No, you do not need a fishing license, however, local authorities do require the boat and crew to be licensed. A license is required to sell fish.
All you need to bring is your own food, beverages, sunscreen, sunglasses and motion sickness medication if you feel you may need it. You may want to bring a towel depending on the activities you plan to partake in. We would have plenty of ice, bottled water and a cooler for storing your food and drinks.
We are in the service business and our goal is to exceed our clients' expectations. If you feel your captain and crew has done a good job on your charter, tipping is always appreciated. The norm is at least 15% of the charter cost even though many guest tip much more.
Most saltwater species of fish, including blue marlin, are not mounted using the skin of the fish. The mounts are made of a fiberglass replica mold and the size is determined by measurements taken from the fish. Your fish may be mounted by either taking measurements of the fish at the time of the catch, and then releasing your fish, or by taking the measurements later on the boat. We use a world famous taxidermist who can create your mount. Be sure and let the captain know of your intentions in advance of catching your fish so he can take the appropriate actions. Please note that we release all bill fish.
Yes you may split your charter between fishing, snorkeling, beaching, sightseeing etc depending on the length of the charter you book and how much time you wish to devote to each activity.
Depending on where you are picked up from, it would take from 10 – 20 minutes to get to the fishing grounds.
- We can refer you to one of our local restaurants to have some prepared for you,
- You can take your catch back home with you
- Share it with the crew.
- Some clients elect to release all their catches.
- Any fish you choose to take back home will have to accompany you on the airline as there is no local provision for the shipment of game-fish.
We will be happy to arrange your large group charter by putting together a fleet of other local charter boats.