Pelican Adventures- Good Times – Shared Fishing

Capt. David Dewberry Destin, FL Incorporated Licensed Insured
Pelican Adventures- Good Times - Shared Fishing-Person
(12Reviews)
4.92 out of 5 stars

Welcome to Pelican Adventures! Get ready for an action-packed day full of bottom fishing in the Gulf of Mexico aboard the “Good Times”. Book your Shared trip with Captain David Dewberry and Pelican Adventures today!

The Good Time’s crew offers exciting offshore fishing trips that are fun for everyone! Whether you’re bringing the family, planning a corporate outing, or are in town by yourself, come enjoy a day out on the water catching all the fish you can handle. Trips aboard the Good Time’s are shared, meaning you will be fishing along with any other people who booked a trip at the same time. This is a great way to save money if you don’t mind fishing with other people!

Captain David Dewberry runs a tight ship, and always puts your safety first. He has a CPR-Trained crew, as well as all the First-Aid Equipment necessary in the case of an emergency. He is great with families and loves sharing his knowledge with young anglers. Having over 18 years of experience as a Captain navigating the waters off of the coast of Destin, Florida, there is no one more qualified for the job!

The Good Times is a 45’ Saltwater fishing boat that is powered by a 350 HP Detroit engine. It has all the necessary safety and navigation gear needed for a smooth trip, along with amenities such as a toilet, a cooler, a live well, and more. When you book a trip with us, the price also includes your fishing license, all of the Rods, Reels, and Terminal Tackle you’ll need, as well as Filleting your catch!

You’ll be fishing with top of the line Rods and Reels, and bottom fishing will be the main technique. The first mates on board are more than willing to help you land the fish, and make sure that everyone is having a fun, safe trip! The mates primarily work for tips, so any gratuity is very much appreciated. You may also want to bring sunglasses, drinks, snacks, and motion sickness pills if this is your first time out, just to be safe.

We’ll be fishing the Offshore Waters of the Gulf of Mexico, which means you’ll have the chance to catch your fill of Red Snapper, Vermillion Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Lane Snapper, Triggerfish, Rockfish, Spanish Mackerel, and more! These fish put up a great fight and are sure to get your adrenaline pumping. The best part about catching these species is the fact that they’re delicious! You can only harvest Snapper when they’re in season, but Spanish Mackerel, Triggerfish, and others are just as tasty.  You may want to bring a personal sized cooler to bring home the fish you’re about to catch!

Book your trip today and let Captain David Dewberry and his crew aboard the Anticipation provide you with countless great memories. If Captain David’s 18 years of experience isn’t enough for you, you’ll be delighted to hear that his crew is loaded with generations of charter fishing experience, and they have the knowledge and time investment to give you the BEST fishing adventure.

833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)

Message Us

Typically replies within five minutes

  Launch Location

314 Harbor Boulevard, Destin

Find the best travel deals at



Trips start at $141

9 Trips

1-20 guests

See available trips

1972 45' Sport Fisherman

350 HP engine(s)

  • Fishfinder
  • Children Welcome

Availability

TRIP DATE
NUMBER OF GUESTS

Select an Available Trip

shared

MORNING TRIP: MAY 18- AUGUST 16

Includes 1 guests
+$141 per additional guest, Max 20 guests

Includes 1 guests (+$141  $ per additional guest • Max 20 guests)

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

3 Day Cancellation Policy

On an average trip, you can expect to target a variety of fish such as Vermilion Snapper, Porgy, Mangrove Snapper, Triggerfish, Rockfish, etc. Check in 45 minutes prior to departure is mandatory. Crewmates work primarily for gratuity, so tips are very welcome. Pelican Adventures is looking forward to sharing one of their great trips with you. Departure times may vary depending on the season.

Close details

shared

AFTERNOON TRIP: MAY 18- AUGUST 16

Includes 1 guests
+$141 per additional guest, Max 20 guests

Includes 1 guests (+$141  $ per additional guest • Max 20 guests)

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

3 Day Cancellation Policy

On an average trip, you can expect to target a variety of fish such as Vermilion Snapper, Porgy, Mangrove Snapper, Triggerfish, Rockfish, etc. Check in 45 minutes prior to departure is mandatory. Crewmates work primarily for gratuity, so tips are very welcome. Pelican Adventures is looking forward to sharing one of their great trips with you. Departure times may vary depending on the season.

