How far ahead of time should I book a charter?
Plan your charter as early in the season as possible to get the best availability. Charter dates and lodging in the area. Ground fishing trips can normally be accommodated with 2-4 weeks’ notice and many times less. For Giant Bluefin Tuna we recommend 2 months or more in advance if possible.
What happens if I need to cancel or reschedule?
Cancellations received and verified 21 days or more prior to your trip are fully refunded less an 15% administration fee. If you cancel less than three weeks before the charter, your deposit is non-refundable. However, we will try to rebook that date and if we are able to we will provide a credit for a future comparable charter. To reschedule the above holds true and we will make all attempts to rebook your trip.
What happens if the weather is bad?
Life on the sea is always dictated by weather conditions for your safety and for providing an adventure that will give you the greatest chance of landing fish. Should the captain determine that the weather and seas are too rough for your charter to go out you will be offered the option of rescheduling within the next 12 months. Often, we can get you out within the days you are in town. If not we will book you for a future date.
What do I need to bring on the boat?
The boat and captain will provide all the rods and reels, bait and tackle, ice and any other gear required for that charter. For the best experience, you should bring along food, drinks (soda, water, juice and beer/wine) and appropriate clothing. Remember that it is cooler on the water than it is on land so make sure you have warm clothing, rain gear, waterproof non-skid boots or shoes and even a change of clothing. Things such as sunblock, sunglasses sun visors, and chapstick can all make the trip more comfortable for you. We have plenty of room to stow your gear.
Who keeps the fish?
All ground fish are yours to keep subject to federal per person catch limits. Our captains will clean, fillet and bag your fish for you to take home. School, large school, medium and large medium tuna may only be retained if federal regulations allow. Federal regulations change from year to year, and often change within the tuna season.