Reel Crazy Charters

Bridge House, Cavans Lane
St Michael, Barbados

Situated on the easternmost point of the Caribbean Sea, Barbados is a must if you are interested in sport fishing in the Caribbean. With good fishing all year round, the area is populated with big game fish from November to May, when large Wahoo, Tuna, and other big game fish become frequent catches.

Zed’s Surfing Adventures operate their fishing trips aboard the Reel Crazy, a 26 ft Strike center console that offers guests a stable and solid ride to the offshore deep sea areas and reefs. The boat is outfitted with GPS, fishfinder and radar, as well as a VHF radio for communication with the shore if necessary. Up to four guests are welcome to fish aboard the Reel Crazy at a time, and they are sure to appreciate the boat’s amenities, which include a toilet and fresh water wash down. The boat’s fishing gear includes outriggers, downriggers, and a fighting chair, all of which will contribute to your chance of catching your target fish.

A variety of fishing techniques may be used during your trip, depending on your preferences and what the experienced captain decides will be most effective given the time of year and conditions on the day. Whether trolling, bottom fishing, or testing yourself with the challenge of handline fishing, you will be given every opportunity to hook a catch.

As well as being an experienced fisherman, Captain Zed is passionate about spearfishing and snorkelling, and he provides all the equipment you will need to explore the underwater treasures along Barbados’ coastline. Swim alongside turtles, explore underwater shipwrecks, and get the most out of your time both on and under the water.

Zed’s Surfing Adventures are careful to tailor every trip to suit their clients. This is why they only offer private boat charters, meaning you will always be able to enjoy a trip that is perfectly suited for your individual group.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Bonanza 650
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Nov - 31 May
    US$ 650
    up to 4 persons
    This day trip gives us more time to target that big one of a lifetime, Blue Marlin. This is mainly an offshore trip where we run the contours for big Game. We will fish for all Marlin as well as wahoo, Mahi Mahi and Tuna. Pick this trip for a full day of fishing. Refreshment includes Beer, water, coke and sprite , with lunch available. Best suited for avid fishermen and fisherwomen...
  • Private trip
    Hooking Up 500
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Nov - 31 May
    US$ 500
    up to 4 persons
    We fish for Marlin, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Tuna. The hooking up offers more time to target big game fish. Refreshments include , Beer, water, coke and sprite and we offer sub sandwiches for lunch... Let our team put you on the fish this season.
  • Private trip
    Fishing Frenzy 400
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Nov - 31 May
    US$ 400
    up to 4 persons
    We fish for Wahoo, Tuna, Mahi Mahi for the duration of 4 hours... Start times from 6am and latest 8am for 4 hours... Refreshments on board include Beer, water coke and sprite... Pick up from christ church and St Michael included.
  • Shared trip
    Shared 4 hour Am
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 150
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    Share a fishing trip with us on Reel Crazy. This is 4 hours of Wahoo, mahi, tuna and can include inshore light tackle for horse eye jacks, barracuda. Drinks, snacks are on the boat and transport included within some areas on the south and west coast that are close to Bridgetown. 3 people maximum . Come and enjoy a great fishing experience with a fun crew.
  • Shared trip
    Shared 4 hour Pm
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 150
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    Share a fishing trip with us on Reel Crazy. This is 4 hours of Wahoo, mahi, tuna and can include inshore light tackle for horse eye jacks, barracuda. Drinks, snacks are on the boat and transport included within some areas on the south and west coast that are close to Bridgetown. 3 people maximum . Come and enjoy a great fishing experience with a fun crew.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Barracuda (Great)
  Bonito
  Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  Marlin (Blue)

  Tuna (Blackfin)
  Wahoo

Boat Specs

Strike (Center console) originally built in 1985, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 170HP Yanmar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 14 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Outriggers
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard

About the Captain

Zed Layson
St Michael, Barbados
Member since February 2014
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I have been fishing for years: I grew up as a spear fisherman and professional surfer and now I own and operate a successful surf school in Barbados. I started offering fishing trips as well as surfing a few years ago, partly because of the enjoyment it gives me, and also so that the guests staying at our apartments can get the taste of more adventurous activities.
Response time: 3 hours
Response rate: 96%

Customer Reviews

4.79 out of 5 stars from 28 reviews

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Josh and Mario were more than fantastic. They worked hard to put fish on the boat for you. Great experience, great fishing, great service. I would recommend them to anyone!!! I’ll be back for more. Again, thank you Zed, Josh and Mario!!

Fished May 8, 2018
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Fished March 31, 2018
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My first ever pelagic trip and what a corker! Two blue marlin in a six hour charter, great support and company from the crew Zed and Robert, who had to work hard in difficult conditions to keep us fishing. No surprise to me we were the only successful charter that day. Would definitely book them again.

Fished February 5, 2018
Zed Layson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on February 5, 2018

Thank David. We did have a rough time in all the seaweed but it paid off well. Bucket list pelagic off the list.
Hope to see you again soon.

Zed

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