Reel Funds Fishing Charters

Run by a highly experienced captain and first mate duo, Reel Funds Fishing Charters offers anglers a wide spectrum of trips, designed to accommodate different preferences and skill levels. Captain Joe Walburn has a vast knowledge of the local fishery and his aim on every trip is to give customers an experience of a lifetime. Although he specializes in bottom fishing for Grouper and Snapper, he’ll gladly go after any fish swimming in the Gulf waters!

Come aboard the captain’s 36’ Crusader Sportfish, restored as recently as 2018 and powered by twin 350 HP Yamaha outboards capable of reaching speeds of up to 40 mph. The boat’s spacious walkaround design, allows 6 anglers to comfortably fish at the same time. Equipped with the latest electronics, safety, and fish-finding systems, she is fully loaded with all the things an angler could need on the water. The vessel is wheelchair accessible, features a private toilet, and has plenty of shade and comfortable seating.

You’ll be provided with everything you need to fish. Captain Joe and his crew take great pride in keeping everything in impeccable shape, primed and waiting for that catch of a lifetime. On board, you’ll find top-notch Penn and Shimano equipment, as well as any bait you may be needing on the trip – all included in the price. The crew will bait your hooks and take the fish off the hook for you. For your convenience, they’ll also clean and bag your fish at the end of the trip.

All you have to do is fish and have a good time. All you should pack for the trip are some food, drinks, sunscreen, and a camera. The captain asks for all guests to be at the meetup location 15 minutes earlier. Free parking is available.

Now, all that’s left to do is to look at the captain’s calendar, find an opening that works for you, and book your next fishing adventure today!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,000
    This trip is all about family fun fishing. Lots of action on these trips. Most of the time you'll be able to catch plenty of fish for dinner. Depending on the season and temperature of the water, these trips may also give you the opportunity to target game fish, certain times of the year.
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Grouper (Goliath)
    Goliath Grouper
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
    Grunt
    Grunt
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US $1,000
    Half-day trips are designed to give families a fun fishing experience. These trips typically see lots of action and catch plenty of fish for dinner. Certain times of the year, anglers are also able to target certain game fish species on these trips.
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Grouper (Goliath)
    Goliath Grouper
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
    Grunt
    Grunt
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,500
    This trip is designed to give you more time to get offshore and fish deeper water than the half day trips. Target grouper, snapper, amberjack, kingfish, cobia, and goliath.
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Grouper (Goliath)
    Goliath Grouper
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
    Grunt
    Grunt
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $2,000
    This trip is great for anglers looking to spend some more time on the water, in search of a catch they'll be able to brag about. You'll fish 30-50 miles offshore for Grouper and Snapper for part of the day and spend the rest of the time wreck fishing for larger species like Amberjack, Cobia, Permit, Kingfish, and Shark.
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Grouper (Goliath)
    Goliath Grouper
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
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FAQs about Reel Funds Fishing Charters

Reel Funds Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $1,000 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $1,500 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • US $2,000 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Reel Funds Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet We have an enclosed head with a toilet.
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS Furuno/ Garmin
  • Fishfinder Furuno
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Reel Funds Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (We clean and bag the fish and the end of day. Included in the price. )
  • First Mate (We have a first mate every trip except for unseen circumstances. Customary tip is 10-20% )
  • Fishing License (License is included in the trip price. )

Reel Funds Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (4hr trips 8-15 miles 6hr trips 15-25 miles 8hr 25-40 miles )
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

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

Top targeted fish species with Reel Funds Fishing Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Permit
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)

Meet the Charter Operator

REEL FUNDS Fishing Charters
Naples, Florida, United States
8 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
235 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since September 2019
Angler's Choice
The Angler's Choice Award is given to listings that consistently deliver a high-quality service and earn great reviews from customers.
I am a second-generation charter captain. Born into a charter fishing family. I have been working on charter boats for over 30 years. Started out as mate, then, at 18, I got my captain's license and started running charters. I am a full-time fishing guide. Fishing is what I love to do. We specialize in Grouper and Snapper but catch everything that swims in the Gulf throughout the year. Nothing makes me happier than guiding clients on a trip of a lifetime. I have a track record of consistently putting fish in the boat. We also take pride in keeping our boat and equipment in top shape so that we can catch that fish of a lifetime when it bites. If having a good time and catching a bunch of fish sounds like fun give us a try you won’t be disappointed.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Black) Black Grouper

Boat specs

Crusader Sportfish (Walkaround) originally built in 2003, and restored in 2018. Powered by 2 350HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
4hr trips 8-15 miles 6hr trips 15-25 miles 8hr 25-40 miles
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
We have an enclosed head with a toilet.
Fighting Chair
GPS
Furuno/ Garmin
Fishfinder
Furuno
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
We clean and bag the fish and the end of day. Included in the price.
First Mate
We have a first mate every trip except for unseen circumstances. Customary tip is 10-20%
Fishing License
License is included in the trip price.

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
We take kids of all ages.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Checks
Bank Transfer

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 235 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (249)
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Angler rating
224
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
93%
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Melissa L.
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Fabulous Experience!!!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on March 13, 2024
Captain Joe and his first mate Matt were both fabulous! We had five people in our group and it was comfortable. Captain Joe...
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Eric S.
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New hobby

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on December 22, 2023
Our son showed interest in fishing over the summer so we got him a rod and some gear to get started. We did some fishing off...
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Josh H.
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Fishing with Joe

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 2, 2023
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Timothy C.
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on May 29, 2023
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Gavin G.
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Awesome trip!

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on April 2, 2024
My 12 year old son caught a 50 pound amber jack, we caught a 40 pound permit fish, several Goliath groupers and even a barracuda!...
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