The Crystal Dawn is a bottom fishing head boat that carries enough people to keep the cost reasonable. The boat is large enough for plenty of elbowroom. She offers half-day trips Monday through Saturday as well as evening cruises. This is a great trip for beginners and families. The captain takes you to the inlet and through the sound to fish for croaker, flounder, pigfish, trout, sea mullet and spot. All bait and tackle is provided. All you need to bring is food and drink. Tickets are sold in advance. The boat departs at 7 a.m. or noon with each trip lasting five hours.

Ask about their special purple martin cruise, a four-hour guided sunset tour of the purple martin roost to where thousands of birds migrate in preparation for their return to Brazil. This is a July and August tour only.