Pelican Adventures Inc

Member since April 2016

Destin, United States

Background
Pelican Adventures is a 3rd 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, they exist to provide their clients with fun and productive days on the water.
Techniques
We use two hook rigs with 30 pound 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), Trigger Fish, Rock Fish, etc. If you are lucky, you could catch Grouper, Jacks,

Pelican Adventures Inc

Destin, United States
Background
Pelican Adventures is a 3rd 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, they exist to provide their clients with fun and productive days on the water.
Techniques
We use two hook rigs with 30 pound 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), Trigger Fish, Rock Fish, etc. If you are lucky, you could catch Grouper, Jacks,

Our Charter Listings

Destin
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US$ 1223
 
Destin
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US$ 64
Destin
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US$ 515

Fishing Reports

Cobia Mania!

April 20, 2016

Wow! There were over twenty cobia caught yesterday. Over all the boats that fished to the West did better than the ones to the East. There were also some very nice Triggers and Snappers caught. Read Full Report →


Kings are starting to show up.

April 08, 2016

The water is warming up and turning the bite on for some pelagics. We caught a few kings lately and have heard some other boats also catching some. The bite for white snappers, mingo, and trigger continue to be… Read Full Report →


What a beautiful day!

April 05, 2016

Wow, what a nice day. The boat caught hundreds of great tasty fish today. The seas were nice and sunshine was welcomed after some days of rain. Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings. Read Full Report →


Spring Fishing

March 30, 2016

Spring is off to great start. We caught a variety of snappers, porgies, and even some tuna. Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.39 out of 5 stars from 129 reviews

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Went fishing on Wednesday, October 18, 2017

We had a great time on the Vera Marie! We will definately do it again. So MUCH fun!!!

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Replied to this review on Monday, October 23, 2017

Wonderful, thanks for the review.

Went fishing on Saturday, October 21, 2017

Fished October 2017

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Replied to this review on Sunday, October 22, 2017

Thanks for your review :)

Went fishing on Friday, October 13, 2017

Fished October 2017

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Replied to this review on Monday, October 16, 2017

Thanks for your review :)

Went fishing on Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Had a great day with my family fishing!  Sean and A-Ron were amazing!  Met some great people and caught 17 fish (that we could keep)!  Wish Jessica all the best on her new adventure! Cindy and crew

Fished October 2017

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Replied to this review on Thursday, October 12, 2017

We are glad you had fun. Thanks for your review.

Went fishing on Friday, September 29, 2017

Fished September 2017

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Replied to this review on Monday, October 2, 2017

Thanks for your review :)

Went fishing on Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Absolutely the best fishing party boat ever!  Caught more fish this trip than any other.  Thanks for a great fishing trip!

Fished September 2017

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Replied to this review on Saturday, September 30, 2017

Wonderful…..
Thanks for your feed back. Enjoy those fish!

Went fishing on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Great trip! Lots of fish and helpful hard working crew. Kept 15 nice ones (cooler 1/3 to 1/2 full) and let some big ones go, (out of season). May see if they have any more openings this week, and go back! Kudos to captain and crew,  this is no easy task to put folks on great fish day after day. Thank you!

Fished September 2017

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Replied to this review on Friday, September 22, 2017

Thanks for the review, glad you had fun. Take care.

Went fishing on Sunday, September 3, 2017

Thank you so much for an Amazing Fishing Trip for our family. We had a great time! Your captain & staff are super sweet, polite, hardworking and efficient. Top Notch!! Loved your snack bar! Wishing you all a blessed year. Take care and God bless you all. The Williams family : )

Fished September 2017

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Replied to this review on Sunday, September 17, 2017

Thank you so much for your blessing and review. We look forward to your future visit.  Take care :)

Went fishing on Friday, September 8, 2017

Cheapest place in destin u cant go wrong. I recommend this place

Fished September 2017

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Replied to this review on Sunday, September 17, 2017

Thanks for the review.

Went fishing on Thursday, July 27, 2017

One of the best trips we have been on.  Caught a lot of fish and was action packed.  For the money you can’t really beat it.  Don’t be afraid to bring a 12 pack cooler.

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, July 29, 2017

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, August 17, 2017

Fished August 2017

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Replied to this review on Friday, August 18, 2017

Thanks for the review!!

Went fishing on Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The crew worked their butts off. They were very helpful , polite and always around to assist.

Fished August 2017

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Replied to this review on Monday, August 21, 2017

Thank you so much for the excellent review we hope to see you again in the future

Went fishing on Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Timothy Holmes does not recommend Pelican Adventures - “Vera Marie”

Fished August 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Great crew and boat. I have been on several “party boats” and this is by far the best one.

Fished August 2017

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Replied to this review on Friday, August 18, 2017

Wonderful, I’ll let the guys know.

Went fishing on Thursday, August 10, 2017

The trip started with an overview of rods/reels and how to fish. That was the moment my party realized what kind of trip we were on.  Most of us are experienced anglers having been on several overnight deep sea fishing trips, however one of us was not. This trip was perfect for her, smaller fish, shorter trip, which is what this trip was designed for, families and first timers.
Given that bias, we were disappointed in the lack of bites all around the boat, and the fact that we stayed on the same slow holes for too long before trying the next one.For fresh-water fishing the “hope and wait” style of fishing is normal, but deep sea fishing should be much more action. I also have to add, having one more foot between poles/people would have been very beneficial. It’s like airlines cutting a few inches from legroom from each seat to add in a few extra seats; you sacrifice comfort and enjoyment from your customers (tangled lines on the boat) to make a few extra bucks.
I do also want to point out some positives in my review. The deckhands were absolutely hands down the best deckhands I’ve ever seen.  Quick to help with fish and tangles, keeping the bait supply in check, and filleting our catch for us. The custom gaffs were a nice touch. The boat was also very nice.
Overall the trip was what it was supposed to be with incredible crew, but not so incredible fishing, but I think I will spring the extra $50 for more intense fishing.

