Dear Friends, Clients and Future Friends:
When we started this travel company more than 30 years ago, we dabbled in many angling destinations. We fished pike and lake trout in Canada and the Northwest Territories, Salmon in Canada, baby tarpon and bones in Venezuela, trout to tarpon in the United Sates, and of course, the major flats species in the Caribbean, including the big three – bonefish, permit and tarpon.
We soon found, although we had a good knowledge in a number of areas, were not the experts due to the fact we could not visit often and stay familiar with the various destinations. In other words, we were becoming “a jack of all trades and a master of none.”
Today, we have reduced our representation to the best all-inclusive lodges, which we think provide the most outstanding service and offer easy access. Primarily focusing on the Bahamas and the western Caribbean, including Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and Belize. In other words, the lodges we work with will pick you up at the airport, arrange all transfers, provide good accommodation and meals, and of course great guided fishing.
A MAJOR overhaul of our website has been ongoing and we know you will enjoy the look and feel of the new finished product. This is the 7th rendition of our website since 1996.
A little history: Baseball great “Ted Williams” encouraged us to start this business more than 30 years ago. We ended up neighbors on a golf course in Citrus County Florida. We developed a great friendship and spent many years together tying flies and fishing many of the exotic destinations you will find on this website, plus some quality time on the best rivers and pools in New Brunswick, Canada. A little side note: Ted Williams appointed me a a co-trustee of his estate, so he had a lot of trust and faith in me.
One our activities in the 1980’s was to operate Ted Williams White Birch Lodge for three years. The endeavor was not overly profitable, as there are just two short seasons for Atlantic salmon on the Miramichi River, however, it was fun and we met some great people in the process.
And over the thirty years we have operated Leisure Time Travel, we have had the opportunity to meet many wonderful people, some of whom are our very best friends now.
So here we go, off on another great fishing year!
Caribbean Fly Fishing Adventures in the Bahamas, Belize, Ascension Bay and Espiritu Santo Bay, the western Yucatan peninsula and Costa Rica ~ Leisure Time Travel is READY to help you plan your fishing vacation!
Escape to the Caribbean Tropics and let Edward Johnston and Leisure Time Travel, Inc. put you in the right place, at the right time, for fly and light tackle fishing. We know all the major flats lodges and provide honest and accurate trip-planning advice to make your trip a success.
We want our customers to enjoy themselves and not worry about all the details involved in planning a vacation. In this day and age, there is a vast amount of information being pitched to consumers and it can be difficult to sort out the options.
For more than thirty years, Leisure Time Travel, Inc. has offered broad, unbiased information and the first hand knowledge that only comes from being there. We use that knowledge on your behalf, with a level of service and attention to detail which you will appreciate.
We do not try to be “jack of all trades” because, as you are well aware, you will be “master of none.” We specialize in the Bahamas, Mexico’s Yucatan, Belize and Costa Rica. By narrowing our range, we have the opportunity to visit the best fishing lodges in these countries on a regular basis.
Over the years, we have seen some fisheries improve and others decline and have watched new lodges appear and others fade away. The fact is, very few things remain the same, the fishing locations and lodges change for the better or worse over time.
The only way you acquire this knowledge is from being there. We continually stay informed on the latest developments in the fishing world. As fishermen, we understand how important it is to have a trip run smoothly. First and foremost, our job is to make sure we put our clients at the right lodge during the proper time of the year for the type of fishing they desire.
We will truthfully and accurately describe the particular lodge, the primary species of fish for the area, advise you on the type of tackle to bring, which flies and lures are the best to use, the best tides and phase of the moon for fishing and the best time of the year you should be there.
Booking with Leisure Time Travel costs no more than dealing directly with the lodge, and we can help save you time, money, and costly mistakes by helping you make the right decisions about your travel interests for maximum enjoyment during your fishing vacation.
Our Business is registered with the state of Florida under the name of Leisure Time Travel, Inc. Florida Seller of Travel Registration #ST16607. This seller of travel registration allows us to legally sell travel arrangements to our customers. You may check our Business with Florida Department of Consumer Services. Just type in our Registration number ST16607.
Our customers may like to know that we incorporated our business more than 30 years ago and we have operated Edward Johnston’s – Leisure Time Travel, Inc. from the same location in Crystal River Florida for the last twenty-eight 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 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 an intelligent decision on your next fishing destination to make sure you get to the right place at the right time. ON YOUR DREAM FISH!
The folks at
531 N. Citrus Ave.
Crystal River, Florida 34428
Florida Seller of Travel Registration #16607