Reel Deal Charters – Deep Water

277 reviews
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Reel Deal Charters is your chance for catching a notorious Florida Red Snapper in state waters (in season). The crew offers 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 on the long trips. 2020 Red Snapper season starts from June 11 through July 25.

Fishing out of Panama City, Florida, the crew offers rod-bending fishing trips. They enjoy taking anglers of all ages and experience levels aboard their boat for unforgettable days of fishing.

Book a trip aboard their 35’ Bertram saltwater fishing boat, accommodating up to 6 passengers. 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. 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 to the fishing grounds in no time, and its fish-finding electronics will ensure you are fishing the best spots.

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, and White Snapper. A night-time shark trip is also great fun for the entire family!

Bring your cooler with your food and drinks and join Reel Deal Charters for a great day on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 hr. Bottom/Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,000
    price breakdown
    $2,000
    This 12-hour trip will have you bottom fishing for a variety of species that are in season. You'll mainly target Snapper varieties, as well as Grouper and whatever is biting! We will also do some trolling during the day for Spanish and King Mackerel, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Bonita, and maybe even a Sailfish.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour – Bottom Fishing/Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,650
    price breakdown
    $1,650
    Spend 10 hours on this trip bottom fishing for everything that is in season. The main target will be various species of Snapper, Grouper, and whatever else is biting! We will also do some trolling during the day for Spanish and King Mackerel, Wahoo, Cobia, Mahi Mahi, and Bonito. The usual departure time is 6–7 A.M.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour – Bottom Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,300
    price breakdown
    $1,300
    This 8-hour trip will have you bottom fishing for all the fish species that are in season. You'll primarily target different Snapper species, as well as Grouper and whatever else is chewing! We will probably do a little trolling as well. The usual departure time is 6 A.M.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour – Bottom Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 26 - Jun 10
    $1,000
    price breakdown
    $1,000
    This is a bottom fishing trip that will have you targeting all the fish that are in season. Do some bottom fishing and high-speed trolling on this fun trip for the whole family! The usual departure time is 6 A.M.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour – Bottom Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jul 26 - Jun 10
    $1,000
    price breakdown
    $1,000
    This 6-hour trip is bottom fishing. We target all the fish that are in season – various Snapper and Grouper species, as well as other bottom dwellers. The usual departure time is 12–2 P.M. (Depending on morning trip arrival if applicable).
  • Private trip
    4 Hour – Shark Fishing (Evening)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jul 26 - May 31
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    Fish for Sharks with Bonito strips and chum! This is fun for the whole family. The departure time is flexible and can be any time in the afternoon. Contact your Captain before the trip.
  • Private trip
    4 hr Trolling trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    On this 4-hour trolling trip, you'll target Spanish and King Mackerel, Bonito, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi. You just never know what might be swimming by, maybe even a Sailfish! The captain usually trolls 4 lines at a time. The boat stays in motion, for the most part, unless a fish is on. You'll drag lures or sparklers, with or without live bait. Please inquire with the captain about departure time.
  • Private trip
    Gilligan Special – 3 Hour Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - May 1
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    On this trip, you'll most likely stay in the beautiful St. Andrew's Bay while trolling for some truly incredible species. You'll target Spanish Mackerel, Hardtails, and whatever else happens to bite! The departure time for this trip will vary, depending on what other trips are scheduled. Be sure to put your availability in the comments!
  • Shared trip
    8 Hour SPLIT
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 7
    $460
    price breakdown
    $460
    Same as 6 hr split, just more time to get out a little further and catch more fish!
  • Shared trip
    Split – Bottom Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 26 - Jun 10
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
    Book this 6-hour shared trip, to go bottom fishing for whatever is in season. You'll usually do high-speed trolling to and from the bottom spots. Please include all days available to fish, so the captain can best accommodate you, also mention if you prefer morning or afternoon departure. The price is dependent upon getting a group of 6 together. If you can't get 6 anglers, you will be given the option of going with however many end up booking for an adjusted rate. Departure is between 6 A.M. and 2 P.M.
  • Shared trip
    Split – Bottom Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jul 26 - Jun 10
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
    This is a 6-hour, shared, bottom trip targeting whatever is in season. You'll usually do high-speed trolling to and from the bottom spots. Please include all days available to fish, so the captain can best accommodate you, also mention if you prefer morning or afternoon departure. The price is dependent upon getting a group of 6 together. If you can't get 6 anglers, you will be given the option of going with however many end up booking for an adjusted rate. Departure is between 12 P.M. and 2 P.M usually.
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About the Charter Operator

Reel Deal Fishing Charters
Panama City, Florida, United States
23 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
299 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2016
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 “Deep Water” and has enjoyed this newfound demanding, yet satisfying calling in his life.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

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

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Bertram (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1978, and restored in 2019. 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
Deep Sea Fishing

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.46
out of 5 stars from 277 reviews
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Afternoon 4 hour trip
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
87%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
89%
Appropriate for children
87%
Satisfied with the boat
93%
Catch intended fish
77%
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Jaryd B.
Winder, GA
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It was a blast! We tagged out on snapper and caught a few bonuses. If we weren’t getting good or any bites Capt Tim was quick...
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   July 28, 2020
The weather was not good. The captain gave us many options to choose from. We attempted to go out but the water was too rough....
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Leslie S.
Panama City, FL
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6hr red snapper trip

VERIFIED   June 21, 2020
My amazing wife got me and my dad the best hands down Father’s Day gift ever! A charter ride from The Reel Deal was great...
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Dewayne J.
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Half day split trip with Captain mike

VERIFIED   July 31, 2020
These guys are great. They do everything they can to put you on the fish and ensure your experience is great. They always have...
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Fishing with Mark

VERIFIED   NEW  September 5, 2020
Excellent crew! All you need is your cooler and snacks! Awesome experience! Definitely gonna book again next year 💯
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