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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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Great Time!

My wife and I had a great time fishing on the Reel Contender, David was very knowledgeable of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
edbar2018
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Cumming, Georgia
Fantastic Fishing Experience!

We had the pleasure of having 2 fishing trips with the Reel Contender, both trips were spectacular... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sharon L
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Rochester, Minnesota, United States
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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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“captain dave” (51 reviews)
“snapper” (47 reviews)
“catching fish” (20 reviews)
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3605 Thomas Dr, Treasure Island Marina, Panama City Beach, FL 32408
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had a great time fishing on the Reel Contender, David was very knowledgeable of the area and kept us constantly on the fish, the action was nonstop. His deckhand Ron was very polite, helpful and courteous. The boat was clean and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the pleasure of having 2 fishing trips with the Reel Contender, both trips were spectacular! ! It was easy to book our trips with Captain Dave prior to leaving for our vacation and we were immediately impressed with his honesty informing us once...More

Thank Sharon L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

capt dave is the best hes number one on trip adviser you will get a ton of fish while having fun give him a call he will will let u catch fish

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Reel C, Owner at The Reel Contender Fishing Charter, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review, we appreciate you!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First, Captain Dave has the best communication I have probably even seen and I have been in business myself for years, so I am pretty hard to impress! Hats off to you on that for sure! Then, the fishing and First Mate Ron was remarkable!...More

Thank Kelley H
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Reel C, Owner at The Reel Contender Fishing Charter, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow, thank you for such a great review. We enjoyed our time with you as well and certainly hope to fish with you again in the future.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If your looking for a great day on the water. STOP looking! This was our first time deep sea fishing and it could not have went any better. I called Capt David and he took care of the rest. Thanks for a wonderful trip.

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Reel C, Owner at The Reel Contender Fishing Charter, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We had a great time with you all and are very happy you enjoyed the trip!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I booked a trip and couldn’t have had more fun. Everything from the captain to the crew was awesome. Of course catching 75 fish in 2 hours was great as well! Defiantly recommend this to anyone looking to have a great fishing...More

1  Thank Brent B
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Reel C, Owner at The Reel Contender Fishing Charter, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So great to have met and fished with you. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome! Myself and a few friends went out on Captain Dave’s boat and had the best experience we could have had. We caught over 100 fish on our trip! Capt. Dave and First Mate Rob had us catching fish the entire time without a dull...More

Thank Andrew S
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Reel C, Owner at The Reel Contender Fishing Charter, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed fishing with you all and are so glad that you had a great time. Thanks for the review!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband, myself and our 3 boys fished yesterday with Captain Dave and First Mate Ron and let me tell you, we couldn't reel the fish in fast enough! My boys love to fish back home and I booked this trip so they could experience...More

Thank Keisha H
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Reel C, Owner at The Reel Contender Fishing Charter, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for such an amazing review! We enjoyed fishing with your family and definitely look forward to hopefully having you fish with us again in the future.

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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

My daughter, her boyfriend and his aunt went on an amazing trip where we caught our limit in the first three hours. The captain and first mate could not have been more accommodating. We will definitely recommend this charter to our family and friends.

Thank Richard32796
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Reel C, Owner at The Reel Contender Fishing Charter, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Your referral and review is priceless to us and we really appreciate you!

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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Booked a charter with Captain Dave and First Mate Ron for my boys first fishing trip. We could not have had a better trip. Caught large trigger and white snapper. My boys had the best time and the crew was the best. We did not...More

1  Thank twatkins2018
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Reel C, Owner at The Reel Contender Fishing Charter, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We loved being part of the fishing experience with you and the boys, our goal is to make every experience a great one. Thank you for the review and please do come again to fish with us in the future!

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wtrimble2017
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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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