FAQ2020-05-22T17:45:59-04:00

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference in the offshore charters you offer?2020-12-17T16:15:15-05:00

The 4-hour offshore charter is a fast-paced experience where we will travel up to 10 miles out for local varieties. You can expect but not limited to catch Grouper, Barracuda, Kingfish, Grey Snapper, and Tripletail.

 

The 6-hour offshore charter is resembles the 4 hour at a more leisurely pace. Up to 30 miles offshore focused onĀ  Grouper, Barracuda, Kingfish, Grey and Lane Snapper, and Tripletail.

 

The 8-hour offshore charter allows us to go up to 50 miles and spend more time going after species like Amberjack, Yellowtail Snapper, Lane Snapper, Cobia, and Red Grouper.

 

The 10-hour trip you will travel up to 75 miles which gets you into cooler and deeper open ocean where prized fish live. Best chances to catch Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), Wahoo, Blackfin Tuna, Scamp Grouper, and African Pompano.

 

The 12 hour offshore trip is the day trip for true fisherman. We head out for up to 100 miles to catch bigger fish like Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), Wahoo, Blackfin Tuna, Yellow Edge Grouper, and Tilefish.

 

Try our flagship ‘Pelagic Quest’ 24 hour trip to the pelagic shelf to catch prized billfish like Swordfish, Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo. Swords are more active at night, so we leave at 6pm and travel all night, fish all day, then return by 6pm for up to a 150 mile journey. This is the trip that will last a lifetime in your memories.

 

All trip by default are offshore, and may be change to ‘Pelagic Monsters’ for no additional charge. If this option is chosen, your focus is redirected to catching the infamous Goliath Grouper and various Sharks (Both catch and release). Monster trips are very exciting with big fights!

How far out will we go?2020-12-18T09:57:52-05:00

4 hour offshore trips up to 10 miles.

6 hour offshore trips up to 30 miles.

8 hour offshore trips up to 50 miles.

10 hour offshore trips up to 75 miles.

12 hour offshore trips up to 100 miles.

24 hour trips up to 150 miles.

Bay trips are all in around the same area, just differ in fishing times.

What if the weather is too bad to go out?2020-05-22T17:24:42-04:00

We watch the weather very closely before every charter and while we are out. If the weather is too bad to go out we will notify our customers and allow them to reschedule or get a refund for their charter. Please see our cancellation policy

Rain does not stop us from going out. Unless we call and let you know the charter is cancelled or postponed show up at the scheduled time.

Is there a bathroom on board?2020-05-22T16:57:51-04:00

The Midnight Rider, our offshore vessel does have 1 head on board.

Our bay boat does not have a head but we will be within close proximity of the Pelagic Color headquarters if guests need a bathroom break.

What should we bring?2021-01-20T12:53:55-05:00

We provide all of the necessities for a safe and successful day on the water. Rods, reels, bait, tackle, safety equipment, insurance, licensing are included. Premium food from Harry’s Continental Kitchens, beer, wine, and beverages are complementary! We do suggest our guests bring clothing to shield them from the sun including a long sleeve shirt or pullover, a hat, and some form of neck covering. We do have sunscreen on the boat but always encourage guests to bring their own.

How do we pay?2020-05-22T16:46:39-04:00

Payment is due when the charter is booked. We accept all credit and debit cards as payment. We do not store your credit card information and all credit card transactions are encrypted for your safety.

Where do we meet?2021-04-12T12:52:48-04:00

Offshore charters leave from New Pass Grill

1505 Ken Thompson Pkwy
Sarasota, FL 34236

 

Bay boat charters leave from the Bridge Street Pier
200 Bridge St.

Bradenton Beach, FL 34217

What is the payment policy?2020-05-22T16:35:26-04:00

Full payments are required to book a charter. For refunds please reference our Refund Policy.

How do I book a charter?2020-12-09T17:37:03-05:00

Use our online booking platform to book your trip. Book Now

Are we guaranteed to catch fish?2020-05-21T20:35:30-04:00

With over 30 years of combined experience onboard and all of the right rods, tackle, and technology we rarely get “skunked” (not catching anything), but fish are not guaranteed. We will guarantee that we will do our best to put you on the fish.

How many people can we bring on the boat?2020-12-16T14:14:44-05:00

Offshore

We offer a maximum of 6 passengers on our offshore charters.

 

Inshore

Our inshore charters have a maximum of 4 passengers.

Should I worry about seasickness?2020-05-21T20:28:35-04:00

Unfortunately, seasickness is always a possibility while deep-sea fishing. Weather is a big contributing factor and is out of our control. Each person has their own threshold of tolerance for rough seas, but we always lean towards taking precautionary measures.

Dramamine is our go-to seasickness preemptive measure. If you do have a tendency to experience motion sickness we suggest taking Dramamine 1-2 hours before boarding our vessel. We will have additional remedies on board as a safeguard.

Do you offer split charters?2020-05-21T20:22:54-04:00

We believe the best experience is a purely private charter with you and your closest friends or family. Because of that, we do not offer split charters. Our charters are the same price no matter the number of people on the boat.