Captain
Ryan Gill

Member since June 2014

Fort Walton Beach, United States

Background
Ryan is a 13 year Air Force veteran. He started Champion Charters after he decided to leave the Air Force and chase his dream of being a charter captain and sharing his expertise with others.
Techniques
Ryan likes to mix it up by trolling and bottom fishing depending on conditions. Additionally, he likes to slow troll live bait over structure and natural bottom.

Hey, I'm Captain Ryan Gill

Fort Walton Beach, United States
Background
Ryan is a 13 year Air Force veteran. He started Champion Charters after he decided to leave the Air Force and chase his dream of being a charter captain and sharing his expertise with others.
Techniques
Ryan likes to mix it up by trolling and bottom fishing depending on conditions. Additionally, he likes to slow troll live bait over structure and natural bottom.
Angler's Choice

My Charter Listings

Fort Walton Beach
trips from
US$ 185

Customer Reviews

4.55 out of 5 stars from 14 reviews

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Went fishing on Friday, July 7, 2017

Great trip, great Captain and crew. Will use him again and recommend him to my friends. But book direct with Captain Ryan, 850-313-8026

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, June 17, 2017

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, July 26, 2016

We told Capt. Ryan that we wanted to catch big fish.  He knew where to go to make sure we had a fishing trip to remember. This was the best offshore fishing trip I have ever been on.  I will definitely use Capt. Ryan whenever I am in the Destin area.  We caught a Nurse Shark and Bonito. It was a great trip!!!

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Friday, July 8, 2016

Great trip. Really appreciate the fact that the Captain did not waiste our time at non productive spots. He moved us around to find the fish.

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, October 17, 2015

Captain Ryan had warned use that the tide was going to be high and had even offered to refund our payment. Boats under 30ft was advised not to go out but the Champion is over 30ft and our boys had drove down 6hrs after work on Friday getting in after midnight just for this fishing trip on Saturday and was ready to go fishing. It was not a good day to be out fishing but we never felt unsafe at anytime.  Captain Ryan handled the boat very well. We caught several fish but most had to be thrown back. Thanks Captain Ryan for taken my guys fishing.

Fished October 2015

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Went fishing on Friday, August 21, 2015

We had a great time fishing with Captain Ryan. We caught quite a few fish. Captain Ryan was knowledgeable and helpful w/some pretty green fisherman. The boat was as advertised and plenty of time was spent on the water fishing. Captain Ryan was fun to be around and had a great sense of humor. I would definitely recommend Champion Charters.

Fished August 2015

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Ryan Gill (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, August 24, 2015

Brian, thanks for the great review.  I hope to see you and your crew next year!

Went fishing on Friday, July 31, 2015

Captain Ryan took us out for a 6 hour charter. Ryan was very responsive during the booking and on-time and ready to go when we arrived that morning. The boat was great - including some shade and a small cabin if needed. We had 5 people in our group - experts to novice - and Ryan was able to guide each of us through challenging battles. We got really lucky and caught lots of fish - a few we had to throw back for various reasons, but the majority we kept. Ryan had a great demeanor - part instructor, part good natured teaser. Everyone felt relaxed and in good hands. At the end of the day, Ryan cleaned the fish for us, and we left with lots of fish for our next several dinners. I’d highly recommend Champion Charters and Captain Ryan.

Fished July 2015

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Ryan Gill (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, August 24, 2015

Bryn, glad you guys had a good time.  I had a blast taking you guys out and hope to do it again soon.

Went fishing on Thursday, July 30, 2015

The fishing was good. We caught several “keepers”. The captain could have been a little more patient with us “first-timers” but after a short while, we found out groove and everything calmed down. We will definitely be going again!

Fished July 2015

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Ryan Gill (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, August 24, 2015

Peg,

Thanks for the review.  You guys sure kept me on my toes!  Hope to see you again soon.

Went fishing on Thursday, July 9, 2015

Advertised as a 6-hour trip, spent 5 hours on the water.  We caught 4 fish between 6 people.

Robert Weems does not recommend Champion Charters

Fished July 2015

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Ryan Gill (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Robert, I wish we could have put more fish in the box.  I know for certain we spent six hours on the water unless you asked to return early or weather did not allow it.

Went fishing on Sunday, June 28, 2015

CPT Ryan was great. Friendly and accommodating . Found great fishing and helped the notice fisherman. Highly recommend.

Fished June 2015

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Went fishing on Friday, October 17, 2014

This was a nice fishing trip.  No record breakers, but we caught lots of fish. Unfortunately the majority had to go back due to size limits or being out of season. We managed to put some fish in the box for dinner though.

I would say the captain was really good and I would recommend him.

Fished October 2014

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Went fishing on Wednesday, October 15, 2014

refusing to bring certain fish on board such as shark and other fish for pics

Fished October 2014

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Ryan Gill (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Richard, thank you so much for booking with us.  Unfortunately, sometimes we err on the side of caution when dealing with such species as sharks.  We always do our best to take advantage of a photo op, but we are not willing to jeopardize our client’s safety to get a good picture.  Thanks again for your business!

Went fishing on Saturday, October 11, 2014

Captain Ryan,

Thanks for a great day. We caught plenty of fish, unfortunately red snapper had to be released due to the season, but they will be bigger next year. Ryan was great with 4 16 and 17 year olds on board. They caught fish and had fun learning about deep sea fishing. I always recommend fishing with a young ex-military man. Thanks for the day and for serving our country.

Fished October 2014

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Went fishing on Sunday, September 7, 2014

It was an excellent trip. The captain, Ryan, is great fisherman and it was pleasure to go fishing with him. He did a great job and we caught a lot of fish but we have to return almost all of them due to catch and release policy.
Great trip I just gave one star less for overall experience since I couldn’t keep anything for dinner

Fished September 2014

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