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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*****

*****Due to the rising and ridiculous fuel prices I'm left with no option but to implement a fuel surcharge on all offshore & nearshore trips. This will be a charge of 25 % of fuel used on the trip. Example 65 gallons @ 5/4/2022 price of $6.16 = $400.40 in fuel . 25 % of this will be added to your bill which would be $100.10. On the average 8/9 hr offshore trip fuel is normally in the 60 gallon range, 10 hr trip 70 gallon range. Nearshore trips are substantially less. The charge will be based on the day of your charter fuel prices.

Red Snapper Season Has Been Announced. June 1st - August 19th . These trips are only the 10 hr trips!!!

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

Policies & Procedures For Fishing Charters

  •  Reservations require a $100 deposit.
  • 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(offhsore & 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.
  • 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 , 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.
  • Red Snapper trips in season (June 1st - Aug 19 th are only the 10 hr trip
  • Up to 5 guest are welcome on our offhsore trips however only 4 lines will be allowed in the water at a time
  • Due to the rising and ridiculous fuel prices I'm left with no option but to implement a fuel surcharge on all offshore & nearshore trips. This will be a charge of 25 % of fuel used on the trip. Example 65 gallons @ 5/4/2022 price of $6.16 = $400.40 in fuel . 25 % of this will be added to your bill which would be $100.10. On the average 8/9 hr offshore trip fuel is normally in the 60 gallon range, 10 hr trip 70 gallon range. Nearshore trips are substantially less. The charge will be based on the day of your charter fuel prices.

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.

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