Crystal River

(Crystal River, FL)

Welcome to the Freedom Boat Club of Tampa Bay! 

We have 18 locations at some of the best boating and fishing spots around Tampa Bay and up the Nature Coast. Add that to our fleet of 286 boats and you have your passport to a lifetime of memories through hassle-free boating. We won FBC Franchise of the Year in 2016 and we are excited to show you why! Our 18 locations are unique in many ways. Explore them by clicking on the links below. Call 1-855-FREEDOM when you are ready to connect with one of our Membership Executives. For more information click HERE.

Tarpon Springs Lake Tarpon Hernando Beach Lake Harris Crystal River
Tampa I Tampa II Clearwater I Clearwater II Harbour Island
John's Pass St. Petersburg Tierra Verde Ruskin Homosassa Springs
Treasure Island Port Hudson Dunedin Skyway - St. Pete  


Crystal River

Our newest location is up north in Crystal River. We're located at The Plantation which is a beautiful resort with lots of ammenities. It's a perfect spot for a "Stay-cation" for you and your family. The fishing is fabulous - one of the only places where you can fish for grouper in shallow waters. It's famous for its scalloping and, in the winter months, its manatees. The manatees head back to the Three Sisters Springs where they huddle and wait for the warmer weather.

The Morning Blend and their film crew came for a visit recently and here's what happened:

There is lots to do at The Plantation. They have a beautiful golf course, volleyball, a pool with tiki bar; they even have a manicured croquet lawn, ourdoor chess set and shuffleboard for their residents. Our office is in Room 101. It's a perfect place to get-a-way for a few days, enjoy their ammenities, use our boats and recharge your batteries.

Ruskin Docks

Just a short boat ride away is the Three Sisters Spring where the manatees come each year during the winter months to stay warm. They huddle together. You can swim with them (permit required), kayak or float near them on one of our boats. The water is so clear - you'll enjoy every minute.

There's great fishing in Ruskin!

Crystal River is world famous for its scalloping. People come from miles around to harvest scallops. Join the fun and enjoy the harvest. Be sure to read up of the rules and regulations but just a short boat ride from our docks is some of Florida's premier scallop beds.

Little Harbor Resort

Where else can you catch keeper Gag Groupers? The photo below was caught in 8' of water right by Crystal River. In addition, you'll find Redfish, Snook, Sea Trout, Mangrove Snappers and more. It's a fishing paradise you'll want to check out!

Call Freedom Boat Club of Tampa Bay todday to schedule your complimentary tour of the boat club at Crystal River or any of our other 16 locations around Tampa Bay. Choose from Family-style Deck Boats, Pontoons or any of our many different style fishing and offshore Center Consoles. We make boating simple, affordable and hassle-free! Call 1-855-FREEDOM today!


Brooke Cunningham II
Membership Executive

(352) 436-9099

9301 W. Fort Island Trail
Crystal River, FL 34429

Members' Dock Phone
(352) 436-9045


Plantation Marina

9301 W. Fort Island Trail
Crystal River, FL 34429


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