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Ship off with your closest friends and family members on a private fishing adventure with Reel Deal Charters. This charter is 100% customizable, meaning you choose where and what to fish for! With over 15 years of experience fishing the Florida coast, Reel Deal Charters is the real deal so book with them today!

Activity Highlights

  • Private offshore fishing trip for up to 6 passengers
  • Fish the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico
  • Experienced captain puts you in the best position to succeed
  • Target snapper, amberjack, king mackerel, and more

What's Included

  • Bait and tackle
  • Fishing license
  • Fully equipped boat
  • Ice and bags
  • Fish filleting

What to bring

  • Hat or visor
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Wash cloths
  • 6 pack cooler
  • Food and beverages
  • Camera


  • Must be at least 18 to reserve this charter.
  • This activity is not recommended for children under 3 and expectant mothers.
  • The boat is U.S. Coast Guard approved for 6 passengers.
  • Glass bottles or items are prohibited on the boat.
  • Absolutely no GPS devices will be allowed on the boat.

Additional information

  • Gratuity of 20% is customary for crew.
  • Public parking is available for a fee.
  • Longer trip variations than what is bookable online are available however customers must call to book these longer trips.
  • There is not a restroom on board the boat.
  • For children between the ages of 3-7, life jackets are available but it is recommended that customers bring their own for more comfort.
  • Customers will be fishing on a 26ft center console boat.
  • The captain may be required to catch live bait during your trip that may impact trip time. This is customary and part of the fishing experience.
  • The captain or mate will fillet and bag any fish that the customer catches on the trip. Please tip appropriately for this service.
  • There are no guarantees that the customer will catch the target species, but the captain has a very high success rate in finding and catching certain species.
  • If it rains, charters will still go out fishing depending on the customer preference. However, if there is excessive fog, wind, or lightning, the trip will not go. Trips are always decided based on the captains discretion. Trip will either reschedule or be refunded to the customer.

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Types of Fishing

Bottom Fishing: The most common way of fishing techniques, used to catch fish that are found near the sea floor.

Trolling: A method of fishing where one or more fishing lines, baited with lures or bait fish, are drawn through the water behind a boat. Each paid person will take turns reeling in the fish.

Check the ticket descriptions to see what type of fish you are likely to catch on each trip.

Cancellation policy

Customers that cancel more than 48 hours prior to arrival will be charged 1 hours worth of trip time plus a $5 service fee. Cancellations within 48 hours of arrival are not eligible for refund unless the captain has to call off the trip (weather, maintenance, etc.). In this case, another day will be scheduled or the customer may opt for a full refund. No refunds will be given once the customer boards the boat. No shows will not be refunded.

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Read what other TripShock! travelers think about the Charter Boat Reel Deal. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip. Only TripShock! customers may leave reviews. Please login to your reservation to post your review.

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  • Shane BENNETT USA about 16 days ago

    Big Deal fishing with Capt. Zach

    Charter was ready to go on time, Capt Zach was personable, knowledgeable, and kept my family engaged. We trolled, with nominal results, then progressed to bait fishing. He put us on fish, when they stopped biting he moved to other proven spots. We didn't land any whales, but had a lot of action and a great time.

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  • Richard Kerr USA about 22 days ago

    Great Experience!!!

    I have always been to cheap to book a fishing trip but I did this time at the suggestion of my wife. Man-o-man what a trip, we hooked a Hammerhead Shark that was over 7’ long and 170#. We had to fight the Shark for over 45 minutes to get it up to the boat. Great experience, great memories, great pictures..... I will book with Reel Deal from now on, I can’t see a trip to Destin without a fishing trip being part of the plan.

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  • Larry Gibbs USA about 2 months ago

    Great trip

    It was absolutely over the top fantastic ! We caught the fish of a lifetime. A 12 foot 500 pound Bull Shark. It took the three of us and the boat captain 35 minutes taking turns to get the fish to the boat. I would surely recommend Captain Zack and the Real Deal to anyone.

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  • Drew Dalton USA about 10 months ago

    Great trip

    It was a great time. Zach was a good captain. We hold a shark but didn't get it to the boat. We'll try again next year.

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  • Gable Volkert USA about 10 months ago

    Best time on a Charter Shark Fishing

    Great trip , thanks again to ZACK we caught two sharks ( well one for sure the 6 foot 150 pd Sandshsrk other one was close but I tell all my friends we got him 12 foot Bull shark ) we had an entry in the Destin Fishing Rodeo Spanish Markell . I will def be back 5 + stars for the Big Deel charter guys Thanks Gable

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  • Justin Harris USA about 10 months ago


    The big deal is much bigger boat than the reel deal which was a nice upgrade. This was our 2nd trip with this crew & our first trip was much better. We spent way too much time trolling for fish & after an hour caught nothing. We fished for some small snapper but didn’t catch anything bigger than a few pounds. Wife complained about captain smoking constantly. Zach was great & worked hard ! Wished we had more time reeling in fish instead of trolling though

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  • Michaela USA about 11 months ago

    Book more time and hope for a better environment

    Our trip was an overall good trip we enjoyed the time fishing and would have liked longer time (we did 4 hours - really two hours of fishing), and earlier in the summer. Anglers on board included me, my husband, my five-year-old son, and my dad. My dad a former military man has had the opportunity to deep sea fish in other parts of the world, and from pictures of his accounts, I feel he was generally disappointed with the small fish, and limited catch. We arrived early, left early and still took over an hour to get to the fishing site (we were told 45 min), we fished and moved and fished and moved, which we know is necessary to stay on top of the fish. My son had a great expereience catching the fish, but the boat was very rocky due to the wind, and I think we were just too late in the... read more

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  • Management Response, about 11 months ago

    Thanks for booking with us and for sharing your comments! I agree that booking a trip longer than 4 hours is a great choice as it gives you more actual fishing time and more variety. I'm happy to hear you all enjoyed the trip overall, but will still share this feedback with the owners of the boat. They're one of our most popular listings with plenty of terrific reviews, but your feedback is helpful so we'll make sure they are aware. Thank you again for booking with us and for sharing your experience. Hope to see you next time! TripShock Guest Service Manager

  • Wesley Gautreaux USA about 12 months ago

    Amazing Experience

    Booked a 5hr trip with Reel Deal. It was an amazing experience. Zach was an awesome captain and very knowledgeable about fishingthe Gulf. It took us a moment to get on the sharks but he made it happen. If you're hesistant about booking with these guys don't be because they're awesome. We caught a huge bullshark and a tigershark and by then we were straight noodle armed from all the pulling. Amazing experience is all I can say!

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  • Lori Wood USA about 12 months ago

    Very Hands On!

    Captain Steve was excellent with our two Grandsons. They learned while having a great time. It was Joes 60th birthday and all six of us felt right at home!

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  • Art Cogswell USA about 12 months ago

    Shark fishing

    Excellent experience! Boat captain was knowledgeable and very personable. Will defiantly do this again.

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