Reel Experience Fishing Charters

Take your whole family and embark on an unforgettable fishing adventure together with Reel Experience Fishing Charters. From inshore and nearshore waters to the backcountry, there’s a wide variety of fishing spots you can visit in Palmetto and have a great time chasing many different species. Join Captain Donny Freeman and let him create a wonderful fishing experience in Florida for you and your loved ones!

The boat you’ll be using is a restored 22’ Key West bay boat. It can sit up to 5 guests and uses a 200 HP Yamaha V6 Saltwater Series engine. Thanks to its GPS, fishfinder, as well as radio technology, the boat will take you to the fish quickly and safely. There’s a wireless trolling motor used for a quieter approach to the fish, a livewell for providing live bait, and an ice-box to store your food and drinks.

Using spinning on light tackle, you and Captain Donny will be chasing Gag Grouper, Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Tarpon, Flounder, Spotted Seatrout, and Redfish. You’re free to choose whether you’ll release your catch or keep it. Kids are more than welcome to come aboard, so bring them aboard and enjoy a lovely family trip together.

Captain Donny will supply you with the fishing tackle, live bait, lures, licenses, as well as drinks. Also, he can clean and bag your catch completely free of charge. Yours is just to bring the snacks of your choice and prepare for lots of fun on board.

Book a trip at Reel Experience Fishing Charters and experience the beauties of fishing around Palmetto!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    Enjoy your trip for a longer spell and spend 6 hours targeting Snook, Snapper, and other great fighting fish. You and the captain will leave the dock at 8:00 a.m. He's got you covered for everything you'll need except for food, so make sure you bring your favorite snacks before you depart.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    On this trip, you and the captain will be going into the gulf to target a variety of species. This trip allows you to target more species for the dinner table as well. Just bring the snacks of your choice to stay energized and the captain will take care of everything else.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    On this trip, you and Captain Donny will be targeting whatever species is currently offering the most action. Most of the year includes Snook, Mangrove Snapper, Mackerel, Jack, Trout, Grouper, as well as Tarpon.
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About the Captain

Donny Freeman
Palmetto, Florida, United States
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Member since July 2021
I grew up fishing with my father all over Anna Maria Island, and fell in love right away. After being stuck in retail management for years, I finally made the change to my dream career.

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Targeted Species

Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper

Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Key West (Bay boat) originally built in 2003, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 38 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Palmetto to departure site is available and 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

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Half Day Trip with Captain Donny.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on September 15, 2021
Captain Donny was great! He kept us on the fish and in the water the whole time. There were times where the fishing got slow....
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FAQs about Reel Experience Fishing Charters

Reel Experience Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Nearshore (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Inshore (6 hours)

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

Trips booked with Reel Experience Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Reel Experience Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Reel Experience Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Reel Experience Fishing Charters include:
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon