Reel Irie Fishing Charters

Whether you are a beginner or an avid fisherman, looking for a no worries, entertaining, relaxing, and fun fishing trip for all ages, Reel Irie Fishing Charters will provide you with an experience you will always cherish and remember. Come experience a touch of the Jamaican and Caribbean vibe with Captain Harold!

A retired State Environmental ConservationPolice Officer, Captain Harold retired in 2016. after over 33 years of service as a police officer for the State of Connecticut. Captain Harold has always had a passion for fishing, but even more enjoyable for him, was to take friends and family out on his boat. With over 40 years of fishing experience, Captain Harold obtained his US Coast Guard Merchant Marine license (Captains License) in 2012, and has since been sharing his love of the water and fishing with other adults and especially children of all ages.

Definition of Irie (I-ree) is the ultimate positive powerful pleasing quality, meaning excellent, fantastic and all-around great vibes.

No worries aboard the 23’ center console while fishing the pristine waters of the Gulf of Mexico on Florida’s panhandle. This sportsman center console is powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine and is capable of reaching speeds in excess of 40mph. The boat is equipped with all US Coast Guard certified safety equipment and life jackets for adults and children for up to 6 passengers. In addition, she’s equipped with a wireless trolling motor/anchor, GPS, fishfinder, a VHF radio, 2 live wells, and a Yeti cooler filled with ice for your convenience. 1-4 guests can fish comfortably, however it will allow up to 6 people to fish if you have a larger group.

Cold drinks and water provided along with live and cut bait, fishing rods, and all tackle. Captain Harold will fillet and bag your catch for you at the end of your trip. Bring your favorite snacks or lunch and you are all set for your chosen adventure.

Choose Reel Irie Fishing Charters for your next adventure.



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  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Dolphin/Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $450
    Cruise and fish the beautiful waters of Santa Rosa Shores to the Pensacola Pass. Fish along the white sands of Fort Pickins to the tip of Pensacola Beach for Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, and other in-season species. Observe dolphins up close and personal if present. The trip includes a fishing license, rod, reels, tackle, water, and ice.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Fishing/Cruise (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $450
    This trip is for guests who just want to get out and unwind while you fish the scenic waters of Santa Rosa Sound. See Dolphins up close and catch and release local species such as Redfish, Trout, Spanish Mackerel, and even Red Snapper. The trip includes water, ice, bait, rod, reels, fishing license, and all tackle.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Fishing/Sunset (PM)
    Just booked! Last booked: 10 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    US $450
    This short trip is for those who want to relax and unwind at the end of the day. Enjoy the spectacular sunsets of Florida's Panhandle while you fish for Redfish Trout, Spanish Mackerel, and other species. Bring your favorite beverage and snacks and enjoy the smooth sound of reggae or the music of your choice. The trip includes all fishing equipment and bottled water.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Tip – Fishing/Blue Angel
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Aug 12 (Tue, Wed, Thu)
    US $600
    This is a seasonal trip, available Tuesdays and Wednesdays when the Blue Angels Fly. You will anchor, drift fish, or sit on the white sands of one the many beaches near the Pensacola Pass as you watch the spectacular skilled synchronized maneuvers of the famous Blue Angels. Catch seasonal fish such as Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Red Snapper, and others after the show. The trip includes a fishing license, water, ice, rods and reels, tackle, and bait.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip –Inshore/Nearshore (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $600
    Explore nearshore spots in search of Cobia, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, and much more. Bring your favorite beverage and snacks, along with sunscreen (lotion only), and sunglasses. The trip includes a fishing license, bait rod and reels, tackle, ice, and water.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip –Inshore/Nearshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $600
    Let's go fishing. Catch some of the local favorites, and have legally caught fish filleted and cleaned by Captain Harold free of charge. Cruise nearshore in search of Cobia, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, and much more.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Nearshore/Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $800
    Fish up to 4 miles offshore in the Gulf Of Mexico. Troll for Redfish, Cobia, and Spanish Mackerel, or fish one of the local wrecks for Red Snapper, Vermillion Snapper, and occasionally Amberjack. Captain Harold will clean your catch for free.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $950
    Fish up to 9 miles offshore in the Gulf Of Mexico. Troll for Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, and hunt for Cobia, or fish one of the many wrecks for Red Snapper, Vermillion Snapper, Amberjacks, and Triggerfish. Captain Harold will clean and fillet your legally caught fish free of charge. Bring your favorite beverage and snacks, and a cooler in your car for your catch. The trip includes Fishing License, rod and reels, frozen and live bait, ice, and water.
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Steve W.
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A Great Day with a Great Captain!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip –Inshore/Nearshore (AM) on March 27, 2024
On March 27th I had a group of 5 that was in Pensacola for a Directors retreat and we really wanted to fish. I read a lot...
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Heather C.
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Amazing time, highly recommend!

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Dolphin/Fishing on April 4, 2024
Everything was perfect on our charter. Easy going, relaxing, caught several fish, saw many dolphins and had a great boat ride...
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Two full day trips with Captain Harold

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Offshore on August 23, 2023
I brought my son down to fish for his 30th birthday gift and choose Captain Harold and we were not disappointed. First...
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Brian S.
Gulf Breeze, Florida
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Bucket List Adventure: A Day with Reel Irie Fishing Charters and Captain Harold

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Nearshore/Offshore on July 18, 2023
Always had this dream of going on a real-deal fishing charter trip with my old man. Thanks to Captain Harold and his Reel Irie...
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Reel Irie charter great fun nice catch

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Nearshore/Offshore on April 1, 2024
We came to Pensacola for our Navy Ships Reunion USS Manley DD940. 4 sailors from Texas, New York, Iowa and Florida. Captain...
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FAQs about Reel Irie Fishing Charters

Reel Irie Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $450 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Dolphin/Fishing (3 hours)
  • US $450 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Fishing/Cruise (AM) (3 hours)
  • US $450 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Fishing/Sunset (PM) (3 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Tip – Fishing/Blue Angel (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip –Inshore/Nearshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip –Inshore/Nearshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $800 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Nearshore/Offshore (6 hours)
  • US $950 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Offshore (8 hours)

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

Trips booked with Reel Irie Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (caught at beginning of trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (water provided)
  • Fishing License

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

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

Top targeted fish species with Reel Irie Fishing Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Scamp)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Lane)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Triggerfish (Gray)

Meet the Captain

Harold Lindo
Gulf Breeze, Florida, United States
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117 Customer reviews
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Member since September 2020
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Captain Harold has held his USCG Merchant Marine Captains License since 2012. He is a retired Police Officer having served over 33 years working for the state of Connecticut. 26 of those 33 years has been with the State Environmental Conservation Police as a State Game Warden. With over 26 years of boating experience and working in the Marine division for 16 years patrolling the waters of Long Island sound, he has long been an avid fisherman when not working checking boaters and fishermen for compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. His passion for the outdoors, fishing, hunting, and trapping has led him to pursue a career in being on the water doing what he loves most. Fishing and teaching others to fish and respect the environment and conservation of our natural resources.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper

Boat specs

Cobia (Center console) originally built in 2019. Powered by 2 250HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore 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
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
caught at beginning of trip
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
water provided
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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

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
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

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