Sweet William III

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4.69
out of 5 stars from 17 reviews See all 17 reviews
210 EAST HWY 98
Destin FL, United States

Step aboard the Sweet William III for some of the best deep sea fishing Florida has to offer! Based out of Destin, FL, the heartland of Florida fishing, Captain Bill Watson and his crew run a huge variety of trips targeting anything from Snapper and Grouper, to Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, and even Blue Marlin.

The Sweet William III is a 40 ft Dawson sportfishing vessel, specifically built for awesome offshore fishing. The boat comes equipped with GPS, fishfinder, fighting chair, live bait tank, and everything you will need for the day’s fishing. The boat also boasts a fully air-conditioned interior with a full multimedia system and plenty of space to relax in the cool while waiting for the rods to bend.

Captain Bill offers a huge variety of trips to suit any taste, and supplies all the tackle for an awesome range of fishing techniques, including a choice of light and heavy tackle, as well as everything you will need for bottom fishing, trolling, spinning, jigging, and even kite fishing!

The Sweet William III is completely family and child-friendly, and all trips come with fishing licences, and a cleaning and filleting service for anything you want to take home.

I’m open to fish In Federal Waters with the Snapper season starting June 1 going to July 21. Book Now!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    36 hr Bottom Fishing Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 days trip, starts at 12:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US$ 7200
    up to 6 persons / day
    Deep water fishing for yellow edge grouper grey and gold tile fish scamp grouper gag grouper and others !!!
  • Private trip
    36 hrs tuna fishing trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 days trip, starts at 12:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US$ 7200
    up to 6 persons / day
    Yellow Tuna ,wahoo, billfish ,king mackerel black fin tuna and maybe some bottom fishing if time permits
  • Private trip
    Big Game Fishing
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    16 hours trip, starts at 12:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 16 May - 31 Mar
    US$ 3200
    up to 6 persons
    Possible catches include Wahoo, Tuna, Sailfish, Blue Marlin, and White Marlin
  • Private trip
    Big Game Fishing JULY OFFER
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    16 hours trip, starts at 12:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jul - 15 Jul
    US$ 3185
    up to 6 persons
    Possible catches include Wahoo, Tuna, Sailfish, Blue Marlin, and White Marlin
  • Private trip
    Big Game Fishing SPRING OFFER
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    16 hours trip, starts at 12:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 15 May
    US$ 2800
    up to 6 persons
    Possible catches include Wahoo, Tuna, Sailfish, Blue Marlin, and White Marlin $25 OFF PER HOUR UNTIL MAY 15TH
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 16 May - 31 Mar
    US$ 2400
    up to 6 persons
    A full 12 hours out fishing for Grouper and Snapper, as well as trolling for Wahoo, Blackfin Tuna, and Marlin for the chance to land something truly special. Spend the whole bottom fishing or troll to mix things up, whatever you prefer!
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip JULY OFFER
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jul - 15 Jul
    US$ 2385
    up to 6 persons
    A full 12 hours out fishing for Grouper and Snapper, as well as trolling for Wahoo, Blackfin Tuna, and Marlin for the chance to land something truly special. Spend the whole bottom fishing or troll to mix things up, whatever you prefer!
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip SPRING OFFER
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 15 May
    US$ 2100
    up to 6 persons
    A full 12 hours out fishing for Grouper and Snapper, as well as trolling for Wahoo, Blackfin Tuna, and Marlin for the chance to land something truly special. Spend the whole bottom fishing or troll to mix things up, whatever you prefer! $25 OFF PER HOUR UNTIL MAY 15TH
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Combo Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 16 May - 31 Mar
    US$ 2000
    up to 6 persons
    Full day of fishing: bottom fishing, trolling and sight fishing
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Combo Trip JULY OFFER
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jul - 15 Jul
    US$ 1985
    up to 6 persons
    Full day of fishing: bottom fishing, trolling and sight fishing
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Combo Trip SPRING OFFER
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 15 May
    US$ 1750
    up to 6 persons
    Full day of fishing: bottom fishing, trolling and sight fishing $25 OFF PER HOUR UNTIL MAY 15TH
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 16 May - 31 Mar
    US$ 1600
    up to 6 persons
    8 hours either bottom fishing for Grouper and Snapper all day, or also trolling for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Blackfin Tuna, and more!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip JULY OFFER
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jul - 15 Jul
    US$ 1585
    up to 6 persons
    8 hours either bottom fishing for Grouper and Snapper all day, or also trolling for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Blackfin Tuna, and more!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip SPRING OFFER
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 15 May
    US$ 1400
    up to 6 persons
    8 hours either bottom fishing for Grouper and Snapper all day, or also trolling for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Blackfin Tuna, and more! $25 OFF PER HOUR UNTIL MAY 15TH
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 16 May - 31 Mar
    US$ 1200
    up to 6 persons
    Bottom fishing for Red Snapper and trolling on the way out and way in as well for King and Spanish Mackerel and Tuna.
  • Private trip
    6 hr snapper trip
    In demand!
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 21 Jul
    US$ 1200
    up to 6 persons
    Snapper fishing dates available are June 1 through July 21
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip JULY OFFER
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jul - 15 Jul
    US$ 1185
    up to 6 persons
    Bottom fishing for Red Snapper and trolling on the way out and way in as well for King and Spanish Mackerel and Tuna.
  • Private trip
    Evening Shark Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 22 Jul - 31 Oct
    US$ 1175
    up to 6 persons
    6 hours night fishing for Sharks
  • Private trip
    Evening Shark Trip JULY OFFER
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 22 Jul - 31 Oct
    US$ 1100
    up to 6 persons
    6 hours night fishing for Sharks
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip SPRING OFFER
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 15 May
    US$ 1050
    up to 6 persons
    Bottom fishing for Red Snapper and trolling on the way out and way in as well for King and Spanish Mackerel and Tuna.
  • Private trip
    Evening Shark Trip SPRING OFFER
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 15 May
    US$ 875
    up to 6 persons
    5 hours night fishing for Sharks $25 OFF PER HOUR UNTIL MAY 15TH
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 16 May - 31 Mar
    US$ 800
    up to 6 persons
    Trolling only for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Blackfin Tuna, Skipjack Tuna and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    In demand!
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 21 Jul
    US$ 800
    up to 6 persons
    Trolling only for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Blackfin Tuna, Skipjack Tuna and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip SPRING OFFER
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 15 May
    US$ 700
    up to 6 persons
    Trolling only for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Blackfin Tuna, Skipjack Tuna and more. $25 OFF AN HOUR UNTIL MAY 15TH!
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Broomtail)

