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What's best?  A half or full day charter

Full Day Charters – A full day charter might offer your group time to target more than one species of fish. For example, we might start the morning by targeting Rockfish, Bluefish or Spanish Mackerel and when we have reached our limit, we would look for Spot, White Perch or whatever you may be interested in. A full day charters allows time to run longer distances to get to better action. . A full day would typically be about 8 hours. All you will need for your trip is proper clothing, sunscreen, cooler for you food and to pack of the fish that you caught. We will take care of the tackle, licensing, most baits and ice for the day and your cooler.

Half Day Charters – The half day charter is about 4-5 hours in length. A half day charter is just the right charter when the fish are close to the dock and the ride is short. This is typically in the summer when the fish are closer to our dock. If you want to get out on the water and you have younger anglers, a half day charter is just the right amount of time to keep their attention. Imagine your child catching their first fish and the life long memories you'll have.  Typically during the summer months the fish are only 15-20 minutes from the dock, allowing plenty of time for fishing. Bring your cooler, snacks, drinks, proper clothing & sunglasses and we will provide the rest. We take care of the fishing gear, bait, tackle, ice and licensing.

Here's a few helpful items.
Here is a list of items that you should bring with you:

  • Sunglasses and Sunblock 
  • Camera 
  • Jacket 
  • Soft non skid soled shoes (please no construction boots or black soled shoes).
  • Food and Beverages (no hard liquor or beer please)
  • Zip Lock bags and cooler to carry home your catch
Q: What is covered in the cost of a charter.
A: We supply bait, tackle, ice and licenses.  You need to bring your own food, drinks and bags to take your fish home.
Q: What should we give the mate as a tip if we like the service provided.
A: The mate works for tips only, The mates are not paid by the Captain. While tipping is at your discretion, the average tip for a mate is $20.00 per person.  It's a nice way to say "THANKS!" for their hard work before, during and after your trip.
Q: Can I have my catch cleaned at the dock?
A: Yes.  Please arrange to have your fish cleaned in advance of your trip.  For a nominal fee, which is not included in the cost of your trip or mates tip, you can have your catch cleaned at the dock.  Pricing is determined by the number of fish to be cleaned.  If you prefer to do the cleaning yourself, fish cleaning stations are available at the dock.  We do not offer fish cleaning for Spot, White perch, Croaker and other bottom fish.

Q: Can we bring more than 6 people on our trip if they don't fish and just watch?
A: No, we limit our trips to 6 people per Coast Guard regulations.
Q: Can we bring Beer or Liquor on board the boat?
A: Sorry, For your safety no hard liquor alcohol is allowed. 
Q: What's the youngest aged child we can have in our group?
A: We allow children 6 years or older due to safety concerns.

Q: What do we need to bring with us?
A: A cooler large enough to take your fish home in.  Zip lock bags if you are having your catch cleaned.
Q: If we have a larger group can we still use Strike Zone Charters?
A: Yes!  The Captain can arrange other boats to join us.  We can help you put together a "friendly" competition between boats if you would like.