Below are some of the regular questions I receive through email or phone conversations with my clients.
1. How many people can we have on our charter?
We only allow a maximum of 4 anglers on our charters as a rule of thumb. This is to allow for maximum fishing space on our boat, angler safety, and fun. All of our boats are large enough to accommodate more anglers (up to 6) but that would sacrifice fishing room and when you hook into a large fish like a Shark, Amberjack, or Redfish you are going to be thankful for the extra space to move about the deck.
2. What do I need to bring?
I provide everything you need to have a successful day on the water. Including but not limited to the rods, reels, bait and tackle, as well as your fishing license. If you would like to bring your own fishing equipment, please let me know ahead of time so that I can plan for that as space is limited. Also, don’t forget your camera, you are going to need it!
3: Are credit cards accepted?
Yes, all major credit cards are accepted but there will be a 4.5% non-refundable fee attached to your charter.
4: Is a deposit required?
No, a deposit is not required but current credit card information is required. Nothing will be charged to the card unless customer approves of it or a breach in the cancellation policy is made.
5: What do I need to bring with me?
You will need to bring your own food and drinks, sunscreen, towels and your camera. We have plenty of storage and ice. Please do NOT bring a cooler for use on the boat.
6: Do we need a fishing license
No, I will provide your fishing license for you.
7: Can you guarantee that we will catch fish?
That is a loaded question. Unfortunately no. Fish aren’t always the most cooperative species, but I will guarantee that I will do everything possible to ensure you the best chance possible to catch and land your fish. Now that being said, I am very conservation minded and my clients and I release almost everything we catch. Only keeping a small amount of fish to eat that night. I am not one of those captain’s that has to bring in a cooler full of fish and slam them on the dock for the world to see. I want to be able to release these fish healthy and full of life so that we can come back and catch them another day, thus leaving the population healthy for the future generations.
8: Do you clean fish?
Yes, I will clean and bag your catch at the end of the day. ***Please note: If you do not intend to keep any fish, please tell me early in the day so that we can give all our caught fish a clean and healthy release. This way we can ensure a healthy population for our children and grand children to enjoy.
9: What do we do in case of bad weather?
I do my very best to always keep a close eye on the weather. I will inform you in advance if the day looks to have adverse conditions. I will not put you in a dangerous situation that could result in injury as our lives are way more important than catching fish. If weather turns bad while we’re fishing we will call our trip, but lets hope that does not happen. Should we fish for less than half of the trip, a prorated price will be issued. If we reach half of the trip or more, the trip will still be full price unless the captain authorizes anything otherwise.
10: How can I keep up to date on the best times to come fishing, when I will be on tour, or at a boat show?
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11: What is the charter cancellation policy?
Your deposit will be completely refunded if your trip is cancelled due to weather or mechanical failure. Weather cancellations are at the discretion of the Captain on the day of your charter. Should the client requests a cancellation in the the 5 days leading up to the schedule charter date, a fee of 25% of the full charter price will be charged to the customer. If cancellation occurs within 48 hours of scheduled trip, the customer will be held responsible and charged in full plus 20% tip for the Captain. Cancellations must be submitted by email or a phone call to the Captain.