Reef Runner Charter in Islamorada, Florida

Guided by Paul Johnson

Deep Sea

About Your Guide

43 Years of Experience
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When you head out with Captain Paul and his charters, know the security of being guided to some of the best fishing in the world by one of the most knowledgeable and capable crews in the Florida Keys. Relish the first strike whether it be Dolphin, Tuna, Wahoo, Kingfish, or one of the more exotic billfish such as Sailfish or Marlin on a longer trip. Yes, it is easy to catch the excitement of a trip aboard the Reef Runner where either a stop at the Reef, or a search of the blue waters of the Gulfstream will most surely yield a catch to be proud of.

Reef Runner Charter Trips

If you've got a few hours to spare, then an exciting fishing trip is in store for you! Get your fix of fishing or learn how to reel in some exciting and delicious fish, as you hit the reefs of the Florida Keys with Captain Paul. On this 4-hour half-day you'll be targeting Mackerel, Snapper, Sailfish, Cobia, and more, as you look to test your skills and strength to fill the boat. Everything is provided for your charter from quality Okuma gear to Ice and Water. All you need to bring are some snacks and drinks if you'd like and Captain Paul will make sure you have a great time out on the water! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Reef Thrill

89% (9)
40 ft 1 - 6 People From $150 / person

Head out with Captain Paul on this offshore fishing adventure! Islamorada is one of the hottest fishing spots in the world, and venturing to the offshore waters will get you the chance to go after some prized big game fish. On these 6-hour trips, Captain Paul will take you up to 12 miles offshore to search for some exciting species such as Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Wahoo and more. You'll head out from the dock and cast for some bait on your way to the offshore waters. Once you've caught your bait, Captain Paul will haul further out to the deep water. There you'll troll and jig for the monsters of the deep! Captain Paul is a pleasure to fish with and has over 30 years of experience so he can provide you with all the advice, techniques, and fishing stories to ensure you have a blast out on the water! Everything is provided for this adventure so all you need to bring are your favorite snacks and drinks and maybe some lunch, and Captain Paul will show you the wonders of an offshore Florida Keys adventure! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Offshore Thrills

100% (19)
40 ft 1 - 6 People From $175 / person

Make the most of the productive waters of the Florida Keys, as you step aboard Captain Paul's 40' Key West for a full-day adventure! On a full-day charter, you can head up to 25 miles out to target some of the biggest fish out there like Blue and White Marlin, Wahoo, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and more. Or you can hang closer to shore to target Snapper, King Mackerel, and Cobia to head home with enough fish to fill the freezer. You'll head out from the dock and cast for some bait on your way to the offshore waters. Once you've caught your bait, Captain Paul will haul further out to the deep water. There you'll troll and jig for the monsters of the deep! Captain Paul is a pleasure to fish with and has over 30 years of experience so he can provide you with all the advice, techniques, and fishing stories to ensure you have a blast out on the water! Everything is provided for this adventure so all you need to bring are your favorite snacks and drinks and maybe some lunch, and Captain Paul will show you the wonders of an offshore Florida Keys adventure! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Ultimate Offshore Thrills

100% (8)
40 ft 1 - 6 People From $233 / person

Recent Reviews of Reef Runner Charter

Mike

Verified Review Fishing

We had a great time! Captain Paul was great and John worked his butt off to get is on fish. Highly recommend.

Joe

Verified Review Fishing

I went on my 1st trip out of Islemorada with my son. The action was unbelievable! Capt Paul and his mate John put us on the fish early and often. It was our best fishing trip ever! It definitely won’t be our last. Thanks again Capt. Paul!

Robert

Verified Review Fishing

Captain Paul and John were excellent today. We had so much fun and were treated very well. Highly recommend him to anyone.

Scott

Verified Review Fishing

Had an amazing trip with Captain Paul Johnson and excellent deck hand John. We would recommend Paul, John, and Reef Runner to all looking to book an offshore trip.

Dan

Verified Review Fishing

Captain Paul and First Mate John were awesome. Captain Paul found fish quickly and after a school of Mahi would pass, he was able to find another quickly. John worked his butt off hooking up bait for the next school and changing lines as needed. Definitely a great time with knowledgeable fishermen. Wouldn’t hesitate to book another trip.

Ashley

Verified Review Fishing

Awesome fishing trip with captain Paul and John! Knowledgeable and very helpful! Got a lot of fish on and came back with some mahi! Cleaned out fish and filleted. Got recommendations on where to take our fish to eat and who to see to send our fish back home!

Paul

Verified Review Fishing

Capt. Paul and his mate John make the perfect team. The expertise and knowledge in which they performed their job made for an extremely successful and pleasant experience. We will definitely book a trip with Capt. Paul and John the next time we are in the keys.

Chris

Verified Review Fishing

Captain Paul and team were awesome. I’ve fished a lot of places and personality/attitude can make or break a trip. After all, it’s fishing and not catching so having a captain and crew with a good personality goes a long way to set the day. We enjoyed both the crew and a good fishing day. We pulled in 10 or 12 Mahi and then a large Wahoo trolling back in. Captain Paul even offered me some glasses when he thought I’d left mine. Highly recommend going out with them!

