Come and spend an exciting and productive day on the water with Reel Therapy Charters! With Captain John Morin at the helm, this company offers a variety of fishing trips out of Panama City, Florida for all ages and skill levels.

Whether you’re looking to get a taste of the inshore action on offer, or you’re chasing your next personal best, booking a trip with Reel Therapy Charters is the right move. You’ll be going after a variety of Floridian favorites, including Red Snapper, Amberjack, Gag Grouper, and more.

If trolling better suits your fishing appetite, then you can hook anything from King and Spanish Mackerel to Mahi Mahi and Little Tunny. Your guide will provide all the necessary equipment but you’re free to bring your lucky rod with you.

Your ride and fishing platform for the day is a 22’ Pioneer bay boat, outfitted with a 250 HP Yamaha engine. Up to 4 anglers can fish at the same time, and there are quality navigational electronics on board to keep you on the bite.

If fishing is a family affair for you, you’re welcome to bring your little ones, as long as they’re age 3 and older. Just remember to pack life jackets for them. After that, you’ll only need drinks, food, and plenty of sunscreen to protect you from the sun on the open water.

Reel Therapy Charters promises great fun, an impressive catch, and a wonderful fishing experience that you’ll cherish forever!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour – Spanish Mackerel (11AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - May 1
    $500
    This fun 3-hour trip offers trolling inshore for Spanish Mackerel. You can even catch a glimpse at dolphins in the bay while you’re fishing.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Spanish Mackerel (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - May 1
    $500
    This fun 3-hour trip offers inshore trolling for Spanish Mackerel. You can even catch a glimpse at dolphins in the bay while you’re fishing. You can also start this trip at 11:00 a.m.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Spanish Mackerel (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - May 1
    $500
    This fun 3-hour trip offers trolling inshore for Spanish Mackerel. You can even catch a glimpse at dolphins in the bay while you’re fishing.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Bottom/Trolling (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $640
    On this 4-hour morning trip, you get to choose whether you'd like to bottom fish or troll. For bottom fishing, you'll go to the nearby wrecks to target different species, such as Amberjack, Grouper, Snapper, and many others. Trolling will see you going after King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and whatever else might be biting that day. Pack some snacks and drinks, and you're ready to go.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Bottom/Trolling (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $640
    If you'd like to go fishing in the afternoon, and you don't have too much time on your hands, this half day trip is an excellent option. You can choose to do some bottom fishing for Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, and more. If trolling is more up your alley, then you can expect Mahi Mahi, Spanish and King Mackerel, and Tuna at the end of your line. All you'll need to bring for this excursion are your favorite drinks, snacks, and sunscreen.
  • Private trip
    Shark Fishing (Night)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 1
    $700
    Fish for some of the apex predators of the seas in the calm and relaxing bay. The Sharks you can find here can range anywhere from 5 to 200 pounds and will always put up an exciting fight.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Bottom/Trolling (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $750
    On this 5-hour morning trip, you get to choose whether you'd like to bottom fish, troll or a little bit of both. For bottom fishing, you'll go to the nearby wrecks to target different species, such as Amberjack, Grouper, Snapper, and many others. Trolling will see you going after King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and whatever else might be biting that day. Pack some snacks and drinks and you're ready to go.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Bottom/Trolling (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $750
    If you'd like to go fishing in the afternoon, this 5 hour trip is an excellent option. We can bottom fish, troll, or a little bit of both. You can choose to do some bottom fishing for Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, and more. If trolling is more up your alley, then you can expect Mahi Mahi, Spanish and King Mackerel, and Tuna at the end of your line. All you'll need to bring for this excursion are your favorite drinks, snacks, and sunscreen.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour – Snapper Attack (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 17 - Jul 31
    $850
    On this 6-hour morning trip, you will be bottom fishing while targeting Red Snapper! This trip is designed to give you the best chance to catch the most targeted snapper species in Florida. Make sure you pack your favorite snacks and beverages.. let's go fishing!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour – Snapper Attack (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 17 - Jul 31
    $850
    On this 6-hour afternoon trip, you will be bottom fishing while targeting Red Snapper! This trip is designed to give you the best chance to catch the most targeted Snapper species in Florida. Make sure you pack your favorite snacks and beverages.. let's go fishing!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 26 - Jun 10
    $1,200
    Spend the whole day on the water with Reel Therapy Charters! You can combine bottom fishing and trolling, depending on what your fishing preferences are. Whether it's Amberjack, Grouper, Snapper or Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Tuna you're after, good times on the water are guaranteed. Stock up on food and drinks and your adventure can begin.
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About the Captain

John Morin
Panama City, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
122 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since June 2019
Captain John grew up in Miami, Florida which is where he discovered his love for fishing and the outdoors. After being stationed in Panama City, Florida, he was able to build on his love for fishing and pursue it as his career. He is a proud Veteran of the United States Air Force and spent 6 years proudly serving this country. He is a USCG licensed and insured captain who has fished all the way from our local waters down to the Florida Keys. There is no off season for this Captain, as he spends all year long dedicating his time to improving his techniques. Captain John will personally see to it that your fishing trip will be as enjoyable as possible.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Boat specs

Pioneer (Bay boat) originally built in 2013. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Penn reels and fitzgerald rods
Live Bait
Not Included but is available to purchase
Lures
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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
Min. age 3
You Keep Catch
Captain does not clean fish
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
American Express
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2.5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 122 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (226)
Half day trip.
Fishing with John
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Angler Rating
114
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
99%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Robert J.
Jefferson, GA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half Day Trip With Captain John

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Bottom/Trolling (AM) on May 29, 2022
We had a great time with Captain John! His boat is nice and clean, he played great music on the ride out and accommodated the...
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John K.
Anniston, AL
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Evening trip with Capt. JOHN !!!!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Bottom/Trolling (PM) on July 8, 2022
Capt. JOHN really knows how 2 fish. It was a little slow at first but we started free lineing and bottom fishing until we limited...
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Kent G.
Brooks, GA
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
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STORMY MORNING WORKED

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Bottom/Trolling (AM) on September 3, 2022
We had to delay our morning due to storms but as the sun came out so did we.  Capt John extended our trip since the fishing...
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Billy H.
Bremen, GA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing Charter (4hr)

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Bottom/Trolling (PM) on June 8, 2022
Awesome day and we were on the fish quick Captain John took great care of my 15 year old grandson and he had an awesome trip...
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Ian E.
Alpharetta, GA
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Full day trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on May 28, 2022
Son and I had a great 8-hour trip with Captain Mike.  Mike took us to several amazing spots.  We hit monster Red snapper,...
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FAQs about Reel Therapy Charters

Reel Therapy Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - 3 Hour – Spanish Mackerel (11AM) (3 hours)
  • $500 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Spanish Mackerel (AM) (3 hours)
  • $500 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Spanish Mackerel (PM) (3 hours)
  • $640 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Bottom/Trolling (AM) (4 hours)
  • $640 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Bottom/Trolling (PM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - Shark Fishing (Night) (4 hours)
  • $750 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Bottom/Trolling (AM) (5 hours)
  • $750 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Bottom/Trolling (PM) (5 hours)
  • $850 per group - 6 Hour – Snapper Attack (AM) (6 hours)
  • $850 per group - 6 Hour – Snapper Attack (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Reel Therapy Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Reel Therapy Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn reels and fitzgerald rods )
  • Live Bait (Not Included but is available to purchase)
  • Lures
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Reel Therapy Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

Reel Therapy Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Reel Therapy Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout