Meet Janet of Leisure Time Travel, Inc.

Meet Janet at Leisure Time Travel, Inc.

Hello,my name is Janet. I look forward to working with you.

Hi Everyone! My name is Janet and together with Edward Johnston and our staff at Leisure Time Travel, Inc., we are your number one source for all your fly fishing adventure needs! I have been working for Leisure Time Travel, Inc. for more than a dozen years now. When you call Leisure Time Travel, there is a very good chance you will talk with me first. I do my best to make sure each and every one of our customers has all the correct information they need to make their fishing trip a success. Our customers are very important to us. Not only do we want to help you plan this fishing adventure, but we want you to become a repeat costumer! We take the stress out of your vacation. All you have to do is pack your bags and we will take care of the rest! We take each fishing adventure and customize it to fit each angler’s specific needs. With Edward Johnston’s vast knowledge for fly fishing and our great customer service skill, we make a great team!

Leisure Time Travel, Inc. is a full-service sporting travel agency with a special emphasis on the Caribbean and Bahamian waters.

Leisure Time Travel's Corporate Headquarters

Leisure Time Travel's Corporate Headquarters

Our Business is registered with the state of Florida under the name of Leisure Time Travel, Inc. Florida Seller of Travel Registration #16607. This seller of travel registration allows us to legally sell travel arrangements to our customers.   Our customers may like to know that we incorporated our business more than twenty years ago and we have operated Edward Johnston’s – Leisure Time Travel, Inc. from the same location in Crystal River Florida for the last nineteen years. We are not going to knock someone for working out of their home or such, as everyone needs to start somewhere.

We would like you to try this little test; Google our address, 531 North Citrus Ave. Crystal River, Florida 34428, and then select the little yellow icon above the zoom bar and drag it to our location. Take a look at the photo which will be very similar to the photo we have attached. Now, do the same with any other company you are considering using. This only reinforces our permanency and stability as a company.

We want you to book your fishing vacation with us. Call and speak with one of our knowledgeable staff members. They will be pleased to help you make a intelligent decision on your next fishing destination to make sure you get to the right place at the right time. ON YOUR DREAM FISH!

So give us a call and let us help you organized your next unforgettable fishing adventure!  I look forward to working with you.


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Peter’s Super Grand Slam (Almost)


Peter with a Nice Tarpon

Our group experienced some great fishing at Turneffe Island Lodge for the whole week this past Spring.

Collectively, our five skiffs boated eighteen permit which averaged 3.6 permit per boat (18 permit/5 boats =3.6 per boat). This

Peter with a Turneffe Island Snook

compares to some of the best trips we have had at Ascension Bay.

The week began with great fishing conditions together with clear sunny skies and a smattering of clouds in the afternoon. A gentle relaxing easterly breeze produced mostly mild pleasant temperatures all week. [Read more…]

Fishing Ascension Bay and Espiritu Santo Bay

Casa Blanca Lodge, Ascension Bay, Mexico

Quite easily, Ascension Bay and Espiritu Santo Bay are one of the finest saltwater flats fishing destinations in the world. The two bays are located in the heart of the Sian Ka’an National Park which spreads over more than a two thousand square miles, or about 1.3 million acres of wide-open flood plains, tropical dry forest and some of the most gorgeous saltwater flats on the planet.

Noni with a Nice Ascension Bay Permit

One of the last great unspoiled and undeveloped spots in the Yucatan, Ascension Bay and Espiritu Santo Bay are considered by many to have the finest flats fishing in the world for a shot at a permit and a grand slam.

The two sister lodges of Casa Blanca and Playa Blanca are easy to travel to. There are numerous flights from most major US and International Cities to Cancun Mexico. From Cancun you will travel south, but here is where the similarity with the other few lodges near Ascension Bay ends. From Cancun airport you will fly directly to Casa Blanca Lodge and if you are headed for Playa Blanca Lodge you just add a 20 minute ride along the winding ocean front road to the lodge. The flight, which takes more or less an hour, cuts about three hours off your travel time. The alternative method to reach the northern side of Ascension Bay, depending upon the road conditions is a four-hour drive. [Read more…]

Crocodile Bay Resort, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

Costa Rican Sport Fishing

Edward Johnston Fishing the Waters of Crocodile Bay Resort

If Eco-adventure, luxury spas, and world class fishing are what you are looking for, than a vacation at the Crocodile Bay Resort is just what you are looking for.

