FAQ

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you mix different parties together to share the cost?

No, we only charter to your party. It is up to you how many people you will bring. You may have anywhere between one and six people.

How many people can your boats accommodate?

Our vessel has comfortable seating with back rest for up to ten people, however, we only charter up to six passengers. Two people can sit under the bimini top in the shade.

How long has your company been in business?

We started the company in 1998.

How long have you been fishing saltwater?

Captain Kevin started fishing saltwater in S.W. Florida in 1978.

Can we bring children?

Yes.

What are the age restrictions on children?

On straight fishing trips, the age limit is 8 and up. If you have children below age 8 and the group wants to fish, we offer only the combination trips, (fishing, shelling, dolphin watching), for that age group. Children under age of 8 need to have an adult assigned to them and team fishing with them. All other trips other than fishing, any age children or infants are fine.

What if we have 7-12 people in our party?

You may book us for a morning trip and an afternoon trip on the same day. We will switch out your parties at lunch time after the first trip is complete.

What kinds of fish can we expect to catch?

It depends on the time of year. You can catch snapper, grouper, and spanish mackerel year round. Sharks and barracuda are summertime favorites. Other fish would include king mackerel, cobia, permit, Jew fish, sheepshead, lady fish, jacks, snook, redfish, black drum and trout.
Check out our latest Fishing Report

What do we do with the fish we catch?

You can either catch and release them or if they are in season, you can keep them according to the bag limits.

Do you clean the fish that we want to keep?

Yes, we will clean and bag them for you when we get back to the dock.

Do you provide all the fishing equipment?

Yes, we provide all you will need for the charter; however, you are welcome to bring your own tackle if you wish.

Do you have shade on your boat?

Yes, you can view our boat on the Gallery Page

What is your cancellation policy?

Please view our Cancellation Page

What do we do if it is raining on the day of our charter?

It depends on the severity of the rain and weather. It will be the captain’s call as whether to cancel or not. It may be raining where you are staying but not at our dock or not out to the area we are going fishing. We do have rain gear for everyone on board if needed. Many times it will be a brief passing shower and will not affect us. We may cancel, switch to a different day or time, or issue a rain check. Safety will be the priority.

Is it customary to tip the captain and how much?

Yes, if you enjoyed your trip, a tip of 15-20% is customary for the captain.

Where are you located and what is your address?

Please check out our Directions Page

How much time will we be actually fishing on our trip?

It takes approximate 20-40 minutes to get to and from our fishing spots. This time is included in your time slot.

What forms of payment do you accept?

Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express or cash.

Do you require a deposit down?

We charge the full amount to your card at the time of booking similar to purchasing an airline ticket. This locks in your day and you cannot be bumped. View our cancellation policy.

What type of weather does your climate have?

It is the “dry season” typically November-April. We get very little rain during this time. During the months May-October, It is our “rainy season” which means typically it will rain somewhere in the Naples area each day but usually for an hour or so sometime between the hours of 3-7 PM.

What should we wear?

In the months of November-April, you should wear long pants and dress in layers such as a T-shirt with a long sleeve shirt and a jacket or sweater. A cap or hat is also good protection from the sun. It usually feels about 10 degrees cooler on the water than on land. Mornings will be cooler than afternoons. In the months of May-October you should wear shorts with a T-shirt, (preferably a white T-shirt) and a cap or hat.

What do we need to bring?

Suggestions include something to snack on, a camera, suntan lotion and sun glasses.

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