Reel Deal Charters - Split/Private

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5550 North Lagoon Drive
Panama City FL, United States

Reel Deal Charters is a privately owned and operated full-time operation that is your chance for catching a notorious Florida Red Snapper in state waters.  2018 Red Snapper Season is June 11 through July 20. 

Fishing out of Panama City, Florida, Reel Deal Fishing Charters offers rod-bending fishing trips aboard their recently renovated classic Bertram boat. They enjoy taking anglers of all ages and experience levels aboard their boat for unforgettable days of fishing. 

Book a private trip for 1-6 passengers, or check out the split (shared) option, which is designed for anyone who wants a private setting without the burden of the cost of a full charter.  Please note that the split trips are not guaranteed to fill, so be sure to include your flexible dates to best be accommodated.

The boat was built by one of the world’s most renowned manufacturers of fishing vessels, and it has been fully restored with up to date equipment and modern comforts to make sure your day on the water is truly special. Powered by twin Cummins engines, the boat will take you quickly and safely to the fishing grounds, and its full range of fish-finding electronics will ensure you are fishing the best spots for the bite on the day.

Reel Deal Fishing Charters offer a wide range of trips, giving you the chance to try everything from cruising around St Andrew Bay as the sun sets to fishing for Red Snapper and much more on 12 hour trolling and bottom fishing trips. In the Spring the fishing is great for Spanish Mackerel and Sheepshead, and as the weather warms up trolling for King Mackerel and bottom fishing for Red Snapper, Grouper, Vermillion Snapper, White Snapper, and many more. A night time shark trip is also great fun for the entire family!  No age limit.  Bring your cooler with your eats and drinks for the day and let’s go have a great day on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico!  You’re sure to see a spectacular sunrise or sunset.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 HR Bottom Fishing/Troll
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1680
    up to 6 persons
    This 12 hour trip is bottom fishing, we target all the fish that are in season. Our main fish is Red Snapper with the other smaller snapper varieties going in the box as well as grouper and whatever is chewing!. We will also do some trolling during the day for Spanish and King Mackerel, Wahoo, Cobia, Mahi, Bonita, and maybe even a Sailfish. Usual departure time is 6-7AM.
  • Private trip
    10 HR Bottom Fishing/Troll
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1400
    up to 6 persons
    This 10 hour trip is bottom fishing, we target all the fish that are in season, our main fish is Red Snapper with the other smaller snapper varieties going in the box as well as grouper and whatever is chewing!. We will also do some trolling during the day for Spanish and King Mackerel, Wahoo, Cobia, Mahi, and Bonita. Usual departure time is 6-7AM
  • Private trip
    8 HR Bottom Fishing (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1120
    up to 6 persons
    This 8 hour trip is bottom fishing, we target all the fish that are in season. Our main fish is Red Snapper with the other smaller snapper varieties going in the box as well as Grouper and whatever else is chewing! We will probably do a little trolling as well. Usual departure time is 6AM
  • Private trip
    6 HR Bottom Fishing (AM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 900
    up to 6 persons
    This 6 hour trip is bottom fishing. We target all the fish that are in season: our main fish is Red Snapper, with the other smaller snapper going in the box as well. Bottom fishing and high speed trolling on this fun trip for the whole family! Usual departure times is 6 AM
  • Private trip
    6 HR Bottom Fishing (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    US$ 900
    up to 6 persons
    This 6 hour trip is bottom fishing. We target all the fish that are in season: our main fish is Red Snapper, with the other smaller snapper going in the box as well. Usual departure time 12-2 PM (Depending on morning trip arrival if applicable).
  • Private trip
    4 HR TROLLING - Flexible Departure
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 500
    up to 6 persons
    In the spring this trip will target Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish and Hardtails, and in the summer it will be for Spanish or King Mackerel, depending on the bite. This is a FLEXIBLE DEPARTURE TIME, depending on our other bookings. Call to book if not showing available.
  • Private trip
    Evening Shark Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    US$ 500
    up to 6 persons
    Fish for Sharks with Bonita strips and chum! This is fun for all the family. Usual departure time is 6 - 7 PM. Call to book if it shows unavailable.
  • Private trip
    3 HR TROLLING - Flexible Departure
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 6 persons
    In the spring this trip will target Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish and Hardtails, and in the summer it will be for Spanish or King Mackerel, depending on the bite. This is a FLEXIBLE DEPARTURE TIME, depending on our other bookings. Call to book if not showing available.
  • Private trip
    Sunset/Dolphin Cruise
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    US$ 350
    up to 6 persons
    An afternoon/evening trip around the bay to watch the sunset. Bring a cold drink and enjoy the beauty of St Andrew Bay! Usually leaving 6-7 pm. Call to book if it shows unavailable.
  • Shared trip
    Split - Red Snapper Express (AM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 11 Jun - 20 Jul
    US$ 155
    per person
    This trip will target the ever popular Red Snapper, while it's in season! We will catch your 2 Snappers, then target the other fish that are in season-the smaller varieties of snapper, grouper, mahi, jacks,cobia.. and we'll probably do some high speed trolling to our bottom spots. This is a shared or "split" trip, and this price is dependent on getting 6 people to fill the charter. If the trip does not fill, you will be given the option of going with however many we end up with, for an adjusted rate.
  • Shared trip
    Split - Red Snapper Express (PM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip available 11 Jun - 20 Jul
    US$ 155
    per person
    This trip will target the ever popular Red Snapper, while it's in season! We will catch your 2 Snappers, then target the other fish that are in season-the smaller varieties of snapper, grouper, mahi, jacks,cobia.. and we'll probably do some high speed trolling to our bottom spots. This is a shared or "split" trip, and this price is dependent on getting 6 people to fill the charter. If the trip does not fill, you will be given the option of going with however many we end up with, for an adjusted rate.
  • Shared trip
    SPLIT - 6 HR BOTTOM (AM) See Desc.
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 21 Jul - 10 Jun
    US$ 140
    per person
    This is a 6 hour SHARED bottom trip and we target whatever is in season. Usually we will do some high speed trolling to and from the bottom spots as well. PLEASE INCLUDE ALL DAYS AVAILABLE TO FISH so we can best accommodate you, also if you prefer morning or afternoon departure. *Price DEPENDENT ON GETTING A GROUP OF 6 TOGETHER TO TAKE THE TRIP, If the trip does not get all 6 anglers, you will be given the option of going with however many end up booking for an adjusted rate. Departs between 6AM and 2PM
  • Shared trip
    SPLIT - 6 HR BOTTOM (PM) See Desc.
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip available 21 Jul - 10 Jun
    US$ 140
    per person
    This is a 6 hour SHARED bottom trip and we target whatever is in season. Usually we will do some high speed trolling to and from the bottom spots as well. PLEASE INCLUDE ALL DAYS AVAILABLE TO FISH so we can best accommodate you, also if you prefer morning or afternoon departure. *Price DEPENDENT ON GETTING A GROUP OF 6 TOGETHER TO TAKE THE TRIP, If the trip does not get all 6 anglers, you will be given the option of going with however many end up booking for an adjusted rate. Departs between 6AM and 2PM
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Bluefish
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Black)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Seabass (Black)
Shark (Hammerhead)

