KEY WEST PARTY BOAT FISHING
Frequently Asked Questions
Here's some answers to common questions
we often get regarding our fishing charters. We hope these answers
help. We will, of course, answer any others you may ask
prior to departure, by phone
or by contacting us at email@example.com
1. What do I need to bring?
people just hop on with nothing!
TortugaIV has a full service air conditioned
galley with soft drinks, water, snacks, and sandwiches. We
also have ice cold beer available for purchase, to quench your fish
We supply the rod & reel, on board cold storage for the
fish, fish cleaning, and the fishing license.
You may bring a small personal cooler with you if
you like( no glass,
please ). You might consider sun block (wash this off your hands, fish hate
sun block!), sunglasses, hat, camera and cool clothing for warm
Will I catch fish
That depends on how you wiggle your worm! Seriously,
it's hard not to catch something, but most of all you will have a
great time! If you seem to be having trouble, for whatever reason, ask one of our friendly
top notch mates for special help.
3. Will I get seasick?
We hope not, but we have seen it happen.
If you ever get motion sickness, or feel you may, be sure to come
prepared. There are many options available. Wristbands are
available on the boat. Then there’s
always ginger ale and soda crackers, an old favorite.
4. How far out does the boat go?
Trip lengths are average 4 hours
depending where the fish are. We travel
about 5 to 8 miles from the dock to the reef. The travel time on this is
about 30 minutes.
5. What can we catch?
grouper, black grouper, yellowtail snapper , mangrove snapper, triggerfish,,
cobia, mackerel, and amberjack. There are
over 30 kinds of edible reef fish in these waters.
6. How many people does the boat hold?
TORTUGA IV is Coastguard approved
for 49 passengers. We take up to 49 people fishing per trip. The
boat is 65 ft. in length and has a 24 foot beam, and we fish all the way around
What if it’s raining?
Rain doesn’t bother the
the summer it can cool things down and most showers
are just a passing thing. A lot of the time when it’s
raining on shore, it’s not on the Gulf.
8. Can I bring my own gear?
Why sure! As long as you know what
you are doing. Please consult the crew to make sure you gear
Do I need reservations?
They are recommended to insure your spot on the
boat. There are some
quiet days when you can
just hop on, though if you'd like to hold your spot, you should call
the office with your name, phone number and credit card number to
guarantee your spot.