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Capt. Jeff Watkins Sr.
US Coast Guard Licensed
40 yrs local fishing knowledge
SW Florida's top rated guide

Online Reservations

*****Notices/News*****

 

*****NOAA has announced that Lane Snapper will be closed for harvesting  November 15th 2022 - December 31st 2022.

*****NOAA has announced that Red Grouper will be closed for harvesting August 30th 2022 through December 31st 2022.

*****Reminder gratuity is not included in price 20% is customary and appreciated

*****Trip lengths are from time leaving dock to time returning to the dock and return time can fluctuate a little depending on conditons

***** Redfish are set to be open on Sept. 1st, However on my inshore charters they will be catch and release only to allow our fishery to continue to flourish. Many guides are doing the same thing as we all share the same interest in the fishery here in Southwest Floirda.

Policies & Procedures For Fishing Charters

  • Reservations require a $100 deposit.
  • NOAA  has announced that Red Grouper will be closed August 30th 2022 through December 31st 2022. We still have plenty of other species to bring back for dinner.
  • NOAA has announced that Lane Snapper will be closed for harvesting  November 15th 2022 - December 31st 2022.
  • Redfish are set to be open on Sept. 1st, However on my inshore charters they will be catch and release only to allow our fishery to continue to flourish. Many guides are doing the same thing as we all share the same interest in this fishery here in Southwest Floirda.
  • The captain may postpone or cancel trip due to poor weather conditions or other reasons at his discretion. Trips cancelled by the captain will receive a 100% refund.
  • The captain will email you within 48 hrs of your reservation with an itinerary of your trip including all the details.
  • A full refund of deposit is issued for all trips canceled with at least 14 days notice. However, inside of 14 days the deposit is forfeited, and for no shows the day of charter you will be charged the full amount of trip on the card you used for deposit.
  • Please look over the trip details page to ensure you are booking the correct trip
  • Things not to bring- Bananas, Glass Bottles, Black soled shoes!!!!, Boots, and Crocs are not allowed. You will need to go barefoot if you don't have non marking shoes. Firearms, nonprescription drugs, Cannabis even with prescription is not allowed. Aerosol sun block. GPS units, smart watches, and Go Pros are not allowed aboard on all offshore & nearshore trips. Cell phones must be off before leaving dock(offshore & Nearshore trips).  The Capt can take any photos and send to you after trip.  If GPS signal is picked up by our system on a offshore trip the trip will be cancelled and full amount will be due. If you are not sure of cell phone GPS, then I would recommend putting your devices in a faraday signal blocking bag during trip which I have on board.
  • Things to bring-Drinks, snacks, a small cooler, a hat, rain gear, sunglasses, sun block (non aerosol), non marking white soled shoes , and Dramamine if prone to motion sickness or not sure (follow directions on the box).
  • Gratuity is not included. Customary is 20% of the price of your charter.
  • Trips depart from Gasparilla Marina. Please arrive 15 min prior to scheduled departure
  • Up to 5 guest are welcome on our offshore trips however only 4 lines will be allowed in the water at a time
  • If you have any questions please contact me.

Policies & Procedures For Cruises & Tours

  • Tour and Cruise reservations require a $50.00 deposit
  • The captain may postpone/cancel trip due to poor weather conditions or other reasons at his discretion. Trips cancelled by the captain will receive a 100% refund.
  • The captain will email you within 48 hrs of your reservation with an itinerary of your trip including all the details.
  • A full refund is issued for all trips canceled with at least 14 days notice. Inside of 14 days deposit is forfeited. And for no shows the day of charter you will be charged the full amount of trip on the card you used for deposit.
  • Things not to bring-non prescription drugs, glass bottles, black soled shoes, firearms, aerosol sun block.
  • Things to bring-Drinks(alcohol is allowed), snacks, a small cooler, a hat, rain gear, sunglasses, sun block (non aerosol), non marking white soled shoes(flip flops are ok)
  • Trips depart from Gasparilla Marina. Please arrive 15 min prior to scheduled departure. Pick up can also be arranged from the Little Gasparilla Island Docks as well as the Pink Elephant docks on Boca Grande.
  • Gratuity is not included. Customary is 20% of the price of your charter.
  • If you have any questions please contact me.

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