Reel Crazy Charters

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Bridge House, Cavans Lane
St Michael, Barbados

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About this listing

Boat Specs

Strike (Center console) originally built in 1985, and restored in 2016. Powered by 170HP Yanmar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 14 knots.

26 ft
4 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Targeted Species
Barracuda (Great)

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue)

Tuna (Blackfin)

Situated on the easternmost point of the Caribbean Sea, Barbados is a must if you are interested in sport fishing in the Caribbean. With good fishing all year round, the area is populated with big game fish from November to May, when large Wahoo, Tuna, and other big game fish become frequent catches.

Zed’s Surfing Adventures operate their fishing trips aboard the Reel Crazy, a 26 ft Strike center console that offers guests a stable and solid ride to the offshore deep sea areas and reefs. The boat is outfitted with GPS, fishfinder and radar, as well as a VHF radio for communication with the shore if necessary. Up to four guests are welcome to fish aboard the Reel Crazy at a time, and they are sure to appreciate the boat’s amenities, which include a toilet and fresh water wash down. The boat’s fishing gear includes outriggers, downriggers, and a fighting chair, all of which will contribute to your chance of catching your target fish.

A variety of fishing techniques may be used during your trip, depending on your preferences and what the experienced captain decides will be most effective given the time of year and conditions on the day. Whether trolling, bottom fishing, or testing yourself with the challenge of handline fishing, you will be given every opportunity to hook a catch.

As well as being an experienced fisherman, Captain Zed is passionate about spearfishing and snorkelling, and he provides all the equipment you will need to explore the underwater treasures along Barbados’ coastline. Swim alongside turtles, explore underwater shipwrecks, and get the most out of your time both on and under the water.

Zed’s Surfing Adventures are careful to tailor every trip to suit their clients. This is why they only offer private boat charters, meaning you will always be able to enjoy a trip that is perfectly suited for your individual group.

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkelling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Soft drinks & water
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
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.

Other Policies 
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Allowed

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Mastercard.

About the Captain

Zed Layson
St Michael, Barbados
Member since February 2014
I have been fishing for years: I grew up as a spear fisherman and professional surfer and now I own and operate a successful surf school in Barbados. I started offering fishing trips as well as surfing a few years ago, partly because of the enjoyment it gives me, and also so that the guests staying at our apartments can get the taste of more adventurous activities.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

4.93 out of 5 stars from 10 reviews

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This boat was great for a couple of people but would be crowded with more, also very reasonable price.  They are getting a new bigger boat which will be great for families or more than a couple of people.
We caught barracudas and Wahoo. Zed and Robert are great at making sure you catch your fish and were both fun to be around.

Colleen And Greg • Fished January 23, 2017
Zed Layson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on January 24, 2017

Thank you so much Colleen and Greg.
Hope you have a great time on the rest of your vacation.

See you again soon On the New addition…


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I was looking for a private charter for myself as I wasn’t with a group of friends that wanted to go fishing and I didn’t want to end up on a charter with a bunch of people I would have to take turns with once we got a bite!

As it turned out I managed to persuade my 2 (non fishing) siblings to join…. and made for an awesome fishing trip…..

Zed and Robert are the 2 guys you want to go fishing with….bar none! Bajan born and bred, a lot of fun, super knowledgeable and will provide all the entertainment you need…

They were also really conscious of everyone’s level of “sea legs”... and happy to adapt the trip to accommodate.

They knew I was really keen to get a Wahoo, and in not the best conditions they went above and beyond to make sure I got one!!!!

Thanks again guys! I’ll be back for sure.


Ian Thomas • Fished December 27, 2016
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Zed & Rob gave us all a fantastic days fishing and a unique Christmas dinner the following day.  Highly recommended. Thanks guys, this was the highlight of our holiday!! :)

Rob Bowden • Fished December 24, 2016
Zed Layson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on January 2, 2017

Thank you Rob, it was a good treat for us to have you and your father on board… Happy New year and look forward to seeing you next year.


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  • Bridge House, Cavans Lane , St Michael
    , Barbados