Pura Vida Charters Offshore Fishing

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5000 92nd Street North
St. Petersburg FL, United States

Pura Vida Charters invites you aboard for some of Florida’s most exciting fishing! Choose from a variety of offshore fishing excursions on the Gulf of Mexico and reel in your own big catch!

Step aboard a 32’ Sabalo boat, powered by a 370 HP 5.9L Cummins engine. This craft comes equipped with a Furuno FCV-585 Fishfinder, GPS, VHF radio, radar, and sonar. On board you will also find downriggers, eleven rod holders, and a live bait tank.

But this specimen isn’t just prepared for fishing, it’s also designed for your comfort! Bring aboard as many as six anglers who can enjoy a 15’ fishing deck with comfortable cushioned seating, a completely private toilet, and a bed where you can nap on your way in or out to sea. A large icebox with a plenty of ice is at the ready for all of your food, drinks, and fish.

Meet your captain and owner of this operation, 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 half day, three-quarter day, and full day offshore fishing trips. Join him and fish for species such as Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, King Mackerel and Tuna, depending on the season and conditions on the day.

Pura Vida Charters supplies 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 Charters invites you aboard for some of Florida’s most exciting fishing! Choose from a variety of offshore fishing excursions on the Gulf of Mexico and reel in your own big catch!

Step aboard a 32’ Sabalo boat, powered by a 370

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Trip Date:
  • 10 Hour Trip - Fish Guaranteed
    10 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1200 private charter
  • US$ 950 private charter
  • US$ 750 private charter
  • US$ 550 private charter
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  Grouper (Black)
  Grouper (Gag)

  Grouper (Goliath)
  Grouper (Red)
  King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  Shark (Hammerhead)

  Snapper (Mangrove)
  Snapper (Red)
  Tuna (Blackfin)

Boat Specs

Sabalo (Downeast) originally built in 2006. Powered by a 370HP 5.9L Cummins engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

32 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

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


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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:
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

About the Captain

Capt. Greg Macfarlane
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
Member since February 2016
I am a third generation Captain, and have been working the Gulf my entire life. Whether it's driving 100 miles offshore to supply the fish house with fresh Grouper and Snapper for local restaurants, to pulling Stone Crab traps off the coast, or taking a family out to catch the biggest fish of their lives - we do it all! Being able to share our adventures out in the Gulf with charter clients is something I really enjoy, and take pride in giving them a great experience.
Response time: 3 hours
Response rate: 99%

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Customer Reviews

4.94 out of 5 stars from 42 reviews

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Morning flew by but was very productive. captain Macfarlane focused on getting us to spots on Gulf were we caught primarily Snapper, but also grouper and sea bass. Highlight of morning was catching king mackerel which provided the experience and challenge of bringing in a real fighter for everyone on trip.

Fished April 4, 2018
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We went out on 3 April 2018. Capt Greg and First Mate Brian were OUTSTANDING!! The trip could not have been better! Capt Greg put us on the fish, First Mate Bryan was there to take the fish and put new bait on the hook. Charter was ready to depart before time - 7AM, caught our first King fish shortly thereafter. We caught our limit before 1PM and returned to King fishing to bag our second one. Recommend this charter to all! Better yet, Im looking to book again!

Fished April 3, 2018
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Fished April 1, 2018
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