COMMON CHARTER FAQ’S
Petrel’s most frequently asked questions (Faq’s)
FAQ: What is included?
- A fun filled fishing experience on the water #1.
- Saltwater fishing licenses for your entire group that day.
- A professional mate who will assist you every step of the way.
- Instruction if you need it …or just a net if you don’t.
- Rods, reels, fresh bait, and tackle.
- Comfortable Cabin, Private Head (Toilet) and Galley.
- Filleting, skinning, bagging and icing of your catch is included.
- Captains recipes are free. Every fish can be delicious….
FAQ: What should we bring?
- Rain Gear
- Portable Chargers
- LOTS OF BOTTLED WATER!
- Food and beverages.
- A small cooler for your fillets, and we will provide the ice.
- Good sneakers or deck shoes.
- A cash tip for the mate.. (ATM available on site)
- Mate’s tip (15-20%) is customary.
FAQ: How many fish can we keep?
- For current Connecticut size and possession limits CLICK HERE
- Not sure which trip/or species is best for you?
- Call Capt. Greg (9am-9pm) (860)962-0103
FAQ: What is NOT recommended?
- Hard Liquor. We have plenty of “nightlife” within walking distance. Leave the hard liquor for later.
- (Beer and Wine is permissible)
- Don’t bring drugs on the boat. Why?
- #1 it will terminate your trip and we return to the dock.
FAQ: What about Weather?
- Some of our best fishing will occur around a storm front.
- Your safety is always our #1 priority.
- Rain happens, T-Storms happen, we know what to watch for.
- We will consult with you if there is a concern.
- If we call you the night before to recommend rescheduling a trip… there is good reason. Otherwise, we are going.
FAQ: What about sea-sickness?
- We suggest taking an over the counter remedy the night before.
- Dramamine or Bonine work well for some people (but not all).
- Stay outside, fresh air and a horizon to watch helps.
- Coffee and Orange juice are not recommended.
- Seasickness happens. Please “purge” over the side, not inside.
- Here is a great link on motion sickness.
FAQ: What about health issues?
Above all and Most importantly: PLEASE let us know in advance!
We will make sure to accommodate their needs. Please let us know in advance the nature of the issue. Awareness is key.
- Our staff is trained in first aid and CPR in the event of an emergency.
- Any emergencies beyond our scope will result in calling in the Coast Guard for additional support and medical assistance.
FAQ: about Safety Equipment?
- 8-10 certified life preservers with lights on board at all times.
- USCG Night and Day distress signals are always on board.
- 3 Fire extinguishers: inspected and fully charged.
- High water bilge alarm.
- 4 bilge pumps that are tested weekly for functionality.
- 3 radios, 2 Radars, 3 GPS Units, and a 2 compasses.
- We can navigate in fog, storms, heavy seas, and at night.
- If you would like us to demonstrate any safety equipment, ask!