Fished August 2017

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Replied to this review on Sunday, August 13, 2017

Thank you for your honest review.  You did describe the particular trip that you went on fairly as it is describe when booking the trip.  We offer a variety of trips and do our best to describe each honestly.  They are all good trips as long as expectations are correct.  The one thing I have to disagree with is your statement “we add more customers to make a few extra bucks”.  The reason there is more people is to keep the price down per customer.  A boat that limits at 60 passengers will be half the price per passengers compared to the same boat limiting at 30 passengers.  The money I make as owner would be the same but not everyone can afford to pay twice as much.  We offer trips from $60 per person all the way up to multi-thousand dollar trips.  Each trip can very much be enjoyed and has its place.  Thanks again for you review.

Went fishing on Wednesday, August 2, 2017

This was a fun family adventure and we caught a lot of Snapper. The crew was very friendly and helpful and quick to get your fish off the hook and untangle lines. Sure, a private charter would be great without so many people and lines so close together, but we still got a great value and good time for $65 vs. the $500-$1000 we would have had to spend for a smaller boat bouncing around in the waves. Even with lots of people, once we were on the fish I (and many others) were reeling them one after another. The only complaint I would have is that the trip was a good bit shorter than advertised. We did leave 15 minutes early at 3:15 but we got back into port a few minutes before 8 pm, so our trip was about 4hrs 45 min rather than the 5 1/2 hours we expected.

Fished August 2017

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Replied to this review on Saturday, August 19, 2017

Thanks for your comments. I’ll look into the time with fishingbooker. Our pm trips are 5 hours and our am trips are 6 hours. So glad you had fun. Enjoy them fish. Take care.

Went fishing on Wednesday, August 2, 2017

We could not ask for a better afternoon to go fishing. My wife, daughter and myself caught 24 fish. The crew were friendly and helpful. They did a great job! Thank you captain for putting us on fish! We’ll be back.

Fished August 2017

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Replied to this review on Monday, August 7, 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time write us a review.  Hope to see you again next time.

Went fishing on Thursday, August 3, 2017

Even though we had a great time being out on the ocean and meeting new people it was dissappointing. With that many people fishing in close proximity we spent half of our time getting untagled from other people. I will give the staff kudos for being pleasant while spending their time getting everyone untangled. Next time I will just save money to go on a private charter.

Sally Perez does not recommend Pelican Adventures - “Vera Marie”

Fished August 2017

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Replied to this review on Friday, August 4, 2017

Thank you for going fishing with us and taking the time to write a review.  I ask that anyone looking to go fishing with us to please read the description of the trip that you are buying.  I offer several trips so I don’t need to or want to oversell any of them.  They are all good trips as long as you have a realistic expectation.  Obviously a $70   6 hour party boat trip is going to be different than a $1200   6 hour private trip.  We offer both so we are happy to sell the one that works best for you.  We even offer a third type called a “group-up” aka “shared”.  This trip is in between the party and the private, carrying up to 15 passengers at a $125 per person.  Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you again on the trip that best fits you.

Went fishing on Monday, July 31, 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, July 29, 2017

Great day.  Captain was spot on and the deckhands did a great job throughout the trip and even cleaned all the fish.

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, July 28, 2017

Had a great time! Departed when they said and returned when they said. The Deck hands were in to their jobs and were good at it. At the end my fish got mixed up(totally my fault) and they didn’t have to do anything about it but Captain D went above and beyond and took care of me. Highly recommended. T from Arkansas

Fished July 2017

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Replied to this review on Friday, July 28, 2017

thank you so much for your review. I will pass along to Captain Dave as well

Went fishing on Thursday, July 13, 2017

Awesome trip for my wife and I. The Captain was funny and entertaining and knew where some good fishing spots were. The deck hands were awesome and helpful.

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, July 7, 2017

This was my first deep sea fishing trip.  I wanted to take my youngest son (15) because he is my out doorsman and loves to fish.  I like to fish but never have to much luck with it.  We live in ohio so we can only lake and river fish.  After the capitin stopped the boat and told us to fish with in seconds I had bites on my line.  Then my son did also.  We caught 21 fish that day we were only able to keep14 due to size but that’s the biggest and most we’ve ever caught in one day! We were very pleased with our results.  The crew couldn’t have been nicer or more helpful especially Jon I believe that was his name he had sandy blonde hair that was curly and long tied back in a pony tail.  He was so friendly and polite and you could tell he enjoyed his job and had lots of knowledge of the fish we caught.  When we returned the crew cut up and bagged our fish for us.  All we had to do was wash good and cook/grill them.  What a tasty dinner they made.  We definitely recommend this trip.  The prices were the best we came across also!  I hope to return next year with my husband, son and his friend for a long fishing trip!!!!!

Fished July 2017

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Replied to this review on Monday, July 24, 2017

Thank you so much for the great review. We look forward to seeing you in the future

Went fishing on Friday, July 21, 2017
Brendan Skinner does not recommend Pelican Adventures - “Vera Marie”

Fished July 2017

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Replied to this review on Monday, July 24, 2017

Thanks for your review

Went fishing on Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Fished July 2017

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Replied to this review on Monday, July 24, 2017

Thanks for the great review we look forward to seeing you in the future

Went fishing on Thursday, July 20, 2017

Great trip out on a late ship with great amenities.  My son’s first time on the open water and he had a blast.  Pretty calm day so that definitely helped.  We caught about 40 fish with 9 keeper snappers.

