What to Expect
What time will I need to arrive on charter day?
Captain Chuck will advise you on the best times for departure
depending upon what you are fishing for and recent reports from the
area. This is your trip, and many times we can modify departure times
to suit your schedule.
How long will the boat ride be to where we fish?
Depending on the species we are targeting, the boat ride can be
anywhere from 30 minutes (inshore trip) up to 3 hours (offshore trip).
Captain Chuck will advise you on the projected trip to arrive at the
targeted fishing grounds.
Who will provide the ice to keep the fish cool?
While on the charter, Caption Chuck will take responsibility for
keeping the catch on ice. Ice is available at the dock to package your
How involved will I be in catching the fish?
We try to make this a hands-on experience. You can be as
involved in catching the fish as you would like to be as long as
within the guidelines of safe practices.
What if I get seasick?
We recommend that anyone uncertain about his or her sea-legs
take medication prior to departure. We will return early at the
customerís request, but you will be responsible for the full cost of
When will you decide about weather conditions and if it is
safe to get underway?
Captain Chuck researches the weather forecast regularly and gets
information from other boats already on the water to determine if it
is safe to get underway. If the weather is questionable, the Captain
will discuss the weather with you prior to leaving the dock. It is
ultimately the Captainís decision, but if the charter decides to give
it a try and we turn back before reaching our destination, the cost of
the trip will be adjusted accordingly. If we reach our destination and
the charter makes the decision to go back, you will be responsible for
the full cost of the trip.
What do I do with my catch?
You have several options. We can stop at the local fish-cleaning
station; you can clean your own fish at our cleaning station at the
dock; and depending on schedule, you may be able to make arrangements
with the captain to clean them for you for a small fee.
Can you guarantee that Iíll catch fish?
While we make every effort to make your fishing charter successful,
Mother Nature is still in charge and some days she just does not
Iíve never caught a large fish before. Will you teach me
what to do?
The Captain takes great enjoyment in teaching other people
how to fish and is very passionate with his instructions. No previous
experience is necessary Ė weíll work with you according to your
knowledge and skill level.
What if I get injured?
The Captain is certified in CPR and basic first aid. We have
radio equipment to contact emergency personnel if a serious medical
situation should arise.