Answer - Everything you will need to "go to battle" Top of the line tackle, terminal tackle, bait, license, all USCG required safety equipment, harness etc.
Question - What's not included in the package price?
Answer - Sunscreen, motion sickness meds, food and drink, rain gear, your personal items for a day on the water.
Question - Can we harvest the shark we catch?
Answer - Yes, however please keep in mind that if you are here on vacation, you MUST have the ability to store and care for all the meat on a large fish. The FAT JAX practices "Catch and Release" as much as possible. A picture is worth a THOUSAND words. Also fishing is done in alignment with the current regulations.
Question - What should I wear?
Answer - Nothing you don't want to get dirty. Shark fishing can be a "dirty job". Even though we will do most of the chores, there is a chance you will be dirtier when you get back, that you were when you left. Sneakers with white soles is preferred, as not to scuff up the boat. Loose fitting clothes, it gets hot in the summer time, layer your clothes in the winter.
Question - What about the weather?
Answer - We constantly watch the forecasts, "SAFETY IS THE NUMBER 1 PRIORITY" if it is determined by the Captain, that it is unsafe to leave the dock, we can either fish in the bay. Or, reschedule the trip. Please note that once the Fat Jax (boat) leaves he dock, the trip is considered underway and no refunds will be provided in the case of returning early due to sea sickness or anything else.
Question - How bad can sea sickness be? If someone gets sea sick, will we return to the dock, and will any refund be given?
Answer - Pretty BAD! We will return to the dock if you desire, however there will be no refunds provided once we leave the dock.
Question - What is the minimum age limit for Children?
Answer – As a “General Rule”, since Shark Fishing is not like other Fishing, 12 Years old is good policy. Also depends on how many Children there are. Parents must be able to entertain their children. The Fat Jax is not a play pen....
Question - Can we drink alcohol on the boat?
Answer - In MODERATION, one drunk can ruin a trip. if the Captain request the drinking stop, please stop.
Question- What's customary with Deckhands?
Answer - Deck hands work for tips, 10-20% gratuity is customary and VERY appreciated!