Book a trip with Reel Vibes Charters and experience the excitement of Cayman Islands’ deep sea fishing. Owner and operator Captain Stephen Ebanks is committed to providing professional guidance and an exciting adventure for anglers of all skill levels. Join him for a day of fishing in Grand Cayman and come see what you’ll reel in next.

Capt. Stephen’s 34’ SeaVee center console allows you to fish at speed and in comfort. This vessel is fitted with a range of safety and navigational gear and marine electronics, including GPS and a fishfinder. A fighting chair with an attached rod gimbal will help you reel in even the biggest catch. There’s also a private toilet to ensure that you won’t sacrifice your comfort, and the experienced crew is always standing by to assist in any way.

While fishing with Capt. Stephen, you’ll cast lines anywhere between 2 and 12 miles offshore. In these waters, it’s common to catch Blue Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, Jack, Grouper, Snapper, and other popular game fish – depending on the time of year and whether on an inshore or offshore charter.

Capt. Stephen is passionate about all types of fishing techniques, from light tackle fishing inshore to big game fishing. Whether you’re a seasoned angler or a novice, he’s ready to help you try your hand at a variety of methods such as bottom fishing, trolling, or drift fishing. He’ll provide top of the line gear by Penn and Shimano to help you land the next big one. 

When you book with Reel Vibes Charters, it includes a fishing license, gear, bottled water, and soft drinks. On combo Fishing/Snorkeling trips there is also the option to stop for lunch at Rum Point. The boat is conveniently docked at the Cayman Yacht Club with free parking just a few feet away, however free transport is also offered from the local area.

You’re welcome to take home any table fish you catch, and Capt. Stephen will gladly clean and bag it for you. Come aboard for an exciting experience and a catch to remember!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Nighttime Reef Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $575
    Enjoy 3 hours at night exploring the stunning Caribbean reefs near to the Cayman Islands shore. Spend your time battling it out with a range of beautiful, exciting, and delicious fish from Tarpon to Snapper, Grouper, and many more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Reef
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    Enjoy 4 hours exploring the stunning Caribbean reefs nearshore to the Cayman Islands shore. Spend your time battling it out with a range of beautiful, exciting, and delicious fish from Tarpon to Snapper, Grouper, and many more. You'll also have option of mixing in some snorkeling at one of the many pristine spots.
  • Private trip
    Cruise Passenger Special
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:30 AM
    $800
    If you're visiting Cayman on a cruise and looking for a quick fishing and snorkeling fix, book this mid morning trip! We will cover everything and provide transportation to and from the cruise terminal as well. Enjoy a bit of Reef Fishing in our productive Cayman Waters, a visit to Stingray City and wrap it up with a quick snorkel stop! We are sure you will have memories to last a lifetime! Everything you need will be waiting on board, so forget all your cares and hop aboard.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Deep Sea (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $900
    Start your day with a splash and get out on the water, exploring the productive deep waters out of Grand Cayman. Come face-to-gills with some of the toughest fighters as you go after Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and many more big game species. Troll to entice these monsters, before using all your strength to reel 'em in.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Deep Sea (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $900
    If you're looking for a quick fishing fix, book this afternoon trip and get back to shore with your catch in time for dinner. Whether it's Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi – you name it, you'll target these tough-fighting, delicious species on the productive Caribbean waters. Try trolling to entice the bite of these beasts and head back to shore with a boatful. Everything you need will be waiting on board, so forget all your cares and hop aboard.
  • Private trip
    Reef Fishing Combo (Fish & Snorkel)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $900
    A Reef Fishing Combo trip is sure to create memories that will last a lifetime for all the family. Spend the first part of your day bottom fishing or slow trolling for Snapper, Grouper, Jacks, Barracuda and more – all within a stone's throw from shore. You won't believe your luck so close to the shore. Then enjoy a visit to some of the islands snorkeling hotspots or have a play with the Stingrays, the choice is all yours!
  • Private trip
    Deep Sea Combo (Fish & Snorkel)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,150
    Start your day hunting the productive deep waters out of Grand Cayman. Try your hand at some serious big game fishing as you go after Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and many more tough-fighting and huge fish. Use various fishing techniques to entice these monsters, before using all your strength to reel 'em in. After a few hours you'll head back inshore to explore some of the most colorful reefs with hundreds of species of coral and fish, and even make a stop at Stingray City.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Deep Sea (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,275
    A 3/4 day charter is sure to create memories that will last a lifetime. Spend the best part of your day trolling for monstrous Blue Marlin, Wahoo, Tuna, Barracuda or Mahi Mahi – all within a stone's throw from shore. You won't believe your luck so close to the shore, and you'll be left breathless at the sight of these beasts. If the weather permits, you may also pay a visit to the famous 12 Mile Bank if you'd like to venture a little further offshore.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Deep Sea (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,500
    Get ready to create lifelong memories with this exciting trip. Head offshore to some of the ocean's deep spots and troll for huge Blue Marlin, tough-fighting Wahoo, delicious Tuna and Mahi Mahi, among many more. You won't have to go far to catch the bite of some of these incredible species, with the Caribbean overflowing with exotic fish. You may even get the chance to visit to the famous 12 Mile Bank a little further out for even more thrilling action. Break up your day with lunch and take it all in.
  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day – Outer Banks
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    15 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 AM
    $2,500
    In search of the ultimate fishing trip? This trip has it all. Spend 15 hours on the water, heading out to the Islands' outer banks. These productive deep water spots are home to incredible, monstrous, and delicious fish. Head to the 60 Mile Bank or Pickle Bank, depending on the weather. Search for Billfish, tough-fighting Wahoo, delicious Mahi Mahi, or Tuna as you embark on the trip of a lifetime. The price doesn't include fuel which will be charged separately by the captain.
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About the Captain

