With Reel Shallow Adventures you’ll be fishing in shallow waters, but the fun and excitement run deep in their fishing tours. You can experience the flats of Bayport Florida and try your luck with a variety of tasty and challenging fish. Don’t worry, Captain Garry Strickland will guide you all the way, and help you get that fish.

This charter can accommodate 4 guests per trip. You’ll be exploring the Bayport waters on the Century (flats boat) model from 2006. The vessel is 22ft long and is fitted with a single Mercury engine that can reach speeds up to 35 knots. To improve your fishing experience there’s fishfinding equipment on board.

With Captain Strickland, you get to experience the nearshore fisheries of the region that include flats and backcountry locations. You can hone your light tackle game and depending on the season get to pick your trophy. You may encounter Redfish and Trout, while in cooler months you can go after the delicious Grouper.

The crew includes the first mate and they will help your prepare your catch if you get lucky. All the necessary fishing equipment, bait, and lures will be waiting on board, and also you don’t need to fuss about the fishing license. The charter has you covered.

Discover the relaxing area of Bayport mangroves and then feel the action of its fish. Book Reel Shallow Adventures and have a great time!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    Let yourself spend 8 hours on the waters of Bayport Park. You get to cruise the inshore or backcountry locations and you may go for Redfish, Trout, and Snook.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Scallop Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    Dive in and spend 4 hours looking for delicious Scallops in shallow waters. This is a trip for up to 4 guests.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    With this 4 hour trip you start early. Anglers get to explore the inshore or backcountry areas of Bayport Park.
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About the Captain

Gary Strickland
Bayport, Florida, United States
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25 Customer Reviews
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Member since September 2020
Fishing has been a passion of mine since I was a little kid, some of my best childhood memories are on a boat or camping and fishing with family, so in my early 20's I decided to take fishing more serious and to get my license and everything I needed to take other people out and teach them how to fish my area and help them make memories that will stick with them forever.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish

Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Century (Flats boat) originally built in 2006. Powered by a 115HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
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.

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
American Express
PayPal
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Jeff F.
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Perfect family outing!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 31, 2021
Our family booked a half day inshore fishing trip with Gary. We weren’t sure what to expect, and with a 10 yo daughter and...
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Ben B.
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Outstanding!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 9, 2021
Gary has the passion.  He loves his job a s you can tell.  He said it would be slow at first due to the tide.  He was right. ...
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Cody C.
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Hell of a day.

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on November 9, 2021
With the conditions (weather and tide) stacked against us I was thinking it was going to be a very slow day I’d be happy...
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GREG B.
NO FORT MYERS, FL
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4 0f july

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 3, 2021
We had a great time. I could tell from the beginning Captain Gary knows his stuff. He was professional enough to keep us out...
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Timothy G.
Three Rivers, MI
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Sons birthday fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 17, 2021
Outstanding time.  Captain Gary knows his fishing.  Had tons of fun fishing.  Captain Gary did an awesome job of helping...
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FAQs about Reel Shallow Adventures

Reel Shallow Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Scallop Trip (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Reel Shallow Adventures, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

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

Reel Shallow Adventures offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Reel Shallow Adventures offers the following fishing technique:
  • Light Tackle

Top targeted fish species with Reel Shallow Adventures include:
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout