Frequently Asked Questions
How do I reserve a charter with Afishionado?
If you’re trying to book something in a hurry, the best way is to simply pick up the phone and call me direct at 813-286-3474. I do not use a booking agency so, when you call, you’ll be speaking to me! If you have time for me to respond to an email request, you can reach me through my contact page. Keep in mind, most days I’m on the water so, emails will be answered within 24 hours. You’ll will need to know which type of charter you would like to reserve. I offer inshore fishing for snook, redfish and sea-trout year-round. Tarpon fishing charters are available April through October and I offer king mackerel fishing in the Gulf of Mexico during the spring and fall migration runs.
I strongly suggest you reserve your charter as far in advance as possible. Afishionado Guide Services requires a 50% deposit to confirm your reservation. Last minute reservations are occasionally available, so feel free to call me and see what may be available.
How can I pay?
You may pay with credit/debit card or cash only. NO PERSONAL CHECKS!
How many people can we bring on our charter?
My Sheaffer boat accommodates one to six people comfortably, but in a pinch, eight.
I would like to book several boats for a large group. Does Afishionado do that?
Yes, I do. The earlier you book for large groups the greater the chance I will to have enough charter boats and captains available. My associate captains are highly booked so, reserve early to insure your date will be available.
What is included with the charter?
All necessary fishing tackle, ice, bottled water and the required Florida state fishing licenses for all passengers. I also fillet, bag and ice your catch, should you decide to keep some for dinner.
Is the Captain Osborne a non-smoker?
Yes, however people can smoke cigarettes and cigars during their charter. I only ask that you don’t throw any cigarette butts overboard.
What should I bring?
You should bring a hat, sunglasses and sun screen. You should also wear non-skid sandals or tennis shoes and comfortable clothing. Also bring any food, snacks or additional beverages you would like. If you bring beer, please make it canned beer only. Don’t forget to bring a cooler if you plan on keeping some fish.
What happens if bad weather makes it impossible to go out on the water?
Occasionally our weather may not co-operate with your charter date. In case of a weather event, I will do my very best to reschedule your charter, if you have the flexibility. I reserve the right cancel any charter at any time due to severe weather or the threat of unsafe conditions. In the rare event that your schedule and ours do not coincide to reschedule, I will refund 100% of your deposit, with a company check. Customer safety and enjoyment are my utmost priority!