Before Your Trip (4)

Before Your Trip

How many people can go on the boat?

Up to 6 people, this is based on U.S Coast Guard regulations

Also, 6 people is 6 people, no matter the age or if they will be actively fishing or not

Do you offer split charters?

Yes! We do offer split charters. Sometimes, they can be a bit tough to put together but if we have or you find another party

willing and ready to split the trip with you, we will do a split group. Still, no more than 6 people total!

Do you take a deposit?

No, we do not take a deposit. We will take your credit card information when we confirm your reservation, but do not process a charge. We have a 5-day cancellation policy.  If you need to change or cancel the charter, please let us know at least 5 days prior to the charter date or there is a $500 cancellation fee.  Nothing is charged until after the charter and you are welcome to pay cash, check or credit card.  Please note, there is a 3% credit card processing fee.

Will we get sea sick?

Possibly, although we hope not!   We've seen all types of people get sick and all types of people not get sick.  We tell our customers one of the best things to do is to take a Bonine or Dramamine and a ginger vitamin (available at drugstores) the night before and the morning of the charter.

After You Book (5)

After You Book

How do we pay?

You may pay cash, check or credit card. You pay Captain Ross at the dock after your trip.

What is customary tip?

20%. It is customary to tip the mate and the captain.

What do we bring?

Hat, sunglasses, camera, GoPro, sunscreen and whatever you would like to eat/drink.

Where do we meet?

Bud-N-Mary's Marina at 79851 Overseas Highway, Islamorada.

At the marina, walk down the dock all the way down towards the ocean as far as you can go. Once at the end, turn right and walk all the way down and you will be boarding the EarlyBird

What happens with the fish we catch?

Captain Ross cleans and bags up the fish filets for you.

You can cook it, take it to a local restaurant for a "hook and cook" or our friends at Ship Your Catch will vaccum seal it and mail it back to you!

Ship Your Catch