Sweet William III has the federal permit that allows Captain Bill to take you snapper fishing as soon as June 1st, 10 days before the actual season starts!

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

The Sweet William III is a 40’ Dawson sportfishing vessel, specifically built for awesome offshore fishing. The boat comes equipped with GPS, a fishfinder, fighting chair, live bait tank, and everything you will need for a productive 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 range of trips to suit any taste, and supplies all the tackle for an incredible variety of fishing techniques. Choose between light and heavy tackle, make use of the trolling rods, and even try your hand at kite fishing. Whether it’s bottom fishing, trolling, spinning, or jigging you want, you’ll find everything aboard here.

On daily offshore trips, you’ll have the chance to troll for the bite of a range of strong and delicious fish. Test your skills against Tuna, Marlin, Sailfish, and Wahoo, among many more. You can even head further to fish the deep waters on overnight trips. Learn to bottom drop for a range of gigantic Groupers and Tilefish. While shorter trips will see you focus on the productive reefs and wrecks. Home to Groupers, Snappers, Mackerel, and more, there’s no shortage to what you can catch.

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.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    36 Hr – Deep Sea Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Day Trip, starts at 12:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $7,920
    An overnight trip will give you the chance to really explore and get to know the offshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Aboard a luxury boat, you'll have everything you need for a comfortable stay, not to mention a productive time on the water. Try deep dropping to catch Yellow Edge, Scamp, and huge Gag Groupers, along with Grey and Gold Tilefish. These monstrous bottom dwellers will require all your strength to hook aboard, but will also provide you with a delicious treat when you get back to shore.
  • Private trip
    36 Hr – Tuna Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Day Trip, starts at 12:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $7,920
    Head offshore for some real big game fishing as you try to reel yourself in some delicious Tuna to take back to shore. With loved ones, you'll have the chance to bond aboard a luxury vessel overnight, all the while thinking about the monstrous fish around you. Troll to entice these monstrous beasts, and you may even pick up a Marlin, Sailfish, or Wahoo to test your skills against. These tough-fighting creatures are on the top of any angler's bucket list, so catch a trophy as well as a tasty treat.
  • Private trip
    30 Hour Swordfish Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    24 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $6,600
    Sword fishing 30 hour trip.
  • Private trip
    24 Hour Deep Drop Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    24 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $5,280
    Deep drop fishing for Tilefish, Barrel Grouper, and Swordfish.
  • Private trip
    16 Hr – Big Game Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    16 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 AM
    $3,520
    Get out on the open seas and target some serious big game fish. This trip is not for the feint-hearted, so expect to get your pulses racing as you target a range of monstrous, thrilling, and delicious fish. Troll to catch the bite of beasts such as Wahoo, Sailfish, Tuna, and Blue and White Marlin. All known for their tough-fighting prowess, they'll be a match for even the most experienced angler, so get ready for a long and tiring battle to hook these creatures aboard.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Amberjack Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Oct 31
    $2,640
    12 hours of Amberjack fishing.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Amberjack/Bottom Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Oct 31
    $2,640
    12 hours of Amberjack fishing and bottom fishing.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Grouper/Amberjack Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Oct 31
    $2,640
    12 hours of Grouper and Amberjack fishing.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Snapper/Grouper Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 2
    $2,640
    12 hours of Snapper and Grouper fishing.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Combo
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $2,640
    Decide from a combination of different techniques or take on the whole lot, as you explore the diverse fishing grounds out of Destin on this mammoth 12-hour trip. Hit the reefs and bottom fish for Snappers and Groupers, or head offshore and troll for the bite of tough-fighting Wahoo, delicious Tuna, and majestic Marlin. Whatever you decide, one thing's for sure: you won't be disappointed. Each a game fish in its own right, these species will wow you with their fight, elegance, and maybe even taste.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Amberjack Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Oct 31
    $2,200
    10 hours of Amberjack fishing.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Snapper Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 2
    $2,200
    10 hours of Snapper fishing.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Snapper/Grouper Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 2
    $2,200
    10 hours of Snapper and Grouper fishing.
  • Private trip
    10 Hr – Combo Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $2,200
    Mix up your fishing and combine your techniques. These waters are home to diverse fishing grounds, and 10 hours on the water will give you plenty of time to explore them all. Try bottom fishing the reefs, trolling the deeper waters, and sight fishing as you spot your target and get ready to cast and jig to entice the bite. From delicious Snappers and Groupers, to tasty Tuna and Mahi Mahi, all the way through to tough-fighting Sharks, Amberjacks, and more – there's no shortage of what you can target.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Snapper Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 2
    $1,760
    8 hours of Snapper fishing.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Snapper Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 2
    $1,760
    Snapper fishing
  • Private trip
    8 Hr – Bottom Fishing/Trolling
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $1,760
    On this full-day trip, you'll have the chance to choose between bottom fishing or trolling. Let your captain know what you want to do and he'll take you to the appropriate fishing grounds. Hit the reefs and wrecks in search of delicious Groupers, Snappers, Triggerfish, and more. While offshore, you'll have the chance to troll some deeper waters in the hope of landing a King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Blackfin Tuna, and more. Wherever you go, a delicious treat will be your prize.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Snapper Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 1
    $1,540
    7 hour Snapper trip.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour – Bottom / Trolling
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $1,320
    6 hr of bottom/ Trolling fishing
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Snapper Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 2
    $1,320
    When the season hits, you won't want to miss a second. Get out into the Gulf and go after the famous, fabled Red Snapper. Dazzling in color, delicious in taste, and fun to battle it out with, this fish has it all. Make the most of the open season and test your skills over the best part of the day and head home with plenty of these beauties to fill the freezer.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Snapper Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 2
    $1,320
    6 hours of afternoon Snapper fishing.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $1,320
    Explore the reefs and wrecks out in the Gulf's nearshore waters as you specifically target a range of beautiful, delicious, and exciting fish. Bottom fish to attract the bite of Snappers, Groupers, Triggerfish, Mackerel, and more, as you seek to take home something delicious for lunch and beyond. If you're lucky enough, you may even catch a preying Tuna, that will crown off what promises to be a thrilling day on the water.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,320
    Bottom fishing
  • Private trip
    6 Hr – Shark Fishing (Evening)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $1,300
    The Sharks don't sleep like you, so don't miss out on this exclusive opportunity to get out in the night and battle it out with some of the ocean's strongest and toughest creatures. Spend 6 hours on the water using heavy tackle to reel in these monstrous beasts. Get ready for an incredible test of your strength and skills as you do your utmost to make sure you head home with a great story to tell.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Snapper Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 2
    $1,100
    5 hours of afternoon Snapper fishing.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,100
    5 hrs bottom fishing
  • Private trip
    5 Hr – Bottom Fishing/Trolling (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $1,100
    Spend your morning exactly as you'd like to. Let your captain know what you'd like to do, and head to the reefs to bottom fish, or explore the open seas and troll. Nearshore, you'll target Groupers, Snappers, Triggerfish, Spanish Mackerel, and many more. While offshore, you'll target Blackfin Tuna, Skipjack Tuna, Kingfish, among others.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Bottom Fishing Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $880
    4 hour afternoon bottom fishing trip.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Day Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $880
    4 hour afternoon fishing trip starting at 1 P.M.
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About the Captain

