Captain Chris Beckett U.S.C.G. 100 Ton Master
Who Is Captain Chris? What Is He Really All About
I believe that every moment, every breath, every wave and every fish you catch has the potential to become it’s own story. A story that is so amazing, you can share with others and be able to pass on to your grand kids. My passion, energy and enthusiasm abound on every deep sea fishing trip. I try to always be upbeat, full of encouragement and look forward to meeting every passenger, calling you by name, getting to know you, and ultimately sharing a unique fishing charter that will leave you enthusiastic about your next fishing trip. I love to joke around and tell stories about some of the most interesting fishing trips and experiences I have had in years past which have affected my operations, leading to the policies I have in place today.
I am a laid back, down to earth, independent, conservative thinker who is a friend, that a friend would love to have. I have learned over the years to challenge traditions in order to start a few of my own. Early in life I questioned, “why things are done they way they are” and tried to figure out better, more efficient and hopefully more profitable ways to do things. Some things I tried did not work at all. When I began charter fishing I found a whole new world of opportunities that had never been challenged or exposed. There were a lot of negative stereotypes that came with being a charter captain that needed to be changed in order to professionalize the fishing industry. Not everyone who owns and operates charter boats are grumpy ole codgers. One thing about me is, I’m really humble and don’t care for titles. I certainly do not expect anyone to call me “captain”. It is okay to call me captain, but I just do not expect it. So, it is okay to just call me Chris. Being self employed for almost all of my life, I found myself finding solutions and solving problems. My way of thinking met a lot of resistance at first because people do not like change. Over the years, however, I learned change was good. The key to my success was being able to figure out when I was going the wrong way, stop, go back, and change directions. I have always been a dreamer, but to be successful I have become a doer. Most of all, I am a family man that tries to use the talents that I was born with. In my opinion, I feel the skills I have, set me apart from the rest of my peers when it comes to charter fishing.
When You Are Fishing, Every Day Is A Good Day
I really enjoy making everyone around me, have a good day. I always try to wake up with a smile on my face and look forward to each day on the water. I am the captain who finds humor in almost everything and every situation, except when it comes to safety. Safety is something I take seriously. I am very safety oriented and have never had anyone injured on my boat. If someone is doing something unsafe, I will get their attention and gently explain to them our procedures, so they may understand how and why that can get them hurt and how they can avoid it. I never criticize anyone if they do something incorrectly such as a backlash in a reel. I am considerate of your feelings and understand that this may be your first time deep sea fishing. I am very respectful and thoughtful of the opinions of others. Finally, I understand that what counts most in life, is what we do for others.
...Captain Chris won't promise you anything, But for me and my family He deliverd the world. We caught or fisrt Tarpon ever, we'll never forget!Don Belliveau 2016 Belliveau Family
As a Florida fishing guide with decades of expierence, from commercial fishing, shrimping, and longlining, to charter fishing, I have become a very successful, versatile and fisherman.
I have fished in the Carribean, Mexico, Honduras, as well as the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts and as a result have extensive knowledge in fish catching tactics for bottom dwellers as well as pelagics.
I have fished my entire life, heck it's what I do on my days off! I love to catch fish but more than that I love to see other people catch fish especially newbies and children. I like to impart my love of saltwater onto others in every way possible. I am an avid fisherman, diver, boater, and all around salt water enthusiast. I hold a U.S. Coast Guard 100 ton masters license, multiple endorsements. Having also been a captain in the oil field I have operated in all kinds of weather from hurricanes and tropical storms, to northeasters and even been run over by a few water spouts as well as struck by lightning. My experience makes me a very versatile captain and fisherman, truth is there ain't much out there I haven't seen or been through. I was even published in the Florida Sportsman magazine at age 6. 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.