Pelican Adventures - “Vera Marie”

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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.

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


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About this listing

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
Targeted Species
 
Scup (Porgy)
 
Snapper (Vermilion)
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Variety of CUT BAIT is included
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
minimum 6 years of age
 
You Keep Catch
Payment

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.

About the Charter Operator

Pelican Adventures Inc
Destin, Florida, United States
Member since April 2016
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: 3 hours
Response rate: 99%

Destin Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.31 out of 5 stars from 57 reviews

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5 stars
37
37
4 stars
14
14
3 stars
4
4
2 stars
2
2
1 star
0
0

No complaints about the boat; just as advertised.  It’s crowded, but priced accordingly.  The captain did a great job finding fish.  No wasted time.  If the fish weren’t there, we moved on.  A few tangles but the crew did a good job quickly sorting them out.

One part of the trip really rubbed me wrong.  My girlfriend caught the biggest fish of her life: a good sized Bonita.  The crew helped her land it and since it was too big to fit in the cooler under the seat, they moved it to the main cooler.  I heard one of the deckhands say, “if they don’t want that fish,  I’ll take it.”  We did want to keep the fish.  When we stopped to fish at the next wreck, I looked behind us to see a member of the crew casting an entire side of our fish out to fish for a shark.  I was not happy.  I called a deckhand over and asked why they would use our fish for bait without asking us.  He had a sudden look of panic and tried to explain that “most” people don’t keep them.  The ironic part is that he was the same deckhand that I heard saying he would like to keep it.

I didn’t make a huge fuss at the time because we still had fish to catch.  I did explain to him they should never think it’s ok to use a customer’s fish for their bait without asking.

Overall I would recommend this boat and trip for people that want to catch a few fish and get offshore.

Fished May 25, 2017
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Captain and crew were excellent. The only complaint was the rough seas but that’s mother nature. The captain worked very hard to keep us on the fish. Making the trip as enjoyable as possible was priority.

Fished May 25, 2017
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Best fishing trip ever,superb captain and deckhands had the time of my life.

Fished May 18, 2017
Pelican Adventures Inc (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 19, 2017

Great!
Thanks for the review.

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