If you need to cancel your charter(s) for any reason, we require 48 hours’ notice. Other Florida Keys fishing charter companies will charge you for the entire charter or at the very least you would lose your deposit. At Main Attraction we do not charge upfront deposits for bookings or expect you to pay for the entire charter in advance, we simply have a cancellation fee for last-minute cancellations and no-shows. If you cancel within 48 hours of the scheduled trip, we will charge you a cancellation fee of $250 for a half-day trip and $500 for a 3/4 or Full Day trip. If you cancel with less than 48 hours’ notice on multiple boats and/or trip bookings, the cancellation fee will apply to each separate trip you are canceling. Not showing up for your charter at all without warning, is an automatic cancellation fee.
Our crews wake up at 4 am and spend hours catching live bait and preparing each vessel to fish, to no-show ruins their day and affects their income. If extenuating circumstances arise, please contact us immediately so we can determine the situation and try to rebook the boat to avoid the cancellation fee. If you are worried or concerned about forecasted weather, please contact us to discuss. If it is determined by Main Attraction personnel that weather or fishing conditions will be a hindrance to the quality, and/or safety of the customer(s) during the trip, the customer will be notified and offered the option to either reschedule or cancel without penalty. The quickest way to reach us is to call 305-289-0071.
Unlike some other fishing charter businesses, we include the cost of fuel in all of our rates. We do not have hidden fees or surcharges. Fuel is a significant factor in the pricing of our trips, and we reserve the right to change our prices to adjust for this. The prices on our rates page reflect the cost of your trip if you were going fishing with us today. If you book a fishing trip three months in advance, the rate could end up being different on the day of your trip. While our rates do not change frequently, you should check the website the day of your trip to know what you are paying.
If you book a reef trip but end up fishing wreck or offshore, you will pay the offshore rate. If the fishing is slow on the reef and your Captain recommends wreck fishing or heading offshore, which burns significantly more fuel, you must still pay the offshore rate. If you decide you wish to fish for longer than you initially booked, when available, we can extend the length of the trip while you are on the water, but the new rates will apply.
Our Captains will fillet up to a 5-gallon bucket worth of fillets, about 50lbs of meat. If you caught a vast number of fish, you are welcome to take the rest whole, but we cannot have crew members filleting fish for hours as we need them preparing for their next trip.
Our crew members can never guarantee to get all the bones out of fish fillets, and the responsibility of checking for bones in the fillets will be that of the ones preparing the meal and the ones eating it. Fish naturally have bones, and the act of fileting does not guarantee a boneless filet.