Reel Crazy Charters

Bridge House, Cavans Lane
St Michael, Barbados

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.

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, Tun

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About this listing

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
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Targeted Species
Barracuda (Great)

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue)

Tuna (Blackfin)
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling 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 Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 24 hours before the trip date.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in St Michael to departure site is available and included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Allowed

15% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. 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.

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: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars from 22 reviews

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Thanks a million Zed and Mario! Claire and I had a fantastic time this morning on board Reel Crazy! We were totally in your hands and you didn’t let us down.. amazing experience and to come away with 3 Barracuda nailed it. Bang on Zed! A big thanks to Mario who also joined us in the water on the way back to dock to swim with turtles and got us a glimpse of some sting rays. An awesome outing and one we will always remember. Thanks again guys.
Paul and Claire

Fished June 5, 2017
Zed Layson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 5, 2017

Paul and Claire. You guys were great from the start of the trip. You had a great sense of humour which made it easy for us to fish and find the cudas for you. Once we saw the colour of water we knew what the final.plan would be .
Swimming with the Turtles was an end of trip highlight and we were real happy to take you there.
Have a great vacation and i hope to see you both again real soon


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The fishing was challenging, we only caught one fish but it was a nice wahoo.  Mario was our captain with Neal as his first mate.  They were both friendly and helpful.  Mario worked tirelessly to get us a fish.  It was tough but he did it.  Zed was great to work with.  They cleaned our wahoo and packed it for us to take back home.  They even froze it and brought it to our hotel when we mis-communicated on a pick up time at their office. I would definitely recommend this group, the boat is adequate, not fancy, but the team is great.  If we had caught one more fish I would have rated the trip a Five, but that was not the fault of Mario.  By the way, next time Mario needs to pack some Chicken Feet and Pudding and Souse for lunch!!!

Fished May 27, 2017
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My wife and I had a trip out with these guys and I can’t recommend them enough. Although we didn’t catch many fish due to the conditions these guys were such great company which made the day so enjoyable for us.
Big thank you to Zed and Mario for giving us such a great day out.

Steve and Claire
P.s Thanks sugar ;-)

Fished May 20, 2017
Zed Layson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 20, 2017

Hard day out today, you guys made it a pleasure for us today, thank you for that….We managed the barracuda and the little tuna. Hopefully we can go out again sometime…

P.s i am going to have a word with Mario about this sugar thing…

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