Crystal River Rod-Bender

Starting at $400 | 6 - 8 Hours | Inshore, Nearshore | 4 People | Trip #2955

About Your Trip

If you've ever wanted to enjoy amazing fish-fighting action off one of America's premier waterfronts, this might be the trip for you. Captain Mark is a pro and loves to show clients all that the Crystal River area has to offer, from story-worthy gamefish like Redfish and Spotted Trout to delicious eating fish such as Snapper and Grouper.

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About Your Boat

Boat Type
Bay Boat
Boat Manufacturer
Year Built
Boat Length
Engine Manufacturer
Total Horsepower
Number of Engines
Additional Amenities
GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well, Ice Box

About Your Guide

Certified Damn Good Guide

Captain Mark is an expert angler and a top guide to the waters around Crystal River, FL. He specializes in fishing flats, estuaries, and other inshore environments where the trophies like to lurk, and loves putting his clients on the fish! Whether you're a seasoned fisherman or looking to try something new, a trip with Captain Mark is sure to be a blast for everyone.

Start Location

11321 Amerindian Ct W, Crystal River, FL 34429, United States

Amenities and Information

Water Type

Inshore, Nearshore

Skill Levels

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate


All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.


Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Live Bait

Yes, Included


You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.


Cobia, Gag Grouper, Goliath Grouper, Redfish, Speckled Trout, Tripletail


Bottom Fishing, Heavy Tackle Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing, Trolling

Packing / Extras

Everything you'll need for your trip
Fishing License, Snorkeling Equipment, Ice Box, Rods, reels & tackle included.
Where to Buy a Fishing License
No license needed for this trip.

Things to Keep in Mind

Payment & Tipping
We use a cashless autopay system. We'll send you a QR code that acts like a boarding pass, and on the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is to tip your guide (we recommend 20%).
Cancellation/Refund Policy
Cancel for free up to 7 days before the trip.

Pricing & Availability

To check pricing, please select a trip date, duration, group size and start time.

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Cancel for free up to 7 days before the trip.
You're in good hands

Our 4.9/5 average review score speaks for itself and we've got you covered with our 100% Weather Guarantee.


James P.


Did a half day trip. Capt. Mark was great at putting us on fish. He also communicated with other captains to know where there are fish. 1st rate. Thank you Mark!

Hans M.


Knows where the fish are!!

John I.


Good day with captain Mark. Me and my wife both fish and would go again. Very friendly guy and knows his stuff. My advice is listen to him and you with have a great day fish. Thanks Mark, see you in October 2022.

Paula M.


We had an absolutely great time with Mark!!! He was knowledgeable and FUNNY! So he thinks! Lol He made me think my puppet fish was going to attack me!!! Anyway, we went to far out we couldn’t see land! We felt completely at ease and safe! We actually caught 8 ...Read More

Brian C.


Great Day! Captain Mark is experience and fun to fish with. Did some education on the waters bait and poles. Caught Spanish Mackeral, Speckled and Silver Trout, Pompano, Cobia, Lizard fish,Pin fish. After the catch, Mark did an amazing job dressing and filleting. Gave us recipes and ideas ...Read More

Warren W.


Despite windy, rough, colder weather and very low tide Captain put us on a variety of good fish. Several good trout, lots of good fighting fish in Crystal River and missed a huge snook but it was exciting! We had not fished this area before and Captain was patient and ...Read More

Robert M.


The 3 of us guys thoroughly enjoyed the great fishing and friendly,knowledgeable guidance of Capt. Mark….look forward to returning in the fall for more adventures.

First Time Booking with Us?

Captain Experiences is the home of over 1000 Damn Good fishing and hunting guides. Our mission is to unlock the outdoors for everyone, and we want to help you get out there through our no-hassle online booking experience and our team of outdoors experts.
We vet our guides to make sure they are the best of the best. We want guides who not only put you on 'em, but show you a great time, keep you safe, and give you a memorable experience with your group.
Once you've paid your deposit at checkout, we'll send you a QR code (like a mobile boarding pass). Just show your guide your QR code on the day of the trip, they'll scan it, the remaining balance will transfer automatically, and you'll be all set to get out there. Just make sure you bring a cash tip for the guide!
In the case of inclement weather, our guides will make the call and we'll work with you to reschedule your trip or issue a full refund. Your safety is our top concern.
Once you book the trip, we will connect you directly with the guide to go over any additional details. In the meantime, our location specialists are always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!