Im surprised to hear that deck hands were drinking, that does not sit well with me and may put me off from trying dolphin docks.
I was able to go out on the Pelican with Deep Sea Headquarters 8hr trip sunday. We went out past the oil rigs over a reef and drifted. I was able to hook up with 5 kings but lost one and the boat caught a total of 40 kings, two where massive, and a small cobia with ~30 people. After talking with the staff it seems that the 12hr trips with DSH may target tuna too bad its on a Wednesday.