Are you ready for a fishing adventure unlike any other? Then book a trip with Reel Cranky Sportfishing today for an unforgettable day out. You’ll be well looked after by Captain Scott McGourty, who founded this charter company in 2017. With nearly 3 decades of experience fishing these waters you know that he’ll take you to the best places for the most rod-bending action.

Hop on board his 31 Yellowfin,  ready to take you and 5 of your fishing friends out up to 30 miles from shore. The twin 300 HP Yamaha engines will have you on top of the fish with minutes, whilst the fishfinder will keep you on top of them all day long.

Species you’ll be targeting range depending on the season. Expect to reel in Sailfish, Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Yellowtail Snapper, Red Grouper, Kingfish, Blacktip Shark, and many more. Whatever your experience level, there is a fish out here with your name on it. If you’re looking for a tasty treat and lots of action for the kids, the reefs are full of Snapper for them to reel in.

If you prefer to fight a fish that travels faster than you did on your ride to the dock, then Capt. Scott will take you out to target Kingfish, which bite all year and make an amazing smoked dip. Sailfish are present all year as well and it’s not uncommon to catch multiples following the winter cold fronts.

Everything you need for a successful fishing trip is included in the price. You’ll use top quality rods and reels from Shimano and Penn that won’t let you down when you’re reeling in your trophy catch. All the lures and bait needed for the day will be supplied, and your fishing license is covered by the boat. You just need to bring along your own food and drink, which can go inside the captain’s cooler on board.

Capt. Scott can’t wait to welcome you on board and have an awesome time out on the water with you. Book now with Reel Cranky Sportfishing and you are sure to come back time and time again.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $525
    This trip can be customized and have a flexible departure time. You'll target a range of Snapper, Grouper, and Cobia, among others. All rods and reels are provided, as well as bait, lures, and a fishing license for the day. Feel free to bring along your own food and drink.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    Departure time is flexible and trips can be customized. Go after Snapper, Grouper, Cobia, and more on this 4 hour trip. Everything you need to fish is included, from rods and reels to your fishing license for the day. You are welcome to bring along your own snacks and refreshments.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $900
    This trip can be fitted around your schedule with its flexible departure time. There is plenty of time to target Sailfish, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and even a Shark or two. Everything you need for a successful fishing trip is included, from gear and tackle to your fishing license. Please bring your own food and drink along – you'll need to keep your energy up!
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About the Captain

Scott McGourty
Boca Raton, Florida, United States
9 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
7 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2018
I became a captain for one simple reason: I love to see other people happy when they catch fish. It’s a true escape from our lives and the ocean takes us to a place where we just enjoy life. Many times someone will tell their fishing story about an amazing trip they had – that’s where I want to come in. I want to provide that amazing trip that you can talk about forever!

About this listing

Targeted species

Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper

Boat specs

Yellowfin yachts (Center console) originally built in 2012. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 65 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Nov. through to March
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Gear always on board
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano, Penn
Live Bait
Prepared before the trip
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No babies. Best if can swim for safety reasons
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

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 7 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
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Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (2)
Fishing with Scott
Good Trip
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
67%
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Àaron J.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Half day trip with Captain Scott McGourty September 4th 2021

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on September 4, 2021
Captain Scott put us on some nice fish today,  Sept. 4th,  2021 He is a true professional who knows his craft.  He...
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Richard T.
Saugus, MA
Excellent
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Fishing with Scott

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 21, 2021
Capt..Scott was professional ,knowledgeble and a gtreat guy.Highly reccomend this charter.
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Dorinda M.
Palm City, FL
Excellent
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on June 19, 2021
Great trip and the first mate, Hunter is the man! Thank you, we had fun.
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Arnold B.
Boca Raton, FL
Excellent
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Fishing with Scott

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 17, 2019
Captain Scott McCourty was excellent, put us right on the yellow tail snapper, and we had dinner for 8 in no time. Also caught...
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William D. W.
Mackinaw, IL
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Good Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 15, 2019
Had a good but not great day fishing. Not the captains fault, but fish just were not biting. Caught 1 nice kingfish and 1 keeper...
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FAQs about Reel Cranky Sportfishing Charters

Reel Cranky Sportfishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $525 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $900 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Reel Cranky Sportfishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Snorkeling Equipment Gear always on board
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Reel Cranky Sportfishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano, Penn)
  • Live Bait (Prepared before the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Reel Cranky Sportfishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Reel Cranky Sportfishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing (Nov. through to March)
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Reel Cranky Sportfishing Charters include:
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo