Black Pearl Charters

When you climb aboard the ‘Black Pearl’, chances are you’ll be thinking of its fictional namesake – and the pirate’s chest of gold hidden below deck. Captain John Romanik can’t wait to bring you onboard Black Pearl Charters and introduce you to the real buried treasure of Crystal River, Florida – the huge variety of species that live beneath these bountiful waters!

Capt. John is a Floridian native through and through. The waters of Crystal River have always been his home. What better way to experience this beautiful fishery than through the eyes of a true local? New and seasoned anglers are welcome on board, as well as children. Capt. John’s son has been fishing with him since he was 9 months old, so he’s an expert at helping little ones reel in their dream catch! Life jackets are provided to ensure their safety.

You’ll be cruising the mangroves, salt rivers, and bays of the Ozello Keys on a 24’ Hydrosports bay boat. She can comfortably accommodate up to 4 anglers, and you’ll all be able to fish at the same time – no matter whether you want to spin, jig, pop, scallop-hunt, or spearfish! Equipped with all of the latest safety and navigational gear, you can guarantee that you’ll be navigating inshore and offshore waters in comfort and safety. 

Capt. John says it best himself: his charter is all about “catching fish, enjoying nature, smiling, and laughing”. Your happiness is what matters most to him – so whether you want to reel in Tarpon, Goliath Grouper, Snook, Mangrove Snapper, and more, or take the kids on a diving adventure for tasty Scallops, your captain will do everything he can to provide you with a first-class experience.

You trip includes top-of-the-line rods and reels, and tasty live bait to tempt your dream catch. If you want to spearfish, make sure you bring your own gear. Want to haul in an enviable stash of Scallops? Snorkeling gear is provided, so all that’s left is to come aboard Black Pearl Charters for the treasure hunt of a lifetime!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Get ready to experience a full day of first-class Floridian fishing! You'll be cruising inshore and heading up to 9 miles offshore to target Redfish, Snook, Spotted Seatrout, and the impressive Goliath Grouper. It takes only 30 minutes for your captain to get you to the hottest fishing spots offshore, so you'll have plenty of time to reel in your dream catch. You'll be provided with top-quality equipment and a fishing license. What are you waiting for?
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    What could be better than spending a day cruising the twists and turns of Ozello Keys' rivers and mangroves? You'll be able to troll, jig, pop, and more to your heart's content! Get ready to reel in Mangrove Snapper, Cobia, Tarpon, Redfish, Snook, Spotted Seatrout, and plenty more. Want to try your hand at spearfishing? Bring along your equipment and you're good to go. Your fishing license is included, so all you need to do is show up and get ready for a day of Floridian fishing at its finest!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Scalloping
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 18
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    What could be better than spending a full day searching for these tasty little gems? Bring the family along, and get ready to dive 3 to 7ft of water as you hunt for Scallops -- or as your captain likes to call them, "little nuggets of white gold". Keep your eyes peeled, as you might also see Starfish, Conches, and more. Your captain will provide all the necessary diving equipment, as well as your fishing license. Get ready for a family adventure that the kids won't forget in a hurry!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $350
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Get ready to cruise your way through the salt rivers and mangroves of the Ozello Keys! On this morning inshore trip, you'll be targeting Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Mangrove Snapper, and even more Florida favorites. Your captain will provide all necessary fishing equipment and your fishing license. All you need to do is turn up with an appetite for some truly fantastic Floridian fishing!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $350
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Perfect for new and experienced anglers alike -- especially those who like a lie-in! This afternoon trip will see travelling through the winding rivers and mangroves of the Ozello Keys to target Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, and more. Want to do a spot of spearfishing? Bring along your gear, and your captain will be more than happy to assist you. Fishing license included!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Scalloping (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 18
    $300
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    If you're looking for a fun trip that the kids will remember for a long time, then it doesn't get much better than a spot of morning scalloping. You'll be diving in 3 to 7ft of water as you search for these little gems. Your captain will provide all necessary diving equipment, and will even show you how to clean your Scallops, so get ready to haul in some tasty treasure!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Scalloping (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 18
    $300
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    Want to have a lie-in before diving up to 7ft into the bountiful waters of Crystal River? Then this is the perfect trip for you. Get ready to haul in lots of tasty Scallops -- maybe you'll even spot some Starfish or Sea Sponges, too! This trip is a great option for young, budding fishermen who are just discovering their sea legs, so bring the family along! Your captain will provide all the necessary diving equipment, as well as your fishing license.

About the Charter Operator

Black Pearl Charters
Crystal River, Florida, Estados Unidos
ID & License verified
Response time within an hour
Member since Julio 2018
Grew up in the Crystal River area with my own boat at the age of 13. I have always felt at home on the water and decided years ago to make it my everyday job. I spend most of my time on inshore and nearshore trips.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)

Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Hydrosports (Bay boat) originally built in 2003. Powered by a 250HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

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

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Spearfishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Visa
Mastercard

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