We have not raised our rates in the past 6 years but unfortunately due to the steadily increasing cost for slip rental, insurance and equipment we have made slight increases for 2009. We will continue to have fuel surcharges for our offshore trips as necessary. However, we have reduced the surcharges for 2009 as a result of our rates showing an increase. If fuel exceeds $3 per gallon at the dock we will charge the amount of the fuel price above $3 to the client. For example, a tuna trip may require using 75 gallons of gas and if gas is selling for $3.50 the client would be charge and extra $37.50. We have a digital fuel flowmeter on our boat which is accurate to the tenth of a gallon. We refuel after every trip so are always sure of the amounts we use. There will be no surcharges on bass and bluefish trips this season. We feel that by using surcharges for fuel used we avoid feeling compelled to limit our travels to conserve fuel. Many charters are unwilling to travel great distances to catch fish because they are trying to keep fuel costs.

On our 8 hour trips and trips with younger children we prefer to have a mate on board to help make the trip as successful as possible. A good mate can often make the difference between a good trip and a great trip. Our mates do not get paid a salary and are compensated only by tips. Standard tips for mates is 20% of trip cost. We do not use mates on 4 hour trips unless requested or involving more than one younger child.

Trips should be booked in advance to secure prime dates. Dates are confirmed upon receipt of a 50% deposit. Deposit is refundable if cancelled no less than 2 weeks in advance. All trips cancelled due to weather or mechanical failures will of course result in a full refund. If your trip is cancelled less than 2 weeks in advance and we are able to re-book your date we will be happy to refund your deposit.

What to Bring

Warm clothes so you can dress in layers. It is almost always cool or cold in the morning and then gradually warms during the day. Average temperature on the water is at least 20 degrees cooler than on shore. Clients should also bring appropriate food and water. Alcoholic beverages are permitted in small amounts only. Foul weather gear is highly recommended even on days when it is supposed to be sunny. Sun protective lotion and cameras are the other two essential things to bring. If you are subject to motion sickness we suggest taking either medicine or using one of the Relief Band “watches” to reduce your risk of getting sick.

Cancellation Policy

We reserve the right to cancel a trip if we think the conditions will be unfavorable for a safe and successful fishing trip. If there are weather concerns you will hear from me in advance, usually be email or phone so that we can discuss the options.


A 50% deposit is due in advance to secure your date. We do not accept credit cards directly. However, we do accept pay pal so you can pay by credit card that way. We also accept checks for deposit and payment. The balance of the fee is due at the end of the trip.

Contact Info

All clients must complete and email the trip reservation sheet which will provide us with all the relevant information we need.