Fished July 2017

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Replied to this review on Monday, July 24, 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us the great review we are glad that you had a great time we hope to see you again in the future

Went fishing on Thursday, July 20, 2017

I’ve been on a few head boats before and this one was below average I would say. The rods and reels were in very poor condition. The one I started out with I had trouble reeling up with no fish. While I am by no means a bodybuilder, I’m a reasonably healthy 26 yeah old guy. I traded poles with my dad and I was able to reel up his rod with a fish on it before he was even halfway. The crew were fairly helpful except for when they were doing fishing themselves. I waited a large amount of time for them to come around and tell me if a fish was a keeper or not (I deposed a few to speed this up). Several times they hooked a larger fish like a cobia and completely abandoned any pretense of helping the paying customers. We also ran out of bait several times and had to wait on them to cut more. Some of the deck hands were very helpful, but they can’t do the job for all the ones who weren’t. All in all for the $60 it was definitely worth the money, but I would highly recommend bringing your own rod!

James Kellar does not recommend Pelican Adventures - “Vera Marie”

Fished July 2017

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Replied to this review on Monday, July 24, 2017

The rod and reels do go through a lot of abuse and we are replacing them on a daily basis. We do have a lot of spares down below if you ask the mate for another one he will get you one if you’re having a problem with your rod and reel. The guys did see a large Cobia that day. We are definitely going to try to catch a Cobia if we see one it is a rare occurrence. The majority of our customers enjoy the excitement. Obviously we cannot divide one fish among 60 people so the fairest way we know how to do it is we clean it last and divide it between the last few people who have waited the longest to get their fish clean. That is the fairest way that we know how to do it

Went fishing on Tuesday, July 18, 2017

A fantastic trip.  Great crew, friendly.  Caught lots of fish.  I will be back!!

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 13, 2017

It was fun. Boat was in good shape and equipment was used heavily but still working great. Crew was helpful when a fish was reeled up and when people got hung up on each other. Would recommend to big groups and people with kids. We came home with about 10 pounds of Snapper. Was a wait to get fish cleaned and filleted, but there were 65 people and only about 6 crew.

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Our trip was shorten by an hour.  Due to the air conditioner not working is what we were told but then we found out that they had booked another tour. Because the air conditioner was miraculously fixed and ready for the next tour. We paid for a 6-hour trip and only got a five and received no money back or no apology

Wendy Newsom does not recommend Pelican Adventures - “Vera Marie”

Fished July 2017

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Replied to this review on Thursday, July 20, 2017

Mrs. Newsome. We do apologize for the air conditioner going down. However you did get a full 6 hours . the boat left at 7 a.m. and returned at 1 p.m. Your phone may have changed time due to time zones I have had this happen before. We run two trips a day most days. that had nothing to do with the time on your trip. The second trip does not leave till 3 p.m. again we do apologize for the AC going down while you were fishing. I hope you had a good time fishing. If you find that you did make a mistake on your time I hope that you will review again according to how the mates took care of you. Thank you again for going fishing with us.

Went fishing on Sunday, July 16, 2017

Fished July 2017

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Replied to this review on Monday, July 24, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to give us a good review we hope to see you again in the future

Went fishing on Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Fishing Day was wonderful.  It is appropriate for older children who can use a fishing pole. Our 13 year old had a blast. Loved our crew!!!  Recommend highly… booking, check in, fishing and clean up was a breeze.

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, July 15, 2017

Captain moved the boat too much. When we started to catch fish at a steady pace he would move. It would appear that was his plan as he observed the catch via video cameras.

Fished July 2017

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Replied to this review on Friday, July 28, 2017

There are a few very large spots that we can fish for a little while. But most spots are smaller and we can only fish them for a short amount of time or you will kill the spot and it will never produce fish again. The reason you were able to catch some fish on those spots is because we did not kill them the last time we fished them. Thank you for the review hope you had a good time.

Went fishing on Thursday, July 13, 2017

The trip was great the staff was awesome. The boat is set up great and we’ll equipped. Would prefer for kids to be placed in one area of the boat due to the letting there lines drift in to everyone else and get tangled up. The only other problem was the Captain likes to move the boat a lot. We were still catching fish and he was having us reel up and move. We spent more time moving than fishing. We did catch fish and had a great time.

Fished July 2017

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Replied to this review on Friday, July 28, 2017

Thank you for the review. There are some spots that are very large that we can fish for a longer amount of time. But most spots are small we can only fish them for a short time or we will kill the spot. The reason you were able to catch fish on them is because we did not kill them on the trips before.  Thank you again for coming with us and we appreciate the good review

Went fishing on Thursday, July 13, 2017

We fished several spots, just about the time we started catching fish. The captain would move us to another spot! He finally settled in when we only had fifteen minutes left. Not very many fish caught overall. I understand we are not guaranteed to catch fish. But we spent most of our time riding than fishing. The crew was very nice and helpful. For the money you spend here, it’s a good value. If your looking for a great fishing trip. Spend the money and charter a smaller vessel with a smaller group for bigger fish! Do your research!

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, July 10, 2017

It was a fun trip. we caught a lot of snapper. some people caught a few grouper. me and one other person caught over 20 snapper and a few small shark. over 10 was legal and that’s what we kept. it was fun. couldn’t keep hook baited long enough

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Replied to this review on Friday, July 7, 2017

Thank you For your review

Went fishing on Monday, July 3, 2017

Fished July 2017

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Replied to this review on Friday, July 7, 2017

Thank you for the great review we look forward to seeing you again in the future

Went fishing on Monday, July 3, 2017

Excellent trip with a professional, friendly crew. They really showed great patience and always smiled when assisting those new to fishing. Highly recommmend this company. Great price, great crew, and great time.

