Frequently Asked Questions

Do we need a fishing license?

No, a fishing license is included with each trip.

What kind of fish do you catch?

The type of fish caught during a trip typically depends on the time of year. Although not guaranteed or limited to, fish such as grouper, key west grunts, lane snapper, vermilion snapper, mangrove snapper, red snapper (SEASONAL) trigger fish, kingfish, porgies, amberjack, and cobia are caught on our fishing trips.

Are reservations required?

YES! We have a minimum in order to run each charter, so reservations are mandatory.

What do we need to bring?

Please bring what you would like to eat and drink for the day. Protective clothing, sun protection, and sunglasses are also recommended. Due to limited space, you may bring a SMALL cooler no bigger than 18” to store your food and drinks in. Beer and wine are permitted. However, NO hard liquor, illegal drugs, or firearms. GPS or navigational devices are NOT permitted aboard this vessel.

Can I bring my own fishing gear?

Yes! Although we do supply the rods and tackle, you may bring your own if you wish! Please keep in mind that rods and tackle must be comparable to what is being used on the vessel by our captain. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

What happens if I drop a rod overboard?

You are responsible for the rod giving to you prior to the trip. In the event that a rod is lost, you will be required to pay $100 replacement fee. However, if a rod is broken you will not be required to pay a replacement fee.

Where do we meet before a trip?

Please arrive 45 minutes prior to your trip to check in and get your belongings on the vessel. We are located at the docks outside of Swordfish Grill and Tiki. When arriving, please drop your things off and you will be instructed where to park your vehicle. There will be a shuttle waiting in our parking lot located on Cortez Road to bring you back to the fishing vessel.

Can we tip our crew?

Absolutely! Tips are always appreciated. Our mate works solely on tips and 18-20% is customary.

Are children allowed to come?

Absolutely! We are a family business and welcome children. But for safety purposes, children must be 5 years or older.

What happens if the weather is bad?

The captain would never put any of his passengers in danger. With that being said, the trips are subject to be canceled if the conditions not favorable or safe to go fishing.

What is your cancellation policy?

We require a 48-hour notice to cancel your reservation. If you do not cancel within 48 hours and don’t show up for your reservation, you will be charged the FULL amount for the trip.

This does not include cancellation due to weather and/or mechanical problems. All cancellations made on behalf of Florida Fishing Fleet with be refunded in full.

If you have booked the entire vessel for a PRIVATE trip, we require a 14-day notice of cancellation.

Do you require a deposit?

Yes, a deposit of $50 is required per booking (1 person) in order to book your trip. If the trip has to be cancelled on behalf of Florida Fishing Fleet, you will receive a full refund.

A $200 deposit is required on all private bookings.

“Great Capt that really cares about his clients, making sure they have a great experience. oh and by the way, I have fished with him for a number of years and he knows where the fish are.”

“The owners old Florida Fishing Fleet are two of the kindest people I know. Florida born and bred, there is no better duo to provide a great time on the water.”

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