Captain
Ben O'Connor

Member since March 2017 Destin, United States
Background
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.

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Destin, United States
Background
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.
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4.9
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Great morning catching fish and creating memories!
Great Half Day Trip with Capt. Ben and Mate Reese
Great Half Day Trip with Capt. Ben and Mate Reese
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
95%
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Richard B.
Destin, Florida
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Great Half Day Trip with Capt. Ben and Mate Reese

VERIFIED   NEW  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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Michael U.
Maple Heights, Ohio
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6 Hour with Capt. Ben

VERIFIED   NEW  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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Kevin M.
Lancaster, OH
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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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Lance T.
Pensacola, Florida
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5 hour trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (PM) on May 23, 2021
Took The Kids out for a quick 5 hour trip! Caught a bunch of snapper and a couple Amberjacks. The crew was super nice, friendly,...
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Chris G.
Brentwood, TN
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8 hour trip

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on March 16, 2021
great trip, very helpful crew and captain, we had a mix of ages (9 years old to 50 an all in between) and there was always...
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