If you are looking to take an adventure out into the Gulf of Mexico and see what gnarly toothed monsters lurk beneath the surface, then come on board with Fishing DJ Charters! Meet Captain Phil, on the Reel Serenity, a 35’ center console, dream sportfishing machine, and let’s get hooked into something big!

Spend the day getting tangled up with big King Mackerel, great Amberjack, or monster Cobia as you troll the waters of the Emerald Coast. Or if reef fish are your table fare, then go after some Red Snapper, Grouper, or Triggerfish lurking along the bottom around the rubble and wrecks. These brutes can sometimes double over your fishing rod and have you looking over your shoulder for help to get them to the boat and onto the deck.

And then of course there are those of you who prefer going after something with even bigger teeth - Sharks! These monsters are sometimes so big that you’ll hope you don’t find yourselves saying "We need a bigger boat". However, if you just want to spend the day out on the water catching whatever you can catch and just relaxing to escape the hustle and bustle of this crazy world, Fishing DJ Charters has got you covered.

Just sit back and relax to the sounds of some great rock and roll or whatever music you like to listen to, and let all your cares drift away for the day. Fishing DJ Charters primary goal is to make your fishing trip one that you will talk about in your list of most memorable trips; an exceptional fishing experience!

Fishing DJ Charters provides everything for fishing you’ll need - fishing licenses, all fishing poles, and tackle, and Captain Phil will also filet and bag your catch for you to take home. So put on your sunscreen, grab your shades and hat, and pack up your cooler with your favorite drinks and sandwiches. Let’s get you out there on the water to have some fun and catch some fish.

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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    price breakdown
    This 8-hour trip will take you bottom fishing for Grouper, Amberjack, and other reef fish in season. You can also spend the day trolling for King Mackerel, Cobia, Bonito, and other large pelagic fish. All your fishing equipment and licenses are covered by the captain.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    price breakdown
    You can go trolling for Cobia, Bonito, King Mackerel or bottom fishing for Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, and more. The captain will clean your catch at the end of the trip and provide all fishing equipment you'll need for the day.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    price breakdown
    If you want a few hours of relaxation, take this half day trip with Fishing DJ Charters. You can troll for Bonito, King Mackerel, Cobia, or go bottom fishing for Amberjack, Grouper, Snapper, and many more. All your fishing equipment and licenses are covered.
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About the Captain

Philip Rainey
Shalimar, Florida, United States
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1 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since July 2020
I have been fishing my whole life from the age of 5 years old. I used to go fishing with my Dad for Largemouth Bass and Catfish in the Tennessee River and on Kentucky Lake. I fished for Striped Bass in Lake Cumberland, Kentucky, and in San Francisco Bay after I joined the military. I even picked my military assignments based on where the best fishing opportunities were located. Besides the Striped Bass in San Francisco, I also fished for Salmon, Halibut, and Sturgeon. I took assignments in Washington State so I could fish for Steelhead Trout and King Salmon, and I went to Alaska to fish for King Salmon and "Barn Door" Halibut. I retired from Hawaii where I fished for Mahi Mahi, Swordfish, Sailfish, and Marlin to name a few. I spent 28 years in the US Army and I traveled the world. When I was in Okinawa, Japan I fished for Tuna and Mahi-mahi. In Germany, I fished for Trout mostly and Carp on occasion. But my favorite fishing has been right here in the Gulf of the Emerald Coast.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bonito Bonito
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Mako) Shark (Mako)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)

Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)

Boat Specs

Key West 351 Billistic (Center console) originally built in 2018. Powered by 3 300HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 52 knots.

35 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing


Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
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


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:

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

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Half Day Trip on July 5, 2020
We had a great trip despite the wind and rain. Our trip was delayed a couple of hours due to a storm but we all headed out...
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