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Rods Florida Charter Service

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Homosassa FL

Rod Johnson, Captain at Rods Florida Charter Service

Rods Florida Charter Service, helmed by the seasoned Captain Rod Johnson, offers an unparalleled fishing experience in the pristine waters of Florida. With over two decades of experience navigating these waters, Captain Rod has earned a stellar reputation for his expertise and passion for fishing. Whether you're an avid angler or a novice looking to reel in your first big catch, Rods Florida Charter Service promises an adventure you'll never forget.


Step aboard our 30-foot Adventure Craft catamaran, a vessel designed for both comfort and performance. Built in 1999, this catamaran has been meticulously maintained and equipped with a powerful 150HP Yamaha engine, allowing us to cruise at speeds of up to 20 knots. The stable, spacious design of the catamaran ensures a smooth ride, even on choppier waters, making it ideal for families and groups of up to six persons.


Our fishing charters are tailored to suit every angler's needs. Captain Rod offers a variety of trips, including inshore, offshore, and deep-sea fishing. Each trip is customized to target the most exciting species of the season, from snappers and groupers to kingfish and mahi-mahi. With Captain Rod's expert guidance, you'll not only have the chance to catch trophy fish but also learn about the best techniques and local fishing hotspots.


Safety and comfort are our top priorities at Rods Florida Charter Service. Our catamaran is fully equipped with the latest navigational and safety gear, ensuring a worry-free outing on the water. Captain Rod is certified and trained in first aid and CPR, providing an extra layer of assurance for our guests. We also offer all the necessary fishing gear, bait, and tackle, so you can focus on the thrill of the catch.


For those interested in a more immersive experience, Rods Florida Charter Service also offers specialized tours and packages. These can include sunset cruises, eco-tours, and even snorkeling adventures, allowing you to explore the vibrant underwater world of Florida. Each excursion is designed to provide a unique perspective on the natural beauty and rich biodiversity of the region.


Book your trip with Rods Florida Charter Service today and discover why Captain Rod Johnson is one of Florida's most trusted names in fishing charters. With our commitment to exceptional service, top-notch equipment, and an unforgettable experience on the water, we guarantee a fishing adventure that will leave you with lasting memories and a yearning to return.

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Rods Florida Charter Service Homosassa Florida Scalloping | Private - 6 Hour Seasonal Trip fishing Inshore

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Homosassa Florida Scalloping | Private - 6 Hour Seasonal Trip

Homosassa, FL

Fishing - Inshore

Join our Private 3/4 Day Trip – Scalloping Charter for a 6-hour adventure starting at 8:00 AM, available seasonally from July 1 to September 25. Departing from Homosassa, you'll fish aboard a comfortable houseboat equipped with seating and a restroom. Enjoy scalloping in the nearshore waters with all the necessary help and equipment provided by our experienced captain. Book now for an unforgettable scalloping experience!

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Homosassa Florida Scalloping | Private - 6 Hour Seasonal Trip

Homosassa, FL

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Rods Florida Charter Service Florida Dolphin Tours | Private - 2 Hour Dolphin Tour tours Excursion

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Florida Dolphin Tours | Private - 2 Hour Dolphin Tour

Homosassa, FL

Tour - Excursion

Experience the magic of our Private 2-Hour Dolphin Tours, perfect for up to 6 people. Starting at 8:00 AM with the last tour at 3:00 PM, we offer 2-3 tours daily with a half-hour break between trips. Witness dolphins in their natural habitat and create unforgettable memories. Book your adventure today and enjoy a close encounter with these magnificent creatures!

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Florida Dolphin Tours | Private - 2 Hour Dolphin Tour

Homosassa, FL

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Rods Florida Charter Service Best Manatee Tour in Florida | Private - 3 Hour Manatee Tour tours Adventure

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Best Manatee Tour in Florida | Private - 3 Hour Manatee Tour

Homosassa, FL

Tour - Adventure

Join us for an exciting 2-3 hour tour, complete with all necessary gear provided. Our first tour starts at 8:00 AM and runs until 11:00 AM, followed by a second tour from 12:00 noon to 3:00 PM. Enjoy a thrilling adventure on the water, exploring and experiencing the best of what our location has to offer. Book your spot today for an unforgettable experience!

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Homosassa, FL

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Rods Florida Charter Service Florida River Cruises  | Private - 2 Hour River Cruise cruises Cruise

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Florida River Cruises | Private - 2 Hour River Cruise

Homosassa, FL

Cruises Cruise

Enjoy our year-round River Cruises, offering 2-hour trips for up to 6 people in Citrus County's Homosassa and Crystal River. Explore the stunning Nature Coast, known for its crystal-clear waters and abundant wildlife. Whether you're looking to relax, spot manatees, or take in the beautiful scenery, our cruises provide an unforgettable experience. Book your adventure today and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Florida's Nature Coast!

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July 23, 2024

First-time scalloping for some and a second go for others! Captain Rod guided us to fantastic spots, providing all the gear we needed—more comfortable than what I have at home! As the weather turned against us later in the day, it was a relief to be inside the boat for the rainy ride back. Thanks to Captain Rod and Jake for an excellent day!

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July 23, 2024

He was highly attentive to our group's safety in the water, ensuring we were well-protected from boat traffic. Captain Rod was responsive to our needs and even moved us to different areas to enhance our experience. Overall, he was a top-notch captain, and we look forward to booking with Houseboat Charters again in the future!

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July 23, 2024

Highly recommended

July 23, 2024

We had an incredible scalloping trip with Captain Rod! He ensured our safety at all times and shared some great tips for finding scallops. We returned with a bountiful harvest thanks to his guidance! The boat provided excellent cover during a rain shower, keeping us comfortable throughout the trip. We're looking forward to another adventure with Captain Rod—he truly made our trip amazing! Thank you, Captain Rod!

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July 23, 2024

We had a fantastic time scalloping and managed to collect some scallops. One of the best features of the boat is its covered setup with couches on both sides. When a storm suddenly blew in, we moved inside and enjoyed an early lunch before quickly returning to scalloping once the rain subsided. Captain was great company to talk to and ensured we had a wonderful time overall.

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