Pelican Adventures - “Vera Marie”

(205) Going fast!
314 Harbor Boulevard
Destin FL, United States

Pelican Adventures’ “Vera Marie” raises the bar for fishing “Party Boats”.

Carrying up to 65 passengers, this impressive vessel is perfect for people who want to spend the day on the water fishing without breaking the bank. Being a Party Boat, Vera Marie carries a lot of people - this allows the cost per head to remain low. If you are looking for a cheap way to get out on the water and have some fun and don’t mind being with other people, then this is a great affordable way to do so. However, if you want to catch larger fish with fewer people around, it is recommended to consider booking one of Pelican Adventures’ private boats.

This 70 ft walk-around boat runs two fishing trips every day during the season and one trip per day during the off season. An exceptional party boat, she features a full service Sports Bar fitted with multiple satellite TVs - never again will you have to wait until after your fishing trip to keep up with the results of an important game. You will also find a spacious Sun Deck on board, as well as a fully air-conditioned salon, bathrooms, and even overnight accommodations.

Not only is Vera Marie an excellent head boat, Pelican Adventures can also offer her as the perfect base for corporate parties, holiday celebrations, weddings, bachelor/ette parties, and many more group gatherings.

NO MORE than a six pack size cooler will be allowed aboard, the galley/snack bar items are $1-$3 Alcohol is $3-$5.

Note departure times vary by season: check-in is one hour prior to your departure.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    65 passenger
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 21 Mar - 26 Aug
    US$ 75
    per person
    You will mainly be bottom fishing for species such as Mingos (Vermilion Snapper), Black Snapper (Mangrove Snapper), White Snapper (Red Porgy), Trigger Fish, Rock Fish, and more. Check in is one hour prior to departure time. Galley and adult beverages can be accessed aboard. Crew mates work primarily for gratuity. We look forward to sharing one of our great trips with you. This is the summer season rate, applicable from May 14th until August 26th.
  • Shared trip
    65 passenger
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 27 Aug - 31 Oct (Wed, Fri, Sat)
    US$ 64
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    On average, you can expect to catch a variety of fish such as Mingos (Vermilion Snapper), White Snapper (Red Porgy), Black Snapper (Mangrove Snapper), Trigger Fish, Rock Fish, etc. Check in one hour prior to departure. Galley and adult beverages aboard. Crew mates work primarily for gratuity. We look forward to sharing one of our great trips with you.
  • Shared trip
    65 passenger PM trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 21 Mar - 1 Aug
    US$ 64
    per person
    On average, you can expect to catch a variety of fish such as Mingos (Vermilion Snapper), White Snapper (Red Porgy), Black Snapper (Mangrove Snapper), Trigger Fish, Rock Fish, etc. Check in one hour prior to departure. Galley and adult beverages aboard. Crew mates work primarily for gratuity. We look forward to sharing one of our great trips with you.
There are 6 people looking at this charter.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Scup (Porgy)
Snapper (Vermilion)

Boat Specs

65 Passengers (Walkaround) originally built in 1988. Powered by 2 1600HP Detroit engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 12 knots.

Length
70 ft
Capacity
65 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge

Trip Includes

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

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.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch

Payment

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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard

About the Charter Operator

Pelican Adventures Inc
Destin, Florida, United States
Member since April 2016
211
4
Pelican Adventures is a 3rd generation family owned and operated company that has been providing enjoyable fishing experiences in Destin for over thirty years. Operating a variety of boats for every taste, budget, and level of experience, they exist to provide their clients with fun and productive days on the water.
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 100%

Destin Fishing Calendar

Loading Fish Calendar!
Please Wait...

Customer Reviews

4.38 out of 5 stars from 205 reviews

Boat
Crew
Overall
5 stars
123
123
4 stars
58
58
3 stars
12
12
2 stars
8
8
1 star
4
4
Fished August 24, 2018
Pelican Adventures Inc (The Captain)
Replied to this review on September 17, 2018

Thank you Carl for fishing with us and we hope you will be back to fish with us again soon at Pelican Adventures in Destin!

  • Boat
  • Crew
  • Overall
Fished August 21, 2018
Pelican Adventures Inc (The Captain)
Replied to this review on September 17, 2018

Hi Walt, Thank you for fishing with us aboard the Vera Marie. Come back and join us on another one of our exciting fishing excursions at Pelican Adventures on the Destin Harbor.

  • Boat
  • Crew
  • Overall

I was on the Anticipation on Tuesday Morning, August 21, 2018. The boat rode pretty well. The captain ignored us the entire trip. The only time that we heard from him was when he yelled at Michael (1st Mate) about some trivial something. Michael worked the boat, was friendly and was good conversation. The captain was aloof, and totally un-engaged in anything other than running the Anticipation 20 miles out and 20 miles back. He was “flatline.” I am used to captains of small boats coming on deck and joining in the action. This guy never came down the pilot house steps. I guess he even pissed up there???
We caught a few fish. Some too small, some out of season. I understand that part. Wouldn’t come back. Bad vibes all around!

Fished August 21, 2018
Pelican Adventures Inc (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 22, 2018

You say at the end that you had bad vibes all around.  However, when I read your review the only complaint that I see is that the captain was not entertaining.  On this type of trip, the captain’s job is to drive and the mate’s job to entertain and take care of you on the deck.  If the captain is down on the deck entertaining you, then who is going to drive the boat?  I understand that on a small center console boat you are with the captain and he is your captain/mate/entertainer.  We have that type of boat if that is your preference.  I have to say that I feel that this is an unfair review when the ladies in the office did their job, the mate did his job, and the captain did his job.   You said yourself that the boat road well, the mate was entertaining, and you caught fish.

Best Regards,
the owner David

  • Boat
  • Crew
  • Overall