Captain
Andoni Lisgaris

Member since November 2013

Nassau, Bahamas

Background
Captain Andoni leads a crew of professionals aboard a fleet of superb boats. The are all dedicated to making your fishing experience a truly amazing one that will last in your memories for a lifetime. The crew are friendly and helpful, and will happily show you how to cast for and reel in your dream fish.

Hey, I'm Captain Andoni Lisgaris

Nassau, Bahamas
Background
Captain Andoni leads a crew of professionals aboard a fleet of superb boats. The are all dedicated to making your fishing experience a truly amazing one that will last in your memories for a lifetime. The crew are friendly and helpful, and will happily show you how to cast for and reel in your dream fish.
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My Charter Listings

Nassau
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US$ 565
Nassau
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US$ 730
Nassau
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US$ 730
Nassau
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US$ 700

Fishing Reports

Reef action medley!

March 20, 2016

Reef action at its finest. Can't think of a better way to spend the day. Happy guest happy captain! Read Full Report →


What a load of bull!!

March 19, 2016

Tough fish and even tougher angler. This guys first bull mahi mahi. Not bad at all! Read Full Report →


Beaching break

March 13, 2016

Took a break from fishing and visited Allan's Cay's iguanas. These guys are even hungrier than the fish! Read Full Report →


Mahi season is here!!

March 13, 2016

The dolphin are thick in Exuma now. Nice wahoo are still around too. Overall great day!! Read Full Report →


A few mahi and a wahoo!

December 08, 2014

A few Mahi and wahoo! Not bad for a half day! Read Full Report →


Wahoo!!!

November 12, 2014

Nice wahoo caught on Reel Dreams! Happy customer! Read Full Report →


Wahoo!!!

November 10, 2014

Few wahoo caught on Dream Life! What a way to spend the day. Not a bad catch for the grill! Read Full Report →


Blue Marlin Release!

September 16, 2014

Beautiful blue Marlin decided to come and say hello. It was safely released to live to fight another day! Read Full Report →


Nassau Grouper!

August 28, 2014

Beautiful Nassau Grouper caught on Dream Life before the season closed! Read Full Report →


Mixed Catch!

August 21, 2014

Talk about a mix catch! We do it what it takes to put fish on the dock! Read Full Report →


Father and Son!

August 11, 2014

Remembered these great guys with their Mutton Snapper catch. Father and Son fishing escape! Read Full Report →


Summer Football season!

July 18, 2014

Few footballs caught back in July! This kid had a blast! Read Full Report →


Grouper!

April 13, 2014

Monster 50lb Black Grouper caught back in April! Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.68 out of 5 stars from 33 reviews

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Went fishing on Friday, February 17, 2017

Fished February 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, November 18, 2016

Fished November 2016

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Went fishing on Friday, August 19, 2016

Captain Sammy and Mate De were incredible. Never been ocean fishing before, but plenty on the great lakes. Very knowledgeable and when deep bite slow as had been, switched to shallow and put us on fish right away, when started to slow moved and back on fish again. You cannot go wrong with them, once done picked ones to clean and try. Had us talk to Margaritaville bar nearby, for a fee the chef cooked them up and they were fantastic. Knowing all can handle the ocean movement, will schedule 8 hours next time and go for more bigger fish. I personally caught 21 fish, son-in-law was around 12, daughter was about 10 and wife about 8. Pretty good for a four hour tour, that started off trolling and got a couple barracuda. Will definitely schedule another trip with them next time in the Bahamas.

Fished August 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Captain Justin did a great job locating fish even though the weather conditions were bad.

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Offshore bite was slow so we went bottom fishing about half way through our trip. Action was non stop and my boys had a blast!! The crew was top notch and we highly recommend them.

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 7, 2016

Great captain, the family had a really good time. We wish we would have caught more fish, but that’s mother nature’s doing. We would definitely do it again.

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Wednesday, July 6, 2016

I went out with my 3 grown sons and Capt. Justin for a great half day of fishing and catching!  The 27 foot whaler was fast, clean and well equipped for a fun day at sea. The captain was great and we had a lot of laughs as he steered us to a nice barracuda and some active reef fish.  We had such a good time and would have still said that even if we came up empty.  That boat was just fine for these waters and gave us lots of room for fishing. Would highly recommend Reel Dreams and will look them up next time I’m down here.  Thanks for a great day!

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, June 25, 2016

Captain (Justin) was very nice and always very attentive.  Unfortunately we didn’t catch any big fish but we had a good time anyway.