Close details

shared

MORNING TRIP: AUGUST 17- OCTOBER 31. TUES, THURS, SAT, ONLY

Includes 1 guests
+$141 per additional guest, Max 20 guests

Includes 1 guests (+$141  $ per additional guest • Max 20 guests)

Trip time: 7:00am to 1:00pm (6 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

On an average trip, you can expect to target a variety of fish such as Vermilion Snapper, Porgy, Mangrove Snapper, Triggerfish, Rockfish, etc. Check in 45 minutes prior to departure is mandatory. Crewmates work primarily for gratuity, so tips are very welcome. Pelican Adventures is looking forward to sharing one of their great trips with you. Departure times may vary depending on the season.

Close details

shared

AFTERNOON TRIP: AUGUST 17- OCTOBER 31 TUES, THURS, SAT, ONLY

Includes 1 guests
+$141 per additional guest, Max 20 guests

Includes 1 guests (+$141  $ per additional guest • Max 20 guests)

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

3 Day Cancellation Policy

On an average trip, you can expect to target a variety of fish such as Vermilion Snapper, Porgy, Mangrove Snapper, Triggerfish, Rockfish, etc. Check in 45 minutes prior to departure is mandatory. Crewmates work primarily for gratuity, so tips are very welcome. Pelican Adventures is looking forward to sharing one of their great trips with you. Departure times may vary depending on the season.

Close details

shared

MORNING TRIP: AUGUST 17- OCTOBER 31. TUES, THURS, SAT, ONLY

Includes 1 guests
+$141 per additional guest, Max 15 guests

Includes 1 guests (+$141  $ per additional guest • Max 15 guests)

Trip time: 7:00am to 1:00pm (6 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

On an average trip, you can expect to target a variety of fish such as Vermilion Snapper, Porgy, Mangrove Snapper, Triggerfish, Rockfish, etc. Check in 45 minutes prior to departure is mandatory. Crewmates work primarily for gratuity, so tips are very welcome. Pelican Adventures is looking forward to sharing one of their great trips with you.

Close details

private

6 HR PRIVATE TRIP

Includes 7 guests
+$130 per additional guest, Max 20 guests

Includes 7 guests (+$130  $ per additional guest • Max 20 guests)

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

7 Day Cancellation Policy

6 hour offshore fishing for a variety of pelagics including Wahoo, Mackerel, Bonito, Tuna and more, as well as bottom fishing for Grouper, Amberjack, Trigger and a variety of Snappers. Live bait can be caught during the trip, or purchased.

Close details

private

8HR PRIVATE TRIP

Includes 7 guests
+$173 per additional guest, Max 20 guests

Includes 7 guests (+$173  $ per additional guest • Max 20 guests)

Trip time: 7:00am to 3:00pm (8 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

4 hour offshore fishing for a variety of pelagics including Wahoo, Mackerel, Bonito, Tuna and more, as well as bottom fishing for Grouper, Amberjack, Trigger and a variety of Snappers. Live bait can be caught during the trip, or purchased.

Close details

private

10HR PRIVATE TRIP

Includes 7 guests
+$216 per additional guest, Max 20 guests

Includes 7 guests (+$216  $ per additional guest • Max 20 guests)

Trip time: 7:00am to 5:00pm (10 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

4 hour offshore fishing for a variety of pelagics including Wahoo, Mackerel, Bonito, Tuna and more, as well as bottom fishing for Grouper, Amberjack, Trigger and a variety of Snappers. Live bait can be caught during the trip, or purchased.

Close details

private

12HR PRIVATE TRIP

Includes 7 guests
+$259 per additional guest, Max 20 guests

Includes 7 guests (+$259  $ per additional guest • Max 20 guests)

Trip time: 7:00am to 7:00pm (12 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

4 hour offshore fishing for a variety of pelagics including Wahoo, Mackerel, Bonito, Tuna and more, as well as bottom fishing for Grouper, Amberjack, Trigger and a variety of Snappers. Live bait can be caught during the trip, or purchased.

