Reel Busy Shark Charter

If you want to experience some of the best fishing that Georgia has to offer, head to Darien and book a trip with Reel Busy Shark Charter. Captain Billy Stafford aims to provide unforgettable charters to his customers and he guarantees you’ll have a blast fishing with him.

His boat is a 25’ Contender center console welcoming up to 6 anglers of all experience levels. It comes equipped with twin 150 HP Yamaha motors, state of the art navigational electronics and safety gear, outriggers, downriggers, a live bait tank, and an ice-box.

Reel Busy Shark Charter offers a wide range of fishing options – from freshwater to inshore and offshore, from Darien, Sapelo, and Blackbeard, to other Georgia top fishing destinations. Depending on your fishing desires, you’ll get the opportunity to land Cobia, Snapper, Grouper, Bass, Sharks, and many other fantastic species. You can also set a few crab traps with no additional cost.

The charter covers all gear needed for a top-notch day on the water, from the best tackle to lures and live bait. Fishing licenses are also provided and your catch will be cleaned and filleted at the dock after the trip.

And the best thing about this charter? Apart from fishing, you’ll also get to enjoy the beautiful scenery, see dolphins, gators, and submarines off the coast. It’s never too soon to book an adventure like this!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Jun 1
    $1,250
    price breakdown
    $1,250
    This 8-hour trip will see you fishing 6-20 miles offshore in pursuit of the likes of Tuna, Cobia, Mahi, Snapper, Grouper, and much more. It will usually take you 25 minutes-2 hours to reach the best fisheries, depending on the bite.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Offshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    This morning trip will take you fishing the waters 6-20 miles offshore for 6 hours. Mahi, Snapper, Grouper, Tuna, Cobia, and many other fantastic species will be on the menu.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    This full day trip will provide you with plenty of time to explore the productive inshore waters. You'll target different species including Redfish, Trout, Sheepshead, Whiting, and whatever else you may come across.
  • Private trip
    Bull Redfish
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Nov 1
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Head out on an adventure and battle Bull Redfish that can average anywhere from 15 to 50 pounds. You also catch big Bull Shark, huge Stingrays, and anything else on the bottom. Makes for one heck of a day trip!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 1
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    You can never go wrong with some inshore fishing in the morning and that's exactly what this 4-hour trip is all about. The ride to the best spots will take only 15-25 minutes and you'll get to battle Sharks, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Kingfish, Redfish, and many other cool inshore species.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Shark Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Spend 5 hours targeting some of the fiercest predators in the seas – Sharks. Get ready for a fight because these monsters will put up a fight, whether it's a 3-footer or a 13-footer you have hooked. You'll get to hear your reels screaming and see the Sharks jumping out of the water so hop on board and get ready for a day full of excitement.

About the Captain

Billy Stafford
Brunswick, Georgia, United States
5 Fishing Reports
33 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2018
Captain Billy Stafford has been fishing for 40 years and has been a charter captain for three years. He chose this career because "it was the only logical thing." He started fishing in South Carolina and his fishing endeavors took him as far as fishing for Salmon in Alaska and Halibut fishing from Alaska to California. Join him on the water and let him share a lifetime of experience and fishing stories with you.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish

Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tripletail Tripletail
Tuna (Bigeye) Tuna (Bigeye)

Boat Specs

Contender (Center console) originally built in 2006. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 43 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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 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
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.97
out of 5 stars from 33 reviews
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
96%
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Matt R.
Watkinsville, GA
 5.00
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6 hour off shore trip with Captain Billy Stafford

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Offshore (PM) on July 10, 2020
We had an awesome time July 10, 2020. Captain Billy did a great job putting us on. He likes to catch fresh bait fish when you...
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VERIFIED   June 22, 2020
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Jason S.
Saint Simons Island, GA
 5.00
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Mackerel Fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) on July 16, 2020
This was a fun trip for me and my 13 yr old son.  Captain Stafford greeted us at the fish camp and off we went. ...
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Donny T.
Vienna, GA
 5.00
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Great time

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) on September 25, 2020
We had a great time the captain had a last minute family emergency but got us on with another guy in his crew and we got...
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Sabrina A.
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Half day being real busy with Reel Busy Shark Charter

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Offshore (PM) on August 9, 2020
My husband and I decided do a little off shore fishing and WOW, are we glad we went with Capt. Billy Stafford! Word of advice…...
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