Reef Runner

Capt. Gil Scott Key West, FL Incorporated Licensed Insured
Reef Runner-Person
(10Reviews)
5 out of 5 stars

The Reef Runner is the fourth addition to the Capt. Conch Fleet. It is a 35 foot crusader built in Key West for Key West. Our Crew was also built in Key West as our mate is a native guide from a long line of fishermen. We specialize in offshore fishing though we are versatile in all ways to catch fish in Key West.

Reef Runner is captained by Gil Scott, an experienced and professional Captain who works hard for each and every customer. He pilots the 35 foot fishing machine, equipped with top navigational equipment and powered by 325HP Caterpillar engine. Four fighting chairs means there’s plenty of room for lots of action! We’ll use GPS & Fishfinder to track the schools of fish and the First Mate will work to get your lines ready. Downriggers and outriggers steady the boat for optimal fishing conditions – we really do have everything you need for a successful day of reeling in some Key West trophy fish!

Families are welcome aboard; we are child-friendly and look forward to teaching as many people as we can about offshore fishing. We teach & instruct anglers in kite fishing, trolling, bottom fishing, bow fishing, jigging, spinning, and more. Whether you’re practically a professional, or brand new to the sport, Captain Gil and Crew will work to make sure you have a fun and productive day aboard the Reef Runner.

Private trips available for your group of six. We offer four, six, and eight hour trips with everything included that you need. This includes your fishing license, rods, reels, tackle, and bait. We’ll also clean and fillet your catch at the end of the day. Water is complimentary when you’re aboard Reef Runner; you’ll also want to bring any snacks for the day. We recommend you also pack some sunblock, wear a hat and polarized sunglasses, and of course bring your camera!

Key West has some of the world’s best fisheries; and Reef Runner knows just where to go for a successful trip catching Mahi Mahi, Permit, Tuna, Mackerel, Tuna, Grouper, Snapper, Marlin, and more. You won’t be disappointed when you fish with Captain Gil and Reef Runner Charters. Book your Key West fishing trip and let’s get you hooked up!

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  Launch Location

1801 North Roosevelt Boulevard, Key West

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Trips start at $175

7 Trips

1-6 guests

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1989 35' Sport Fisherman

325 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Illegal Substances

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shared

HALF DAY TRIP – SHARED (AM)

Includes 1 guests
+$175 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 1 guests (+$175  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

Trip time: 8:00am to 12:00pm (4 hours)

1 Day Cancellation Policy

Come visit us in Key West the fishing capital of the world more world records have been made and broken in Key West than any other place in the world. Our crews are experienced and friendly, and will not only catch you fish, they will also entertain you with stories of Key West and the surrounding waters. 

 

Let us give you a taste of our colorful history and at the same time put you on some of our numerous varieties of fish. The mate will clean your catch and you can take it home or have one of our world-famous restaurants cook it up for you. Please allow us to make you and your friends a part of our family by putting you on some great fishing and friendship.

All bait and tackle
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shared

HALF DAY TRIP – SHARED (PM)

Includes 1 guests
+$175 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 1 guests (+$175  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

Trip time: 2:00pm to 6:00pm (4 hours)

1 Day Cancellation Policy

Come visit us in Key West the fishing capital of the world more world records have been made and broken in Key West than any other place in the world. Our crews are experienced and friendly, and will not only catch you fish, they will also entertain you with stories of Key West and the surrounding waters. 

 

Let us give you a taste of our colorful history and at the same time put you on some of our numerous varieties of fish. The mate will clean your catch and you can take it home or have one of our world-famous restaurants cook it up for you. Please allow us to make you and your friends a part of our family by putting you on some great fishing and friendship.

All bait and tackle
Close details

shared

3/4 DAY TRIP – SHARED

Includes 1 guests
+$225 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 1 guests (+$225  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

Trip time: 8:00am to 2:00pm (6 hours)

1 Day Cancellation Policy

Come visit us in Key West the fishing capital of the world more world records have been made and broken in Key West than any other place in the world. Our crews are experienced and friendly, and will not only catch you fish, they will also entertain you with stories of Key West and the surrounding waters. 

 

Let us give you a taste of our colorful history and at the same time put you on some of our numerous varieties of fish. The mate will clean your catch and you can take it home or have one of our world-famous restaurants cook it up for you. Please allow us to make you and your friends a part of our family by putting you on some great fishing and friendship.

