Q. Do we need to bring anything with us the day of the charter?
A. Just bring what you want to eat or drink while on the boat and a cooler to take fillets of fish you caught home. For more information see What To Bring.
Q. Can we bring alcoholic beverages on board?
A. Yes, Alcohol is allowed.
Q. Do we need fishing licenses to fish with you?
A. No, my license covers everyone on the boat.
Q. What kind of charter would you recommend for us?
A. It depends what you want to catch and how long you want to be gone. The biggest and largest variety of species is caught on my 8 hour charter. If you are only interested in shark fishing, I would recommend the 4 hour or the 6 hour. The longer the trip the bigger the variety of fish caught.
Q. What area do you run charters out of?
A. We are located on Perdido Key in Florida and are very near Pensacola, Florida and Orange Beach and Gulf Shores in Alabama.
Q. Are families and children welcome?
A. Yes! Anglers of all ages are welcome on all of Captain Andrew's fishing charters including Shark Fishing Trips. Ladies, children and first-timers are especially welcome.
Q. How many people can Captain Andrew accommodate?
A. All our charters can accommodate up to 6 passengers.
A. Can we keep the fish we catch?
A. Yes, as long as the fish is in season, the proper size and within the daily catch limit. Some species you catch may be protected or out of season and are 'Catch and Release' only. Captain Andrew is always aware of current fishing regulations and will kindly let you know which fish are 'Keepers'.
Q. How do we Book a Charter?
A. Call Captain Andrew directly at 850.380.8013 to confirm your departure date and time. A small deposit is required at time of booking. You can also use the short form on the Contact Us page and Captain Andrew will call you as soon as possible to confirm your fishing trip.
Q. Where do we depart?
A. Captain Andrew will work with you to choose a launch location convenient for you and closest to where the fish are biting! For maps to Captain Andrew's most frequently used departure locations see Where We Depart. We depart just minutes from Gulf Shores and Orange Beach!
Q. What time of the day do your fishing trips begin?
A. Captain Andrew will work with you to begin the charter at a time convenient for you. Please remember that there are several factors that affect the success of any fishing trip including weather, tides, time of year, and even the prime feeding times of various species. As with any fishing trip, the earlier the start, the more successful the trip!
Q. How early should I arrive for my fishing trip?
A. Please arrive fifteen to twenty minutes before the scheduled charter time. This will give us time to load your personal things on board.
Q. What about Cancellations?
A. The following applies to cancellations by you or the captain:
Cancellations by You - If you must cancel a charter, please notify Captain Andrew by phone or text as soon as possible!
> If you cancel your charter less than 24 hours before the scheduled departure time the cancellation charge is 1/2 the total trip price.
> If you are a “No Show” and have not notified Captain Andrew by phone or text to cancel your trip, you will be charged the full price of the trip.
Cancellations by the Captain - If bad weather is expected or if there are mechanical problems, there will be no trip and your deposit will be refunded. Above all Captain Andrew wants you to have a great fishing trip and not a bad weather experience!
Q. What about Tipping?
A. Tipping is not required but it is customary to tip 15% to 20% of the charter cost especially if you had a really good time!
Any Other Questions?
If you have any other questions about fishing with Captain Andrew and Hooked On Fishing Charters, please feel free to call or text Captain Andrew directly at 850.380.8013.