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Game Changer Charters

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Fort Walton Beach FL

Ken Carpenter, Captain at Game Changer Charters

Experience the unparalleled fishing opportunities in Fort Walton Beach with Game Changer Charters, led by the experienced Captain Ken Carpenter. Your angling adventure aboard the 22’ Cape Horn center console promises a thrilling experience for up to 6 passengers. The diverse waters boast an array of species, including red snapper, tarpon, bonito, and cobia, creating an angler's paradise.


Embark on a day of fishing tailored to your preferences, with options ranging from spinning, popping, trolling, drifting, jigging, to even specialized techniques like bowfishing for the adventurous souls. Game Changer Charters ensures a seamless experience by providing all necessary equipment, including rods, reels, and lures. Live bait is available, and you can inquire about catching it yourself.


Captain Ken Carpenter, a seasoned guide, is dedicated to making your excursion memorable. A First Mate is on hand to assist, and tipping them is customary, typically ranging from 10–20%. Your fishing license for the day is covered, eliminating any hassles upon arrival. Note that some fish may need to be released due to regulations, so it's advisable to check with the captain.


Families are warmly welcomed, and kids can join in the fun while adhering to safety measures, including wearing life vests. Bring sunglasses, bottled water, and non-spray sunblock for added comfort during your expedition. While light snacks and drinks are provided on board, you're allowed to bring alcohol in moderation, excluding hard liquor and glass bottles.


To make the most of your outing, communicate with Captain Ken beforehand to discuss preferences and target species. Stay weather-aware, dress appropriately in layers, and consider preventive measures for motion sickness if needed. Capture the memories with a camera, and follow fishing regulations to maintain the health of the local fish population.


Show your appreciation for the crew's efforts with a tip and practice responsible environmental behavior by disposing of trash appropriately. With respect for the environment, adherence to regulations, and a sense of adventure, Game Changer Charters offers an unforgettable fishing experience in the stunning waters of Fort Walton Beach. Enjoy the thrill of angling, the beauty of the surroundings, and the camaraderie with Captain Ken and the crew on your fishing expedition.

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Game Changer Charters Fort Walton Beach Fishing Charters | 3 Hour Morning Charter Trip  fishing BackCountry

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Fort Walton Beach Fishing Charters | 3 Hour Morning Charter Trip

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Fishing - BackCountry

Private Boat Experience

Boat: Cape Horn22' Yamaha Max 6 Guests (base trip price includes 6 guests)

Targeted Fish Species: Cobia Florida Pompano Red Snapper Redfish Tarpon

Explore the pristine waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Choctawhatchee Bay, tapping into over 30 years of fishing expertise to guide you through these rich fishing grounds. Our captain's extensive knowledge ensures a memorable and successful angling experience. Capt. Ken is ever ready to champion the trip you desire. The Game Changer comes fully equipped with top-notch fishing gear. We provide rods, reels, and a selection of effective lures. Live bait is also available, offering you a comprehensive angling experience. If you're interested in catching your own bait, just let us know in advance.

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Game Changer Charters Fort Walton Beach Fishing Charters | 3 Hour Morning Charter Trip  fishing BackCountry

Fort Walton Beach Fishing Charters | 3 Hour Morning Charter Trip

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BackCountry

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Game Changer Charters Fort Walton Beach Fishing | 4 Hour Morning Charter Trip fishing Inshore

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Fort Walton Beach Fishing | 4 Hour Morning Charter Trip

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Fishing - Inshore

Private Boat Experience

Boat: Cape Horn22' Yamaha Max 6 Guests (base trip price includes 6 guests)

Targeted Fish Species: Gag Grouper Pacific Bonito Redfish Spanish Mackerel Tarpon

As you cast your lines into the rich Gulf Of Mexico expect hands-on guidance from our experienced crew, ensuring you're well-prepared for the best local bite. From tackle selection to baiting strategies, we're here to teach and assist every step of the way. Join us aboard the Game Changer for a 4-hour private charter that promises not only a successful fishing excursion but an opportunity to deepen your connection with the Gulf's diverse marine life. Immerse yourself in the thrill of the catch, surrounded by stunning coastal landscapes, and create lasting memories with friends and family.