Sheepshead
Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Vermilion)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Bertram (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1978, and restored in 2016. Powered by 2 330HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

Length
35 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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
American Express
PayPal

About the Captain

Mark Martone
Panama City, Florida, United States
Member since June 2016
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Capt. Mark has had a love for boats his entire adult life and has had his captain’s license for several years. He has always been the one to fix the boats and drive for fun, but not charter one. He decided in the summer of 2017 to start captaining “DeepWater” and has enjoyed this newfound demanding, yet satisfying calling in his life.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Panama City Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.34 out of 5 stars from 122 reviews

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5 stars
87
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4 stars
17
17
3 stars
11
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2 stars
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1 star
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3

Very good fishing experience.  Caught 31 pounds of fish, big ones being the groupers.  First mate was very helpful to us.  A couple of us got seasick, but that had nothing to do with the boat or crew.  He said waters were rougher than usual, and it was our first time deep sea fishing.  We were able to split our cost with another group.  I would recommend to anyone.

Fished June 20, 2018
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Sam works really hard to put split trips together! We would have been unable to spend a second day fishing had this option not been available. She’s top notch when it comes to communication, she gets you the info you need. Capt Mark put us on fish and Logan helped us keep lines in the water, wouldn’t hesitate to call on these guys again!

Fished June 19, 2018
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We had fish on from the first drop. Got our snapper limit and then it was off to catch more fish. Logan was an awesome deck hand and was great with the kids on the trip! I would highly recommend these guys for a fishing trip

Fished June 19, 2018
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