Fished July 2017

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Replied to this review on Wednesday, July 5, 2017

thank you so much for the great review we look forward to seeing you again in the future

Went fishing on Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The captain and the crew took great care of us. It was a lot of fun for my children they all caught a lot of fish everybody was very happy. I would definitely do it again and recommend it to my friends

Fished June 2017

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Replied to this review on Wednesday, June 28, 2017

thank you much for the great review we look forward to seeing you again

Went fishing on Sunday, July 2, 2017

Crew was very friendly and helpful. The boat was not crowded at all. Sunday morning seems to be a good time. We plan to go again soon. I have no complaints about the trip.

Fished July 2017

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Replied to this review on Monday, July 3, 2017

Thank you for the review.  We look forward to seeing you again.

Went fishing on Saturday, July 1, 2017

The crew was fantastic! I had never been on a boat like this so I was not aware that we couldn’t fish how we wanted which was odd for me. I also was very surprised by the heat! I felt like I was gonna get a heat stroke and kept having to go back inside , wet my hair, wet a shirt and put it on my head etc. The one really negative thing is that they ran out of bottled water???  That seemed a bit frustrating.

Fished July 2017

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Replied to this review on Monday, July 3, 2017

Thank you for the review.  I will make sure they stock plenty of water for these hot days.

Went fishing on Saturday, July 1, 2017

Trip started out great but no fish were biting and we moved several times because dolphins were interfering with the boat.  They ran out of water on the boat, which is crazy considering this is Florida and the sun beats down.  I mean, who doesn’t prepare for their customers???  No safety procedures were given before preboarding. We had only 3 hours of fishing and the majority of us went home empty handed.  I won’t be returning to this charter and will not recommend them.  This was my birthday gift to myself and it was a bust.

Andrea Bermudez does not recommend Pelican Adventures - “Vera Marie”

Fished July 2017

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Replied to this review on Monday, July 3, 2017

Sorry we ran out of bottled water on a hot day.  I will make sure they stock more.

Went fishing on Friday, June 30, 2017

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Replied to this review on Thursday, June 29, 2017

Thanks for the review !!

Went fishing on Tuesday, June 27, 2017

We caught a ton of fish, but a lot of them we couldnt keep due to being out of season, and the Dolphins stealing them off off hooks. Never seen so many dolphins on a fishing trip. Overall great time

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Went fishing on Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The trip was amazing! We had so much fun the captain and crew were amazing. They are giving 100% for the enjoyment of their guests. Much thanks, the Myers.

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, June 26, 2017

This trip was a great fishing experience. My wife and I caught many red snapper and rock salmon and had a lot of fun doing it. I recommend this trip wholeheartedly. Be prepared to wait to have your catch filleted as this was done only after we docked. With some ice chests filled with 30-40 fish and some 20 ice chests, you may have to wait a a couple of hours. Overall though, thank you for a great experience.

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, June 24, 2017

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Replied to this review on Monday, June 26, 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a great review we hope to see you in the future

Went fishing on Sunday, June 25, 2017

I’ve been on 17 fishing trips in my life time or more and this trip was the 2nd best trip I’ve been on my mother in-law caught a 6/7 foot shark bull shark the crew try to bring it in but it got away I caught a king and 3 keepers the rest I had to let go also my daughter love the trip I will go back next year and from what I heard they do a 3day fishing trip to so I’m going to make plan and see if we can do that one day the crew was great and the captain was friendly and knew what he was doing I did have some issues such as not getting to use live bait or use a bigger hook but other then that today was amazing and I also caught one big one didn’t know what it was but got away the lady in the boat counter was really nice and helpful the crew man was amazing always there when you needed help. Also I booked a six hour trip but end up getting an extra hour. The captain mother was also helpful and friendly I will come back and the price for this trip was amazing. Theirs so much good stuff I can say about this trip but can’t fit it all lol some lady caught a 17lb red snapper that was kool to watch we hooked two or three sharks on this trip I strongly surges to book a trip with this captain. Thank you everyone for a great and fun time we will see y’all next year and thanks for the wonderful memories y’all gave us. That’s the photo of the shark my mother in-law caught :)

Fished June 2017

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Replied to this review on Sunday, June 25, 2017

Wow really nice pics. Thank you so much for your great review we look forward to seeing you in the future

Went fishing on Sunday, June 25, 2017

Fished June 2017

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Replied to this review on Sunday, June 25, 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a good review hope to see you again

Went fishing on Saturday, June 17, 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, June 17, 2017

We had a blast! Caught 15 fish to bring home. Deckhands were very helpful and always there making sure we had everything we needed and just talking with us. The captain was nice and talked to us and told us when he saw fish from the upper deck so we would know where to fish at.

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Replied to this review on Sunday, June 18, 2017

Thank you so much for your wonderful review.  We are pleased that you had a great time, and hope to see you again.

Went fishing on Wednesday, June 14, 2017

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Pelican Adventures Inc (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, June 15, 2017

Thank you for your review

Went fishing on Wednesday, June 14, 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, June 11, 2017

Had a great fishing day. Crew, boat and just a good day

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Replied to this review on Monday, June 12, 2017

Thank you for your great review and thank you for going fishing with us hope to see you again in the future

Went fishing on Saturday, June 10, 2017

Had a good day catching fish. First time ever ocean fishing. My son-in-law was very thrilled.

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Replied to this review on Monday, June 12, 2017

Thank you for the review we’re glad you had a good time catching fish

Went fishing on Friday, June 9, 2017

Best thing we did all week. Crew was great and helpful all day. Definitely going next time we come to Destin.

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Replied to this review on Friday, June 9, 2017

Thank you for the great review.  Can’t wait to see you next time.

Went fishing on Wednesday, June 7, 2017

My son and I had an incredible trip.  The deck hands were very helpful. We plan to go back again this summer.

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Replied to this review on Friday, June 9, 2017

Thank you for the Great review. We look forward to seeing you next time

Went fishing on Thursday, June 8, 2017

This is the second time we have been on this boat in 2 years ( summer break from school ) . The crew is top notch and does their best to ensure everyone is well informed and has a great time. I think everyone caught fish today and some monsters!!!!

