Reaper Fishing Charters specializes in deep sea fishing – giving anglers the opportunity to explore offshore reefs and wrecks, as well as the blue waters of the Gulf Stream. Capt Zachery Dillon tailors his trips based on the customers’ preferences and welcomes all ages and skill levels aboard.

Your boat for the day is a spacious 30’ Sailfish center console. You’ll zip away to the fishing grounds while being propelled by twin 250 HP Yamaha engines. You’ll use top-of-the-line navigational electronics to target your species and bottom fish over reefs and wrecks.

The boat also comes with outriggers and downriggers for trolling pelagic fish and a livewell to keep your bait fresh between catches. She’s the ideal vessel for family fishing trips as well, outfitted with a toilet, plenty of dry storage, and ample space to accommodate up to 5 guests.

You’ll hit the bottom structures to fish for Grouper and Snapper species or go out further and troll for Blackfin Tuna. You can also hit the Gulf Stream and hunt for pelagic species such as Mahi Mahi and Sailfish. Other potential targets include Kingfish, Wahoo, Amberjack, and Cobia.

You’ll be provided with top-quality custom rods and Shimano reels. Your captain will also offer to clean and fillet whatever fish you keep so you can enjoy the fresh catch-of-the-day. Your fishing license is also covered, so no need to purchase one on your own.

All you need to bring is sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and Dramamine if you think you might get seasick. Feel free to bring your own food and drinks and keep them in the captain’s cooler.

Come explore Florida’s Space Coast and let Capt. Zach put you on big fish. Join Reaper Fishing Charters in Port Canaveral and get ready for an exciting day of fishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Deep Drop Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,400
    Will be a full day 12 hour trip targeting deep blue water bottom species like Tilefish, Snowy Grouper, Yellowedge Grouper, Amberjack, Barrelfish, Rosies Most of this fishing is using electric reels on bottom to raise fish from very deep water up to 1600ft.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Reef And Wreck
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $1,100
    Reef/wreck trips consist of slow trolling and bottom fishing local reefs and wrecks 15-25 miles offshore of Port Canaveral for Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, Cobia, Kingfish, Shark, and more! The trip includes rods and reels, tackle, ice, bait, and a license. *Gratuity is not included in the trip rate. It is customary to tip 15-20% for exceptional service.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $1,100
    Offshore fishing consists of trolling and live baiting for Sailfish, Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, and more! You pull anywhere from 2-6 lines behind the boat with baits/lures to catch this fish. Many times you’ll be taking turns pulling in the big one. This trip takes patience, but it is well worth the wait pulling in the big fish! We can also mix bottom fishing reefs and wrecks into a full day trip if you would like to try your hand at both. *Gratuity is not included in the trip rate.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Offshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $900
    Offshore fishing consists of trolling and live baiting for Sailfish, Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, and more! You pull anywhere from 2-6 lines behind the boat with baits/lures to catch this fish. Many times you’ll be taking turns pulling in the big one. This trip takes patience, but it is well worth the wait pulling in the big fish! *Gratuity is not included in the trip rate.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Reef And Wreck
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $900
    Reef/wreck trips consist of slow trolling and bottom fishing local reefs and wrecks 15-25 miles offshore of Port Canaveral for Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, Cobia, Kingfish, Shark and more! This includes rods and reels, tackle, ice, bait, and a license. *Gratuity is not included in the trip rate. It is customary to tip 15-20% for exceptional service.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Inlet / Nearshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $900
    Great for all ages, this is an 8-hour fishing trip around the coastal waters of Port Canaveral. You target a variety of species including Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, Jack Crevalle, Sheepshead, and various species of Shark. Options are to book. **Gratuity is not included in the trip rate.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Inlet / Nearshore
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $700
    Great for all ages, this is a 5-hour fishing trip around the coastal waters of Port Canaveral. You target a variety of species including Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, Jack Crevalle, Sheepshead, and various species of Shark.
  • Private trip
    Island Hop/River Exploration Cruise
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $575
    This is a great time for the family if you would just like to cruise around our beautiful coast via the inter-coastal waterway taking in all that she has to offer! We can stop at one of the many Islands, explore, go for a swim, or just plane ole' hang out as we cruise our backyard. You can expect to see all different kinds of natural wildlife including Dolphins, stingrays, and various species of birds.
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About the Captain

Zachery Dillon
Port Canaveral, Florida, United States
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Member since January 2020
Captain Zachery Dillon grew up fishing the offshore waters of Florida’s Space Coast. His passion for fishing led him to co-found Reaper Fishing Club and become a 100-Ton USCG licensed captain aboard their flagship vessel, Team White Claw Sportfishing. His favorite part of the job is connecting people with the outdoors, putting customers on fish, and showing them a great time on the water.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper

Tuna (Blackfin) Blackfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Sailfish (Center console) originally built in 2011. Powered by 2 250HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
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

Book with 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

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NEW  6 Hour Trip – Offshore on December 30, 2021
Awesome experience with CPT. Zack and Mate Bryan, cool chill dudes. They treated the charter as if it was a tournament and...
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Davenport, FL
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NEW  6 Hour Trip – Offshore on December 29, 2021
Awesome time with Captain Zachary.  the sea was a bit choppy but Captain and his 1st mate did everything possible to put me...
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Justin R.
Memphis, Tennessee
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Full day with Captain Zach and Ryan.

Full Day Trip – Offshore on July 5, 2021
The boys from Arkansas had a blast. Zack and Ryan will treat you right and make sure you have a great experience.  If you...
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Berne, NY
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Half day off shore trip with captain Zac

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Reef And Wreck on October 11, 2021
Hi, I took my 2 sons and grandson on a reaper charter What a great time! The captain had us on fish from start to finish....
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Reef And Wreck on May 7, 2021
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FAQs about Reaper Fishing Charters

Reaper Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $575 per group - Island Hop/River Exploration Cruise (5 hours)
  • $700 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Inlet / Nearshore (5 hours)
  • $900 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Offshore (6 hours)
  • $900 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Reef And Wreck (6 hours)
  • $900 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Inlet / Nearshore (8 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Reef And Wreck (8 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - Full Day Trip – Offshore (8 hours)
  • $1,400 per group - Full Day Deep Drop Trip (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Reaper Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers

Trips booked with Reaper Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Custom rods & Shimano reels )
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (It customary to tip mate 20% )
  • Fishing License

Reaper Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing (30–50 miles )
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

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

Top targeted fish species with Reaper Fishing Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo