Common questions and answers about Southern Salinity Guide Service


Do fishing charters & boat tours include provide beverages or food?

All trips include bottled spring water, naturally favored sparkling water, and a ICON cooler with ice, compliments of your Captain. You are welcome to bring anything additionally to eat or drink onboard with the exception of liquor. Our warm sun, motion of the water and liquor just don’t blend well!

What if I experience seasickness or motion discomfort on the charter?

Our recommendation for those who are concerned or have experienced this condition in the past, there are several excellent precautionary drugs such as Dramamine or Bonine available over the counter after consulting your physician prior to your charter’s departure.

Do Captains provide the fishing equipment and license?

All fishing charters provide professional Florida Fishing Products rods and reels, terminal tackle, fresh & artificial baits, and a Florida Saltwater fishing license for your entire group while onboard.

Can we keep the fish we catch?

All legal fish caught within Florida recreational saltwater state regulations can be harvested. The Captain onboard your fishing charter will measure all fish to verify legal size limit. Upon arriving back to the dock, the Captain will fillet & package the fish in Freezer Lock bags. Our clients are asked to bring their own cooler & ice to transport their fillets home with them.

What is the reservation process? Is there a deposit?

Our online reservation process is quite easy. Start by clicking on the Book Now button to reserve your fishing charter or photography boat tour.

We accept all major credit cards via Fare Harbor’s secured booking service. You will receive a confirmation email to the contact information you provided.

Should you have any additional questions, concerns or require our assistance in any way please feel free to contact us from 8 AM to 8 PM (eastern) at (850) 323-0687 ext. 1 or info@southernsalinity.com 24/7.Payment Option: To place a 50% Deposit contact our Office at (850) 323-0687 or info@southernsalinity.com


When is the remainder payment due and what forms of payment do you take?

You can pay the remainder owed after the trip at the dock via cash, check or credit card. If you are paying by credit card, the processing charge will be added to offset the card reader fees (no sales tax) .


What about bad weather on my charter day?

Our policy on bad weather is quite simple and completely fair to our guests. We monitor our local weather constantly for any remotely trouble-some conditions are approaching & small craft advisories.

We rely on NOAA’s forecast that changes depending on what body of water we fish. We will consult with you in respect to the weather the evening before your fishing charter or boat tour. Cancellations due to weather or sea conditions are always at the captain’s discretion under federal & state law.

If our captain cancels due to inclement weather or small craft advisory, you will be fully refunded your deposit or payment. Of course, we will try to reschedule your charter based upon our availability later in your stay.

What is included in the Photography Boat Tours?

We provide Professional photography guidance, HD binoculars, bottled spring water, naturally favored sparkling water, and a Icon cooler with ice. Our Captain’s will provide a point & shoot camera upon request prior to your Boat Tour with a secure download of photos.Note: Professional Photo Sessions are available for all boat tours during checkout of  booking reservation for $100.00, “ADD ON” option.

These are common questions asked by anglers and boat tour clients. If you have a question that is not listed on this page, please do not hesitate to contact our office at (850) 323-0687 ext. 1 or info@southernsalinity.com