Frequently Asked Questions
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Where do A Live One charters depart from?
What's the cancellation policy?
Cancellation Deadline 48 HOURS IN ADVANCECancellations are accepted up to 48 hours in advance of program at the latest with no fee (100% charge thereafter). We reserve the right to cancel any program (at no charge to the guest) for weather, safety, or other concerns that may affect trip quality and guest satisfaction.
Do I need a fishing license?No. All charters aboard A Live One are covered by the vessel's State & Federal charter fishing licenses and permits.
What about rough weather?Capt. Blair wants to make sure you have a great experience aboard A Live One, and the weather policy reflects that. Generally, we don't go in bad weather. That said, weather can change, so if mother nature doesn't cooperate and we have to cut a trip short, we'll adjust the price accordingly. Prior to launch, if weather is "questionable" (rainy, windy, stormy, cold, etc.) we are going to discuss the options with you and let you make a decision that's best for your group.
Some weather just requires the proper attire, and if needed we have extra outerwear like Simms Fishing jackets, bibs, hats, etc. if you're unprepared but still want to brave the elements, but we're not going to twist your arm if it's not a reasonable outlook.
Can we eat what we catch?Most of our inshore fishing is "catch and release" but there are exceptions for certain species at certain times of the year.
If you want to bring home dinner, we strongly suggest an offshore trip for the best results. Ask us in advance what the fishing report is and what we might expect to catch.
As long as it's a legal "keeper" we are glad to clean fish for you back at the dock. However, we sometimes imposed stricter limits than the law in case of fisheries that we are hoping to improve. For example, we currently do not harvest redfish of any size.
We respectfully request:
Please don't take home more than you will eat. Our fisheries are a precious resource and we don't want to kill them just to have them thrown out.
Keeping a few fresh filets for a meal that night or the next few days is ok, but if you're looking to stock your freezer, your money will be better spent at the grocery store where they sell fish already frozen and packaged.
Do I need any fishing experience?Not at all. We welcome novice anglers and pros alike! We enjoy teaching new fisherman and work with all ages.
What about motion sickness?This usually isn't an issue on inshore or nearshore charters, but can be a concern for some people on offshore trips.
You might ask your doctor if a prescription called Scopalamine is right for you. Over the counter options include dramamine and bonine but tend to have some side effects such as drowsiness.
We recommend avoiding alcohol for 24-48 hours prior to your trip, and make sure you are well hydrated. This can make all the difference in your comfort on board any trip with A Live One.
What should we bring?What To Bring: Water, Sunglasses, Hat, Sunscreen (No sprays! Lotion only!)
What Not To Bring: Liquor, illegal substances, pets.
Smokers should bring a smokeless nicotine alternative. Smoking is not permitted aboard A Live One.
Is smoking allowed?No. Smokers should bring a smokeless nicotine alternative (or vaporizer). Smoking is not permitted aboard A Live One.
Can I have my catch trophy mounted?Yes! Captain Blair is an agent for Gray's Taxidermy, the world's largest marine taxidermy company. The good news is that you don't need to kill or keep your fish to have a mount made. Modern fish mounts are fiberglass and airbrushed works of art. They'll look better and last far longer than older traditional skin mounts. Photos and measurements of your catch will assist the experts to recreate your life-sized trophy, and the gamefish can be released unharmed.
Catch A Live One!