Reel Deal Charters – Deep Water

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 is open for 2 more weekends only, Nov 21, 22, 27, 28, and 29.

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 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 Hour – Bottom Fishing/Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,280
    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! You 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
    $1,900
    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
    $1,520
    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 29 - Jun 3
    $1,200
    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 29 - Jun 3
    $1,200
    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
    Snapper Express Private charter 6hr
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:45 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 4 - Jul 28
    $1,200
    This is a seasonal trip that targets your Red Snapper limit, then anything else that you can put in the box and bring home for dinner. We will high speed troll to at least your first bottom spot. 2021 State Red Snapper season is June 4 - July 28.
  • Private trip
    Snapper Express Private charter 6hr
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 4 - Jul 28
    $1,200
    This is a seasonal trip that targets your Red Snapper limit, then anything else that you can put in the box and bring home for dinner. We will high speed troll to at least your first bottom spot. Around noon departure 2021 State Red Snapper season is June 4 - July 28.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trolling Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 29 - Jun 3
    $739
    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
    4 Hour Trolling Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $739
    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 2:00 PM
    $1,110
    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!
  • Private trip
    2 hr Dolphin Sunset Tour
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $400
    Cruise the beautiful and scenic St Andrews Bay and Gulf of Mexico while enjoying snacks and beverages that you bring. Watch for dolphins and experience a spectacular Panama City sunset! Departure time may vary slightly depending on sunset time.
  • Shared trip
    8 hr SPLIT 11AM SNAPPER Xpress
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 10 - Jun 10
    $530
    See 8 hr snapper xpress description
  • Shared trip
    Snapper Xpress 8 hr SPLIT Msg to bk
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 4 - Jul 28
    $530
    On this 8hr shared trip,go bottom fishing for Red Snapper and whatever is in season. We usually high-speed troll to at least your first bottom spot. To book, please message the captain with availability. This trip will not show as available to book unless there is one already on the books. If possible, we will build a trip around your request. The price is contingent on 6 guests joining. If less than 6, then you will have the option of going at an adjusted rate, but are not obligated. AM or PM
  • Shared trip
    8 Hour Split – Message to Book
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 10 - Jul 28
    $500
    Same as 6 hr split, just more time to get out a little further and catch more fish! To book, please message the captain and include all days available to fish, also mention if you prefer morning or afternoon departure.
  • Shared trip
    6 Hour Split – Message to Book (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 26 - Aug 28
    $400
    On this 6-hour shared trip, you'll go bottom fishing for whatever is in season. You'll usually do high-speed trolling to and from the bottom spots. To book, please message the captain and include all days available to fish, 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 Snapper XPress Msg to book
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 4 - Jul 28
    $400
    On this 6-hour MORNING shared trip,go bottom fishing for Red Snapper and whatever is in season. We usually high-speed troll to at least your first bottom spot. To book, please message the captain with availability. This trip will not show as available to book unless there is one already on the books. If possible, we will build a trip around your request. The price is contingent on 6 guests joining. If less than 6, then you will have the option of going at an adjusted rate, but are not obligated.
  • Shared trip
    SPLIT Snapper XPress Msg to book 6h
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 4 - Jul 28
    $400
    On this 6-hour AFTERNOON shared trip,go bottom fishing for Red Snapper and whatever is in season. We usually high-speed troll to at least your first bottom spot. To book, please message the captain with availability. This trip will not show as available to book unless there is one already on the books. If possible, we will build a trip around your request. The price is contingent on 6 guests joining. If less than 6, then you will have the option of going at an adjusted rate, but are not obligated.
  • Shared trip
    6 Hour Split – Message to Book (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 7 - Jul 28
    $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. To book, please message the captain and include all days available to fish, 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
379 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) Black Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Seabass (Black) Black Seabass
Shark (Hammerhead) Hammerhead Shark

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Snapper (Vermilion) Vermilion Snapper
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
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit 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
American Express
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
88%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Catch intended fish
77%
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VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trolling Trip (PM) on November 24, 2021
Staying in Panama City Beach with the family for Thanksgiving and celebrating our 20th Anniversary.  Everyone wanted to go...
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VERIFIED   Snapper Express Private charter 6hr on July 3, 2021
It’s called FISHING. First, we have had some bad luck with weather interfering with our fishing plans. So we were pretty...
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8 hour with captain mark and mate shawn

VERIFIED   8 Hour – Bottom Fishing (AM) on July 1, 2021
I have been on several private charter trips, but this one by far was the best.  We ended up being moved from deep water to...
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6 Hour Trip with Captain Mat

VERIFIED   Snapper Express Private charter 6hr on June 14, 2021
What an absolute blast!! Captain Mat put us on some fish early on and Logan was an awesome deckhand, very helpful and skilled!...
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trolling Trip (AM) on September 28, 2021
Changed are trip from the 4 hour to a 6 hour and glad we did.  We caught a lot of smaller keepers and two bigger fish.  Wish...
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FAQs about Reel Deal Charters – Deep Water

Reel Deal Charters – Deep Water offers the following trips to customers:
  • $175 per person - 6 Hour Split – Message to Book (PM) (6 hours)
  • $200 per person - SPLIT Snapper XPress Msg to book 6h (6 hours)
  • $200 per person - SPLIT Snapper XPress Msg to book (6 hours)
  • $200 per person - 6 Hour Split – Message to Book (AM) (6 hours)
  • $250 per person - 8 Hour Split – Message to Book (8 hours)
  • $265 per person - Snapper Xpress 8 hr SPLIT Msg to bk (8 hours)
  • $265 per person - 8 hr SPLIT 11AM SNAPPER Xpress (8 hours)
  • $400 per group - 2 hr Dolphin Sunset Tour (2 hours)
  • $555 per person - Gilligan Special – 3 Hour Trolling (3 hours)
  • $739 per group - 4 Hour Trolling Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $739 per group - 4 Hour Trolling Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - Snapper Express Private charter 6hr (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - Snapper Express Private charter 6hr (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 6 Hour – Bottom Fishing (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 6 Hour – Bottom Fishing (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,520 per group - 8 Hour – Bottom Fishing (AM) (8 hours)
  • $1,900 per group - 10 Hour – Bottom Fishing/Trolling (10 hours)
  • $2,280 per group - 12 Hour – Bottom Fishing/Trolling (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Reel Deal Charters – Deep Water, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well (When available, live bait may be addl charge)
  • Kitchen
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Reel Deal Charters – Deep Water include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • First Mate (Works hard for your tips)
  • Fishing License

Reel Deal Charters – Deep Water offers the following types of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Reel Deal Charters – Deep Water offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Reel Deal Charters – Deep Water include:
  • Amberjack
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Wahoo