Frequently asked questions

This is a collection of most common questions asked by customers. Please read carefully:

What should I bring?

  • Everglades National Park entrance pass (starting January 2019)
  • Polarized sunglasses
  • Rain gear
  • Long sleeve shirt for sun protection
  • Hat
  • Lunch
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Bug spray

Do I need a fishing license?
No, as long as you're fishing on my boat.

How to I pay Everglades National Park entrance fee?
Starting January 10, 2019 Everglades National Park requires all visitors to pay an entrance fee. Fee is $15 person, $30 per vehicle/boat or you can buy an annual pass for $55. Children under 15 are admited free.
Easiest way to pay your pass is online visiting

How many people can come along?
To enjoy your best experience it is suggested to only book for 2 anglers max.

Where are we going to meet?
At pre-arranged hour at the Parkway Marina. You will have a safe parking spot reserved. The address is: 

33 Parkway Village, 
Chokoloskee, FL 34138

What accommodations are available in the area?
Right next door is Parkway Motel - (239) 695-3261 

When it is the best time for fishing?
Fishing is great year round. Captain will recommend what type of fishing is most productive for that day or week. Usually target species are snook, redfish, seatrout, tarpon, cobia permit, grouper and sharks. Check out the photo gallery for some examples!

What if weather is bad?
Captain Bruce will move your deposit around to a different date.

Is a deposit required?
For first time customers a $100 deposit is required.
Remaining balance must be paid either by cash, personal check or credit card upon completion of your fishing charter.

What is your cancellation policy?
Generally, cancellations are accepted up to 48 hours before the trip.

Is the boat safe?

In the marina, the boat is on a lift, level with the dock, so all you need to do is step aboard. This makes access very easy for wheelchairs or disabled. You can enjoy the trip knowing that you are safe and secure with a professional licensed captain that believes in safety first! There is a satellite phone on board for emergencies.

Do we bring our own cooler for food/drinks?

What happens to our catch?
We encourage catch and release but if you want to keep some fish for dinner, that’s perfectly ok.