Jimmy G. Charters

16050 Northeast 71st Street
Crystal River FL, United States

Jimmy G. Charters offers scalloping and charter fishing in Crystal River, Yankee Town, and Cedar Key, Florida. This family-friendly charter service specializes in providing fun-filled adventures on the water for anglers of all ages and ability levels.

Trips take place aboard a 22 ft Sea Pro center console boat that is powered by a 150 HP Mercury engine to get you to the best fishing and scalloping spots fast. The boat comes fully equipped with a GPS, fishfinder, and VHF radio, and can comfortably take up to six people on scalloping trips and four for fishing.

If you would like to go fishing with Jimmy G. Charters, the best time of year is from late February to June, or from September to December. You may fish with live bait or artificials, depending on your preference and the bite on the day. When conditions allow, Captain Jimmy may even take you offshore to target Grouper and Snapper on the reefs and wrecks.

Scalloping is usually the method of choice during the summer. The hot, sunny days and open scallop season mean snorkeling through the cooling waters hunting for the hidden treasure of scallops is more attractive than anything else. If you can’t choose whether you would rather hunt for scallops or fish for Trout and Redfish, Jimmy G. Charters offer a convenient combined fishing and scalloping trip that allows you to get the best of both worlds.

All equipment, tackle, and bait is provided, including licenses and snorkeling gear.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Scalloping & Fishing Combo (Max 4)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jul - 30 Sep
    US$ 600
    up to 6 persons
    Not sure whether to pick a fishing or a scalloping charter? Jimmy G Charters let you combine fishing with snorkeling for scallops on the ultimate Florida summer trip in the Crystal River area.
  • Private trip
    Gulf Fishing Trip (Max 4 People)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 480
    up to 6 persons
    Up to four anglers everything included. This is primarily a flats fishing trip for Trout and Redfish, although if conditions allow you may be able to fish the nearshore reefs and wrecks for Snapper and Grouper.
  • Private trip
    Scalloping Trip (Max 6 People)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jul - 30 Sep
    US$ 400
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 25
    each additional person
    A typical limit is two gals per person, or ten per vessel. The minimum trip is four persons, all equipment and license is provided. The minimum price for four is 400 and 450 for six, and the limit is the same because you get to keep the captains share also.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Seabass (Black)

Snapper (Red)
Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Sea Pro (Center console) originally built in 2005. Powered by a 150HP Mercury engine.

22 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing


Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch


Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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:

About the Captain

James Batts
Crystal River, Florida, United States
Member since March 2016
Captain Batts has a lifetime of experience fishing and scalloping on the Gulf Coast. He is an accomplished inshore fisherman who welcomes anglers of all ages and experience levels aboard his boat for unforgettable experiences on the water.
Response time: 9 hours
Response rate: 100%

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Half day with Jimmy
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Keith Watson
Orlando, Florida

Half day with Jimmy

VERIFIED   December 26, 2016
Knowledgeable. Friendly. Experienced. We did not catch the fish we were hoping but that was 100% due to the time of the year....
Keith Watson recommends Jimmy G. Charters
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