If you’re after an exciting day in the Gulf of Mexico, Reel Chill Charters has just what you need. Based out of Destin, you’ll have quick access to a range of productive fishing grounds, with a dedicated crew aboard a luxury vessel tending to your every need. Come aboard and see why this village is so revered for its fishing!

Captain Troy Birchfield is a friendly and fun person to be around, and he loves families and children. He enjoys teaching newcomers different fishing techniques and seeing their delighted faces when they catch their first fish, and will stop at nothing to make sure you get what you want. Get in touch, and he can even arrange overnight excursions.

His boat is a luxurious 52’ Hatteras convertible sportfishing boat. Restored in 2013, she features all modern amenities, so your comfort is ensured. She boasts a bedroom, 2 bathrooms, 2 showers, leather couches, a 46-inch TV, as well as 3 air conditioners and a full kitchen with an ice maker. You’ll want for nothing when aboard, so come and live the high life.

She’s also a serious sportfishing vessel, featuring a GPS, radar, VHF radio, and a fishfinder to locate the best fishing spots full of fish waiting to bite, so you won’t waste a second. She boasts all the necessary safety equipment, so you’ve got nothing to worry about as you go after the catch of a lifetime.

Destin is known as the "sportfishing capital of the world" and you’ll have access to plenty of species during your time aboard. From Groupers, Snappers and Jacks nearshore, to Wahoo, Spanish Mackerel, Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and mighty sharks such as Mako and Hammerhead offshore, there’s something for everyone.

Whatever you target, get ready for a thrilling day out, trying out a range of techniques to fill the boat. At the end of the day, Capt. Troy will clean and fillet your catch for you to take home, so there’s really nothing left for you to do but come aboard Reel Chill Charter, and settle in for an incredible fishing experience.



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  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,000
    price breakdown
    $2,000
    Make the most of the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico as you head offshore in search of the biggest, strongest fish out there. Spend your day battling it out with Sharks, monster Snappers, and even Tuna, as you look for the fight of your life and a delicious fish to take back to shore. Whatever is biting, you're in for a thrilling experience, as you go fishing out of one of the world's best locations.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,600
    price breakdown
    $1,600
    Head offshore into the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico and get whatever you want out of these productive fishing grounds. Try bottom fishing the reefs and wrecks, and troll the open oceans, as you go after anything from Grouper and Snappers, to Mako and Flathead Sharks. Get ready to get the adrenaline pumping, as you spend 8 hours putting your angling skills and physical strength to the test.
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About the Captain

Troy Birchfield
Destin, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
34 Customer Reviews
Response time 6 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 12 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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Shark (Hammerhead) Shark (Hammerhead)

Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)

Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Hatteras (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1984, and restored in 2018. Powered by 2 700HP Volvo D-13 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 39 knots.

Length
52 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
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
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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

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

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Customer Reviews

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Awesome trip, great crew. Highly recommend.
10 hr trip with Captain Troy.
10 hr trip with Captain Troy.
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Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
93%
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Melanie E.
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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8 hrs of fishing 🎣

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on November 28, 2020
Our family of 6 has fished in Destin FL numerous times and can wholeheartedly say that capital Trey and his lovely wife Susanne...
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VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on February 13, 2021
Troy and the crew were excellent.  Waters were a little rough the day we went, but they made it worth it.  We caught fish...
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Santa Rosa Beach, FL
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The best 8 hrs of our summer. BOOK NOW!!!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 30, 2020
Captain Troy and Nate were amazing. Troy put us on a great variety of fish and he had the right variety of bait for everyone....
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Santa Rosa Beach, FL
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Great trip with Captain Troy and First Mate Nate!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 29, 2020
Had a great day on the “Reel Chill” yesterday.  Troy and Nate were great with our group which included 2 kids and one...
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Austin J.
Chattanooga, TN
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on October 30, 2020
great trip. water was very rough but capt. troy did an excellent job of keeping us safe and catching fish while rocking out...
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