Pearson and Pearce Sport Fishing, LLC

Capt. Matthew Pearson Destin, FL Incorporated Licensed Insured
Pearson and Pearce Sport Fishing, LLC-Person
(10Reviews)
4.8 out of 5 stars

Explore the waters of Destin, one of the nation’s most productive fisheries, with Pearson and Pearce Sport Fishing and land your next trophy! Captain Matthew Pearson has spent years chasing Marlin, and he uses that expertise to show people just how exciting fishing can be.

Not only does he have experience, but your guide also has an excellent boat that will be your ride and fishing platform. Climb aboard his 48’ G&S sportfisher, equipped with twin 450 HP Cummins engines, that makes it stable and swift on the waves. She’s a smooth fishing machine with plenty of room to accommodate up to 10 people.

On board, you’ll find everything you need for a bountiful fishing trip – outriggers to extend your reach, a flybridge to spot fish from afar, and all the fishing equipment you’ll need. Because there’s a private toilet and plenty of seating, you’ll travel in full comfort.

Capt. Matthew offers a variety of angling expeditions, and you make your choice depending on your targeted species. On nearshore trips, you’ll focus on fishing for different Grouper and Snapper. On the offshore trips, anything from Marlin and Sailfish to Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, and Wahoo is in the cards.

While Capt. Matthew is taking you to the secret fish hideouts, the friendly first mate will assist you with everything. He will even clean the catch for you after the trip. For his efforts, tips are much appreciated.

Come with your whole family or gather a group of close angling buddies and find out how Destin came to be called “the luckiest fishing village.” Pearson and Pearce Sport Fishing and Capt. Matthew are ready to put you on the bite of your life!

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  Launch Location

210 Harbor Boulevard, Destin

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Trips start at $880

9 Trips

1-10 guests

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2012 48' Sport Fisherman

450 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Radar
  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Illegal Substances

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TRIP DATE
NUMBER OF GUESTS

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private

4 HOUR AFTERNOON TRIP

Includes 6 guests
+$88 per additional guest, Max 10 guests

Includes 6 guests (+$88  $ per additional guest • Max 10 guests)

Trip time: 12:30pm to 4:30pm (4 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

A quick trip to get a taste of Destin's World Renowned fishery! On these trips you can expect to catch King Mackerel and a range of snapper and other bottom dweller species. 

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private

6 HOUR MORNING TRIP

Includes 6 guests
+$132 per additional guest, Max 10 guests

Includes 6 guests (+$132  $ per additional guest • Max 10 guests)

Trip time: 6:00am to 12:00pm (6 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

Our 6 hour trips are when the fun really starts! Season dependent you're likely to catch Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, Kingfish, Triggerfish, and more!

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private

6 HOUR AFTERNOON TRIP

Includes 6 guests
+$132 per additional guest, Max 10 guests

Includes 6 guests (+$132  $ per additional guest • Max 10 guests)

Trip time: 12:30pm to 6:30pm (6 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

Our 6 hour trips are when the fun really starts! Season dependent you're likely to catch Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, Kingfish, Triggerfish, and more!

Includes:
digital photos,

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private

8 HOUR TRIP

Includes 6 guests
+$176 per additional guest, Max 10 guests

Includes 6 guests (+$176  $ per additional guest • Max 10 guests)

Trip time: 6:00am to 2:00pm (8 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

Pack a lunch and get ready for some SERIOUS fishing! Season dependent you can feel the strength of Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Red Snapper, Grouper, Kingfish, Triggerfish, and more tugging on the other end of the line. Be sure to bring a personal cooler, you're not going to want to leave these tasty fillets at the dock!

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10 HOUR TRIP

Includes 6 guests
+$220 per additional guest, Max 10 guests

Includes 6 guests (+$220  $ per additional guest • Max 10 guests)

Trip time: 6:00am to 4:00pm (10 hours)

30 Day Cancellation Policy

The 10 hour trips are for the serious anglers looking to fill their cooler with some of the most sought after fish on the market! The season and your preference will determine what we'll be fishing for, but Red Snapper, Grouper, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, and more will be tugging on the other end of your line!

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digital photos,

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12 HOUR TRIP

Includes 6 guests
+$264 per additional guest, Max 10 guests

Includes 6 guests (+$264  $ per additional guest • Max 10 guests)

Trip time: 5:30am to 5:30pm (12 hours)

30 Day Cancellation Policy

Our 12 hour trip are for the serious anglers looking to bring home coolers full of fresh fillets! The time of year and your preference will determine what we're fishing for, but every trip is fully customizable. Get ready to hook up on Wahoo, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Kingfish, and other pelagic predators! We can bottom fish, troll, or spend time doing both!

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14 HOUR TRIP

Includes 6 guests
+$308 per additional guest, Max 10 guests

Includes 6 guests (+$308  $ per additional guest • Max 10 guests)

Trip time: 6:00am to 8:00pm (14 hours)

30 Day Cancellation Policy

Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Red Snapper, Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Wahoo, Sailfish, and other exciting species. Need we say more?! How you want to spend your trip is up to you. We can bottom fish, troll, travel further off the coast, stick close to the shoreline, or a combination of all the above. You can ask Captain Matthew for his recommendation based on what's biting, and if the fish you're looking for is in season, he'll make it happen! This trip is fully customizable based on your preferences. 

