CAPTAIN AND CREW


CAPTAIN CHARLES STONE

Hi, I’m Captain Charles Stone.  Thank you for taking the time to tour our site and consider us for your next trip.  I know you have many choices when it comes to fishing guides in our area so I wanted to share with you a little about myself.   I joined the United States Air Force in 1993 and was stationed here directly after basic training.  I spent 20 years of a 22 year career here locally at Hurlburt Field AFB.  I started fishing the coast of Fort Walton Beach and Destin as soon as I was stationed here.  In the beginning, I fished solely for recreation and had no thoughts of becoming a fishing guide.

  I then took up diving about 15 years ago and a little over 10 years ago I realized I found even more pleasure in sharing my knowledge with those around me than fishing and diving alone. So, I completed the requirements to earn my captain’s license, attended divemaster courses and purchased all the permits required to run a fishing and diving charter.  I have been a USCG licensed Captain and NAUI Divemaster since 2006.  When I retired from the Air Force, I had to make a choice to either continue a civilian career as an aviation maintenance technician or chase my dream of being one of the best charter boat captains in the area.  I chose the latter.  Now that I’m retired from the Air Force I dedicate 100% time to ensuring our charters meet your every expectation.  I don’t have a second job and when not chartered I’m working to improve our next charter.  I welcome you to spend a day with us.  Whether you are an experienced salty dog or a first timer, I will use everything in my tool box to ensure you have a memorable experience on the water.

Mate


Charles Garrett Stone

Charles Garrett is the son of the captain and was raised on the back of a fishing boat.  Charles is currently studying at the University of Florida to become a mechanical engineer.  He wishes he could still be helping out on the boat but has decided to chase a new dream.  He still helps out with rigging and boat maintenance when he is in from college, but no longer works on the deck.

Divemaster/Instructor


Tazz Felde

Tazz Felde is a 24 year Air Force veteran, PADI divemaster & Instructor, serious spear fisherman and talented underwater videographer. He is passionate about SCUBA diving and it shows when conducting divemaster duties and interacting with his students and customers. Examples of his video work can be found on this site.

Mate


Sheryl Stone

Sheryl is the wife (better half) of Captain Charles.  She wears many hats, but the biggest one is “team boss”.   When the Captain is off-shore she is there to answer your calls and questions.  She knows the business and has worked off-shore as a deckhand.   Feel free to ask her about what to expect because she has first hand knowledge.


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Testimonial

An amazing experience! Captain and his crew are very attentive to your needs and make your fishing experience one you will not soon forget. I would highly recommend them to anyone wanting that once in a lifetime experience.

Virginia Knapp
Virginia Knapp

Celebrating the landing of a 40lb gag grouper with the owner of Culver’s, Panama City, Florida.


Bluewater Escape 2016 lionfish Eradication team sponsored by Zookeeper lionfish containment systems and Neritic pole spears.


A very young Charles Garrett with his father showing off his first king mackerel.   His sister August in the background caught her first blackfin tuna on this same day.  Special memories that will never be forgotten.  Come join us and make some memories of your own.