Our Rates and Booking Policy

Rates

The rates below apply for any groups of 4 or less. On all trips, the 5th and 6th person will accrue an additional $50 per person towards the balance of that trip (excluding Tarpon Trips; please see below)

Please be aware that as per United States Coast Guard Regulations, we can only accommodate a maximum of 6 passengers on our trips.  

We work closely with several other qualified captains. If you have more than 6 people we will be more than happy to accommodate your group with the use of additional boats. 

Sunset Trips

$300

Backwater Fishing

4 Hour Trips: $500

5 Hour Trips: $550

6 Hour Trips: $650

Customizable Trips: Call for more information and pricing

Tarpon Trip 

6 Hour Trips: $800

8 Hour Trips: $1000

Customizable Trips: Call for more information and pricing

*Rates are up to 3 people; Additional $100 per person up to a maximum of 6 people

Combo Trips

6 Hour Trips: $650

Customizable Trips: Call for more information and pricing

** We can also pick up our guests from Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel Island, and Captiva Island. Pick up locations do incur an additional fee depending on the location. Please call for more information and pricing. 

***Holiday restrictions apply- please call for availability and details

Booking Policy and Deposits

Bookings are typically taken over the phone. Name, phone number, date of the trip, time, and credit card will be confirmed over the phone to secure the trip. The reservation will be confirmed once more at least a day before the trip by the Captain to go over details and any questions.  

Credit cards are always taken over the phone. This reserves the reservation. Credit cards will not be charged unless the reservation is a no-show or cancel within the 72 hours prior to the trip. Please note our cancelation policy below.

All payments will be collected by the Captain at the end of your trip.

We accept Cash, all major credit cards, but we do NOT accept checks. 

**Please note that if you are paying by card there will be a processing fee added to the balance. 

Cancelation Policy

On the day of the charter, the Captain may make the final decision to cancel due to inclement weather for safety. The trip will then be scheduled to a later date. 

Cancellations or rescheduled trips by the client at least 72 hours prior to the trip will allow for no penalties to be charged.

If a charter is canceled within 72 hours of a trip or the client is a no show, we will charge the full amount to the card on file. 

F.A.Q.S

What should we bring?

We provide all your licensing, bait, tackle, and bottled waters on the boat***. For our Shelling/Combo Tours, you are welcome to bring your shell bags, extra change of clothes, fresh towels, packed lunch/snacks, your favorite drinks (we request that they are not glass bottles if possible), and any other fun necessities you may need. If you have any questions, please call us to ask.

During our colder weather patterns and you have a morning departure with us, we suggest bringing a windbreaker. It is usually much colder out on the water than it is on the mainland. 

*** For all our equipment we provide on the boat, we go by a "you break/lose it, you pay for it" policy. This means any equipment that is mishandled and damaged/lost during a trip will be charged on your final balance. Keep in mind, all our rigs are high in quality. They are made to withstand wear and tear with proper handling and usage. Please be respectful of our equipment and boat. 

Is there a cooler on the boat? Can we bring our own?

We provide you with a cooler which is stocked with plenty of water for the day. There is also plenty of room for your own personal.food and beverages (BYOB)! We request no glass cups be brought onto the boat in case the glass breaks. This is for your safety!

 

Our guests are welcome to bring their own cooler with snacks and favorite beverages, especially on our longer trips. 

We have a second cooler that doubles as a dry hold for your personal belongings (phones, cameras, extra clothes, backpacks, etc). This can be utilized for additional refreshment storage if need be. 

Gratuity? 

One of the most common questions we get at the end of a trip is "What is a normal tip for a charter captain?" We recommend comparing the tip to a restaurant visit since we are in the service industry. A standard tip for charter captains is recommended at 15%-20%

Do we need a fishing license?

We carry a commercial charter captain license and have all of your licensing covered. There is no need to purchase any fishing license prior to your trip. In addition to the fishing licenses, we hold commercial special use permits for local wildlife refuges which allow us to enter and fish in some of the more secluded and protected areas of the bay.