FC Charters LLC was established by Chip and Traci Leavine and grew from their love of Florida's Forgotten Coast and its amazing fishing and scenery.
Several years prior to Chip's retirement, he and Traci began exploring and fishing Florida's Forgotten Coast. During that time, Chip was given the opportunity by a friend and mentor to operate a larger boat, which he continued to do after his retirement. Chip's passion for seeing others catch fish continued to grow and in 2016 they founded FC Charters LLC.
Chip is a third generation Florida native. Growing up on a lake in Florida gave Chip the opportunity to fish more than most kids should. It was there Chip developed his passion for catching fish and began learning how to operate a boat.
In 1987 Chip joined the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission where he served the citizens of Florida as a wildlife officer. Throughout his 28 year career with the agency, Chip received numerous awards, including Officer of the Year in 1998 and was recognized for starting several programs. During his tenure, Chip promoted through the ranks and received ongoing training to include extensive training in first aid and boating operations. Chip retired from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission in 2014.
We believe the whole experience is enriched by the quality of the equipment an angler uses. The difference between getting that once in a lifetime fish to the boat can come down to the equipment. We try to put our clients in a great fishing platform with the best rods and reels we can afford to fish.
As much as we love to catch fish we know that special trips are about more than catching fish. We strive to go the extra mile to put you on fish and create a world class experience to share and always remember.
Our expertise is in building memories. We want to be the one who provides the charter experience you want to recommend to others and helps you catch that fish you have dreamed about.