Frequently Asked Questions

What's included and what should we bring?

Your charter includes: bottled water, ice, fuel, bait, fishing rods & tackle, fishing license, and fish cleaning.  


Please bring: sun screen, hat, sunglasses, towel(s), snacks and food, drinks of your choice (we have coolers and ice on the boat so there is no need to bring a drink cooler but if you do, please keep it minimal in size), change of clothes (you may decide to go swimming or shower to clean-up before returning to the dock), your play list (Bluetooth and auxiliary connections available), and cooler for fish (but leave it in your car).  


NO Bananas. Bananas are bad luck on a boat. So please do not bring bananas of any kind. No banana chips, banana taffy, bananas in a fruit salad, just say no to bananas.    


Gratuity: the crew works very hard to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable trip.  It is customary to tip the deck hand 15 to 20% and although not expected, many will do a little something for the captain as well.  

Is it okay to bring alcohol on the boat?

Yes, but please remember it is often hot out there and it is easy to get dehydrated and overindulge.  Safety is always our number goal so remember to drink responsibly and stay hydrated. For the safety of our passengers, the crew, and the boat, the Captain may, at his sole discretion and without debate, ask a passenger to stop drinking and hydrate.  Failure of a guest to comply may result in the termination of the charter and an immediate return to the dock and forfeiture of your charter fees.  Have fun and be safe.

Can we add time to the charter if we are having too much fun to return?

Yes, most of the time.  Just talk to the Captain or Mate while on charter and they will be happy to accommodate if possible. 

What if the weather is bad?

The weather changes often and often quickly in Destin so it is always good to be prepared with the right clothes and gear.  The Captain will keep a watchful eye on the  weather and will determine if it is safe enough and nice enough for you to enjoy the trip.  The call to cancel due to weather is often not make until the last minute.  If your trip is cancelled by the Captain and prior to leaving the dock, you will receive a full refund.  If you are concerned about the weather, it is best to show up at the boat and let the Captain make the final decision.  Too often the weather report is wrong and it turns out to be a beautiful day.  If the trip is cut short due to weather you will receive a prorated refund based on the length of the trip.

Can we continue to enjoy the boat while the fish are being cleaned?

Yes, we understand that it is often hot on the docks so you are welcome to stay on the boat until we are finished cleaning your catch. Upon arrival at the dock, you will want to get a few pictures with your catch and you may even want to enjoy a cold drink from Boshamps as well. 

Do I need to make a Reservation and what is the Cancellation Policy?

Yes, we highly recommend making a reservation so we can help you plan and prepare to get the most out of your charter. 


Payment for all Charter Fees and any additional Add-On Packages will be due and collected on the day of your charter via Cash or Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover).  


Customary gratuity is 15-20% for the First Mate and though not expected, something for the Captain in appreciation of an exceptional charter is a nice gesture.   


Cancellations with at least 7 days’ notice: No penalty and there will be no charge to your Credit Card on File.  

Cancellations with less than 7 days’ notice: 50% of your Charter Fee will be charged to your Credit Card on File.  

Cancellation with less than 24 hours’ notice and No Shows: 100% of your Charter Fees plus any Add-On Packages ordered will be charged to your Credit Card on File. 


Cancellation by the Captain: If your charter is cancelled by the Captain due to bad weather, unfavorable seas, or mechanical issues, there will be no cost to you and we will attempt to re-schedule your charter for a future date. Charters cut short due to weather or other unforeseen reasons will be prorated based on hours of service. 

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