Get ready to experience some of the best grouper and snapper fishing in the Gulf of Mexico! Hop aboard the Reef Raider, a 55-foot custom party fishing boat that departs from Manasota Key Marina in Englewood, FL. The Reef Raider has all the amenities for a comfortable – and productive – angling excursion. Bring your family and fishing buddies or treat yourself to an exhilarating day of reeling in the big ones. Thanks to our knowledgeable captain and crew, you won’t find a better fishing experience in the greater Englewood area. Private charters are available for groups of 12 of more!
Our boat is available to run 7 days a week (weather and wind permitting). Trips start at 7am and return at 1pm.
Manasota Key Marina
1450 Beach Road
Englewood, FL 34223
We can accommodate single individuals to large groups. Most trips will include mixed parties, but you can book a private charter for groups of 12 or more people!
Call us for private charter rates: (941) 475-4511
About the Reef Raider: The Reef Raider is a 55’ custom party boat. This high-speed vessel can get its anglers out farther and faster to provide more fishing time. The boat is US Coast Guard Certified for 45 passengers, but we take a maximum of 35 per trip for the comfort of our guests. The boat has a wrap-around deck with benches surrounding a spacious, central cabin with equipped with restrooms.
What You Can Catch
Our fishing trips focus on Grouper and Snapper, but our guests can expect to catch a number of other species as well.
We provide each passenger with custom tackle and cut bait. Live bait is available for an additional fee.
What to Bring
To fully enjoy your experience, we recommend bringing the following items on your fishing trip. Many of the items listed are available for purchase at The Bait House.
- Lunch and snacks
- Drinks in cans or plastic (soda, water, beer)
- Tip for the mate (15-20%)
- Layered clothing, especially in the winter months
- Soft sole shoes
A $25 per person deposit is required to book your space aboard the Reef Raider.
When to Arrive on the Day of Your Trip
Please arrive at Manasota Key Marina at 6:15am on the day of your trip. This gives you 45 minutes to park, check in, sign the waiver form, and purchase any items you need from The Bait House before the scheduled 7:00am departure.
What NOT to Bring
Please leave the following items onshore:
- Illegal drugs
- GPS devices
The boat is US Coast Guard inspected so that means we cannot allow any firearms to be brought on board. Also, the Reef Raider a federally permitted vessel so no federally illegal substance is allowed on board.
Why no bananas? They’re bad luck on a boat, so we kindly ask you to choose to pack a different snack.
We want you to have a safe and fun experience aboard the Reef Raider. If we need to cancel a trip due to weather conditions or because of an issue with the boat, you will receive a full refund of your deposit.
Our minimum capacity is 12 passengers. If we do not reach that minimum for your trip, we will notify you that the trip is cancelled, and you will receive a full refund of your deposit.
You may cancel for any reason up to 24 hours of your trip’s departure and receive a full refund of your deposit. However, if you cancel within 24 hours of your trip’s departure, your deposit is non-refundable.