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

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(170 reviews)
St. Petersburg
 Last booking: 13 hours ago
trips from $700

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 170 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Fishing with Greg
Half day
Fun day on the water
+201
Angler Rating
163
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
96%
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Ken M.
Lakeland, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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6 hour trip with Captain Greg

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on November 13, 2021
This was my first trip, though my friends had been on trips before. I went with 6 hours because I wanted to go out a little...
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Weanderly V.
Trumbull, CT
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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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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Jan V.
Tampa, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Fun day on the water

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on March 30, 2022
We had high wind warnings, so Captain Greg recommended that we stay closer to shore. We still had a fun day with lots of action...
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Mitch G.
Somerset, WI
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

3/4 day

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on May 16, 2022
We caught a 8ft nurse shark and 4ft Reef shark. All 6 of us where very happy. With lots of grouper, amberjack, and snapper....
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Kathy K.
Altoona, IA
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day trip with Captain Greg

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on December 23, 2021
My sons and I were scheduled for the 23rd of December, but due to weather Captain Greg called and recommended we go on the...
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