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White)
Sailfish

Snapper (Red)
Triggerfish (Gray)
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Dawson (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1989. Powered by 2 375HP Caterpillar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
40 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Kite Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

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

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

About the Captain

Bill Watson
Destin, Florida, United States
Member since August 2014
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Captain Bill Watson is the owner-operator of the Sweet William III, and has over 10 years of experience fishing the Forida waters. He's a huge fan of bottom fishing and big game fishing, and is always happy to welcome anglers of any age or skill level aboard his boat!
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Destin Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.69 out of 5 stars from 17 reviews

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2nd year fishing with Captain Bill and he did not dissapoint. He put us on the fish again. Caught a limit of snapper and a few other species as well. We will be fishing with Sweet William 111 again next year as he always goes above and beyond to make sure we go home with a bunch of fillets. I would highly recomend fishing with captain Bill, He knows where the fish are and how to catch them. Thanks Again Capt Bill!!!!

Fished July 17, 2018
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Fished July 2, 2018
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Four of us had a fathers and sons fishing trip (two Dads and two sons). We are not experienced fishermen, but do like to deep sea fish when we can. The weather was sunny and hot but the water was a little rough. It didn’t cause us sea sickness, but it was difficult to move around. Other than that, the fishing was great. Our sons kept pulling in the fish and the mate kept the lines baited and ready to be fished. My youngest son had quite a few questions about sharks and the mate answered them all. It was a great trip.

Fished June 28, 2018
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