Reel Chill Charter

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 producing almost 3,000 HP between them. 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.

The boat also has a GPS, a radar, a VHF radio for communication with the USCG, a fishfinder 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 license 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 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,000
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,600
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,200
    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
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About the Captain

Troy Birchfield
Destin, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
8 Customer Reviews
Response time 7 hours
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,

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Cero Mackerel
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag)

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

Wahoo

Boat Specs

Hatteras (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1984, and restored in 2018. Powered by 2 1400HP Volvo D-13 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 39 knots.

Length
52 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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5.00
out of 5 stars from 8 reviews
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Full day
BEST FISHING TRIP EVER!!!
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Barbara J.
Navarre, Florida
 5.00
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VERIFIED   August 14, 2019
Our second time out with Cpt Troy and crew. This is the only boat to charter!  The crew is phenomenal, the boat is awesome...
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Atlanta, Georgia
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BEST FISHING TRIP EVER!!!

VERIFIED   August 8, 2017
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...
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Travis P.
United States
 5.00
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Half day trip with Capitan Troy=A fine day on the water

VERIFIED   June 27, 2017
Captain Troy showed my family and I a fantastic day today. The boat was very spacious and great for children (mine are 9, 4,...
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Daniel R.
United States
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10 hour trip

VERIFIED   May 19, 2018
We had a great trip with the Reel Chilll crew.  Captain Troy and his wife made us feel right at home.  His mate Christian...
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Britt And Linda Fulghum
Destin, Florida
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Half day 5 hr trip with Capt. Troy on Reel Chill

VERIFIED   July 1, 2017
Great time and trip. Started with catching bait fish in no time. Caught our limit of Reds, also some Mahi Mahi, Mackerel. Capt....
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