Meet Florida’s beautiful nature with Morris Aquatic Charters. Based out of Crystal River, it will take you on exciting inshore, nearshore, and river trips. Captain Vince Morris will be there to put you on the bite and help you return with a good catch, making sure you have a fishing experience to remember.

Your quest begins on a 19’ Carolina Skiff boat that can carry up to 3 anglers. It’s powered by a 70 HP Suzuki engine and has modern GPS and fishfinder systems that will take you to the fish quickly. The boat is rigged with a livewell, as well as all the necessary equipment that will allow you to have a great time snorkeling and spearfishing.

Captain Vince knows all the right spots for chasing fish. You’ll explore the backcountry, reefs, and wrecks while targeting Permit, Black Seabass, Black Drum, Bluefish, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Snook, and more. Using light and heavy tackle, you’ll have a wide choice of techniques to try out. These include bottom fishing, trolling, spinning, jigging, popping, drift fishing, and spearfishing. You can keep all the fish you catch. The captain loves having kids on board, so bring them along and have them create wonderful memories they will cherish for a long time.

Included in the price are both the fishing gear and licenses. The captain will also clean and fillet your catch. There will be some drinks on the boat, so you should just bring some food or snack.

Enjoy Florida’s alluring nature and have an exciting fishing time with Morris Aquatic Charters.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip – Fish and Scallops
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 24
    $550
    The trip will see you fish for 9 hours including the time needed for departure and return. There's space for 3 guests. You're covered for tackle, rods, bait, scallop bags, ice, and water. The captain will clean your fish when the trip's over. Due to the current situation regarding COVID, please bring your own snorkeling gear. The captain will have some available for backup, though. Departure time can vary from 7 am to 12 pm depending on how you agree with the captain.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    Spend 5 hours on the water, including departing and returning to the dock. All the fishing gear, water, and ice will be ready for you on the boat. The captain will clean your catch at the end of the trip. Depending on the season, weather, and range, you can chase any fish available. Departure time can vary from 7 am to 12 pm depending on how you agree with the captain.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    The trip lasts for 5 hours, dock to dock. The captain will provide you with rods, tackle, bait, ice, water, and will clean your fish. You'll target the fish of your choice if in season, as long as the range and weather permit so. Departure time can vary from 7 am to 12 pm depending on how you agree with the captain.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Scallops (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 24
    $350
    Fish for 5 hours including the time needed to depart the dock and return to it. The trip takes up to 6 guests. The captain will bring scallop bags, water, and ice. Due to the COVID situation, please bring your own snorkeling equipment. The captain will also bring some for backup. If there's enough time left, he'll clean the scallops you caught.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Scallops (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 24
    $350
    Spend 5 hours fishing including dock to dock time. There's space for up to 6 guests. You're covered for scallop bags, water, and ice. Because of the COVID situation please make sure you bring your own snorkeling gear. The captain will also have some on the boat, for backup. He'll also clean the scallops you caught, if there's enough time left.
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About the Captain

Vince Morris
Crystal River, Florida, United States
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9 Customer Reviews
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Member since October 2020
Originally from NE Georgia, Captain Vince has spent his life on the local lakes and streams. Whenever he wasn't able to venture to Horseshoe Beach, FL, he would return to Georgia where he grew up and where his grandpa taught him the love for the flats country. Naturally, the day came when fate said to you, "Do what makes you happy!" So, he did. Moving to Crystal River and setting himself a life on the water was a goal that Captain Vince and his family had set out to accomplish in 2014. He's been all over Florida and he feels that here in the heart of the Nature Coast is the best place for him to be. Now he's here, with passion for fishing to share with you! Give him a call and come on down and he'll show you what you've been missing in the beautiful flats.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Permit Permit
Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Carolina Skiff (Skiff) originally built in 2003. Powered by a 70HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

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

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Spearfishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Spearfishing Equipment
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Spearfishing Equipment

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
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
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

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My boys and I had a good day.
Great day with a hard working guide!
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Great day with a hard working guide!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip on June 9, 2021
Guide worked extra hard and ran us longer than expected to insure we had the best day possible.  Caught Black Drum, Redfish,...
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Wildwood, MO
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Half day trip with Captain Vince

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (PM) on March 25, 2021
Great experience and Captain Vince tool great care of us (fishing novices). Very appreciative of his patience, knowledge of...
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Bushnell, FL
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My boys and I had a good day.

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip on August 22, 2021
Vince was very patient with my boys teaching them how to use the equipment and was a big help the entire time. Would definitely...
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Crystal River, FL
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VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip on July 24, 2021
Vince was knowledgeable of the areas we fished in. Nice guy and also helpful. One negative was that he didn’t come supplied...
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FAQs about Morris Aquatic Charters

Morris Aquatic Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Scallops (AM) (5 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Scallops (PM) (5 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 9 Hour Trip – Fish and Scallops (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Morris Aquatic Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Spearfishing Equipment

Trips booked with Morris Aquatic Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Morris Aquatic Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Morris Aquatic Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Spearfishing

Top targeted fish species with Morris Aquatic Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Permit
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout