Depending on the location and time of year it is best to check and monitor the weather. Usually on the water air temperatures are 3-10 degrees cooler, however the sun will reflect off the water and be more damaging to your skin if not properly protected. Good rubber soled shoes, shorts, sunglasses, a light shirt and hat are recommended in tropical environments. Remember to ask your fishing charter or guide for clothing requirements. No one wants to be uncomfortable, cold or sun-chapped on a fishing boat.
Yes, most captains will allow you to bring your own tackle, however most supply everything you’ll need to catch fish. Check with each individual captain or guide for more information.
A fishing charter or trip with a guide can be enjoyed by a single person or a family. Most encourage the participation of small children as well, however charters will require the wearing of life jackets at all times. Many charter specialists are also willing to give handicapped clients special consideration.