Reel Fun Charters

3603 Thomas Dr
Panama City Beach FL, United States

Reel Fun Charters runs fishing trips around the waters of Panama City Beach, FL. If you’re looking to enrich your vacation, or feel like fishing, this charter has what you need. These fisheries are great year round, with the likes of Red Snapper, Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, Tarpon, Mahi Mahi, Redfish, and Amberjack biting.

Captain Terry is the owner and the face behind Reel Fun Charters. He has over two decades of fishing experience to his name, with fisheries spanning the Gulf from Louisiana to the Bahamas. He has also taken part in deep sea tournaments, and often people ask him to steer their boats during tourneys. Captain Terry will make sure to deliver professional service to customers onboard.

He provides quality fishing equipment, with fine tackle and reels. He will also bring lures and live bait, and will take care of the fishing license. He supports catch and release program, but if you’d like, you can take your catch home. If fishing on the fly is your thing, Captain Terry has the gear on the boat.

The vessel is a 24’ Sea Pro center console, built in 2008, and restored in 2016. She is equipped with a 200 HP Yamaha 200 four-stroke engine, and can cruise at the speeds of up to 26 knots. Up to four anglers can come along, and they will find enough room when fishing. The boat is equipped with GPS, a fishfinder, has a live bait well, and stores the required safety equipment.

You will target different fisheries depending on what’s the most productive spot at the moment, staying inshore, or treading further off the coast, to reefs and wrecks. You can try jigging, or fly fishing, using light tackle. Captain Terry is experienced and knows what works the best. Put on sunblock, shades, a cap. Bring snacks and drinks, and come along for a fun day out!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 960
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    On this full day fishing trip, you will have plenty of time to try and land trophy catch. Fish are in the water year round, and you can fish for Reds, Bonito, Bluefish, Shark, Mahi Mahi, Speckled Seatrout, Spanish or King Mackerel. The trip rates include a fishing license, fly fishing equipment, rods, reels, tackle, lures, and live bait. Catch and release is supported, but if you'd like, you can take the catch home. Put on sunscreen, grab food and drinks, bring a cap, and sunglasses.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 720
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This trip is for anglers who want to have a bit more for fishing. The bite is solid throughout the year, and you can fish for Reds, Bonito, Bluefish, Shark, Mahi Mahi, Speckled Seatrout, Spanish or King Mackerel. The captain will supply you with rods, reels, tackle, lures, and live bait, as well as a fishing license. You can also find fly fishing equipment onboard. if you'd like, take your home, and bring a cooler to store it. Put on sunblock, grab food and drinks, a camera, and dress comfortably.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 480
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This 4 hour trip is a great way to kickstart your morning. Whichever month you decide to book a trip, you will have a variety of species to target. The likes of Trout, Redfish, Bonito, Bluefish, Shark, Mahi Mahi, King or Spanish Mackerel are just some of them. The captain will provide quality fishing gear, and the fishing license. If you like to catch fish on the fly, the equipment is available onboard. You can take the catch home, just bring a cooler. Put on sunblock, grab food and drinks, and come!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    US$ 480
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This four hour fishing trip lets you explore fishing in Panama City. The season is great year round, and you will go after Spotted Seatrout, King or Spanish Mackerel, Redfish, Bonito, Bluefish, Shark, or Mahi Mahi. The captain will provide rods, reels, tackle, lures, and live bait, as well as a fishing license. Fly fishing gear is onboard. You can take the fish home, and can bring a cooler to store it. Put on sunblock, grab food and drinks, and a camera.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Bonito
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish
Snapper (Red)
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Sea Pro (Center console) originally built in 2006, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha 200 four-stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 26 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Jigging
Fly Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. 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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Checks

About the Captain

Terry Mcgowen
Panama City Beach, Florida, United States
Member since November 2014
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Captain Terry is the owner and a captain aboard Reel Fun Charters. He's been steering boats around the Gulf, and knows waters all the way from Louisiana to the Bahamas. Captain Terry has over two decades of experience, and delivers professional service to his customers. He has also taken part in deep sea tournaments with success, and is often asked to step behind the wheel of private boats. He uses quality fishing gear, and knows the spots where fish are biting.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 85%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.87
out of 5 stars from 5 reviews
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Half day with Captain Terry
Guys day out... Doesn't get better than
Guys day out... Doesn't get better than
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Randal Stone
Atlanta, Georgia
 5.00
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Half day with Captain Terry

VERIFIED   October 20, 2017
Had a great time fishing! The captain was very knowledgeable and kept us on the fish!
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Chris Chase
Orlando, Florida
 5.00
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Great half day on Reel Fun!

VERIFIED   July 14, 2017
4 guys for half day trip. We had some sketchy weather, but Capt. Terry skirted us around it and we caught a lot of fish and...
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Bill Wright
Apopka, Florida
 5.00
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Guys day out... Doesn't get better than

VERIFIED   May 17, 2016
Been in on other fishing excursion… By far the best. Captain knowledgeable and knew wher the fish were biting. Great...
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Matthew McGinty
Cordova, Tennessee
 5.00
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Great trip

VERIFIED   July 28, 2015
We had a great trip with Captain Terry. He was very knowledgable and knew where to find the fish. The light tackle was an added...
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Jake Dockery
Panama City, Florida
 4.33
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 20, 2017
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