the...
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Five hour trip at sea

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip - PM (Summer) on July 26, 2021
So happy I booked this trip for my family and I! It’s was an amazing experience, the crew and captain were wonderful and...
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FAQs about 100 Proof Charters

100 Proof Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,000 per group, additional $100 per person after 6 guests - 4 Hour Trip - PM (Summer) (4 hours)
  • $1,000 per group, additional $100 per person after 6 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $1,000 per group, additional $100 per person after 6 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,250 per group, additional $125 per person after 6 guests - 5 Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $1,250 per group, additional $125 per person after 6 guests - 5 Hour Trip - PM (Summer) (5 hours)
  • $1,250 per group, additional $125 per person after 6 guests - 5 Hour Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $1,500 per group, additional $150 per person after 6 guests - 6 Hour Trip - PM (Summer) (6 hours)
  • $1,500 per group, additional $150 per person after 6 guests - 6 Hour Trip - AM (Summer) (6 hours)
  • $1,500 per group, additional $150 per person after 6 guests - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,500 per group, additional $150 per person after 6 guests - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $2,000 per group, additional $200 per person after 6 guests - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • $2,500 per group, additional $250 per person after 6 guests - 10 Hour Trip (10 hours)
  • $2,500 per group, additional $250 per person after 6 guests - 10 Hour Trip (Summer) (10 hours)
  • $3,000 per group, additional $300 per person after 6 guests - 12 Hour Trip (12 hours)
  • $3,000 per group, additional $300 per person after 6 guests - 12 Hour Trip (Summer) (12 hours)

When you book a trip with 100 Proof Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with 100 Proof Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

100 Proof Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

100 Proof Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with 100 Proof Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Sailfish
  • Shark (Tiger)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Swordfish
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo