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.

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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
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

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: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

4.83 out of 5 stars from 18 reviews

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The smaller boat was absolutely perfect for two avid anglers. The crew were extremely knowledgable and helpful and Captain Zed was a delight to deal with in setting up the charter. We caught fish and had a great deal of fun too. Highly recommended!!

Mary Lou Mailloux  • Fished March 24, 2017
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I was taken out by Zed and Robert and from the off they made me feel comfortable .The sea was pretty bumpy and happily it turned out that I was a “good sailor”. Throughout they tried every which way to get me a fish. In the event we ended up with two smallish barracuda . For some one more used to brown trout and grayling in North Yorkshire this was a new and thoroughly enjoyable experience and there cannot be a more pleasant captain and mate.

Jonathan Woolley  • Fished March 13, 2017
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David Vangellow  • Fished March 8, 2017
Zed Layson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on March 14, 2017

Thanks for your review david. we go the extra mile to put a fish on for you. Hopefully we get them next time.


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