Frequently Asked Questions

Do you require a deposit?

Yes, a 50% deposit is required to confirm your date(s). You can do this online via secure PayPal payment or mail in a deposit.

Where do I mail my deposit?

You can use our PayPal payment system to pay securely online or drop a check in the mail to us at: Dockside Charters P.O. Box 370842 Key Largo, FL 33037

How far in advance should I make my reservation?

Make your reservations as far in advance as possible to assure you the dates you want. Some clients book the same week(s) a year in advance. Holidays and weekends fill up first.

Where do we meet you?

On the dock at Pelican Cove Resort & Marina. Please read our directions page for details.



Is there an extra rental fee?

There are NO extra fees. Tournaments and overnight trips are quoted individually.



Are there any additional surcharges for fuel or premium bait that I should know about?

There are NO surcharges for fuel or bait. We go where the fish are and use the bait that is required to catch the species that you’re targeting.



What are the Captain's qualifications?
Do I need to bring anything?

The most important thing to bring is a positive attitude. Sunglasses, suntan lotion, hat and a camera are the most forgotten items. Jackets can always be taken off. We supply rain gear in case of inclement weather. If you have a special rod & reel by all means bring it, otherwise we supply Seeker Rods, Penn Reels down to the terminal tackle and bait.



What about lunch / snacks?

Bring whatever you want to eat or drink. Ice is provided on the boat. Box lunches are available at each location from Wally’s Island Deli. Call ahead for pricing and availability.



What is your cancellation policy?

A deposit of $200.00 per day serves as a reservation. A deposit is returned ONLY if cancellation is made in writing 30 days prior to arrival. Due to high demand, if cancellation is made less than 30 days prior to arrival there will be NO REFUND. Trip cancellation insurance is recommended.



Do I need a fishing license?

No. Fishing licenses and permits are included.



I want to buy trip insurance. Who do you recommend?

Although not required, some customers choose to purchase trip insurance. We recommend



Is it true that you were on the Science Channel?

Yes.  You can view us in the series “How They Do It” that featured our rod of choice, Seeker Rods.

Gift Certficates Available!

Call (305) 451-5903 or toll free1-877-DOCKSIDE for reservations or more information.

  • Over 35 years of experience
  • No License Required
  • All Bait, Rods & Tackle Furnished
  • We promote Catch & Release
  • Fly – Spin – Plug
  • Fresh, Live Bait
  • No up-charges for premium bait or chum
  • No fuel surcharges
  • We use only the finest gear and tackle available
  • Perfect for company outings and family reunions
  • Sightseeing
  • Ladies and children encouraged!