Reel Therapy Fishing Charters

Reel Therapy Fishing Charters and Captain Jim Peabody invite you down to the crystal waters of the Florida Keys. Explore the amazing aquatic opportunities Big Pine Key has to offer. Check the bite up to 30 miles out and venture out into the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean.

Whether you are a complete beginner and have never held a fishing rod in your life or you are a seasoned professional, everyone is welcome. Capt. Jim can cater to your specific wishes and needs. He will bring you in touch with the Key’s wild side!

Reel Therapy Fishing Charters will put you on top of the hottest bite. The Keys are called the ‘Sportfishing Capital of the World’ and its waters teem with a great variety of fish. You will be going for Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, White and Blue Marlin, Sailfish, and many other species that patrol the waters up to 30 miles out.

If you’d rather check the bite on the reefs,  just let Capt. Jim know. The local reefs hold Grouper, King Mackerel, and various types of Snapper.

As well as offshore and reef fishing, Capt. Jim offers seasonal Tarpon trips.

All of that happens aboard the ‘Reel Therapy’. She is a 25’ Ranger center console with twin 150 HP Honda engines. The Reel Therapy is rigged with state of the art electronics - a GPS, a sonar, a VHF radio, and a cell phone. She is fast and comfortable with plenty of fishing space for up to four anglers. The Reel Therapy is also equipped with an enclosed head and plenty of storage.

All trips come inclusive of everything you need to make a great catch possible. You will be provided with rods and reels by the leading brands such as Penn and Shimano. As well as that, Capt, Jim will provide you with the necessary equipment if you want to test yourself in fly fishing. When you return to shore, your catch will be cleaned and ready to go into the frying pan.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Reef, Wreck
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    This reef trip will take you up to 6 miles out for the likes of Grouper, Snapper, and Kingfish. If the seas are too rough, you can stay close to shore and target a lot of other exciting species (Redfish, Snook, and many more.)
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Reef, Wrecks
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    A few more hours on the water means more productive spots and more exciting species. Capt. Jim will take you up to 6 miles out for Grouper, Snapper, Kingfish, and other species. If the seas are rough, you can always stay inshore and catch whatever is biting!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Reef, Wrecks
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $900
    This full-day reef adventure is great for those who don't want to travel too far out but still want to get their hands on awesome fish. You will be targeting King Mackerel, Grouper, and Snapper.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,000
    This trip will see you fishing up to 30 miles for Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, Cobia, Permit, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and many other species. Your catch will depend on the season and what's biting.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,200
    This trip is for the most enthusiastic anglers. You will be fishing up to 30 miles offshore for everything from Tuna and Wahoo to Sailfish and Mahi Mahi.
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About the Captain

Jim Peabody
Big Pine Key, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
122 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since December 2017
Captain Jim Peabody has been mastering the waters in and around Big Pine Key for well over three decades. Jim has devoted his life to fishing in the Florida Keys. Having spent thousands of hours on the water of both Atlantic and Gulf side, Jim gained a vast and thorough knowledge of the area. He enjoys being on the water and there is nothing else he’d rather do.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (White) White Marlin
Permit Permit

Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Snook Snook
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Ranger (Center console) originally built in 1995, and restored in 2015. Powered by 2 150HP honda engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

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 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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

Rating Summary
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 97 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
95%
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James And Jennifer Hedstrom
Big Lake, MN
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Reel Therapy

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip - Reef, Wrecks on February 5, 2022
Our family had a blast fishing with Captain Jim n Gina, just simply awesome people!  But I have to admit things started off...
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Angela G.
Bradenton, Florida
Excellent
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Amazing 3/4 day!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip - Reef, Wrecks on December 20, 2021
This trip was a bucket list trip for our nephew who heads to college in the spring and Capt. Jim made it a wonderful memory...
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Cindy B.
Minburn, IA
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Full day with Captain Jim was an awesome experience!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Reef, Wrecks on November 12, 2021
OMG….this was/is an experience neither my husband, “McFly”, my sister, “Liz Taylor” and myself will ever forget and...
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Brigette S.
MSC, UT
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5.0 / 5
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Trip of a Lifetime

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip - Offshore on November 9, 2021
My family and I had never tried sea fishing. Captain Jim was amazing. He showed us all how to do it, and encouraged my kids...
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Tim F.
Riverton, NJ
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Off Shore adventure w/ Capt Jim

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Offshore on March 17, 2022
I wanted to fish offshore for mahi and sailfish, Jim took us out against what many of his fellow captains were telling him...
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FAQs about Reel Therapy Fishing Charters

Reel Therapy Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $700 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip - Reef, Wreck (4 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip - Reef, Wrecks (6 hours)
  • $900 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip - Reef, Wrecks (8 hours)
  • $1,000 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip - Offshore (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip - Offshore (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Reel Therapy Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers

Trips booked with Reel Therapy Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Reel Therapy Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Reel Therapy Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Reel Therapy Fishing Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Permit
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snook
  • Tarpon