Close details

Latest Fishing Report

    Fish Species

    King Mackerel
    Mangrove Snapper
    Mutton Snapper
    Porgy
    Red Snapper
    Spanish Mackerel
    Triggerfish

    Additional Details

    Safety Features

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

    Navigation

    • Fishfinder

    Boat Features

    • Air Conditioning
    • Cooler

    Facilities

    • Toilet

    Boat Gear

    • First Mate
    • Livewell

    Fishing Techniques

    • Bottom Fishing
    • Drift Fishing
    • Light Tackle

    Fishing Policies

    • Children Welcome

    Price Includes

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

    Minimum Age

    • 6 years old

    About the Vessel

    Captain

    Capt. David Dewberry

    Boat Type

    Sport Fisherman

    Boat Length

    45ft

    Year Built

    1972

    Engine Manufacturer

    Detroit

    Number of Engines

    1

    Engine Horsepower

    350 HP

    Customer Reviews

    Pelican Adventures- Good Times - Shared Fishing-Person
    (12Reviews)
    4.92 out of 5 stars
    • Fish Variety!

      Created Scarlette H.

      These guys were great. They promised we would catch a variety of fish and they delivered on that promise. Captain Dew and Travis were very professional and helped us to catch fish in anyway possible. Never in my time taking charters has the captain left his seat to make sure we caught fish-- until captain dew came down and did just that. I highly recommend these guys to everyone. We will be back for sure and are looking forward to it! Thank you guys from the Holland family!

    • Highly Recommend

      Created Amanda L.

      This company and their staff/crew were amazing. I took my little boy (10 yrs old) deep-sea fishing for a half-day 6 hour trip that was part of a group-together with approximately 15 other people. The pricing was great for deep-sea fishing, the crew were awesome with the kids and kept us parents completely involved as well, and the captain knew all the good spots to go that made sure we caught tons of fish. Highly recommended.

    • Worth it!

      Created CR.

      Today my husband and I went snorkeling for the first time. Ms. G and her co-captain are the best! They were very friendly and professional and made us feel like we were in good hands. When we bring our kids back we will definitely experience this again.

    • Great Day

      Created Crystal J

      I can't say enough great things about the staff at Pelican Adventures! Booking was a breeze; I got a confirmation email shortly after with a map and directions. The day before our shared charter I got a phone call confirming everything and reminding us what time to arrive and asking if we had any questions. The morning of our adventure we got there, check in was a breeze and everyone was super friendly. Unfortunately, there was a battery issue with the boat, so our departure was delayed a bit, but they more than made it up to us! They also did a great job keeping us informed during the delay and let us know we could wait or cancel. I was impressed with the smoothness of it all considering they were dealing with the worries of being in a time constraint of getting the boat up and running. Once we set sail, things were wonderful. The captain and first mate were awesome! The first mate worked so hard to make sure that everyone was catching fish and having a good time. Once we were finished finishing and headed back in, the captain spotted dolphins at the front of the boat and pointed those out for everyone so we got to enjoy a show from the dolphins too. Once back at the dock, the first mate made sure we all got pictures with our fish and then cleaned and bagged everything up for us. He was really awesome! It was an amazing experience and we will definitely book with Pelican Adventures again. If you are looking for a great experience, I highly recommend booking with Pelican Adventures!

    • Good Times Boat

      Created Graham S

      Everything about our experience was great! The consultation, crew and fishing. The captain, Mark, put us on some good fish, and we had a great time. The deckhand, Travis, was personable, knowledgeable and extremely helpful. The weather got a little rough on our way back in, and my dad and girlfriend got sea sick. This comes with the territory and anyone who gives a bad review because of weather has an unrealistic expectation. I definitely recommend this charter and ask for Mark, Travis and the Good Times boat.

    • Slayed Fish!

      Created Daniel H.

