Dave Huston

Meet Captain Dave Huston

Get to Know Expert Captain, Dave Huston - Crystal River’s Top Fishing Charter Service Operator And His 21' Keywest Boat

Crystal River, Florida fishing and scalloping charter will never be the same if you haven't met and teamed up with Captain Dave Huston who is committed to providing you with the absolute best time possible. 

Owner and operator Captain Dave Huston has been fishing for decades now. He started young, went madly involved with the sport, and made use of every opportunity he has to improve his angling skills and discover more about fish and fishing techniques. As a child, he looks forward to fishing trips on family weekend getaways and it excites him the most to learn new things and gain more knowledge about them, especially with all the natural beauty and rich waters around him. From there, he learned how to operate and drive a boat, interpret water, and learn more about the effects of the weather and most importantly the fish patterns. As he grows into adulthood, he has shifted his interest to some other things too, hunting for example. But no matter how busy or occupied he was, he still finds enough time to fish.

Currently, he is a top Florida hunting guide, and Crystal River Fishing guide who also provides excellent scallop trips that gives a lot of people the opportunity to relax, enjoy and have fun. Being an experienced guide and outfitter for the Nature Coast and surrounding areas, he has the capability to bring you and your group to the best areas where you can also enjoy the bountiful nature. He loves nothing more than sharing the amazing beauty of Crystal River with his clients of all ages. Guests also consider him a great mentor to kids. He is more than happy to accommodate the young in his charters because he enjoys seeing their smiles and the happy expressions on their faces which he adds up to his own lifelong memory.

The countless days of fishing on the nature coast have gained him a wealth of knowledge and he considers it as the foundation of who he is today. Being in the hunting and fishing business for two decades has given him more than enough joy in life especially when he looks back and remembers that he has already guided a range of people, from professionals to novices. He always feels grateful that he has been a part of their memorable experience and proud that he has taken part in it by sharing his knowledge, expertise, and good service.

Captain Dave has perfect command of his boat’s electronics and navigational equipment. If you join him out for a run, he will let you ride in style in his 21-foot Key West boat that is powered by a 150 HP Mercury engine. It has a GPS, fish finder, and wireless trolling monitor that gives you an extra edge for stalking the fish and a live bait tank that you can surely fill after the trip. This boat will provide you with a safe and reliable ride as you chase after various Crystal River fish species. On top of everything, you can also add Captain Dave’s knowledge of the area so there’s no doubt that you will have your lines in the water in no time.

Captain Dave cannot wait to welcome you on board and start a great fishing adventure with you. Join him for a run and uncover the truth about why he is one of the best Crystal River fishing guides.

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Expertise & Attributes

12 Years of Experience

fishing Attributes

Saltwater Fishing
Live Bait
Deep Sea Fishing
Drift Fishing
Good with New Anglers
Good with Families
Good with Kids

hunting Attributes

First Time Hunters
Game&food Processing

Gear & Equipment

Available Fishing Gear

Live Bait

Good to Knows

Trip Inclusions:

Quality Fishing Equipment (Rods, Reels & Tackle)

Lures and Bait

Fishing License

Catch Cleaning & filleting

What to bring: 

Snacks and Drinks

Wear Weather-Appropriate Clothing

Sun Protection (Sunscreen, Polarized Sunglasses & Hats)


DEPOSIT: A deposit is required for all bookings and will be applied at checkout.


BALANCE: The remaining balance is due on the trip date as either Credit or Cash.


GUEST CANCELLATION: In the event that you must cancel your booking, you must do so 14 days prior to your trip date to receive a refund on your deposit. Rescheduling is encouraged and dependent on guide availability.


GUIDE CANCELLATION: In the rare event that your guide must cancel due to inclement weather, health, or equipment issues, you will have the option to reschedule your charter for a later date or receive a refund on your deposit.


TIPPING: Tips to your guide are greatly appreciated for your quality trip.



Boat Type: Motorboat (engine-powered)

Boat Guest Capacity: 10

Boat Length: 21

Manufacturer Name: Keywest

Model Year: 2000

Number of Engines: 1

Horsepower per Engine: 130

Maximum Cruising Speed: 30

Boat Registration: Not Given

Features: GPS, Fish Finder, Wireless Trolling Motor, Livewell / Live Bait Tank