What to Bring:
Extra Layers are always a good idea,
conditions offshore are usually cooler, windier, and wetter than at the dock.
Keep in mind that you're going to spend the day on a fishing boat and the deck
is likely to be wet and bloody. If you'd rather not be wet and bloody, scuff
resistant rubber boots and waterproof bibs are a good idea. We'll fish rain or
shine, so it never hurts to bring full raingear, too.
Lunch and snacks. No food is provided,
Medication to prevent sea
sickness is strongly recommended. Drammamine,
Bonine, etc. works very well when taken 30-60 minutes prior to departure.
Within 48 hours of your trip, the
Captain will contact you to review the details of your trip including the
weather, departure location and time, as it varies with a given day's weather
and tides. Hopefully, it's full speed ahead to the fishing grounds.
If it's not safe to head offshore, we
won't go. We'll try again when the weather is better, and we'll be glad that we
rescheduled. If we can't reschedule, your deposit will be refunded.
A crew gratuity of 10-20 percent is
customary on most charterboats, including the "Rita B."
The Fine Print
*Off Shore fishing trips are not recommended for
children under the age of 12.
*Deposit of $200.00 required to secure reservations for fishing trips; $100 deposit required for Non-fishing trips.
*Boat is BYOB, but over consumption is
prohibited. Captain reserves the right to terminate any trip at any time without
refund if he feels the safety of any person on board is threatened. No hard
*The Rita B. is smoke free
*Illegal drugs are strictly prohibited.
*Full payment is required before the
boat leaves the dock.
*If the Captain terminates the trip
because of weather, once you've left the dock and it's less than 50% complete,
then you will be refunded half of the trip's cost.
*If you decide to terminate the trip at
any time after the boat leaves the dock, your money will not be refunded.
*If the trip is terminated because of
mechanical failure, prior to the start of fishing, then you'll receive a full
*Everyone's heard that saying
"That's why they call it fishing, not catching." It's true, I can't
guarantee that you'll catch fish. I can promise that I'll try my damnedest and
use every bit of my 14 years of deep sea fishing experience to find some
actively biting fish. The longer trips have the highest rate of success and are
recommended for best results.