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Reef Thrill

94% (16) 1 - 6 People 4 Hours From $950

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4 Hours
6 People
$950.00
5 People
$950.00
4 People
$950.00
3 People
$950.00
2 People
$950.00
1 Person
$950.00
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About Your Trip

Water Type

Deep Sea

Skill Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Weather

You won’t lose your deposit if the trip is canceled due to weather

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...

About Your Trip

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!
Amenities

Water Type

Deep Sea

Skill Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Tackle

All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.

Beer

Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Boat Restroom

This boat has a restroom.

Live Bait

Live bait is included for this trip.

Weather

You won’t lose your deposit if the trip is canceled due to weather

Kid Friendly

This trip can cater to kids.

Flexible Cancelation

This trip can be canceled for a refund up to 1 days before the trip.

Disability Friendly

This trip is not suited for those with disabilities.

Lunch

Please provide your own food / snacks.

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About Your Guide

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A Certified Damn Good Guide is someone who goes above and beyond to show you an incredible experience on your trip. Guides earn this badge through quality reviews, quick and responsive communication, and low cancellation rates.

Captain Paul

Certified Damn Good Guide
A Certified Damn Good Guide is someone who goes above and beyond to show you an incredible experience on your trip. Guides earn this badge through quality reviews, quick and responsive communication, and low cancellation rates.
Independent Guide 43 yrs of exp.
Talkative
Laid-back
Instructional
Comfortable
Quality
Beginner Oriented
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...

About Your Guide

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Captain Paul

Certified Damn Good Guide
Independent Guide 43 yrs of exp.
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 with Captain Paul where you will either a stop at the Reef, or a search of the blue waters of the Gulfstream to yield a catch to be proud of.
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Start Location

Whale Harbor Seafood Buffet, Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL, United States
Areas Fished
  • Duck Key
  • Key Largo

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Sportfisher
Boat Manufacturer
Key West
Boat Length
40'
Engine Manufacturer
Cummins

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Sportfisher
Boat Manufacturer
Key West
Boat Length
40'
Engine Manufacturer
Cummins
Total Horsepower
430
Number of Engines
1
Additional Amenities
Fighting Chair, GPS, Fishfinder, Flybridge, Live Bait Well, Outriggers
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Trip Details & Amenities

Water Type

Deep Sea

Skill Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Tackle

All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.

Beer

Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Boat Restroom

This boat has a restroom.

Live Bait

Live bait is included for this trip.

Weather

You won’t lose your deposit if the trip is canceled due to weather.

Kid Friendly

This trip can cater to kids.

Flexible Cancelation

This trip can be canceled for a refund up to 1 days before the trip.

Disability Friendly

This trip is not suited for those with disabilities.

Lunch

Please provide your own food / snacks.

Potential Target Species

  • Cobia
  • Kingfish
  • Mutton Snapper
  • Sailfish
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Yellowtail Snapper

Techniques

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

Everything Else to Know

Snacks and Drinks, Weather Appropriate Gear, Sun Protection, Camera, Cooler to take home catch. No black soled shoes & no spray sunscreen. Rods, Reels, Tackle, Bait, Ice, Water included.
You're all set! You don't need to buy a license for this trip.
We use a cashless autopay system. We'll send you a boarding pass, and on the day of the trip, your guide will scan your boarding pass to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is to tip your guide (we recommend 20%).
Cancel up to 1 day before the trip and receive credit back to your account.
If the weather doesn’t cooperate you’ll be covered by our 100% weather guarantee and you won’t lose your deposit.

Reviews

4.8
based on 16 reviews

Mike

Verified Review

December 22

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

Mike

Verified Review

December 22

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

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November 24

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!

Joe

Verified Review

November 24

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!
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Scott

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September 15

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

Scott

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September 15

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

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September 9

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!

Ashley

Verified Review

September 9

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!
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Chris

Verified Review

July 9

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...

Chris

Verified Review

July 9

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!
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Matthew

Verified Review

July 12

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.

Matthew

Verified Review

July 12

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.
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Alex

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March 16

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.

Alex

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March 16

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.
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Gary

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May 18

Great fishing. Captain Paul delivered and put us on plenty of Mahi-Mahi. 5 star experience.

Gary

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May 18

Great fishing. Captain Paul delivered and put us on plenty of Mahi-Mahi. 5 star experience.
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Robert

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October 9

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

Robert

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October 9

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

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September 10

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.

Dan

Verified Review

September 10

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.
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Paul

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September 7

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.

Paul

Verified Review

September 7

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.
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Patricia

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June 1

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!

Patricia

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June 1

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!
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Ivan

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May 12

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!

Ivan

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May 12

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!
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Jonathan

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May 7

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.

Jonathan

Verified Review

May 7

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.
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Vance

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April 29

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.

Vance

Verified Review

April 29

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.
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Kevin

Verified Review

March 22

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...

Kevin

Verified Review

March 22

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
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Response from Captain Experiences:
Hi Kevin - Getting seasick is the absolute worst, so I'm really sorry the weather and waves didn't cooperate for your trip. Please reach out to us soon so we can make this right. Depending on your goals, we could get you set up on an inshore trip. If you want to go offshore again, our team will make sure to connect with the Captain ahead of time about the weather forecast!

Response from Captain Experiences:

Hi Kevin - Getting seasick is the absolute worst, so I'm really sorry the weather and waves didn't cooperate for your trip. Please reach out to us soon so we can make this right. Depending on your goals, we could get you set up on an inshore trip. If you want to go offshore again, our team will make sure to connect with the Captain ahead of time about the weather forecast!
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Captain Experiences is the home of over 1500 Damn Good fishing and hunting guides. Our mission is to unlock the outdoors for everyone, and we want to help you get out there through our no-hassle online booking experience and our team of outdoors experts.
We vet our guides to make sure they are the best of the best. We want guides who not only put you on 'em, but show you a great time, keep you safe, and give you a memorable experience with your group.
Once you've paid your deposit at checkout, we'll send you a QR Code boarding pass. Just show your guide your boarding pass on the day of the trip, they'll scan it, the remaining balance will transfer automatically, and you'll be all set to get out there. Just make sure you bring a cash tip for the guide!
In the case of inclement weather, our guides will make the call and we'll work with you to reschedule your trip or issue a credit for the full deposit of the trip to be used on any of our trips across the country. Your safety is our top concern.
Each trip’s price is set by the guide and factors in all of their costs. A big determinant of cost is often the type of boat and associated fuel costs, but other guide costs include leases, marina / slip fees, bait costs, and the cost to provide and maintain all of the gear you’ll need on your trip.
Once you book the trip, we will connect you directly with the guide to go over any additional details. In the meantime, our team is always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!