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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    8 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 650 private charter
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    6 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 500 private charter
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    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 400 private charter
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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 1 day 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

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: 3 hours
Response rate: 97%

Customer Reviews

4.78 out of 5 stars from 26 reviews

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My first ever pelagic trip and what a corker! Two blue marlin in a six hour charter, great support and company from the crew Zed and Robert, who had to work hard in difficult conditions to keep us fishing. No surprise to me we were the only successful charter that day. Would definitely book them again.

Fished February 5, 2018
Zed Layson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on February 5, 2018

Thank David. We did have a rough time in all the seaweed but it paid off well. Bucket list pelagic off the list.
Hope to see you again soon.


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Fished December 24, 2017
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We had a great time with Reel Crazy! Rough start- we had bad luck and couldn’t seem to catch any fish but the captain and crew were amazing and kept mixing things up until we caught some fish. They wouldn’t give up until we caught a few things. They were super personable and easy to talk to.  They were obviously experienced fisherman and really knew the craft. Everyone was very accommodating and friendly. It was a great trip.

Fished November 15, 2017
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