Singing Reel Charters

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out of 5 stars from 19 reviews See all 19 reviews
83413 Overseas Highway, Whale …
Islamorada FL, United States

Singing Reel Charters runs year-round fishing trips out of Whale Harbor Marina, in the sportfishing capital of the world — Islamorada. Whether you’re looking for juicy table fare around the reefs and rocky bottoms or want to go further offshore, this charter service will help you get a catch to remember.

Captain Tony has been fishing his whole life. He grew up around the water and has a knack for finding the fish. He knows the good spots of Islamorada and works around the clients to make their trip worth the while. With Capt. Tony, it’s not just about a friendly service, but also but learning what fishing is. He will gladly share tips and tricks with any angler, from a family with kids to seasoned fishermen.

Captain Tony operates the Singing Reel II, a 42’ Hatteras Sportfish Convertible with a 14 foot beam. She is powered by Twin 671-t Detriot 485 HP engines, is fitted with only the best electronic equipment, and uses high quality rods, reels, and tackle. The boat can take up to 6 people. She has 3 berths, a salon, a head with a shower, and a fully equipped kitchen. For your entertainment, there are also 3 flat screen TVs and a stereo on board.

With Singing Reel Charters, you can try anything from trolling for Wahoo & Mahi, to bottom fishing for Yellowtail and Mutton Snapper and Grouper. You can either explore the reefs or head further out, depending on the trip duration. Captain Tony will help you out and will tailor the trip to meet your needs. His trips are flexible, as he cares about providing an enjoyable fishing experience.

Capt. Tony will supply all the rods, reels, and tackle, as well as live bait. You basically need to hop onboard and get ready for the action.

Bring your own food and drinks. There might be some bottled water onboard as well. Pack a cap, sunglasses, sunblock, light clothes, and don’t forget to pack your camera. You will want to have a nice shot of your trip. Invite your friends and come along!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1300
    up to 6 persons
    This eight hour trip is a great choice for more experienced anglers. It can be a mix of reef fishing to catch Yellowtail, Mangrove Snapper, Hogfish, Grouper, and Mutton Snapper, or you can a bit further out to target Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Sailfish, and Wahoo. Offshore fishing consists of trolling, throwing pitch baits and bottom fishing. Times are flexible. The gear is supplied along with the license, but you will need food and drinks. Pack sunblock, a hat, sunglasses, sunblock, and a camera.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1150
    up to 6 persons
    On this six hour trip you can head to the reefs and target a variety of Snapper and Grouper, or go a bit further out to get some bigger fish such as Mahi, Tuna or Wahoo. It's a good choice for more experienced anglers. You will get all the gear and the license, but you need to bring your own food and beverages. Pack a cap, sunglasses, and sunblock, as well as a camera. Dress for the weather. There is a cooler onboard for your provisions.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 800
    up to 6 persons
    The half day trip runs for four hours and it is perfect for family or introductory fishing and the most experienced anglers. You will be primarily fishing around the reefs and targeting Yellowtail Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Hogfish, Grouper, Mutton Snapper. The captain will provide all the fishing gear and the license, while you should bring favorite food, snacks, and drinks. It's also a good idea to bring a cap, sunglasses, sunblock, light clothes, and a camera.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US$ 800
    up to 6 persons
    If you're looking for a nice afternoon, this four hour trip is a great option. It's the best option for families or novice anglers. You will be fishing around the reefs. The target species include Yellowtail Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Hogfish, Grouper, and Mutton Snapper. Captain Tony will supply all the fishing gear and the license. You should bring food, snacks, and drinks. When packing for the trip, don't forget a cap, sunglasses, sunblock, light clothes, and a camera. Departure times are flexible.
  • Private trip
    Tarpon/Shark-Sunset
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    US$ 450
    up to 6 persons
    This short trip can be filled with action in no time. You will be going after Tarpon and Shark at the sunset. The departure times are flexible and trips run for three hours. This is your chance to reel in some of the largest fighting fish primarily around the bridges and back bay areas. Light tackle makes this a fun challenge. The captain will provide all the gear, while you should bring some snacks and drinks. The fishing license is included in the trip. Bring a camera.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black)
Jack Crevalle

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Permit
Sailfish
Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Yellowtail)
Tarpon
Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Hatteras (Convertible) originally built in 1971, and restored in 1988. Powered by 2 485HP Detroit engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots.

Length
42 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days 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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

Tony Nagel
Islamorada, Florida, United States
Member since August 2016
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Master Capt. Tony has been a fisherman his entire life. With over four decades of experience, Capt. Tony knows all the nooks and crannies of local waters. Taking up sport fishing at an early age, Tony has honed his skills over the years and knows how to put you on fish. He has grown up working with many great fishermen and learnt a great deal about fishing but also about custom rod making. From Montauk Point to the Canyons off New Jersey to Ocean City Maryland, as well as Costa Rica and Dominican Republic and more, Capt. Tony has fished with success. He likes helping and teaching newbies as well as fishing aside the most experienced anglers. A trip with Capt. Tony is an enjoyable experience. Capt. Tony is a USCG Licensed Master Captain.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 98%

Islamorada Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 19 reviews

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Fished July 9, 2018
Tony Nagel (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 12, 2018

Thank you for coming aboard and allowing us to charter your Sportfishing adventure. We appreciate your business and your review.  Can’t wait to see you again.  Capt Tony & Janice.

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Awesome trip caught 4 limits of yellow tail and a barracuda Tony and Phil were very professional and made the trip a wonderful experience for our family . I would recommend these guys to anyone. We will be back again.

Fished June 20, 2018
Tony Nagel (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 21, 2018

Awsome. Thank you for your great review.  You guys were great to have aboard. It was a great day when you can beat the sharks and barracuda and still get out limit if fish. We cant wait to have you back again.  Thank you for coming aboard the Singing Reel. Capt Tony & Janice.

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Fished June 12, 2018
Tony Nagel (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 14, 2018

Thank you for choosing us for your birthday celebration and Sportfishing adventure.  It was a nice day searching for Marlin and catching so many great Gaffer Mahi Mahi.  Thank you and can’t wait to see you again. Capt Tony Nagel

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Fishing Reports

Great Day on the Reef

July 03, 2018

We have had some of the cutest little fisherman on the boat the last few days. This little guy reeled in most of the fish today fighting the sharks along the way, The preditors are killing and have invaded… Read Full Report →


Michigan in the house for two day aboard

July 03, 2018

This wonderful family from Michigan fished the other day on the reef and came back today for the Mahi Mahi. This little guy caught the largest one, Way to go Fisher you Truly live up to your name little… Read Full Report →