Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: How many passengers can you accommodate?
A: The U.S. Coast Guard allows us to carry up to 6 passengers, regardless of age or whether or not they are fishing.
Q: How do I book a trip?
A: To book a charter you must reserve the boat. Select a date and contact us.
Q: How about the weather?
A: Capt. Thomas primary concern is your safety, and therefore, he will cancel charters if weather conditions are unsafe. Cancellations due to weather are made at the sole discretion of the captain. Capt. Thomas has been fishing off the east coast of Florida for 30 years. In most cases, he knows when its too rough to fish safely. Charters will be canceled if Capt. Thomas deems the weather conditions unsafe. If weather conditions become a concern as your charter approaches, Capt. Thomas will contact you to prior to the charter to discuss the sea state.
Q: Can we bring alcohol on the boat?
A: Beer and wine is fine but no hard liquor! A word to the wise... A leading reason for seasickness is the consumption of large quantities of alcohol the night before the trip. Becoming seasick has ruined trips for more people than I care to think about. Laying off alcohol the night before will help tremendously. Celebrate a wonderful time spent out on the ocean after your trip!
Q: Should I take seasickness medication?
A: Before you take ANY medication, ALWAYS check with your doctor. With that said, we have noticed that these drugs are not very effective when taken one hour or less before departure. If you will be taking this medication, we recommend taking a dose the night before your charter and another when you awake, the morning of the charter. Again, check with your doctor first.
Q: What do we need to bring?
A: We supply everything except food and drinks. Bring things along like cameras, suntan lotion, sunglasses, comfortable clothes for that days weather. Please wear either boat shoes or sneaks on board. No bare feet allowed. (too many sharp things like hooks and teeth on the deck!)
Q: Do I need a fishing license?
A: No, you do not need a fishing license. Thomas Flyer Charters has a fishing license that covers all anglers on-board.
Q: Do you clean the fish?
A: Yes, we will clean your catch for you.
Q: Can we keep our catch?
A: Yes, you can keep all the fish you catch as long as the fish harvested are in compliance with state laws. Otherwise, fish caught will be released in accordance with good sportsmanship guidelines.