What should I bring?
I suggest that customers bring drinks, lunch, snacks, sunscreen, hats, beach and hand towels, sunglasses and zip lock bags if you want to take fillets back with you.
Do I need to bring a cooler?
We have plenty of fish storage and cooler space loaded with ice already on the boat, so there is no need to bring additional coolers, the less on the deck the better. However, you will need one to carry your fish home.
What is provided?
Everything you need for saltwater fishing. Rod, reels, bait, tackle, ice, and fishing license. Fish cleaning is also included!
Do you require a deposit to book a charter?
Reservations are made by phone (910) 233-3741 or online. The date and time of your private fishing charter will be confirmed after a $100 deposit has been received. Cancellations 14 days before departure will result in a full refund. Cancellations after 14 days prior to your trip will forfeit your entire deposit. Weather or mechanical delays decided by Captain only will result in your trip being rescheduled. If you can’t attend on a new date, then a full refund will be issued (Full group trips only).
What is your charter cancellation policy?
A cancellation called by the Captain due to weather or mechanical problems will create a deposit credited toward another Charter date. A trip terminated by the Captain due to weather once fishing has commenced will not be entitled to a credit or refund if the Charter party agreed to leave the dock. A trip terminated due to member(s) of the Charter party getting seasick will not be entitled to a refund or credit. A trip canceled in advance by the Charter party of at least two weeks will create a credit of the paid deposit to a charter trip on another date as determined by the charter party and the captain.
Is there a minimum age requirement for kids?
There’s no minimum age for children aboard Release Me Sport Fishing. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Kids under the age of 13 don’t have to pay the extra person fee for trips – getting young anglers hooked on offshore fishing is payment enough!
Charter Rules and Regulations
We do everything in our power for you to have a great time on your deep-sea fishing trip, but we do have some rules.
Some are general rules for your safety and others protect our boat, equipment and crews. Our charters operate under our complete terms and conditions of your charter. The following is a brief review of that agreement.
The Charter operates under the authority of the Captain. The Captain has the authority to terminate the Charter in the event of unacceptable conduct by the Charter party.
The boat is licensed to accept up to six (6) people in your party plus the crew. Their are no exceptions to this U.S. Coast Guard rule. Please do not ask the crew to violate the law.
No illegal substances or firearms are permitted on board. Discovery of the presence and/or use of illegal substances and/or firearms will immediately terminate the Charter without refund and the vessel will return to port. Alcoholic beverages ARE allowed.
There are NO guarantees concerning how many or what types of fish that you and your party will catch. We do commit that the equipment is is proper repair and that our crew will do everything in its power to give you and your party a wonderful deep-sea ocean fishing experience. The sport is called “Fishing” and not “Catching”.
There are days when we catch more fish than other days and there are many conditions that govern catching success. Not in the least of those conditions are the abilities of the anglers in your party. Listening and following suggestions and directions from the crew will increase the likelihood of catching fish especially after hookup. It is possible that your charter date might not produce many keeper fish. If your crew work hard to try everything that they know to attract strikes/fish, they have earned their tip. Please base your treatment of the crew based on their performance and work ethic and not by how many fish you take home.
Release Me Sportfishing wants you to travel safe, travel fun and travel right.