Fished June 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, May 21, 2016

I was excited to fish in Bahamas. Fished in keys and Costa Rica with good and great results. The boat was well equipped and captain knowledgeable. For the price I paid, was hoping for better results. Understand it fish and not catching, but the risk no catch and a great day should be on the mind of anyone forking over that amount of money. Captain tried as we contacted all captains in the small fleet for help and no one was on the bite that day. I enjoyed seeing the other yachts and houses. But buyer beware. We bottomed fished for things I can do at home with 12 bucks in shrimp and have a better day.

For anyone thinking about a charter on paradise island, don’t get your hopes up.

Ross Stanfield does not recommend Reel Dreams Fishing- 27’ Dream Life

Fished May 2016

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Went fishing on Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Loved the captain he tried his best to get us all fish but we got a few feeder fish and my husband caught one barracuda. The half a day was still fun will do it again in the future.

Fished May 2016

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Went fishing on Friday, April 8, 2016

Capt Sammy and first mate D were excellent.  They knew where to find the fish and how to land them.  I have been deep sea many time and this crew was top notch.  If you wanna go deep sea fishing take these guys they are pros!

Fished April 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, March 28, 2016

Reel Dreams Charters is the way to go!  Captain Justin is superb and runs a great charter.  We went offshore for a couple of hours and then hit the bottom fishing before cruising around Paradise Island.  Very knowledgeable and very personal.  Charter exceeded expectations.  Well worth your time and money!

Fished March 2016

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Went fishing on Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Something for everyone with the kids pulling in a bunch bottom fish and we struck 2 mahi as soon as we left the harbor with half a wahoo that something else must have thought looked tasty too.  Nice little break for some snorkeling too.

Fished February 2016

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Went fishing on Sunday, January 10, 2016

We had a great experience! The boat was very clean, captain Andony was really professional and the weather was perfect. We ended up catching 2 nice wahoo. We brought back a big quantity of filet and it was delicious! We would love to go back and catch more :)

Fished January 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Water little rough, only could troll ..Nothing hooked up,Capt and Mate tried…It happens nothing they could do.. Only Issue I asked a few times if the water was ok to take my daughter, She gets sea sick… Was told its fine…It wasn’t… Wish they would have told me, she would have stayed home.. Had to come in a little early, She didn’t fell well at all spent the rest of the day in bed..

Fished January 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, December 28, 2015

We trolled for 2 and half hours without a single bite. I understand that it was partially due to rough sea. When the Capt stopped to try bottom fishing he couldn’t anker the boat so he tried to keep us in one spot buy running the motor. It was extremely frustrating. Then the 5 or 6 fish we caught trying this where no more than 8 to 10 inches long.  Without a helper, we wasted a lot of time and made it more difficult for the Capt. It was an expensive boat ride.

Craig Tibbetts does not recommend Reel Dreams Fishing- 27’ Dream Life

Fished December 2015

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Andoni Lisgaris (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Hey Craig,

Capt Andoni here.

Wow that’s very disappointing to hear that you didn’t have a good experience with us.
Fishing that day was really slow and the sea conditions were not calm so it made the trip a bit more challenging. I know how you feel but the conditions were not bad enough to warrant not going out. It can be difficult mixing deep sea fishing with inshore fishing in a half day but sometimes we “gotta do what we gotta do” to keep the customers happy.
Bottom fishing requires a lot of time and as you stated, the sea conditions were not perfect causing the anchor to not “hook” right away. Sometimes it takes longer than usual and there’s nothing we can do. The captain knew it would have taken too long so then improvised so you could have had the chance to catch some fish. Yes with bottom fishing you mostly catch small fish but we cannot apologize for that because it’s completely out of our control. This boat is only 27ft long and requires no extra help and a second person would not have made any difference.
You’re right Craig, fishing is expensive. Like I said there’s only so much fishing you can put in a 4 hour charter, especially when you mix deep sea and reef, and I feel that we did our best considering the weather conditions.

Thanks again and Happy New Year!

Went fishing on Sunday, September 20, 2015

There were 3 of us and 2 crew.  Very friendly and helpful.  Beautiful boat and we caught tons of fish!!!

Fished September 2015

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Went fishing on Monday, August 24, 2015

“Donnie” is a very good captain and an even better guy.  The fishing was not the best even though we caught some fish but we enjoyed our time on his boat.  He is a professional in all sense of the word.  Would use him again without reservation.  Jon from Nashville, TN

Fished August 2015

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Went fishing on Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Thank you for a fantastic outing!  Highly recommend this very experienced crew! 5-Stars, A+

Fished July 2015

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Went fishing on Wednesday, July 22, 2015

We had a great time and caught a bunch of fish.  Crew was friendly and helpful.  I would highly recommend.

Fished July 2015

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Went fishing on Sunday, July 19, 2015

Fishing was slow but captain worked the whole time trying to put us on fish.  Family had fun and would use reel dreams again.

