Pelican Adventures – Vera Marie

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
    6 Hour Trip – 65 Passenger (Spring)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 18 - May 24 (Wed, Fri)
    $196
    price breakdown
    $196
    You will mainly be bottom fishing for species such as Mingos (Vermilion Snapper), Black Snapper (Mangrove Snapper), White Snapper (Red Porgy), Triggerfish, Rockfish, 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 spring season rate, applicable from March 18th until May 22nd.
  • Shared trip
    6 Hour Trip – 65 Passenger (Summer)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 25 - Aug 23
    $196
    price breakdown
    $196
    You will mainly be bottom fishing for species such as Mingos (Vermilion Snapper), Black Snapper (Mangrove Snapper), White Snapper (Red Porgy), Triggerfish, Rockfish, 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
    6 Hour Trip – 65 Passenger (Fall)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 24 - Oct 31 (Wed, Fri, Sat)
    $174
    price breakdown
    $174
    On average, you can expect to catch a variety of fish such as Mingos (Vermilion Snapper), White Snapper (Red Porgy), Black Snapper (Mangrove Snapper), Triggerfish, Rockfish, 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
    6 Hour Trip – 65 Passenger (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    Seasonal trip May 25 - Aug 23 (Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $158
    price breakdown
    $158
    You will mainly be bottom fishing for species such as Mingos (Vermilion Snapper), Black Snapper (Mangrove Snapper), White Snapper (Red Porgy), Triggerfish, Rockfish, and more. Check-in is one hour prior to departure time. Galley and adult beverages can be accessed aboard. Crewmates 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.
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About the Charter Operator

Pelican Adventures Inc
Destin, Florida, United States
7 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
440 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Scup (Porgy) Scup (Porgy)
Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)

Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)

Boat Specs

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

Length
70 ft
Capacity
40 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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.39
out of 5 stars from 351 reviews
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6 hour trip.
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Angler Rating
214
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
82%
Friendly captain
94%
Recommend this charter
86%
Appropriate for children
85%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Catch intended fish
76%
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VERIFIED   July 8, 2020
The captain and deck hands (especially PJ) were absolutely wonderful! I had the chance of a lifetime fighting a hammerhead...
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The trip way great we left at the time we were soposed to the trip out was relaxing,the captain put us on fish the whole time...
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