Livin' The Dream Fishing

US Highway 98
Destin FL, United States

Livin’ The Dream Fishing Charters is based in Destin, Florida. The crew will provide you with memories you will brag about for years to come. Perhaps, what makes Livin’ The Dream Charters unique is their friendly Captain, who is always ready to teach you how to make the magic of fishing happen!

Enjoy your fishing adventure aboard “Livin’ The Dream”, a luxurious little yacht. She is a 37-foot Cabo boat, which comes powered by twin 350 HP Cat engines to get you to the fish twice faster than any typical charter vessel. Perfect for accommodating up to six anglers, “Livin’ The Dream” features a wide and spacious deck fitted with a flybridge to spot any action that is going on below the surface. She is fully rigged with navigational electronics and inside the air-conditioned cabin, there is everything you need for a comfortable day on the water, such as a toilet, a full kitchen, a couch, a master suite, a bunk room, and a shower. An ice-box is fitted to keep the catch fresh during the day and downriggers allow you to experience a professional fishing. Since you’ll be doing a lot of fishing, there is a special tank to store your live bait.

For those who don’t have much time for a long trip or just want to see what’s biting, Livin’ The Dream Charters offers a four-hour adventure of trolling or bottom fishing. The longer trips are from 6 to 12 hours on the water, bottom fishing for Snapper, Cobia, Amberjack, Swordfish, Grouper, trolling for Mackerel, Bluefin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and many more.
If you travel with someone who doesn’t feel like fishing, there is plenty of room for them to soak up the sun. There is a long bench where they’ll be able to tell fish stories and enjoy the beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico.

All trips come with live gear, tackle, bait, licences, and a cleaning and filleting service for whatever you want to take home.

Quit dreaming about it and come live it with Livin’ The Dream Fishing Charters!

Livin’ The Dream Fishing Charters is based in Destin, Florida. The crew will provide you with memories you will brag about for years to come. Perhaps, what makes Livin’ The Dream Charters unique is their friendly Captain, who is always ready


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About this listing

Boat Specs

Cabo (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1997. Powered by 2 350HP Cat 3208 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 26 knots.

Length
37 ft
Capacity
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Used for bait or if requested for extra challenge
Heavy Tackle
Used for normally for big game and offshore fishin
Bottom Fishing
Exciting and most common type of fishing we provide
Trolling
In & offshore trolling from mackerel to marlin.
Spinning
Used often for top water fishing and jigging
Jigging
Lots of work but Use jigging to get the fish fired
Drift Fishing
On some of the larger reefs, sword fishin, topwater
Targeted Species
 
Amberjack
 
Cobia

 
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
 
Grouper (Gag)

 
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
 
Marlin (Blue)

 
Sailfish
 
Shark (Mako)

 
Snapper (Red)
 
Swordfish

 
Tuna (Bluefin)
 
Wahoo
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
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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
Clients are welcome to keep all the fish
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Clients' preference.
 
Disabled Accessible
Payment

25% 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, Checks, Bank Transfer, PayPal.

About the Captain

James Cole
Destin, Florida, United States
Member since April 2017
Captain James Cole is an experienced and enthusiastic guide. Knowledgeable in an broad array of angling to help put you on the fish you've been dreaming of. Having spent thousands of hours on the water from traveling around the world tournament fishing on private yachts, charter boat fishing growing up, taking classes on maritime subjects, and working in shipyards during off season. I have gained a vast knowledge and skills from not only fishing but engine repair, first aid, navigation, and so many other important qualities. He knows where the fish are biting and how to catch the fish, such as Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Wahoo, Red Snapper, Amberjacks, Mingos and White Snapper, Grouper, King and Spanish Mackerel, Tuna, Sailfish, Swordfish, Marlin, and every other species in the Gulf of Mexico. Fishing is my dream and I'm lucky to be able to do it for a living. Come and Live the Dream with me on Livin' the Dream Fishing Charters!
Response time: 3 hours
Response rate: 92%

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Customer Reviews

3.5 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews

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The captain was trying really hard but we should have aborted the mission?  We where scheduled for a Friday Charter at noon for four hours.  The evening before, he called and told us that he had the possibility of moving our charter to a Saturday AM time which we could actually do.  We were to meet at 7 AM and at 7:30AM a call came that there was a mechanical problem that he needed parts for and the parts store would not open until 9 AM.  So we really had no choice but to wait this out.  Bu the time the boat met us at 10 AM all of the live bait was sold out and there was almost no ice to be purchased.  The pump that fed the well was not working so the captain spent another 20 mins trying to fix that with out success.  The biggest problem was, his deck hand was a no show.  So it would just be the captain on the charter.  Mind you this was a 37 ft sport fisher with three of us on board.  I have some fishing experience but my wife and 10 year old grandson not so much.  So we left by near 11 AM.  The captain did give us an additional hour on the water and he did get us on some fish so it wasn’t a wash out.  As I said, the boat was everything I had hoped for.  The crew experience was not so great and the lack of live bait probably contributed to our limited catch.  For the cost of this charter, the experience was lack luster but the captain did apologize on many occasions for the SNAFU.  Working with Fishing Booker was very nice and had we had the crew and the live bait and would have gotten off at 7AM the whole trip would have be way more enjoyable and worth the $$$

Fished July 21, 2017
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Had a great time. Caught lots of fish. Boat was beautiful

Fished June 9, 2017
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