Fished July 2015

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 9, 2015

We booked our trip about a month before our departure and the owner was very good about communicating with us in a timely manner. He was also very accommodating. We had airline problems and we were unable to make our planned fishing trip. The owner graciously changed our fishing date with no hassle. The captain and crew were informative and did what they could to ensure we had a memorable trip. We enjoyed a relaxing afternoon at sea and we were thrilled to hook two fish and bring one in. All in all this was a memorable part of our trip and one we would gladly repeat!

Fished July 2015

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Went fishing on Wednesday, June 10, 2015

We went to catch fish and we did. Great time; great crew, great captain, and great fun.

Fished June 2015

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Went fishing on Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Capt Doni was just fantastic, I will definitely rebook next year when we are in Paradise Island. He was knowledgeable and extremely well prepared as our trolling was not productive he switched outfits and we immediately began catching fish. What a day and what a fish dinner we had. Thanks for pleasant and wonderful half day fishing!

Fished June 2015

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Went fishing on Friday, June 5, 2015

We had a great time!  They accommodated the whole family with an infant.  Fortunately the weather was great.  We were out for four hours.  Split time with deep sea and bottom fishing.  Report on big game fish was not so good when we went out, but we still caught a beautiful mahi mahi dolphin.  When bottom fishing we caught about 20 other smaller fish, grunts, etc.  this was great fun for the younger crowd.  We all had a great time.  Captain and crew were great.

Fished June 2015

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Went fishing on Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Captain was unfriendly and impatient.  Would not even allow pictures of the fish on the boat.  Was obviously more interested in getting his catch. It was as if we worked for him fighting the fish.  Would not use these group again unless I was assured it would be a different captain.  Too bad because it was a beautiful day.

Butler Daniel does not recommend Reel Dreams Fishing- 27’ Dream Life

Fished April 2015

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Andoni Lisgaris (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, April 2, 2015

Wow I am speechless I can barely make a response but I’ll do my best.

I was just coaching your son so he could successfully bring the fish to the boat. You wanted to catch fish and I did everything in my power to do so.The fish were in a frenzy and when you asked to take a picture of the fish I just wanted to give the fish a chance to calm down and also try to catch another one.

Afterwards we caught another one and you guys let the fish go under the boat and wrapped itself around the propeller thus cutting the line. Accidents happen and it’s not the end of the world but you turned to me and cursed me out. You turned to me and said “You F@#$ED that up!”. I am a professional and do not appreciate when people speak to me in that manner especially when I’m just trying to do my job. You didn’t even apologize for cursing at me but that’s OK I guess.

I am not a commercial fisherman and the amount of fish I catch does not affect my livelihood I solely fish to please my guests but I’m sorry I guess I was trying too hard to catch fish for you guys.

I was helping but you decided to curse me out. I don’t make a habit of arguing with my guests and if that’s how you feel then that’s your right.

Hope you guys enjoyed the rest of your vacation here in The Bahamas!


Went fishing on Saturday, March 21, 2015

This was our first Mahi Mahi ever. After the first one, we caught 7 more. For a half day trip, it was awesome!

Fished March 2015

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Went fishing on Monday, February 16, 2015

Lots of enjoyment with slow trolling with spinning rods in shallow water. Boated seven fish.

Fished February 2015

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 31, 2014

Very good trip. It was slow fishing but we had a lot of fun. Captain was professional and kept us safe. He keeps the boat clean and well maintained. I would use his services again.

Went out, had fun and got back to hotel. A nice day!

Fished July 2014

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Went fishing on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The captain was very friendly and knowledgable. We struck out in larger fish but did some bottom reef fishing. My son caught a bunch of strawberry grouper and a lot of trigger fish. He Thoroughly enjoyed the trip and I would go again with the captain

Fished July 2014

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Went fishing on Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Captain Andoni was great - mastered 6ft swells in the Ocean - blustery day darn it, but he made sure our 15 year old son caught 2 Tuna!  It was so fun for him.  The boat was clean and well equipped and we felt right at home.  We wish there was better conditions that day - probably the only rough weather day all year.  We definitely recommend the service - professional, well equipped and lots of fun with knowledgeable Captain.  Sure made our trip!

Fished June 2014

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Went fishing on Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Our family had great time fishing on Dream Life and best of all; we all caught fish. My wife and I each caught Mahi Mahi, I caught the biggest fish of the day and my daughter caught several Tuna. The captain and the deckhand were both professional and courteous as they worked very hard to put us on the fish. I would highly recommend fishing with captain Andoni!

Fished June 2014

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Went fishing on Friday, March 28, 2014

Trip went great caught a huge mutton snapper along with other smaller snappers. Had an awesome time.

Fished March 2014

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