Reel Chill Charter

210 Harbor Boulevard
Destin FL, United States

Reel Chill Charters offers fishing trips from Destin, Florida, so if you are after a fun and exciting day of catching fish in the world famous Gulf of Mexico, they will be able to deliver. Captain Troy is a friendly and fun person to be around, and he loves families and children. He really enjoys teaching them different fishing techniques and seeing their delighted faces when they catch their first fish. You can arrange nearshore and offshore trips, and even have a trip of a lifetime for up to 3 days in agreement with the captain.

The boat is a luxurious 52 foot Hatteras convertible sport fishing boat, which was originally built in 1984 and restored in 2013. It is powered by two 880 HP Detroit 8V92 engines. The boat has a bedroom, two bathrooms, two showers, leather couches, a 46 inch satellite tv, as well as 3 air conditioners and a full Kitchen with an ice maker. It also has a GPS, a radar, a VHF radio for communication with the USCG, a fishfnder to locate the best fishing spots full of fish waiting to bite. You will have a peace of mind knowing it comes with all the safety equipment including life jackets, EPIRB, flares, a life raft, fire extinguishers and a CPR trained crew.

Since you will be fishing the diverse waters of South Florida, you will have access to plenty of species. Most commonly caught are Broomtail and Gag Grouper, Red and Mangrove Snapper, Wahoo, Cero and Spanish Mackerel, Blackfin Tuna, and the mighty sharks such as Mako and Hammerhead. The variety of species means you will also be using different techniques so you can fish may stiles all on one trip. The necessary equipment such as rods, reels, tackle, live and artificial bait, and a Florida Fishing licence are all included. Captain Troy will clean and fillet your catch when you return to shore so you can take it away for a nice lunch or dinner, as there is nothing more satisfying than eating your own catch.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 2000
    up to 6 persons
    This spectacular trip will see you 20-45 miles offshore trolling and bottom fishing for the Sharks, the Snappers, and some mighty Tunas. Pack a lunch and some sun screen as you are in for a full day
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1600
    up to 6 persons
    This trip is a full day of trolling and bottom fishing offshore for larger Groupers and Vermillion Snappers, as well as the Mako and Flathead Sharks. You will go up to 40 miles offshore.
  • Private trip
    6 hr. Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1200
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will see you tolling and bottom fishing for Groupers and other species in the area, within 8 or 9 miles from the shore. you can take your catch home
  • Private trip
    Sunset dolphin viewing.
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 hours trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    US$ 350
    up to 6 persons
    This is a private charter and not a headboat with 100 or more standing in front of you. We head out the pass and you relax and watch the dolphins in come alongside our boat.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Cero Mackerel
  Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  Grouper (Gag)

  Shark (Hammerhead)
  Snapper (Vermilion)
  Tuna (Blackfin)
  Tuna (Yellowfin)


Boat Specs

Hatteras (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1984, and restored in 2016. Powered by 2 880HP Detroit 8V92 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

52 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing


Air Conditioning
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

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


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 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


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:
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

About the Captain

Troy Birchfield
Destin, Florida, United States
Member since October 2016
Captain Troy has been fishing since 1993 in the Crystal River and in Key West, and has moved to Destin 8 years ago, where he started his charter business. He loves taking guest out on the water and seeing their happy faces as they reel in their catch in excitement. His crew and him love to take children out on the boat and teach them about different species and fishing techniques, and he says that children are the best learners as they take the information provided and apply it immediately. His personal biggest catch was a 720 lbs Bluefin Tuna caught off of Islamorada,
Response time: 3 hours
Response rate: 100%

Destin Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 7 reviews

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We had a great trip with the Reel Chilll crew.  Captain Troy and his wife made us feel right at home.  His mate Christian was very knowledgeable and helpful.  I will be coming back!!

Fished May 19, 2018
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When you decide to go on a fishing trip during vacation and wait until the night before you leave to book it, you worry that all the good boats are taken…worry no more!  I searched based on price, size of boat, and accommodations (bathrooms and ac are a priority).  We wanted to go for about 6 hours so after catching bait and traveling to and from the dock, we would have plenty of time to fish.  Since I spent all our grocery money on the trip, I was betting on success! 
We booked Reel Chill because I felt like the 52’ boat could handle rougher water, it has 2 bathrooms (one for anyone forgetting to take the motion sickness pill I set out the night before and one for everyone else), comfortable sofa and bed for a snooze on the way out and/or back, and very importantly in August…AC!
We arrived at 5:45 excited that we had picked a good weather day and we’re even more delighted upon entering the vessel to discover everything even better than the pictures and description!  Captain Troy was very welcoming and eager to please!  I was a little worried when he said his regular mate was out for the day and we would have a substitute.  He totally failed to tell us that Hunter was actually Deeks from NCIS LA trying to make some extra money between filmings!  We headed out to sea to the Captain’s extra special spots and stayed busy fishing the whole time with Hunter, Nicole and Captain Troy attending to all our needs.  We battled King Mackrel, caught mahi mahi and tons of vermillion snapper which are hands down better eating than reds.  When we got back to the dock, Captain Troy didn’t have an afternoon trip so we were able to hang out and visit for a little while.  Now my youngest son is ready to move down here and work for Captain Troy!  We will be back to fish on Reel Chill again! This was by far the best fishing charter we’ve ever taken and the best Captain and crew you could ask for!  The memories we made and priceless and we even caught enough to eat the rest of the week so we won’t starve!

Fished August 8, 2017
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We had a blast!  Laid-back, friendly and incredibly knowledgable.  We could not reel them in fast enough.  The ride in and out was as much fun as the fishing itself.

Fished July 5, 2017
Troy Birchfield (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 5, 2017

Thank you for kind words. We are glad you had a great time! We look forward to seeing you on your next trip.

From the Captain and Crew at Reel Chill

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