Frequent Questions for Live2Fish
What Language does the crew speak?
Who is on the boat with you?
How much does it cost?
6 hours – $1075
8 hours – $1400
How far offshore will we go during a deep sea fishing charter trip?
On average 7-15 miles unless requested otherwise. Usually about 25 minutes drive.
Is the Boat wheelchair accessible?
Yes! We have had many wheelchairs, strollers and baby carriers on the boat.
What do they do with the fish you catch?
The fish can be cleaned and filleted to prepare for cooking for lunch at an additional fee; otherwise it is taken by the crew. Smaller undersized fish or bigger species like the sailfish and Marlin are released after the catch, as the law requires.
What is there to eat on the boat?
There are no restaurants on the ocean. We offer a fabulous lunch at an additional cost for $25 for grilled chicken or $35 for grilled steak lunch, per person. When purchasing lunch, the crew will clean and cook your catch as well. Totally worth it!
If not you can bring whatever you wish.
What is there to drink on the boat?
We provide coolers of ice, with water and some sodas. Feel free to bring anything you wish to add to the coolers. If you would like for us to purchase beers or anything else please let us know in advance and we can add this to your cost.
What time does the boat leave?
Will I have to sign a waiver?
Of course! Before leaving the dock, a liability waiver must be signed.
What if the waves start to get rough?
The Captain will always put safety first. If you have a fishing charter booked, he will try his hardest to go behind cays to keep you in nicer areas. Remember we have no control of the ocean but we will be sure to keep you safe.
Should a person bring any equipment?
What happens if it rains?
You get wet! If the weather is too bad to go out, you will be reimbursed. However, rain does not stop us.
What should I wear and bring?
We do recommend you wear a swimsuit and to bring a hat, shorts, t-shirt, sunglasses and sun block, a jacket and of course, your camera.
Is there a bathroom on board?
Do you provide Transportation from my hotel to the marina dock?
Transportation is not included, but we will give you advice about the best way to get to the nearest public dock. Some private docks require you to pay a fee.
How about seasickness?
Seasickness depends on the individual and the conditions of the sea the day you go fishing. We recommend that if you do not know if you get seasick, that you take a commercial motion sickness medication or use the wrist bands or patches that go behind the ear. It is not a bad idea to ask your doctor beforehand. If someone does get to the point where we must go in, please know there is no refund. So, you can help chum the fish. The Captain can take you to the beach if you can’t handle it.
Do you do trolling or bottom fishing?
Depends on the weather conditions of that day and the fish we target, we may do either or; however, the boat is always equipped for both. We would reccomend bottom fishing for families and kids for sure.
How much tip should I give?
Generally for good to excellent service a 15%-20% tip is given if the crew is appropriate, but again is up to you. Tip is not added in the price and is usually given in cash at the end of the trip.
What are the Fishing Laws in the Bahamas?
WE PLAY BY THE RULES AND FOLLOW OUR BAHAMAS FISHING LAWS.
FISHING REGULATIONS FOR THE BAHAMAS
This document has been prepared by the Department of Marine Resources to assist the public in their understanding of the Fisheries Regulations that concern sports fishing in The Bahamas.
Questions or comments may be referred to the Department of Marine Resources at 242-393-1777 (telephone), 242 –393-0238 (facsimile) or [email protected] (email).
In sports fishing the following rules apply- (a) a person shall fish by the traditional method of angling with a hook or lure attached to a line held in
the hand or attached to a pole, rod or reel;
(b) a person, unless otherwise authorized by the respective permit, shall not use a spear, a fish trap, or a net other than a landing net;
(c) each vessel shall use not more than 6 rods or reels unless the operator is in possession of a permit authorizing the use of more rods or reels;
(d) any migratory fishery resource (such as Kingfish, Dolphin, Tuna or Wahoo) that is caught shall not in total exceed eighteen fish aboard the vessel at any time;
(e) any Billfish (such as Marlins, Sailfish or Swordfish) caught shall be returned to the sea unharmed except where landed under the terms of an approved sports fishing event or tournament; and
(f) no vessel have on board at any time -(i) turtle (ii) conchs, exceeding six; (iii) crawfish, exceeding ten; or (iv) other demersal fishery resources exceeding sixty pounds or twenty fish.
(2) The limitation specified in (1)(d), (e) and (f) shall also apply to a Bahamian vessel engaged in fishing for purposes other than commercial by persons who are not Bahamians.
