Frequently Asked Questions About Our Fishing Charters

Frequently Asked Questions - Policies

What is "open-boat"?

Open-Boat means open to the public 7 days a week. We work on a first come, first serve basis. No reservations needed or accepted. We recommend always calling the day before coming down to ensure we are holding open boat fishing for that day.

Seating is on a first come, first serve basis.

Where is the boat located?

Our boats are docked at the World's Fair Marina (a.k.a. Citi Field Marina) Flushing Bay, New York. Our boats are located at pier 1. We are behind Citi Field (New York Mets' stadium), we share the same marina and parking lot with Skyline Princess Cruises. We can also arrange for Manhattan pick-ups and drop-offs, dockage rates would apply.

What time should we be at the dock?

On weekdays, 30-40 minutes, weekends 1 hour to an hour and a half prior to departure.

Is there parking available?

Yes, parking is free for our customers. The parking lot is located outside the marina entrance (directly across from pier one). Please look for our sign in front of the lot.

How do I pay?

You can pay the fare on the boat (day of). We accept cash and all major credit cards (subject up to a 3% service fee). Or you can also purchase tickets online.

Can I purchase gift cards?

Yes! You can purchase them through Peek (purchases through Peek are non refundable)

Can I reserve a certain spot on the open-boat?

No reservations are offered for seating. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis.

Does the price include bait and tackle?

Yes, we will provide you with a rod & reel and supply the bait & tackle. If you would like additional bait, such as worms, they are available for purchase on board. Lost or intentionally damaged rod/reel(s) are susceptible to lost/damage fee(s) of $100.00 each.

Do I need a fishing license?

No, our charter license covers all passengers.

Do I get a refund if I don't catch any fish?

Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that everyone on the boat will catch fish.

What is the best way to contact you?

It is best to call us directly, (516) 322-7442. We cannot receive text messages.

I would like to reserve a private charter; how do I do that?

You can book online or give us a call! We will check our available dates and walk you through the process. Booking a private charter is time sensitive. We recommend you make the reservation deposit 2 weeks in advance.

What if I have a charter that day and there's bad weather?

If the captain feels it isn't safe, we will reschedule the trip.

Are deposits refundable?

No, deposits are NON REFUNDABLE. Charter cancellations on the day of the trip will be charged in full.

What kind of fish are you going for?

You can give us a call or check our website for the current species we are fishing for.

Are the fish safe to eat?


Can I bring my own cooler?

Yes, personal coolers, as space is limited. We can provide you with free ice at our dock.

Can I bring my own fishing rod?

Yes, you may bring your own fishing rod. Please limit yourself to one rod per person. We a suggest monofilament line.

What kind of bait do you provide?

We typically use bunker for Bluefish, Striped Bass, clams for Porgies, spearing for Fluke and crabs for Blackfish. It depends on the species and bait that have been working well. Some baits, like live eels and worms, are not free of charge throughout the trip.

How far out do you go before we start to fish?

Depending on where the fish are currently biting, the ride could be as little as 30 minutes or as far as 2.5 hours.

I get seasick sometimes, how is fishing in the Long Island Sound?

The waters in the Long Island Sound are much calmer than the ocean. If your thinking about taking dramamine, please do so 2 hours before departure.

Can I bring my own food and beverages?

YES, BYOB. It’s a good idea, as we do not serve food or beverages.

Please dress accordingly to weather conditions.

Could I bring my kids on the boat?

Absolutely! Kids are welcome .

Is there someone to clean and filet my catches?

Yes, the mate will filet and clean your catches towards the end of the trip. Mates work off of tips- 20% and up is highly encouraged

Is gratuity included?

Gratuity is not included on the open boat; our mates depend mostly on gratuity (20% and up). It's most appreciated!

I'm new at fishing, is there someone who can show me?

Oh yes there is! Just let either the mate or the captain know that you need some help and we will be glad to show you.

How many fish can I keep?

You can visit New York DEC saltwater fishing regulations for information on size and amounts. We’ve also put together a chart for your reference.

Are there toilets on the boat?

There are two on the Never Enuff III, one for men and one for women, and one on the Never Enuff Express. The Never Enuff does not have a restroom, but there is a port-a-pot.

Apologies, the restrooms may be smelly sometimes.