Native Fishing Charters

Crystal River has a fish with your name on it, so let Native Fishing Charter help you catch it! With Captain Bobby at the helm, you’ll have a knowledgeable and experienced guide with local knowledge that backs it up.

Around here it’s common to catch Snook, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, Mangrove Snapper, Gag Grouper, Pompano, Flounder, Cobia, Grunt, Hogfish, Bonnethead Shark, and more with any luck. You’ll target your catch by spinning, popping, trolling, drifting, jigging, bottom fishing, or maybe something more specialized in this area.

Any fish within the legal limit is yours to keep. Plus, you can have your catch cleaned. Talk about bang for your buck!

Your day begins aboard a 21’ Carolina Skiff with a capacity for 4 passengers. It has outriggers and everything else you need for a productive day on the water. Rods, reels, and tackle are provided, along with lures. Live bait is included, but you should ask the captain whether you’ll be catching it yourself.

Trips are run with the help of a First Mate, who’s there to help you fish and keep everyone safe on board. Tipping the Mate 10%–20% at the end of the day is customary to show your appreciation.

The charter boat covers your fishing license, so all you have to do is show up ready for a good time! Have in mind that you may release some fish due to regulations. Your captain will help you follow regulations while you fish.

Native Fishing Charter welcomes kids aboard, so bring ‘em aboard and get the kids hooked while they’re young! Be sure to ask if child-sized life vests are available, otherwise, you should bring your own. And, you can’t go wrong with snacks so that nobody gets grumpy on an empty stomach!

It’s recommended to bring sunscreen (non-spray), bottled water, and sunglasses. If you’d like to bring other drinks, just ask.

Give yourself something to look forward to and book a trip with Native Fishing Charter – 21’ Skiff!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Scalloping (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 24
    US $400
    On these trips, we'll be targeting scallops, and we'll also clean them for you!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Scalloping (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 24
    US $400
    On these trips, we'll be targeting scallops, and we'll also clean them for you!
  • Private trip
    Inshore Fishing(4 hour)AM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $495
    Come along with us for some incredible inshore fishing out of beautiful Crystal River Florida! We target specifically Trout, Redfish, Snapper, Snook, and similar species of fish. We do a mixture of live bait fishing mixed with some artificial jig fishing.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Snook
    Snook
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
    Pompano
    Pompano
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
  • Private trip
    Inshore Fishing(4 hour)PM
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US $495
    Come along with us for some incredible inshore fishing out of beautiful Crystal River Florida! We target specifically Trout, Redfish, Snapper, Snook, and similar species of fish. We do a mixture of live bait fishing mixed with some artificial jig fishing.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Snook
    Snook
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
    Pompano
    Pompano
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Scalloping
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 24
    US $500
    On these trips, we'll be targeting scallops, and we'll also clean them for you!
  • Private trip
    Inshore Fishing (5 hour)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $595
    Come along with us for some incredible inshore fishing out of beautiful Crystal River Florida! We target specifically Trout, Redfish, Snapper, Snook, and similar species of fish. We do a mixture of live bait fishing mixed with some artificial jig fishing.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
    Pompano
    Pompano
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
    Grunt
    Grunt
  • Private trip
    Fishing & Scalloping Combo
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 24
    US $649
    Come join us for an eventful trip only to be found on Floridas world famous Nature Coast! Come aboard and reel in your catch and then get wet while snorkeling in the shallows for some tasty sea scallops! This trip will be truly unforgettable!
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
    Pompano
    Pompano
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Scallop
    Scallop
    Grunt
    Grunt
  • Private trip
    Grouper Fishing- Half Day
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Nov 10
    US $649
    Come along with us for a day of fishing tye one and only Gag Grouper. This highly aggressive and incredible to eat species of fish is extremely fun to catch. We target specifically Grouper in this trip and we catch them usimg both artificial and live bait techniques.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Hogfish
    Hogfish
    Grunt
    Grunt
  • Private trip
    Inshore Fishing-(8 hour)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $649
    Come along with us for some incredible inshore fishing out of beautiful Crystal River Florida! We target specifically Trout, Redfish, Snapper, Snook, and similar species of fish. We do a mixture of live bait fishing mixed with some artificial jig fishing.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Pompano
    Pompano
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Hogfish
    Hogfish
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
    Grunt
    Grunt
  • Private trip
    Inshore and Offshore Combo
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $749
    Come aboard our 27’ offshore catamaran & join us for an ultimate day of fishing! We start the day off 9 miles offshore bottom dropping, then we move to the flats to jig for trout and then finish the day way up in the mangroves for redfish and snook!
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Hogfish
    Hogfish
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
    Grunt
    Grunt
  • Private trip
    Grouper Fishing- Full Day
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Nov 10
    US $795
    Come along with us for a day of fishing tye one and only Gag Grouper. This highly aggressive and incredible to eat species of fish is extremely fun to catch. We target specifically Grouper in this trip and we catch them usimg both artificial and live bait techniques.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Hogfish
    Hogfish
    Grunt
    Grunt
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FAQs about Native Fishing Charters

Native Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $400 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Scalloping (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $400 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Scalloping (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $495 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Inshore Fishing(4 hour)AM (4 hours)
  • US $495 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Inshore Fishing(4 hour)PM (4 hours)
  • US $500 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip – Scalloping (7 hours)
  • US $595 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Inshore Fishing (5 hour) (5 hours)
  • US $649 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - Fishing & Scalloping Combo (8 hours)
  • US $649 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Grouper Fishing- Half Day (5 hours)
  • US $649 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - Inshore Fishing-(8 hour) (8 hours)
  • US $749 per group, additional US $75 per person after 3 guests - Inshore and Offshore Combo (7 hours)
  • US $795 per group, additional US $75 per person after 3 guests - Grouper Fishing- Full Day (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Native Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System Radio
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Native Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Native Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Native Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Native Fishing Charters include:
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grunt
  • Hogfish
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Scallop
  • Shark (Bonnethead)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout

Meet the Captain

Bobby Horn
Crystal River, Florida, United States
ID & license verified
30 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since November 2022
Angler's Choice
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Third-generation Florida natives. We have been fishing in all types of estuaries since the age of 6. We are a husband and wife team and enjoy watching our guests catch fish while experiencing all the wildlife and beauty of Crystal River!

About this listing

Targeted species

Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grunt Grunt

Boat specs

Ameracat (Center console) originally built in 2012, and restored in 2023. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Radio
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% deposit 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
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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