Reel Time Charters is a family-friendly outfit that always puts safety first and fun at a close second. As long as these two conditions are met, the fish arrive on deck in no time! Captain Cody Garner’s passion is taking people out to see what goes on in the ocean and his guests’ smiling faces are what keeps him going. This charter does it all – from catching Spanish Mackerel on the beach to chasing pelagic game fish in the Gulf Stream!

The vessel that will take you to your desired fishing grounds is a 31’ custom Carolina saltwater fishing boat. Featuring a 220 HP Isuzu inboard diesel, all the necessary safety equipment, electronic systems for navigation and fish finding, as well as a private toilet, the boat will serve as a safe and comfortable fishing platform for your entire group, allowing you a fun and productive time on the water.

The captain will provide you with everything you’ll need to fish. You’ll be equipped with top-notch Avet and Shimano rods and reels, bait, and lures. Your fishing license and catch cleaning are also covered by the charter, so all you need to focus on is putting the fish in the boat. Up to 6 anglers can join all the trips, including kids of all ages. However, only 4 guests can fish at the same time.

It’s recommended to be at the meetup location 15-20 minutes prior to the trip. Free parking will be available, as well as shops opening at 6:00 am, and a 24/7 gas station nearby. Things you should bring aboard with you are a cooler with drinks and snacks, sunscreen, and sunglasses. The first mate will be present on all trips to assist you. He works for tips and the suggested gratuity rate is 20%.  

All that remains for you to do is to pick out a date, check the captain’s availability, and book your next fishing adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Spanish Mackerel (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 30
    $500
    Very basic and family-friendly. This trip stays within 5 miles of the beach targeting Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish. Certain times of the year will allow you to also target Atlantic Bonito, False Albacore, and King Mackerel.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Spanish Mackerel (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 30
    $500
    This is a great option for families with kids. On this trip, you won't go more than 5 miles away from shore and you'll have the opportunity to target some fun local fish. The main targeted species will be Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish, however, certain times of the year will allow you to target Atlantic Bonito, King Mackerel, and False Albacore as well.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $800
    Explore the nearshore waters within 15 miles of the beach. Depending on the season, you can expect to catch King Mackerel, Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, a variety of bottom fish, and Seatrout, Sheepshead, and Black Seabass. This is a great trip for anglers new to the sport who want to learn more about local fishing.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,100
    This trip will take you fishing the waters 20-25 miles off the beach. It's a great option for anglers looking to get out after some nice fish without staying out all day. Target species such as King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Cobia, Barracuda, and a variety of bottom fish such as Snapper, Triggerfish, and Grouper.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Offshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $1,320
    A full 10 hour day of offshore fishing. The only thing separating this trip from the 12 hour is that you won't go all the way to the Gulf Stream. Targeted species are Dolphin, King Mackerel, Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo, Sailfish, Snapper, Triggerfish, Amberjack, and Grouper.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Gulf Stream
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $1,650
    The longest trip offered by the charter. On this adventure, you can expect to venture as far as 40 miles offshore and target Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Wahoo, Marlin, Tuna, King Mackerel, Amberjack, and bottom fish. Whatever your angling goal may be, it can be accomplished on this trip.
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About the Captain

Cody Garner
Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, United States
ID & License verified
76 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since September 2019
My father owned a small tackle shop when I was little and ran charters on the weekends. I fell in love with it being with dad all the time. Years later I went off to college on a division II football scholarship. At the end of my sophomore season I left school to get my captains license and start fishing. I am chasing my dream of being an offshore fishing guide and I love being on the water everyday.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Boat specs

Carolina Custom (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1990. Powered by a 220HP Isuzu engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
31 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
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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

Pay online in full

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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
Checks
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 76 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (57)
Half day near shore
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Mackerel Mania !
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Sarah M.
Westville, IL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with family

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Spanish Mackerel (AM) on June 20, 2022
Our captain Cody was very welcoming and made sure our trip was an awesome experience. I highly recommend choosing Cody as your...
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Terry K.
Jonesborough, TN
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5.0 / 5
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Half day near shore

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Spanish Mackerel (AM) on September 19, 2022
Awesome trip.  Captain Cody and mate Cody were great.  Fishing was good.  My son had a blast despite getting a little queasy. ...
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Cameron B.
Horse Shoe, NC
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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6 Hour Trip with Captain Cody

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on August 5, 2022
We booked a 6 Hour trip for 4 adults with Reel Time Charters and was quite impressed.  Captain Cody kept us on the fish for...
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Rick D.
Hubert, North Carolina
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half day trip on the Reel Time

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on May 18, 2022
Very enjoyable experience with Captain Cody and First Mate John. Both men are knowledgeable and comfortable with the boat,...
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Travis H.
Richmond, VA
Excellent
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4hr trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Spanish Mackerel (AM) on August 10, 2022
Awesome day on the water with Cody and his mate. Had to downgrade from 8hr due to weather, but they were able to accommodate...
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FAQs about Reel Time Charters

Reel Time Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Spanish Mackerel (AM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Spanish Mackerel (PM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,100 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,320 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Offshore (10 hours)
  • $1,650 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 12 Hour Trip – Gulf Stream (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Reel Time Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Reel Time Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Reel Time Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Reel Time Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Reel Time Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Wahoo