Reel Time Charters

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 is 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%. Fish cleaning is available after the trip for $1.00 per pound.

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 Half Day (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $550
    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.
    Targeted fish
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Half Day (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 20 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US $550
    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.
    Targeted fish
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $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.
    Targeted fish
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $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, Cobia, Barracuda, and a variety of bottom fish such as Snapper, Triggerfish, and Grouper.
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
  • Private trip
    Full Day Offshore
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US $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.
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Gulf Stream
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US $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.
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Tuna (Blackfin)
    Blackfin Tuna
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
  • Private trip
    Day Time Swordfish
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 AM
    US $1,800
    This is a unique trip going after broadbill sword fish in 1700 plus foot of water. We will be 50 miles out of the inlet looking for true giants!
    Targeted fish
    Swordfish
    Swordfish
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 127 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Caught fish
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Carla W.
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Charter This Boat!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on December 9, 2023
I don’t know where to begin. Perfect day to be on the ocean. A little overcast, warm with a slight breeze. Not too cold....
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Todd M.
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Captain Cody

VERIFIED   4 Hour Half Day (AM) on August 10, 2023
If you don’t give Captain Cody a chance you are missing out. He called the evening before my family was to go out and let...
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Edward M.
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Fishing with Cody

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on June 20, 2023
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Larisa L.
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Best birthday!

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Offshore on May 26, 2024
I booked this trip as a surprise for my girlfriend for her birthday and it was perfect. We couldn’t ask for better weather,...
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David S.
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Great Time Highly Recommended

VERIFIED   NEW  8 Hour Trip on May 23, 2024
Had a great time Captain did a great job keeping us on the 🐟 Can’t wait to book another trip. Thanks Again
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FAQs about Reel Time Charters

Reel Time Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $550 per group - 4 Hour Half Day (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $550 per group - 4 Hour Half Day (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $800 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • US $1,100 per group, additional US $75 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • US $1,320 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Offshore (10 hours)
  • US $1,650 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - 12 Hour Trip – Gulf Stream (12 hours)
  • US $1,800 per group, additional US $200 per person after 4 guests - Day Time Swordfish (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Reel Time Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Enclosed porcelain 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 (Fish cleaning is 1 dollar per pound whole fish weight. )
  • First Mate (First mate is always available. )
  • Fishing License (All licenseing is provided.)

Reel Time Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 50 miles offshore.)
  • 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

Meet the Captain

Cody Garner
Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, United States
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127 Customer reviews
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Member since September 2019
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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 (Sportfishing) originally built in 1990. Powered by a 315HP Cummins engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 27 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Up to 50 miles offshore.
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Enclosed porcelain toilet.
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fish cleaning is 1 dollar per pound whole fish weight.
First Mate
First mate is always available.
Fishing License
All licenseing is provided.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No age limits.
You Keep Catch
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
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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