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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My Charter Listing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(219 reviews)
St. Petersburg
 Last booking: 22 hours ago
trips from $700

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 219 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (276)
Sunrise surprise
It takes 2 to haul up a Goliath grouper
Fishing with Greg
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Angler Rating
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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
93%
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Jonathan M.
MSC, UT
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on June 6, 2022
I brought my parents who are both over 60yrs old, 12 year old daughter, 9 year old son and my wife 6 total including myself....
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Pierre L.
Seminole, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Day with captain Greg

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on March 28, 2023
Did everything we wanted. Amberjack, mackerel, grouper and snapper. From 30 lbs hook and release to nice fish for supper. Thanks...
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Bryan S.
East Grand Forks, MN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Captain Greg

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on January 21, 2023
The trip was an amazing experience. Captain Greg and Firstmate Logan were so helpful and put us right on the fish. Hooked first...
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Brandon N.
Tampa, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on January 10, 2023
Best fishing experience you could ask for. Family of 6 was easily accommodated. Caught all kinds of species of fish! Captain...
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George A.
Bay St. Louis, MS
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Wonderful Trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on April 27, 2023
The was the best fishing trip we have been on.  Captain Greg took the time to explain any information we needed.  His deckhand,...
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