Captain
Chris Beckett

Member since June 2015

Cocoa Beach, United States

Background
Captain Chris has fished his entire life heck it's what he does on his days off! He loves to catch fish but more than that he loves to see other people catch fish especially newbies and children. Captain Chris likes to impart his love of saltwater to others in every way possible he is an avid fisherman, diver, boater and just an all out salt water enthusiast. He holds a U.S. Coast Guard 100 ton master license with multiple endorsements and has fished in central America including Honduras, the Bahamas, Haiti, Mexico,and extensively on the Gulf of Mexico as well as the east coast of Florida. Having been a captain in the oil field he has operated in all kinds of weather from hurricanes and tropical storms to northeasters and even been run over by a few water spouts and struck by lightning. His experience makes him a very versatile captain and fisherman, truth is there ain't much out there he hasn't seen or been through. He was even published in the Florida Sportsman magazine at age 6.
Techniques
I am a highly versatile fisherman, I am proficient in many styles of live bait and artificial techniques. My passion is Fishing and I am constantly reading and experimenting with new technology and techniques so That I can be a complete Angler.

Hey, I'm Captain Chris Beckett

Cocoa Beach, United States
Background
Captain Chris has fished his entire life heck it's what he does on his days off! He loves to catch fish but more than that he loves to see other people catch fish especially newbies and children. Captain Chris likes to impart his love of saltwater to others in every way possible he is an avid fisherman, diver, boater and just an all out salt water enthusiast. He holds a U.S. Coast Guard 100 ton master license with multiple endorsements and has fished in central America including Honduras, the Bahamas, Haiti, Mexico,and extensively on the Gulf of Mexico as well as the east coast of Florida. Having been a captain in the oil field he has operated in all kinds of weather from hurricanes and tropical storms to northeasters and even been run over by a few water spouts and struck by lightning. His experience makes him a very versatile captain and fisherman, truth is there ain't much out there he hasn't seen or been through. He was even published in the Florida Sportsman magazine at age 6.
Techniques
I am a highly versatile fisherman, I am proficient in many styles of live bait and artificial techniques. My passion is Fishing and I am constantly reading and experimenting with new technology and techniques so That I can be a complete Angler.
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My Charter Listings

    
Cocoa Beach
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US$ 350
    
Melbourne
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US$ 350
Satellite Beach
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US$ 350

Fishing Reports

Inshore fishing as good as it gets

February 26, 2017

What an incredible morning, great weather and awesome fishing. We hit the bait store at 5:30 for some select shrimp and proceeded to the Indian River lagoon. The wind was light just enough to keep us cool and the… Read Full Report →


Inshore fishing as good as it gets

February 26, 2017

What an incredible morning, great weather and awesome fishing. We hit the bait store at 5:30 for some select shrimp and proceeded to the Indian River lagoon. The wind was light just enough to keep us cool and the… Read Full Report →


Inshore fishing as good as it gets

February 26, 2017

What an incredible morning, great weather and awesome fishing. We hit the bait store at 5:30 for some select shrimp and proceeded to the Indian River lagoon. The wind was light just enough to keep us cool and the… Read Full Report →


Dolphin Fish (Mahi Mahi) Going of off

April 09, 2016

What a memorable day. The Dolphin fishing was as good as it gets with most boats bringing in double digits. The fish were hitting everything from naked ballyhoo to plastics. Most fish were being caught between 150-200 feet of… Read Full Report →


Sebastian Inlet Florida "Good Eats"

April 08, 2016

Wind has been blowing terrible this year. But if you can get out the fishing has been pretty good. Water temperatures are warming up a bit and the bait is starting to move so we should start to settle… Read Full Report →


Well if the weather would just cooperate

February 01, 2016

Had a great afternoon out on the water with these fine folks from Illinois. We caught King mackerel and tons of these elusive endangered red snapper LOL a few vermillions and sea bass good fun was had by all.… Read Full Report →


January Fishing in Sebastian is Red Hot

January 07, 2016

Year after year, I am amazed at how good the fishing is during the winter months of December and January. Not surprising, our weather has been really good all fall in Central East Florida, but now is the time… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.91 out of 5 stars from 29 reviews

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Went fishing on Tuesday, September 5, 2017

We had a 3/4 day with Captain Chris and it was awesome! The fishing strarted slow but Captain Chris worked very hard to put us on the fish. Caught some skipjack to begin with, and my wife hooked a huge black drum but it broke the line before we got it in the boat, but finished up with 6 mangroves and 1 catfish for dinner. My wife caught the biggest fish! Great time! Look forward to coming back. Hope Irma misses you guys. You all are in our prayers. Thanks Captain Chris!

