frequently asked questions
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Terms & Policies:
Center Console - 4 people
Yacht - 6 people
We can arrange multi-boat charter trips leaving the same dock, just call us at 386.516.3474
how many people can we bring?
As a private charter operator, our rates are based on the time you're booking with us, from half day to full day trips. Visit our online booking page to get detailed description of the charter and current rates. There are no hidden fees, we cut, clean, debone, bag and ice your fish filets at the end of the day included in your charter.
Gratuity: our living is heavily reliant on tips for exceptional service and a gratuity of 20% is standard in our industry. You will find your crew smiling and your boat will be clean, dry, safe and ready to fish when you arrive, every time!
how much does it cost?
where are you located?
Bayside Marina at Worldwide Sportsman/Bass Pro Shops
81576 Overseas Hwy
Islamorada, FL 33036
Consider taking your fresh fish to the restaurant on premises they will cook you a delicious meal using your filets. Many of our guests take advantage of this and can relax while we cut the rest of their fish at the dock.
Half day 7 am & 1 pm
Full day trips 7 am
My desire is to place you in the best position to catch fish and make memories. Please be ready to board by/before your departure time, and notify the captain of any issues. Freshly caught live bait is essential to success and we need you here on time to accomplish that.
WHAT TIME DO WE LEAVE?
what do we bring?
All your fishing licenses, tackle and bait are covered.
Just bring a cooler with your food and beverages for the day or we can cater delicious food from area restaurants if you have any special requests at time of booking (at least 48 hours advance notice required; e.g., beer, mixed drinks, cigars, etc). A cooler to take home your catch is recommended and you can purchase them at the store on site. We do offer fish cleaning and bagging FREE of charge with your charter. The restaurant on premises can cook your fresh catch while you wait for us to clean the rest of your fish.
During the hot summer months, its advisable to bring a change of clothes or swim suits along with towels, sunscreen, boat shoes, hats and sunglasses. Don't forget your prescription medications!!
What to leave behind: hard-soled shoes, spray tan, illegal drugs of any kind, excessive alcoholic beverages, and bad attitudes - you’re on an island!
do you have a bathroom?
YES - we have an onboard private head in the interior cabin of the yacht with freshwater sink, shower, and toilet.
The Center Console has a small facility (porta-potty) to relieve yourself.
YES - these days the actual fish is not required to get a taxidermy mount. We simply get a measurement of your fish with photos and will help put in an order for a custom replica fiberglass mount for your home or office. Check out Gray's Taxidermy, our supplier for more info.
Can i get my fish mounted?
Weather cancellations: the Captain makes the judgement that if weather prevents us from fishing your deposit is 100% refunded. Due to Florida's volatile weather, that decision may happen even during the day of departure. Often times, what would have been a cancellation turns into a beautiful day and memorable fishing trip, please trust our experience. Our insurance policy does not allow to depart in small craft advisory conditions, therefore we will never put your crew in harms way. The captain’s utmost goal is for you to enjoy your experience and preserve our perfect review ratings, we do not need to beat you up in the ocean to make a living.
Please use the captain’s experience before cancelling/rescheduling as you may be billed the FULL AMOUNT OF THE CHARTER. Weather forecasts are not a justification to cancel the trip, this is Florida! Don't like the weather, wait 5 minutes - alrighty!
what about weather?
We require a reservation on all charters. We have a 48 hour minimum notice 100% refund policy. If your plans change please call us immediately at 386.516.3474 before this period to avoid being charged the full amount of the charter.
Refunds & Cancellations
Please bring any of your prescribed medications with you, I will ask you again before we leave the dock. Please let the captain know of any life-threatening medical conditions he should be aware of and any allergies. The bait we use may have come in contact with shellfish products, we use chemical cleaners on the boat, please advise of any allergies before leaving the dock.
Please leave a "float-plan" with your family/friends to know when you'll be returning. If you choose to extend your trip while at sea, we do not have a way to notify parties back on land on long range trips.