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!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Whole Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    24 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $5,280
    up to 6 persons
    + $528
    each additional person
    Join the big leagues and spend 24 hours on a comfortable boat, casting your line for the most prized offshore fish in the area! You've got more than enough time to mix and match different fishing techniques and explore different fishing grounds. On your to-catch list are Mahi Mahi, Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Sailfish, Groupers, Snappers, Wahoo, and everything else that takes the bait. You will need a big supply of food, snacks, drinks, and sunscreen.
  • Private trip
    18 Hours Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    18 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $3,960
    up to 6 persons
    + $396
    each additional person
    The amazing offshore fishery is one boat ride away, and on this trip, you'll have more than enough time to enjoy it. Test your skills and luck with a Marlin on a line, try to outmaneuver a Sailfish, and admire the acrobatic dance of Mahi Mahi as you reel it in. The captain will provide all the fishing gear, you just need to take care of drinks, food, and sunscreen.
  • Private trip
    14 Hours Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    14 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $3,080
    up to 6 persons
    + $308
    each additional person
    When you don't have 24 hours to spend on the water, but full day trips just don't seem enough, this excursion might be just the thing that the doctor ordered! White and Blue Marlin, as well as Sailfish will be your primary targets, and let's not forget about Wahoo, King Mackerel, and Mahi Mahi. Food, snacks, drinks, and sunscreen are a must!
  • Private trip
    12 Hours Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,640
    up to 6 persons
    + $264
    each additional person
    On this trip, you can do a bit of everything. Prowl the nearshore waters for Snappers and Groupers, and then head out toward the horizon to find majestic Sailfish, Marlin, Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, and Wahoo. Everything you'll need for the trip is sunscreen, plenty of food, and drinks, of course.
  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,200
    up to 6 persons
    + $220
    each additional person
    If you've set your sight on catching a trophy, this 10-hour expedition is a good way to make it happen! Capt. Matthew will take you to the deep offshore water, where you can chase prized Marlin and Sailfish. Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and more are also in the cards. Remember to bring a cooler with drinks and food.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,760
    up to 6 persons
    + $176
    each additional person
    The more time you have on the water, the better the chances of catching something brag-worthy! You will go offshore to target Sailfish, Blue and White Marlin, as well as other popular gamefish. Stock up on food and drinks, and don't forget the sunscreen!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,320
    up to 6 persons
    + $132
    each additional person
    Spend 6 hours chasing nearshore favorites on the productive waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Jacks, Snappers, and Groupers are all in the cards, and if you decide to go offshore, you can expect Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and King Mackerel.
  • Private trip
    Half Day trip Afternoon
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $880
    up to 6 persons
    + $88
    each additional person
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip Morning
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $880
    up to 6 persons
    + $88
    each additional person
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About the Captain

Matthew Pearson
Destin, Florida, United States
3 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 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
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red)

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

Marlin (White)
Sailfish
Snapper (Red)
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
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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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5.00
out of 5 stars from 3 reviews
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12 hr with Capt. Mathew
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Fishing with Matthew
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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David G.
Oviedo, FL
 5.00
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12 hr with Capt. Mathew

VERIFIED   July 3, 2019
You wouldn’t believe me if I told you. Half the day working the pelagics and half the day getting the ceviche ingredients....
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Jason E.
Destin, Florida
 5.00
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VERIFIED   July 7, 2019
Half day trip with my 10 y/o son, father in law and 2 brother in laws.  We had a great time even though son got a lil...
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Toney C.
United States
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VERIFIED   July 2, 2019
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