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
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,700
    This 8-hour trip includes bait and rods. A variety of fish will be targeted including Snapper, Kingfish, Amberjack, Cobia, Dorado, Redfish, and sharks. The trip includes trolling and drift fishing over structures and reefs. This vessel offers a cabin with air-conditioning. There is an additional fuel charge.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Blue Water
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,400
    Travel out to the deeper blue water in the Gulf of Mexico from Surfside Beach. Tackle and bait are included. You may catch any pelagic fish, including Amberjack, Red Snapper, and Wahoo. There is an additional price for fuel.
  • Private trip
    24 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    24 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $3,750
    Travel to the rigs to catch Tuna, Marlin, Dorado, Sailfish, and other pelagic blue water fish. The trip includes trolling, drifting, and deep drop structure fishing. This trip lasts for 24 hours and accommodates 6 guests. Fuel, rods, and bait are all included. Your boat features air-conditioning, a restroom, and bunks. There are beds for 4 guests and the other 2 should bring their sleeping bags. Bring your food and drinks.
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About the Captain

Paul Pennington
Freeport, Texas, United States
5 Fishing Reports
51 Customer reviews
Response time 1 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. His team will make sure you have a memorable time on the water.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

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
Optional per trip
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Penn
Live Bait
Usually caught offshore, fresh dead also
Lures
Divers, high speed etc
Catch cleaning & filleting
Tips to deckhand welcomed
First Mate
Tipping is usually 10-20% of the trip price

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
At least 6 years old; life vests provided
You Keep Catch
Clients choice
Catch and Release Allowed
Clients choice

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid unnecessary hassle with carrying extra cash.

No additional fees.
Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Very good
3.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 15 reviews
Boat
Very good
3.8 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Experience
Very good
3.7 / 5
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Excellent Trip and Crew
Excellent Trip and Crew
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
64%
Friendly captain
73%
Recommend this charter
60%
Appropriate for children
82%
Satisfied with the boat
73%
Catch intended fish
36%
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Dennis D.
Houston, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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12 blue water fishing

VERIFIED   12 Hour Trip – Blue Water on July 16, 2022
Our first date that we booked was going to be a little rough so Capt Paul suggested another day that turned out great. There...
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James M.
McKinney, TX
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full Day Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on September 25, 2021
We signed up with Captain Paul to do an 8 hour fishing trip.  He’s awesome and knows just where the fish are.  Will certainly...
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Donald A.
Modesto, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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GREAT DAY FISHING

VERIFIED   Shark fishing on October 11, 2020
We had a great time! We caught a bunch of fish! We went behind a shrimp boat to look for shark. We spotted hammer heads, bull...
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Stacy M.
Fort Worth, TX
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent Trip and Crew

VERIFIED   Shark fishing on August 30, 2020
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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Ahmad I.
Houston, TX
Excellent
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1st Trip w Capt Paul

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on August 7, 2021
To my son out for his first time with Capt Paul and his crew. We had a great time. Honestly didn’t catch much but that’s...
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FAQs about Reelhard Fishin Charter – 34'

Reelhard Fishin Charter – 34' offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,700 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • $2,400 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Blue Water (12 hours)
  • $3,750 per group - 24 Hour Trip (24 hours)

When you book a trip with Reelhard Fishin Charter – 34', you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair Optional per trip
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well Bait normally caught offshore
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box Ice chests plus tuna bags
  • Radar
  • Life Jackets

Trips booked with Reelhard Fishin Charter – 34' include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn)
  • Live Bait (Usually caught offshore, fresh dead also)
  • Lures (Divers, high speed etc)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Tips to deckhand welcomed)
  • First Mate (Tipping is usually 10-20% of the trip price)

Reelhard Fishin Charter – 34' offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Reelhard Fishin Charter – 34' offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Reelhard Fishin Charter – 34' include:
  • Amberjack
  • Black Drum
  • Common Ling
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Sailfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Triggerfish (Gray)