Stephen Ebanks
West Bay, Cayman Islands
3 Fishing Reports
75 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since January 2019
Hi my name is Stephen – a born and bred Caymanian. I come from a long line of ocean lovers and most of my family have made a living from the sea in one way or another. From a very young age l began to see the same love for the ocean developing in me just as it had in my grandfather and his sons over the years. I took every opportunity I could to venture out on the water with them, and that is where I felt most at home. Today this passion has proven to be my "first love." Being on the ocean and reeling in the big ones just makes my day, so it is only fitting that when I can put my guests on the fish, it makes me equally as happy – and I know they are, because I can see it in their smiles every time.

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Queen Snapper (Caribbean) Caribbean Queen Snapper

Boat specs

Sea Vee (Center console) originally built in 2006. Powered by 2 300HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
34 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Drift Fishing
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Works for tips
Fishing License
Not required

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in West Bay to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Must be at least 5 years old
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 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 75 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
85%
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Kelly C.
Galloway, OH
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Half Day with Steven-the best!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Deep Sea (AM) on August 7, 2022
Had a half day charter with Steven and I believe Mark. These two were so knowledgeable and we had the best time. Not only did...
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Milena G.
George Town, Cayman Islands
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Amazing Day with Stephen 😊

VERIFIED   Reef Fishing Combo (Fish & Snorkel) on August 13, 2022
We had an incredible day reef fishing, snorkeling and visiting stingray city! We were a group of 6, 2 adults, 4 kids ages 10-13....
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Pearland, TX
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Awesome Day at 12 Mile Bank

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Deep Sea (AM) on July 9, 2022
What a day on the water with Captain Stephen and First Mate Nick!  On vacation with my family and we were looking forward...
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Ethan E.
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Great experience!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Deep Sea (AM) on August 2, 2022
Captain Stephen did a great job working with the kids to make sure they had an unforgettable experience.  We caught Blackfin,...
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Todd C.
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Sunset fishing was awesome!!

VERIFIED   Nighttime Reef Fishing on June 26, 2022
Absolutely awesome trip!! Combination of evening cruise, sunset over the island, watching the stars come alive and an eventful...
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FAQs about Reel Vibes Charters

Reel Vibes Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $575 per group - Nighttime Reef Fishing (3 hours)
  • $700 per group - Half Day Trip – Reef (4 hours)
  • $800 per group - Cruise Passenger Special (4 hours)
  • $900 per group - Half Day Trip – Deep Sea (AM) (4 hours)
  • $900 per group - Half Day Trip – Deep Sea (PM) (4 hours)
  • $900 per group - Reef Fishing Combo (Fish & Snorkel) (5 hours)
  • $1,150 per group - Deep Sea Combo (Fish & Snorkel) (6 hours)
  • $1,275 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Deep Sea (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - Full Day Trip – Deep Sea (AM) (8 hours)
  • $2,500 per group - Extended Full Day – Outer Banks (15 hours)

When you book a trip with Reel Vibes Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Reel Vibes Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate (Works for tips)
  • Fishing License (Not required)

Reel Vibes Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Reel Vibes Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Reel Vibes Charters include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Queen Snapper (Caribbean)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo