Besides the price of the charter, what other cost are involved?
None! The charter price includes the cost of the required license, bait, fish cleaning, beverages and food.
Can we bring a cooler on board?
No. Please do not bring a cooler as they slide around when the boat moves and become dangerous. We provide all the soda, beer, and water you could possibly need and we can always fulfill special requests.
Can we bring our own tackle?
All of our boats come fully equipped with the necessary tackle but you may certainly bring your own.
What time should we arrive for our charter?
Please arrive 30 minutes before any trips between ½ day and 5AM-to-5PM. For overnight or longer trips, please arrive approximately 1 hour before the scheduled departure time.
What do I need to bring with me on my charter?
We suggest dressing in layers as early mornings tend to be chilly, but the temperatures rise as the day progresses. Sunblock and a hat are essential even on cloudy days and we always recommend bringing a camera. We do not recommend flip flops due to their slippery nature. Boots are more suitable but if you do not have boots, please wear something with a non-slick sole that can get wet. Also, if you are susceptible to seasickness, plan to take Bonine, Dramamine, or another similar motion sickness medication. We sell Bonine and Dramamine at the Landing if you forget to bring some. Please keep in mind that you need to take motion sickness medication before the boat leaves in order for the medicine to be effective.
Do I need to tip the captain and crew after a charter? If so, what is the recommended amount?
While tipping is not required, it is customary to tip the captain and the crew. The standard amount is 15 to 20% depending on the service. Please use the same discretion you would in a restaurant.
The following hotels are all within a few mins and walking distance.
Dana Inn www.thedana.com
Paradise Point www.paradisepoint.com
Town and County www.destinationhotels.com/town-country
Can we bring our own food and beverages?
Of Course, although we prefer you not bring glass bottles.
What can I do to prevent seasickness?
Over-the-counter and prescription medications such as Dramamine and Scopolamine are readily available. Ginger capsules are also considered effective in preventing motion sickness.
Those suffering from seasickness often find relief by:
- keeping their eyes directed to the fixed shore or horizon.
- lying down on their backs and closing their eyes
- move into a position where fresh air is blowing on their face
- moving to the boat’s center of gravity
- drinking plenty of water
Unlike with a hangover, succumbing to nausea normally does not relieve the symptoms of seasickness, and, once started, is often difficult to stop.