Hot Diggity Dog - 50’ Ocean Yacht

(14) In demand!
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!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 1699
    up to 6 persons
    + US$ 199
    each additional person
    Private Charter Boat Rental for parties over six includes USCG certified Captain and experienced mate.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 995
    up to 6 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag)
Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Marlin (Blue)
Snapper (Mutton)
Tuna (Blackfin)

Tuna (Skipjack)

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.

50 ft
12 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Kite Fishing


Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment


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.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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:

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

About the Captain

Marathon, Florida, United States
Member since November 2015
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Marathon Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.19 out of 5 stars from 14 reviews

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Half day trip for 8 guys on a bachelor party most of which have fishing experience. We spent $1100$+ to fish within site of the bridge next to the marina we left from. We caught more short yellowtail than keepers because we were in too close to shore. There weren’t enough rods for all 8 to fish at once. The captain stopped our fishing twice so he could throw the net at ballyhoo that he saved for his next trip out. The captain and mates were all nice guys and the trip was fun. Just don’t expect to catch much. Or anything of size. Fish of the day was a 14” yellowtail. I expected more for the money we spent

Fished July 14, 2018
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Worst charter ever!!!!!
We scheduled a half day trip for 11 people on the hot diggity dog. When we arrived that morning we were told the a/c was broken. They offered to have us reschedule for the next day, or take our boat with no a/c or take another boat. We chose to take our original boat without a/c and asked for a discounted price. The captain agreed and off we went. Our mate Trevor was awesome and helped do everything for us. We weren’t catching anything and asked to move spots the captain said the fish will come. A little bit longer went by still nothing, but the captain still didn’t want to move. The mate asked to move, we the “customers” wanted to move and nothing. At the end of our trip 11 people caught 3 small yellow tail. We could catch more than that off the bank. $1400 to not even be able to feed anyone. The next morning we went to a local bait store to buy bait for more fishing and the a few people at the bait store said we got the worst charter in the keys! The captain goes to the same spot and doesn’t move! The mate apologized for what a bad day. We could see other boats catching fish, but Needless to say what a crappy way to start our vacation.

Fished July 2, 2018
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Great day with Capt Jim and crew! Boat was more than comfortable and made for a awesome trip. Looking forward to coming back next year!

Fished April 20, 2018
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