miami charter faqs

FAQs - Frequently asked questions

Now that you've read through the other pages of the website and you'd like to book a charter, there are only a few other questions you might have in mind.

  • How do I book a charter?
  • Is a deposit required?
  • How do I pay for the charter?
  • How many people can go on the charter?
  • Can I go as part of another group?
  • What about a fishing license?
  • What is your cancellation policy?
  • I've gone out numerous times on my own and have had little to no success. Will you teach me how to fish?
  • Can you come on my boat and take me fishing?
  • How much does it cost?
  • What Is The Tipping Policy?

  • Let's answer all of these questions.:

    How Do I Book A Charter?
    The first thing you have to know, is that I book trips on a first come, first serve basis. The further in advance you book a trip, the more likely you'll get the date or dates that you desire, especially in the January - June time frame.

    There are several ways to contact me.

    When calling my phone number, if you get my voice mail, leave a message with a number where I can reach you. I'll be notified, immediately, of the message and get back with you just as soon as I can.
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    Is A Deposit Required?
    Yes, I require a $100 deposit to hold each date you want to book. Go to the PayPal link at the bottom of the page and make the $100 deposit using your credit card. Once your card clears, I’ll be notified by PayPal and will send you an acknowledgement along with some general information.
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    How Do I Pay For The Charter?
    We already know that the deposit is made via PayPal. The remainder for the charter is due in cash (US dollars) on the day of the trip.
    I DO NOT accept credit cards.
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    How many people can go on the charter?
    The maximum number of people I can take is four (4). It makes no difference whether they are adults or children.
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    Can I go as part of another group?
    This is known as a split group, split party, or split charter. I DO NOT arrange them. When you book a charter with me, you are booking my boat for yourself or group of up to four (4) people.
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    What About a Fishing License?
    All adults are required to have a fishing license. I purchase a license each year that covers everyone who fishes aboard my boat, so it is not necessary for you to purchase a temporary fishing license.
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    What Is Your Cancellation Policy?
    Weather conditions are the main reason a charter will either be cancelled or postponed to another date.

    If, based on the Captain's knowledge of local weather conditions, the seas are too high or rough; we will reschedule the charter to another date. If this can't be done, then the deposit will be refunded.

    If you are a "no-show", you will forfeit the deposit.

    Refunds of a deposit for any other reason will be handled on a case by case basis.
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    I've Gone Out Numerous Times On My Own And Have Had Little To No Success. Will You Teach Me How To Fish?
    Yes I can, however, it has to be on my boat. Once you've spent the day learning on my boat, you can go out on your own boat and practice what you've learned.
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    Can You Come Out On My Boat And Take Me Fishing?
    No. Due to liability reasons, my insurance policy will only allow me to take charters out on my boat.
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    How much does it cost?
    For rates please go to the rates/contact page.
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    What Is The Tipping Policy?
    Tipping is never expected or ever rejected, however, always truly appreciated. 10 - 20% is customary.
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To contact Captain Dave call him at 305-965-9454 or email him at

We Proudly accept:
credit cards

Full day charter, three quarter day charter, half day charters and evening charters are available.
Normal charter times are as follows.
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Full Day
7:00 A.M. until 3:00 P.M.
Three Quarter Day
7:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M.
Half Day
7:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M.
or 1:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M.
Evening Tarpon
4 hours - $600 5 pm until 9 pm
or 6pm until 10pm
6 hours - $750 5 pm until 11 pm

U.S. Anglers and U.S. currency customers can use Paypal to make your deposit.

Date You Want To Fish
Trip Remainders
December to June is also the height of both the Sailfish and Kingfish Seasons. Knot Nancy Fishing Charters can customize your trip with a half day of Sailfish and Kingfish topped off with a 4 hour evening of Tarpon fishing.
Click here for more info on my charters and rates

All rates are C.O.D. upon return to the dock. We require a $100 deposit when you book your trip. Looking for a corporate event, or a large group get-together, we can also put together multiple boats for day trips. Call for reservations and rates.