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Replied to this review on Thursday, June 8, 2017

Thank you for the nice review . I’m glad you had a good time and thank you for being a repeat customer .  We look forward to seeing you again

Went fishing on Thursday, June 8, 2017

What a waste of a trip but I’m gonna dispute thos on my card they surely won’t get my money for such a crackhead experience and they won’t clean ur fish properly either all they will do is fillet and they can’t even do that

Mark Senn does not recommend Pelican Adventures - “Vera Marie”

Fished June 2017

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Pelican Adventures Inc (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, June 9, 2017

That “some woman” is my wife.  This is a family owned and operated business.  I ask anyone that reads this review to please read others from the exact same trip.  This was an excellent trip with a lot off great fish caught including snappers, Mingos, a couple nice cobias and yes even a large shark.  We did spend 15 or 20 minutes on the shark but I added an extra 30 minutes to the trip.  If you did not have a good time on this trip, I think you may want to opt for the $1200 private trip not a $60 headboat.

Went fishing on Wednesday, June 7, 2017

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Replied to this review on Friday, June 9, 2017

Thank you for the great review.  We look forward to seeing you again.

Went fishing on Friday, May 26, 2017

It was amazing!! My husband and I had so much fun. The crew was awsome! The captain was very nice and had us right on the fish. I will be back and this time I will be bringing my whole family.  Great job Guys !!!!!!!

Fished May 2017

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Replied to this review on Friday, June 9, 2017

Thank you for the great review.  We look forward to seeing you next time.

Went fishing on Friday, June 2, 2017

We had a great time. Biggest red snappers I’ve ever caught. Mates were great with the 2 5 year olds. The 2 16 year old girls were into it the whole time and it was there first time.  Everyone at the docks were coming over and taking pictures of our catch which tells it all. We can’t wait to go again on the Good Times. They definitely got the name of the boat right!

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Went fishing on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Great family experience fishing on the Vera Marie through Pelican Adventures!  The staff took great care of us and made sure we caught a lot of fish.  The ride out and back was nice and we had an added bonus of seeing dolphins. Would recommend this trip to everyone!

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Went fishing on Saturday, May 27, 2017

We had a decent time but did not catch a single fish other aboard did however we didn’t.

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Pelican Adventures Inc (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Thank you for your review.  I hate that you didn’t catch any fish.  It is sometimes hard to get used to feeling the bite because we have to use a 1 pound lead in this area due to the currents.  Also, its very hard for people to get used to not jerking and setting the hook.  Because of the type of hook that is regulated, we have to just reel not jerk.  I don’t know if either one of these issues contributed, but they are good pointers.  Thanks again for the review.  I feel your pain.  I have been doing this a long time, but still every now and again, I can’t seem to catch anything and the person beside me wears them out.

Went fishing on Thursday, May 25, 2017

Captain and crew were excellent. The only complaint was the rough seas but that’s mother nature. The captain worked very hard to keep us on the fish. Making the trip as enjoyable as possible was priority.

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Replied to this review on Friday, May 26, 2017

Thank you so much for your review.  We look forward to seeing you in future hopefully a calm day :)

Went fishing on Thursday, May 25, 2017

No complaints about the boat; just as advertised.  It’s crowded, but priced accordingly.  The captain did a great job finding fish.  No wasted time.  If the fish weren’t there, we moved on.  A few tangles but the crew did a good job quickly sorting them out.

One part of the trip really rubbed me wrong.  My girlfriend caught the biggest fish of her life: a good sized Bonita.  The crew helped her land it and since it was too big to fit in the cooler under the seat, they moved it to the main cooler.  I heard one of the deckhands say, “if they don’t want that fish,  I’ll take it.”  We did want to keep the fish.  When we stopped to fish at the next wreck, I looked behind us to see a member of the crew casting an entire side of our fish out to fish for a shark.  I was not happy.  I called a deckhand over and asked why they would use our fish for bait without asking us.  He had a sudden look of panic and tried to explain that “most” people don’t keep them.  The ironic part is that he was the same deckhand that I heard saying he would like to keep it.

I didn’t make a huge fuss at the time because we still had fish to catch.  I did explain to him they should never think it’s ok to use a customer’s fish for their bait without asking.

Overall I would recommend this boat and trip for people that want to catch a few fish and get offshore.

Fished May 2017

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Pelican Adventures Inc (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, May 26, 2017

Thank you for the review.  We do use the bonita for bait most of the time which is why the mate wanted it.  But, I will tell them to always ask first just incase the customer wants to keep the fish.
Most do not like the taste of bonita because it is very bloody and very strong taste but some do like it.  I apologize, he should have asked you first.

Went fishing on Thursday, March 16, 2017

Excellent fishing trip. Just a long boat ride out and not much fishing. In one spot and move to another spot every 10-15 minutes but I would recommend the trip.

Fished March 2017

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Replied to this review on Saturday, March 18, 2017

Thanks for the review. Have a wonderful day.

Went fishing on Thursday, May 18, 2017

Best fishing trip ever,superb captain and deckhands had the time of my life.

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Replied to this review on Friday, May 19, 2017

Great!
Thanks for the review.

Went fishing on Thursday, April 27, 2017

We had booked the one for $60 per person they took 65 people out was called a week before told at that boat had to go into the shop so it would be $120 per person instead went ahead and did it. Then bilge pump went out my husband had two helpful bail the water out make my side to go through the roof because we were taking on water and not pumping it out then when we got back the first mate cut oarfish all up for us like what they include except that when he cut it up the way he cut it was an edible but we didn’t know until we paid a restaurant to cook it for us and as we’re eating it we pulled out tons of bones per piece to the point where we could not eat it called the company no one has returned my phone call yesterday or today and then received an email this morning saying that the ship was still going out that originally signed up for for the cheaper price to me they’re just scam artist and Crooks

Annica Reynolds does not recommend Pelican Adventures - “Vera Marie”

Fished April 2017

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Pelican Adventures Inc (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, April 28, 2017

I did not purposely neglect to call you as yesterday was my day off.

