Zed’s Surfing Adventures - Fishing

Bridge House, Cavans Lane
St Michael, Barbados

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Boat Specs

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

26 ft
4 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Natural Reefs
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
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Tank
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rod, Reels & Tackle
Live Bait
Catch Cleaning & Filleting
Soft drinks & water
First Mate
Fishing Licence
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates

Other Policies 
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Allowed

20% 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.

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: 26 hours
Response rate: 67%

Customer Reviews

5.00 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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We recently returned from Barbados, October 2016 and really wanted to try deep sea fishing. My wife booked the trip via this website and boy did choose the best one. I went with a friend and my father in law who may I add is 77 yrs young. From the moment we got on board the needs of my father in law were taken care of, Zed ensured he was safe and would enjoy this experience.
It took a while for a bite and was even asked if we had to be back for a certain time as Zed does not like going back to shore without a catch. Would you believe my father in law caught the 1st and biggest catch of the day, 5lb Tuna- a very happy man. We also caught other fish and had the most amazing time. Warn out, it’s a pretty tiring sport, we came back to our villa with the Tuna who we named Bob- he was very tasty.
I would highly recommend using Zed, professional, knowledgeable, friendly and above all ensured our 1st fishing trip was a success.
Thanks Zed, see you next year, next time with the wife on Reel Crazy!!

apologies if I got the names of the fish wrong.

David Burgum • Fished Oct 18, 2016
Zed Layson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on October 26, 2016

Thanks for the review David, I am really grateful that your wife chose us and we look forward to having you on the Reel Crazy next time.
I know that you would have enjoyed that Tuna.
Please pass on my regards to David Snr… it was a pleasure to have him onboard.

Capt Z

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I had a great time during the 3 days of fishing. The captain did their best even though the weather was not favorable.

The captain was great and the relief captain (Trevor) knew the waters very well and I enjoyed fishing with them both

I caught the smaller fish fishing with Capt Zed and the bigger one with Captain Trevor from Bad Habits. Zeds daughter was ill so he could not take Bob out, please mention to Trevor as well that I had a great time.

I am is a marine engineer and the boats were well looked after and maintained.

Souter • Fished Jan 30, 2015
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Zed is great! The trip was perfect. I highly recommend this charter! I have been around the world fishing and used numerous Captains, Zed fits my idea of a casual hands on adventure perfectly.


Randall Reddish • Fished Jul 02, 2014
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  • Bridge House, Cavans Lane , St Michael
    , Barbados