Do I need a fishing License?

You do not need a fishing license. The Hot Ticket has a blanket fishing license as well as all state/federal licenses and permits.

What do I need to bring?

Bring food and beverage, sun screen, sunglasses, motion sickness pills or patch, and don’t forget the camera to record your catch.

Do I need to bring my own fishing rod and bait?

No.  We provide top of the line fishing gear and bait.

How many people allowed per trip?

6 passengers or less, that’s the maximum allowed by the U.S. Coast Guard.

What if we don’t have six people and need others to split a trip to help with the cost?

We offer shared charters so if you do not have 6 people we may be able to pair you up with others to split the cost.  Please let us know as soon as possible so we have time to arrange this.

Is fish cleaning provided?

Yes, we will clean, bag and ice your catch for 50 cents per pound.

Can we get our fish mounted?

Yes.  Talk to your Captain if you would like to have a fish a fish mounted and we will arrange this.

Is it possible to get a custom tailored trip with different times and pickup and drop off locations?

Yes it is.  Let us know what you are looking for and we will do everything we can to make it happen.

How much do I need to tip the crew?

It is customary to tip the crew 15% of the cost of the charter. Captain and Mate work for tips.

What if we need more than 1 boat?

Please let us know and we will will arrange other boats to accommodate your party.

Do I need a deposit to reserve my trip?

Yes, a $100 – $200 deposit is required 14 days prior to your trip.  Cash, all major credit cards, and Apple Pay are accepted. Your deposit is completely refundable up to 14 days from your scheduled trip for any reason. Should the trip get cancelled by the Captain due to weather you may reschedule or receive your full deposit back. A 3.5% Convenience fee will be charged for credit card purchases.

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