If you’re looking for local knowledge and a safe fishing experience around Crystal River, then look no further than Crystal River Guide Services. Captain Arnold Martin has been fishing in these waters for his whole life and knows them like the back of his hand.

You’ll be taking on these waters aboard a brand new 24’ Carolina skiff that can have up to 6 anglers fishing comfortably at the same time. Its engine is a 150 HP Yamaha Showmax, which can exceed 44 knots. The vessel holds a livewell for bait and has advanced navigational equipment on board.

The fishing is great and varied at the Crystal River. Some of the popular catches here include Cobia, Flounder, Grouper, and Redfish. Scalloping is also an option on this charter - goggles and bags will be provided if you opt for this fun experience.

Ice, water, and a cooler are all provided for your convenience. Shimano reels and Star rods are Captain Arnold’s weapons of choice on his fishing trips. He’ll also clean your catch and provide the necessary fishing licenses.

Take along some food, sunscreen, and some beers if you want to crack open a cold one in the hot sun. After that, expect to have a relaxed day reeling in a fine range of fish in the Florida’s Nature Coast.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $450
    You'll leave the dock at 7 AM and return by noon after a great morning relaxing on the water. Sheepshead, Mangrove Snapper, Snook, and Spotted Seatrout are just a few of the wide range of game fish that Brendan often reels in. The selection of catchable fish sets you up for a memorable morning on the water with hopefully a full bag in tow.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $450
    Captain Arnold loves to take beginners and children out on his trips to show them how to fish and his favorite techniques for reeling them in. If it's your first time fishing then prepare for a great time on these fishing grounds. You'll hopefully pull in Flounder, Redfish, and Tripletail amongst others as you revel in the afternoon sun.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $525
    When you're fishing with Captain Brandon in the Floridian backwater country, he'll take you to Crystal River, Ozello, and St. Martin's flats. There's a considerable range of fish to be found in this area such as Spotted Seatrout, Cobia, Flounder, and Redfish. He knows the best spots for them, so chances are you'll return with full bags.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Fishing/Scalloping
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 24
    US $525
    Crystal River Guide Services offer scalloping as an option for their fishing charter. You'll be kitted out with a mask and snorkels as you go into the water to collect some fruit de la mer. When you're not wading in the water, Arnold will happily give you some time for some angling to fill all of your fishing needs.

FAQs about Crystal River Guide Services LLC

Crystal River Guide Services LLC offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $450 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $450 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $525 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (7 hours)
  • US $525 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip – Fishing/Scalloping (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Crystal River Guide Services LLC, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Crystal River Guide Services LLC offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Crystal River Guide Services LLC offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Crystal River Guide Services LLC include:
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tripletail

Meet the Captain

Arnold Martin
Crystal River, Florida, United States
ID & license verified
21 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2020
Fishing has been my passion since growing up in the panhandle of Florida. I started out with freshwater fishing then later in life saltwater fishing became my passion. I love to do both to this day. When I used to wade in the waters for scallops I thought to myself 'wow, I should be a charter captain and get paid to do it'. From that day the rest is history.

About this listing

Targeted species

Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Redfish Redfish

Boat specs

Carolina Skiff (Skiff) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha Show Max 150HP engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 30 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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
Ages 6 and older.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

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