      Share review Embed review 7/19/2016 Fishing on the Vera Marie, we filled a 45 qt cooler on half day trip to fish. Not a deep sea fishing trip for Marlin but you are going to fish. Captain kept us on the fish and we slayed them. So if you are "Marlin Perkins", may not be for you but if you are a parent who likes to be out doors with their kids, it is a home run. Listen to the pre, during and post instructions about the outing, how to fish and bait your lines from crew and booking agents and you will have a great time. Fishing in the Gulf on a hot, windy day; you are going to sweat and have a few waves. Boat handles the waves great but not all the tourist. If you don`t do well in back seat of car, why would you book a fishing trip in the Gulf? Crew was fantastic and patient with every passenger. They provide bait and equipment. My family had a great time, we caught tons of fish and action was above average. Crew cleans at the dock for tips, well worth it. We brought home 20+ pounds of cleaned fish to grill and fry. Fresh fish was anazing. Go back in a heart beat, it's about family timrand making memories; not trophy fish. Great crew and great outing.

    • Loved it

      Created Josh S.

      We had a great time. After about a 1.25 hr ride out we fished for about 3hrs then ride home. Caught 10 keepers and through away just as many non-keepers. The captain and crew worked hard to keep us on the fish. Then cleaning was included. Just be sure to tip the crew good, they are paid in tips only!

    • Fantastic Job!

      Created Susan B.

      We went fishing with a total of 9 people on the boat and had a great time!!! Joe was the mate and worked to keep everyone happy and fishing! We had the best day and best experience of deep sea fishing that we'd had in a long time. Our captain took us out to find fish and he did a fantastic job! The catch was great! Joe identified and showed us the different fish that we caught and was wonderful with the children that were on board. Great experience.! Will use them again next year when we come back on vacation!

    • Saw Dolphins!

      Created PJ J.

      Recently visited Destin on fall break from Georgia and wanted to go parasailing with my 7 year old daughter. We found Pelican Adventures based on a recommendation by a family member. We couldn't have asked for a better parasailing experience! The check in was easy and hassle free. The two guys aboard the boat not only knew their stuff to make us feel safe, but were funny and very professional. Afterwards, we spotted dolphins and the Captain took us over to see them and even got them to jump his wake. If you're looking for an outstanding parasailing experience then look no further than Pelican Adventures!

    • First Time for Everything

      Created Lisa L

      This was our first time deep sea fishing and it was great! We called first and the lady was super helpful on what time to go and what the trip included. Definitely a great experience for the money. We sat port side and caught about 25 fish between the two of us. The captain, first mate, and deckhands are all great and very knowledgeable. The boat is in great shape and they even clean your fish after the trip. This place is awesome! We definitely recommend and will do it again!

    • Party Boat

      Created Chris S

      Five friends and I went on their deep sea fishing "party" boat. This review is based on that. Everything from start to finish was GREAT. When I first called to ask about prices and such, the women on the phone was very helpful and friendly. I made a reservation for Sunday, but told here that since we were coming in on Saturday night, it might be tight. She said she would talk to the other party that was going with us, and see what she could do. Lucky for us, the other party and the seas worked out, and we went on Monday. The staff on the boat was very friendly and professional. Get a spot up front so you can talk to the Captain, he's very funny. They help you with whatever you need, and work with beginners. We paid $50 for a 5 hour trip. I don't know of any other place where you can have this much fun for $10 an hour. They clean and fillet the fish for you. They even told us a great place to go get it cooked. It was some of the best fish I have ever had ( it was mainly mingo). All in all, whenever I am back in Destin, I will be going back here for another trip. These guys are great! The service is spot on, and it's a blast! I really don't know what they could have done better.

    • Caught Fish all Day

      Created Rick P

      Had a great fishing trip organized by MWR from Ft. Rucker. 18-20 people on a smaller boat was the perfect size group. The captain put us on several great spots and we caught tons of fish all day. I also appreciated the fact he requested the chaplain say a prayer before we left and again after our safe return. Dan the Mate was awesome. He was very friendly and helpful and even did all the work of processing the fish after. Briefly met one of the owners, she seemed to treat everyone like family. Can't say enough good about this company and the trip overall. Highly recommend and would happily go again.