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

Trips from US $1,192

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
4.5 / 5
out of 5 stars from 867 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (552)
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
86%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
87%
Appropriate for children
84%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Caught fish
80%
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Charles E.

The captain canceled

VERIFIED   NEW  July 6, 2024
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Amy R.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Such helpful crew!

VERIFIED   NEW  Party/Walk-On Fishing 5hrs 3pm on June 26, 2024
We had a great trip but one of our group ended up becoming seasick. The crew was so helpful and generous in helping out with...
Amy R. recommends Party/Walk-On 30-65 Passenger Trip
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Brian K.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Good Times Indeed

VERIFIED   NEW  Private Fishing 5 hrs 1:00 PM on July 16, 2024
Many thanks to Captain Mark and crew for a great time. Kai and Stiles did an amazing job keeping 9 anglers fishing from start...
Brian K. recommends Pelican – Private Fishing 1-20 Passenger
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Joshua S.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
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Pelican private afternoon fishing charter

VERIFIED   Private Fishing 6 hrs 1:00 PM on June 12, 2024
We had a wonderful time on our fishing expedition with captain David and first mate Kai. Captain David kept the boat moving...
Joshua S. recommends Pelican – Private Fishing 1-20 Passenger
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Jim M.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great fishing adventure

VERIFIED   Private Fishing 4 hrs 1:30 PM on May 21, 2024
We are in Florida for a family vacation and booked our first deep sea fishing adventure. We couldn’t be more pleased with...
Jim M. recommends Pelican – Private Fishing 1-20 Passenger
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