Make the most of your time in Crystal River and go fishing with Saltwater Cowboy. Having logged many hours on these tides, Captain Mark can tell you all about them.

Scallop season is around the corner, and Captain Mark is ready to take you on a fun-filled Scalloping adventure! On these trips, you’ll be in 4-6 feet of crystal clear water snorkeling for Scallops. Equipment will be available, but please feel free to bring your own if you want.

Saltwater Cowboy welcomes kids aboard, so the whole family can come and unplug for the day! Don’t forget to bring snacks, drinks, sunblock (non-spray), and sunglasses. There will be a cooler with ice on the boat, but have your own cooler ready to take your Scallops. Alcohol is allowed in moderation, but you should avoid hard liquor as well as glass bottles.

Your boat will be a 24’ Proline with space for 6 passengers. Capt. Mark has all the necessary equipment available for you. Your fishing license for the day is covered by the charter boat, just show up ready for some Scalloping!

Now’s the time to book your Scalloping trip with Saltwater Cowboy!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Scallop (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 24
    US $400
    We will leave the dock at 8:00 a.m. and be back at approximately noon. We will be in 4-6 feet of water snorkeling for Scallops in crystal clear water. Equipment will be available, but please feel free to bring your own if you want. Bring your own drinks and snacks. There will be a cooler with ice on the boat. Bring a cooler with ice to take your Scallops home. This trip is seasonal.
    Targeted fish
    Scallop
    Scallop
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Scallop (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 24
    US $400
    We will leave the dock at 1:00 p.m. and be back at approximately 5:00 p.m. We will be in 4-6 feet of water snorkeling for Scallops in crystal clear water. Equipment will be available, but please feel free to bring your own if you want. Bring your own drinks and snacks. There will be a cooler with ice on the boat. Bring a cooler with ice to take your scallops home. This trip is seasonal.
    Targeted fish
    Scallop
    Scallop
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Scallop
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 24
    US $600
    We will be in 4-6 feet of water snorkeling for Scallops in crystal clear water. Equipment will be available, but please feel free to bring your own. Bring your own drinks and snacks. There will be a cooler with ice on the boat. Bring a cooler with ice to take your Scallops home. This trip is seasonal.
    Targeted fish
    Scallop
    Scallop

FAQs about Saltwater Cowboy

Saltwater Cowboy offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $400 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Scallop (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $400 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Scallop (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip – Scallop (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Saltwater Cowboy, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Saltwater Cowboy include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Saltwater Cowboy offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Saltwater Cowboy offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Bowfishing
  • Flounder Gigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Saltwater Cowboy include:
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Grunt
  • Hogfish
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Ladyfish
  • Redfish
  • Scallop
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Speckled Trout
  • Spotted Seatrout

Meet the Captain

Mark Strickland
Crystal River, Florida, United States
5 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2023
I grew up just a town away from Crystal River, and my family bought a house on the water when I was 14 years old. That’s when I got my first boat, and I’ve been fishing ever since. My goal is always to ensure a fun and safe time on the water for my guests. No matter your experience level, all are welcome!

About this listing

Targeted species

Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper
Grunt Grunt
Hogfish Hogfish

Boat specs

Proline (Bay boat) originally built in 2008, and restored in 2022. Powered by a 250HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Bowfishing
Flounder Gigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Crystal River to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
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
Checks

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