About Us

Veteran Owned

Champion Charters' Capt. Ryan is an Air Force Veteran of 13 years.  We proudly offer a 10% discount to all active and retired military members and their spouses.  Additionally, we offer 10% off to all Police Officers.  

Why the name Champion?

The name Champion Charters has nothing to do with us gloating about how good we are at what we do.  It is based on what we are all about.  Sharing the experience of fishing with friends and family.  


Ya see, as a young boy, Capt. Ryan fished with his Dad all over the Panhandle of Florida.  One afternoon after catching a nice fish, Capt. Ryan began to hum the song, "We are the Champions" by Queen.  It was purely coincidence but his Dad took that as a challenge and it was game-on from there! His Dad (Bob) and the Capt. competed every chance they got to determine who would be crowned the "Champion". 


As fate would have it, Capt. Ryan left to serve in the Air Force and over his 13 year career, he and his Dad still competed for "Championships".  Upon returning from South Korea in October of 2012 Capt. Ryan was excited to earn the Panhandle Championship again.  Sadly, his Dad passed just two months after his return.   When he decided to start the business it was clear that the name should be a tribute to his Dad...and Champion Charters was born.  

We Are Kid Friendly!

Champion Charters is kid friendly.  We will also do everything we can to accommodate those with disabilities who may need extra help. Just give us a heads up so we can be prepared.