Nature Coast Tour Information
Meet the Captain for your boating adventure:
Captain Dave will meet you at either the Fort Island boat ramp, located past the Fort Island Beach, or at the Fort Island Trail Park boat ramp where he will be waiting for you with his boat in the water at the dock.
What to bring along: Captain Dave supplies water on his boat. You will want to bring food and drinks for your trip and don't forget hats, sunscreen, and protective clothing.
Weather Policy: Captain Dave will make all calls on the weather. He has extensive local weather knowledge to make this determination.
Ready to experience the beauty of our waters and surrounding islands? Visit our nature tours booking page.
The Fort Island Trail Beach boat ramp GPS address is 16000 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429. The Fort Island Trail Park boat ramp GPS address is 12073 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429.
Maybe fishing is not your preference? Maybe you just want to "see the sights" by boat? If so, then you've come to the right place. Captain Dave, in addition to fishing charters, also offers educational and informative nature tours. Spend three hours building memories observing the beautiful Florida Nature Coast and its bevy of wildlife, and don't forget your camera to document your experience! Depending on the season of your trip, you will have the option of a morning tour or a early afternoon tour. Book today for your one chance to see and experience the pristine waters and beautiful inshore topography of the Gulf of Mexico on the unspoiled north-central west coast of Florida.
Captain David Jefford launches from Fort Island Trail Beach boat ramp - 9 miles from Crystal River, Florida - and docks directly into the Gulf of Mexico. Or he launches from Fort Island Trail Park boat ramp - 5.5 miles from Crystal River, Florida - and docks into the Crystal River and the nearby Salt River.