Frequently Asked Questions
Your Questions, Answered
Do you only offer fishing charters and scalloping charters in the Citrus County area?
Although Fish Hunter Tours primarily offers fishing charters and scalloping charters within Citrus County, Captain Bryan is happy to meet you at other locations. Rainbow River snorkeling trips (Dunnellon) and all Levy County locations (Inglis and Yankeetown) are well within our operating area.
Am I able to do a scalloping charter and a half day fishing charter on the same day?
Yes! During Cirtus County scalloping season we offer a special charter that includes half a day of fishing and half a day of scalloping. This way you can get the best of both worlds! Contact us today if you are interested in this option!
Do you only offer half or full day fishing charters?
Although we suggest half day (4 hour) or full day (8 hour) fishing charters, we understand that everyone's needs and preferences are different. If you are interested in a custom fishing charter, contact us today with what you have in mind and we'll take care of you!
Do I need to know how to swim to go on a fishing or scalloping charter?
The ability to swim is not a requirement for any of our fishing or scalloping charters and lifejackets are always provided (under Coast Guard and FWC regulations) to any passenger(s) who would like to wear them throughout the charter. Both our fishing charter vessels and scalloping charter vessels will meet or exceed all safety regulations as mandated by the U.S. Coast Guard.
What is provided on the fishing charter?
All of our fishing charters include: licensing for all anglers, bait, tackle, fuel, and fish cleaning. You will also discover that Captain Bryan enjoys educating his clients to the history and diversity of our unique ecosystem. A passionate environmentalist, Captain Bryan believes strongly in conservation through education.
Can I bring food or alcohol on the fishing charter or scalloping charter?
Absolutely! Please bring whatever you would like to eat for lunch and your favorite beverages. Please relax, enjoy, and drink responsibly.
What is the maximum number of people allowed on a charter?
For fishing charters, there is a 3-angler limit. For scalloping charters or scenic boat tours, there is a 4-passenger limit. If you are unsure about the compatibility of your party's size, please contact Fish Hunter Tours.
Is there a minimum age for kids?
Start 'em young! Whether you’re booking a Homosassa fishing charter or Crystal River scalloping charter, we welcome you to bring the kids for a family-friendly adventure! Having served as a Citrus County Educator for 17 years, Captain Bryan enjoys teaching young anglers saltwater fishing techniques, tips, and safety. Please feel free to contact Captain Bryan with any questions specific to your child.
Do you offer customized charters?
Don’t see a fishing charter or scalloping charter that fits your needs? All of our charters are fully customizable! In order for you to enjoy our beautiful waters in Citrus County, we will tailor your charter to accommodate any need or preference. Just contact Fish Hunter Tours with what you have in mind, and he will make suggestions based on your needs and his experience! Fishing, scalloping, manatee and dolphin watching, sunset cruises, snorkeling the springs, Rainbow River trips, or any combination of the above!
Is snorkel gear provided for scalloping charters?
Snorkeling gear is provided for all of our scalloping charters or snorkeling charters but please feel free to bring your own snorkeling gear, should you prefer. For our snorkeling and scalloping charters, we recommend fins, a mask, snorkel, and mesh bag.
What are some common fish we will catch on a fishing charter?
Citrus County offers a variety of species including spotted seatrout, redfish, snook, mangrove snapper, sheepshead, cobia, tarpon, and grouper.
Do you clean the fish we catch during our fishing charter?
Yes, Captain Bryan will be happy to clean your catch and show you how it's done!
What kind of animals might we see on a scenic tour?
On a scenic tour, it is very common to spot a dolphin, beautiful Florida birds, sea turtles, and of course, manatees! Certain species are more abundant at different times of the year, so keep your eyes open!