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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.

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
    Full Day Trip
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $800
    up to 6 persons
    Full day trips last 8 hours and you can expect to go some 13-25 miles offshore. This trip gives you the best chance of filling your cooler full of great fish! You'll be visiting places where the big ones live!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Fish and Swim
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $800
    up to 6 persons
    This trip is the perfect way to spend a day on the water! To begin with, you'll be fishing some 12 miles offshore. After that, the crew will take you to the ruins near Egmont Key to swim and explore the breathtaking sights.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Fish and Swim (AM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:35 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $450
    up to 6 persons
    This trip lasts 4 hours and the crew will usually take you about 12 miles offshore. After some fishing, you'll be headed to the Egmont Key ruins to swim and explore the great snorkeling sights!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Fish and Swim (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $450
    up to 6 persons
    Also available in the afternoon tris trip is a great way to mix angling and relaxing. First you'll do some fishing, after which you'll be headed to the Egmont Key ruins to swim and explore the sights!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $450
    up to 6 persons
    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)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $450
    up to 6 persons
    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
Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
38 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!

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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
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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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4.77
out of 5 stars from 38 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Fishing with Captain Rich was amazing
Captain Rich kept us on the fish
We a have a wonderful time
+50
Angler Rating
30
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
89%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
77%
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John C.
Orlando, Florida
 5.00
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Half day trip with Captain Dave

VERIFIED   June 5, 2019
A big thanks to Captain Dave and Reef Relief charters for our fishing trip yesterday!  Dave was awesome and the whole...
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Stacy B.
Fitzgerald, Georgia
 5.00
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Full day with Captain Rich

VERIFIED   NEW  June 22, 2019
Great experience ,  the best captain by far of all of our trips , would highly recommend using this charter , we will...
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Jeremy W.
Seminole, FL
 5.00
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Great trip with Captain Dave

VERIFIED   March 13, 2019
Dave showed us a great time on our half-day trip.  We could tell that he really wanted us to land some big fish, even...
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Thomas B.
Zeeland, MI
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   April 1, 2019
We had an awesome half day trip.  We had 3 adults and 3 boys (ages 12, 11 & 8).  We fished for mackerel. ...
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Joel J.
Orlando, Florida
 5.00
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Non-stop Fish with Captain David

March 25, 2019
From the first drop to the last minute we were on the fish! Granted that the weather was perfect and the fishing hot, but captain...
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