Reef Donkey Charters

Located out of Port St Joe, Reef Donkey Charters provides a wide variety of fishing adventures – both inshore and nearshore. Whether you are looking to tackle back-breaking Kingfish further offshore, or to experience Redfish exploding on the water tops in the flats, Captain Wilkin Lane will satisfy your fishing needs. A saltwater fisherman since childhood, he’s turned his passion into a profession and lifestyle and invites you to share in the excitement with him.

You’ll be fishing aboard a comfortable 24’ Shallow Sports flats boat, designed for navigating the shallower waters. Powered by a 225 HP Yamaha engine, the boat can reach speeds of up to 35 knots, so is also ideal for heading further afield. She comes equipped with all fish finding and safety equipment needed for a reliable and safe fishing trip. With high sides all around, this is the ideal vessel for anglers of all ages.

At Reef Donkey Charters, the team realizes that life isn’t all about summertime fishing – if you can’t stand the summer heat, they head out all year round to target the many species available in the spring, fall, and winter months. Speckled Trout, Flounder, Pompano, Bull Dolphin, you name it: all will land in Capt. Wilkin’s boat throughout the year.  So try spinning, jigging, trolling, popping, and even spearfishing to turn your dream into a reality.

On board you’ll be able to make full use of rods, reels, tackle, and a range of artificial lures, as well as live bait to really entice the bite. You’ll get to keep your catch at the end of the day, and the captain will clean and fillet it for you to treat yourselves to a well-deserved feast. Take advantage of the range of fishing available and we’re sure that Reef Donkey Charters won’t disappoint. So hop on board and experience the fishing adventure of a lifetime!



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  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    up to 4 persons
    You get to decide what you want to do on this full-day trip. If you'd like to stay inshore, you'll get to hunt the flats for fantastic species such as Trout and Redfish, or head further offshore and go trolling for King Mackerel. The beauty of this trip is that there's time for both, so spend half your day inshore and half nearshore to get the most out of your day!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    These waters have so much to offer that you get to choose whether you want to stay in the flats of St. Joseph's Bay, or head outside the beaches to experience some nearshore fishing. Inshore, you'll drift fish for Trout and Redfish, while you'll be trolling for King Mackerel should you head further out.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    Choose between inshore and nearshore fishing on this extended half-day trip. If you head further afield, you'll get to go trolling for King Mackerel, whereas if you stay inshore and take advantage of the flats, you'll go after Trout and Redfish, among others.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    Fish the inshore waters of St. Joseph's Bay, taking advantage of the open bay and the enclosed, winding, shallow flats that protect it from the Gulf. You'll be targeting Redfish, Trout, and more as you get to experience the exciting struggle of hooking one, then reward yourself with a treat for the table.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Scalloping
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $250
    up to 4 persons
    Spend your morning hunting the grass flats of St. Joseph's Bay for your daily limit of Scallops. There's fun for the whole family as you get up close and personal with the underworld, as well as bagging yourself a succulent treat to take home.
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About the Captain

Wilkin Lane
Port St. Joe, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
40 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since May 2015
Captain Wilkin started working on saltwater trips in the Panhandle in 2012, when he supervised diving trips. In 2013 he got his captain's license and started running his own business. As he had been saltwater fishing ever since childhood, it made sense for Captain Wilkin to follow his passion and run his own fishing charter guide service. Thus, Reef Donkey Charters was born, and now Wilkin is overjoyed to call his passion his profession.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder

Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Pompano
Redfish

Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout
Tarpon
Triggerfish (Gray)

Boat Specs

Shallow Sport (Flats boat) originally built in 2010. Powered by a 225HP Yamaha Vmax SHO engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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:
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Visa
Mastercard
American Express
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Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (14)
4.50
out of 5 stars from 40 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Family Trip
5-hour charter with Captain Wilkin
5-hour charter with Captain Wilkin
+11
Angler Rating
27
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2
2
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
85%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Don W.
Wewahitchka, FL
 5.00
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5-hour charter with Captain Wilkin

VERIFIED   June 14, 2019
I took my son, his girlfriend, and one one of my grandsons on the 5-hour charter with Captain Wilkin; we all had a great time...
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Anstey H.
Port Saint Joe, Florida
 5.00
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April fishing trip

VERIFIED   April 17, 2019
We had a fun day out on the water.  As sometimes happens, Mother Nature dictates where we were going to fish.  Cpt...
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Blake H.
Kingsport, Tennessee
 5.00
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Family Trip

VERIFIED   June 18, 2019
Wilkin is an awesome guy who made the first guide trip for my girls an awesome experience. Got a limit and had a great fish...
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Paul L.
Dothan, AL
 4.67
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Fishing with Wilkin

VERIFIED   August 3, 2019
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Tim A.
Blountstown, FL
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VERIFIED   July 17, 2019
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