Reel Time Outfitter

1 SW 1st Pl
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.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Fishing Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 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 Fishing Trip AM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 300
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 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 fishing trip PM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 300
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
  • Private trip
    Scallop Trips AM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jul - 24 Sep
    US$ 90
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    This trip will be fun for kids over the age 5 to swim around and pick up scallops in our bay that is crystal clear waters we will be in 2ft to 4ft of water. You will need to have a cooler with you to put the scallops in after we get back to your vehicle. Bring your own food and drinks I will have a cooler and Ice on the boat for you.
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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
6 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 Cancellation
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
10
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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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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.67
out of 5 stars from 10 reviews
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Half A-day trip with Captain Leon Hampton
Half A-day trip with Captain Leon Hampton
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Appropriate for children
80%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Veronica Welzel
United States
 5.00
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Half A-day trip with Captain Leon Hampton

VERIFIED   NEW  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 Moosa
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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Vernon Alt Jr
Gainesville, FL
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Another Great Day on the Water with Captain Leon!

VERIFIED   September 27, 2018
This is our second outing with Capt Leon and the first time on his flat bottom boat, outfitted with essential equipment, and...
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Tami Willbern-brown
Leesburg, FL
 5.00
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Wedding morning fishing trip

VERIFIED   April 7, 2018
I can’t say enough about Captain Leon and the great time we had fishing. He is so personable and professional. We booked...
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Michael Testerman
Independence, VA
 5.00
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Full day trip

VERIFIED   September 22, 2018
Had a great time fishing with Captain Leon ! boat and equipment was excellent.  Worked to make the trip a successful...
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Fishing Reports

Trout and tripletail bite is on fire

November 04, 2018

The trout bite is heating up right now we have been fishing in 3 to 6 feet of water for the trout using artificial and live bait. The Tripletail bite is hot right now we have been running the… Read Full Report →