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.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 2400
    up to 6 persons
    + US$ 240
    each additional person
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 2000
    up to 6 persons
    + US$ 200
    each additional person
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1600
    up to 6 persons
    + US$ 160
    each additional person
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1200
    up to 6 persons
    + US$ 120
    each additional person
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available
    US$ 1200
    up to 6 persons
    + US$ 120
    each additional person
  • Private trip
    Half Day Afternoon Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 800
    up to 6 persons
    + US$ 80
    each additional person
    Departure time may be flexible. Consult with the captain prior to the trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Morning Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 800
    up to 6 persons
    + US$ 80
    each additional person
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Bonito
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black)

Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red)

Triggerfish (Gray)
Tuna (Blackfin)

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

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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
American Express

About the Captain

Mike Whitley
Destin, Florida, United States
Member since July 2014
162
5
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: 95%

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Customer Reviews

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Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
81%
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Heather Brown
Destin, FL
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8 hrs. Captain Brad

VERIFIED   June 10, 2018
We had a great time fishing with Brad, Chandler, and Donald. Brad was on the fish right away! We caught so many fish that we...
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Nicki And Mickey Holtzman
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6 Hour Trip on the Pescador III

VERIFIED   May 31, 2018
This was a great trip!  We showed up about 5 minutes prior to our departure time and the crew was ready for us. ...
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Mark Schlinkert
Milton, FL
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Great Trip!

VERIFIED   July 12, 2018
We were able to schedule our trip earlier in the day which got us back to Navarre before rush hour! Bonus!! Capt. Brad and...
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Wil Douthitt
Destin, FL
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6 hr trip with Capt. Brad

VERIFIED   July 5, 2018
Capt. Brad and his crew were awesome!  They are very knowledgeable of all the fish species and answered any questions...
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Best Father’s Day Ever

VERIFIED   June 17, 2018
Spent a half day trip out with the Pescador III with Captain Bill and First Mate Chandler. Could not have asked for a better...
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