|Questions & Answers
Q: How do we get to the
boat and what about parking?
A: Take I-45 south to Galveston, exit at ramp
1C Harborside Drive. Turn left onto Harborside go about 7-8 miles
to Holiday Dr. (4th street) Turn left onto Holiday Dr. (4th street)
about ¾ mile to Galveston Yacht Basin. Tell the guard at
the guard shack that you are going on a charter with Coastal Charter
Adventures on "C" dock. Drive straight ahead to the main
parking lot. Park as close to C dock as possible. Walk
down to C 61.
Q: What are the departure
and return schedules?
A: Offshore trips we normally depart at 6:00 a.m., unless
otherwise agreed upon. And return around 3:30- 4:00 pm
B: Morning half day Bay and Jetty trips depart around 6:00 am. and
return 11:OO a.m.
Q: Do we need to make reservations?
A: YES, it is always best to make reservations
as early as possible, especially for weekends and holidays. Reservations
are guaranteed with a $500.00 deposit for Offshore and $350.00 for
Bay and Jetty trips. However, if the boat is not already reserved,
we can be available on a short notice.
COASTAL CHARTER ADVENTURES
DEPOSIT and REFUND
$500 deposit required on all OFFSHORE TRIPS
$350 deposit required on all BAY or JETTY TRIPS
In case of weather-related cancellations, or
cancellations due to circumstances beyond our control, the deposit
moved to another date. (or refunded if approved) Please note, checks
are accepted for deposits only, CASH is required at the time of
Any refunds of any kind (cash, checks,) are issued by company check
and sent out within 6 to 12 weeks.
Credit Cards will be credit back to the original card within 6 to
12 weeks. Any cancellations from your ORGINAL scheduled date for
ANY REASON will result in full loss of deposit! (NO EXCEPTIONS)
Once vessel has left the dock any customer request to return to
dock for ANY REASON will result in customer being charged in FULL
for the trip that was scheduled.
Q: How many people can
A: We are licensed for 6 passengers and 2 crew
members. 99.9% of the all charter boats can only carry 6 passengers
by U.S.C.G. regulations. The party boats are about the only ones
to carry more. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Q: Will we need a fishing
A: Yes, both state and federal laws require fishing licenses for
any type of fishing.A copy of the federal regulations is available
at http://www.Gulf Council.org
Accurate measurement is important! Most fish shrink up to 1/4
inch after being on ice. If a ticket is issued, it goes to the
Q: How long is the boat
ride and what is the game plan?
A: Bay and Jetty trips: We usually travel from
30 to 40 minutes from the dock, or 5 to 8 miles before we begin
fishing. We may fish several spots.
Offshore trips: We usually travel about 45 min to an hour to our
first stop. Once there we may fish 4 or 5 different spots in the
area to see if we need to travel out further. Our fishing area
is normally about 30 to 40 miles offshore in 50 ft to 100 ft of
water, but some customers like the blue water fishing for bigger
fish in 50- 100 mile range. We fish several areas. Each area has
several different fishing spots; this means hundreds of places
to fish! The captain takes several things into account when he
picks an area to fish. We enjoy taking people fishing. Our customers
are great people and good friends. The best compliment that we
here is: "WOW this is the biggest fish I've ever caught!!"
Q: What do we do with
the fish and who cleans them?
A: The fish that you catch are yours to keep,
provided they are legal. You may take them home whole or get them
cleaned at the dock. Remember we work hard for you, and our crew
relies on tips. ( 20% is customary.)
Q: What should we bring
A: Wear soft soled shoes (no black sole) and
dress for the current weather conditions. Don't forget any medications
that you may need during the day. You need to bring you own food
and drinks. Bring it in medium (90-100 qt) sized cooler. NO GLASS
CONTAINERS (bottles) are allowed on the boat. No HARD LIQUOR.
Extra clothes, rainwear, sunglasses, seasick medicine, camera,
hat, sunscreen, and a cooler to take your catch home in. There
is a shower at the GYB.
Q: Is there a DECKHAND
to help out?
A: Yes, He will help you and your group
with all of your fishing needs. Dont forget to tip. (20%
is customary) You may give the tip to the Capt. And he will disburse
Q: What about Kids?
A: YES, We teach kids to fish. And assist them
however, we do not baby-sit.
Q: Can we bring alcohol?
A: You may bring beer, NO hard liquor, No glass
containers. Alcohol must be consumed responsibly. If you intend
to get on the boat and get drunk, you're on the wrong boat. If
anyone becomes intoxicated or becomes unruly, the captain may
terminate your trip with no refund!
Q: Is there an ice chest on
board for fish?
A: Yes we have an ice chest big enough for all of
your fish to be kept cold and fresh.
Q: Do we anchor or troll when
A: Sometimes we troll or drift, or anchor so that
everyone can get into the action!
Q: Can we bring our own
A: Yes, but we do have good tackle on board
for everyone. For safety reasons, we allow only one hook per leader.
Q: What about Sharks?
A: Sharks are a lot of fun to catch Most of
our Shark fishing is catch and release occasionally we will keep
one. In warm weather we may catch up to 10-20 per day from 3 to
5 feet long.
Q: What about motion sickness?
A: People do sometimes get seasick, Prescription
strength medicines are available, talk to your doctor about the
(patch). A good night's sleep and normal diet is a good means
of prevention. No achochol the night before can help reduce it
also. If you have problems with motion sickness on airplanes or
cars, you may want to consider bay fishing. In the bay, we generally
fish in calmer waters.
Q: What about expectant mothers?
A: Sorry, we do not recommend taking expectant
mothers offshore, consider bay fishing.
Q: If I have a permit
for a firearm, may I bring it?
A: NO, we do not allow firearms to be carried
on board, no exceptions.