(3) A fishery inspector shall be permitted to enter and inspect a vessel that has engaged in sports fishing. (4) For the purposes of this regulation permanent residents would be treated the same as Bahamians. Part XV General
- (1) Without prejudice to the foregoing regulations, no person shall for commercial purposes export any fishery product or fishery resource, sea-shell or coral unless-
(a) he holds a license from the Minister on behalf of the product or resource he wishes to export; (b) the product or resource is presented to a fisheries inspector at the time of exportation; and (c) the export duty on such product or resource as may be specified in the Second Schedule is paid.
(2) Subject to paragraph (1) no person shall take out of The Bahamas migratory fishery resource which consists in total of more than six Kingfish, Dolphin and Wahoo or ten pounds of conch or crawfish or more than twenty pounds of other demersal fishery resource.
(3) Subject to paragraph (1), a foreign vessel engaged in sports fishing for which a permit was issued under regulation 47 shall, on leaving The Bahamas, be allowed to export the amount of fishery products aboard that vessel in accordance with the catch limits under regulation 48.
What are your policies?
Live 2 Fish does run in the rain, but we do cancel tours at times based on unsafe conditions; this decision is made by our Captains. If a charter is canceled due to weather, this decision is made in our sole discretion; all prepaid tickets will be refunded or rescheduled.
Online Privacy Statement
The following statement explains how the web sites operated by Live 2 Fish may collect and use your personal identifiable information. These Web sites include https://www.Live.2.fish, www.mybahamastours.com; and others.
The Basic Principle
We will never intentionally disclose your personally identifiable information to any third party for their use without first receiving your express permission. We will not send you an e-mail unless you have requested it or unless it’s in the course of a transaction you have initiated.
Free To Use
You can access our Web sites free of charge. Sometimes we will ask you to submit minimal personal identifiable information before accessing them.
When do we collect your personal identifiable information?
You must provide some personal identifiable information in order to use some features of our Web sites. Some examples:
-Signing up for e-mail services such as, status alerts, newsletters, and e-mail alerts
-Participating in online sweepstakes, contests, and games
-Purchasing items such as event tickets
-Participating in an online survey
What personal identifiable information do we collect?
The information we collect for services such as these will vary, but can include your name, address, zip code, gender, user name, password, e-mail address and phone number. We also collect credit card information for purchases. Wherever we collect personal identifiable information, we will make an effort to provide a link to our privacy statement.
Who else has access to your personal identifiable information?
Third-party technology providers: In some cases, the service you sign up for is provided by a third-party technology or content provider. When you use these third-party services offered on our sites, personal identifiable information you provide may be collected directly by these third parties solely in order to deliver the services you have requested. These third-party partners may not use or distribute our users’ information in any capacity outside of the service for which we contracted and they must comply with our privacy policies. Some examples of third-party technology partners: Google, which provides us with maps and in-bound advertising.
How do we use site usage statistics?
Live 2 Fish collects some information automatically via server logs and cookies. This information can include your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring URLs. We use this information to prepare for peak usage times and ensure a fast-loading site, to help diagnose problems with our servers and to understand which features of our sites are being used and when.
Disclosures required by law or for security and safety
Notification of Policy Changes
Call us at +1 (242) 805-0700 or send an email to [email protected]
What are your Terms and Conditions?
Terms and Conditions
A confirmation will be emailed to you. This does not have to be printed but the credit card used and matching identification should be presented upon arrival.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time. This ticket expires 30 minutes after your scheduled departure time and is only valid for the specified charter. Rebooking is subject to availability and additional fees will apply (however, smiles from our crew are free).
This booking is intended for the sole use of the purchaser and may not be transferred or resold. Live 2 Fish reserves the right to cancel cruises without notice or refuse to board any passenger for safety or other reasons.
***Tickets have no cash value and are non-refundable.
SCHEDULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. ALL CHILDREN UNDER 18 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT ON ALL CHARTERS.
Unfortunately there are no refunds.
All cancellations must be made by the Captain due to bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances. If so then you will receive a full refund.
All other cancellations must be made at least 14 days before the scheduled date to get a refund.
Your payment will be forfeited for any other reason.
Please know that Live 2 Fish does not give a refund if your ship diverts to another port for any reason. All payments must be made in full via credit card or direct deposit before departure date.
Should you have any questions on this matter please contact the office.
Thank you for sailing with us, enjoy your charter.