Capt. Duane Tibbetts

5300 South Cherokee Way
Homosassa FL, United States

Capt. Duane Tibbetts, a licensed captain of over 30 years, is available to take you fishing on the backwaters of Homosassa, Florida, and into the Gulf of Mexico. He loves to fish and to see his customer’s catch fish, and is full of knowledge and experience around these waters. He owns and operates a 24’ Carolina skiff, which can accommodate four people, and is powered by a 115HP Mercury engine and navigated by GPS, fishfinder and VHF radio.

Capt. Duane specializes in light tackle, and offers half and full day trips targeting all species of fish, such as Redfish, Trout, Pompano, Mackerel, and more. When in season, he can show you how to get Scallops. If it’s a Manatee you wish to see, he can also take you on a tour in search of these gorgeous creatures. Trips include all fishing gear, bait and lures, fishing licence, and Capt. Duane can clean and fillet your catch for you to take home at the end of the day.

Let Capt. Duane show you the beauty in this wonderful place called Homosassa, Florida. Happy fishing!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Fishing (Sept - June)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Sep - 30 Jun
    US$ 450
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    It's the same as the half day fishing trip, but you go 8 hours instead of 4 hours. More time for more fish!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Fishing (Sept - June)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Sep - 30 Jun
    US$ 350
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    You get 4 hours of fishing the backwaters and the Gulf of Mexico. Just bring your drinks and eats, and get in my boat.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Scalloping (June - Sept)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 30 Sep
    US$ 350
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Cool down by snorkeling in the crystal clear shallow water, looking for scallops. These trips are great for all ages and fun for anyone who can swim!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia
Redfish
Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout

Tarpon

Boat Specs

Carolina skiff (Flats boat) originally built in 2004. Powered by a 115HP Mercury engine.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Homosassa to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Checks

About the Captain

Duane Tibbetts
Homosassa, Florida, United States
Member since February 2016
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I have always been a fisherman. I love to fish anywhere, from freshwater to saltwater. When I got married 44 years ago, my wife’s dad was a fishing guide and suggested that I get my Captain's license - I did, and have not regretted it since. I love the outdoors.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

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Bill Callaway
Orange City, FL
 5.00
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VERIFIED   March 27, 2018
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Rockford, MI
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Zachary Moore
Orlando, Florida
 5.00
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Half day trip with Capt. Duane

VERIFIED   April 5, 2017

Had a great day out in the gulf fishing for spotted sea trout with capt. Duane! He’s very knowledgeable and helpful learning...

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Brian Bentley
Sorrento, Florida
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VERIFIED   January 14, 2017

Had a great time, we caught our limit on fish for the day, “Capt Duane Tibbetts” very knowledgeable of the area,...

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Dean Jones
United States
 5.00
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VERIFIED   July 11, 2016

Even in the hottest time of the year to fish I put an 18 inch and 25 inch red fish in the boat and had them for supper. ...

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