Hot Diggity Dog - 50’ Ocean Yacht

1248 Overseas Highway, MM 47.5…
Marathon FL, United States

The “Hot Diggity Dog” is a pristine and luxurious charter fishing boat that can accommodate up to 12 people. She is equipped with plenty of lounging areas for you and your guests inside, outside and on the bridge. A sleek 50 foot Ocean Yacht complete with two heads (ie. bathrooms), “Hot Diggity Dog” has a full galley with living room and three staterooms. What people particularly appreciate about “Hot Diggity Dog” is her ice cold A/C!

On top of being excellently equipped for her guests’ comfort, “Hot Diggity Dog” is also furnished with the full range of fishing gear. With all the appropriate navigational systems, first aid equipment, a fighting chair, plenty of storage for live bait and even snorkelling equipment, the boat contains all you need to make the most of your time on the water.

All types of private charters options are available, such as trolling, deep drops, reef and wreck fishing…just let the captain know what you’re after and he’ll do his best to get you on the fish!

This is a full service charter that includes bait, tackle, license and fish cleaning and filleting. Captain Jim Purcell and his professional mate are looking forward to offering you a top quality experience during your vacation!

The “Hot Diggity Dog” is a pristine and luxurious charter fishing boat that can accommodate up to 12 people. She is equipped with plenty of lounging areas for you and your guests inside, outside and on the bridge. A sleek 50 foot Ocean Yacht comp


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About this listing

Boat Specs

Ocean Yacht (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1995. Powered by 2 750HP Man engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
50 ft
Capacity
12 persons
Types of Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Kite Fishing
Handline
Targeted Species
 
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
 
Grouper (Gag)

 
Jack Crevalle
 
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

 
Marlin (Blue)
 
Sailfish

 
Snapper (Mutton)
 
Tuna (Blackfin)

 
Tuna (Skipjack)
 
Wahoo
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
bedroom
3
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Penn-Diawa-Electric Reel
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
water
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
No Smoking
inside
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Mastercard.

About the Captain

JIM PURCELL
Marathon, Florida, United States
Member since November 2015
LUXURIOUS & ice cold AIR CONDITIONING!!!
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

Marathon Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.44 out of 5 stars from 6 reviews

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Fished April 15, 2017
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I hate to leave negative reviews, I have thought about how to word this for two days. The five of us in the party expressed our feelings about trip and provided input into this review.

Crew was waiting on us when we arrived.  Boat not cleaned prior to arrival from previous days. Went to fishing grounds fish not biting tried several spots (some days the fish don’t bite).  trolled a while, tried several spots.  Mates lost interest in assisting. ran out of bait (fish weren’t biting and still ran out of bait).  Mate was smoking just outside cabin door so cigarette smoke blew into cabin.
I do have to say that Capt. Jim was friendly and tried to keep the crew in check.

Fished April 9, 2017
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Bring some drinks, some sandwiches and a cigar if you like.  Jim amd Bob took care of everything else.  We had a very cold day temperature wise… low 60’s to upper 60’s F.  The set up of the boat and amenities made it quite comfortable despite the weather.  My wife has gotten seasick on our last two fishing trips and our cruise, but not on the boat.  It helped to follow Jim’s instructions and give her Bonine the night before and the morning of.  No seasickness!

In the morning, we fished the reefs and caught our limit of snapper.  In the afternoon, we went to deep water for a few hours.  Struck out there, but Jim and Bob were great company. 

Had my son who is 12, my mom who is 75 and my wife and I 50 and 51.  Everyone had a good time and everyone caught some snapper.

If you want friendly crew, comfortable vessep and to catch fish, Hot Diggity is a good choice.  And don’t forget to say hello to his talking bird Ruckus.  Pics below

Fished March 16, 2017
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