What to Expect in Orlando
When you book online or call you will get to talk to a knowledgeable person, which will be the guide himself or a spouse of a guide that has fished each of the locations we service. “Don’t confuse us with those online booking services” we are a family of industry anglers that with knowledge and experience of the area that separates us from all the rest. We are here to answer any questions or uncertainties you may have, which could typically include travel plans throughout Florida while fishing. We employee world class fishing guides, so you won’t be surprised and will know what to expect on your fishing charter. With our high tech management system it allows us to be more productive on and off the water, so when we are fishing it’s all about you!
Once your questions have been answered and you have decided on a date, the online booking is very easy. It ask, the date?, how many people? and if you don’t know just guess you will only be charged based on how many go on the trip. Next choose the time, typically in the AM or PM, the times are set but we do offer adjustable times when we can. During the checkout process, you can add notes to your booking. This is where you could ask for 8am start time versus the 7am normal. We ask that you confirm your reservation with a credit card. The small $75 deposit is fully refundable, and the balance is paid at the very end of the trip. You will receive a confirmation email immediately after deposit. We follow up that confirmation with a trip itinerary with captain’s information, including meeting location, directions, time and name & numbers for your fishing guide. You you would like to request a certain fishing guide, you can do so at any point in hte process or even add it to the notes of your online booking.
One thing is for certain, if you have a confirmed reservation to fish with us, we will be there. We are available to answer any questions as often as you need prior to your trip, anytime between 8am and 8pm EST, by calling, texting on the bottom left or chatting via WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger. Also, at any given time before or after making your reservation you are able to talk directly to your guide, again the office staff is very well trained on all the areas, which provides quality time on the water for the guides.
What to expect on a fishing charter with a guarantee?
On the day of your trip, you will be greeted by one of our courteous and professional fishing guides at the prearranged locations. (It varies from your hotel lobby, a local boat ramp and/or at a local marina.) You will also at this time have the opportunity to discuss what kind or style of fishing you would like to experience (fly fishing, artificial or live-bait). When meeting your guide he will recommend what baits and style of fishing have been working best over the last couple of days. This is also a great time to pick up your fishing license if you haven’t done so. All of our boats have built-in coolers complete with ice and bottled water, awaiting your favorite beverage. Yes, alcohol beverage are also permitted.
After our greeting and meeting, we will then proceed to our fishing “hot spot” on the lake, where our guides will assist and advise you on how to best catch the fish. While on the water you can be assured that we will work very hard to produce fish for you. We are constantly striving to raise the standard by which other guide services are measured, and we can only do so by providing the very best trip for you.
Also, understand we want you to enjoy your time on the water regardless if your reservation was for 4 hours or 8 hours. If you would like to extend your trip simply tell your guide and he will be happy to accommodate you. If the day is not going as expected, maybe the weather is not cooperating you are not required to say out for your complete time, nor will you be billed for it. All trips will be adjusted to the actual time fished with a 4-hour minimum.
Once your trip is over, you will be taken back to the original meeting location, and at this time you will settle your cost for your trip in full, less any deposits. If other payment arrangements have been made prior to your trip, your guide will be aware of it. You can use your credit card or feel free to pay cash. Gratuity is not included in the trip, nor is it expected. Gratuity is something over and above payment which should be earned by your guide. If you feel like you were not given the very best equipment and the very best effort on the part of your guide, please do not give a gratuity. However, if you would like to show your gratitude to your guide, a good standard tip is usually 15% or higher. Again, this is entirely up to you and your party as to the amount, but please do not feel obligated in any way. If you do all this, and don’t catch any fish the trip is completely FREE other then deposit, bait or other fixed cost. You can read more about our guarantee here.
If you have any other questions or concerns about what to expect on a fishing charter trip, please feel free to contact us.
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