Have a Question About Our Fishing Charters?

Where is the boat located?
We are staying in the 30A area, how far are you from us?
What do we need to bring?
Can we bring alcoholic beverages on the boat?
Can I bring my own rod and reel?
Do we pay for our live bait?
How early should we arrive for our trip?
Can we get our fished cleaned and who will clean our fish?
Is the boat air conditioned?
Is there a restroom on board?
How far offshore do we go on our trip?
Is there a deckhand to assist us throughout our trip?
When should I book my trip?
Is there a place on the boat where we can get out of the hot sun?
What happens if the weather is too bad to go on our trip?
What is the age limit for the boat?
How many people can I bring?
Should we bring a cooler to put our fish in while we are out on our trip?
How do I reserve a trip?

 



Where is the boat located?

We are located at Captain Anderson’s Marina slip number 1E, 5550 North Lagoon Dr. Panama City Beach, Fl 32408.  Our boat is located directly behind Dockside Seafood restaurant. See Map

We are staying in the 30A area, how far are you from us?

We are at the closest marina to you. Depending on your exact location we are about 25-45 minutes east of 30A.

What do we need to bring?

You are welcome to bring your own food and drink onboard. We also suggest bringing a hat, sunglasses and sunblock with high SPF. In the spring, fall and winter a light jacket is always a safe bet.

Can we bring alcoholic beverages on the boat?

Feel free to bring alcoholic beverages. Please try to bring all drinks in plastic or aluminum cans ~ not bottles. Try not to bring any glass bottles if possible. Please note: Drinking is allowed, drunkenness is not.

Can I bring my own rod and reel?

We have top of the line rods and reels for every type of fishing we offer. This being said you are still more than welcome to bring and use your own, as long as it has monofilament line and not braided fishing line. We do not allow braided line. It can get tangled in the underwater bearings causing costly repairs.

Do we pay for our live bait?

Depending on targeted species live bait could be needed. We furnish all the frozen and cut bait you can use. We also furnish all the live bait we catch in our bait traps. If you would like to have more live bait beyond what we catch in our traps, we can either stop at the bait boats on our way out and buy more or we can fish for bait on our way out to the fishing grounds. We do not provide the bait if we stop and purchase it at the bait boats.

How early should we arrive for our trip?

Arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time.

Can we get our fished cleaned and who will clean our fish?

The crew on the boats are not allowed to clean your catch. The fish market is located directly behind our boat at the marina. They will clean, bag and ice your catch. They will even hold your catch for up to 3 days. The cost is .60 cents per pound for cleaning.

Is the boat air conditioned?

Absolutely! We have 2 ½ tons of air to keep you cool!

Is there a restroom on board?

Yes, we have a very clean restroom and a household size toilet. We also have a sink with freshwater. See Hooked Up Cabin.

How far offshore do we go on our trip?

The length of trip dictates how far offshore we will fish.  It could be as close as 1 mile out or as far as 200 miles out. Ask the captain for more details when booking your trip.

Is there a deckhand to assist us throughout our trip?

Yes, we always have an experienced deckhand to help make the trip as enjoyable and successful as possible. And remember the deckhand works for tips… 🙂 …10 to 20% is customary.

When should I book my trip?

We recommend booking your trip as far in advance as possible, to secure the date of your trip. June, July, and August are our busiest months and we typically stay booked 2 weeks in advance. However, you can always check with us for last minutes openings due to cancellations. During the spring, fall and winter months it’s a little easier to reserve your trip once you arrive in town. We still recommend booking before you arrive to secure your preferred date.

Is there a place on the boat where we can get out of the hot sun?

Absolutely!! The main cabin area has ice cold air-conditioning and lots of bench seating. We also have 4 bunks below and a full sized restroom. See Hooked Up Cabin.

What happens if the weather is too bad to go on our trip?

If we have to cancel your trip due to bad weather or mechanical failure there is no charge at all to you.  We will do our best to reschedule your trip with us on a different day if it fits your schedule and ours. If we are already booked we will do our best to send you out with another charter that we recommend.

What is the age limit for the boat?

Our youngest passenger was 11 days old. This being said we have no age limit. Kids under 6 ride for free.

How many people can I bring?

Due to licensing regulations, we can accommodate up to 18 passengers in total. This number does include ALL children.

Should we bring a cooler to put our fish in while we are out on our trip?

No, please leave coolers for your fish in your vehicles. We have a large ice chest on board to put your catch in. Just bring enough coolers for your food and drinks.

How do I reserve a trip?

The best way is to just call Capt. B.J. He will be glad to answer your questions and take your reservation over the phone or via the booking form. Most people just hold their reservation with a credit card over the phone. You can also reserve by mailing a check or money order.

 


If you still have questions, please call or message Captain B.J. on (850) 774-8333 and he will be only too happy to answer them for you.

We look forward to seeing you on a fishing trip soon!