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18 HOUR TRIP

Includes 5 guests
+$396 per additional guest, Max 8 guests

Includes 5 guests (+$396  $ per additional guest • Max 8 guests)

Trip time: 6:00am to 12:00am (18 hours)

30 Day Cancellation Policy

The perfect bridge between the 24hr trip and the 14hr trip! A fully customizable fishing trip where we can target Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Tilefish, Giant Tuna, Snowy Grouper, Swordfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Red Snapper, and so much more are commonly caught while in season! Pack any drinks or snacks you may want, Captain Matthew will supply all of the fishing essentials. And bring a cooler (or 3), you're about to bring home some of the most sought after fillets on the market!

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24 HOUR TRIP

Includes 6 guests
+$528 per additional guest, Max 8 guests

Includes 6 guests (+$528  $ per additional guest • Max 8 guests)

Trip time: 6:30pm to 6:30pm (24 hours)

30 Day Cancellation Policy

Join Captain Matthew on a once in a lifetime fishing trip deep into the Gulf! Enjoy the spacious, air conditioned cabin as you head up to 100 miles off the coast to target a range of bucket list species. Swordfish, White Marlin, Blue Marlin, Wahoo, Giant Tuna, Tilefish, Snowy Grouper, and more are commonly caught on the 24hr trips! Your preference and the time of year will determine what we'll be fishing for.

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Fish Species

Amberjack
Barracuda
Black Grouper
Blackfin Tuna
Blue Marlin
Bonito
Cobia
Grouper
Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel
Lesser Amberjack
Mahi Mahi
Mangrove Snapper
Mutton Snapper
Nassau Grouper
Pompano
Red Grouper
Red Snapper
Sailfish
Sharks
Spanish Mackerel
Swordfish
Triggerfish
Tuna
Wahoo
White Marlin
Yellowfin Grouper
Yellowfin Tuna

Additional Details

Safety Features

  • Life Jackets
  • Life Raft
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • First-Aid Equipment
  • CPR-Trained Crew
  • EPIRB
  • Flares
  • VHF Radio

Navigation

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Radar

Boat Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Cooler
  • Multimedia System
  • Refrigerator
  • TV

Facilities

  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Kitchen
  • Shower
  • Salon
  • Toilet

Boat Gear

  • First Mate
  • Downriggers
  • Livewell
  • Outriggers

Fishing Techniques

  • Bottom Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Jigging
  • Spinning
  • Trolling

Fishing Policies

  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Illegal Substances

Price Includes

  • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
  • Fishing License
  • Fresh or Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Rods, Reels & Terminal Tackle

Minimum Age

  • All Ages Welcome

Fishing Location

  • Nearshore
  • Offshore
  • Reef

About the Vessel

Captain

Capt. Matthew Pearson

Boat Type

Sport Fisherman

Boat Length

48 feet

Year Built

2012

Engine Manufacturer

Cummins

Number of Engines

2

Engine Horsepower

450 HP

Customer Reviews

Pearson and Pearce Sport Fishing, LLC-Person
(10Reviews)
4.8 out of 5 stars
  • Created Carl Johnson

    We booked back to back trips with Matthew on Saturday and Sunday, they were outstanding on both trips.

  • Created Carl Johnson

    Frist class service.The captain and the mates were outstanding,they made sure that all our needs were meet.

  • Created Frankie Sparks

    Captain and crew were excellent. The fishing was not good because of rough sea😔

  • Bull Shark!!

    Created Jarrett F.

    Captain did exactly as we asked for with an 8-person charter. Wanted to bottom fish for Mingos until we caught enough for dinner for 14 and then troll for something a little bigger. He put us right on the fish first spot and we put dinner in the box. Then hooked up with a couple of bonitas trolling after only about 5 minutes in. After that, we got more than we bargained for. The next hookup on the troll ended up being about a 350-400 lb bull shark on relatively light tackle. Our young Angler, a recently graduated senior from high school, battled for the next 2 1/2 hours. The captain and crew maneuvering the boat and providing instruction. Awesome experience to get that thing to the boat and released. A memory that young man will never forget.

  • Great time

    Created Barbara E.

    The trip was great. We caught lots of fish and had a good time. The captain and his crew were a lot of fun and very helpful.

  • Great, Fun Day!

    Created Catalin J.

    Great, fun, hard working day on the water with Captain Matthews, his son Adrianne and Daniel. Caught fish, learned some about deep sea fishing and enjoyed a beautiful day with our great families. Catalin, Sabrina, Lilia, Lucian, Jay, Samelia, Melina and Tucker. Keep on fishing!!!

  • Matthew is the best

    Created Nawazali V.

    Mathew and his crew the best, very helpful, friendly know the business where fishes are.

  • Grouper, snapper, and mackerel

    Created Oliver T.

    We asked to catch a shark, we did! We got lucky and caught two big grouper, as well as some snapper and mackerel. It all tasted amazing. What a great day!

  • 12hr Trip with Captain Matthew

    Created David G.

    You wouldn’t believe me if I told you. Half the day working the pelagics and half the day getting the ceviche ingredients. 180 lb Tarpon (respectfully landed and released), Snapper, Grouper, Kings and bait (Bonita). Throw in a shark for some good old fashioned rod bending and everybody on and off the boat (young, old, newbie, seasoned anglers, meat fishers, and the cook) was happy! Could not recommend this Captain more enthusiastically. Absolute rock-star.

  • Great Fishing Trip

    Created Jason E.

    Half day trip with my 10 y/o son, father in law and 2 brother in laws. We had a great time even though son got a lil motion sick. Caught some red snapper for lunch along with some amber jack (out of season) that we thru back. Crew was great and we had an awesome time. Worth it!!!!