$750 + 20% tips for 4 hours then $125/hr thereafter
$650 + 20% tips for 3 hours then $125/hr thereafter
Customers should meet at the boat located at 138 Magnolia Street, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459. The meeting place is actually in Grayton Beach, but if you are using a navigator it is better to enter Santa Rosa Beach. We have adequate parking and restrooms (no restrooms on boat).
Typical morning charters leave at 7:00 or 8:00 am
Afternoon charters leave at 1:00 or 2:00 pm
Departure times are negotiable
What to bring:
Customers should bring snacks (sandwiches, crackers, etc.) drinks, sunblock and a cooler for the fish at the end of the day. We have a cooler on the boat for your drinks so don’t spend a lot of time packing a cooler. We also have ice.
We recommend that customers take Bonine an hour or two before departure. Bonine is a non-drowsy version of Dramamine and is a “great” preventative measure for motion sickness even on calm days. You can purchase Bonine at Publix, Walmart or CVS. It is best to be safe than sorry.
Number of people allowed on the boat:
The captain’s US Coast Guard License covers up to 6 passengers. However, 6 adults with a captain and a deckhand is more than a boat full. We will take up to 6 people if there are some small kids in the mix. Charters of 2-4 people are best. If you have more people than that, then we suggest breaking them up into 2 charters or going to Destin and chartering a bigger boat.
This is a very unique “private” charter and a great experience for your vacation. We work very hard to make our customers happy, after all, this is your vacation and you are why we are in business. The water is beautiful and it is common to see dolphin, sea turtles and a host of other really neat stuff out there. It really is quite amazing.
Kids are welcome.
We will clean the fish and pack the fillets in ziplocs and ice in a cooler that you provide. Customers often go have lunch at Shorty’s, Hibiscus or the Red Bar while we clean the fish. Shorty’s will cook your fish for you.
You will catch fish! If you don’t catch fish then you don’t have to pay for a long boat ride. No Fish- No Pay!
The average trip is within a 10 mile radius of the launching point at Grayton Beach.
Among the fish that are commonly caught are Red Snapper, Mingo Snapper, White Snapper, Trigger Fish, Gag Grouper, Red Grouper, Amberjack, King Mackeral, Spanish Mackeral, Cobia, Mahi, and some others.
Some of the fish, such as Red Snapper, Grouper and Amberjack are only allowed to be taken during various “open seasons”. Any species caught during a closed season for that particular species are released.
However, we do pause for photographs. We take some awesome pictures and we send them to you via “Dropbox”. After the charter you will receive an invitation to join Dropbox. If you don’t have Dropbox, then you will need to install it, but it is a simple process and it’s free.
Please be assured that even if the season is closed for certain species you will be able to bring back some fish to eat.