Southern Cross

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The Southern Cross is a 54’ aluminum custom Breaux Bay Craft sport fisherman also located in the Pass Christian Harbor in Pass Christian, Mississippi. The “Cross” is equipped for up to 6 guests and features comfortable bunks in an open configuration, 2 heads and a full shower. She has a comfortable salon with satellite television and a full galley including a green egg in the cockpit. Two skiffs can be positioned on the front deck and used for island fishing as needed.

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The “Cross” is a perfect set up for small groups wishing to experience fishing in the Chandeleur Islands.  She is also perfect for “expedition style trips” for both our fly and conventional fisherman who desire multi-day trips to the Island or Marsh. Usually 2 to 4 fly fisherman and 1 – 2 guides can cover large areas of the Islands and/or marsh in this mobile “mother ship”.  This allows for more time on the water, less time on the asphalt traveling back and forth from hotels and more opportunities for big fish. That’s the whole idea isn’t it?

We can be very flexible in developing a customized trip and itinerary on any of these type trips.

Southern Cross can also accompany Southern Way for large groups.

Southern Cross Pricing

S Cross Bow crane areaFollowing is a general description of the types of trips we provide:

The Southern Cross is a 54′ custom built, aluminum, air-conditioned, sport fish yacht located at Slip C406 of the Pass Christian Harbor in Pass Christian, Mississippi that specializes fishing both Louisiana and Mississippi waters. It has all the amenities of home. The boat sleeps up to 6 guests in the forward cabin in an open bunk room configuration. The captain and mate sleep in separate quarters.

One thru three day trips are available as follows:

Two Day Trip in MS. waters (Cat Island): You can board the boat any time after 5 pm the afternoon before your trip. We will depart the dock around 6 am, fish all day, spend the night at anchor and fish the next day until 3 pm and then head back to the dock . The cost for this trip is $2,400 for up to a group of 6. Once the fishing destination is reached, the Southern Cross will set anchor. There are two 15′ skiffs with 20 hp outboards upon which to fish and/or access wading areas for speckled trout and redfish. Both boats have VHF radios to stay in contact.

One Day to LA. waters (Chandeleur or Marsh): You can board the boat any time after 5 pm the afternoon before your trip. We will depart the dock around 6 am that morning, fish until 3 pm and then head back to the dock. The cost for this trip is $3,000 for up to a group of 6. Once the fishing destination is reached, the Southern Cross will set anchor. There are two 15′ skiffs with 20 hp outboards upon which to fish and/or access wading areas for speckled trout and redfish. Both boats have VHF radios to stay in contact.

Southern Cross photos 156Two – Three Day to LA. waters (Chandeleur or Marsh): You can board the boat any time after 5 pm the afternoon before your trip. We will depart the dock around 6 am, fish all day, spend the night at anchor and fish the next day until 3 pm and then head back to the dock . The cost for this trip is $3,900 for up to a group of 6. If you wish to go on the three day trip, you will fish until noon the third day and then return, the price is $4,800. Once the fishing destination is reached, the Southern Cross will set anchor. There are two 15′ skiffs with 20 hp outboards upon which to fish and/or access wading areas for speckled trout and redfish. Both boats have VHF radios to stay in contact.

Trips can be made longer or shorter…we can customize any trip for you…just let me know what you works best for you. On all trips, the cost is inclusive of all food, soft drinks, water, ice, fillet and packing of fish and all boats. You will need to bring any alcoholic beverages. For skiff fishing trips you will need to bring all rods & reels and tackle. If you do not wish to bring your own, we will buy you a new rod and reel and put together a tackle/lure selection for you to keep for $300.  In LA. waters (Chandeleur, Biloxi Marsh, etc.), you will need a nonresident LA. fishing license ($30). In MS. waters, the boat covers you. We fish year ‘round.