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 34’ Crusader Sportfish, restored as recently as 2018 and powered by twin 350 HP Yamaha outboards capable of reaching speeds of up to 50 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
    12hr Red Snapper and Grouper
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Jul 15
    $1,900
    price breakdown
    $1,900
    60-70 miles targeting Red Snapper and grouper.
  • Private trip
    Full Day 9 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,500
    price breakdown
    $1,500
    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.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (20-30 miles)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,150
    price breakdown
    $1,150
    This trip is designed to give you more time to get offshore and fish deeper water then the half day trips. Target grouper, snapper, amberjack, kingfish, cobia, and goliath.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    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.
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About the Charter Operator

REEL FUNDS Fishing Charters
Naples, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
6 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
25 Customer Reviews
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Member since September 2019
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) Barracuda (Great)
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Black) Grouper (Black)

Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Permit Permit
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)

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 32 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
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

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

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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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5.00
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July fishing trip
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100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Joshua W.
Riverview, FL
 5.00
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Great Day Fishing

VERIFIED   June 29, 2020
We had an awesome day out on the water fishing with Captain Joe and Matt.  Boat was spacious for all 6 of us, plenty of...
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Tom7 S.
Naples, FL
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One half day with CPT Joe, Reel Funds Charter

VERIFIED   July 8, 2020
Good trip, two experienced CPTs on board and they put us on fish. Initially trolling, my oldest grandson caught one barracuda...
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Andy S.
Riverview, FL
 5.00
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Full day trip - couldn’t have been better

VERIFIED   June 11, 2020
Couldn’t have asked for a better trip!  Started the day off by quickly catching some live bait before non stop “cooler...
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Denise M.
PT CHARLOTTE, FL
 5.00
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Full day with Captain Joe

VERIFIED   January 2, 2020
What a great fishing experience! We fished reef and wrecks and caught a lot of fish. We had plenty to take home and then had...
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Ginny B.
Miami, FL
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A fun day on the water!

VERIFIED   NEW  September 7, 2020
We enjoyed our day of fishing. Caught grouper and snapper throughput the day. The crew was hands on and the boat was clean...
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