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Chelsea Charters - Islamorada, FL
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Q: Will I need a fishing license?
A: Your fishing charter will cover your license and the cost is included in your trip.
Q: What is the standard gratuity?
A: Tipping is never mandatory, however it is customary to tip your first mate 15-20% for a great job.
Q: What time will our charter depart?
A: We generally leave the dock between 7 & 8 AM, however we prefer that you call us the night before your charter to discuss departure and weather conditions.
Q: What if weather conditions are bad?
A: The captain will keep you up to date when you call...a cancellation due to weather will only be determined by the captain, in which case your deposit will be refunded or you may choose to reschedule.
Q: Is that price per person?
A: No the charter price is for a private charter. You book the whole boat, however you may bring up to 6 people total. Please no more than 6 per USCG regulations.
Q: Can I keep the fish we catch?
A: Of course! We do follow local fish and game laws, as long as the size limit is legal you can keep them.
Q: Where can I get my fish cleaned?
A: The first mate and or captain will clean your fish at the dock and is included in your trip.
Q: Can we bring alcohol on our charter?
A: Sure...it's your charter.
Q: What types of payment do you accept?
A: Cash, Business Check or Credit Card at the boat please.
Q: What does the charter include?
A: Besides a great time... All bait, tackle, rods, reels, licenses, ice for the fish, and drink cooler. The first mate will clean and bag your catch at the dock.
Q: What should we bring?
A: A camera, lunch, drinks, sunscreen, hat, motion sickness medicine if necessary, a cooler to take your fish home in.

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