Pescador III - 51′ Sportfisher

314 Harbor Blvd
Destin FL, United States

The Pescador III is a 51’ custom-built Sportfisher that can accommodate up to 16 passengers, air-conditioned and with a toilet on board. All equipment necessary for you to fish is provided, including the fishing licenses; the vessel is also outfitted with a variety of navigational gear, such as GPS, VHF radio, radar and sonar. All you need to bring on board is your own food and drinks.

Pescador III is captained by Mike Whitley, a United States military veteran that’s always happy to support the U.S. troops and show them a good time on the water. To that end, please note that military discounts are offered for fishing trips aboard Captain Whitley’s boat. Mike started his fishing charter business because he loves to fish and enjoys seeing the joy that fishing brings to people he serves on The Pescador III.

Pescador’s First Mate will be happy to clean and bag your catch for you once you get back to the dock. The crew specializes in various types of fishing that Destin is known for - from bottom fishing for Red Snapper, Grouper and Amberjack, to trolling for King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, Sailfish, or Marlin. Cobia runs usually span from mid-March through May. Fishing trips range from 4 hours to up to 48 hours in length.

In addition to standard fishing trips, Pescador also offers private dolphin, sunset and crab island cruises. These are completely personalized expeditions, custom-tailored to your group, so Captain Mike is able to adjust the trip length or even combine trips to meet your specific needs.

The Pescador III is a 51’ custom-built Sportfisher that can accommodate up to 16 passengers, air-conditioned and with a toilet on board. All equipment necessary for you to fish is provided, including the fishing licenses; the vessel is also outfitt


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  • 12 Hour Trip
    12 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 2280 up to 6 persons
    + US$ 228 each additional person
  • 10 Hour Trip
    10 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1900 up to 6 persons
    + US$ 190 each additional person
  • Full Day Trip
    8 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1520 up to 6 persons
    + US$ 152 each additional person
  • 3/4 Day Trip
    6 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1140 up to 6 persons
    + US$ 114 each additional person
  • Half Day Afternoon Trip
    4 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 760 up to 6 persons
    + US$ 76 each additional person
  • Half Day Morning Trip
    4 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 760 up to 6 persons
    + US$ 76 each additional person

About this listing

Boat Specs

Gene Thompson (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1968, and restored in 2012. Powered by 2 330HP Cummins 6BTA engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 14 knots.

Length
51 ft
Capacity
16 persons
Types of Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Targeted Species
 
Amberjack
 
Bonito

 
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
 
Grouper (Black)

 
Grouper (Gag)
 
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

 
Snapper (Mangrove)
 
Snapper (Red)

 
Triggerfish (Gray)
 
Tuna (Blackfin)
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Portable
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
Fighting Chair
Portable
GPS
Life Jackets
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.

About the Captain

Mike Whitley
Destin, Florida, United States
Member since July 2014
Captain Mike has owned Pescador III for a decade now, but has been fishing the prolific Florida waters ever since he was a kid. He loves the way people's faces light up when they catch their first fish aboard his 51' Sportfisher. In his own words: 'I get my excitement from watching the kids or ladies catch fish for the first time. Or the guys catching their biggest fish ever. Even though I personally don't fish as much, that’s my way of getting pleasure from fishing - and it feels great.'
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Destin Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.81 out of 5 stars from 96 reviews

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Fished November 5, 2017
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Outstanding day on the water. Limit of mingo snapper with some bonus fish. Trigger fish everywhere but unfortunately out of season. Had a great time, great crew, would definitely come back.

Fished November 4, 2017
Mike Whitley (The Captain)
Replied to this review on November 5, 2017

Glad you had an outstanding day on the water, we were due for the good weather.  Welcome to the Pescador III fishing family and look forward to taking you out again.

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Great for first time fishermen. We caught a bunch of fish. Most of them were triggerfish that are supposed to be good eating, but are illegal to keep. We did catch a decent amount of mingo’s (Vermillion snapper) and they made for a great fish fry. Captain Brad and crew we’re excellent and worked well with a large group. Would definitely do it again.

Fished October 27, 2017
Mike Whitley (The Captain)
Replied to this review on November 12, 2017

Glad you had a good day.  It is tough to have to throw back the triggerfish, knowing how great they are.  They would have been excellent to eat.  Look forward to taking you all fishing again and welcome to the Pescador III fishing family.

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