We hate that there was a bilge pump issue.  We are very proactive with the maintenance of our boats,.  We have a great mechanic that does a great job, But things do still happen. 

We do not cut the ribs out unless directly requested by the customers because most customers view this as a waste of meat.  We do hope that you enjoyed catching fish.

Went fishing on Saturday, April 15, 2017

Capt Mike found the fish and the crew were quick to assist and help with any needs. I would book with the Vera Marie again.

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Pelican Adventures Inc (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Thanks for the
feed back :-)

Went fishing on Saturday, April 8, 2017

A trip you wouldn’t want to miss. We had an awesome birthday shout out to my Fiance’, Seth.
Drew and Nick were the perfect deck hands to spend the day with, & ran by an avid Captain, Mike! We caught a lot of fish & sun tan lines. We look forward to booking a trip on the ‘Vera Marie’ again. Thank you guys for a wonderful experience on the water.

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Replied to this review on Monday, April 10, 2017

Wonderful, thanks for the feed back :-)

Went fishing on Thursday, March 30, 2017

No kid friendly type fishing especially for what we had to pay. Didn’t have much fishing time at all with the long boat ride there and back. Then the biggest fish we caught we weren’t allowed to keep

Trout Moser does not recommend Pelican Adventures - “Vera Marie”

Fished March 2017

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Replied to this review on Friday, April 28, 2017

Not Kid friendly???  That actually hurts.  We love children and do the best we can to help them learn and have fun and on the way in I let them drive the boat if they want.  The day that you are talking about, I actually gave almost an extra hour for free.  I hate that you had to throw your largest fish back- I do not make the regulations.  I am glad you got to catch a big fish and hopefully take a picture.  As far as your comment about the price…. I don’t think there is a cheaper charter on the planet.  Not Kid friendly?  That hurts.

Best Regards,
Captain David

Went fishing on Thursday, September 29, 2016

Everything was fantastic.

Fished September 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, September 22, 2016

The folks on this boat were awesome!! All the first mates were very friendly and really good at their jobs.  We caught plenty of keeper fish and they cleaned them for gratuity ( but wasn’t required)  the boat was clean, Captain was fun and informative.  All the equipment was in great working conditions. We recommend this charter and will definitely board this trip again soon!  The price was reasonable and the experience was priceless!!  if you are looking for a good time with friends and family while you catch dinner, go out on the Vera Marie!

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Replied to this review on Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Thanks so much for the review. :)

Went fishing on Sunday, September 4, 2016

Great time with a great crew and captain! Very friendly people. Will definitely be coming back!

Fished September 2016

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Replied to this review on Saturday, September 10, 2016

Thank you for your review.  We look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Went fishing on Monday, August 15, 2016

Nice staff dated ship equipment.  Very rough water…

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Went fishing on Tuesday, August 9, 2016

The entire crew was informative and worked quickly. Very conversational crew. Shout out to First Mate Steven.

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Pelican Adventures Inc (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, August 13, 2016

Thanks for the feed back. :)

Went fishing on Wednesday, August 10, 2016

A great first time ocean fishing trip, I will definitely use them for a private fishing trip in the future.

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Went fishing on Tuesday, August 2, 2016

As my title states, great charter for the price.  You are on this boat with many other people.  The poles are stationed about 2 feet apart, so close that we spent alot of time getting untangled with one another.  We stopped at 3 different fishing spots and at one spot we only dropped in once because 4 of us got our lines tangled.  By the time we were untangled the horn blew and it was time to real in and move to another spot.

As with any charter your 6-hr trip is spent about 1.5 hrs getting out to the area and another 1.5 hrs getting back in to the dock, which leaves about 3 hrs of fishing.  Moving around to a few fishing spots you are actually probably only fishing about 2 hrs.

Overall it was awesome!  You can’t take 3 people out on a 6 hr charter for $200 unless your on the Vera Marie!

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Went fishing on Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Overall very pleased with the trip.  Crew was very helpful and knowledgeable.  Somewhat tight operating space considering the number of people on the boat but still manageable.  Good value for the price especially if it is your first deep sea fishing experience.  Crew did a great job storing the catch, cleaning and filleting the fish.  Nice job!

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 28, 2016

Had a great time… Captain and crew were great! They were so knowledgable and friendly. We will most definitely be coming back!!!

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Went fishing on Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Kudos to the Captain and Crew. You guys were excellent. Wyatt was our Deck Hand, he worked his rear off and did an excellent job. We really appreciates the patience of the galley Girl. She took great care of us who were ill. We will do it again when the water is calmer.

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Went fishing on Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Everything went smooth from the time of booking to the time of taking our catch home. Fishing was good. Caught a few mingo snappers & trigger fish. Great bonding experience. I would recommend to any family. The rates are very reasonable compared to others.. will definately be back!

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Went fishing on Monday, July 18, 2016

Very nice…thks for the experience

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Went fishing on Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Great hardworking staff. But too many people and too much boating. We came to fish. Could have killed two hrs with less miles and more fishing.

Dean Trevelino does not recommend Pelican Adventures - “Vera Marie”

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Went fishing on Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Everyone was really nice and helpful. There just was many bites. We had a party of seven and had 13 fish total caught. Most of those in our party only caught one fish, that was disappointing.

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Went fishing on Monday, July 18, 2016

We had a great trip, caught some fish, crew service was superb.

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Went fishing on Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Everything was good except for too many people on board the boat. Would be a 5 star if we had more room to fish.