Bill Watson
Destin, Florida, United States
4 Fishing Reports
46 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since August 2014
Captain Bill Watson is the owner-operator of the Sweet William III, and has over 15years 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!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)

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

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo 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
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing Policies

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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
81%
Friendly captain
89%
Recommend this charter
76%
Appropriate for children
81%
Satisfied with the boat
89%
Catch intended fish
83%
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16 hr big game trip

VERIFIED   16 Hr – Big Game Fishing on July 18, 2020
Unfortunately the big game fish weren’t biting but they kept trying to get us hooked up all day, with different techniques...
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FAQs about Sweet William III

Sweet William III offers the following trips to customers:
  • $880 per day per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 days)
  • $880 per group - 4 Hour Bottom Fishing Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - 5 Hr – Bottom Fishing/Trolling (AM) (5 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (5 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - 5 Hour Snapper Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $1,300 per group - 6 Hr – Shark Fishing (Evening) (6 hours)
  • $1,320 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,320 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (6 hours)
  • $1,320 per group - 6 Hour Snapper Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,320 per group - 6 Hour Snapper Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,320 per group - 6 Hour – Bottom / Trolling (6 hours)
  • $1,540 per group - 7 Hour Snapper Trip (7 hours)
  • $1,760 per group - 8 Hour Snapper Trip (PM) (8 hours)
  • $1,760 per group - 8 Hr – Bottom Fishing/Trolling (8 hours)
  • $1,760 per group - 8 Hour Snapper Trip (AM) (8 hours)
  • $2,200 per group - 10 Hr – Combo Fishing (10 hours)
  • $2,200 per group - 10 Hour Snapper/Grouper Trip (10 hours)
  • $2,200 per group - 10 Hour Snapper Trip (10 hours)
  • $2,200 per group - 10 Hour Amberjack Trip (10 hours)
  • $2,640 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Combo (12 hours)
  • $2,640 per group - 12 Hour Snapper/Grouper Trip (12 hours)
  • $2,640 per group - 12 Hour Grouper/Amberjack Trip (12 hours)
  • $2,640 per group - 12 Hour Amberjack/Bottom Fishing (12 hours)
  • $2,640 per group - 12 Hour Amberjack Trip (12 hours)
  • $3,520 per group - 16 Hr – Big Game Fishing (16 hours)
  • $5,280 per group - 24 Hour Deep Drop Fishing (24 hours)
  • $6,600 per group - 30 Hour Swordfish Trip (24 hours)
  • $7,920 per day per group - 36 Hr – Tuna Fishing (2 days)
  • $7,920 per day per group - 36 Hr – Deep Sea Fishing (2 days)

When you book a trip with Sweet William III, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Sweet William III include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Sweet William III offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Sweet William III offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Sweet William III include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo