Miami Fishing Charters - Offshore Fishing
Miami Fishing Charters - Dave Kostyo and Gil Gutierrez
Offshore Fishing with Miami Offshore Fishing Charters

Miami Offshore Fishing Charters Frequently Asked Questions

 


Now that you’ve read through the other pages of the website and you’d like to book a charter, there are only a few other questions you might have in mind. 

  • How do I book a charter? 
  • Is a deposit required?
  • How do I pay for the charter?
  • How many people can go on the charter?
  • Can I go as part of another group?
  • What about a fishing license? 
  • What is your cancellation policy? 
  • I’ve gone out numerous times on my own and have had little to no success.  Will you teach me how to fish?
  • Can you come on my boat and take me fishing?
  • How much does it cost?

Let’s answer all of these questions.

How Do I Book A Charter?
The first thing you have to know, is that we book trips on a first come, first serve basis.  The further in advance you book a trip, the more likely you’ll get the date or dates that you desire, especially in the January – June time frame.

There are several ways to contact us.

When calling, if you get the voice mail, leave a message with a number where either Captain Dave or Captain Gil can reach you.  We’ll be notified, immediately, of the message and get back with you just as soon as we can.

Is A Deposit Required?
Yes, we require a $100 deposit to hold each date you want to book.  Deposits can be made via PayPal through our individual websites.  For Captain Dave www.knotnancy.com and for Captain Gil www.luckyfishingcharters.com we will acknowledge receipt of the deposit when we are notified by PayPal. 

How Do I Pay For The Charter?
We already know that the deposit is made via PayPal.  The remainder for the charter is due in cash (US dollars) on the day of the trip. 

How many people can go on the charter?
The maximum number of people we can take is four (4).  It makes no difference whether they are adults or children.

Can I go as part of another group?
This is known as a split group, split party, or split charter.  We DO NOT arrange them.  When you book a charter with us, you are booking the boat for yourself or group of up to four (4) people.

What About a Fishing License?
All adults are required to have a fishing license.  We purchase a license each year that covers everyone who fishes aboard our boats, so it is not necessary for you to purchase a temporary fishing license.

What Is Your Cancellation Policy?
Weather conditions are the main reason a charter will either be cancelled or postponed to another date. 

If, based on the Captain’s knowledge of local weather conditions, the seas are too high or rough; we will reschedule the charter to another date.  If this can’t be done, then the deposit will be refunded.

If you are a “no-show”, you will forfeit the deposit.
The deposit for trips cancelled by the client within 6 days of the scheduled date will be forfeited. 

Refunds of a deposit for any other reason will be handled on a case by case basis.

I’ve Gone Out Numerous Times On My Own And Have Had Little To No Success.  Will You Teach Me How To Fish?
Yes we can, however, it has to be on our boats.  Once you’ve spent the day learning on our boats, you can go out on your own boat and practice what you’ve learned.

Can You Come Out On My Boat And Take Me Fishing?
No.  Due to liability reasons, our insurance policies will only allow us to take charters out on our boats.

How Much Does It Cost?
We offer a variety of trips to fit everyone’s needs.  If you don’t see the type of trip you’d like to take in the following list, give us a call or send us an email to inquire about it.

The rates quoted are per trip, not per person and are the same whether you are one (1) person or a group of up to four (4).

Half Day
(7:00 am - 11:30 am)
Or
(1:00 pm - 5:30 pm)…………………………………………………$530.00

Three Quarter Day (7:00 am - 1:00 pm)……………………………………..$600.00

Full Day (7:00 am - 3:00 pm)………………………………………………….$700.00

Twelve Hour Charter………………………………………………………...$1100.00

Afternoon/Evening Combo
January – June Only
(Eastern Standard Time = 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
(Daylight Savings Time = 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm)……………………………..$750.00

Evening Tarpon
Four (4) hours (5:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
Or
(6:00 pm – 10:00 pm)…………………………………………$500.00

Six (6) hours (5:00 pm – 11:00 pm)
Or
(6:00 pm – 12 Midnight)………………………………………..$600.00

Swordfish
(Summer Months = 6:30 pm – 2:30 am)
(Winter Months = 4:00 pm – 12 Midnight)…………………………………….$1100.00

Sailfish/Swordfish Combo…………………………………………………..$1100.00

Dolphin (Mahi-Mahi) Only Charters
During May, June, July, and August – ½, ¾, and full day rates apply and client pays for fuel over 30 gallons at the current (TNT Marine Center) rate posted on fuel pumps.

Evening Bottom Fishing Charters
The rate for this type charter is the same rates as the ½, ¾, and full day as listed above.

Small Children Introduction to Fishing
This type charter is for small children who have little or no experience fishing.  We fish for a variety of bottom fish and are more interested in steady action than size or quality of fish.  Patience is not a virtue of most small children and steady action will hook them on fishing and have them wanting to come back for more.  Four (4) hours will be more than ample on this charter……………………………………………………..$400.00

Please see our Rates page