Charter Operator
Pelican Adventures Inc

Member since April 2016 Destin, United States
Background
Pelican Adventures is a third-generation family-owned and operated company that has been providing enjoyable fishing experiences in Destin for over thirty years. Operating a variety of boats for every taste, budget, and level of experience, these anglers exist to provide their clients with fun and productive days on the water.
Techniques
The crew uses 2 hook rigs with a 30 to 80-pound test line. On average, you can expect to catch a variety of fish such as Mingos (Vermilion Snapper), White Snapper (Red Porgy), Black Snapper (Mangrove Snapper), Triggerfish, Rockfish, etc. If you are lucky, you could catch Grouper and Jack.

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Destin, United States
Background
Pelican Adventures is a third-generation family-owned and operated company that has been providing enjoyable fishing experiences in Destin for over thirty years. Operating a variety of boats for every taste, budget, and level of experience, these anglers exist to provide their clients with fun and productive days on the water.
Techniques
The crew uses 2 hook rigs with a 30 to 80-pound test line. On average, you can expect to catch a variety of fish such as Mingos (Vermilion Snapper), White Snapper (Red Porgy), Black Snapper (Mangrove Snapper), Triggerfish, Rockfish, etc. If you are lucky, you could catch Grouper and Jack.

My Charter Listings

Excellent
4.4 / 5
(528 reviews)
Destin
 5 bookings in the past week.
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trips from $108
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(24 reviews)
Destin
 Last booking: 2 days ago
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trips from $1,199
Excellent
4.5 / 5
(202 reviews)
Destin
 Last booking: 11 hours ago
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trips from $180

Fishing Reports

Mack Attack
Mack Attack
Sep 27, 2018 Destin
Florida waters are home to 3 species of Mackerel - King, Spanish and Cero Mackerel have all been coming in hot to the docks at Pelican Adventures on the Destin Harbor. Come fishing with us on one of our fishing boats to reel in the fun with a mackerel fight! Mackerels are plentiful along the Emerald Coast late March through November swimming the shallow surfs and along the reefs in the Gulf of Mexico. Kingfish (King Mackerel) are the biggest of the 3 species and have a minimum size limit of 24' to the fork tail, with a bag limit of 2 per person per day. Cero Mackerel is the least common of the 3, but many say the best tasting. This mackerel has no size limit or bag limit. The Spanish Mackerel, is what you generally think of when you hear "mackerel" in Florida. The Spanish has a min size limit of 12" to the fork and a bag limit of 15 fish per person per day. Join us on the water to catch a mackerel on our deep sea fishing charters ranging from private and shared trips to multi-passenger fishing trips aboard our party boat. Book online by clicking here. Check out this delicious recipe below perfect for the kingfish bite....Tight Lines! Smoked Fish Dip First, soak fish overnight in a brine solution: 1 cup salt 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup lemon juice 2 cups Ketchup 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce 1 can beer 1 tablespoon red pepper 2 or 3lbs fish Wash and dry fish, Smoke fish over hickory chips. Once you have the fish smoked let cool and crumble the fish with your hands into a bowl and add: 8oz sour cream 1 cup Duke’s Mayo 1 large onion sauteed 4 tablespoons pickle relish Pepper to taste If you like it kicked up a little, dust the fish with Jerk Seasoning or Tony Chachere’s Creole seasoning before you smoke the fish
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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.4 / 5
out of 5 stars from 754 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.4 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
85%
Friendly captain
95%
Recommend this charter
87%
Appropriate for children
84%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Catch intended fish
77%
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Erich B.
San Bernardino, California
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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6 Hour Shared Trip (Afternoon)

VERIFIED   Shared Fishing 1PM 6hrs (Summer) on August 5, 2022
All I can say is this was one of the best fishing trips I’ve been on (if I discount the part where I got sick lol). Kent...
Erich B. recommends Pelican Adventures–Shared Fishing Trips 8-25
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Sid R.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Retro

VERIFIED   NEW  Private Fishing 8 Hrs 6 AM on May 27, 2023
Retro is the top crew member I have fished with so far. He was super informative and helpful not to mention energetic. If I...
Sid R. recommends Pelican – Good Times Private 1-20 Passengers
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Shay P.
East Lansing, MI
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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6hr Trip

VERIFIED   Party/Walk-On Fishing 6hrs 7AM on March 29, 2023
Captain kept us on the Fish the entire trip. Retro kept the mood great and the energy levels high. All the crew were eager...
Shay P. recommends Party/Walk-On 30-65 Passenger Trip
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Ryan S.
Las Vegas, NV
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip was great

VERIFIED   NEW  Party/Walk-On Fishing 6hrs 1PM on May 23, 2023
From check in to fish cleaning the whole staff and captain were great. We caught a lot of fish and they will clean them however...
Ryan S. recommends Party/Walk-On 30-65 Passenger Trip
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Andre P.
McDonough, GA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Pelican Adventures

VERIFIED   Party/Walk-On Fishing 5hrs 3PM on July 7, 2022
I could not make the trip on time due to extreme traffic conditions. I did notify the Capt Mike to see if I could change the...
Andre P. recommends Party/Walk-On 30-65 Passenger Trip
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