"Our goal is to create a fishing or charter experience that highlights the beauty of the Forgotten Coast and leaves our clients and their families longing to come back to visit the Forgotten Coast and fish with FC Charters again. We will not be outworked and will do our best to provide the ultimate fishing experience for our clients."
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.
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.
Chip is a third generation Florida native. Growing up on a lake in Florida gave Chip the opportunity to fish more then most kids should. It was there Chip developed his passion for catching fish and began learning how to operate a boat.
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.