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 a 25’ Parker that’s powered by a single 300 HP Yamaha 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 an ice box to store your catch in. 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
    Extended Day
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $1,100
    Our extended day trips are usually popular during Red Snapper season, but we are always available to spend some extra time year-round to target big Grouper!
  • Private trip
    Full Day
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $850
    This trip is our bread and butter. You'll ride offshore and target Grouper and Snapper. On these trips, you can also target Mahi, Red Snapper, Kingfish, cobia, and Tuna depending on the season. If you are serious about fishing, this is the trip!!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $650
    This trip is one of the captain's most popular. You'll head out and have the chance to catch keeper-sized Grouper, as well as Snapper, Sea Bass, Sharks, and other reef species. This is perfect for people who want more than a half day but are not quite sure if they would like a full day offshore.
  • 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)
    $500
    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)
    $500
    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
90 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

Parker (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2011. Powered by a 300HP 2021 Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

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

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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
99%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
78%
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Ricky B.
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10 hour trip with Captain David of reef relief

VERIFIED   NEW  Extended Day on June 3, 2021
We had a great day with Captain David we limited out on red grouper, got some mangrove snapper overall we did good Captain...
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Half day trip with Captain Dave

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on April 6, 2021
Had a great time on the water with Captain Dave. He set us on a bunch of fish. With six of us reeling them in he got a workout...
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   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 caught...
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Charlotte, NC
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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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San Juan
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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.  The...
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FAQs about Reef Relief Charters

Reef Relief Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $850 per group - Full Day (8 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - Extended Day (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Reef Relief Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Reef Relief Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Reef Relief Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Reef Relief Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Reef Relief Charters include:
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Snapper (Lane)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)