Frequently Asked Questions

MAX Fishing Trip FAQ’s

Here are some answers to common questions we often get regarding our FishMonster MAX Party Boat fishing. We hope these answers help. If you have other questions, please feel free to call us anytime at  305-432-0046.

Do I need a reservation?
Reservations are recommended to ensure a spot on the boat. There are some quiet days when you can just hop on, but if you’d like to be sure, book ahead.
Are food and drink available on the boat?
We have a galley where food and beverages, alcoholic and non, are available for purchase. You may also bring your own food and nonalcoholic beverages on board but please keep your coolers under 24 quarts and no outside alcohol of any kind.
Do I need my own fishing license?
No, you are covered under our fishing license!
How can I avoid getting seasick?
To avoid seasickness be good to yourself!  A good night’s sleep and healthy diet will help a lot. Limit the amount of alcohol you drink the night before and the day of the charter. There are many products available over the counter throughout the Florida Keys to help with your possible seasickness. Take as directed prior to your trip.
What about tipping?
The standard tip for the crew is 20% of the total fare.
Can I use braid/braided line on the FishMonster MAX?
Yes, we do allow braid/braided line on the FishMonster MAX. 
Will you fillet my fish for me?
Yes! The mates will filet your catch once you return back to the dock. You can take it home to cook or to any of the restaurants along the dock and they will be happy to cook it however you would like. You can’t get any fresher than that!
How far does the boat go out?
Trip lengths are on average 4 hours depending where the fish are. We travel about 5-8 miles from the dock to the reef. The travel time on this is about 30 minute.
What can we catch?
Red grouper, black grouper, yellowtail snapper, mangrove snapper, triggerfish, cobra mackerel and amberjack. There are over 30 kinds of edible reef fish in these water.
How many people does the boat hold?

FishMonster MAX is Coastguard approved for 49 passengers. We take up to 38 anglers and 11 ride alongs per trip. The boat is 63 ft in length and has a 24 foot beam. We can fish all the way around the boat.

Where can I park?
All parking around us is paid parking. There is a parking lot at A&B Marina and Conch Seafood Republic and parking on Front St, Greene St and Simonton St. that are pay by the hour. Uber and Lyft are also available on the island.
How early do I need to arrive?
Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your departure time.

Booking & Cancellation Policies

Cancellation Policy
  • Cancellations must be done within 24 hours of your scheduled departure time to receive a full refund.
  • We will not refund or rebook customers with less than a 24 hour notice or customers who are no-shows the day of the trip, no exceptions. Trips leave promptly on time and will not be held for customers who are running late, please arrive at least 30 minutes prior as we will not issue a refund or rebook you should you miss the boat.
COVID Cancellations
  • We do not have a special cancellation policy for COVID, all cancellations and rebooking must be done within 24 hours to receive a full refund or be rebooked to another date.