Executive Saltwater Charters is staffed with professional, kind and well-mannered captains and crew. We provide superior personal service from educated, reliable and dependable staff who are experts on catching fish and sticklers for boat and water safety.
Captain Barry, a former bass-fishing pro, spent over 10 years fishing on the MLF-FLW Pro Tour circuit before switching his rods and passion over to the deep blue. Barry is the founder and co-owner of Executive Saltwater Charters and is a native of Birmingham, Alabama. Barry is a competitor by nature and prior to his fishing career, he competed on the football field as a running back for Auburn University. Barry has a contagious good outlook and attitude towards life. He strives for excellence and is known for always finding the fish and as one of the most personable captains in the Destin area.
Connor is our man of many talents. Not only does he know his way around the water, but he is one of the most skilled using a fish fillet knife we've seen in the area. Connor spends his summers with us while on break from studying to earn his bachelor's degree in Marine Biology from Stetson University. He's a walking encyclopedia when it comes to the swimmers of the sea. He grew up collecting shark teeth as a hobby, has wrestled one or two while researching and has a true passion for these extraordinary creatures. He too has enjoyed a college football career and even more notably, is a fabulous cook!
Ryan is the newest member of our team, joining us Spring 2022. He is a New York native, but now calls the Florida Panhandle home. Since the age of 8, Ryan has spent all his free time fishing. He passed the US Coast Guard's Charter Captain written test and is working on his on-the-water training to become a fully licensed Charter Captain. He is also a man of many talents. He has played collegiate baseball and when not on the water, can be found golfing on the beautiful Emerald Coast greens. Great things to come for a future "Captain Ryan".