Pura Vida Charters Offshore Fishing
One of our top picks in St Petersburg. Pura Vida Offshore Charters is owned and operated by Captain Greg Macfarlane, a third generation commercial fishermen who has been fishing the Gulf of Mexico his entire life. Specializing in live bait fishing, he runs offshore charters on the Gulf, and is based near Clearwater Beach, Florida: a short distance from the Gulf, and a quick drive from St. Petersburg and Tampa.
His 32’ Sabalo boat is powered by a 370HP 5.9L Cummins engine, and is equipped with Furuno FCV-585 Fishfinder, GPS, VHF radio, radar, and sonar. It can accommodate up to six anglers, and features 15’ of fishing deck space with comfortable cushioned seating, a completely private toilet, a bed where you can nap on your way in or out to sea, and a large icebox with a plenty of ice that can fit all of your food, drinks, and fish. It comes equipped with downriggers, eleven rod holders, and live bait tank.
Pura Vida Charters offer half day, three-quarter day, and full day trips, and fish for species such as Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, King Mackerel and Tuna, depending on the season and conditions on the day.
Trips include rods, reels and tackle, live bait, fishing licences, and full insurance. Capt. Greg prefers to release any game fish that are not very tasty, such as Shark, however any edible fish can be kept by the client. He is happy to clean and fillet your catch, and highly recommends taking it to a local restaurant after your trip, where it can be prepared for you.
Capt. Greg takes pride in giving all his clients a great experience offshore. Whether you’re a family looking to have a good time on the water, or a group that is trying to fill their freezers, Pura Vida Charters has a trip for you!
Pura Vida Offshore Charters is owned and operated by Captain Greg Macfarlane, a third generation commercial fishermen who has been fishing the Gulf of Mexico his entire life. Specializing in live bait fishing, he runs offshore charters on the Gulf, a
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Sabalo (Downeast) originally built in 2006. Powered by a 370HP 5.9L Cummins engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.
10% 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, American Express, PayPal.
About the Captain
Member since February 2016
St Petersburg Fishing Calendar
Went fishing on April 21, 2017
Captain and deck hand very nice and sociable. Very knowledgeable and we all had a great time
Fished April 2017Fished April 21, 2017Matthew Caldwell recommends Pura Vida Charters Offshore Fishing
Went fishing on April 20, 2017
There are hundreds of fiahing charters to choose from and sometimes it’s hard to know where to book. I can tell you, no need to look further. First this trip is great if it’s all adults or a family. Captain Greg, and his deck hand Brian are great. They are prompt, knowledgeable, and you definitely catch fish. My kids loved it. When you arrive back, they will clean and filet the fish for you, and even recommend a couple of restaurants that will cook up the fish for you and your group. I guarantee you will have a great time and a reasonably priced rate.
Fished April 2017Fished April 20, 2017Katrina Airhart-snyder recommends Pura Vida Charters Offshore Fishing
Went fishing on April 15, 2017
These guys are great. I took my 2 boys ages 11 and 13 out for a 3/4 day fishing trip with my wife as well and we caught 29 fish that we could keep and at least that many that did not meet the size requirement or were out of season. In addition I caught a 30 pound sailfish that is very rare and took about 30 minutes to bring in. What an awesome experience!!! The kids also enjoyed the puffer fish that we caught as well as the octopus and squirrel and lizard fish. They also enjoyed watching the flying fish as well. I highly recommend these guys!!!!
Fished April 2017Fished April 15, 2017Eric Wall recommends Pura Vida Charters Offshore Fishing
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