How much experience do you have?
I have been boating and fishing my entire life. As for the Sanibel Captiva area, I have over 30 years of experience in these waters. I’m also a fully licensed USCG Captain for fresh and salt waters throughout the U.S.
How big is the boat?
The Parker is 25’ long and almost 10’ on the beam. It is very stable in all weather conditions and allows for plenty of elbow room for fishing or enough space for a nice comfortable social gathering. The boat is also very unique because it only draws 18 inches which means we can even hit the intriguing backwaters if conditions are favorable.
When does my charter start?
We’ll arrange your outing according to your schedule and what the tides and other weather factors are up to. In high season (January – May), we’re extremely busy so there may be less flexibility. However, no worries – we’ll work with you to make sure you have a memorable experience.
How many people can I bring?
I can take up to six to eight people very comfortably.
What gear, food and beverages should we bring?
We’ll discuss what you should wear depending on what the weather forecast is for that day. I do have a limited supply of jackets. Also, plan on bringing along any food or special beverages. I will provide cold water and ice. We have plenty of space to store items for you.
Because of the Florida sun, make sure you are adequately covered including a hat or visor. And don’t forget your favorite sun screen.
Do I need fishing or observation gear?
I have top-of-the-line fishing reels and poles. All artificial and/or live bait is provided. If you have a favorite lure, bring it along and we’ll give it a try. I also have several types of binoculars to zero in on wildlife that we’ll likely see during our outing.
Will bad weather cancel my charter?
Possibly. This is supposed to be fun. I’ll make the call because our weather can change quickly.
Can I wear hard or black-soled shoes on your boat?
No Mon! You can go barefoot, or use a spare pair of flip-flops I have on board.