Fishing Charters Islamorada Frequently Asked Questions

Have a Questions for Captain Carlos? Find Your Answer Here!

What Is Included?

  • Rods and reels
  • Tackle
  • Fishing license
  • Bait
  • Ice
  • Fuel
  • Bottled Water

What Do I Need To Bring?

  • Food and beverage
  • Hat
  • Polarized sunglasses
  • Sunscreen – no spray sunscreen please

What Don’t I Need To Bring?

  • Fishing license
  • Coolers
  • Spray sunscreen

What Do I Wear?

  • Quick dry clothing
  • Non-marking boat shoes
  • Long pants and long sleeve shirt to keep the bugs off in the backcountry
  • Windbreaker/light rain jacket depending on the weather
  • Hat
  • Polarized sunglasses

What If I Have a Larger Group?

Having fished in the Keys for decades Capt. Carlos has a network of top quality guides who can provide service in the backcountry, on the reef or offshore.  Capt. Carlos is happy to assist with your additional booking needs.

How Can I Pay For My Trip?

  • Credit card – Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express
  • Cash
  • Check

How Much Should I Tip?

  • Gratuities are appreciated, but not expected
  • If you enjoyed your trip despite Capt. Carlos’ jokes and he provided good service  then 15% to 20% is considered industry standard

What is the Game Plan for my Trip

  • Capt. Carlos likes to talk with each customer the day before the trip to discuss the latest fishing report, weather report, departure time, fishing options and any other details

How Can I Confirm a Date For My Trip?

  • Email Capt. Carlos your first and last name along with your email address
  • Gringo Charters will email you an invoice for an advance deposit
  • Please pay the deposit via credit card and upon receipt Capt. Carlos will text you a confirmation

What Are Your Deposit & Cancellation Policies?

  • A $250.00 credit card advance deposit will required to secure a fishing charter
  • Cancellation from 2 to 30 days prior to the trip will forfeit the advance deposit
  • Cancellation the day before the charter through the day of the charter, including no-show, will be responsible for the full charter rate (less any deposit previously received)