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 about 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’ 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 Mahi to bottom fishing for Yellowtail and Mutton Snapper and Grouper. You can either explore the reefs or head further out. 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 a board and get ready for the action. Bring your own food and drinks. Don’t forget to pack your camera. There is bottled water onboard as well. You will want to have a nice shot of your trip. Invite your friends and come along!

The first mate works for tips, so don’t forget to tip him 20% or more of the total trip price!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,300
    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 first mate works for tips, so don’t forget to tip him 20% or more of the total trip price!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,150
    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. There is a cooler onboard for your provisions. The first mate works for tips, so don’t forget to tip him 20% or more of the total trip price!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    The half day trip runs for four hours and it is perfect for both families as an introductory fishing trip and the most experienced anglers. You will be primarily fishing around the reefs and targeting Yellowtail Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Hogfish, Grouper, Mutton Snapper. This trip is not an offshore trip. The first mate works for tips, so don’t forget to tip him 20% or more of the total trip price!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    $800
    The half day trip runs for four hours and it is perfect for both families as an introductory fishing trip and the most experienced anglers. You will be primarily fishing around the reefs and targeting Yellowtail Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Hogfish, Grouper, Mutton Snapper. This trip is not an offshore trip. The first mate works for tips, so don’t forget to tip him 20% or more of the total trip price!
  • Private trip
    Tarpon/Shark – Evening
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    $450
    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 fishing license is included in the trip. The first mate works for tips, so don’t forget to tip him 20% or more of the total trip price!
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About the Captain

Tony Nagel
Islamorada, Florida, United States
48 Fishing Reports
105 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2016
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 learned 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.

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Targeted Species

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

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

Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)
Tarpon Tarpon
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo 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
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days 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 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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on April 15, 2021
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SHARK AWESOMENESS

VERIFIED   Tarpon/Shark – Evening on April 3, 2021
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on February 12, 2021
My experience fishing with Captain Tony and his Chief Mate Travis, was nothing short of wonderful. I have chartered dozens...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on January 4, 2021
We had a great day on the Singing Reel II and in addition to C-n-R two monster sails, caught cobia, couple large mutton and...
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Evening time shark tour

VERIFIED   Tarpon/Shark – Evening on January 3, 2021
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FAQs about Singing Reel Charters

Singing Reel Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group - Tarpon/Shark – Evening (3 hours)
  • $800 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,150 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,300 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Singing Reel Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (full size bathroom)
  • Air Conditioning ( central air)
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed (Sleeps 5)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen (Ref, Stove, Micro & oven)
  • Refrigerator (Refrigerator, Freezer)
  • Multimedia System (2 stereo systems)
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box (freezer & ice box for beverage only)

Trips booked with Singing Reel Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (High quality gear)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Fish cleaned and packaged)
  • Drinks (Cold water)
  • First Mate ((20% gratuity expected))
  • Fishing License (included for 6 people)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Singing Reel Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Reef & slightly offshore)
  • Nearshore Fishing (Reef)
  • Offshore Fishing (Tuna, Whaoo +)
  • Reef Fishing (Yellowtail, Mutton snapper + more)
  • Wreck Fishing (Mutton Snapper, Grouper + more)

Singing Reel Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Light tackle specialist)
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing (Mutton Snapper, Grouper + More)
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Singing Reel Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Permit
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Tarpon
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo