Reef Donkey Charters
Reef Donkey Charters
, FL 32456, 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!
Fishing License Included
You Keep Catch
Catch cleaning & filleting
Rods, reels & tackle
About this listing
Shallow Sport (Flats boat) originally built in 2010. Powered by a 225HP Yamaha Vmax SHO engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.
Types of Fishing
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.
About the Captain
Member since May 2015
Port St. Joe Fishing Calendar
Went fishing on 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 to Capt. Wilkin, but got no response until I contacted him from the Cape Monday, July 9 about the meeting location and details for the next morning. He told me in that call at noon Monday that he would call me back that evening to confirm details/location for the next morning. When I had not heard from him by 9pm, I called him. He said ‘for some reason’ he thought I was booked for Wednesday, July 11 and apparently there was a double booking, asking me to move to Wednesday. I was fortunately able to make the changes to our other excursions to accommodate the error (either caused by booking.com or Capt. Wilkin).
We were at the boat ramp at the the new scheduled time 8am Wednesday, July 11. Capt. Wilkin texted me to say he was running late. He showed at 8:45am, we were on the water at 9:10am.
We had a good trip, brought in 2 king mackerels, and our limit of 4 red snappers. We went out about 9 nautical miles and returned to the ramp at 12pm. We went to Capt. Wilkin’s home, two blocks from the boat ramp, for him to clean our catch.
This was our first experience trolling for fish. Our previous trip was more in/around the bay from the state park dock where we baited our own rods, throwing in our lines to catch our fish —a far more ‘hands on’ experience. Capt. Wilkin bailed and trolled with left handed reels, which made it difficult for us to reel in a bite because we are both right-handed. On previous outings, we were asked our preference - left or right changed reels.
Capt. Wilkin turned up his radio to country music which was fine with my grandson, although I would have preferred conversation and perhaps him sharing his knowledge of the bay and fishing with us.
Even given the scheduling/change issue, the tardiness and the left-handed reel issue, we brought in a good catch with Capt. Wilkin. We would gladly go out with him again if these issues could be addressed. He was very pleasant and kind to us and we will have a good fish fry thanks to his efforts.
Fished July 2018Fished July 10, 2018Cindy Cross recommends Reef Donkey Charters
Went fishing on June 25, 2018
Had a great time
Fished June 2018Fished June 25, 2018Timothy Carter recommends Reef Donkey Charters
Went fishing on June 20, 2018
Tough day; ocean was rough and fish weren’t bitting. Wilken tried his best but no luck catching anything.
I would recommed going in morning during the summer.
Fished June 2018Fished June 20, 2018Replied to this review on June 22, 2018
I also didn’t charge anything for the trip cause it was a bust your deposit will be coming back to you. And we only fished for 2 an ahalf hours.Tom Aitken recommends Reef Donkey Charters
Replied to this review on June 22, 2018
I also didn’t charge anything for the trip cause it was a bust your deposit will be coming back to you. And we only fished for 2 an ahalf hours.