With four charter vessels in daily operation, the Main Attraction runs over 700+ charters a year. We get phone calls and emails every day from future customers inquiring about the different boats and what is included in their charter rate price. When you book a charter with Main Attraction, whether it is a 1/2, (4 hours), ¾ day (5.5 hours) or a full day (7 hours), the following is included in your charter price: the fishing license, rods/reels, live and dead bait, all the tackle, and the fuel. We reserve the right to increase your charter price with advance notice if the fuel pricing spikes, however, we have not had to implement this for several years now. We also provide coolers with ice for your food and drink and separate fish boxes to ice your catch. The only items we ask you to bring is your food and drink, and any other personal items (ie. sunscreen, towel, hat, etc.) that would make your charter more comfortable.
We often get asked, “how does this charter thing work?” After you book your date with us, Main Attraction will call you the night before your charter and check in with you. We will make sure you know where our dock is located, remind you what to bring and give you the trip departure time. We will give you the weather forecast and if it might seem like the waves are going to be rocking the boat, we will advise you to take seasick pills. You will meet at the dock the next day at the departure time, board the vessel, put your food and drink away in the coolers, and the captain/mate will run down the safety procedures with you and your group prior to leaving the dock. Once you leave the dock your fishing time goes into effect. Hopefully, you will catch a lot of fish and have an amazing time! Once you return back to port, the Captain and Mate will offload your catch and hang them up for photos.
The crew will fillet your catch and bag them so you can transport them back to your home or hotel room. We always recommend re-bagging your catch in smaller quantities and sturdy bags once you get it home to divvy up or freeze. If you have a long drive home you might want to have a cooler with ice in your vehicle for the trip. There are also several places in town that will package and ship your fish home if you need that service. Just ask our crew and they will be happy to let you know where to get that done.
After the Captain and Mate have finished, they will ask for payment. We accept all types of credit card and we accept cash. Customers often ask what industry standard is for gratuity. Our crews pay is similarly structured to other service-based industries so think of your crew as waiters of the sea! 20% is customary but if you feel your captain or mate has gone above and beyond, feel free to show them in your tip.
We appreciate every first-time customer as well as our repeat business. We think of our customers as family and try to build lasting relationships with them. We love when people come back each year and visit us to retell their stories from their last fishing adventure with us. We love that we can be a part of your lasting memories!
If you wish to make some memories on the water with us give us a call at 305-289-0071 or fill our contact form.