Sweet William III

210 EAST Harbour Bulevard
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
    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
    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
    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
    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
     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
    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
    5 H AM Trip Bottom Fish or Trolling
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 16 May - 31 Mar
    US$ 1000
    up to 6 persons
    Let us know if you wish to Bottom Fish or go Trolling only for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Blackfin Tuna, Skipjack Tuna and more.
  • Private trip
    5 H PM Trip Bottom Fish or Trolling
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 21 Jul
    US$ 1000
    up to 6 persons
    Let us know if you wish to Bottom Fish or go Trolling only for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Blackfin Tuna, Skipjack Tuna and more. for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Blackfin Tuna, Skipjack Tuna and more.
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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. 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 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%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (9)
4.56
out of 5 stars from 18 reviews
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Experience
Half Day trip
So much fun! Next time we will do the 8 hr trip!
So much fun! Next time we will do the 8 hr trip!
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
87%
Friendly captain
93%
Recommend this charter
89%
Appropriate for children
86%
Satisfied with the boat
93%
Catch intended fish
93%
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Daniel Keener
Franklin, NC
 5.00
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6 hr snapper trip

VERIFIED   July 17, 2018
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...
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John Streiff
Albany, GA
 4.33
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Half Day trip

VERIFIED   June 28, 2018
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...
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Joe Schmidt
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
 5.00
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3/4 day trip

VERIFIED   April 20, 2018
Cold start to the morning, April 20, 2018.  Great trip, good fishing, awesome deck hand ( Josh ) and knowledgeable captain. ...
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Larry Townsend
Baton Rouge, LA
 5.00
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Awesome trip

VERIFIED   June 7, 2018
We had a blast 1 husband 1 wife and 3 16 year old daughters Limited out on red snapper! Was not disappointed and...
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Brett Campbell
Miramar Beach, FL
 4.67
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6hr Trip with Captain Bill and Hunter

VERIFIED   June 4, 2018
We were delayed due to a mechanical issue with the boat, but it was all fixed up and we had a great time catching plenty of...
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