Hot Diggity Dog - 50’ Ocean Yacht

Come aboard the pristine “Hot Diggity Dog” for a luxurious charter fishing experience, as you go in search of Florida’s biggest marine creatures. Live the high life as you set sail to the productive fishing grounds and get your fish on like never before.

Who better to take you out than a Florida local? Captain Jim Purcell’s family has been running charter boats here since the 1950s and so he knows everything there is to know about these waters. Along with his dedicated first mate, he promises to do everything to make sure you have a successful fishing adventure.

Up to 12 guests are welcome aboard the stunning 50’ Ocean yacht. You’ll feel like you’re stepping onto a movie set, with a plush interior, spacious deck, and incredible views from the bridge too. The air-conditioned cabin boasts a living room and 3 staterooms, along with a private head for all your needs. Make yourself at home as you go on the fishing trip of a lifetime.

On top of being excellently equipped for her guests’ comfort, the 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 snorkeling equipment, the boat contains all you need to make the most of your time on the water.

Expect a fishing trip like no other as you try bottom fishing, trolling, and deep dropping, as you hit the productive reefs and deep waters offshore. Go after Groupers, Snappers, Jacks, and Mackerel nearshore, while an offshore adventure will see you go up against Wahoo, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Marlin, and Sailfish, among many more, so get ready for an intense battle.

At the end of your trip, the crew will clean and fillet your catch for you to take home, so you can enjoy the fruits of your labor at the end of a long day of fishing. Just make sure to bring some drinks and snacks aboard to make the most of your day.

Come aboard the Hot Diggity Dog for the fishing trip of a lifetime!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,999
    up to 6 persons
    + $199
    each additional person
    Use the maximum time you can get on this luxurious yacht. and head to sea for a fishing trip like no other. Your captain will take you offshore fishing for some of the most prestigious fish you can catch. Get ready for some heavy lifting, as you target Sailfish, Marlin, Wahoo, Tuna, Kingfish, and let's not forget tasty Mahi Mahi, on what promises to be a fishing adventure to remember.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,199
    up to 6 persons
    + $119
    each additional person
    Even though you'll spend less time on the water on a half day trip, you'll still have enough time to reel in a great catch. Your captain will show you different types of fishing, including bottom fishing, trolling, jigging, popping, or kite fishing – it all depends what you want to catch. Your main targets will be Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Grouper, Jack Crevalle, and Snapper, so settle in for a thrilling ride.
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About the Captain

Jim Purcell
Marathon, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Reports
19 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since November 2015
Captain Jim Purcell hails from a family of charter fishermen, and has fishing in his DNA. His family moved to southern Florida in the 1950s, when his father started running a charter. Capt. Jim learned exactly what makes a successful trip, and still strives to amke sure each and every customer gets to experience the thrill of these open oceans.

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Targeted Species

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

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

Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)
Wahoo 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
Deep Sea Fishing

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
Fly Fishing Equipment

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
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.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.25
out of 5 stars from 19 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
81%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
74%
Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
88%
Catch intended fish
53%
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Christina E.
Miami, FL
 5.00
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Fishing with Jim

VERIFIED   NEW  February 20, 2020
We booked for a party of 8. We are two families vacationing together w 4 kiddos ages 8-16 yo. Yacht was perfect size for our...
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Ralph L.
Pompano Beach, FL
 5.00
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Full day trip with Captain Jim and mates Mike and Kim

VERIFIED   December 5, 2019
My wife and I are on our 10th wedding anniversary and went out on a full day trip with the crew of Hot Diggity Dog 12/5/19. ...
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Jodi G.
San Juan
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VERIFIED   July 22, 2019
Great charter experience!  Our 14 year old was ready to go again!  Thank you Captain Jim and Mike for making our...
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Ron H.
Aurora, CO
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Full day with Captain Frank

VERIFIED   June 4, 2019
Had 9 people and caught 104 fish and tried for really big fish but conditions were against us. We had a great time
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Lawrence C.
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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