Frequently Asked Questions
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How do I choose a boat? - “Follow these Guidelines”
- We want you to have the trip of a lifetime - Every time!
- If you have fished next to one of our boats you will notice they catch consistently.
- Our Captains are professional and exceptional in their own different ways.
- First Step: Choose a Charter or Party Boat.
- Charter Boats provide a private fishing experience from 1- 6 passengers*
- Party Boats offer a public fishing experience and carry more than 6 passengers.*
* Note: Larger groups can also charter a single party boat or multiple charter boats.
- Next Step: Narrow down your choices.
- We have already done that for you here: VIEW OUR BOAT MAP
Why choose a boat from here? - “Piece of mind”
- Not every boat that "charges money to take you fishing" is licensed for hire!
- Selecting any of our boats guarantees it is a legitimate "for hire" business.
- Our captains are vetted for professionalism and regulatory compliance.
- This includes their current year's captain's license, permits, registrations and insurance.
- USCG vessel documentation/drug testing and safety equipment are also compliant.
Is saltwater experience necessary? - “Not at all”
This is a very common question and experience is not necessary to catch fish.
- Listen to your crew as they explain the equipment and technique you will be using.
- Follow their instructions and you will catch more fish.
- While fishing on any of our boats no saltwater fishing license is required.
What will we catch? - “See Below”
- There are basically 2 types of fishing: “Inshore” and “Offshore”
- Some of our boats do both types, while others only specialize in one.
- INSHORE FISHING occurs inside of Long Island or Block Island.
- Inshore Species (when in season) most commonly include:
- Striped Bass, Fluke, Black Sea Bass, Porgies, Blackfish, Weakfish or Bluefish.
- The CT DEEP WEBSITE provides the size, season, and limit of each inshore species.
- These are usually 3-8 hours in duration.
- OFFSHORE FISHING occurs outside of Long Island and Block Island.
- Offshore Species (in season) most commonly include:
- Shark, Tuna or Mahi (on one day trips)
- Tuna / Shark / Mahi / White Marlin / Blue Marlin / Swordfish (on multi-day trips).
- One day trips may range from 12-14 hours, multi-day trips may last 24-36 hours.
Is Alcohol Allowed? - “These policies vary by boat”
- Each boat's alcohol policy varies so it is best to call and clarify ahead of time.
- Passengers who drink too much alcohol can ruin a trip and create safety risks for all.
Cannabis is legal in CT now? - “Not while on the water”.
- The use or possession of cannabis is illegal while on board any vessel.
- Federal laws preside over State laws and the U.S.C.G. is a federal entity.
What should we Bring? - “Here is a helpful list”.
- Water, Beverages and Food
- Coolers and Ice
- Sunglasses (UV/Polarized are best)
- Sunscreen 30+
- Hooded Rain Jacket and Sweatshirt
- Rubber sole shoes
- Motion Sickness Medication*
*(Tip: Take it the night before and again before departing)
Now that you have the basics answered, it's time to find a boat!