Reel Xtreme Charters

Reel Xtreme Charters provides adventurous fishing and snorkeling charters in the Key West, Florida. Run by Captain Eddie Gates, who’s fished these waters since he could walk, you will be taken to the best spots available. Take your pick from a relaxed cruise along the shores and admire the beautiful coastline, a snorkeling trip, or fish the amazing clear waters that stretch for miles and offer a wide variety of fish.

The Florida Keys have been known for decades to produce some of the mightiest fighters like Tarpon and the most delicious species like Snapper. You can fish the flats and the inshore waters for Barracuda, Groupers, Sharks, Jack Crevalle, Spotted Seatrout, Snook and Permit. Depending on the season, Captain Eddie will advise you which fish you can catch and he’ll show you the best techniques to do it.

You will fish aboard his 20 foot Back Country flats boat powered by a 250 HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots. The speedy vessel will take you to the productive grounds with comfort, and you’ll be able to use the boat’s wide bow for maneuvering with ease. The boat is equipped with all the safety equipment and electronics you’ll need for a successful and safe trip. Captain Eddie is also a firefighter so you know safety comes first to him!

Reel Xtreme Charters will provide you with the fishing gear, and you’ll use the onboard icebox to preserve the freshness of your catch until you return to the shore. You will also have cleaning and filleting at the end of your trip so you can take your catch home ready to be cooked into a lovely dinner. You will also have snorkeling equipment provided so you can relax and enjoy your day on the water with your friends and family.

Captain Eddie is a relaxed person who will give his best to make your trip a memorable one. Take your pick or do it all - fish, dive, hang out at an island and relax, or get some Lobster while in season - whatever you feel like doing!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Fishing + Snorkeling Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    up to 3 persons
    The full day trip will provide plenty of opportunities to catch some Sharks, Snappers, Tarpon, Barracuda, Spotted Seatrout, Jack Crevalle and other inshore and flats species. You can also snorkel, dive, island hop and catch some Lobster when in season for a true Floridian experience.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Fishing + Snorkeling Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    up to 3 persons
    A six-hour trip will give you enough time to do both fishing and snorkeling - or just one if you prefer. You can target Snook, Permit, Tarpon, Groupers, Snappers and the mighty Sharks that call the waters of the Keys their home.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Fishing + Snorkeling Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    up to 3 persons
    You can fish for Tarpon, Permit, Groupers, Snappers and Sharks on this trip in the great shallow waters of the Keys. While on the trip, you are welcome to use the snorkeling equipment to explore the waters from bellow the blue line.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Grouper (Goliath)
Jack Crevalle

Shark (Bull)
Shark (Nurse)
Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Mutton)
Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Back Country (Flats boat) originally built in 1996, and restored in 2013. Powered by a 250HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 60 knots.

20 ft
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing


Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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


Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Key West to departure site is available and 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:

About the Captain

Edward Gates
Key West, Florida, United States
Member since December 2016
Captain Eddie has been fishing in the Key West ever since he could walk. He is a born and raised Key West conch so he knows the waters very well. He is also a Key West firefighter, which means he basically has the two best jobs you can possibly think of. He got his captain's license as soon as he was legally able to at 18 and has been doing it ever since. So if you’re looking to get out on the water and have some fun he is your guy.
Response time: 26 hours
Response rate: 45%

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