Reel Time Outfitter

North Suncoast Boulevard
Crystal River FL, United States

Reel Time Outfitters is a charter with a soul and passion for inshore fishing. It is operated by Captain Leon who has been fishing his whole life and loves all species swimming in the shallow waters. He loves catching Redfish and is always happy to show his guests the techniques needed to land a great catch. This is a child-friendly charter, so bring your kids along for some family fun.

You will fish aboard his 20 foot flats boat, which can accommodate up to six guests. It is powered by a 115 HP Yamaha engine with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots. The boat is made to suit the shallow water, and the wireless trolling motor it has makes it super quiet in order not to spook the fish. It is equipped with a GPS and a fishfinder, as well as safety equipment in form of fire extinguishers, life jackets, first -aid equipment and a CPR-trained crew. You will also find an anchoring system and an icebox which is ideal for storing fish until you return to the shore.

Reel Time Outfitters will take you inshore, reef, wreck, flats and backcountry fishing. They specialize in fishing for Redfish, Snook, Spotted Seatrout, Cobia, Mangrove Snappers and Sharks, and you will also be targeting Black Drum, Black Seabass, Spanish Mackerel, Tarpon, Tripletail, Gag and Red Grouper, and Jack Crevalle. Captain Leon will provide you with fly fishing equipment, rods, reels, tackle, live and artificial baits, a fishing licence and will gladly clean and fillet your catch so you can take it home for a great meal. All that you will need to bring is your food and drinks for the trip.

Reel Time Outfitters is a charter with a soul and passion for inshore fishing. It is operated by Captain Leon who has been fishing his whole life and loves all species swimming in the shallow waters. He loves catching Redfish and is always happy to s


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  • Full Day Trip
    8 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 450 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
  • Full day fishing and scallop trip
    8 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 450 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
  • Half Day Trip
    5 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 350 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
  • Scallop trips
    5 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 75 per person, 6 persons minimum
  • Scallop and hog hunts
    5 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 75 per person, 6 persons minimum
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About this listing

Boat Specs

Flats (Center console) originally built in 2008. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Bowfishing
Targeted Species
 
Black Drum
 
Cobia

 
Grouper (Gag)
 
Grouper (Red)

 
Jack Crevalle
 
Redfish

 
Seabass (Black)
 
Snook

 
Spanish Mackerel
 
Spotted Seatrout

 
Tarpon
 
Tripletail
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
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.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

25% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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, Visa, Mastercard, American Express.

About the Captain

Leon Hampton
Crystal River, Florida, United States
Member since September 2015
Captain Leon has fished his entire life and dreamed about the waters being his desk some day. In 2014, in order to pursue his lifelong dream, Captain Leon became a licensed charter captain. He loves showing guests his world of fishing and teaching them new things. Captain Leon is also a passionate hunter.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

4.33 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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Capt. Leon was flexible with our schedule and was on time for our trip. The boat was clean and fully provisioned with tackle, bait and amenities. The layout of the boat was easy to walk around without tripping over each other and had plenty of seating.  Capt. Leon was very respectful of our every need and worked hard to educate and provide comfort.  Being an experienced angler myself, the Capt. was comfortable with providing me with minimal help while providing more personal attention to my buddy.
The only low rating we could possibly give Capt. Leon was on the quality of his filleting knife and skills, otherwise we had a most excellent experience and look forward to Fishing with him in the future.

Fished September 2, 2017
Leon Hampton (The Captain)
Replied to this review on September 3, 2017

Thank you glad y’all had a good time. Looking forward to see y’all again

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Coming from France our initial idea was to go for fly fishing and Leon prepared good equipment and brought us in the right spot. Unfortunately it was not the right day and fish were not there.
So after 10.30 am we learnt how to fish seatrout in Florida and enjoyed the experience with multiple catch of trouts; two well over the size limit and also other various fishes which we don’t remember the names due to our limited english.
Thank you Leon !

Fished August 18, 2017
Leon Hampton (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 18, 2017

I am glad you and your son had a good day on the water. Hopefully we can do this again. Thank you

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I booked a fishing/scalloping combined trip. Capt. Leon is very knowledgeable of his surroundings while on the water. Not one time was I left in the dark on what I was catching or even doing. He baited our lines and even took the fish off the line for us. His equipment looked like he had taken care of his stuff. Even the snorkel gear looked well cleaned. I would and will book in the future and will tell everyone about him. Hands down best captain out on the water.

Fished August 6, 2017
Leon Hampton (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 10, 2017

Thank you glad you had a great time on the water can’t wait to see y’all again.

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