All bait and tackle
Close details

private

HALF DAY TRIP (AM)

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 8:00am to 12:00pm (4 hours)

1 Day Cancellation Policy

Come visit us in Key West the fishing capital of the world more world records have been made and broken in Key West than any other place in the world. Our crews are experienced and friendly, and will not only catch you fish, they will also entertain you with stories of Key West and the surrounding waters. 

 

Let us give you a taste of our colorful history and at the same time put you on some of our numerous varieties of fish. The mate will clean your catch and you can take it home or have one of our world-famous restaurants cook it up for you. Please allow us to make you and your friends a part of our family by putting you on some great fishing and friendship.

Close details

private

HALF DAY TRIP (PM)

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 2:00pm to 6:00pm (4 hours)

1 Day Cancellation Policy

Come visit us in Key West the fishing capital of the world more world records have been made and broken in Key West than any other place in the world. Our crews are experienced and friendly, and will not only catch you fish, they will also entertain you with stories of Key West and the surrounding waters. 

 

Let us give you a taste of our colorful history and at the same time put you on some of our numerous varieties of fish. The mate will clean your catch and you can take it home or have one of our world-famous restaurants cook it up for you. Please allow us to make you and your friends a part of our family by putting you on some great fishing and friendship.

All bait and tackle
Close details

private

3/4 DAY TRIP

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 8:00am to 2:00pm (6 hours)

1 Day Cancellation Policy

Come visit us in Key West the fishing capital of the world more world records have been made and broken in Key West than any other place in the world. Our crews are experienced and friendly, and will not only catch you fish, they will also entertain you with stories of Key West and the surrounding waters. 

 

Let us give you a taste of our colorful history and at the same time put you on some of our numerous varieties of fish. The mate will clean your catch and you can take it home or have one of our world-famous restaurants cook it up for you. Please allow us to make you and your friends a part of our family by putting you on some great fishing and friendship.

Close details

private

FULL DAY TRIP

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 8:00am to 4:00pm (8 hours)

1 Day Cancellation Policy

Come visit us in Key West the fishing capital of the world more world records have been made and broken in Key West than any other place in the world. Our crews are experienced and friendly, and will not only catch you fish, they will also entertain you with stories of Key West and the surrounding waters. 

 

Let us give you a taste of our colorful history and at the same time put you on some of our numerous varieties of fish. The mate will clean your catch and you can take it home or have one of our world-famous restaurants cook it up for you. Please allow us to make you and your friends a part of our family by putting you on some great fishing and friendship.

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Latest Fishing Report

    Fish Species

    Amberjack
    Barracuda
    Black Grouper
    Blue Marlin
    Bonito
    Cobia
    Grouper
    Jack Crevalle
    King Mackerel
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Mahi Mahi
    Mangrove Snapper
    Mutton Snapper
    Nassau Grouper
    Permit
    Red Grouper
    Sailfish
    Sharks
    Spanish Mackerel
    Tuna
    Wahoo
    White Marlin
    Yellowfin Grouper
    Yellowtail

    Additional Details

    Safety Features

    • Life Jackets
    • Fire Extinguishers
    • First-Aid Equipment
    • CPR-Trained Crew
    • Flares
    • VHF Radio

    Navigation

    • GPS
    • Fishfinder

    Boat Features

    • Cooler

    Facilities

    • Flybridge
    • Salon
    • Toilet

    Boat Gear

    • Fighting Chair
    • First Mate
    • Casting Platform
    • Downriggers
    • Livewell
    • Outriggers
    • Tuna Tubes

    Fishing Techniques

    • Bottom Fishing
    • Bow Fishing
    • Deep Sea Fishing
    • Jigging
    • Kite Fishing
    • Light Tackle
    • Spinning
    • Trolling

    Fishing Policies

    • Children Welcome
    • Clients Keep Catch
    • No Illegal Substances

    Price Includes

    • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
    • Fishing License
    • Fresh or Live Bait
    • Lures
    • Rods, Reels & Terminal Tackle

    Minimum Age

    • no age limit

    Fishing Location

    • Backcountry
    • Inshore
    • Nearshore
    • Offshore
    • Reef
    • Wreck

    About the Vessel

    Captain

    Capt. Gil Scott

    Boat Type

    Sport Fisherman

    Boat Length

    35 feet

    Year Built

    1989

    Engine Manufacturer

    3126 Caterpillar

    Number of Engines

    1

    Engine Horsepower

    325 HP

    Customer Reviews

    Reef Runner-Person
    (10Reviews)
    5 out of 5 stars
    • Great experience!

      Created Ambrylee

      This was my first deep sea fishing experience! Despite my sea sickness, I had the BEST time! The first mate (Jerry) was very friendly, helpful, & knowledgeable. I caught 3 fish & the first mate filleted them up & sent them with me!

