FAQ’S

  1. Do I need to bring my own fishing gear?
    If you have a lucky rod and reel you’re welcome to bring it but is not necessary. Charisma is fully equipped with the finest tournament quality tackle; specifically chosen to ensure you have a successful fishing experience in the Florida Keys.
  2. What do I need to bring?
    Sunscreen, sunglasses, and a light jacket in the cooler months, definitely a camera, your lucky fishing hat, and what ever you want to eat and drink.
  3. What’s included in the charter price?
    We provide the bait, tackle, ice, bottled water and fishing license.
  4. Do I need to have fishing experience?
    No, it is not necessary. The knowledgeable crew of the Charisma is capable of providing you with a successful day on the water whether you’re a novice or experienced angler.
  5. What is the customary gratuity?
    The crew of the Charisma work extremely hard before, during, and after the trip to make your day one to remember. The normal gratuity is 18%-20%.
  6. How long will we be out on the water?
    Depending on which charter you choose, will determine how long you will be out on the water. Our 1/2 day is 5 hours, 3/4 day is 7 hours, and a full day is 9 hours. We offer more time on the water in order to provide you with longer fishing time.
  7. Do we still go fishing if the weather is bad?
    Prior to the day of the charter the captain will be monitoring the weather and sea conditions. He will contact you the day before to confirm and/or give you the option of postponing your trip.
  8. What is the cancellation policy?
    We require 48 hours notice for a full refund of your deposit.
  9. What happens to the fish we catch?
    Upon return, your captain will fillet and bag your fish right at the dock. Don’t forget to bring a cooler to bring home the fish!
  10. Can you recommend any local hotels and restaurants?
    The Charisma is conveniently located at the Pilot House Restaurant and Marina. They will offer a 10% discount on their menu or cook your catch. Please see our where to stay on the home page.
  11. Is there a discount for military, police, firefighters, paramedics?
    Yes! We offer a 10% discount for any of the men and women who keep us out of harms way!
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