FL, Destin > Deep Sea Fishing Charters
08/22/2019 ~ 08/28/2019
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FL, Destin > Deep Sea Fishing Charters
08/22/2019 ~ 08/28/2019
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Highly unsatisfied

Highly unsatisfied
about 1 year ago
No deckhand, nothing premade, and then the captain only put 50 gallons of fuel in the boat. We head out to get bait from the bait boat, but no boat around. We had to catch our own bait and after we catch 7 bait fish, he said reel everything in, we have to head to the fish. The surf was a little choppy, but when we all noticed larger and smaller vessels passing us, I knew that this wasn't going to be a good trip. But then when he wants to hook up his Bluetooth to the speakers on the boat and asks me to take the wheel and keep us on course, when I did, I noticed that we were already off course by 15°-20°. From the time we left from getting our very few bait fish, to the time we get to were we start fishing was just about an hour. My brother asked how far out are we and the captain said 16 miles. We all had to bait our own hooks and within 2-3 minutes of us getting our lines in the water, the captain turns the boat and gets everyone's lines tangled up. After everyone gets their lines in and he cuts 3 out of 4 lines, we were told to not put our lines back in the water because we're drifted so far away from the fish. That's when we said that's why we needed a deckhand. After circling around for about 15 minutes, he moved to the next area. After circling that area 3-4 times it was finally time to drop our lines in. Couple of fish caught and it's time to move to the next spot. Circling around again. Couple more fish caught. Time to move again. After a few areas he tells us to reel them in, it's time to start heading back. I looked at my phone and check the time, it was 10:32 AM. 10:35 we are heading back with only 5 red snapper and one small but keeper vermilion snapper. As you can tell, he had no intention of taking us out for grouper. After he cleaned our fish, we almost didn't give him the gratuity because of everything going wrong. But I did. I will never book another trip with Real Deal Charters. This was my first and last time with them. After we get back, I made several attempts to talk with their office, I left 2 messages asking for them to call me back. Still no response.
Rodney S
Family fun Shark fishing
about 1 month ago
My family really enjoyed shark fishing with captain Zach.
Edmund C
Great trip.
about 2 months ago
We had a blast. Captain Zack was awesome. He put us on fish all day. Would recommend to anyone. Thanks for the memories.
James H
Deep Sea Fishing
about 2 months ago
We had a blast! My husband caught a shark and we caught a few red snappers! The captain was super nice very! I would recommend these guys to anyone looking to do some deep sea fishing in Florida
Flossie P
They are definitely "a big deal"!
about 4 months ago
We take a trip on this boat every year and Capt Steve and Zach never disappoint us! Booking is always easy, we get an email and texted confirmation booking thru Tripshock. On this trip we really wanted to catch some triggerfish so we booked a 6hr morning trip. Parking behind Brotula's was easy and the boat was ready for us to board. Your trips are always half travel time, half fishing time so plan accordingly and think smart about what you want to catch and what's in season. You can go to the myfwc.com website to check out the chart. Anyways, we caught some live bait just out of the pass and then traveled for a bit. We moved fishing spots a few times and it wasn't long before we had our limit of triggerfish, white snapper and mingo snapper. Since we still had some time left, Steve asked if we wanted to catch some "photo worthy fish" so we headed over to a hot spot and caught some nice gag grouper, red snapper and amber jack! We couldn't keep them because they weren't in season but they were super fun to catch and we got some great pics out of it. Steve and Zach are always professional, a ton of fun, and they explain things so you can understand them. We are already planning our trip for the Destin Fishing Rodeo in October!
Just ok
about 6 days ago
Our experience was just ok. Our captain (I think his name was Josh, but we were never told or introduced) did not explain anything. We spent a lot of money on this trip for it to be just “ok”. Not recommended for any age kids. We did, however, get to catch 2 sharks.
Bonnie H
6 hour bottom/trolling
about 8 days ago
The captain was a really good dude and friendly. Put us on fish pretty much all day. Caught a lot of stuff that was out of season and had to throw back but not his fault. While everyone was able to reel in fish. Would have liked to fish for game fish a little longer. Went to two spots for amberjack and only tried for about 5-10 mins each. While we did catch little fish all day, I did want to do some trolling, I brought it up to him and he just said that it’s been one of the worst years for trolling. Even if it has been, I still paid for trolling and expected to do a little. Really wanted to fight some actual fish. Could have gotten on a party charter for much much less for the kind of fishing we did. Everyone had a good time though and that’s all that really matters.
Trey M
Excellent
about 19 days ago
Luis J
Excellent
about 20 days ago
Luis J
Fine
about 2 months ago
Esmeralda D
Excellent
about 2 months ago
Kyler F