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Went fishing on Saturday, July 9, 2016

Had great trip, got to view dolphins on the way out, weather was nice and was first experience deep sea fishing. Well worth the time and money to have a fantastic trip to catch some fish and enjoy the water. Everyone on the boat was catching fish and most two at a time, we had a cooler full and caught several different species. Hope you get the chance to have a great trip.

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 14, 2016

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Went fishing on Sunday, July 3, 2016

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Pelican Adventures Inc (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, July 10, 2016

Thank you for you review.  Glad you had a good time.

Went fishing on Sunday, June 19, 2016

too many waves, very bumpy and the whole crew was sick and vomiting the whole time while out, therefore unable to fish

Lilora Kearney does not recommend Pelican Adventures - “Vera Marie”

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Pelican Adventures Inc (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, July 10, 2016

I hate that you got sick.  I hear many customers saying that the patch behind the ear works the best.  You have to get from your doctor.

Went fishing on Thursday, July 7, 2016

Way to crowded when I looked it up it said 70 ft long about 35 people as I boarded the boat quickly realized that was not the case it was elbow to elbow fishing hardly enough room to reel your pole in and if it wasn’t for 2 of my party of 7 sitting down for the whole trip due to a frustrating situation.  Sometimes you have to sacrifice greed to please your customers . In my Business I rely on repeat customers and word of mouth to do my advertising, I talked with several others that was on the boat and they toio shared the same views, with that being said 4 of the 7 did catch some fish so it wasn’t a total waste how ever I do know the next time I will be getting a much smaller boat with fewer people so sorry to say no repeat / or word of mouth customer here

Daniel Moore does not recommend Pelican Adventures - “Vera Marie”

Fished July 2016

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Pelican Adventures Inc (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, July 8, 2016

here is the exact description of the boat.  If you would have read it then you would have know exactly what to expect from a party/head boat.  To call us greedy is out of place.  We have boats to meet every budget.  The lower the price the more people that are going to be on the boat.  We offer trips for every budget so we don’t need to oversell anything.  Party/Headboats are great for most people but they are not for everyone.  The description is below.  I don’t know how we could spell it out any better.

“Vera Marie” raises the bar for fishing head boats “Party Boats”. 

She carries up to 65 passengers and runs two fishing trips per day during the season and 1 trip per day during the off season when available.   This is a Party fishing boat meaning that it caries a lot of people in order to keep the low price per person.  This is an excellent trip for passengers that are looking to spend the day on the water and catch a few fish while not breaking the bank.  If you are looking for larger fish and less people and don’t mind spending the extra dough, I would urge you to book on one of the private boats.  However, if you are looking for a cheap way to get out on the water and have some fun and don’t mind being with other people, then this is a great affordable way to do so.

She is also excellent for corporate parties, holiday events, family reunions, weddings, bachelor/ette parties and more.

The Vera Marie is a 70’ walk-around.  She has a full service Sports Bar with multiple satellite tv’s.  She also has a Sun Deck, large Air-Conditioned salon, restrooms, and overnight accommodations.

NO MORE than a six pack size cooler will be allowed aboard, the galley/snack bar items are $1-$3 Alcohol is $3-$5.

Check-in one hour prior to your departure

Located in Destin, Florida


Yes Sir, This is a walk-on or head/party boat, as people refer to it. These boats do carry quite a few passengers. There are other boats that carry less passengers that cost more, also private boats that cost even more. We have something for each families budgets and needs. Thanks for your review.

Went fishing on Wednesday, July 6, 2016

The person that caked me to confirm the trip was very nice. I purchased 3 for Fathers Day gifts and asked if I had to be there with my card at 6 AM since I was not going or could I just send my card and ID she told me yes. When the guys arrived that morning the owner was rude and said one of her workers would not have told me that. Well one of your workers did tell me that!!!! So I do not appreciate being called a liar! Do not use this place! Owner is rude!

Tina Fisher does not recommend Pelican Adventures - “Vera Marie”

Fished July 2016

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Pelican Adventures Inc (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, July 10, 2016

Mrs. Fisher, no one is calling you a liar.  There was just a misunderstanding.  However, all of our staff absolutely know that we can not except a credit card without ID and the person being there.  The majority of our customers appreciate this because it is for there protection.  If your ID had ever been compromised, you would also appreciate it.

Went fishing on Tuesday, June 28, 2016

SOME OF THE CREW WAS LOUD AND RUDE

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Went fishing on Thursday, June 30, 2016

We caught more fish and had more bites than any charter i have been on and I have been on quite a few. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone. If I visit destin again i would definitely book another trip.

Fished June 2016

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Pelican Adventures Inc (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, July 10, 2016

Thanks for you review.  Glad you had a great time.

Went fishing on Saturday, June 25, 2016

My husband and took this trip to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. We had an AWESOME time. The Capitan try’s his hardest to keep you on the fish. We didn’t catch that many, probably would have been different if it wasn’t for the dolphins stealing them.. But we are already planning another one and including our children and grandchildren.

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Replied to this review on Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Thanks, look forward to seeing you guys next time :)

Went fishing on Thursday, June 23, 2016

Too long of a boat ride there and back 2 hours each way and only 2 hours to fish! Not enough room to fish as we were all pushed together shoulder to shoulder! Not the best experience!!

Jason Daniels does not recommend Pelican Adventures - “Vera Marie”

Fished June 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, June 27, 2016

Capt average job with a full boat. Only concern was feeling rushed when moving to each location. Seems like we were underway more than Fishing. Reels are saltwater baitcaster type which only free fall. 16 Oz weight is alot to work with when getting smaller fish bites. Deck hands were great (Johnny on the spot). In Navy terms.

