ReelEsea Charters

With ReelEsea Charters, the beautiful waters of the Cayman Islands will be all yours. Think of these colorful reefs and crystal-clear waters, the elusive Bonefish and Tarpon jumping at the end of your fishing line. Imagine the reel-screaming action as you battle some of the biggest Tuna or Marlin around… This could be yours tomorrow!

On your day out, you will be able to try your hand at deep sea fishing and reef fishing, targeting anything from Bonefish and Tarpon to Wahoo, Marlin, Tuna, Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Snapper, and Sharks. All the proper fishing equipment for anyone involved will be provided by the crew, along with snacks and lunch that are available upon request.

As well as making an outstanding catch possible, you will be able to take a dip in these fantastic waters. Snorkeling gear is always available onboard and is free to use!

All that magic happens aboard the ‘ReelEsea’, a 31’ Bertram built back in 1981 and fully overhauled in 2012. She comes powered by twin 250 HP Yamaha Diesels and has plenty of fishing space for up to 6 anglers.

The ReelEsea features a spacious flybridge which is rigged with a full range of navigational and fishfinding electronics. As well as that, she has an upper-shaded deck with plenty of seating, an enclosed toilet, and a freshwater shower for rinsing off. She is missing just one thing – and it’s you!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Offshore Deep Sea
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,200
    price breakdown
    $1,200
    As you have more time to spend on the water, captain Dwight can take you to the Cayman Bank, a 5 miles long ridge of corals and sand located about 10 miles from shore. These spots produce good size Yellowfin Tunas as well as Wahoos and Marlins.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Deep Sea
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    price breakdown
    $1,000
    With Albacore and Yellowfin Tuna all among the popular catches, this trip is exactly what the doctor ordered.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Bone/Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $950
    price breakdown
    $950
    Enjoy a full day of action. These two species are found in different areas, so the crew might take you targeting Bonefish first then come in closer to shore where Tarpon will usually put up a great fight before you land it.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Reef
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $950
    price breakdown
    $950
    On this trip, you will be fishing for Snapper, Groupers, Jacks, Yellowtail, and more at these turquoise color waters by the reef. On a full day, you also have the opportunity to visit Stingrays and/or snorkel at the barrier reef or coral gardens for a complete fun day. If fishing is your priority then that's what you'll focus on!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Reef
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    Add a few more hours to your day on the water and check the bite for Snapper, Grouper, and other species that reside in 10-15’. Snorkeling is also an option – take a dip in these beautiful waters which hold the colorful reefs!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Offshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $780
    price breakdown
    $780
    This trip will take you fishing in the “backyard” just 5 miles out, targeting Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Blue Marlin, or Tuna.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Offshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $780
    price breakdown
    $780
    What is great about going offshore in the Cayman Islands is that you don't have to go far from shore to catch some good-sized Wahoo, Dolphin, Blue Marlin or Tunas. 5 miles out from the dock and you are already having the lines out, saving your time and money, getting the most out of your fishing trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Bone/Tarpon (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    This is a Tarpon and Bonefish trip for the price of one.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Bone/Tarpon (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    Combine these two exciting types of fishing for the price of one!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Reef (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    On this trip, you will be fishing by the reef in about 10’-15’ of water for Yellowtail, Snapper, Grouper, Jack, and more. Snorkeling is also an option on these trips.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Reef (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    This type of fishing is done in various areas by the reef in calm, clear waters of about 10-15' deep where you can catch some succulent Snappers, Groupers, Jacks, and Yellowtail among others. You may also explore the colorful coral reef by jumping in these beautiful waters (this is optional and has no extra charge.)
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About the Captain

Dwight Ebanks
grand Cayman, Islas Caimán
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Reports
75 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since Marzo 2014
Captain Dwight Ebanks is a local guide who was born and raised in the Cayman Islands. Having been fishing from an early age, Dwight developed a passion for fishing and everything that has to do with the ocean. He was introduced to fishing by his parents. In fact, they took him on the boat when he was 2 months old! Dwight's father was one of the first captains in the area. Dwight has been working as a captain for the past 3 decades and has never looked back.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bonefish Bonefish
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)

Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)
Tarpon Tarpon
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Bertram (Flybridge) originally built in 1981, and restored in 2012. Powered by 2 250HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Lunch

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.48
out of 5 stars from 75 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
3\/4 day with Capt. Dwight and Bubba
3\/4 day with Capt. Dwight and Bubba
3\/4 day with Capt. Dwight and Bubba
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Angler Rating
56
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
90%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
89%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
66%
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Kevin K.
Natick, MA
 5.00
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Half Day Reef Trip

VERIFIED   Febrero 18, 2020
Great boat, captain and crew. Honest and friendly. They felt bad we didn’t catch much while we were out, but sometimes that’s...
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Larry M.
George Town
 4.67
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Half Day Fishing with Dwight

VERIFIED   Febrero 26, 2020
Caught a nice Wahoo for dinner, plus some ‘cuddas. Very professional crew. Lost some time towing another boat that had broken...
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Kathleen T.
George Town
 5.00
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Great Day

VERIFIED   Marzo 13, 2020
Wonderful Captain and Bubba (crew).I highly recommend it. We enjoyed our time.
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Howie B.
George Town
 5.00
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3/4 day with Capt. Dwight and Bubba

VERIFIED   Febrero 17, 2020
Great day plenty of action Crew was very professional
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Robert R.
Winder, Georgia
 5.00
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Half day with Capt Dwight, Bubba and JR.

VERIFIED   Febrero 13, 2020
Caught a couple, but had a great time.
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