Central Florida Saltwater Charters

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Central Florida Saltwater Charters offers a range of trips out of Crystal River, FL. Spend the day fishing the area’s awesome backcountry and inshore waters on the hunt for big fish. Explore this beautiful corner of Florida with a seasoned, local guide, and catch some real trophies along the way!

You have a range of species you can target on your trip. Snook, Trout, Redfish, Cobia, Gag Grouper, and Goliath Grouper are the main targets on most trips, but you can also find Black Drum, Pompano, Jack Crevalle, and several species of Sharks. With so many fish to choose from, you will need an adaptable boat and quality equipment to get the most out of your day.

That’s exactly what you get aboard Capt. Jake’s 22’ custom-built bay boat.
The vessel is equipped with GPS, fishfinder, and an anchoring system to keep you rock-steady once you find them. She also has a trolling motor for stalking the shallows in silence. All in all, this is the perfect boat for exploring Crystal River’s remote backwaters as well as the area’s offshore reefs.

All Central Florida Saltwater Charters trips come with tackle, lures, licenses, and a cleaning and filleting service for all your catch. Live bait is either prepared ahead of time or caught on the trip, but you will always have plenty of it.

All you need to bring is your fly gear (if that’s your style) and personal items like food, drink, sunscreen, and a cooler to take your catch away in. And with so many species to fish for, you’d better bring a big one!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Offshore
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $900
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Targeting Cobia, Grouper, Sharks, Mackeral, Goliath Grouper and many other species
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Offshore (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Targeting Cobia, Grouper, Sharks, Mackeral, Goliath Grouper and many other species
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Offshore (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Targeting Cobia, Grouper, Sharks, Mackeral, Goliath Grouper and many other species
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip - Inshore
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    With the whole day onboard, you can fish for even more amazing inshore species. Snook, Trout, Redfish, Sharks, Pompano, Mackerel, Sheepshead - there are so many fish on the hitlist here, you won't get bored!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Inshore (AM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Spend the morning fishing for a wide range of inshore species including Snook, Redfish, Trout, Pompano, Sharks, and more.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Inshore (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $350
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Head out for an afternoon of great inshore action. Battle Blacktips, reel in Redfish, and generally make the most of this incredible part of the country.
  • Private trip
    Scalloping
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $300
    per person
    4 persons minimum
    Scalloping trip for up to 6 people
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About the Captain

Jake Scott
Crystal River, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
1 Reports
ID & License verified
12 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since March 2018
Captain Jake Scott has been fishing in Gulf of Mexico for more than 30 years. Exploring these waters has been Capt. Jake's lifelong pursuit, and he has built up plenty of experience both in the backcountry and offshore. Capt. Jake loves the fact that he gets to meet new people all the time and teach them about fishing. This is his passion and he loves to share it with whoever steps aboard.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Pompano Pompano
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Custom-built (Bay boat) originally built in 2006. Powered by a 200HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 30 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Crystal River to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (9)
4.81
out of 5 stars from 12 reviews
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Full day trip
Great trip
2 Full Day trips with Captain Jake Scott
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Angler Rating
11
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
90%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Craig T.
Newberry, FL
 4.67
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Full day trip

VERIFIED   NEW  September 11, 2019
We booked a full day trip for our anniversary. My wife is kinda gun-shy when it comes to charters…..last experience was...
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Chris L.
Ocala, FL
 5.00
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Great trip

VERIFIED   June 3, 2019
Captain Don was very nice and knows what baits work well. He even had my 9yr old son enjoying the trip to where my son didnt...
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Jared F.
Fruitland Park, FL
 5.00
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VERIFIED   July 16, 2019
Had a great trip.  Mike was phenomenal.  If we lived here we would definitely be taking this trip regularly. ...
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Francis H.
Winter Park, FL
 5.00
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Full 7 hours with Jake Scott

VERIFIED   June 20, 2019
Jake did a great job chasing the fish and changing locations to keep me fishing. He very knowledgeable about the area and the...
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William N.
Ashland, KY
 5.00
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Offshore with captain matt

VERIFIED   May 19, 2019
Took my daughter offshore for her first time and she reeled in a ten foot tiger shark ! Great pictures and video. She was thrilled...
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