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Ship off with your closest friends and family members on a private fishing adventure with Reel Deal Charters. These charters are 100% customizable meaning you choose where and what to fish for! With over 15 years experience fishing the Gulf Coast, these captains will put you on the fish.

Activity Highlights

  • Private ocean fishing trips for up to 6 passengers
  • Target snapper, amberjack, grouper and more
  • Experienced Captain with 15 years experience
  • Bait, tackle, and fishing license included

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 pregnant women.
  • The boat is 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

Is your target species in season? Check for more info

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.

  • Gratuity of 15-20% 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.

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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  • Larry Gibbs USA about 17 days 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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  • Justin Harris USA about 8 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 9 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 9 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

  • Lori Wood USA about 10 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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  • Raynard Sturdivant USA about 11 months ago

    Destin deep sea fishing on Big Deal

    We had a wonderful time and everyone enjoyed themselves. Our guide was very nice and funny

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  • Mitja Peterman USA about 11 months ago

    Great trip with Rerl Deal Charter

    Captain Steve with Reel Deal Charters did an awesome job! He was great with my 9 and 13 year old kids and got us on the fish! I will definitely charter with Captain Steve next time I am in town. Thanks again for a great trip!!!

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  • Brad Burkett USA about 11 months ago

    Best Experience you can have with Great Captain!!

    Reel Deal Charters lived up to it's name. 5 of us went on a beautiful Tuesday morning with Captain Steve and he did a great job in finding the fish and putting us in the best position to catch a lot of fish taco dinner. We caught King Fish, Shark, and a lot of great Red Snapper. The kicker was getting back to the dock and seeing that we were one of the top 2 boats that caught fish on the dock. Highly recommend Reel Deal Charters and Captain Steve to anyone looking to spend good money on a quality fishing voyage.

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  • Mike USA about 11 months ago

    Reel Deal Fishing Trip

    The experience we had with Capt. Steve was awesome! There were 4 of us on a 4 hour excursion and he had us on so many fish. The Snapper we caught were very nice size and delicious. We will definitely go fishing with Capt. Steve again! Mike C.

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  • Mark Plath USA about 1 year ago

    Excellent trip and loads of fun!

    Loved our trip and the Captain did great getting us on the fish. Brought lots of fish up but many were out of season. Still loads of fun reeling in some nice ones.

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  • heather thomason Destin Florida about 2 years ago


    Was very disappointed in our trip. It was our first experience and didnt catch one fish we could keep. When we pulled back up to the dock all the other boats were cleaning their fish. I feel it was a huge waste of money.

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