Reel Time Outfitter

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 21’ flats boat, which can accommodate up to six guests. It is powered by a 115 HP Yamaha engine with a maximum cruising speed of 35 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 with 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 license, 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.


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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    On the full day trip, you will have more time to fish for a variety of inshore species such as Redfish, Trout, Snook, Sharks, Cobia, Mangrove Snappers, Black Drum, Black Seabass and Groupers.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Bass Fishing (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $350
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    We now are offering bass fishing trips.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This is a half day trip. You can expect to fish for a variety of inshore species such as Redfish, Trout, Snook, Sharks, Cobia, Mangrove Snappers, Black Drum, Black Seabass and Groupers.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $350
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Your fishing afternoon can begin as you hop aboard for 4 hours of fun and games on the water. On the list are the favorites like Black Drum, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Black Seabass, and that's just to name drop a few.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Scalloping
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jul - 24 Sep
    $95
    per person
    4 persons minimum
    If you love scalloping and eating scallops, you will love this trip! You will scallop from the early morning and until you've got your daily limit. After that, you will rinse off all the saltwater in the freshwater area. You will need to bring snacks, drinks, towels, and plenty of sunscreen. The captain will provide the snorkeling equipment or you can bring your own.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Scalloping (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jul - 24 Sep
    $85
    per person
    4 persons minimum
    This trip will be fun for kids over the age 5 to swim around and pick up scallops in the crystal clear waters of the bay that are up to 4' deep. You will need a cooler to put the Scallops in after we get back to your vehicle. Bring your own food and drinks, and the captain will have a cooler and ice on the boat.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Scalloping (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jul - 24 Sep
    $85
    per person
    4 persons minimum
    Take your kids out on a scalloping hunt and spend 5 hours catching your dinner. Bring snacks, towels, and sunscreen, and let your guide take care of everything else. You can bring your own snorkeling gear if you have it, otherwise, it will wait for you on board.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Cobia
Grouper (Gag)
Jack Crevalle

Redfish
Scallop
Seabass (Black)
Snook

Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout
Tripletail

Boat Specs

Carolina Skiff (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore 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
Flounder Gigging

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Crystal River to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
American Express

About the Captain

Leon Hampton
Crystal River, Florida, United States
Member since September 2015
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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%

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Rating Summary
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4.74
out of 5 stars from 18 reviews
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
83%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Darrel R.
Dunnellon, FL
 5.00
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Relaxing and fun afternoon

VERIFIED   March 31, 2019
Capt. Leon was friendly and resourceful, taking my son and I out into the gulf for the afternoon. We targeted mackerel and...
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Veronica W.
United States
 5.00
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Half A-day trip with Captain Leon Hampton

VERIFIED   October 27, 2018
My family and me had a fantastic time Out on the boat with Captain Leon Hampton.  He is wonderful with children, very...
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Sam M.
Asbury, NJ
 5.00
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Half day trip with Capt. Leo

VERIFIED   August 1, 2018
We had so much fun on our fishing trip! Our captain was knowledgeable, extremely friendly, attentive to all our needs he was...
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Joshua E.
Jacksonville, Florida
 5.00
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J.E. full day trip with captain leon

VERIFIED   April 7, 2019
Me my father and all of my brothers were extremely happy and satisfied with the trip and capt leon is the man couldn’t...
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Richard H.
Anthony, FL
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Half day trip with Captain Leon

VERIFIED   May 7, 2019
Fantastic day on the water with Captain Leon Hampton. Limit of trout, over slot redfish and he arranged for perfect weather....
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