Destin Deep Sea Adventures Aka Mary Lou

Destin is known as the “world’s luckiest fishing village” for good reason; you can have amazing inshore fishing and then just pop out to do some deep-sea fishing practically on your doorstep. Destin Deep Sea Adventures takes full advantage of that and their vast local experience to put you on the hottest bite around!

Climb aboard the “Mary Lou” a grand 45 foot Hatteras, an offshore sportfishing boat. She was originally built in 1968, but don’t let that fool you, she was fully restored in 2018. That means a brand new boat, with decades of fishing experience under her hull, a great deal for any angler. She’s powered by twin Detroit engines, with a total of 700 HP of thrust – great for trolling the open waters for pelagics. A flybridge is available on board for sight fishing, as well as outriggers to help with trolling.

Comforts haven’t been skipped on, with a comfortable bed available to take a break from reeling in keepers. A fully equipped kitchen is also on board, to help you prepare that tasty catch.

Your guide and assistant will be captain Richard Derek, a massively experienced local captain. He’s been fishing for over four decades and all that experience is placed at your disposal. You will go after a variety of species, from the shallow Amberjack and Cobia, across Snappers and Groupers all the way to the pelagic predators – Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, and others.

Live bait is caught during the trip with the customer. The crew work very hard on making sure every trip with Destin Deep Sea Adventures is a fun and memorable one, gratuity is appreciated as they work for tips. There is no minimum age for children on board this charter and Captain Richard welcomes young anglers to get hooked on offshore fishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,640
    up to 6 persons
    For those anglers who simply can't put the rod down. This trip will take you up to 25 miles offshore. Wahoo, Kingfish, Blackfin Tuna, Snappers, Groupers, Mahi Mahi, Amberjacks, and other species are all on the catch list.
  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,200
    up to 6 persons
    If you just can't get enough fishing in a full-day trip, this might be just right for you. Go after Snappers, Groupers, Amberjacks, Wahoo, Kingfish, Blackfin Tuna, and other species. All required equipment is provided by the captain.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,760
    up to 6 persons
    This full day of fishing is excellent if you want to get some serious fishing done. You will go up to 25 miles offshore targetting all sorts of prestigious fish such as Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Snappers, and others.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,320
    up to 6 persons
    This trip is perfect if you can't afford the free time to go for a full day, but don't want to stick near to the coast. You will be fishing up to 15 miles offshore on this trip. The species targeted are Snappers, Groupers, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Triggerfish, and others.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,320
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will take you fishing up to 15 miles offshore. The species that are on the catch menu are Snappers, Groupers, Wahoo, Cobia, Amberjacks, Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, and others. All required equipment is provided by the charter operators.
  • Private trip
    Extended Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,100
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will last about 5 hours and will go up to 5 miles offshore. You will target Snappers, Red Groupers, Gag Groupers, Triggerfish, Cobia, Amberjacks, and other species. All required gear is supplied by the charter.
  • Private trip
    Extended Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,100
    up to 6 persons
    On this trip you will go out up to 5 miles offshore, depending on the species you target. The species that can be targeted are Red and Vermillion Snappers, Red and Gag Groupers, Mahi Mahi, Amberjacks, Scam Groupers, and others. Customers are advised to bring a waterproof camera, sunscreen, and polarized sunglasses.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $880
    up to 6 persons
    A quick jaunt, up to 5 miles offshore. Go after Red Snappers, Vermillion Snappers, Groupers, Cobia, Amberjacks, and other species you run across. All required equipment is supplied by the captain.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $880
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will take you up to around 5 miles offshore, depending on the targetted species. The species you can go after are Amberjack, Cobia, Groupers, Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, and others. All required equipment is provided by the captain.
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About the Captain

Richard Derek
Destin, Florida, Estados Unidos
ID & License verified
1 Customer Reviews
Response time 11 hours
Member since Marzo 2018
Captain Rich Derek has been fishing for the better part of four decades. He's done fishing and snorkeling in Alaska, California, Hawaii, and all over the Gulf of Mexico. In the mid 90's he settled in Florida and hasn't left since. Capt. Rich loves children and is happy to instruct them in the basics of angling or assist them if they're already experienced. He'll work hard to make sure every trip you take with him will turn into a happy memory!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag)

Grouper (Red)
Grouper (Scamp)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Snapper (Red)

Snapper (Vermilion)
Triggerfish (Gray)
Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Hatteras (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1968, and restored in 2018. Powered by 2 350HP Detroit engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
45 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks

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4.67
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