If it’s inshore and nearshore fishing you’re after, look no further than “Live Action Fishing Charters”! Captain Justin Rolph, a Crystal River native, has been running this operation since 2015. This laid-back captain does his best to help you land a great fish while making long-lasting memories.

Your vessel for the day is 22’ Nautic Star center console. She can accommodate up to 4 anglers on fishing charters, and 6 on scalloping trips. This smooth-riding boat is powered by a 150 HP Yamaha engine and GPS and Fish Finder technology help keep you on the fish. There is also an icebox onboard to keep your drinks and snacks cool throughout the trip.

Whether you want to fish the flats, sight casting, or head into slightly deeper waters, Capt. Justin has the gear you need to hook your target fish.
From Redfish and Snook to Gag Grouper, Tripletail and Sheepshead, it’ll be a rod-bending day! If you’d rather spend your time searching for scallops in the summertime, Captain Justin provides snorkeling gear.

All the fishing and scalloping equipment you need is already on board. At the end of the trip, Capt. Justin is also happy to clean and fillet your catch. Help yourself to the bottled water in the ice box or stock it up with your own drinks and snacks before setting out.

Capt. Justin and the crew look forward to seeing you aboard Live Action Fishing Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (4 PAX)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    Nothing beats a full 8-hours on the water! You'll be able to diversify your fish hit list and explore multiple spots from the best bite. Hook Redfish, Sheepshead, Tripletail, and Grouper to stock the cooler and have some rod-bending fun! Capt. Justin provides all your gear and bait so all you need to bring are any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (4 PAX)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    Go after the hottest bite on this 4-hour fishing adventure! Capt. Justin takes you after whatever is in season from Redfish to Tripletail and Grouper. Is there's a specific fish you're after let him know and he'll do his best to get you on it. He'll also bring along all the gear you need for a productive day and provide bait too. Bring along your drinks and snacks and set off!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) – Scalloping
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 24
    $150
    If you're in Crystal River, you don't want to miss out on Scalloping! The shallow waters provide great opportunities to dive for these delicious shellfish and take home tasty table fare. Capt. Justin provides snorkeling equipment and nets so all you need to do is bring along any snacks and drinks you'd like to have.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) – Scalloping
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 24
    $150
    One of the best things to do in Crystal River is Scalloping! Explore the shallow waters and dive in to catch some delicious shellfish. This is a great activity to do with the whole family, not to mention the fact that you'll take home some great table fare! Snorkeling equipment and nets are provided, just bring along any drinks or snacks you'd like to enjoy.
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About the Captain

Justin Rolph
Crystal River, Florida, United States
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202 Customer Reviews
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Member since July 2016
When I was younger, fishing wasn't part of my lifestyle in the way that it is now. Now, there's nothing I want more than to be on the water with a rod and reel. Through the years I've learned many new things and I've really enjoyed showing others the small things that can take their angling to the next level. I'm lucky enough to say that I truly do something that I love!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Redfish Redfish
Scallop Scallop
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snook Snook

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Nautic Star (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 51 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

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:
Cash
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
95%
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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   NEW  September 5, 2021
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Derek W.
Stuart, FL
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Full day fishing and a scalloping trip with Capt Justin!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) – Scalloping on September 5, 2021
Captain Justin was awesome! We all had a great couple of days fishing and scalloping. We caught some Jack, Reds, and Mangrove...
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TEMPLE TERR, FL
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Awesome Scalloping with Captain Justin

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Scalloping on July 20, 2021
My family has always wanted to try scalloping near the Crystal River area. We did not want to trailer our boat across the state...
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Salem, NJ
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (4 PAX) on April 6, 2021
My wife and I wanted to catch our first Redfish and Justin didn’t let us down.  We started the day catching some nice sized...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip (4 PAX) on August 18, 2021
We (2 couples) had a great day on the water with Captain Justin.  Great fishing, great weather, and great company!  What...
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FAQs about Live Action Fishing Adventures

Live Action Fishing Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • $75 per person - Half Day Trip (AM) – Scalloping (4 hours)
  • $75 per person - Half Day Trip (PM) – Scalloping (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (4 PAX) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (4 PAX) (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Live Action Fishing Adventures, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Live Action Fishing Adventures include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Bottled water)
  • Fishing License

Live Action Fishing Adventures offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Live Action Fishing Adventures offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (2500-3000 reels 10lb braid)
  • Heavy Tackle (30- 80lb braid for bigger fish)
  • Bottom Fishing (Both light and heavy tackle used)
  • Trolling (Troll in 15-25 ft deep for Grouper and Cobia)
  • Spinning
  • Jigging (Trout, Redfish, Snook)
  • Popping (Trout)
  • Drift Fishing (Trout)

Top targeted fish species with Live Action Fishing Adventures include:
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Scallop
  • Sheepshead
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tripletail