Reelhard Fishin Charter – 34'

Reelhard Fishin Charter has another boat in their fleet! This time, you’ll be fishing on a 34’ Bertram boat that’s been fully restored in 2019. The boat will take you smoothly to any fishing grounds, as she’s powered by twin 315 HP Cummins engines. To make every trip a comfortable one, there’s a cabin with AC, a full bathroom, a kitchen, a resting area, and a flybridge.

Captain Paul Pennington runs trips from Freeport but he can also pick up his guests at Dorado’s Dive Club in Surfside Beach. There’s a variety of fishing grounds to choose from, all depending on the fish you want to catch or the time of year. Whether you go nearshore, offshore, to reefs or wrecks, there’s always lots of fish to catch.

Some of your main targets are Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Red Snapper, King Mackerel, Redfish, Speckled Trout, and many more. The first mate can clean your fish for a tip and he’ll recommend a restaurant where you can have it prepared.

Your fishing equipment and bait are fully covered. Reelhard Fishin Charter offers a 10% discount for military people, firefighters, police officers, paramedics, school teachers. Don’t forget to purchase your fishing license in advance and prepare your snacks and drinks.

Reelhard Fishin Charter has several boats offered on FishingBooker, so check them out if Bertram is already booked or you need a boat with different capacity. You’ll find the crew at the marina year round, so just pick the date that suits you the most!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    36 Hour Trip – Tuna
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $4,000
    price breakdown
    $4,000
    Travel out to floaters, targeting Tuna, Marlin, Wahoo, Swordfish etc. Usually you will be going 90 to 120 miles out in the gulf. All tackle, fuel and gear included. Normal departure time is about 5.00PM on Friday and you will return on Sunday during the day.
  • Private trip
    Overnight Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    24 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $3,000
    price breakdown
    $3,000
    Travel out to the floater rigs to catch Tuna, Marlin, Dorado, Sailfish, and other pelagic blue water fish. You'll troll, drift, deep drop, and use live bait. This trip lasts for 24 hours and accommodates 6 guests. It starts in the afternoon. Fuel, rods, bait included. Boat features AC, restroom, bunks, fighting chair. There are beds for 4 guests and the other 2 should bring their sleeping bags. Bring your food and drinks.
  • Private trip
    12 hour blue water trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,100
    price breakdown
    $2,100
    Travel up to 70 miles out in the gulf of Mexico from Surfside Beach. Tackle , fuel and bait included. May catch any pelagic fish including amberjack, red snapper and wahoo.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,500
    price breakdown
    $1,500
    This 8-hour trip includes fuel, bait, and rods. A variety of fish will be targeted, but mostly Kingfish, Cobia, Snapper, Shark, and more. Trip leaves Surfside jetties and normally you will fish from 6 to 7 hours. Trolling, reef and drift fishing over structures and reefs. This vessel offers a cabin with AC.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,200
    price breakdown
    $1,200
    This 6-hour trip will take you fishing in the state waters, up to 9 miles off the coast. Guests usually catch Kingfish, Cobia, Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, Jack Crevalle, Shark and other species. Trip usually provides 5 hrs of fishing. Your fishing equipment is included, you need to purchase your fishing license, snacks, and drinks. Please check with the captain if there is an extra fuel surcharge for offshore trips.
  • Private trip
    Shark fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    Fish from the beach out for diffrent species of shark including hamnerhead, mako, blacktip, tiger, bull, soinner. Please check with the captain if there is an extra fuel surcharge for offshore trips.
  • Shared trip
    12 Hour Bluewater (Shared)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    Venture out to the blue water chasing pelagic and bottom fish. Travel in comfort with air conditioning and a restroom. Includes rods, tackle fuel and bait.
  • Shared trip
    8 Hour Trip (Shared)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    Shared trip for guests that don't have 6 people in the group. The trip includes fuel, bait, rods, and tackle. You'll be fishing around reef, structures, including drift fishing and trolling. All 6 guest spots need to be booked. Otherwise, the trip will be shorter.
  • Shared trip
    6 Hour Trip (Shared)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Fuel, bait, rods, and tackle are included in the trip price. You'll target Snapper, Redfish, Kingfish, Cobia, and Sharks. All guest spots need to be booked. Otherwise, the group pays for the whole boat, which is $900 in total.
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About the Captain

Paul Pennington
Freeport, Texas, United States
4 Fishing Reports
27 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2017
Captain Paul Pennington has been fishing for over 30 years. Paul specializes in both inshore and offshore fishing. He knows the waters in and around Texas like the back of his hand and is often found guiding his clients in and around the reefs, rigs, and wrecks. Paul's catches include Kingfish, Ling, Mahi Mahi, Red Snapper, Sharks, Wahoo, Trout, Redfish, Amberjack, Grouper, and various reef fish species, and many more.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Black Drum Black Drum
Common Ling Common Ling
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Sailfish Sailfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)

Boat Specs

Bertram sport fish (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1984. Powered by 2 315HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
34 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
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

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3.37
out of 5 stars from 10 reviews
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Good experience
50%
Friendly captain
63%
Recommend this charter
50%
Appropriate for children
75%
Satisfied with the boat
63%
Catch intended fish
25%
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Stacy M.
Fort Worth, TX
 5.00
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Excellent Trip and Crew

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Trip started off having to be changed due to Hurricane Laura coming in early the morning of our original reservations! Capt....
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Kemp J.
Houston, TX
 4.67
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6 hour trip with Capt. Paul

VERIFIED   July 3, 2020
Overall, it was a great trip. It was extremely hot, with not much wind to cool you off. Swells off shore were running 4-5 feet,...
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Tommy M.
Katy, Texas
 5.00
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Great day

VERIFIED   August 8, 2020
Dong and his wife did a great job looking for fish.  It was slow but had a great time with them   Looking forward....
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Ricardo C.
Houston, TX
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Fishing with Paul

VERIFIED   November 2, 2019
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