Q: How/When do I pay for my fishing charter?
A: Payment is due at the end of the day after the charter.
We accept cash and all major credit cards.
Q: Do I need to tip the mate?
A:Gratuity of 20% is customary for the mate. Our crew never
demands gratuity, but it is a nice reminder of a job well done.
Q: What do I need to bring?
A: We provide most of the necessities for a safe and productive day on the water.
Bait, tackle, safety equipment, licensing, insurance, and more are all included.
It is recommended that your party bring food and drinks for the day, sunscreen, and
sunglasses. We have a cooler with ice for drinks and food.
Q: How many people can we bring?
A: The maximum number of passengers that are welcome on a charter is 6. This is a Coast Guard limitation for private charters and has nothing to do with the size of the boat. If you have more than 6 people in your group we can arrange for a multiple boat outing.
Q: Should we be worried about seasickness?
A: Seasickness is always a possibility while fishing. Unfortunately the weather is outside of our control and everyone has a unique threshold of tolerance for bumpy seas. Some people get seasick in 1-2 foot waves while others are fine in a 4-5 foot sea. The best way to approach seasickness is to be prepared and understand that it is nothing to be embarrassed about. If you are unsure of your tolerance for motion sickness, It helps to take over the counter seasick medication such as Dramamine. These remedies are best if taken the night before and morning of the charter. If you feel seasick, it is too late to take a pill. In addition, one of the best remedies is the seasick patch. Unfortunately this is only available with a doctor’s prescription. If possible, talk to your doctor before heading on a cruise or deep-sea fishing about possible remedies.
Q: Are fish guaranteed?
A: We have many rods onboard and have a variety of different techniques we use based on the conditions and the time of year. In addition, we fish on a daily basis so we always know where the fish are or aren’t. Regardless, there is still only so much we can control and some days are slower than others. It’s called fishing, not catching but we do everything in our power to stay catching during every fishing charter here in Marco Island.
Q: What is the deposit policy?
A: Cancelation of trip must be made within 72 hours of charter. During high peak season and holiday weeks: 5 day cancellation policy is required.
If you do not cancel/show up for your trip at its scheduled time you will be
charged the full cost of your charter.