Pearson and Pearce Sport Fishing LLC

Explore the waters of Destin, one of the nation’s most productive fisheries, with Pearson and Pearce Sport Fishing and land your next trophy! Captain Matthew Pearson has spent years chasing Marlin, and he uses that expertise to show people just how exciting fishing can be.

Not only does he have experience, but your guide also has an excellent boat that will be your ride and fishing platform. Climb aboard his 48’ G&S sportfisher, equipped with twin 450 HP Cummins engines, that makes it stable and swift on the waves. She’s a smooth fishing machine with plenty of room to accommodate up to 10 people.

On board, you’ll find everything you need for a bountiful fishing trip – outriggers to extend your reach, a flybridge to spot fish from afar, and all the fishing equipment you’ll need. Because there’s a private toilet and plenty of seating, you’ll travel in full comfort.

Capt. Matthew offers a variety of angling expeditions, and you make your choice depending on your targeted species. On nearshore trips, you’ll focus on fishing for different Grouper and Snapper. On the offshore trips, anything from Marlin and Sailfish to Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, and Wahoo is in the cards.

While Capt. Matthew is taking you to the secret fish hideouts, the friendly first mate will assist you with everything. He will even clean the catch for you after the trip. For his efforts, tips are much appreciated.

Come with your whole family or gather a group of close angling buddies and find out how Destin came to be called “the luckiest fishing village.” Pearson and Pearce Sport Fishing and Capt. Matthew are ready to put you on the bite of your life!



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  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,640
    price breakdown
    $2,640
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,200
    price breakdown
    $2,200
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,760
    price breakdown
    $1,760
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (Afternoon)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $1,320
    price breakdown
    $1,320
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (Late Afternoon)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    $1,320
    price breakdown
    $1,320
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (Morning)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,320
    price breakdown
    $1,320
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (Afternoon)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $880
    price breakdown
    $880
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (Morning)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $880
    price breakdown
    $880
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About the Captain

Matthew Pearson
Destin, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
15 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since April 2019
Fishing is in Captain Matthew Pearson's veins, and ever since he could hold a rod, he fished Choctawhatchee Bay. He got his first boat when he was only 11 years old, and he spent every free moment on the water. Capt. Matthew started working as a mate when he was only 14, and by the time he was 20, he already earned his 100 Ton Masters Captain’s License. But the moment he caught his first Blue Marlin was when everything changed. From that point, he dedicated his life to chasing Billfish all around the world and has been incredibly successful in various fishing tournaments. Today, Capt. Matthew loves sharing his ample experience with his clients in Destin and putting them on great fish.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)

Grouper (Scamp) Grouper (Scamp)
Grouper (Snowy) Grouper (Snowy)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)

Marlin (White) Marlin (White)
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

G&S (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1984, and restored in 2012. Powered by 2 450HP Cummins engines.

Length
48 ft
Capacity
10 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.94
out of 5 stars from 15 reviews
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8 hours trip
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
73%
Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Jarrett F.
Cabot, Arkansas
 5.00
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6 hour botttom fishing and trolling combo

VERIFIED   August 6, 2020
Captain did exactly as we asked for with an 8-person charter.  Wanted to bottom fish for Mingos until we caught enough...
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Catalin J.
Winder, GA
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The Jurquez half day trip with Captain Matthews

VERIFIED   June 18, 2020
Great, fun, hard working day on the water with Captain Matthews, his son Adrianne and Daniel.  Caught fish, learned some...
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