Cryptide Fishing Charters

Enjoy a safe and fun fishing experience with Cryptide Fishing Charters. The charter is owned and operated by USCG certified Captain Travis, who has the knowledge and experience to organize your dream day out on the water and catch the great species Florida has to offer.

Capt. Travis specializes in inshore and nearshore fishing. He loves and practices all kinds of techniques but his true passion is inshore fly fishing. This is considered to be an advanced fishing technique, but your captain can get you on a fly rod quickly. You’ll feel comfortable in no time and be able to target the Silver King - Tarpon!

You’ll be fishing on a 23’ Shearwater that accommodates up to 4 guests. This bay boat is powered by a 225 HP Yamaha engine and features modern navigational electronics. She’s equipment with a live bait tank and outriggers for trolling. In case you want to take a break from fishing and jump into the crystal clear water, the captain will provide you with snorkeling gear.

Besides Tarpon there are all kinds of fish you can target in these waters, such as Redfish, Trout, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, Shark, and more. Try out different techniques and see which one works best for you.

The captain covers your fishing equipment and licenses. You only need to pack your sun protection, snacks, and drinks.

Choose which trip sounds best to you and join Cryptide Fishing Charters!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    price breakdown
    Targeting Snook and Redfish on the flats with live bait, artificial lures, and fly. These will be your main focus, but there's so many other species you can go after. Let the captain know how you imagined your day on the water.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    price breakdown
    Target Snapper, Grouper, Redfish, Snook, Trout, and many other inshore and nearshore species. The captain will take care of your equipment, so you only need to pack snacks and drinks. Novice anglers are welcome to join, so don't let anything stop you from coming.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Fly Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    price breakdown
    Target Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, and Trout on a fly. This technique requires some precision and patience, but when you get the hang of it, you won't try anything else. Your fishing equipment is fully covered by the captain.

About the Captain

Travis Cromwell
Homosassa, Florida, United States
5 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
1 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2020
Grew up fishing my whole life down south fishing Flamingo, Biscayne Bay, and all of South Florida. After High school, I enlisted in The US Navy, after went to college and went on to work in the asset maintenance industry. Then finally decided to leave my six-figure job and pursue my passions and share It with others.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bluefish Bluefish
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish

Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Shearwater (Bay boat) originally built in 2008. Powered by a 225HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

23 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

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

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing


Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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


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:

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2% fee.

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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on September 20, 2020
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