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Went fishing on Sunday, June 19, 2016

The crew was the best! They responded quickly to all of our needs. The water was so choppy that our lines kept tangling and the fishing was poor but that was no fault of theirs. Overall it was an excellent experience for an excellent price!

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Went fishing on Thursday, June 23, 2016

I took my eight year old daughter and the crew was very helpful.  We had a wonderful day and a great time.  It was a good charter for the money. 
JH

Fished June 2016

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Replied to this review on Saturday, June 25, 2016

Thank you for the review.

Went fishing on Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Great crew, always right there when needed, thanks guys

Fished June 2016

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Replied to this review on Thursday, June 23, 2016

Thank you for your review.  Enjoy the fish:)

Went fishing on Saturday, June 18, 2016

Boat was overbooked and had more groups than coolers needed to keep the fish we caught. Our fish were put into a trash can with ice with no lid, it served the purpose to keep our catch cool but left us feeling a little put off. It was crowded and shoulder to shoulder while fishing which caused lots of tangled lines. Some of the other guests were late arriving which put the whole trip off to a late start by about 45 mins. More time was spent boat riding and hopping from spot to spot than actual fishing time. Fishing spots were changed frequently and without consideration for if the fish were biting. We did catch about a dozen fish but none were nice enough to brag about. I know the company doesn’t have any control over what fish decide to bite but just seemed a bit disappointing for a chartered trip. If you’re on a budget and just looking for a time-killer, I would recommend trying this trip out. But, if you and your family are looking for a true offshore fishing experience I suggest shelling out the money for a private excursion.

Dawn Berthelot does not recommend Pelican Adventures - “Vera Marie”

Fished June 2016

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Pelican Adventures Inc (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, June 23, 2016

Thank you for your review.  We apologize for the boat leaving 15 minutes late that day(arrival time and dock departure time are different).  This boat leaves on time 99.9% of the time.  This is a “party boat” meaning that it caries a lot of people in order to get the low price per customer.  When you carry a lot of people, you are going to have more tangles.  It is the nature of trip.  We do however offer private trips and smaller shared trips for those who don’t mind spending the extra dough.  They are all good trips and serve there purpose.  I have to say that you are comparing apples to oranges when you compare a $64 party boat fishing trip to a $1200 private charter - of course its not the same.  We do provide both as well you can see that FishingBooker offers many great private charter boats here to serve you.  Thanks again for you review.

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Went fishing on Tuesday, June 14, 2016

This was our first deep sea fishing adventure. We had hoped to catch bigger fish, but did manage to catch quite a few smaller fish. Captain and crew were very helpful. Long day. Needed a little more seating area to get out of thehot sun. Fishng was fun, but hard work. Enjoyed it and would do it again. We paid 64 per person but now they say deal of 49 per person. Dont know why the discrepency. Good exhausting fun day.

Fished June 2016

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Replied to this review on Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Thanks for the review. Our $49 (before taxes) is the summer pm trip, spring and fall special.
Fishing is hard work :)

Went fishing on Tuesday, June 14, 2016

We didn’t seem to be on the fish today.  The boat takes on 65+ fishermen so expect to be elbow to elbow.  It’s a great price but you get what you pay for.  So many tangles with other people’s lines and the boat hands trying to take care of 65+ people made the trip a value priced trip.  My suggestion is to spend another $100 and go with a smaller boat..you will have less snags and most likely walk home with your money back+ in fish caught and have a little bit more personal experience.  I am going to recommend this charter for people on a budget but remember you get what you pay for.

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Went fishing on Tuesday, June 14, 2016

It was our first time deep sea fiahing , we had a blast!  The crew was super friendly and helpful. We can’t wait to do it again!

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Went fishing on Thursday, June 9, 2016

Captain Steve and all of his deck hands were great.  There were some tangled lines, which are to be expected on a boat with this many folks with different fishing skill levels, but the crew was very patient with everyone and quick to get lines untangled.  We caught lots of fish and enjoyed the beautiful Gulf!

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Went fishing on Thursday, June 9, 2016

The Vera Marie is a party boat so our trip was quit busy. There were 72 anglers on board that day but we never really felt crowded. The boat is 75’ long with 2 decks so that helps people to spread out. The Captain and crew were very knowledgable and shared that knowledge with us the entire trip. My family of 5 caught 40+ fish and had a great time.

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Pelican Adventures Inc (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, June 13, 2016

Thank you for taking time to give us a review.  We are glad you had a good time and hope to see you in the future.

Went fishing on Friday, June 3, 2016

I have been coming to Destin for over 35 Years and never miss a chance to go deep sea fishing when its red Snapper season however on this particular trip I was highly disappointed with this trip. First of all the Captain of the boat Vera Marie seemed to lack the experience it takes to handle large watercraft, used up most of our fishing time trying to manuver the boat around potential fishing spots, constantly unable to keep the boat in one place which only gave us enough time to drop the line in the water for a minute or two before we were told to reel them in, before the captain took off again to another spot, out of the 6 hour tour we spent approximately 30 minutes fishing, only to catch nothing! The boat was extremely overcrowded, lines continously kept getting crossed and tangled up, a couple of the deck hands were new, and were not able to tie a fishing knot if their life depended on it, one extremely rude hand was shouting at my wife because she wanted a 16 oz sinker like the ones everyone else had, and he couldnt untie the hay knot he tied the 20 oz sinker on her rod to begin with, I had to do it. The other deck hands complained that the new hands didnt know how to tie a knot and had found dozens of mistied hooks and weights. This is Worst fishing trip I have ever been on !

Gary Dean Gray does not recommend Pelican Adventures - “Vera Marie”

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Pelican Adventures Inc (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, June 4, 2016

We hate that you had a bad experience.  The day that you went was a bad drift day (current against wind).  Does not happen often, but does happen.  Captain Steve has been with us a long time and has a very high customer rating.  Mos