Tour & Contact Info

Fort Matanzas

Tour and Contact Info

With our focus on small groups, we make each tour or charter count for you, our passengers. Our comfortable 24-foot Carolina Skiff is perfect for near-shore boating, giving you the opportunity to see the sights as up-close as possible.

Tours do require reservations. To schedule your time with us, call Captain Russ at 352-212-6142. We require a credit card number to secure the reservation and always prefer cash the day of the tour.

We launch from Frank Butler park, a convenient location just off A1A near Crescent Beach.

Day Tripper Tour

Matanzas Brown Pelicans

Dolphin spotting, bird watching, blue sky gazing – you can do it all on our signature Day Tripper Tour. On this 1.5 hour charter, we’ll travel from our launch site south to the Matanzas Inlet, one of the few natural inlets on this stretch of the Intracoastal. Because our vessel can navigate shallow waters, we can approach the shoreline to view the tidal marsh and creeks that give the Matanzas its unique beauty.

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Regular Tour Times: 10:00 a.m, 1:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $200 (up to 4 people), $250 (5 people), $300 (6 people)
  • Number of Passengers: Up to 6 passengers
  • To Book:  Call 352-212-6142

Custom Tour


Native Sun Tours has provided custom tours for over 15 years. Great for a variety of trips, including:

  • family outings, including family fishing
  • beachcombing
  • team-building
  • photography sessions
  • oyster gathering, and more

You can organize your time on the water to suit the needs of your small group. Whether you want to learn tips for your own fishing trips or just get an understanding of the local waterways, Captain Russ can help on your private excursion.

  • Duration, date and time, and cost vary depending on charter needs.
  • Number of Passengers: Up to 6 passengers
  • To Book:  Call 352-212-6142