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.
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.