Reel Estate - Capt. Ryan Harrington

6701 34th St S
St. Petersburg FL, United States

Capt. Ryan Harrington is the owner and operator of Reel Estate Charters, offering daily inshore and nearshore fishing trips in the Tampa Bay area. Born and raised on the Tierra Verde island, Ryan has been surrounded by the waters of Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico virtually his entire life. Saltwater runs through his blood and is much more than just an occupation - fishing has always been an integral part of his life.

Captain Harrington dons over 30 years of experience and fishing expertise, tackling just about any game species you can imagine throughout the course of his career, from the infamous Blue Marlin to the rod-breaking Bonefish. He specializes in light tackle and fly fishing for various game species that call the Tampa Bay area home. Snook, Redfish, Snapper, Grouper, Sea Trout and Tarpon are likely to be your main targets, however Captain Ryan is no stranger to catering to specific client preferences, going after the many other species in the area that might be on your fishing bucket list.

Ryan operates a 2200 Ranger Bay Boat, powered by 250HP H.O. Evinrude E-Tec G2 engine. The vessel is fully tournament-rigged and completely equipped with electronics by Hummingbird with sidescan technology, a full dual tower, Minn Kota GPS trolling motors as well as dual Power Pole anchoring system. It can comfortably accommodate up to 4 fishermen on board.

Appropriate fishing gear for all member of your party are supplied by the captain - you’ll be using Ryan’s own personal tournament rods and reels, to help you tackle the many game fish of the Tampa Bay. Fly fishing equipment can be made available upon request as well. Both live and artificial bait are provided, as are snacks, drinks, a cooler with ice, as well as cleaning and bagging of your day’s catch. Fishing licenses for all anglers fishing with Reel Estate Charters are covered by Captain Harrington at no additional charge.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 4 persons
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
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About this listing

Boat Specs

Ranger () originally built in 2008, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 250HP Evinrude engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 46 knots.

22 ft
4 persons

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in St. Petersburg to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


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:
American Express

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

About the Captain

Ryan Harrington
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
Member since December 2014
Capt. Ryan Harrington was born and raised on the island of Tierra Verde surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay waters. Saltwater runs through his blood and fishing has always been a part of his life. With over 30 years experience on the water Capt. Ryan has tackled just about every species on his bucket list from blue marlin to bonefish. He specializes in inshore and nearshore gamefish in and around Tampa Bay. Snook, redfish, trout, tarpon, snapper and grouper are main targets but his experience often caters to many other species on his clients bucket list. Capt. Ryan is a proud member of the National Team Evinride (consisting of only 26 professionals around the country), and is on Pro Staff for St. Croix rods, Canyon Reels, Oceanic Gear, Simrad, Mirrolure, Power Pole, Wet Sounds, Fishbrain, Mustad, Under Armour, Minn Kota, Gray Taxidermy and Maui Jim sunglasses.
Response time: 10 hours
Response rate: 82%

Customer Reviews

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My boyfriend and I charted a full day trip with Capt. Harrington in March, 2015.  Capt. Harrington contacted us prior to our trip to confirm our reservation and ask what we were interested in catching. We requested to catch a variety of fish including something we could have for dinner, and that was exactly what we did. Capt. Harrington was very accommodating and picked us up at a local restaurant dock that was close to our hotel and that also ended up cooking up some of the sea trout we caught that day.  He had all bait, tackle and rods ready for a full day of fishing.  Our favorite catch of the day was a 31 inch redfish!! We also caught sand shark, sea trout and crevalle jack.  We also enjoyed the view of 3 different groups of Dolphins playing around us and multiple stingrays. Not only did we catch fish but Capt. Harrington was very knowledgable about the surrounding areas and gave us lots of ideas for activities to do on the remainder of our trip. Ryan provided plenty of refreshments and kept us well hydrated for a full day on the water. We would definitely recommend a fishing trip with Capt. Harrington and should we have the chance again, we would book with Capt. Harrington. Enjoy your trip!

Fished March 23, 2015
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