WHO: Steinhatchee Landing Resort, a picturesque riverside retreat in North Central Florida, along with Captain Jim Henley and Saltwater Fish’n Charters
WHAT: Unaffected by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Steinhatchee Landing Resort is inviting anglers to enjoy a winter fishing getaway in Florida’s Big Bend area, home to a rich Gulf estuary and healthy fish population. As cooler months bring schools of trout and redfish to Steinhatchee’s grass flats, Steinhatchee Landing Resort is teaming up with one of the area’s most recognized guides, Captain Jim Henley of Saltwater Fish’n, to land two fishing packages perfect for the novice or experienced angler.
Available through January 30, 2011, the “Fishing the Flats” and “Reel’em In” packages include a 50% discount on a four-night stay in any cottage, and are available even during the Christmas holiday. A boxed lunch including a cooler with sandwiches, snacks, fruit and beverages is included. In addition, Captain Jim supplies all the necessities for enjoying a day on the water, including ice, bait and tackle. Fish cleaning ($.50/lb.) is extra and guests can meet the Captain at River Haven Marina (just a short drive from Steinhatchee Landing).
The Fishing the Flats Package starts at $640* for a one-bedroom Spice Cottage and includes a four-night stay, daily continental breakfast and half-day Gulf charter (4 hours).
The Reel’em In Package starts at $740* for a one-bedroom Spice Cottage and includes a four-night stay, daily continental breakfast, and full-day Gulf charter (8 hours).
WHEN: Through January 30, 2011
WHERE: A peaceful drive from any direction, Steinhatchee Landing Resort is just 75 miles west of Gainesville, and a less than a two-and-a-half hour drive from Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa Bay. Nearby airports include Gainesville Regional Airport, Tallahassee Regional Airport, Tampa International Airport, Jacksonville International Airport and Orlando International Airport.
HOW: To book these packages, call toll-free (800) 584-1709 or (352) 498-3513 and mention “Angler” when booking.
*Subject to availability. Some restrictions may apply. Not valid during Thanksgiving holiday. Savings will reflect on final bill at checkout. Pricing does not include sales taxes. If travel dates fall on a weekend then weekend pricing will be factored into rate discount. Fishing licenses are not required as all guests are covered under the Captain’s license. Guide gratuities not included in package price.
Featuring 39 Victorian, Georgian and Florida Cracker-style cottages nestled among 35 acres of natural Florida landscape, Steinhatchee Landing Resort provides a unique vacation retreat for those wishing to truly get away from it all. The resort is situated on the banks of the beautiful Steinhatchee River, just three miles upstream from the Gulf of Mexico. Outdoor activity abounds with fishing (freshwater, saltwater and fly), paddling, croquet, cycling, and tennis. Property amenities include a 55-foot swimming pool, indoor swim spa and sauna, fitness center, more than 20 boat slips available for a nominal charge, and daily continental breakfast in the Welcome Center.