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The Reel Contender Fishing Charter

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3605 Thomas Dr, Treasure Island Marina, Panama City Beach, FL 32408
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Captain David Burke

The Reel Contender & Captain David Burke are second to none! I've been fishing offshore since I was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ajsouthernsan
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Monroe, Georgia
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David Humphrey

Awesome day on the water. If you're looking for fish this is the boat to be on. Knowledgeable Capt... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David H
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The Reel Contender Fishing Charter in Panama City Beach is a serious experience filled with fishing, fun and great memories. Captain David Burke has one goal, to help you, your family and friends enjoy a fishing experience that will not soon be forgotten. Our charters are perfect for everyone, from beginners to the most experienced, and can be scheduled near shore or off shore. Anglers looking for a more private, personalized experience are looking for a trip aboard the Reel Contender Charter boat.
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3605 Thomas Dr, Treasure Island Marina, Panama City Beach, FL 32408
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Reel Contender & Captain David Burke are second to none! I've been fishing offshore since I was a little boy, and I would have to say my most memorable trip has been the one I recently experienced with these guys! We stayed on the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome day on the water. If you're looking for fish this is the boat to be on. Knowledgeable Capt who knows where to take you and make sure you remember the trip. Thanks Capt.David.

Thank David H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My teenage son went on this fishing excursion. He could not stop talking about it! They caught over 250 pounds of fish. I highly recommend this charter if you are wanting to really catch some fish.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Captain Dave never disappoints!!! Today was our 2nd time out in the last 2 years, 5 of us loaded the Yeti 250 with over 250 lbs! We limited on Amber Jacks and Trigs, and several vermilion to finish off the days haul. If your looking...More

Thank Jason C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Capt David and first mate Ron we're friendly, helpful and all around great guys. We we're hooked up to amberjack on our first cast and we didn't stop catching all day. Very knowledgeable guides and experts. Caught approx. 200lbs in 6 hrs. I highly recommend...More

Thank Matt L
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

My wife and I were vacationing from Michigan. Capt David and mate Ron could not have been more hospitable. We had a great trip and caught our limit of Amber Jack, Trigger fish, Vermilion snapper. Mate Ron was super helpful and assisted with some big...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Great fishing charter, Second trip with Captain Dave, 240 lb. catch this trip and 165 lb. catch on trip last year. He keeps you catching fish. Great Service! If you want to catch fish call Captain Dave!

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Reviewed 9 May 2018

One of the best days of fishing me and my brothers have every had, Thanks to Capt. Dave and Mike. Would not think of going fishing with someone else. Caught huge Amberjack and our limit on red verilions. If you want a boat ride go...More

Thank johnbradley2018
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Went to Destin Florida and went on the Reel Chill Charter Boat. Went out to see dolphins. It was amazing. Captain Birchfield, Suzanne and first mate, Marcus was wonderful! Been on a lot of dolphin cruise but nothing compared to this! This is also an...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Another trip in the books with Captain Dave, the Reel contender! I’ve fished all over the country with many charters and guides. Dave is one of the best! We brought in 115 pounds of fish. Marina cleaned and bagged them just How we wanted them....More

Thank Tailgatecrew
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wtrimble2017
25 June 2017|
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Response from Scot_311 | Reviewed this property |
I believe it was $700 for 4 hours and $850 for 5 hours. It is well worth it!
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Benjy L
30 April 2017|
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Response from MeganBateman |
No there is not free fish cleaning. I believe it was like 60c/lb
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Benjy L
30 April 2017|
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Response from Julie K | Reviewed this property |
No it was not free but reasonable..60 cents a pound?
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