It is pretty common in the Florida Keys for boats around 30 feet or less to NOT include a mate. Our 32′ Priority the Main Attraction V and our 32′ Seahunter the Reel Attraction, accommodate parties of 4 and are operated solely by a Captain. This means if you book a trip on one of our 2 smaller boats, typically your Captain will also act as your Mate. This is a great option for smaller groups, customers on a budget, or customers that simply want to be more involved with fishing on the deck.
Some clients even prefer to pitch and hook their own fish and ask the Captain to just drive them to the fish! If you prefer to have a Mate tending to you throughout your trip or have a group of 5 or 6 people, we recommend you book one of our larger boats that have lots of deck space and include a Mate. When you book your trip with us, give us a call to discuss your trip goals and your level of experience.