Crystal River Near And Inshore

Starting at $450 total | 5 - 8 Hours | Flats, Inshore, Nearshore, River | 1 - 6 People | Trip #2959

About Your Trip

Head out with Captain Kevin for an awesome inshore fishing experience in the rich waters of Florida's Nature Coast! This area has a huge variety of different fish species, from classics like Redfish, Black Drum, Snook, Flounder and Trout, to gamefish such as Tarpon, Cobia and Sharks. You name it, Captain Kevin will help you hook it!

To catch these fish, you will be mostly fishing the inshore bays and flats of Crystal River to ... Read More

About Your Guide

Certified Damn Good Guide
Independent Guide
8 Years of Experience
US Veteran Veteran
Beginner Oriented
Profile photo of Captain Experiences guide Kevin
Captain Kevin is an extremely experienced angler and a top guide on Florida's Nature Coast. In 2015, he retired after 24 years of active duty in the Coast Guard and returned to his roots in Citrus County, FL, where he's been fishing since 1982.
He's an environmentally conscious guide who strives to respect the resource while taking his clients fishing. He's also very safe, with decades of experience as a Coast Guard paramedic in addition to a degree in Safety and Occupational health.
Finally, in ... Read More

Rapid Fire Guide Q & A

What’s the biggest fish you’ve caught?
Tiger Shark. 10 feet long
If you were cooking for all your friends what would you cook?
Grouper Nuggets and hush puppies
Whats your favorite band?
Beastie Boys
Whats your favorite sports team?
Florida Gators
Whats your drink of choice?
Captain and ginger ale
How did you get started guiding?
I fished a lot at various parts of the world and all the people I was with said that you could do this as a profession. So I did.
What makes you different from other guides?
I grew up here and and care about this ecosystem. Thus, I am very invested in it.
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Start Location

Pete's Pier Marina, Southwest 1st Place, Crystal River, FL, United States (this guide can be flexible with their start location) | Bodies of water fished: Gulf Of Mexico, Crystal Bay, Crystal River

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Bay Boat
Boat Manufacturer
Year Built
Boat Length
Engine Manufacturer
Mercury Verado
Total Horsepower
Number of Engines
Additional Amenities
GPS, Fishfinder, Snorkeling Equipment, Live Bait Well, Multimedia System, Wireless Trolling Motor

Amenities and Information

Water Type

Inshore, Nearshore, River, Flats

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.


You can play your own bluetooth music.

Live Bait

Yes, Included


This trip has multiple pickup locations.


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, Flounder, Gag Grouper, Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Sheepshead, Snook, Speckled Trout, Tarpon, Tripletail


Artificial Lure Fishing, Bottom Fishing, Cut Bait Fishing, Drift Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing, Sight Casting, Trolling

Packing / Extras

Everything you'll need for your trip
Hat, sunglasses, non spray sunscreen, water, Fishing License, Snorkeling Equipment, 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 boarding pass, and on the day of the trip, your guide will scan your boarding pass 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 3 days before the trip.

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Pricing & Availability

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Verified Review Fishing

November 21

My two sons and I fished with Capt. Kevin today and had a blast. Kevin worked hard to put us in fish. The day was a complete success. Caught everything from redfish to an 80lb shark with a few gag groupers a grunts in between. Don’t hesitate to fish with ...Read More


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July 26

We did catch fish. Kevin had to try several different spots. He was knowledgeable and helpful but seemed to have a quick temper with beginner fishermen


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July 4

Thanks so much Kevin! He worked overtime to make sure we had an epic day! Crystal River is a beautiful, amazing place and Kevin is a wonderful guide.


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June 25

5 star captain. Worked hard to get us on the bite. Super knowledgeable about the area and all of the wildlife. Great personality. Will book again in future. Family had a blast.


Verified Review Fishing

December 19

The trip was perfect. Despite cold weather, Captain Kevin did everything to make sure the boys were catching fish, and they all did. He shared his knowledge about the local waterways and animals/fish, and the kids learned a lot. He was great with the kids! He was very patient and ...Read More

Ericka D.

March 11

Great day on the water captain Kevin took us to all his secret spots and did not disappoint! We saw manatee and fished the mangroves with success. He was able to keep up with our family banter and made it a wonderful day to remember! Thank you!!!

Samantha W.

April 8

Excellent trip. We stayed on fish all dayand Caught a variety of species. Captn was accomadating and entertained our wide opened and curious 5 yr old. Very knowledgeable of local wildlife, both marine and land. If we get back to this area we will def, charter again.

Cindy O.

September 22

Thank you captain Kevin. We had a great day. Your knowledge, expertise and love of fishing made today an unforgettable experience for all of us. In 8 short hours you became a role model for our “fish monster.” Can’t wait to see you next year. ...Read More

Stan Q.

March 11

What a great day. Caption Kevin was great put us on some fish and also was informative of the area. It would be a mistake not to book with this Charter is you are looking to have some fun !!!

Warren C.

April 30

we hit it off with Capt. Kevin right from the start he is very knowledgeable about the waters around crystal river we caught numerous species of fish from mangrove snapper to trout redfish and even a shark Capt. Kevin is hard working to make the trip enjoyable and productive it ...Read More

Alex C.

February 23

We drove down all the way from Maine to stay in inverness Florida, it was an awesome experience! Got off to a bit of a slow start due to the the recent changes in temperature but later on in the day we got on some nice fish! Kevin was great ...Read More

Lorraine H.

December 28

Captain Kevin provided all of us; 4 adults and 2 children (8 & 13 year olds) with an amazing fun filled time!! His knowledge of various fishing spots supplied the opportunity for us to catch different types of delicious fish. Captain Kevin explained everything clearly, provided a safe ...Read More

Chip M.

December 27

We had a great experience with Captain Kevin. It was our first time out on the Gulf and we had never saltwater fished before. While my son and I are into fishing my wife and two daughters are not, but they had a great time. Captain Kevin was great at ...Read More

Christopher J.

November 22

We took this trip with six people, three generations ranging from 9 to 65 years old. Capt. Kevin kept all of us engaged, managed poles, and kept us on fish for our entire trip! The boat was comfortable for everyone, everything we needed for fishing an entire day was provided. ...Read More

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