Reel Patriot Charters



  • The Boat:

    The GM Sea is a 30 foot Boston Whaler Conquest walk around cabin powered by twin Mercury 225 outboard engines, equipped with a large cockpit for fighting fish, outriggers, in-deck fish boxes, plenty of ice in the cooler for your beverage of choice, large enclosed v-berth and swim ladder.

  • Food and Beverages:

    Please bring your own food and beverage, alcohol for those 21 years or older is welcomed. Please be responsible. We supply ice, bottled water and cooler.

  • Attire:

    Conditions can change rapidly on the water, you should bring: some long clothes to protect yourself from the sun and a jacket in case it gets cool (mainly fall and winter season). A soft rubber-soled shoe is recommended. Polarized sunglasses and a hat or visor are also recommended.

  • Suntan Lotion:

    Tanning oils and other oil-based lotions are not allowed on the boat. They stain the fighting chair and couch cushions and make the deck slippery. They also contaminate the reels, line, and rod grips and make them difficult to hold. There are many water-based sun screens and blocks that provided excellent protection without the mess.

  • Tackle:

    All bait, tackle, and fishing licenses are supplied. Equipment that is lost or damaged while in your possession will be charged at our cost. Please be careful while handling the fishing gear.

  • Crew:

    Our primary goal is to help you catch fish and make fun, unforgettable memories of a lifetime. We will always select the most likely or productive areas to catch the species you desire. We are also very knowledgeable in choosing lures and in rigging. Our primary goal is to help you catch fish and make fun memories of a lifetime. If you have any problems during your charter or feel something is not right, please bring it up with the mate or Captain immediately so we can make sure you are having a good time. We want your visit to be a happy memory. We want to build a friendship with each of our customers and hope to fish with you again soon!

  • Tips:

    It is customary to tip the Captain 15-20%. However if you feel they did an exceptionally good job you might consider tipping higher. They would greatly appreciate it.

  • Mounts:

    If you catch a fish which you would like to have mounted, the Captain can give you all the necessary information and will make arrangements with the taxidermist for you. You may release your fish and still have it mounted. Catch and release mounts are common today and are recommended by the crew.

  • The Fish:

    The fish you catch belong to you. The Captain will be happy to fillet them for you. Any extra or unwanted fish would be greatly appreciated by the crew.

  • Directions:

    Our boat is located at the Key West Harbor Yacht Club at 6000 Peninsula Rd Stock Island. There is plenty of free parking in the Yacht Club.

  • Captain's Guests:

    Everyone in your group becomes a Key West Harbor Yacht Club’s member for the day and is encouraged to take advantage of beautiful pool, private sandy beach, showers, gym and a world class restaurant (to cook your fresh catch).

  • Cancellation Policy:

    Please be advised that there is a minimum 72 hours notice of cancellation required to receive a full refund on your deposit. Customers canceling with less than 72 hours or simply do not show up for their scheduled charter will lose their deposit and will be charged 100% of the full charter balance to compensate the Captain's missed day at sea. Your deposit WILL be refundable the day of the trip for severe weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances that result in a medical emergency. Unusual circumstances such as sea sickness or missed flight will not result in nor be considered a cancellation with refund. If the Captain calls the day off for any reason you WILL receive a full refund of your deposit. For any cancellation that we are able to fill your cancelled trip with another trip of equal time, we will refund your deposit in full.

    Consequitur, Non Excusat -- Results, Not Excuses