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

Online Reservations

Policies & Procedures For Fishing Charters

  • Fishing charter reservations require a $100 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 7 days notice. Inside of 7 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- Glass Bottles, black soled shoes, boots, shoes that you don’t want to get dirty or wet, $200 Nike's are not boat shoes, firearms, non prescription drugs, aerosol sun block, GPS device Or Go Pros are not allowed aboard.  Cell Phones & Smart watches must be off and location services off as well. If you’re not sure then I would recommend putting your devices in a Faraday signal blocking bag during trip which I have on board. If any GPS signal is picked up by our system the trip will be terminated and you will owe full balance due. (At the Captain's discretion bags may be searched). If you have any questions please contact me
  • Things to bring-Drinks, snacks, a small cooler, a hat, rain gear, sunglasses, sun block (non aerosol), non marking white soled shoes(flip flops are ok). Dramamine if prone to motion sickness or not sure (follow directions on the box)
  • Gratuity is not included. (The general rule of thumb is 15-20% of the cost of your trip)
  • Trips depart from Gasparilla Marina. Please arrive 15 min prior to scheduled departure.
  • Red Snapper trips in season (normally June-Aug) are a minimum of a 10 hr trip.

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 7 days notice. Inside of 7 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. 

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