What if I'm a Beginner?If you are an inexperienced fisherman or wanting to bring a child don't be discouraged because there are miles of pristine beaches and acres of secluded backcountry that provide limitless opportunities for beginning or advanced anglers. Everyone starts somewhere and we would love it if you did it with us.
Reservations & Policies
HOW TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS
Toll Free (877)682-7766
Or E-mail Captain Danny at:
Communication is an important part of each charter that ensures Capt. Danny provides you with a courteous, professional, enjoyable and memorable fishing experience. As a result if you require access to facilities, have special needs or want to target a specific fish please let him know. Remember, you normally catch more fish if you go after what is biting. So, to help make your trip a success, please communicate your wishes and needs to the Captain prior to the trip.
Additionally, please be sure to read over all of the policies below prior to booking your charter.
Booking your charter with Reelfishing Charters means you accept the terms and conditions outlined on this page.
PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION POLICIES
A deposit of $200 per day is required at the time of booking.
Once your deposit is received that date is held for your private charter and any other inquiries for that date or time are denied.
We are unable to hold days unless a deposit has been received.
If booking a multiple boat charter a $200 deposit per boat, per day is required
Your credit card will be billed for this amount and the remaining balance will be paid on the day of your charter.
The remaining balance must be paid in cash on the day of the charter.
We can run/ bill your card for the remaining balance but you will be subject to a transaction fee.
Gratuities are never expected but greatly appreciated. If the captain did a good job, made the trip enjoyable and you had a good time you might consider rewarding those efforts. 15%-20% is standard.
Because that date is held for you and other possible trips for that date are turned away a 30 day notice of cancellation prior to your schedule date is required for all charters.
Cancellations of less than 7 days and no-shows will be charged for the full price of their scheduled trip to the credit card used for deposit.
If you cancel before the above deadlines your deposit will be refunded in full within 7 days.
If your scheduled date is able to be rebooked, we will refund the entire amount paid.Every effort will be made to rebook any cancelled days. We are not looking to make money on cancellations.
If extenuating circumstances arise, please contact us and we will try our best to reschedule your trip for a time that will be both convenient and productive.
PICK UP LOCATIONS
Captain Danny Latham and Reelfishing Charters picks up at several locations around Southwest Florida including:
- Burnt Store Marina
- Laishley Park
- Pineland Marina
- Placida Park
- Boca Grande guide docks
Other arrangements can be made if necessary. We try to make fishing with Reelfishing charters as easy as possible.
While we try to accommodate most pick-ups for no extra fee, there are circumstances where we will be required to charge a PICK-UP surcharge (for example, Captiva Island and Sanibel is $75.00). Please discuss these charges with the Captain when you schedule your trip.
- Respect your Captain and the boat. If, at any time, a customer’s behavior is disrespectful, inappropriate, or dangerous to themselves or others, your Captain has the right to immediately terminate the charter and return to the closest commercial dock. No discounts will be given and full payment for the charter will be due immediately.
- Be on time for pickup.
- You should bring the following:
-Sun protective clothing
-Sunscreen (please not the spray bottle type)
-Food, Beverages, and bottled Water
- Relax, Have Fun and Catch Fish!
Captain Danny spends quite a bit of time preparing for each and every charter. You can have confidence that you’ll be fishing with first-class equipment that is perfectly rigged. You’re going to be targeting fish that will look for any opportunity to gain the upper hand, and Captain Danny does his best to give you every advantage.
Beer and wine are welcome in moderation. No hard alcohol will be permitted on the boat. Please do not arrive for your charter intoxicated–your charter will be cancelled and full payment will be due immediately. The safety of yourself and others is our top priority, so please be smart and limit your intake of alcoholic beverages while on your charter–remember sun and exercise increases the effects of alcohol in your system.
Charters can only be re-scheduled in case of unfavorable weather conditions at the Captain’s discretion. It is our discretion to go or not to go. The winds are bad to us when it is a small craft advisory. This means that the winds are over 25 knots and gusty, probably not the nicest day on the water. Rain is not considered unfavorable weather unless it is associated with thunderstorms and lighting. However, if the rain is so much that the captain thinks that you will not be able to enjoy your trip, then at his discretion he will cancel the charter. Rule of thumb, we generally do not go out on bad days.
Should the determination be made that bad weather will be a factor for your fishing charter the Captain will call you about rescheduling. If we are forced to cancel your charter due to weather and are unable to reschedule, your deposit will be refunded in full within 7 days.
Mechanical failures are very rare for Captain Danny but if your charter has to be cancelled due to unforeseen mechanical situations Captain Danny will make every attempt to reschedule your charter at the next most convenient time, or, find another guide available for your originally scheduled time/date. If we are forced to cancel your charter due to mechanical failure and are unable to reschedule your deposit will be refunded in full within 7 days.