Pura Vida Charters Offshore Fishing

(26) In high demand!
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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  • 10 Hour Trip - Fish Guaranteed
    10 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1200 private charter
  • Full Day Trip - Fish Guaranteed
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 950 private charter
  • US$ 750 private charter
  • US$ 550 private charter
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About this listing

Boat Specs

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

Length
32 ft
Capacity
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging
Spearfishing
Targeted Species
 
Amberjack
 
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

 
Grouper (Black)
 
Grouper (Gag)

 
Grouper (Goliath)
 
Grouper (Red)

 
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
 
Shark (Hammerhead)

 
Snapper (Mangrove)
 
Snapper (Red)

 
Tripletail
 
Tuna (Blackfin)
Amenities
Toilet
Completely private
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
585 The best machine ever made for fishing the Gulf
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
For a nap on the way
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Completely private
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
585 The best machine ever made for fishing the Gulf
Bed
For a nap on the way
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
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.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. 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, American Express, PayPal.

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: 5 hours
Response rate: 98%

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Customer Reviews

4.94 out of 5 stars from 26 reviews

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Fished October 13, 2017
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I booked this half day trip through Fishing Booker for a mid-August 2017trip.  I was able to reserve my date about 2 weeks out.  I called Capt Greg a few days prior to the trip and confirmed all the details.  My group of 5 people arrived at 8AM, and we met Capt Greg per directions.  All was ready, and we immediately headed out. 

He has a 32’ Sabalo that is equipped with a small toilet in the under deck storage area.  The covering built-in to his boat was vital in providing shade on this hot August day.

Capt Greg boated out about 10-15 miles to his known fishing spots, and we were catching plenty of fish immediately!  The deckhand, Brian, was super helpful with reloading bait when needed and for unhooking the fish that we were catching.

We caught red snapper, gray snapper, a couple of groupers, and many other fish.  So many fish that the boat limited out on gray snappers.  We even got lucky and got a 20.5” grouper that we were able to keep.

Excellent time.  I will use Capt Greg again for this same trip!

Fished August 17, 2017
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First time fishing offshore, had a grreat time, would highly recommed this charter.

Fished August 15, 2017
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