Reef Relief Charters

Reef Relief Charters invites you to hop on for an exciting fishing trip out of Saint Petersburg, Florida. This is a father and son operation run by Captains Richard and David Kleinhans. Both of them are passionate anglers and have been fishing in the Gulf for over two decades now.

Their boat is “The Reef Relief,” a 31’ Island Hopper that runs on a single 375 HP Cummins engine. It’s outfitted with a private head, which comes very useful on longer trips. Other than that, expect a full array of navigation electronics, a livewell for bait, and a flybridge with a view. With enough room for up to 6 anglers, you can bring the whole family along for the ride!

Captains Rich and Dave specialize in offshore fishing and what better place for that than the Gulf of Mexico. Those interested in sportfishing will have their hands full with Kingfish, Tuna, Cobia, Sharks and more besides. If you’d prefer to go after some bottom feeders instead, you’re in luck. From Flounder to a number of different Grouper and Snapper, the reefs are teeming with delicious fish. And the captains will make sure to clean your catch in the end.

Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are all included in the price of any given trip. Snorkeling gear can be made available upon request. Just make sure to pack your favorite pair of polarized sunglasses, as well as some drinks and snacks if you’re so inclined. All that’s left then is to get your game face on and come aboard!



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  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Shorter trips usually involve heading up to 13 miles offshore for the fish of your choice. It's great for spending a relaxed couple of hours with the family. The great thing about these trips is that you can find the same fish as you would on longer trips.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    A standard half day trip lasts 4 hours and involves fishing at up to 13 miles offshore. It's perfect for taking the kids out for their first time! You still have the potential of catching the same fish as on longer trips!
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About the Charter Operator

Reef Relief Charters
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
69 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2018
My father and I have been fishing the gulf for over 25 years. We lobster in the Keys, scallop in Crystal River, and fish out of John's Pass. We enjoy being on the water and bringing home some of Florida's best seafood. And we are passionate about helping other people fall in love with Florida's best as well!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Snapper (Lane) Snapper (Lane)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)

Boat Specs

Island Hopper (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1989, and restored in 2011. Powered by a 375HP Cummins Diesel engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

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 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.74
out of 5 stars from 66 reviews
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Half Day Trip with Capt Rich
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
89%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
75%
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Clinton S.
Westfield, IN
 5.00
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on December 30, 2020
We had a great time with Captain David.  He was personable and a really great guy.  He took us to 3 spots, and we...
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Brian M.
Charlotte, NC
 5.00
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Half Day Trip with Reef Relief

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 7, 2020
The service provided was above and beyond what was expected. The captain worked hard to fill our cooler. We caught enough fish...
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Dustin V. W.
San Juan
 5.00
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Half Day trip with kids of multiple ages

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 4, 2020
Had a wonderful half day trip.  Loved every minute of it.  We had two 18 year olds, an 11 year old and a 7 year old. ...
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Anthony A.
Riverview, FL
 5.00
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Half Day Trip with Capt Rich

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on November 27, 2020
Capt Rich was awesome. Knowledgeable about fishing offshore, boats and boat motors. Got us to a nice spot and caught a bunch...
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Debra P.
Fruitland Park, FL
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Half Day Trip (PM) with Captain Rich

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Fish and Swim (PM) on March 9, 2020
Everyone had a great time.  The weather was fantastic.  Reef Relief Charters was very flexible with our booking,...
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