Amelia Family Fishing Charters - Amelia Island, FL
Frequently Asked Questions

 


Q:  How many people can your boat hold?  Can we split the charter with another group?
A:  Whether you’re fishing or watching, the maximum number of passengers I’m licensed to take is six.  I only take private groups.

Q:  Do we need to buy a fishing license?
A:  No.  I purchase an annual fishing license for the state waters of Florida and Georgia.  This license covers everyone fishing on my boat.

Q:
What should we bring?
A: Anything that you want to eat or drink, sunscreen, sunglasses, a camera, maybe a hat.  There will be a large cooler with clean ice on the boat for you.  Seasonal clothing; note it is usually cooler on the boat than land.

Q: 
What about if the seas are rough or the weather is bad?
A:  If it is too rough or raining, I don’t want to go either, sometimes if it is just windy, we can fish behind the islands and still catch very nice fish.

Q: 
What if I get seasick?
A:  When I was young, I used to get seasick and I know what that feels like.  If you even think that you’re starting to feel bad, just let me know and I will get us in to calm water as quick as possible.

Amelia Family Fishing Charters Catching Fish FAQ
Q:
  Is there a mate, do we tip you?
A:  I have my boat set up so I can operate and fish single handedly.  I think it makes the trip more personal.  Gratuity is greatly appreciated, but not expected.

Q: 
What if we have more than six people wanting to go fishing?
A:  I have a couple of options.  You can split a 6-hour charter; half go out first 3 hours, then we come in and the other half go out the last 3 hours.  Or I can always get another captain or two to meet us at my dock and we will all head out fishing at the same time.

Q:
  Do you offer gift certificates?
A:  Yes.  You can purchase with a mailed check or call me with a credit card.  I will mail the certificate to whatever address you prefer.  Another awesome gift is getting that special fish mounted.  Just let me know.

Q: 
Where do we meet to begin our fishing charter?
A:  The “Miss Kayla” is docked at Egan’s Creek Marina, 1620 North 14th Street.  I also pick up charters at Fernandina Harbor Marina, St. Mary’s dock, and the Greyfield Inn on Cumberland Island.

Q:
  How long of a charter should we book?
A:  Most families book 4-hour charters the first time fishing with me.

 

Q:  How are your charters different from the other charter boats?
A:  I like for people to feel like they can relax with me and with my boat.  I’m not like those guys on TV who like to hear themselves talk.  I am here for you, to help you anyway I can while we are fishing.  Come and see why most of the families that fish with me have been with me before.