Charter with a Captain that cares about
safety. The ocean is unpredictable at best, make sure
your captain is a "safety first" captain.
Know where your
personal floatation devices (PFDs) are located.
Before we leave the dock, every person on board is made aware
of the location of our PFDs.
Book your trip
date ahead. If
you know when you will be in Montauk, it is important to establish
your charter date early. Just assuming you will get a boat could
ruin your vacation if you planned on fishing.
Bring your own food and drinks or ask
us for catering options in advance. We have delis open
early, but if you plan on showing up right before the boat leaves,
make sure you have your food.
Take sea sickness pills at least one
hour before you get to the boat. If you, or anyone
else in your party gets seasick, the medications out there are
very effective, but only if taken well before you get on the boat.
Tell the Captain if you want to fish
a certain method. We have our most productive methods,
but some people wish to fish other ways. That's perfectly fine,
just tell us in advance or we will assume you're letting us make
Listen to the Captain. There
is a good reason why he (or she) is the captain of the boat. In
the end, he's watching out for the safety his passengers.
Don't wait until the last minute to
book your charter. If you have your dates ready, book
the boat you are interested in chartering. Waiting until the last
minute can be disappointing if you aren't able to find a boat.
Don't act recklessly on the boat.
Everyone can have fun without going overboard...literally!
Don't forget you: sunglasses, hat, sunscreen,
rain gear (if necessary), etc.
Don't bring bananas! They
are bad luck on a fishing boat! It's an old tale, but hell, why
risk it? Here's
the story, if you are interested.
Don't forget to bring the Captain's
phone number on your way out to Montauk. If you happen
to get lost or are running late, the best thing to do is call
the capt. and let him know. He might even be able to give you