Sweet William 3 Charters

Capt. Bill Watson Destin, FL Incorporated Licensed Insured

Witness the beautiful emerald waters of the Florida Panhandle on one of the best fishing charters in Destin with Sweet William 3 Charters! From trolling to bottom fishing and offshore deep dropping, we will have you fully prepared to catch the big game fish of Destin. 

 

Capt. Bill Watson will be leading the way on your Destin fishing charter. Capt. Bill has over 10 years of experience fishing in Destin. He loves being out on the water and bottom fishing for trophy sized fish. He will go above and beyond to make sure you come back to the dock loaded with catches. Capt. Bill is always happy to answer questions and welcomes all ages and skill levels to join him. 

 

Your Florida deep sea fishing adventure with Capt. Bill will begin in Destin, FL and go on to explore the nearby shores of Florida’s Emerald coast. You could end up near Fort Walton Beach, Santa Rosa Island, Miramar Beach, Seaside, Rosemary Beach, Navarre, and many other wonderful locations along the Panhandle of Florida in the Gulf of Mexico. 

 

Fishing will be done aboard the “Sweet William lll”, a 40ft Dawson Sport Fisherman that is perfect for Florida fishing charters. She is powered by a set of 375hp Caterpillar engines that allow her to handle the Gulf of Mexico waters with ease. She has enough room to carry 6 guests and have room to fish. On deck, you will find a flybridge, downriggers, all the required safety equipment, and a fully air-conditioned interior with a salon and toilet. 

 

We offer deep sea fishing trips in Destin that range from 5 to 16 hours in length. The price of each trip includes the use of rods, reels, tackle, and lures. We may be required to catch live bait during your trip that may impact trip time. This customary and part of the fishing experience. Our first mate will fillet and bag any fish that you catch on the trip. 

 

The species that swim in and around Destin are too great in number to list but a few of the species we love to chase after are King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Triggerfish, Snappers, Sharks, Tuna, Sailfish, Marlin, Wahoo, and Grouper. 

 

Come test your luck in the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village” with Captain Bill Watson and Sweet William 3 Charters. Book a trip with us today for an unforgettable Destin deep sea fishing charter full of many catches and many memories!

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  Launch Location

210 Harbor Boulevard, Destin

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Trips start at $1000

6 Trips

1-6 guests

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1988 40' Sport Fisherman

375 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Radar
  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch

Availability

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NUMBER OF GUESTS

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5 HOUR TRIP

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 5:30am to 10:30am (5 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Let your captain know what you'd like to do,head to the reefs to bottom fish, or explore the open seas and troll. Nearshore, you'll target Groupers, Snappers, Triggerfish, Spanish Mackerel, and many more. While offshore, you'll target Blackfin Tuna, Skipjack Tuna, Kingfish, among others.

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6 HOUR TRIP

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 5:30am to 11:30am (6 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

 

Explore the reefs and wrecks out in Destin’s nearshore waters as you target a range of beautiful, delicious, and exciting fish. Bottom fish to attract the bite of Snappers, Groupers, Triggerfish, Mackerel, and more, as you seek to take home something delicious for lunch or dinner. 

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8 HOUR TRIP

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 5:30am to 1:30pm (8 hours)

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On this full-day trip, you'll have the chance to choose between bottom fishing or trolling. Let Captain Bill know what you want to do, and he'll make it happen. Hit the reefs and wrecks in search of delicious Groupers, Snappers, Triggerfish, and more. While offshore, you'll have the chance to troll some deeper waters in the hope of landing a King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Blackfin Tuna, and more. 

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10 HOUR TRIP

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 5:30am to 3:30pm (10 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Mix up your fishing and combine your techniques with this 10 hour trip. These waters are home to diverse fishing grounds, and 10 hours on the water will give you plenty of time to explore them all. Try bottom fishing the reefs, trolling the deeper waters, and sight fishing as you spot your target and get ready to cast and jig to entice the bite. From delicious Snappers and Groupers, to tasty Tuna and Mahi Mahi, all the way through to tough-fighting Sharks, Amberjacks, and more – there's no shortage of what you can target.

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12 HOUR TRIP

Includes 6 guests

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

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Decide from a combination of different techniques or take on the whole lot, as you explore the diverse fishing grounds of Destin on this mammoth 12-hour trip. Hit the reefs and bottom fish for Snappers and Groupers, or head offshore and troll for the bite of tough-fighting Wahoo, delicious Tuna, and majestic Marlin. Whatever you decide, one thing's for sure, you won't be disappointed. 

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16 HOUR TRIP

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 5:30am to 9:30pm (16 hours)

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Get out on the open seas and target some serious big game fish. This 16 hour trip is not for the faint of heart, so expect to get your pulses racing as you target a range of monstrous, thrilling, and delicious fish. Troll to catch the bite of beasts such as Wahoo, Sailfish, Tuna, and Blue and White Marlin. All known for their tough-fighting prowess, they'll be a match for even the most experienced angler, so get ready for a long and tiring battle to hook these creatures aboard.

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Fish Species

Amberjack
Black Grouper
Blackfin Tuna
Blue Marlin
Bonito
Cobia
Grouper
Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel
Lesser Amberjack
Mahi Mahi
Mangrove Snapper
Porgy
Red Grouper
Red Snapper
Redfish
Sailfish
Sharks
Spanish Mackerel
Swordfish
Triggerfish
Tripletail
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

Facilities

  • Flybridge
  • Salon
  • Toilet

Boat Gear

  • First Mate
  • Downriggers
  • Livewell

Fishing Techniques

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

Fishing Policies

  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch

Price Includes

  • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
  • Fishing License
  • Lures
  • Rods, Reels & Terminal Tackle
  • Supply dead bait have to either buy or catch the live bait

Minimum Age

  • All ages must have adult to help

Fishing Location

  • Inshore
  • Nearshore
  • Offshore
  • Reef
  • Wreck

About the Vessel

Captain

Capt. Bill Watson

Boat Type

Sport Fisherman

Boat Length

40

Year Built

1988

Engine Manufacturer

Caterpillar

Number of Engines

2

Engine Horsepower

375 HP

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