My husband started charter fishing from the time he turned 15. His Mom use to drive him to the docks before he was even able to drive himself just so he could work as a deckhand during the Spring and Summer. From being a deckhand for some of the most legendary captains in Destin, FL he worked his way up the ladder soaking up every second and absorbing more info then most. He got his captain’s license and started his own company on a 22ft center console named the Adios. Within a year of buying his first charter boat, him and I started dating. It wasn’t long and his customer base had grown larger and larger. I eventually got my AA degree and left college to take over all the bookings and marketing for our first company Destin Inshore Charters, Inc. It was a learning process for both of us. It was stressful and a hard path but we gritted our teeth through fights, smiles, tears and laughter and ended up growing our operations to two inshore bay boats. With the Adios and Amigo running hard, Chris finally had a notion he would be able to fulfill his life long dream of running his very own offshore boat. With handing over our life savings in a check, Destin Offshore Charters, Inc and the charter boat Backlash was born. We now have three boats. The Backlash ran by Captain Chris himself, offers nearshore half day trips, offshore all day trips, overnight and even multi-day trips.
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