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!


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
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 995
    up to 6 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

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

Tuna (Skipjack)
Wahoo

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

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 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
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard

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

About the Captain

JIM PURCELL
Marathon, Florida, United States
Member since November 2015
15
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LUXURIOUS & ice cold AIR CONDITIONING!!!
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (3)
4.07
out of 5 stars from 15 reviews
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Experience
Awesome time with Jim and the crew of hot diggity dog
Full day trip with Jim Purcell and first mate Bob - enjoyable and easy!
Full day trip with Jim Purcell and first mate Bob - enjoyable and easy!
Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
75%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
67%
Appropriate for children
86%
Satisfied with the boat
83%
Catch intended fish
55%
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Sean Ruthven
United States
 5.00
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Full Day with Capt Jim Purcell

VERIFIED   April 20, 2018
Great day with Capt Jim and crew! Boat was more than comfortable and made for a awesome trip. Looking forward to coming back...
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Vincent Runyon
Tampa, Florida
 3.67
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   July 14, 2018
Half day trip for 8 guys on a bachelor party most of which have fishing experience. We spent $1100$+ to fish within site of...
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Lawrence Cruciana
Cherokee, North Carolina
 5.00
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Awesome time with Jim and the crew of hot diggity dog

VERIFIED   October 10, 2017
These guys have it dialed in. We had an awesome time and the whole experience was extremely professional. The crew kept...
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Charles Cartwright
Key West, Florida
 5.00
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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...
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Donald Felin
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
 4.67
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Fishing with JIM

VERIFIED   December 30, 2017
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