Rusty Anchor Boat Charters in Pensacola Beach, Fort Walton Beach and Destin, Florida

FAQS

Are Your Charters Family Friendly?
Absolutely, children are welcome on all our charters. Per USCG regulations, children under 6 years of age must wear a life jacket at all times while on board. Life jackets are supplied!

What do You Supply?
For Fishing Charters we supply everything you need to fish including fishing licenses, rods and tackle, bait and ice.
For All Charters we supply fuel for the boat and regulation life jackets for both adults and children.
Please Note: For "Fun On The Water" Private Boat Charters, if you wish to tour by boat for the entire time of the charter, an extra fuel charge may apply.

What Should We Bring?
You will want to stay hydrated so be sure to bring plenty of bottled water and beverages. If you bring a cooler, please bring only small 6 pack coolers. We will have ice on board to help keep your drinks cold.
 
A few snacks are nice to have if anyone gets hungry.
 
Most importantly, bring protection from the Florida sun! Polarized sunglasses, a wide brim hat and sunscreen lotion is recommended for everyone aboard. Anyone who is especially sensitive to the sun should also wear a loose long sleeved shirt.

What Should We Not Bring?
Glass containers of any kind are not permitted on board.
Smoking is not permitted on board.
We also ask that you do not bring spray on sunscreen or wear dark soled shoes as these tend to leave stains and scuff marks on the boat.

Can We Bring Alcohol?
Yes but no glass containers!

Where Do Charters Depart?
If you're staying on the water, Captain Mike can pick up you and your party at your dock or most any public dock or boat ramp. There are public boat ramps we frequently use from Pensacola to Destin.
For a list of the boat ramps and maps see: WHERE WE DEPART

When Do Charters Depart?
If you have booked a charter for the day, we can leave anytime you wish.
Half day fishing charters leave at 7:30 AM and 2:30 PM.
For "Fun ON The Water" Boat Charters, please check time availability with Captain Mike.

Are Deposits Required?
Yes, a $100 deposit is required on all charters. Deposits can be by major credit card or PayPal. Deposits are non-refundable. However cancellations due to inclement weather or mechanical failure will result in a full refund of your deposit.

When Do We Pay The Balance For The Charter?
The balance of the cost of the charter must be paid before we leave the dock. Payment can be by major credit card, PayPal or cash.

What About Cancellations?
If you wish to reschedule your charter...
Contact Captain Mike as soon as possible and he will work with you as best he can to reschedule your charter.
 
If you wish to cancel your charter...
Please be courteous and notify Captain Mike as soon as possible if you wish to cancel your charter. Deposits are non-refundable. However cancellations due to inclement weather or mechanical failure will result in a full refund of your deposit.

What About Tipping?
Whenever possible, a deck hand will accompany us on fishing trips to assist with everything from baiting the hooks to netting and helping to bring the fish on board. A deck hand is especially useful with larger groups of anglers while the captain is busy steering the vessel and staying focused on everyone's safety.
 
Like tipping a waiter in a restaurant, if you had a good experience, please be sure to tip the deck hand. 15 to 20 % is customary!

 

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