Crocodile Bay Resort is the finest Costa Rican fishing and adventure tour destination with forty-four acres of lush tropical gardens, located on Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula.The fishing at Crocodile Bay Resort is outstanding. It is home to an astounding variety of fishing species that bring anglers from all over to enjoy. You can chose to fish from the standard boats or they offer tower boat packages for the “Ultimate Sport Fishing Experience”.

Rich, Tropical Gardens of Crocodile Bay Resort

Want to bring along the family? There is a vast variety of other activities for the whole family to enjoy! Crocodile Bay Resort offers over twenty-five different Costa Rican Eco-tours. One day you can hike through the Osa Rainforest then maybe explore the Finca Kobo Chocolate Farm! You may choose to kayak through the exotic and mysterious landscape of a river mangrove estuary or how about spending the day horseback riding around the Osa Peninsula? You can choose your daily activities according to your preferences.

Crocodile Bay Resort also has a beautiful 5,000 square foot luxury spa. They offer a vast variety of spa treatments that will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

There is no time like today to book your Costa Rican vacation to Crocodile Bay Resort. Squeeze in a vacation before the end of the year (December 22, 2011) and you will receive twenty percent off your vacation. If you would like to bring along the kids, Children 12 and under will receive fifty percent off when accompanied by a minimum of two adult standard fishing packages. [Read more…]

Yucatan is bargain priced for fishing

Grand Slam Fly Fishing Lodge : Ascension Bay Mexico

Ascension Bay Mexico

Fishing in the Yucatan is a bargain priced at the moment, but you will need to make a little effort to reach your destination. Ascension Bay is one of the last great unspoiled and undeveloped spots in the Yucatan and  is considered, by many, to have the finest flats fishing in the world for a shot at a permit and a grand slam.

The Mexican Federal Highway 307 from Cancun airport to Tulum  is an easy drive on a well maintained highway. On your two hour ride through the Riviera Maya (the Cancun-Tulum tourism corridor) you will pass through Playa del Carmen where you can stop and buy a cold drink and any other supplies you may need.

Sian Ka’an (“where the sky is born”) Biosphere Reserve

At Tulum you will turn on the Coba road going east, with access to the Sian Ka’an, Boca Paila and Punta Allen via the unpaved beach road. You will pass the Sian Kahn Park entrance – an arch made of native stone. At that point, depending on road conditions, you either take the jungle road down the Punta Allen Peninsula directly to the lodge or switch to a boat at Ceseak (CESeaK) and enjoy a boat ride to Punta Allen. Either way the total journey takes approximately one hour and is very picturesque and interesting. Soon you will arrive at the scenic ocean-side fishing village of Punta Allen where you will find the new Grand Slam Deluxe Fly Fishing Lodge.

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Specials! Specials! Read all about them!

Fly Fishing Last Minute Deals

Fishing the Flats of Andros

There are many “Specials & Last Minute Deals” going on at some of our favorite lodges. Now is the time to book your trips to take advantage of these great savings!

Abaco Lodge , located on Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas, is offering free air fare from Miami, Florida to Marsh Harbor when you book your all inclusive fishing trip during the weeks of November 5th – November 10th,   2011, November 12th – November 17th, 2011 or December 4th – December 8th,   2011.

Grand Bahama Bonefishing Club, located at Freeport in the Bahamas, is offering an additional night stay and an additional day of fishing for FREE when you book 3 days of fishing at the Sheraton, Lucaya Reef Hotel.  If you would like to book a fishing trip at the Radisson, Lucaya Resort, you will receive 10% off your entire fishing package. Both of these offers are valid form September 1, 2011- February 28, 2012. [Read more…]

Belize River Lodge’s New Addition: Long Caye Island Resort


Beautiful beach front property of Long Caye Island Resort

Long Caye Island Resort : Belize River Lodge

Belize River Lodge is now operating a new resort called Long Caye Island Resort!

Just when you think Belize River Lodge couldn’t get any better…. it has! Belize River Lodge has brought all the hospitality you know and love to a new private resort on Long Caye. The resort has three double occupancy bedrooms with two twin beds in each room and one shared bathroom, making this an ideal place for groups of up to six people. The fabulous chefs, known for their Belizean Creole cuisine, of Belize River Lodge will be preparing your delicious meals daily.

Relaxing Gathering Area of Long Caye Island Resort

Fishing "stories" told here!

Belize’s best fishing waters surround Long Caye Island Resort. These waters offer an immense variety of fish including, but not limited to, Tarpon, Snook, Bonefish and Permit. While staying at the island resort you can choice your own fishing schedule. You may want to leave early, return for lunch, and then go out again…or pack a lunch and stay out all day! The choice is yours. You may also choose to just fish right from the beach in front of the lodge. You will have a good shot at catching a Permit or a Bonefish this way.

