Capt. Art’s Charter hours are flexible
Typically most of our charters are morning departures between 6-7am until?
Charter departure hours based on season, tides and weather patterns
Departure hours are at the Captains discretion
Capt. Art will also do afternoon charter departures typically 12-1pm until?
What You Should Bring
Jacket or Long sleeved Shirt
Food & Drinks (Alcohol is Permitted)
Captain Art will supply everything else, Including Ice, Fishing License, Bait and Tackle!
Cigar for the Captain (Any Arturo Fuente Brand is my Favorite)
What You Shouldn’t Bring
*Bottled beverages if it can be avoided
*The Mistaken Banana Aboard! Superstitious BAD LUCK Bananas!
(There are many theories on why people believe bananas are bad luck for a boat. One superstition is that boats carrying bananas don’t catch fish. The origin of this belief dates back to the Caribbean trade of the 1700s. The wooden sailing boats of that time had to move quickly to deliver bananas before they spoiled, and fishermen had a hard time trolling for fish on such fast-moving boats, which is how the superstition came about. Another superstition that originated during that time is that bananas will cause a boat to sink. This belief developed after many boats never made it to their destinations, and all of the doomed boats were carrying bananas.)
Your Charter Includes…
* Licensed and Insured United States Coast Guard Captain
* Always effective – “NO Fish, NO Pay Guarantee!”
* March, April and May “NO Snook – NO Pay Guarantee!”
* Florida Saltwater Fishing License
* Quality Tackle Rods and Reels
* Selected Baits
* “How to” Fishing Tips
* Cooler with Ice
* Fish Cleaned and Bagged upon request
* A safe and enjoyable fishing experience!
The Bananas Aboard Repentance Prayer!
Oh great Konpira
please, hear my plea
I am sorry for my mistake
A banana I brought to sea
it was an honest gesture
a noble means of nutrition
I had no ill intent
I brought fruit of my own volition
Please forgive my idiocy
I meant my friends no harm
We just want to go fishing
and go home with a sore arm
We beg of you to release the curse
upon which I have brought
In your honor I consume these bananas
a sacrifice all for nought!
Directions to boat…
@ E.G. Simmons Regional Park 2401 19th Ave NW, Ruskin, FL 33570
Gratuities are a personal matter and are much appreciated.
Gratuities typically range from 15% to 25% of the price of the charter.
About the same as you would tip your waiter based on quality of service.