Fish Hunter Tours

Join Fish Hunter Tours and get ready to discover the “Nature Coast” of Florida with Captain Bryan Frechette! Whether it’s your first time fishing or you’re looking to top a personal record, you will be brought straight to the action and provided with an authentic fishing experience.

Capt. Bryan is an environmentalist and enthusiastic guide when it comes to sustainable fishing practices. He’s not only a US Coast Guard Master Captain, but he also holds a Florida Educator’s Certificate. He loves combining both passions of teaching and fishing so he can deliver the best possible experience to his clients. You’ll learn about the ecosystem and how to better preserve it for the future, all while having fun and catching incredible fish!

You’ll have the opportunity to target a plethora of nearshore species, including Cobia, Black Seabass, Sheepshead, Gag Grouper, and Mangrove Snapper. You can also fish the backcountry flats and surrounding shallow waters for Snook, Redfish, Seatrout, Flounder, and many other inshore favorites.

Capt. Bryan also offers fun scalloping trips for the family. This is an awesome opportunity for the kids to go for a swim, snorkel, and fill the cooler up with delicious Scallops! Every trip, fishing or scalloping, comes with everything you need. Capt. Bryan will also offer to clean and fillet your catch at the end of the day so you can enjoy a savory meal once you get home.

You’ll be fishing from a 17’ Aquasport center console, equipped with a GPS, fishfinder, wireless trolling motor, and live bait tank. The boat accommodates 3 guests on fishing trips and 4 on scalloping trips. You’ll be provided with top-of-the-line rods and reels and your snorkeling equipment is included in the price as well.

By booking a trip, you’re also giving back to the community as 10% of all proceeds go to the American Cancer Society for cancer research. Just click the “Instant Book” button at the top, show up ready to fish, and the rest will be taken care of!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $425
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    ​Get the most value out of your trip and book this full-day expedition for you and the whole family! This trip will maximize unique tide cycles to give you the most authentic "Nature Coast" angling experience! You'll have the opportunity to catch Redfish, Snook, Flounder, Sheepshead, Gag Grouper, Mangrove Snapper, and more. Tackle, bait, ice, professional guide, and licenses are included. Just bring snacks, drinks, sunblock, a hat, and sunglasses and get ready for an awesome adventure!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $375
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Ready to have a blast on the water? Capt. Bryan's half-day trip provides 4 hours of non-stop action and exciting fishing. You'll get to target Snook, Redfish, Flounder, Spotted Seatrout, and more! Your trip includes fishing licenses, tackle, live bait, ice, and a professional and experienced guide. Feel free to bring snacks and drinks, and be sure to pack some sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses. Get ready for an incredible adventure and book this trip today!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $375
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Get ready for an adventure you won't stop talking about! Explore the productive backcountry flats and inshore waters of Crystal River, FL and catch some amazing fish you can take home for dinner. You'll target Flounder, Redfish, Snook, Black Seabass, Spotted Seatrout, and many more. You'll be provided with tackle, bait, ice, an experienced guide, and your fishing license for the day. Just pack some drinks, snacks, sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses and the rest will be taken care of. Fish on!
  • Private trip
    Scalloping Trip – 6 MAX (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jul - 24 Sep
    $350
    up to 6 persons
    Get ready for a treasure hunt and fill your cooler up with some of that famous "Nature Coast" gold! This trip is perfect for the family and especially fun for the kids. Everything you need is included, just bring your favorite snacks and drinks, and don't forget the sunscreen! Book this trip today and create lasting memories off of Crystal River's pristine coast!
  • Private trip
    Scalloping Trip – 6 MAX (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jul - 24 Sep
    $350
    up to 6 persons
    Get ready to fill the cooler up with delicious Scallops that you can take home for dinner! This 5-hour trip is a fun family excursion and you'll definitely win some cool points with the kids. Everything you need is already provided so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful day. Just pack up some food, drinks, sunblock, and a hat, and catch some Scallops with Fish Hunter Tours!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Redfish Redfish
Scallop Scallop
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Carolina Skiff (Center console) originally built in 2013. Powered by a 115HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 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 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

About the Captain

Bryan Frechette
Crystal River, Florida, United States
Member since April 2019
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Captain Bryan Frechette founded Fish Hunter Tours with the aim of making fishing easy and hassle-free for his clients. As a former middle school teacher, he spent 17 years educating kids about the biodiversity of Florida’s amazing coastline. He supports sustainable fishing practices and loves teaching kids about the importance of preserving and protecting our environment for future generations. Capt. Bryan has been fishing most of his life and he has his US Coast Guard Master Captain’s License, as well as his Florida Educator’s Certificate. While on board, you’ll not only pick-up useful fishing techniques, you’ll also learn about how to be a responsible steward of the ecosystem. Whether you’re an experienced angler looking to beat your own personal record or you’re a beginner looking for a new hobby, Capt. Bryan is your guy! Join Fish Hunter Tours, go fishing, scalloping, or just sit back and enjoy the ride while you absorb the beautiful surroundings of Florida's "Nature Coast!"
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VERIFIED   June 30, 2019
Captain Bryan is a very knowledgeable and easy going captain. It was obvious almost immediately that he has been navigating...
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