Captain Jon from Reel Attack Charters invites you to book one of his many charters he offers in beautiful Islamorada, the “Fishing Capital of the World.” The possibilities are endless with the great variety of fishing opportunities that are targeted. Captain Jon will take you to where the fish are.

Your captain is proud to offer many different fishing techniques on his 2016 Ranger bay boat. This boat is big enough for serious anglers to fight the “big ones” or bring the family on a day of fun for all. This 22’ vessel is equipped with all the latest technology for finding the fish, and capability to keep your catch fresh until you get back to the dock. Upon returning, Captain Jon will fillet your freshly caught fish for you and recommend a great restaurant to enjoy your catch!

Captain Jon offers Daytime/Nighttime Shark fishing and his personal favorite – Nighttime Tarpon Trip! On the Tarpon trips, you will pull in some monsters weighing in at anywhere from 120 to 150 pounds, with many fish a year topping 150 pounds. Using strictly live bait and light tackle, you are in for the battle of a lifetime!

You can also go reef fishing and catch Snapper, Hogfish, Grouper, Mackerel, Barracuda, Sharks, and many others. Gulf fishing will hook you Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Sharks, Goliath Grouper, etc. If you want to do some backcountry fishing, Captain Jon will put you on some Redfish, Snook, Speckled Seatrout, Permit, Mangrove Snapper, Shark, and Tarpon.

You can rest assured​ that you’ll be in good hands with Reel Attack Charters. You only need to choose your trip.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day – Backcountry Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $750
    The advantage of this trip is that you can go even if the weather gets bad. You'll mostly use light tackle for targeting Snook, Redfish, Speckled Trout, Permit, Tarpon, and Sharks. Backcountry Trip is great for less experienced guests, kids, or elder anglers.
  • Private trip
    Full Day – Gulf of Mexico
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $750
    Head out further and reach the Gulf of Mexico! You'll be fishing for Mackerel, Cobia, Shark, and Goliath Grouper. For this trip, you'll mostly use live bait, which the captain will prepare in advance. Your fishing equipment is covered, you only need to bring some snacks and good sunglasessl
  • Private trip
    Full Day – Reef Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 19 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $750
    Visit the local reefs and wrecks, where you'll be able to target Snapper, Grouper, Hogfish, Mackerel, Sailfish,​ and Barracuda. These trips are great for people with less fishing experience! Just bring your lunch, everything else is covered.
  • Private trip
    Full Day – Shark Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $750
    Some of the species you get to target are Lemon shark, Blacktips, Bull Sharks, Nurse Sharks, and others. Islamorada offers great Shark fishing opportunities year round, so you can alwasy target some of these species. Your fishing equipment, license, and fresh water are covered. You can bring some snacks and you're ready to go!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day – Backcountry Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    Visit backcountry of Islamorada and target amazing fish species using light tackle. This trip is pretty laidback, so you don't need previous fishing experience, just a positive attitude and a good pair of sunglasses. You'll be fishing for Permit, Tarpon, Redfish, Snook, Trout, and Sharks.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day – Gulf of Mexico
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    This 6-hour adventure will take you to the Gulf of Mexico, where you'll be fishing for Cobia, Grouper, Mackerel, Shark, and more. The captain will cover your fishing equipment, licenses, and water.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day – Reef Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    Target Snapper, Grouper, Hogfish, Barracuda, and Mackerel using light tackle and bottom fishing. This trip is great for guests with little or no fishing experience, or families with kids. Spend a great day with your loved ones and catch some lunch on the way!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day – Shark Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    Target different types of Sharks on this 6-hour trip. This region offers great Shark fishing opportunities year round, so the action never stops. There are several Shark types you can target, some of them being Lemon, Nurse, Blacktip, and Bull.
  • Private trip
    Night Time Tarpon Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 15 - Jul 15
    $650
    Catch the amazing Tarpon on this special nighttime adventure! The departure time depends on the tide, so keep in touch with the captain. He'll cover your fishing equipment, licenses, and water but feel free to bring other beverages and snacks. Primetime Tarpon trips run from mid-March to mid-July, so don't miss the opportunity to land a Silver King!
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Backcountry Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    This short backcountry trip is a great option for families with kids or a group of inexperienced guests. You'll learn something new and catch your lunch on the way. The targets of the day are going to be Sharks, Tarpon, Snook, Permit, Redfish, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Gulf of Mexico
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    This short trip will give you a glimpse of fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. Some of your targets will be Shark, Cobia, Grouper, Snapper, or Mackerel. Your license, equipment, and water are covered, so you only to bring some snacks and sunscreen.
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Reef Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    This laidback trip will take you fishing for reef species using light tackle. Your catch of the day may be Mackerel, Barracuda, Snapper, Grouper, Sailfish, and more. You never know what you're going to catch, so expect the unexpected!
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Shark Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    When you don't have a whole day for a fishing adventure, half day will do! Target several Shark species around Islamorada. This action is available year round, so you can go anytime. The captain will cover your fishing license, equipment, and fresh water.
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About the Captain

