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
    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
    Full Day Trip – Inshore Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $750
    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
    3/4 Day Trip – Offshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $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
    King/Spanish Mackerel Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 26 - Oct 18
    $600
    Mackerel trips are both full of excitement and usually very productive! Hooking into a King Mackerel will have your reel screaming while Spanish Mackerel will make for a delicious meal. Embark on this Mackerel adventure and come back with dinner in tow.
  • Private trip
    Black Seabass Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    Black Seabass trips are full of action! You'll mostly be bottom fishing on this trip, meaning you'll also have a chance to catch Grouper, Snapper, and any other bottom-dwelling fish.
  • Private trip
    Bull Redfish
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Nov 1
    $500
    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 - Apr 30
    $500
    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,Redfish, and many other cool inshore species.
  • Private trip
    Whiting Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 23 - Aug 1
    $500
    Spend 6 hours bottom fishing for Whiting! They're great to catch and delicious to eat, and with all the equipment provided, you're sure to have a fun time on the water.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (A (copy)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Apr 30
    $450
    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
    $450
    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.
  • Private trip
    Captains choice
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    Whatever I think is biting at the time time I’ll try to put you on as many fish As I can
  • Private trip
    Kids Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    This trip is geared towards kids fishing! You'll spend 4 hours on the water, bottom fishing and having a fun time reeling in fish!
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About the Captain

Billy Stafford
Darien, Georgia, United States
5 Fishing Reports
67 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
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Black Seabass

Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Tripletail Tripletail
Tuna (Bigeye) Bigeye Tuna

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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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, an additional 2.5% charge will apply.

Customer Reviews

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One of the larger hammerheads
Another hammerhead
Big redfish!
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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
95%
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Mike S.
Hiram, GA
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Wow! Great trip! Mostly BIG redfish and small to medium hammerheads

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) on October 25, 2021
This was a great trip!  To save reading, we will charter with Reel Busy Shark Charters again!  We lost count, but estimate...
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Jennifer M.
Macon, Georgia
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VERIFIED   Black Seabass Trip on September 5, 2021
There was wonderful communication with the Captain before the trip even began. We were told the seas were going to be rough...
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Brian R.
Southport, NC
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Capt Billy put us on the reds!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Offshore (AM) on August 9, 2021
We stayed real busy all day, reelin in reds on Reel Busy!  Shark got to one of em right by the boat and all I brought in was...
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Gary E.
Huntersville, NC
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6 hour inshore with Cap't Billy

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) on April 14, 2021
We were only in the area for a few days and had not been here before. My wife and our well behaved dog and myself had a great...
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Sevierville, TN
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6 Hour trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Offshore (AM) on April 23, 2021
We met Captain Billy at 8 am to get ready to go on our trip. He is very friendly and very knowledgeable. We got out onto the...
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FAQs about Reel Busy Shark Charter

Reel Busy Shark Charter offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Captains choice (4 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Kids Trip (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Inshore (A (copy) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Shark Fishing (5 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Black Seabass Trip (6 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Bull Redfish (6 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) (6 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Whiting Trip (6 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Offshore (AM) (6 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - King/Spanish Mackerel Trip (6 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip – Inshore Fishing (8 hours)
  • $1,250 per group - Full Day Trip – Offshore (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Reel Busy Shark Charter, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Reel Busy Shark Charter include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Done at the dock after the trip)
  • Fishing License

Reel Busy Shark Charter offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 20 miles)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Reel Busy Shark Charter offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Reel Busy Shark Charter include:
  • Cobia
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tripletail
  • Tuna (Bigeye)