Singing Reel Charters

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Singing Reel Charters runs year-round fishing trips out of Whale Harbor Marina, in the sportfishing capital of the world — Islamorada. Whether you’re looking for juicy table fare around the reefs and rocky bottoms or want to go further offshore, this charter service will help you get a catch to remember.

Captain Tony has been fishing his whole life. He grew up around the water and has a knack for finding the fish. He knows the good spots of Islamorada and works around the clients to make their trip worth the while. With Capt. Tony, it’s not just about a friendly service, but also but learning what fishing is. He will gladly share tips and tricks with any angler, from a family with kids to seasoned fishermen.

Captain Tony operates the Singing Reel II, a 42’ Hatteras Sportfish Convertible with a 14’ beam. She is powered by Twin 671-t Detriot 485 HP engines, is fitted with only the best electronic equipment, and uses high-quality rods, reels, and tackle. The boat can take up to 6 people. She has 3 berths, a salon, a head with a shower, and a fully equipped kitchen. For your entertainment, there are also 3 flat screen TVs and a stereo on board.

With Singing Reel Charters, you can try anything from trolling for Wahoo & Mahi Mahi to bottom fishing for Yellowtail and Mutton Snapper and Grouper. You can either explore the reefs or head further out. Captain Tony will help you out and will tailor the trip to meet your needs. His trips are flexible, as he cares about providing an enjoyable fishing experience.

Capt. Tony will supply all the rods, reels, and tackle, as well as live bait. You basically need to hop a board and get ready for the action. The first mate works for tips, so don’t forget to tip him 20% of the trip price!

Bring your own food and drinks. There might be some bottled water onboard as well. Pack a cap, sunglasses, light clothes, and don’t forget to pack your camera. You will want to have a nice shot of your trip. Invite your friends and come along!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,300
    price breakdown
    $1,300
    This eight hour trip is a great choice for more experienced anglers. It can be a mix of reef fishing to catch Yellowtail, Mangrove Snapper, Hogfish, Grouper, and Mutton Snapper, or you can a bit further out to target Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Sailfish, and Wahoo. Offshore fishing consists of trolling, throwing pitch baits and bottom fishing. Times are flexible. The gear is supplied along with the license, but you will need food and drinks. Pack sunblock, a hat, sunglasses, sunblock, and a camera.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,150
    price breakdown
    $1,150
    On this six hour trip you can head to the reefs and target a variety of Snapper and Grouper, or go a bit further out to get some bigger fish such as Mahi, Tuna or Wahoo. It's a good choice for more experienced anglers. You will get all the gear and the license, but you need to bring your own food and beverages. Pack a cap, sunglasses, and sunblock, as well as a camera. Dress for the weather. There is a cooler onboard for your provisions.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    The half day trip runs for four hours and it is perfect for both families as an introductory fishing trip and the most experienced anglers. You will be primarily fishing around the reefs and targeting Yellowtail Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Hogfish, Grouper, Mutton Snapper. The captain will provide all the fishing gear and the license, while you should bring favorite food and drinks. It's also a good idea to bring a cap, sunglasses, sunblock, light clothes, and a camera. This trip is not an offshore trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    The half day trip runs for four hours and it is perfect for both families as an introductory fishing trip and the most experienced anglers. You will be primarily fishing around the reefs and targeting Yellowtail Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Hogfish, Grouper, Mutton Snapper. The captain will provide all the fishing gear and the license, while you should bring favorite food and drinks. It's also a good idea to bring a cap, sunglasses, sunblock, light clothes, and a camera. This trip is not an offshore trip.
  • Private trip
    Tarpon/Shark – Evening
    In demand! Last booked: 14 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    This short trip can be filled with action in no time. You will be going after Tarpon and Shark at the sunset. The departure times are flexible and trips run for three hours. This is your chance to reel in some of the largest fighting fish primarily around the bridges and back bay areas. Light tackle makes this a fun challenge. The captain will provide all the gear, while you should bring some snacks and drinks. The fishing license is included in the trip. Bring a camera.
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About the Captain

Tony Nagel
Islamorada, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
48 Fishing Reports
59 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2016
Master Capt. Tony has been a fisherman his entire life. With over four decades of experience, Capt. Tony knows all the nooks and crannies of local waters. Taking up sport fishing at an early age, Tony has honed his skills over the years and knows how to put you on fish. He has grown up working with many great fishermen and learnt a great deal about fishing but also about custom rod making. From Montauk Point to the Canyons off New Jersey to Ocean City Maryland, as well as Costa Rica and Dominican Republic and more, Capt. Tony has fished with success. He likes helping and teaching newbies as well as fishing aside the most experienced anglers. A trip with Capt. Tony is an enjoyable experience. Capt. Tony is a USCG Licensed Master Captain.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Grouper (Black)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Permit Permit
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)
Tarpon Tarpon
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Hatteras (Convertible) originally built in 1971, and restored in 1988. Powered by 2 485HP Detroit engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots.

Length
42 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.75
out of 5 stars from 59 reviews
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
91%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Michelle P.
Estero, FL
 5.00
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We enjoyed ourselves so much with Singing Reels Charters in Islamorada we booked a second charter for the very next day!! We...
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Jacksonville, FL
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VERIFIED   NEW  July 16, 2020
We had a great time fishing with captain Tony and first mate Travis! They were great and we enjoyed the trip!
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San Juan
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Great family trip - dolphins!
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