Charter Operator
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,

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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,

My Charter Listings

Pelican Adventures – Vera Marie

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Destin
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trips from $79

Pelican Adventures – Deep Sea Fishing

Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 103 reviews
Destin
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trips from $129

Pelican Adventures – Velocious

Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 6 reviews
Destin
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trips from $1,380

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

Customer Reviews

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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
84%
Friendly captain
95%
Recommend this charter
87%
Appropriate for children
85%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Catch intended fish
77%
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Caught our limit!

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Spring Trip (AM) – Shared on May 2, 2021
I was actually a little dissapointed, at first because I thought I booked a private charter.  I was pleasantly surprised when...
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King W.

The captain canceled

VERIFIED   August 7, 2020
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Tallahassee, FL
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Huge Hammerhead Shark

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – 65 Passenger (Summer) on July 8, 2020
The captain and deck hands (especially PJ) were absolutely wonderful! I had the chance of a lifetime fighting a hammerhead...
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Christopher M.

The captain canceled

VERIFIED   July 1, 2020
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