What should I bring?

Hats, sunglasses, sunscreen, food & drinks. We have ice for the fish. You will want to bring your own ice chest(s) for personal use.

Do you have an air conditioner?

Yes. We have cold AC

Do you require a certain type of footwear?

No. Wear whatever you like. However, please note that your feet WILL get wet so we recommend that you wear something waterproof and comfortable.

Do you have a bathroom?

Yes. We have a private bathroom with a toilet, sink and shower.

Can I smoke onboard?

Yes. Smoking is allowed outdoors. No vaping or smoking inside the cabin!

Do I need to purchase a fishing license?

No. All licenses are included in our charter.

Do I need to arrive early?

No. Boarding typically only takes about 5 minutes.

Do I need to check in?

No. Just meet us at the boat.

Do I get to keep my fish?

Yes. You can keep your bag limit of whatever is in season as long as it meets the federal government’s length & size requirements.

I heard that Florida is closing its red snapper season early. Does that affect me?

No. Our boat is a federally licensed charter boat that has federal fishing permits. Our seasons are controlled by federal regulation, not state regulation. You can view federal regulations on the NOAA Fisheries website.

Do you clean our fish for us?

No, but the fish house on site offers this service.

Do I need to bring water?

YES. Bring more water than you think you will drink. There are no gas stations in the Gulf of Mexico. You absolutely do not want to run out of water.

Can we bring beer?

Sure. Bring whatever booze you like.

What precautions should I take for sea-sickness?

I highly recommend the prescription ear patch. Call your doctor and he/she can probably prescribe it over the phone. Make sure to read the instructions! The patch should be applied the night before the trip. Alternatively, your standard over-the-counter options are Bonine & Dramamine. Both perform similarly except that Dramamine makes you drowsy and Bonine does not. If you choose to go this route, again, read the instructions. You want to take at least one pill the night before the trip. Most pharmacies also sell non-prescription ear patches and wristbands. I don’t think that they work as well the prescription patch, but they exist. Herbal options; I think that certain essential oils are supposed to help prevent sea-sickness. Check it out online if you are into that kind of thing.

I don't know how many people will be on the trip. Can I book anyway?

Yes. We will reserve your day. Don’t worry about the rest. We will count heads (up to 18) on trip day and total everything up at that time.

Should I book a trolling trip or a bottom fishing trip?

Trolling and bottom fishing are very different. When trolling, you have several lines in the water and the boat is moving. If you see a fish, somebody yells ‘fish on’, the captain stops the boat and one person reels it in. Trolling trips often target highly migratory species, meaning that some days the fish might be everywhere and some days they may be scarce. It is completely unpredictable. On the other hand, bottom fishing takes place in deep water. We typically troll out about 2 hours in order to get to our good spots. When bottom fishing, the boat stops and everyone can fish at the same time. You drop your line to the bottom and reel up if you get a bite. Bottom fishing targets reef fish, which include snapper, grouper, triggerfish and amberjack. These fish are great to eat, but also highly protected under federal law — so be sure to check which fish are in season before you book your trip.

Can I bring an infant on the trip?

Yes. I recommend bringing a car seat with you. The waves will rock a baby straight to sleep.

Are we wheelchair accessible?

Yes. Wheelchair anglers are surprisingly common. We do not have an actual ramp, but the captain and deckhand will make sure to get you safely into the boat.

Will I have to stand up the entire trip?

No. We have plenty of comfortable seating.

Can I bring my own life jacket?

Children are welcome to bring their own life jacket if they have a personal favorite.

What happens if the weather is bad?

If the seas are unsafe then our captain will call the trip and we will make our best efforts to reschedule. We typically do not cancel trips on the account of rain. Pop-up showers are very common in our area, especially during the summer. As long as it is safe, we will take you out and try our best to dodge the rain.

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Will our group be the only group onboard?

Yes. Our charters are private. Other than the captain and crew, you will be the only people onboard.