Jon Costanzo
Islamorada, Florida, United States
33 Fishing Reports
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48 Customer Reviews
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Member since December 2019
Captain Jon started coming to beautiful Islamorada yearly in 2001. Over the course of many years, he experienced all the various types of fishing in the beautiful Florida Keys and he grew to love the variety of species available. It has become his passion to help others enjoy catching the big ones in Islamorada, the "Sportfishing Capital of the World".

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Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper
Permit Permit

Sailfish Sailfish
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Shark (Bull) Bull Shark
Shark (Lemon) Lemon Shark

Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Ranger (Bay boat) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

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
Visa
Mastercard

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Recent Fishing Reports

30th Anniversary couple fishing trip
30th Anniversary couple fishing trip
November 17, 2021
HAPPY 30th ANNIVERSARY to this lovely couple from Minnesota who together enjoyed a great fishing trip with Reel Attack Charters Capt. Jon. We wish them many more great years ahead. Make your Anniversaries adventurous with your own private charter! Call Capt. Jon today to book your trip.
Great haul with repeat customers
Great haul with repeat customers
November 4, 2021
REEL ATTACK CHARTER'S REPEAT ANGLERS FROM MINNESOTA. ANDY & EMILY ARE REELING IN SHARKS & A DELICIOUS CATCH FOR DINNER TO ENJOY ON THEIR 2021 TRIP HERE IN THE FLORIDA KEYS! ALL SHARKS ARE STRICTLY CATCH & RELEASE UNHARMED!! Let Capt Jon make a great trip like this happen for you. CONTACT CAPT JON & book your trip today.

Customer Reviews

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Chris H.
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day – Reef Trip on February 23, 2021
Celebrating my wife Anna’s 40th birthday and her first time fishing was a huge success! Captain Jon had us catching fish...
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3/4 Day Reef Trip with Captain Jon

VERIFIED   3/4 Day – Reef Trip on March 1, 2021
We would definitely take this trip again! We started catching fish quickly at each location throughout the day and were never...
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day – Backcountry Trip on July 25, 2021
I took my 6 and 8 year old out fishing with Jon.  He was great with my boys.  We had action all day with porgies, yellowtail,...
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VERIFIED   Full Day – Reef Trip on August 6, 2021
Great day on the water with Captain Jon!  Caught many different species, but the highlight was catching a 46” barracuda!!! ...
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day – Reef Trip on August 4, 2021
Our trip with with Jon Costanzo was great! We had 2 boys 8 and 10 with us and he made them very comfortable and the boys stayed...
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FAQs about Reel Attack Charters

Reel Attack Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day – Gulf of Mexico (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day – Backcountry Trip (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day – Reef Trip (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day – Shark Trip (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day – Backcountry Trip (6 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day – Gulf of Mexico (6 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day – Reef Trip (6 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day – Shark Trip (6 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Night Time Tarpon Trip (5 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day – Backcountry Trip (8 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day – Gulf of Mexico (8 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day – Reef Trip (8 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day – Shark Trip (8 hours)

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

Trips booked with Reel Attack Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Prepared before the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water)
  • Fishing License

Reel Attack Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Reel Attack Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Reel Attack Charters include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Permit
  • Sailfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Shark (Lemon)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon