Got a question about our marathon, florida fishing charters?

Here are some of the more common questions we get asked about fishing with us. Still have a question? Give us a call or send us a message and we’d be happy to answer them for you!

Florida Keys Fishing Charters FAQ


Do I need a fishing license?

No you do not! Our charter license covers up to 6 guests on our boat. All you need to worry about is showing up and catching some fish!

How is pricing done?

Our listed prices are for the whole boat. It covers everything for up to 6 guests.

Is there a bathroom on board?

Yes there is! This is a deal-breaker for some folks so we’re happy to provide a full-sized priate head (bathroom) aboard Keepah. 

What should I bring?

Make sure to bring sunscreen, drinks and food. If you are prone to motion sickness it is recommended to take one pill the night before your trip and another one hour before your trip. If the weather looks a little wet, bring some rain gear!

Can we keep what we catch?

Absolutely! Everything legal to keep/eat can be kept. If you are looking to keep more than just a dinner’s worth we can vacuum seal it and ship it anywhere in the country for you for an additional fee.

Who will cook my catch locally?

Almost every local restaurant will cook your catch for you. However, all of our guests can have their daily catch cooked at Brutus Seafood in Marathon free of charge after their trip! Ask us for more details.

What is the gratuity on a charter?

Typical gratuity is 20% minimum for hard work on a trip. Remember, your captain and mate are getting ready hours before your trip starts preparing the boat to ensure you’re ready for the best fishing trip possible.

What if there is poor weather?

If weather is bad enough to cancel the trip, we will try our best to reschedule you ASAP to get you on the water. Trips that are cut short due to thunderstorms will be partially refunded on an individual basis.

What if our trip is cut short due to sea sickness?

If you fall ill with motion sickness while out on a trip and we are required to return, you will be charged the full amount for the trip. There are usually calmer waters to be found (though not always as productive) and we will attempt to fish those before we run back to the dock.

What does the charter include?

The charter includes licensing, all rods and reels as well as tackle and bait. We will also filet/clean your fish at the conclusion of the trip. We also offer catering for all of our trips. Please reach out if you are interested in that option. The charter also includes a free catch your cook at Brutus Seafood in Marathon for our guests!

How can I pay?

We accept cash or any major credit card. We will need to take a credit card number at the time of booking. The card will not be charged until the day of the trip. No-show trips will be charged $250 for half day, $500 for 3/4 and full day trips. ( SORRY NO CHECKS OR FOREIGN CURRENCY )

Where can I go to write a review?

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