Captain
JIM PURCELL

Member since November 2015

Marathon, United States

Background
LUXURIOUS & ice cold AIR CONDITIONING!!!
Techniques
Love trolling, deep drops & reef/wreck fishing. Offshore, hump, deep drops, reef/wreck. Big fish & lots of them! Let's go fishing! Sailfish, tuna, mahi- mahi (dolphin aka dorado), triple tail, wahoo, marlin, groupers, snappers, kingfish, etc. Ballyhoo, live pin fish, all top rigging and best tackle: Penn rods & reels! You can snorkel with us too, spend your last hour onboard at Sombrero Lighthouse & National Marine Sanctuary, it's the third largest reef in the world! We can handle groups over six!

Hey, I'm Captain JIM PURCELL

Marathon, United States
Background
LUXURIOUS & ice cold AIR CONDITIONING!!!
Techniques
Love trolling, deep drops & reef/wreck fishing. Offshore, hump, deep drops, reef/wreck. Big fish & lots of them! Let's go fishing! Sailfish, tuna, mahi- mahi (dolphin aka dorado), triple tail, wahoo, marlin, groupers, snappers, kingfish, etc. Ballyhoo, live pin fish, all top rigging and best tackle: Penn rods & reels! You can snorkel with us too, spend your last hour onboard at Sombrero Lighthouse & National Marine Sanctuary, it's the third largest reef in the world! We can handle groups over six!

My Charter Listing

Hot Diggity Dog - 50’ Ocean Yacht

Marathon
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trips from $1,199

Fishing Reports

Fishing at the Hump

November 14, 2015

Caught the Large Tunas and lots of them, action, action action....still some large mahi mahi pouring through. Had a nice ride back in calm seas. Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.07
out of 5 stars from 15 reviews
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Awesome time with Jim and the crew of hot diggity dog
Full day trip with Jim Purcell and first mate Bob - enjoyable and easy!
Full day trip with Jim Purcell and first mate Bob - enjoyable and easy!
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
75%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
67%
Appropriate for children
86%
Satisfied with the boat
83%
Catch intended fish
55%
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Sean R.
United States
 5.00
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Full Day with Capt Jim Purcell

VERIFIED   April 20, 2018
Great day with Capt Jim and crew! Boat was more than comfortable and made for a awesome trip. Looking forward to coming back...
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Vincent R.
Tampa, Florida
 3.67
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   July 14, 2018
Half day trip for 8 guys on a bachelor party most of which have fishing experience. We spent $1100$+ to fish within site of...
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Lawrence C.
Cherokee, North Carolina
 5.00
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Awesome time with Jim and the crew of hot diggity dog

VERIFIED   October 10, 2017
These guys have it dialed in. We had an awesome time and the whole experience was extremely professional. The crew kept...
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Charles C.
Key West, Florida
 5.00
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Bring some drinks, some sandwiches and a cigar if you like.  Jim amd Bob took care of everything else.  We had a...
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Colton C.
Miami, Florida
 4.67
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Full day Bachelor Trip with Captain Jim

VERIFIED   January 7, 2017
Myself and 8 other guys spent the day on this gorgeous and spacious boat. The inside cabin and captains deck had plenty of...
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