Gypsea Adventures

Get a taste of real Florida fishing with Gypsea Adventures. Based out of Crystal River and operated by a local guide, Captain Austin Willis, you’ll explore all the rich fishing grounds that the west of the Sunshine State has to offer. Whether you’re a beginner looking to see what all the fuss is about, or fancy filling the boat with monster fish, the beautiful waters of Ozello are a great place for all.

Capt. Austin grew up fishing the Everglades before the family relocated to Crystal Water when he was 11. He loves sharing his passion with others, whether it’s by teaching children or watching a pro go after that trophy catch. He promises to do everything he can to make sure you leave Crystal Water with great memories and plenty of fish.

The 22’ Xpress saltwater fishing boat has everything you need for a productive day out. Light and agile, she’ll whizz you across the waters to the sweet spots, keeping you afloat in even the skinniest of waters Up to 6 guests are welcome aboard to get your fish on in true Florida style, as you try bottom fishing, popping, or even spearfishing to land the catch of your dreams.

From the river to the reefs, there’s plenty of exciting and fish just calling out your name. Target Snappers, Groupers, Trout, Tripletail, and Redfish to head home with a delicious treat. While Sharks, Tarpon, Snook, and Jacks will make you work hard to come aboard. Get ready for a pulse-racing experience as you go after some of Florida’s prized inshore fish.

If you’d like a first mate aboard, get in touch with your captain and he can arrange one. Whether you have one or not, though, you’ll have your catch cleaned and filleted at the end of your trip to take home. You’ll even have plenty of fruit and water on board to keep you refreshed all day, so there’s not much left for you to do but come aboard Gypsea Adventures and discover the riches of Crystal River!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    price breakdown
    Make the most of your weekend in Crystal River by getting out on the water for a full day. Explore the beauty of the winding river and show off your fishing skills, as you target a range of tough-fighting and delicious fish. Go after Trout, Snook, Snappers, Tripletail, Redfish, Jacks, and even Sharks on what promises to be a thrilling day out. Just make sure to bring some drinks and snacks aboard to stay refreshed and energized all day, and you'll be on your way to filling the boat.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    price breakdown
    Even on a 4-hour trip, you'll be able to fill the boat with delicious fish, getting your fish on against tough-fighting and exciting creatures throughout the morning. The rich waters of western Florida are overflowing with prized species, just waiting for you to catch them. Come aboard and show off your fishing skills, or test the waters, as you go after Jacks, Redfish, Snappers, Snook, Trout, Sharks, and many more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    price breakdown
    It's the weekend, so rest up in the morning and fill your afternoon with action-packed fishing. Get out on the water after lunch, full and refreshed to push your strength to the limit. Come and fish the rich waters out of Crystal River, as you go up against a range of tough-fighting and delicious inshore fish. Bottom fish, pop, and even spearfish, as you look to fill the boat with anything from a Tripletail to a Snapper on this fun-filled trip.

About the Captain

Austin Willis
Crystal River, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
Response time 8 hours
Member since September 2019
I grew up fishing in the Everglades since I can remember. Every weekend my parents & I would get up early & hit the water, so fishing is a long time passion of mine. I moved to the Crystal River area when I was 11 & have been fishing these waters ever since. I love spending time on the boat, waiting for that hit on my line! But more than that I love sharing that passion with people. I enjoy teaching people who have no idea about saltwater fishing how to hook into that big Redfish they have always wanted, or taking the experienced angler out to some honey hole they're interested in fishing & just need the boat to get there.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish

Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bonnethead) Shark (Bonnethead)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Xpress (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 175HP Yamaha SHO engine.

22 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing


Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Spearfishing Equipment
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Spearfishing Equipment

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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:
American Express

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