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Reef Donkey Charters

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Reef Donkey Charters is located in South Pasadena, FL offering inshore flats and bay fishing as well as near and offshore reef and wreck fishing. Owned and operated by Captain Bart Johnson, a fourth generation St.Petersburg native with over 35 years of experience fishing in Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. His vessel also carries with it Federal Reef Fish and Federal Coastal Migratory Pelagics permits allowing his customers to keep their catch when fishing outside the state water border of nine miles.

Captain Johnson uses a variety of expert fishing techniques including trolling, bottom fishing, jigging, and hand line fishing using the latest in PENN fishing equipment. We offer flexible inshore, nearshore and offshore trips allowing for a wide range of species including but not limited to Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Trout, Sheepshead, Flounder, Pompano, Grouper, Snapper, Hogfish, King and Spanish Mackerel, Triple Tail, Cobia, Dolphin, Blackfin Tuna, Permit, African Pompano, Amberjack, Barracuda, Sharks, Goliath Grouper and many more.

Reef Donkey Charters is full service. All rods, reels, and terminal tackle are provided throughout the trip, as well as lures, live bait, fishing licenses and permits for everyone on board. The boat has 55qt and 25qt K2 coolers for your drinks and snacks. In addition, your catch will be cleaned, filleted and bagged for you at the end of the day.

Fishing Equipment

  • Fishing License Included
  • Live bait
  • Lures
  • Rods
  • reels & tackle

Fish Species

  • Billfish - Black Marlin
  • Cobia
  • Grouper - Gag Grouper
  • Grouper - Goliath Grouper
  • Grouper - Red Grouper
  • Jacks - Florida Pompano
  • Mackerel - Spanish Mackerel
  • Permit
  • Porgy - Sheepshead
  • Snapper - Mangrove
  • Snapper - Red Snapper
  • Snook
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail

Water Type


Fishing Method

  • Deepwater fishing
  • InShore fishing

About the boat

Boat type : Center Console Boat

Description : Your charter vessel is a fully custom 2018 Sea Hunt BX25BR powered by a 300 HP Yamaha Offshore engine. It has a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots, with the ability to fish in as little as 12" of water or run 30 miles offshore. Features include a custom half fishing tower, i-pilot trolling motor, two power poles, three live wells, two fish storage boxes, dry storage and a Porta Potti for emergencies. It uses the latest in Simrad electronics including fish finder, GPS, Sonar and 3-D Structure scan with VHF radio. It can comfortably accommodate up to four anglers.

Amenities : Fishfinder, GPS, Life Jackets

Length : 25ft

Capacity : 4 people

Motor Type : Outboard Gas

Horse Power : 300


Meal Policy

Fishing Policy
Catch and Release Only
Cleaning and Filleting
Keep Catch or Release
Kids Welcome

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Customer Reviews


David M

Capt. Bart is Great

  • Quality
  • Price
  • Fishing

If you want to catch Fish and have a great time doing it, Go out with Capt. Bart Johnson. You wont be disappointed that is for sure.



Top Notch

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  • Price
  • Fishing

Reef Donkey Charters know the best local fishing spots plus set you up with top notch gear and provide expert guidance. Choose them for your next fishing charter in Tampa Bay.



First Time fishing

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Captain Bart is professional, friendly, patient and willing to work with the least experienced persons having no prior knowledge of fishing.. A great guy who cares about the environment and community where he works. Sure to have a great experience in catching a fish for the first time or a seasoned pro. He gets right to it and stays active with you while on your adventure. He makes it inspiring for children and adults alike to learn more all the while having a fun time.

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