Reel Pleasures Fishing Charters has all you need for a great day on the water with family or friends. Join them for a fishing adventure out of St. Augustine, where you’ll have world-class sportfishing opportunities. Captain Dalton Shank has been fishing these waters since he was a kid, so he’ll make sure to take you to all the secret spots and put you on the fish.

You’ll be fishing aboard a 31’ Contender center console boat. Known for its legendary hull design, it’ll give you a comfortable day on the water no matter whether you’re a beginner or an experienced angler. There are large live wells, dry storage, plenty of cooler space for your food and drinks, as well as a fish icebox to ice down all of your catch.

The center console design means 360 degree fishability. The boat is equipped with all the standard safety geat, and there’s a life raft as well to give you some peace of mind. You’ll find all the navigational equipment on board, so you don’t have to worry about finding the fish.

There’s a variety of fish species you can target here. Amberjack, Cobia, Red Snapper, Tarpon, Sharks, and Kingfish are just some of the fish that call these waters their home. Capt. Dalton will be happy to clean and fillet your catch at the end of the day, so you can take it home straight to table for a delicious meal.

You’ll be provided will all the fishing gear you need – rods, reels, and tackle. You’ll be fishing using live bait and a range of artificial lures. Kids are welcome to come on board, so don’t hesitate to bring them with you for a fun day of fishing making some amazing family memories along the way. All you need to bring is some food and drinks for your refreshment.

Book a trip with Reel Pleasures Fishing Charters and have the time of your life fishing the waters of Florida!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Just booked! Last booked: 5 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $1,800
    On this trip, you'll head offshore to the deeper waters. You will be trolling for pelagics such Sailfish, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, and Wahoo. Alternatively, you can use the time to bottom fish for tasty Snapper and Grouper.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,600
    This trip will give you ample time to head offshore and go fishing for gamefish such as Tuna, Dolphin, and Wahoo. If trolling isn’t your thing this is the perfect trip to take advantage of the excellent reef fishing off of St. Augustine. Either way, you're set for an adventure you'll tell stories about for years.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,200
    Fishing off St. Augustine has a lot to offer. This trip is perfect for targeting tasty bottom fish such as Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, and Triggerfish. This trip is great for those looking to get into some great fishing but not spending the entire day on the boat.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $850
    Head further from shore and fish for all sorts of tasty fish. You'll target different varieties of Snapper, as well as King Mackerel, and many other species.
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About the Captain

Dalton Shank
St. Augustine, Florida, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
24 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since May 2020
I was born and raised in St. Augustine. I have been fishing in the Saint Augustine area since I was 3 years old. My life has always revolved around fishing – I became hooked on fishing after winning the junior angler category in a local tournament. This is why I strongly encourage young kids to join in on fishing trips to start learning and loving the sport. My father and I would go offshore fishing almost every weekend, weather permitting. This helped my fishing knowledge grow in technique and location in the Saint Augustine area. Not only did I learn from my father, but also from various captains, who have taught me almost everything I know. This varies in type of fishing from live bait fishing on nearshore wrecks to high speed trolling for Wahoo.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Tarpon Tarpon
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)

Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Contender (Center console) originally built in 1999, and restored in 2018. Powered by 2 350HP Meecury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
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 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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
95%
Catch intended fish
71%
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Dillon N.
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King fishing with captain Dalton

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (PM) – Kingfish on June 21, 2020
We had the best time. Dalton and JD worked the entire time to make sure we got hooked up. The boat was extremely comfortable...
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Mahi fishing.

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip on April 9, 2021
Slow day but crew worked hard to get us fish. Had a huge Mahi almost get in the boat. Great boat and the bean bag chairs they...
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Markleysburg, PA
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6 hour trip

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip on May 5, 2021
We have a good time captain and mate worked hard to get his fish I do recommend them and I Will use them again
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Huntersville, NC
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Great Trip !!!!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on April 5, 2021
Been on many charters in my life and this was the best. Dalton put us on a ton of different species and we saw dolphins and...
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on April 4, 2021
This was my son’s first offshore trip. Captain Dalton and Luke were great. Rough seas and cold the day we went out, but they...
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FAQs about Reel Pleasures Fishing Charters

Reel Pleasures Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $850 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - Half Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,600 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (10 hours)
  • $1,800 per group - Full Day Trip (12 hours)

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

Trips booked with Reel Pleasures Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Reel Pleasures Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

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

Top targeted fish species with Reel Pleasures Fishing Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Tarpon
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo