Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do we meet?

For offshore trips we leave from Dinner Key Marina located at 3400 Pan American Drive Miami, FL 33133. We are located on Pier 9 in Slip 11.This is near where the road bends on the boardwalk near pier 7. It is best if you take the 27th avenue entrance to the marina. Please park near the boat if possible. We have parking passes onboard, which we will issue you. Please arrive 15 minutes before the departure time. 

For inshore trips we offer several locations for pickup. Locations and exact times will be discussed and verified during booking.

How do we pay?

Payment is due at the end of the day after the charter. We accept cash and all major credit cards. We do not keep credit cards on file. Gratuity of 15-20% is also appreciated for the mate. Our crew never demands gratuity, but it is a nice reminder of a job well done.

What do we bring?

We provide most of the necessities for a safe and productive day on the water. Bait, tackle, safety equipment, licensing, insurance, and more are all included. However, we do not include food or drinks. 

It is recommended that your party bring food and drinks for the day, sunscreen, and sunglasses. We have a cooler with ice for drinks and a refrigerator for food on board.

Is alcohol allowed on board?

Yes, alcohol is allowed. Please keep drinking under control. Belligerence will not be tolerated. 

What happens with the fish?

All of the fish we catch is yours to keep. Many charters keep half the fish to sell. This is illegal in the state of Florida. We will filet and bag any fish you would like to take home. On many occasions, our clients choose to take fish to a restaurant nearby and have it cooked after the charter. We will fillet the fish and point you in the right direction if you would like to go this route. 

Sometimes we have a large amount of meat at the end of the trip. If you would like to take the fish home, the most cost effective method is to use a bag style cooler and check it onto the plane with dry ice. Be sure to check with your carrier about baggage fees and the amount of dry ice allowed. You can bring a cooler bag down with you or buy one nearby after the charter.

Shipping the fish home is not cost-effective. We do not have commercial fish processing and shipping plants that are common in Alaska for example so FedEx is our only option. We do not recommend this approach because the more fish you ship, the bigger the bill. 

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