Long Caye Island Resort

Private Resort Sitting On The Beautiful Sandy White Beaches of Belize.

Now is a great time to book your group trip to Long Island Caye Resort. If you do you will be able to take advantage of these great fall specials going on right now. Purchase a single occupancy package and the second person gets to go along for FREE! This offer is only valid for the following weeks:

October 23 – 30, 2011; November 5 – 13, 2011; November 20 -27, 2011; and December 1 – 18, 2011.

What a great place to go to get away from all your daily stress. Give Edward Johnston of Leisure Time Travel, Inc. a call for more details.

Fly fishing the Bountiful Waters of Ascension Bay


Casa Blanca Lodge: Yucatan Mexico : Lesiure Time Travel, Inc.

One of Casa Blanca Lodge's Custom Designed Dolphin Super Skiffs

The crystal clear waters of Ascension Bay and Espiritu Santo Bay offer permit, bonefish, tarpon, snook and a host of other species.  These two bays are located right in the heart of the Sian Ka’an National Park.

Edward Johnston caught a nice Ascension Bay Snook

A Nice Ascension Bay Snook caught by Edward Johnston of Leisure Time Travel, Inc.

Edward Johnston of Leisure Time Travel has been to this part of the Yucatan peninsula twenty-nine times in the past twenty years and has caught 80 permit on fly at Ascension Bay. So to say the least, we have plenty of firsthand experience to share with you.

Ascension Bay Permit Caught by Edward Johnston of Leisure Time Travel, Inc.

Ascension Bay Permit #62 caught on fly by Edward Johnston of Leisure TIme Travel, Inc.

Casa Blanca Lodge, Playa Blanca Lodge and Casa Redonda Suites are three first class lodges located on the Ascension Bay. All the rooms are large and air-conditioned. There is an abundance of staff. The food is an excellent combination of Mexican, Mayan, and American dishes. The service is great. And the water is very drinkable and purified as it comes from a reverse osmosis system. These lodges access some of the last remote fisheries in the Caribean. If you are looking for a refined resort experience with luxury accommodations in remote locations, your search is over. [Read more…]

Beautiful New Fishing Lodge–Grand Slam Lodge!

Serene waters of Grand Slam Lodge

Serene Caribbean Waters of Grand Slam Fly Fishing Lodge at Dawn

Leisure Time Travel, Inc. gladly adds this new lodge to our list of Yucatan Lodges. Grand Slam Lodge is located on the northern edge of Ascension Bay which is located in the middle of the huge acres of Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve.

While at Grand Slam Lodge you will spend your days sight casting for Bonefish, Tarpon and Permit. Your evening will be spent enjoying all the luxurious items the lodge has to offer.

Grand Slam Lodges rooms are just feet from the relaxing pool

Grand Slam Fly Fishing Lodge Cabana

The lodge has 12 spacious luxury cabanas situated along the beach. Also on the property is the Kai restaurant and bar, the Grand Slam office and the fly shop. All rooms have air conditioning, a comfortable bed dressed in fine linens, tile floors, deluxe bathrooms, and a flat screen satellite TV…and the list doesn’t stop here.

Your fishing days will begin and end directly in front of the lodge. If it is too windy outside, the lodge also offers a dock on the back side of the island about 5 minutes away that you can board your boat from. You will be fishing from a well designed and efficient 21’ custom fiberglass fishing boat equipped with late model outboard motors. These Panga boats have plenty of storage and a large stable casting platform. [Read more…]

Bahama Lodges Preparing for the Fall Bonefish Season!!!

Bahama Fly Fishing Lodges

A few of our favorite Bahamian lodges including Abaco Lodge, Bair’s Lodge, and Mars Bay have closed for the summer.

In the Bahamas during the month of August & September many of the fishing guides harvest spiny lobster. This time is a perfect time for the lodge staff to prepare for the next group of anglers just waiting their turn to get in on the action.

Here is a little bit of information about a few lodges, to help you choose where you would like to visit next…

Abaco Lodge is situated on a picturesque site overlooking the “Marls of Abaco”.  The Marls Edward Johnston Leisure Time Travel have long been known by well-traveled bone fisherman as one of the most unique and productive fisheries in the Bahamas. The boat dock is less than twenty-five steps from the main lodge. Each angler has their own private single-occupancy room that is outfitted with a Queen Anne style bed with a comfortable mattress to get a good night’s sleep.  BUT before you retire for the night, you may want enjoy a nice drink or two at the fully stocked bar. [Read more…]