Pelican Adventures water sports in Destin, Florida schedules an annual 3- day deep sea fishing trip in October. October 12th Vera Marie departed at 6 AM with 12 passengers and crew for 72 hours fishing the Gulf of Mexico. Vera Marie is a 75-foot fishing boat with 3 levels including lodging, air-conditioned salon and restrooms with shower to make the multi-day trip comfortable.
Pelican Adventures‘ crew consisted of 2 US Coast Guard certified Captains and deckhands and galley girl that rotated shifts to accommodate the customers 24/7. The trip includes all fishing equipment, fishing license, bait, tackle, enrollment in the Destin Fishing Rodeo and breakfast daily and the crew cleans and bags the catch to divide evenly amongst customers.
The first day of the extended voyage, Saturday, October 12, 2019, was a little rough seas traveling offshore but the group got along wonderfully and caught bait along with some trolling on the way offshore. Sunday and Monday were both perfect weather and sea conditions making for successful fishing at the oil rigs. Vera Marie traveled 140 + miles off the coast of Mobile, Alabama to five different platforms.
Vera Marie was small in comparison to the large oil rigs and quite a sight to see at night all lit up and exciting to watch the helicopters landing and take off. The anglers fished all day and night alternating shifts with bunks on the lower level of the boat for sleeping. Days started with complimentary hot breakfast prepared by the crew and other meals were courtesy of the customers including blackened Mingo tacos, Venison, Barbeque, and Chili.
Several sharks were caught and released with one mysterious catch that a few guys fought and lost but all say that whatever it was, it was big! A pile of Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Amberjack, Golden Tile Fish and Mingo along with a Strawberry Grouper were on the bite and brought to the dock. The crew cleaned and bagged the fish and divided evenly among all the anglers to take home with them.
Make plans to join us for this trip of a lifetime next fall in October 2020. Scheduled around the moon phase/ tides usually around the 2nd week in October and announced in August. Offshore trips are available on private deep sea fishing charters all year long at Pelican Adventures with different boats depending on your group size going. Give us a call for more information at (850) 650-3825 or book online here.