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May 28, 2023
Company Payment and Cancellation Policy
“Company” as used in this policy statement means “CAPT BOB ZALES CHARTERS, LLC” . Payment for charter is due in full prior to vessel departing on trip. A cash deposit or valid credit card number is required to reserve a future day and time for a charter trip. If a trip is cancelled prior to 96 hours till departure, a full refund of a deposit will be made. If a trip is cancelled within 96 hours of departure, 100% of total fare is due to the company.
Between June 1 and August 31 of any year the cancellation period is 14 days. If a trip is cancelled prior to 14 days till departure, a full refund of a deposit will be made. If a trip is cancelled within 14 days of departure, 100% of the total fare is due to the company.
Any party charged for cancellation of a trip within 96 hours or 14 days, whichever is applicable, of departure, the party will be refunded the amount charged for any of the following reasons: 1: the vessel reserved is rehired by another party for the same type of trip.
2: the Captain determined inclement weather would have prevented the vessel from departing.
3: vessel is unable to depart due to mechanical failure.
This policy remains in full effect and may be viewed at any time aboard any vessel owned or operated by the company.
May 17, 2023
The 2023 red snapper will be from June 1 thru Aug 24, with the 24th the last day. We have been and are booking for the red snapper season. We have some days left in June and a few more in July and Aug is wide open. The minimum trip for red snapper is 6 hours and we do 8 and 10 hour trips. Call for availability, pricing, and reservations. We look forward to a good season.
Feb 16, 2023
The new fishing season is here and we are starting our 3 hour special fishing trip beginning March 1 and running thru May 31. We began this trip 5 years ago and it has become a very popular trip for spring time fishing. It is our least expensive trip as we only charge $660.00 for up to 8 people. If you have more than 8 in your party it is an additional $30/person. Our rates are based on up to 8 people meaning the rate is the same for 1 or any number up to 8. We are a full party as we do not join small parties together due to covid.
This 3 hour is fishing for Spanish mackerel, blue runners, bonitos, sheephead (when available), and king mackerel when they show up in mid April thru May. This is a great trip for those who want to fish close to shore and first timers. Children love this trip because in addition to catching fish they get to watch dolphins as they are always near by. We provide everything except food and drink, including your fishing license, and you can bring a cooler if you like.
Of course if you want a longer trip we offer 4, 6, 8, and 10 hour trips. Please contact us rates, types of fish targeted, and to make reservations.
We are booking trips now so when you decide please call to ensure you can book the day and time you prefer.
Sep 30, 2021
The NMFS announced today that the federal permitted for hire red snapper season will reopen on OCT 15 thru NOV 5. This is a great opportunity to enjoy a fall red snapper season as we have not had one in many years. Call today to make reservations!!!!!
Jul 18, 2021
Recently some have been calling about their booked trips and alleged weather conditions when their trip is scheduled days in advance. Most, if not all of these concerns are by watching the weather channel. The folks at the weather channel know little about our local weather and do not explain the difference in weather patterns along the coast vs inland. The weather channel is also in the business of selling advertisements for income and by creating concerns to folks to keep them watching helps in their selling of ads. Coastal weather is different than inland weather as the heat of the day sometimes produces small rain events and even a small thunderstorm now and then. In most cases, as was the case today, sea conditions were slick calm, there was no rain out to 30 miles offshore, but there were a few local showers inland from the beach. This was a typical weather day for the summer season in Panama City, FL. Being on the water here for 56 years I am well aware of the type weather we have and i make the decision on if weather is a factor to cancel a trip or not on the day of the trip. If sea conditions are too rough for an enjoyable trip I will cancel and reschedule if possible. Rain does not cause cancellation of trips. If you have a trip booked and are concerned about the weather you can contact me and I will do my best to provide you the info that will be the real weather here, not that of the people in business to sell ads. Capt Bob