Captain
Greg Macfarlane

Member since February 2016 St. Petersburg, United States
Background
I am a third-generation Captain, and have been working the Gulf my entire life. Whether it's driving 100 miles offshore to supply the fish house with fresh Grouper and Snapper for local restaurants, to pulling Stone Crab traps off the coast, or taking a family out to catch the biggest fish of their lives – we do it all! Being able to share our adventures out in the Gulf with charter clients is something I really enjoy, and take pride in giving them a great experience.
Techniques
Primarily we bottom fish for Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack. We prefer live bait fishing. During seasonal fish migrations we may troll live bait for King Mackerel and Tuna. Upon request we can always target larger fish such as Goliath Grouper or Sharks

Hey, I'm Captain Greg Macfarlane

St. Petersburg, United States
Background
I am a third-generation Captain, and have been working the Gulf my entire life. Whether it's driving 100 miles offshore to supply the fish house with fresh Grouper and Snapper for local restaurants, to pulling Stone Crab traps off the coast, or taking a family out to catch the biggest fish of their lives – we do it all! Being able to share our adventures out in the Gulf with charter clients is something I really enjoy, and take pride in giving them a great experience.
Techniques
Primarily we bottom fish for Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack. We prefer live bait fishing. During seasonal fish migrations we may troll live bait for King Mackerel and Tuna. Upon request we can always target larger fish such as Goliath Grouper or Sharks
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Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 251 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (329)
Fantastic day!!
Fantastic day!!
Fantastic day!!
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
99%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
96%
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Travis M.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Nothing a Good day of Fishing can't fix.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on February 27, 2024
Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale, A tale of a fateful trip That started from this tropic port Aboard...
Travis M. recommends Pura Vida Charters Offshore Fishing
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Carrie P.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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CAPTAIN GREG BROUGHT US TO REEF DONKEY FARM!!!!!!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on January 27, 2024
We met Captian Greg and Firstmate Ali at 7:00 am and they were ready from the word go! I had called the Captain prior and...
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Spencer C.
Lakeland, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great Experience!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on September 15, 2023
My family loves being on the water.  We had a wonderful experience fishing with Pura Vida Charters.  Capt Greg put us on...
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Dennis D.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Fantastic day!!

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on June 10, 2024
We had a fantastic day out with Captain Greg and Ollie.  They are true professionals that get you on the fish quickly and...
Dennis D. recommends Pura Vida Charters Offshore Fishing
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Kyla H.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Trip of a lifetime!!!!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on April 2, 2024
I can not express enough how amazing Captain Greg and his mate were amazing! We caught so many beautiful keepers! They are...
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