can't believe how much fun my family and I had"
Radio Disney Orlando
We did make it out, we had a party of 19 and went out yesterday
(Sunday, August 19th) and everyone had a BLAST. I caught lots of
fish...not the SHARK, I had hoped for but it just got me thinking
I should do the SHARK night trip later on and see if I can manage
to catch one or two...hahah Only one person in our party got sick,
and we all had a wonderful time. Please thank your staff and crew!
:) The staff and crew were very helpful, courteous and
made our trip that much more fun for everyone in our party. Our
party of 19 people had ages 16 through 50+ and everyone was entertained
and had a great time. The galley food was quite yummie and reasonably
priced. For the first-timers like myself to the most AVID fisherman,
your boat will entertain and thrill all. Great JOB, will definitely
look forward to fishing with ya'll again!! FISH ON....
daytona beach Fl
July 28 2007
I was a regular fisherman at the xxxxxxxx. My son and
I wanted to try a different boat and our experience with you guys
was exceptional. The crew members did a great and fantastic
job today. I would especially like to mention the young guy
Mike. He was very helpful with myself and everyone around
me. Employees like him you should reward and acknowledged.
I also like the way in which you moved to different spots when the
fish were not biting. My son and I will be back really soon.
Thank you for a great fun time. You now have another pleased
and regular customer.
Adolfo Sanford , FLd , FL
July 29 2007
My son and I had a great day deep sea fishing on your boat on Thursday
July 26th. The crew was great. Can you tell me if the pictures that
were taken will be posted for that day?
Welcome to the Home
of the Past Time
The Premier Party Fishing Boat Serving
the Greater Daytona Beach and New Smyrna Beach Deep Sea Fishing Community
Located in Beautiful
New Smyrna Beach, a 15 minute
from Daytona Beach and 55 from Orlando. The Pastime is a large,
100 foot, fully air-conditioned fishing vessel with all the latest
electronics. To see the Pastime and to learn more about the
of the boat go to our
fishing boat page
you have never been
deep sea fishing before or are an experienced
angler you've come to the right place. A day fishing on the Pastime
Princess is great fun for everyone. We cater to the first timer
as well as the seasoned veteran. Everyone was a first timer once
and we understand that you may not know which end of the fishing
rod to hold (well I guess everyone knows that but you get my point).
Hey, fishing isn't brain surgery, if it was you would need a brain
a breakfast of fresh cooked bacon and eggs or a delicious 1/3 Lbs
Hamburger, cooked to order with lettuce, tomato and pickles from
our onboard galley the
High Seas Cafe.
We have a 1/2 hour video that was taken on 2 Sunday
trips and some footage from a Full Moon Mango night trip. To see
the video visit our
Pastime fishing video page.
you interested in raising funds for your church or school? If so,
please visit our
fundraiser page to learn how you can receive 1/3 of your fair
For fisherman who fish with us on a regular basis we have a couple of fishing
packages to help reduce the cost of a days fishing. We have the Past Time
Deep Sea fishing club
frequent flyer card.
Click on each link to see what they are all about.
I was raised on the Trask River, and one morning
we were awakened by a drift boat fisherman who
wanted to drive thru the field and remove their boat
from the river about 1/2 hour after daylight. Dad
expalined the boat ramp was down river a few miles.
The poor fisherman explained his reason for
abandoning a prime fishing day so early, was they
had overturned their drift boat and lost one of
their 2 oars. His companions were waiting at the
boat with what was left of their tackle and poles.
They had pretty much lost everything when the boat
got into some brush near the bank and all 3 three of
them moved to one side of the boat to avoid the
limbs. The outcome was 3 wet fisherman, 2 lost
poles, lost tackle etc. etc. We gave them a shuttle
to their vehicle so they could be on their way.
While loading the boat on the trailer it was noticed
one of the trailer tires was going flat. Not wanting
to change the tire, the fisherman were in a hurry to
get to town before the tire was completely flat. In
their haste they did not tie the boat to the
trailer. As they rounded the driveway onto the road
at an excessive speed the boat fipped off the
trailer onto the road. The boat landing on the
pavement crushing one side of the fiberglass drift
boat. The only remaining fishing pole was broke.
After loading the boat back onto the trailer, they
changed their now flat tire. While talking with them
as they changed the tire I discovered they had
borrowed the boat, poles and all from a buddy.
Fishing the South Santiam River for steelhead in the
80's with my fly fishing guru, Roger Stratman (now
deceased) when a new fly fisherman showed up for
about 4 days in a row. He was a total novice- too
small a rod, no steelhead flies, no tapered leader,
no line backing and on and on. After a few days,
Roger who was real hard to get information from,
approached the young man and gave him some flies,
tied on a leader and showed him how to fish the
hole. As we watched him start to fish Roger stated
that he was a seminary student studing to preach the
word of God. He definitely had God on his side,
because he immediately hooked a good size fish,
which promptly beached itself on the shore with one
screaming run. Good thing because without backing he
probably would have lost the fish and his line.