    • Good time, professional crew

      Created Tom B

      Headed out on a half day trip on 6/17, I believe the captains name was Dave, the mate was Jeff, running the reef runner. It took a while to find some fish but once we were on them it was a flurry of action with bailer Mahi, perfect size for eating. . It was a first time experience for most of our group so it was great fun watching them catch. all in all a good experience, and the crew were friendly and professional.

    • 1st charter for granddaughter and family

      Created Bill G

      I chartered the boat for my family and had a great time fishing. We were supposed to be out for 6 hours but my granddaughter and daughter got seasick so we cut the trip short to 4 hours. Captain was very accomodating and only charged for 4 hours. caught 5 dolphin and kept 3 nice keepers. Would recommend the captain conc charters for a great day fishing.

    • Great deep sea fishing experience!!!!

      Created Jimmie S

      I was able to get out on a charter with capt conch charters this past Saturday. Six of us went out aboard the reef runner, with captains Gill and Magnus. These guys were great, and extremely hard working!!! They did everything they could to get us on some fish, but the fish just had other plans lol. There were a few fish caught though, and everyone seemed pleased with the trip. We ended up bringing in two skipjack tuna, and a mahi-mahi. I was fortunate enough to land one of the tunas. All the fish were split up between the three of us that wanted fish. They even recommended a couple great places to have it cooked up for us. I definitely recommend captain conch charters if you're ever in Key West. You absolutely won't be disappointed!!! It was an absolutely amazing experience!!

    • Trip was awesome and definitely worth it!

      Created Laura C

      We had 6 people on our boat plus captain and mate. we were out for 4 hours and caught some pretty big fish that they cleaned and fileted for us to eat. the mate, Magnus, was awesome! He worked his tail off on the boat getting everything read, keeping up with the rods and helping us haul in the fish. Overall, we had a great time!

    • Great affordable charter

      Created Dana D

      We have used this charter company twice and had great trips both times. The captains work hard to put you on the fish and are receptive to client preferences about what type of fish they'd like to target. The mates are very good and hustle to get the fish on/off and keep you catching throughout the trip. This 3/4-day afternoon trip we two anglers caught about eight small-to-medium blackfin tuna, a few barracuda, and a bonita. Captain David was humorous and fun, and mate Magnus did a great job. The driver picks you up and drops you off at your hotel for the trip, which is very convenient. The boats are well-worn but comfortable, safe, and get the job done. Would highly recommend this charter for an affordable day trip.

    • Great Fishing with Great Crews

      Created Joseph G

      I went on two 6 hour split charters with Captain Conch Charters and had different crews each of the days. Both Captains and Mates were great! I especially want to thank Captain Walter and his Mate Jeff for a wonderful day. On one of the days, the boat caught a sailfish which was really fun. If you enjoy fishing, make sure that you go out with Captain Conch! You will enjoy the day.

    • Great day of fishing!

      Created Richard R

      My wife, two sons and I had a great time catching fish and learned a lot of interesting tips on fishing from the mate. Both the captain and the mate were super friendly and helpful! We caught Cero Mackrel, Grouper and a Barracuda! This fishing trip made our vacation awesome!!! We can't wait to do it again!!

    • Great trip

      Created Josh P

      Thanks to Captain Gary, he was up front about fishing condition and gave us option of where to catch fish. After trolling for a while with only a couple of fish to show for it we went searching for some snapper. After making three stops we finally found some yellow tale. The deck hand did a great job and Captain Gary tried all the tricks. I know how fishing can go and all you can do is try and we appreciated that effort. Thanks so much we will be back for sure!!

    • Checked off an item on the bucket list.

      Created Lori G

      Hooked up with Capt. Richie Gomez and chartered a split 6 hour trip. There were four of us on the boat (two couples) and the other female and myself had never been out sport fishing. It was the day for both of us to check off a bucket list item. Andy was our Captain and David was our mate. Really great guys. David was so personable and did a great job on instructing us newbies on what to do and how to do it. He made our day PERFECT! They provided sandwiches, chips and a cookie for an additional fee of $10.00. We saw several boats out that were just sitting and fishing, we never stopped unless we had a fish on. Caught eight barracudas, four of which were really big. David asked if we wanted to get them mounted but we were on a catch and release day unless we could eat it. :-) I cannot say enough good things about David. He kept the deck washed down and was making sure we stayed hydrated. They supplied waters and had a ice bin for anything you needed to keep cold. Posted a picture of one of our catches. What a great fight!