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
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 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.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour – Snapper Attack (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 3
    $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 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 3
    $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
    5 Hour – Snapper Attack (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 3
    $750
    On this 5-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
    5 Hour – Snapper Attack (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 3
    $750
    On this 5-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
    5 Hour Trip – Bottom/Trolling (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    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 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $700
    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
    Shark Fishing (Night)
    FREE Cancellation 30 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
    4 Hour Trip – Bottom/Trolling (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Jun 30
    $600
    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 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Jun 30
    $600
    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
    3 Hour Evening – Bottom/Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $500
    This late afternoon fishing trip will consist of watching the sunset on the Gulf while fishing the nearby wrecks and reefs.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Kids Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - May 31
    $400
    This trip is designed for kids to learn some hands-on fishing techniques from an expert! They will be introduced to the amazing world of fishing while learning the basics and having a great time with their family.
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About the Captain

John Morin
Panama City, Florida, United States
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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.

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Targeted Species

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

Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

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
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
American Express

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

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Bottom/Trolling (AM) on June 16, 2021
Captain John and first mate Hunter were excellent we had some slightly rough weather but the captain was very communicative...
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5 hour outing with Captain John

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Bottom/Trolling (AM) on April 7, 2021
We had a blast!!!  My sea legs never made it in this outing, but Captain John still made this fun for all of us, especially...
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VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Bottom/Trolling (PM) on May 26, 2021
Thank you Captain John for an FANTASTIC fishing trip! Captain John is a Great Captain that is willing to get you on the fish!!...
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3hr Kids Trip

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Kids Fishing on May 16, 2021
This was our first fishing charter experience and it was perfect. John is great with communication and making sure everyone...
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July fishing trip 1 2021

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Bottom/Trolling (AM) on July 1, 2021
The captain worked very hard for the us. Caught limit on snapper and even caught 2 kings had about 3 or 4 more hits while trolling....
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FAQs about Reel Therapy Charters

Reel Therapy Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Kids Fishing (3 hours)
  • $500 per group - 3 Hour Evening – Bottom/Trolling (3 hours)
  • $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Bottom/Trolling (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Bottom/Trolling (PM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Bottom/Trolling (PM) (5 hours)
  • $700 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Bottom/Trolling (AM) (5 hours)
  • $700 per group - Shark Fishing (Night) (4 hours)
  • $750 per group - 5 Hour – Snapper Attack (AM) (5 hours)
  • $750 per group - 5 Hour – Snapper Attack (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 (Blue Marlin rods, Tsunami reels)
  • Live Bait
  • 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