About Us


Our Passion:

We strive to be among the best fishing charters in Fort Walton Beach and Destin.  We do this by relying on more than 25 years of experience fishing local waters, investing in the best equipment, and focusing on customer satisfaction.   Captain Charles is the owner and the only Captain that runs the boat.  He loves to see anglers enjoy success more that he loves to fish.   With his love for the sport and vested interest in your success as the business owner, you can rest assured he will do everything in his power to show you a great time.


Best Vessel:

The center console boat is the best platform for deep sea fishing.  Our 27’ Cape Horn center console offers a 9’ beam, 360 degrees of fishing access, tons of deck space and plenty of fish chasing speed.  The Captain’s helm is on the fishing deck, and he is in direct communication with the anglers at all times.  This allows him to make very quick decisions as to boat positioning while at the same time offering a second set of hands when things get exciting.  Click here for more info on our boat.


Owner Captain:

As the owner of Blue Water Escape Charters your captain is very invested in the success of your trip.  We don’t own multiple boats and we don’t rely on other captains to insure you have a good time.  You will fish on the Respite and Captain Charles will be there with you, no surprise boats or captains.   Each and every trip is important to us and our reputation as we rely on you to spread the word regarding your experience.   Fish with us and know that your captain will do everything in his power to make your trip a memorable experience.

Federal Permits, we can fish anywhere:

We are one of the few center console fishing charters to have federal fishing permits.  That means we fish the same waters as the larger, conventional style charter boats. Only we get there faster, allowing us to fish longer for any given trip.  The cost of operating the modern center console vessel is lower, so we pass that savings on. So, more time fishing at a lower cost.  If you want to maximize the time you spend fishing during your trip, but still want the experience of a true deep sea fishing trip into the federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico, choose Blue Water Escape Charters


The Perks:

There are many benefits of departing from Fort Walton Beach with us at Blue Water Escape Charters that go beyond the actual fishing experience.  To start, our parking situation is excellent.  Primary parking is right next to the dock.  During peak season, we have access to public parking just across the street.  You will not have to spend time searching for a parking spot to fish with us.  Our dock is fully covered.  You will never stand in the rain or hot sun while waiting to have your fish cleaned.  We generally catch a lot of fish, so this can be very important.  We have private restrooms and even a shower on our dock for your convenience.    Finally, our dock is home to one the area’s best seafood restaurants.  Many of our anglers choose to enjoy a portion of their catch cooked and served at the restaurant directly after their trip.



There are tons of fishing charters to consider here on the Emerald Coast.  Choose the charter that is top rated, family friendly, and off the charts fun.  Blue Water Escape is set apart from the average charter service.  We are family owned and operated.  We strive to make every charter a first-class experience.  We want to get to know you and your family and make your trip the best ever.  We want to see you year after year.  We love the beautiful Gulf Coast and are blessed to be spending our days on the water sharing our love of fishing. We look forward to seeing you and your family on the water!

While visiting the Gulf Coast, enjoy some time on the water in a pontoon rental.  Check out our friends at RMR Watersports for your rentals.


I hadn't been fishing in a very long time, so I was sort of ignorant to the whole process. Both captain Charles and his son (deckhand) were very patient and explained everything to us. They were very knowledgable and experienced. If you want to go salt water fishing, I highly recommend Blue Water Escape Charters. They provide comfortable seating, great music, and a wonderful atmosphere. Probably the best fishing experience I have ever had, hands down!

Holden Harris
Olivia Williams