BOOKING YOUR TRIP
1. How many passengers are allowed on the boat trip?
Our license is regulated by the United States Coast Guard, and we are permitted to take up to six passengers. If you have more than six persons in your party we can do our best to help find another boat to join in the fun.
2. Are children allowed on the boat?
Yes! We encourage you to bring children so long as they wear life jackets that are fitted and supplied by the clients.
PREPARATION FOR THE TRIP
1. Do I need a fishing license?
For anyone over the age 15 you will need to bring is a current Missouri fishing license
2. What happens if it is raining on the day of my trip?
We do go out rain or shine, and weather conditions are in the captains’ discretion. Our boat have sophisticated safety equipment and state of the art electronics. The decision to cancel a charter will be made at the time of the trip and your deposit will be refunded if need be. You should plan on showing up for your trip, even if you think there is a possibility for cancellation, because there are times when the weather is much different on the water than it is on land. That said, we might cancel a trip for heavy rain, if we do have to cancel your trip due to weather, we will try our best to reschedule.
3. What should I bring for my trip?
Here are some suggestions: sweatshirts, rain gear (if forecasted), sunglasses, camera, food, beverages, and a cooler for your take-home fillets. Sun screen and/or hats are recommended, especially with small children.
4. Can we bring alcohol onboard the boat?
Yes, glass containers are discouraged. If a passenger becomes drunk or rowdy, the captain has the discretion to cancel the trip and immediately return to the dock. No refunds will be given under these circumstances. No drugs or illegal substances are allowed on board or before the trip. We will obey all state fishing regulations and boating laws!
5. Do I need to bring fishing gear or bait?
No, we provide top notch fishing gear and also provide fresh or live bait. If you have a favorite rod you would like to bring feel free to take it along.
6. How do I dress for the trip?
Weather on the water is different is significantly different than the weather on land. You should dress in layers, and have a waterproof jacket and shoes. A good rule of thumb is to expect the temperature to be few degrees cooler than what is forecast for land and to anticipate possibility of rain on any trip.
7. Do I tip the mate or captain?
It is customary to tip the mate 20% for a job well-done. If there is no mate available for your trip, the captain will cover the mates duties (in addition to piloting the boat and finding the fish). In that case, it is appropriate to tip the captain the gratuity that would have gone to the mate.
THE DAY OF YOUR TRIP
1. Where do we leave from?
We leave from a few different places depending on the weather and fish location. Please contact the captain prior to your trip for directions and exact location.
2. When should we arrive at the dock for our trip?
You should arrive approximately 15 minutes prior to your agreed upon departure time.
DURING YOUR TRIP
1. Is there a bathroom onboard the boat?
We suggest using the bathroom before the trip which is located at our place of departure.
2. Can I keep my fish and do you clean it?
Yes, you can keep your catch as long as it meets state regulations. We will expertly fillet your fish for you, or otherwise dress them however you wish.