If you are looking for a great time on the water pulling fish over the rail, then Reel Addiction Charters is the crew for you! Whether you are interested in live bait, bottom, reef and wreck, or deep sea fishing, Captain Alex Hernandez offers it all. He grew up fishing the middle Keys and will definitely put you on some fish.

Jump aboard his 25’ Mako center console for a day full of fishing and learning. The boat provides plenty of deck space to comfortably accommodate up to four anglers and features a T-top for shade. It comes powered by a 300 HP Mercury outboard engine and comes equipped with GPS, fishfinder, VHF radio, live bait tank, and ice box to keep your catch fresh. 

Reel Addiction Charters specializes in various techniques, including fishing with light and heavy tackle, bottom fishing, drift fishing, handline, and kite fishing. Capt. Alex offers half and full-day trip options to target various species that are in season and biting. The list of your potential catches includes Grouper and Snapper on the nearshore reefs and wrecks, as well as Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and King Mackerel and more on the offshore waters.

Trips include rods, reels and tackle, live bait, lures, catch cleaning and packaging, and bottled water. Your lunch is welcome on board. Happy fishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Offshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,200
    Head out to the deep waters to search for Mahi Mahi, Tuna, King Mackerel, and more. Once the limit is caught, you will target other species nearshore.
  • Private trip
    3/4 day
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    6 hours. Ability to reef fish and go offshore.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Reef/Wreck
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    Fish for Mangrove and Yellowtail Snappers on the reef and get a chance at a trophy Mutton or Amberjack on the wreck – all in a 4-hour trip! Price includes rods, reels, tackle, live bait, lures, catch cleaning and packaging, and bottled water.
  • Private trip
    Tarpon
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    Stay nearshore to target trophy tarpon
  • Private trip
    Bullynet lobster
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 6 - Nov 30
    $500
    Night time fishing trip bully netting for Caribbean spiny lobster.
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About the Captain

Alejandro Hernandez
Layton, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
25 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since July 2016

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Black Grouper
Jack (African Pompano) African Pompano Jack

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snapper (Mutton) Mutton Snapper

Snapper (Yellowtail) Yellowtail Snapper

Boat Specs

Mako (Center console) originally built in 1980, and restored in 2019. Powered by a 300HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Layton to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 1.5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   NEW  October 4, 2021
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James W.
Boca Raton, FL
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Half Day Trip with Capt. Alejandro

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Reef/Wreck on July 27, 2021
We booked a half day trip with Capt. Alejandro and he didn’t disappoint. I’ve fished on countless charters up and down...
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Brian M.
Greensboro, NC
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A Great Day with Captain Alex

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Reef/Wreck on August 2, 2021
We shoved off promptly at 7:30am and Captain Alex had us one the fish by 8:15am. We did a 1/2 day with Alex and he was there...
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Brett P.
Winter Springs, Florida
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Half a day trip with Captain Alex

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Reef/Wreck on June 26, 2021
We took an inshore trip to catch as many fish as we could in a short time.  We wanted to catch fish to eat and not waste time...
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Tom L.
Bluffton, SC
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Half Day w/ Captain Alex

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Reef/Wreck on August 5, 2021
Had a great morning.  Capt. Alex was very professional, outgoing and willing to teach.  He didn’t just take us to the fish,...
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FAQs about Reel Addiction Charters

Reel Addiction Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - Bullynet lobster (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - Half Day Trip - Reef/Wreck (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - Tarpon (4 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - 3/4 day (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - Full Day Trip - Offshore (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Reel Addiction Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Reel Addiction Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water )
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Reel Addiction Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Reel Addiction Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Reel Addiction Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Jack (African Pompano)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)