Island Dog - Reel Deal

Island Dog Water Sports is one of Ocho Rios’ real success stories. Captain Shalton Whyte operates a fleet of awesome sportfishing boats which head out every day in search of pelagic species like Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, and Tuna. The Reel Deal is one of the best in the fleet, able to carry large groups out to the incredible deep sea fisheries Jamaica is blessed with.

The Reel Deal is a 43’ Tiara cruiser with room aboard for up to 12 guests. Her twin Detroit diesels produce a staggering 1,300HP between them, getting you out to the fishing grounds in no time. Once you’re there, her high-tech Furuno electronics will sweep the deep while her outriggers and downriggers spread your lines, each baited with fresh Ballyhoo - nothing but the best here!

The thing that makes big game fishing so great in Ocho Rios is the fact that the water gets real deep real fast - and doesn’t stop dropping! This means that even on a half day trip, you can battle species you would expect to travel an hour just for a glimpse of. Captain Shalton takes full advantage of this, running four, six, and eight-hour trips so you can enjoy the area’s big game fishing, no matter your schedule.

Half day trips usually focus on trolling for Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and King Mackerel near the coastline. That’s not all you’ll find, though. Sailfish, Tuna, and even Marlin are known to come very close to shore in Jamaica. Book in for a full day trip, and you can head 20+ miles out to less fished waters where the real bluewater monsters lurk.

All trips come with tackle, bait, lures, and licenses, as well as a selection of drinks to keep you cool and energized. At the end of your trip, your catch will be fairly shared between you and the crew. Whatever you take will be cleaned and filleted for you, ready to enjoy as the perfect end to a great day on the water.

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Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $3,000
    With the whole day on the water, you can head up to 20 miles out in search of monster Blue and White Marlin, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, and more. This is some of the best big game action in the Caribbean, hitting spots with lower fishing pressure in search of real titans.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $2,200
    This is a six-hour trip that will take you fishing for Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, and other big game species in the deep waters just a few miles from harbor. With a couple of extra hours, you can rack up a serious number of hits, or head further out in search of a real monster.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $1,500
    Head out to the deep blue waters just 10 minutes from Ocho Rios to battle Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, King Mackerel, and Billfish. This is real big game fishing, just without the travel times.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $1,500
    This trip is great for late risers or those who already have plans in the morning. Head out in search of Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Sailfish, Tuna, and even Marlin on this 4-hour trip.
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About the Captain

Shalton Whyte
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
61 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since September 2015
I did not become a fisherman. I discovered that I was a fisherman from a tender age when there was nothing to me like catching a fish, so I just continue the life of catching fish until this day. My preferred style of fishing would be trolling with live bait, kite fishing, following weed lines, watching birds, and also watching the waves.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)

Marlin (White) Marlin (White)
Sailfish Sailfish
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Tiara (Cruiser) originally built in 1999. Powered by 2 650HP Detroit engines.

Length
43 ft
Capacity
12 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Snorkeling Equipment
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Snorkeling Equipment

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Ocho Rios to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

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

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FAQs about Island Dog - Reel Deal

Island Dog - Reel Deal offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,500 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $2,200 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $3,000 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Island Dog - Reel Deal, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Full head)
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Snorkeling Equipment (Available with prior notice)
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System (Full surround sound system)
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Island Dog - Reel Deal include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn International, Shimano)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Beer and water)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Island Dog - Reel Deal offers the following type of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing

Island Dog - Reel Deal offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Island Dog - Reel Deal include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Sailfish
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo