Captain & Crew “The best local Destin charter boat and crew!”
Captain Chris Couvillion has been fishing on the Gulf of Mexico for over 10 years. After graduating from Jacksonville State University with his Business Management degree in 2004, he moved to the Emerald Coast and like so many others, fell in love with the Gulf and the bounty it offers.
He began his fishing career as a Deckhand aboard the party boat Swoop in the spring of 2005. Over the years Captain Chris worked as a 1st Mate on many of the most reputable charter boats in the fleet. Seeking to learn as much as he could, he charter fished during the spring, summer and fall seasons and fished commercially during the winter. The knowledge and skills he picked up from these seasoned Captains have proved to be invaluable.
“Commercial fishing taught me to safely fish intensely and competitively. And years of charter fishing taught me the importance of client/crew personalities meshing well.” Captain Chris knows that the Captain and Crew must work hard for the customer to ensure their time spent on the water is enjoyable, and understands that excellent customer service is as equally important as the catch.
Captain Chris has knowledge of various fishing methods, learned from some of the best Captains in the fleet. He is proficient in bottom fishing, near shore and offshore trolling, cobia, tuna and sword fishing.
Captain Chris has been the first mate for Captain Stan Phillips, the previous owner and Captain of the Sea Winder, for 2 ½ years. He is very excited to share what he has learned over the last decade with others.
“I look forward to sharing more good times on the Gulf with all of our customers.”
Our crew is made up of Destin locals. They are serious about not only making a great catch and maintaining a spotless boat, but also ensuring our customers have the best of time fishing with us. Our crew is passionate about their work and it shows in all aspects of what they do.