Matthew

Verified Review Fishing

My family and I here in Tavernier for vacation, this fishing trip was the main reason to vacation in the Keys. Our outing did not disappoint. Captain Paul and John were a pleasure to spend the day with. We all caught plenty of Mahi Mahi and Tuna. I highly recommend.

Patricia

Verified Review Fishing

The crew was wonderful. They were helpful and accommodating for my 90 year old father. This was definitely the highlight of our Keys vacation. Would definitely recommend!

Joseph M.

Fishing

Avery the deckhand good worker caught fish wife and I had a wonderful experience I will recommend to al my patience’s Will be back. Doc

Chris F.

Fishing

Captain and 1st mate were very welcoming and knowledgeable of the waters. My family had a great time and really enjoyed how big the deck area was on the boat. Plenty of shade and sun and still in on the action when the fish hit the baits.

Jason R.

Fishing

Fishing was tough, but we found a couple. Capt Paul def knows what he is doing and is very laid back and just wanted us all to have a good time. We would fish with him and Christian again any day. Great guys.

William E.

Fishing

Had a great day out with Captain Paul and Dylan. Super easy going, caught tuna and Mahi, and got great restaurant recommendations to take our fresh catch to for dinner. Will definitely fish with them again!

Ivan

Verified Review Fishing

We had an awesome time!! Captain Paul and first mate John are down to earth people and they know what they’re doing. Thanks again guys. We’ll be back for sure!

Jonathan

Verified Review Fishing

Captain Paul and First Mate ed were great. Kind of a rough weather day (they gave us the iption to cancel) and they did everything possible to keep the ride as comfortable as they could. Ed did 3 hours of non-stop chumming/baiting and was determined to maximize our catch. I will look forward to our next day on the water.

Vance

Verified Review Fishing

Though the seas were somewhat rough we had a great time. The first mate/captain did an excellent job very impressive. All and all the boys got a bucket list experience they can have for a lifetime. Thank You all for the work you did.

Kevin

Verified Review Fishing

Captain Paul and his shipmates Ed were very personable. However, we should have never left the dock. We were told that we would experience 2-3 foot waves. The wind and waves were so extreme that only one person was able to fish at a time. We had 5 on board. After 30 minutes or so, we had Captain Paul return to the dock as we were getting sea sick from the extreme rocking of the boat. With tip (I didn't stiff Shipmate Ed), we paid $1,000 for this fishing trip. I am extremely disappointed with this excursion. Kevin Q

Alex

Verified Review Fishing

Had a great trip with Capitan Paul. Got into some black fin tuna and even got lucky and were able to pull in a mahi.

Chris H.

Fishing

My family (wife and 2 kids- 13 and 15) took an3/4 day trip Capt Paul and Christian. They were well organized and very knowledgeable. Capt Paul took us to the best spots for fish, constantly on the move for the best opportunities. Christian did a great job of not only managing the equipment in the water but also planning ahead and having secondary rods ready with different baits to meet whatever the need was quickly. They were friendly and made my family very comfortable. This was the first time my kids have been charter fishing and they have both asked to go again. That is the best endorsement!

Michael B.

Fishing

Wow - what an amazing fishing adventure! We have been on several private charters out of Islamorada in the past, and this was the absolute best. Captain Paul and Christian were very kind, knowledgeable, and overall fantastic. We caught a dozen mahi-mahi that we kept, and released another 1/2 dozen or so. I’m sure we could have caught more, but my family decided to cut the trip short because our boys were feeling a little sea-sick due to the rough waters that day. We were in Florida for a week, and this, by far, was the highlight of our trip. Bottom line - we highly recommend, and will book with them again.

Robert F.

Fishing

We arrived at about 6:30 am and met Capt. Paul. Later 1st mate and 2nd mate arrived and we headed out shortly afterwards after ice and supplies loaded. As we headed out we chased a great sunrise and within a couple of hours hit our first school of mahi mahi. As we brought fish in first mate was outstanding keeping the school chasing out bait. Very busy and very exciting. We had runs thorough out the day and ended up with 18 mahi mahi and 1 black tuna. Cannot express how we enjoyed the trip. Captain and crew were great, helpful (always polite) and answered our questions during the quit moments. The first mate was outstanding, knowledgeable and took care of business professionally. We would definitely not caught what was caught had it not been for the captain and crew. Our group of 4 (two couples) have fished (mainly lakes/rivers) but nothing like this before - truley an experience for us all. Thanks to Captain Paul and crew.

Species

Blackfin Tuna, Blue Marlin, Cobia, Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, Mutton Snapper, Sailfish, Spanish Mackerel, Wahoo, White Marlin, Yellowtail Snapper

Techniques

Artificial Lure Fishing, Bottom Fishing, Heavy Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing, Trolling

Types of Fishing

Deep Sea

Start Location

Whale Harbor Seafood Buffet, Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL, United States | Bodies of water fished: Florida Keys, Duck Key, Key Largo

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