All Inclusive Mothership Experience on Chandeleur Island

Ocean Springs, Mississippi

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DIY Fishing Experience For up to 8 people

The Pelican at Chandeleur Island 10-19 years of experience


You will depart Ocean Springs harbor around lunchtime on Day 1 for an approximately 75-minute ride to the houseboat where you will arrive with plenty of time to unpack and fish until dusk. Days 2 & 3 will entail full days of fishing – we will pack you a boat lunch if you want to fish all day or you can come back to the houseboat for lunch and some rest. On day 4 you will be able to fish until approximately 10 am before heading back to Ocean Springs harbor.

The price includes lodging, meals, non-alcoholic beverages, and the use of our skiffs. Your group will have exclusive use of the facilities.

Targeted species

  • Black Drum
  • Crevalle Jack
  • Redfish
  • Spotted Sea Trout

What's included

  • Cold Storage
  • Dry Storage
  • Water
  • Lunch / Snacks
  • Keep what you catch

What to bring

  • Bring your own tackle
  • Camera
  • Fishing License
  • Polarized Sunglasses
  • Quick-Dry / Sun-protective Clothing
  • Rain gear
  • Rod/Reel
  • Sunscreen


  • Ocean Springs, Mississippi

Exact meeting location will be discussed after booking.

Guided by The Pelican at Chandeleur Island

Ocean Springs, Mississippi10-19 years of experience

The Pelican is a floating lodge that has been operating in Schooner Harbor since 1985 and our hosts have decades of experience fishing the Chandeleurs.

Schooner Harbor, a protected area surrounded by productive flats with easy skiff access to North Chandeleur Island for a quick trip to the surf. Schooner Harbor is roughly halfway between the north and south ends of North Chandeleur Island, offering easy access to miles of protected grass flats. The rooftop observation deck is the best place to enjoy an incredible sunset.

The Chandeleur Islands are famous for large schools of redfish and speckled trout. Our experienced crew will be available to help guide and assist with locating the perfect spot to catch your limit.

The lodge is comprised of three wood-frame floating structures moored together. The center barge houses a bunkhouse with four sets of bunk beds for eight guests, along with an enclosed head and shower. One outboard barge contains the galley where meals are prepared and served, plus a separate generator room. The other outboard barge houses the crew quarters along with a screened-in lounge area that offers a separate dining area. All three barges have 360° access with plenty of shade for relaxing with a cold drink and appetizer.

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