Reef Donkey Charters

225 8th Street
Port St. Joe FL, United States

Reef Donkey Charters provides a wide variety of fishing adventures. Whether you are looking to tackle back-breaking Kingfish offshore, or to experience Redfish exploding on top water in the flats, Captain Wilkin will satisfy your fishing needs.

You will be fishing aboard a very comfortable 24 ft flats boat that can take up to four guests on memorable fishing excursions. Powered by a 225 HP Yamaha engine, the boat can reach speeds of up to 35 knots, and it is equipped with all the fish finding and safety equipment needed for a reliable and safe fishing trip. With high sides going all around the boat, this is the ideal vessel for anglers of all ages, and is a very safe ride for kids.

At Reef Donkey Charters, the team realizes that life isn’t all about summertime fishing - if you can’t stand the summer heat, they are happy to take you out all year round to target the many species available in the spring, fall, and winter months. Speckled trout, Flounder, Pompano, Bull Dolphin… All will land in Captain Wilkin’s boat throughout the year.  So hop on board and experience the fishing adventure of a lifetime!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 800
    up to 4 persons
    Inshore and/or offshore fishing, either trolling for King Mackerel and/or drifting the flats for Trout, Redfish, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Afternoon
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US$ 500
    up to 4 persons
    Choose between inshore and offshore fishing, either trolling for King Mackerel or drifting the flats for Trout and Redfish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Morning
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 500
    up to 4 persons
    Choose between inshore and offshore fishing, either trolling for King Mackerel or drifting the flats for Trout, Redfish, and more.
  • Private trip
    Four Hour Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 4 persons
    Inshore fishing. Drifting the flats for Redfish, Trout, and more!
  • Private trip
    Scallop trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US$ 250
    up to 4 persons
    St Joseph Bay Scallop trip! 3 hour trip searching the grass flats in the bay for your limit of scallops!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder

Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Pompano
Redfish

Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout
Tarpon
Triggerfish (Gray)

Boat Specs

Shallow Sport (Flats boat) originally built in 2010. Powered by a 225HP Yamaha Vmax SHO engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Spearfishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
PayPal
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

About the Captain

Wilkin Lane
Port St. Joe, Florida, United States
Member since May 2015
34
Captain Wilkin started working on saltwater trips in the Panhandle in 2012, when he supervised diving trips. In 2013 he got his captain's license and started running his own business. As he had been saltwater fishing ever since childhood, it made sense for Captain Wilkin to follow his passion and run his own fishing charter guide service. Thus, Reef Donkey Charters was born, and now Wilkin is overjoyed to call his passion his profession.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (11)
4.51
out of 5 stars from 34 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Full Day Trip with Captain Lane
Full Day Trip with Captain Lane
4 hours with Capt. Wilkin
+8
Angler Rating
22
9
2
1
0
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
85%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Chris Howington
Albany, GA
 5.00
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Full Day Trip with Captain Lane

VERIFIED   July 24, 2018
We booked a full day bay fishing trip but the fishing was slow on that particular day. Captain Lane worked very hard to put...
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Terri Lombardo
Lutz, Florida
 4.67
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Half day inshore

VERIFIED   May 15, 2018
Captain Wilkin was just the nicest guy & worked really really hard to try to get us some fish in the boat. Had booked a...
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Cindy Cross
United States
 4.00
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4 hours with Capt. Wilkin

VERIFIED   July 10, 2018
We booked this trip well in advance of the scheduled Tuesday, July 10, 2018 -8am appointment.  I sent a text and email...
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Andrew Hale
New Albany, OH
 5.00
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5 hour trip with Captain Wilkin Lane

VERIFIED   March 28, 2018
Captain Wilkin is awesome! He worked very hard to get us on some nice sea trout in really rough weather.  We had good...
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Timothy Carter
Jonesboro, Georgia
 5.00
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5 hr trip

VERIFIED   June 25, 2018
Had a great time
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