Fished September 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, August 27, 2017

We had a great experience with Capt Chris fishing the river and the canals. Capt Chris was friendly, attentive, and made the trip enjoyable. We caught tons of trout, some redfish, and snook. If the fish stopped biting or weren’t big enough we moved spots to keep things moving. I would definitely recommend him to anyone wanting to book a charter.

Fished August 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Captain Chris was great this was our family’s first charter fishing trip and it lived up to everything and then some. We caught over 30 fish!!! I would highly recommend Captain Chris to others and will definitely use him again.

Thanks Captain

Fished July 2017

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Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, July 2, 2017

Captain Chris was fun and professional. Great experience! Caught quite a few fish. We would highly recommend

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Great Captain! We really liked the special trip to find manatees. Caught dinner and and he was very informative!

Fished June 2017

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Chris Beckett (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, June 22, 2017

Had an awesome time with these lovely ladies, Hope to take ya’ll fishing again. Thanks for the great review.

Went fishing on Saturday, June 17, 2017

Captain Chris is professional and personable. He went out of his way for us. I would definitely recommend.

Fished June 2017

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Replied to this review on Thursday, June 22, 2017

Thanks for the great review. Glad you had a good time I am looking forward to your next trip.

Went fishing on Saturday, June 17, 2017

This was a Father’s Day Gift foy my husband, my brother, their sons and a friend.  They said it was the best fishing trip ever. They would have just liked the fish cleaned only and not filleted, but would know what to ask for next time. They would defintely book again with Captain Chris.

Fished June 2017

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Replied to this review on Thursday, June 22, 2017

Had a great time with the guys, sorry about the misunderstanding on cleaning the fish normally folks want just the meat. Look forward to fishing with ya’ll again .

Went fishing on Monday, June 5, 2017

Captain Chris made our day!  He contacted me the day before to ensure I had directions to the launch site, prepped us for our fishing trip, and reviewed the trip details to ensure he met our expectations.  On the day of our trip, I received a text indicated exact location.  He was waiting our arrival, reviewed the boat safety items and we were underway.. He was articulate, fun and engaging for all members of my family.  He took us to two separate spots where we had lots of bites and caught several fish.  We would definitely book another trip with Chris as we had a great time.

Fished June 2017

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Chris Beckett (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, June 8, 2017

Had a great time with y’all,  can’t wait for another chance to catch fish with you and your wonderful family.

Went fishing on Saturday, April 29, 2017

Sadly didn’t catch anything worth keeping but had a great time. The captain tried his best to get us hooked on some fish.

Fished April 2017

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Replied to this review on Tuesday, May 2, 2017

It was a slow tough day but you guys were great. Sometimes fishing is just that “Fishing” We did catch a lot of undersized just couldn’t get the bigger fish to chew. Thanks for the review.

Went fishing on Saturday, April 8, 2017

Fished April 2017

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Chris Beckett (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Thanks for the review hope to fish with you again.

Went fishing on Tuesday, April 18, 2017

It was a great trip with Captain Chris. He is fun and knowledgeable and is good at finding fish. Very good trip for kids and adults. Our 9 year old caught the most fish and had a blast.

Fished April 2017

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Chris Beckett (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, April 20, 2017

Thanks for the great review,Ya’ll were a hoot I really enjoyed having you. Looking forward to fishing with y’all next year.

Went fishing on Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Capt. Chris took me and my two rookie grandsons on their maiden voyage and delivered a half day they will never forget. Score was 18 to six and they were all thrown back but it didn’t matter. Hi lite was when the puffer fish blew up and rattle down!!! Thanks Captain!

Fished April 2017

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Chris Beckett (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, April 20, 2017

Thanks for the great review, Looking forward to fishing with y’all next year. Keep the little guy practicing, practicing, practicing!

Went fishing on Monday, April 17, 2017

Captain Chris was superb and the excursion was really enjoyable.  I, my wife, and our eight year old son caught about ten different types of fish in the four hours, and left with enough for a few good meals. 

We would definitely do it again, and probably will when we are in Florida again.

