Frequently Asked Questions.
We have been in the Key West fishing business a long time. Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions. If your question is not answered here CALL us.. Surprise us with a new one.
Is there a bathroom on the flats boats?
there is not. We generally handle the potty factor any
number of ways depending on the person and how bad they
need to go. Usually its the wives who have the issues.
It all depends on how out-doorsy they like to get. I can
usually stop to use a beach somewhere or they can get in
the water at a safe locale. Guys, we have been blessed
with outward reaching plumbing that allows us to not
have issues here.
Another alternative would be for you to take out our big
28 ft boat for a back country fishing trip that has a
fully enclosed head on board. Although this boat is not
for flats fishing.
Is there a
bathroom on the Bay Boats?
Here at Dream Catcher Charters we have two bay boats with bathrooms for you to get out on. I do not fish either of these boats. Please call my office and make these arrangments. Also ask about bay boat with shade..
Should I bring my own fishing gear
bring anything you like to carry, however, I have some
of the top gear available for both spin and fly fishing
that I am sure you will be very happy with. If you do
decide to bring your own gear please make sure that I
know about it so I can make room. Also it may be helpful
if you call me to ask what kind of lines and whatnots to
put on your rod and reel. My Fishing Equipment
Ok, so what should we bring?
Yourself, what you like to eat, sunscreen lotion (not
spray please) a good pair of polarized sunglasses, a hat
and maybe a camera. Remember, If you are flats
fishing with me or any other guide we have only a little
room in our boats. Please do not move in. We will only
be on the water a maximum of 8 hours.
What Is supplied on the trips ?
reels, bait, tackle, flies, leaders, lines, plugs,
artificial, live bait, Bottled water
(PLENTY), Ice and a jacket or two for my clients. My Equipment page.
What if I forget my camera?
are fishing with me Capt Steven, I carry a Nikon D 4
in my boat at all times. I take shots of you and your
fish then send them to you via email for no additional
charge. Fishing with someone else? Don't forget your
camera. Oh, and it may take me a while to get you the photos.....
How many fish will I catch
funny huh? I get this question all the time. It depends
on what we fish for, when we fish for it, how well you
do fishing for it, and how many fish we see for the day
of fishing that you have set forth to see and catch
fish...... In other words.. I have no idea..
It says on my confirmation to call my Capt. the night
before the trip, Why?
with a lot of people here. I may have emailed back and
forth to you but that may have been one of 20 emails
that day. When it comes to your trip, call me or any
captain the night before so we can go over the details
like weather, gear you will need, special requests, and
such. It also lets us know that you are really here and
ready to go. This program has been working very well for
years with out failure. See our booking policies here.
What if it is bad weather?
If it sucks out there, I don't want to go either. Winds and fly fishing usually don't mix for many anglers so we base our departure possibilities off of that. My trips are very flexible on the weather, I don't need to be out there. Other trips my office books are with fishing guides that have their own policies, check with them before you get excited about cancelling due to a summer shower.
Will the weather be good on our trip?
can answer that I will no longer be guiding.........
What happens to my deposit if I get cancelled due to
If I or
any Captain that we book cancels due to weather your are
refunded all but a 5 dollars booking fee.
If you decide to cancel because you do not like the
weather and the captain says the weather was fine there
is no refund. Don't do that....
What happens to
my deposit if I cancel inside the 7 day cancellation
realize things come up last minute, unfortunately trips
don't come last minute for us. If we are able to
reschedule that day you will receive a refund less 5
dollars. If rescheduling is not done then there is no
refund of your deposit.
What if I do not show or call or anything for my trip?
hunt you down like the dog you are!
Seriously though, according to our booking confirmation that
you signed the day you booked your trip and faxed back
to my office. You will be billed according to the rules
of that document in FULL for the trip you have stood up.
Understand that we only have so many days to sell our
boats, Standing up one of our trips means someone else
could not have gone with us. Not to mention that it is
just plain rude!
How do I cancel last minute?
way to not get charged in full is to call us 48 hours
prior to your charter. 1-888-362-3474. Leave a message
telling us what the deal is. You will not get a refund
for your deposit but you will not get billed in full.
Review our booking policies here.
HALL OF FAME
Purly For your entertainment.
- Do I need to know how to swim to go snorkeling?
- Does the sun set every night?
- Can my wife go shopping in the Marquesas -- While I fish?
- After I catch a grand SLAM can we go offshore?