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

My Charter Listing

Pura Vida Charters Offshore Fishing

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (145)
St. Petersburg
 2 bookings in the past week.
trips from $600

Customer Reviews

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4.9
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Productive day with Captain Mike and mate
Productive day with Captain Mike and mate
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
96%
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Weanderly V.
Trumbull, CT
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3/4 Day Trip with Captain Greg

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on August 19, 2021
Amazing trip and great memories! Booked a 6 hr trip. Our Family 2 Boys (9-12), wife, brother-in-law, and I caught plenty of...
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Roy A.
Liberty, Missouri
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Productive day with Captain Mike and mate

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip on October 20, 2021
PlaNned a fishing half day trip with old school buddies. Everyone had a great day and caught 40 fish. Captain Mike knows...
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Greg C.
Auburn, IL
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3/4 day trip

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on September 25, 2021
Non stop action, red grouper, hogfish, snapper.  Every trip with Capt. Greg is productive and well executed.  Everyone caught...
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Alan S.
Largo, Florida
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Full Day Trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 11, 2021
Fish where slow at the beginning of the trip. But the Captain kept working at trying to locate the active groupers. His hard...
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Melissa S.
Marietta, Georgia
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Half day nearshore trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on November 7, 2020
Captain Greg called me two days before our trip to let us know that winds would be high, we wouldn’t be able to go out very...
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