Fished April 2017

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Chris Beckett (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, April 20, 2017

Thanks for the great review,You guys were awesome . Looking forward to fishing with y’all next year.

Went fishing on Monday, April 17, 2017

Had a great time and caught some good fish. Thanks

Fished April 2017

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Replied to this review on Thursday, April 20, 2017

Thanks for the great review, had a great time with you. Looking forward to fishing with y’all next year.

Went fishing on Wednesday, March 22, 2017

We had a great time!  Caught a variety of fish.  The captain gave us lots of information about the fish and pointers on techniques of fishing.  We made lots of great memories!!!! Oh, oh, oh, oh!

Fished March 2017

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Chris Beckett (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, April 4, 2017

These ladies were an absolute Hoot to fish with I feel blessed to have been ale to take them. Great Charter hope to see you gals again soon!

Went fishing on Saturday, March 11, 2017

Fished March 2017

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Replied to this review on Thursday, April 20, 2017

Thanks for the great review, Looking forward to fishing with y’all next year.

Went fishing on Monday, February 20, 2017

Caught numerous amounts of fish. Saw dolphins. Captain definitely new where to fish.

Fished February 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, February 20, 2017

Went on a full day inshore fishing trip and caught the limit plus had to release as many fish as e kept, Capt. Chris actually knows how to catch fish and how to find the fish as well.. This was an amazing day and fabulous fishing trip..

Fished February 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, February 27, 2017

Had a great trip with Capt. Chris, caught some awesome fish and had a great boat ride. He is a very knowledgeable Captain, fisherman and does great with kids. Will definitely be being booking with him again soon!

Fished February 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, August 13, 2016

This guided experience was exactly what my boys needed.  Being new to fishing, they experienced all the ins & outs of fishing from a highly qualified captain.  Thank you for an amazing time on the water!

Fished August 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, February 20, 2017

It was a great trip and caught many fish. Was a little disappointed we didn’t get any red fish, but that is fishing. We had a great time and would go again.

Fished February 2017

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Chris Beckett (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Thanks for the great review! Had fun with you guys , next time bring the ladies so they can see the dolphins. Hope you enjoy that bag of fillets.


Went fishing on Sunday, February 12, 2017

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Chris Beckett (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, February 13, 2017


Went fishing on Saturday, February 11, 2017

Was a great half day trip with my 2 kids and I. Felt very safe and well taken care of. My kids will definitely remember this one.

Fished February 2017

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Chris Beckett (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, February 13, 2017

Had a great time with ya’ll excellent Fisherfolks. Looking forward to having ya’ll again. Thank you for the great review so glad you chose Central Florida Sport Fishing for your first salt water fishing adventure.

Went fishing on Monday, January 2, 2017

Captain Chris was knowledgeable and an expert fisherman. He shared his skill and knowledge and made the day enjoyable. I booked the trip for my partner who is a very skilled fisherman and he got to just fish and enjoy because Captain Chris baited my hooks helped me cast under the docks and made sure I had fun, which is usually Jim’s job. So everyone had a good time.

Fished January 2017

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Chris Beckett (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Great people, good fishermen easy to get along with. Definitely look foward to fishing with ya’ll again. Glad you had a good time.


Went fishing on Friday, December 30, 2016

Fished December 2016

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Chris Beckett (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, January 1, 2017

Glad you had a good time even though it was a slow day…unfortunately fish and weather dont always cooperate. But I will always work hard to do everything possible to catch something.


Went fishing on Saturday, June 25, 2016

Chris was wonderful. Well equipped, very helpful, fun to fish with. We caught a lot of snappers. He told us were to get them cook. Just a great day.

Fished June 2016

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Chris Beckett (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, July 2, 2016

Had a great time with yall Sandra, hope to see you again next year!


Went fishing on Thursday, June 2, 2016

I never had a Captain work so hard to get us on fish. Even though it was a slow day we still caught fish. I would charter with this Captain anytime and recommend anyone to do the same. My wife and I had a great time.

Fished June 2016

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Went fishing on Sunday, May 15, 2016

Great time!  Captan Chris Beckett wasted no time putting my family on the fish. Very knowledgable and acomadating. Definitely will recommend and will be back.

Fished May 2016

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Chris Beckett (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Had a great time with you and your family! looking forward to doing it again. Enjoy the fish.