Thank you for stopping by to learn more about our fishing charters on board the “In XS”. As one can imagine we get all sorts of questions.
Here we have compiled a list of the most popular and some questions that we would like to answer before we even get started.
What we do not cover here, we are delighted to go over on the phone when you call.
We do everything that we can to make sure folks are comfortable on board the “In XS”. The 47′ Viking sport fishing boat is one of the finest riding and seakeeping boats in her class. We understand that folks still get seasick. Our policy is we have a 4 hour minimum. If your party is needing to head back in due to being seasick, we will cut to the nearest length of trip that we offer and bill you only for that.
Please Take Precautions.
a. Do Not drink heavy the night before your charter.
b. DO take seasick meds within 1 hour before your deep sea fishing charter.
c. Try Not to eat a bunch of greasy food before your deep sea fishing charter.
d. Do Not book a deep sea fishing charter if you get chronic motion sick.
Deep Sea fishing lends itself to being weather dependent. We do not like bad weather any more than you do. Ultimatly we reserve the right to call it for bad weather. If – WE – cancel a trip due to bad weather then you receive a full refund of your deposit if you cannot reschedule. IF -You- cancell a trip that you have scheduled with us for bad weather within 24 hours of your departure you will be charged in full for your trip. Outside 24 hours we will keep your deposit. This is spelled out in our cancellation policy that each and every customer signs to secure a reservation.
Please refer to our booking and cancelation policies.
No it is not… Tipping, while not required is reccomended and customary. The crew relies on tips for a large portion of their income. A gratuity of 15-20% of the total charter fee is reccomended and more is graciously appreciated. This amount is pooled between the mate and the captain of the boat. Do keep in mind that these big sport fishing boats are very hard work to take care of and maintain. The crew is resonsible for having the boat cleaned top to bottom, restocked, re-fueled, re-baited, re-rigged rods and reels maintained and bathrooms clean enough for your mom. For the extra hard work they appreciate the gratuity.
Yes. We want you to have a good time in moderation bring whatever you like to drink. While we prefer no glass bottles somtimes our favorite beverages do not come in cans.
We reserve the right to allow only adults over the age of 21 to drink responsibly.
We reserve the right to cut anyone off that is apparent to the crew intoxicated to the point they are potentially dangerous to themselves and / or us.
We also reserve the right to call it a day if we feel our guests have over consumed to the point they are (in our opinion) unable to perform the act of fishing and still charge for the used portion of the charter fee based off our published rates.
When guests go fishing on board the “In XS” they can expect the following items to be provided. Fishing licenses for everyone on board up to 6 guests, Fresh cold drinking water, refridgerator for your drinks, lunch and perishables, ice to keep the fish you catch cold, air conditioning, two fully enclosed bathrooms, all the required safety gear, instruction on how to use our tackle and equipment, All the tackle, bait and lures needed to catch our targeted fish. Fresh water rinse / showers, proper gear for fighting fish.
Yes. You are allowed to keep anything you catch as long as it is within state and federal legal sizes and not exceeding bag limits. At the end of the fishing charter we are happy to filet your catch and put it in ziplock bags for transport. At no extra cost.
Tipping is recommended.
Yes.. When going on a private charter on board the “In XS” we have free – secure parking for our anglers.
If you are booked with any of our affiliates, please ask about parking if need be.
UBER is a great way to get around Key West.
We accept payment in most forms of credit card and of course cash.
We do not accept personal checks. On special corporate trips we will accept corporate payment by check in advance of the charter.
Our private charters on board the “In XS” can take up to 6 persons. This is a Coast Guard rule and not flexible in any way.
6 persons means 6 heartbeats. Does not matter if they fish or not.
Deep Sea fishing is an outdoor sport. Please bring with you whatever you will need to be in the sun, wind and weather. Also. Remember to bring your medications if neeeded and items that you prefer to drink besides fresh water. Please makes sure you also bring food and snacks that you may want while on your fishing charter.