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Game Changer Charters Fort Walton Beach Fishing | 4 Hour Morning Charter Trip fishing Inshore

Fort Walton Beach Fishing | 4 Hour Morning Charter Trip

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Inshore

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Game Changer Charters Florida Fishing Charters | 6 Hour Charter Trip Up To 6 Anglers fishing Offshore

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Florida Fishing Charters | 6 Hour Charter Trip Up To 6 Anglers

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Fishing - Offshore

Private Boat Experience

Boat: Cape Horn22' Yamaha Max 6 Guests (base trip price includes 6 guests)

Targeted Fish Species: Atlantic Bonito Mahi Mahi or Common Dolphinfish Red Snapper Spanish Mackerel Tarpon

Navigating the pristine waters of Fort walton, Choctawhatchee Bay, and the surrounding areas, of the Gulf of Mexico, the Game Changer boasts over 30 years of fishing expertise. Our seasoned crew is dedicated to sharing their vast knowledge and passion for the sport, making this charter ideal for both seasoned anglers and beginners alike. Whether you're seeking the challenge of reeling in Amberjack, the excitement of Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) encounters, or the satisfaction of a successful Redfish catch, the Game Changer is equipped to cater to diverse fishing preferences. Join our fishing charter!

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Game Changer Charters Florida Fishing Charters | 6 Hour Charter Trip Up To 6 Anglers fishing Offshore

Florida Fishing Charters | 6 Hour Charter Trip Up To 6 Anglers

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Offshore

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Game Changer Charters Fort Walton Charter Fishing | 8 Hour Private Charter Trip fishing Offshore

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Fort Walton Charter Fishing | 8 Hour Private Charter Trip

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Fishing - Offshore

Private Boat Experience

Boat: Cape Horn22' Yamaha Max 6 Guests (base trip price includes 6 guests)

Targeted Fish Species: Cobia Mahi Mahi or Common Dolphinfish Red Snapper Tarpon Yellowtail Amberjack

Our 8-hour private charter is your ticket to a day of unparalleled excitement and abundant catches in the Gulf's rich waters. Cruise in comfort and style as our seasoned captains guide you to the hottest fishing spots, teeming with a variety of prized game fish. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a novice, our crew is dedicated to ensuring an unforgettable experience tailored to your preferences. Enjoy the thrill of the catch against the stunning backdrop of Fort Walton's coastal beauty. Book your exclusive 8-hour private charter with Game Changer Charter and reel in memories.

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Game Changer Charters Fort Walton Charter Fishing | 8 Hour Private Charter Trip fishing Offshore

Fort Walton Charter Fishing | 8 Hour Private Charter Trip

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Ratings & Reviews Summary

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July 15, 2024

Awesome experience! Caught and released at least 20 amberjack. Caught Mahi on trip back to dock just for the heck of it . Caught 3 limits of red snapper also . Guide was excellent.

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July 15, 2024

We had a wonderful trip! Captain Ken was absolutely great with my son (6 years old). We caught some beautiful Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, and others. The dolphins were out in force and hung out by the boat for the first part of the day (taking some of our fish with them). We caught enough to feed our family of 7 with leftovers! Overall, I completely recommend it!

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July 15, 2024

Me and my 3 boys had a pleasure to spend an amazing finishing day with Captain Ken! Ken is super knowledgeable, helpful, fun, and extremely nice person! He did everything possible to make sure we had fun and caught as many fish as possible. I would strongly recommend Ken if you looking to book your next fishing trip! I am certainly doing this again on my next trip.

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July 15, 2024

Captain Ken is one of the best guides my son (12 yr old male) and I have ever gone out fishing with (maybe the best ever). We’ve done several lake and deep sea trips, and this is the first time I felt like the guide was actually trying to put us on the fish we wanted to target instead of just what would be easy for the guide. And he did, we caught a really nice tarpon!!! His positivity and relentless chase of the fish we were after made our outing an unforgettable trip.

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July 15, 2024

This was such an awesome expierence and so much fun! We caught exactly what we were trying to catch and he definitely knew what he was doing! Hes super nice and cares about the people he takes out fishing! I cant wait to come to destin again and book another trip with ken!

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July 15, 2024

Captain Ken was amazing. He made the whole experience feel like you were fishing with a life long friend. He put us right on the fish and showed us the ropes. Absolutely will be fishing with Captain Ken again in the future.

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