Frequently Asked Questions
Where are you located?
Good question. The "Debo Too" is docked at the Moorings Marina in Carrabelle, Florida. If you are driving from Tallahassee or Panama City, it is about one hour's drive on scenic route, US Hwy 98. From Atlanta it is about a 51/2 hour drive. From Apalachicola it is 30 minutes and St. George Island, 20 minutes. If you are flying into Florida, you have the choice between Bay County International (Panama City), or Tallahassee Regional Airport. To see where we are located in relation to Tallahassee and or the State of Florida, just click the map to see the enlargements. In Florida, the most popular places for fishing, we have charters on our website. We will help and organize everything for your convenience.
What do I need to bring on the trip?
You should bring sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat and any beverages or food you wish to consume while on board. Your tackle, the bait and plenty of hungry, aggressive fish are supplied. At least a 40- quart cooler should be brought to hold the fish you are going to catch. Oh! Don't forget your camera or camcorder!
What should I wear?
Remember we are called the Sunshine State. If your charter is planned for the late Spring, Summer or early Fall months make sure you have cool, comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. You may want to have a windbreaker or light sweater/jacket tucked in your ditty bag, next to the sunscreen, sunglasses, and any medicines you must take. If your charter is for any other time, you may want to consider a little heavier type or a complete change of clothing.
Do you have a restroom on board?
"Definitely yes!" There is also a place to change clothes.
When is the best time to schedule a charter?
The best time is when you have the time to not only go fishing but, to enjoy the best of what the Forgotten Coast has to offer. Technically, our season is year long, with downtime for maintenance between mid-December through the end of February.
Where can I stay and dine?
The Moorings has excellent accommodations and there are several great restaurants in the immediate vicinity. The Moorings phone number is 850/697-2800.
Should I make reservations and how far in advance should they be made?
Reservations are strongly recommended as far in advance as practical. Seventy percent (70%) of my clients are repeat fisherfolks that have fished with me for years. Some reserve their special day as much as a year in advance. However, "last minute" calls are welcomed for we do have unforeseen cancellations.
How do I make reservations and pay the deposit?
The reservation page has a form for you to fill out. This is emailed to me with a confirmation given to you that it has been sent. If you are paying by check or money order, upon receipt of same, I will call you to confirm your reservation. If you are paying by Visa or Master Card, I will call you upon receipt of the email and confirm the deposit payment over the phone. Reservations should be made as far in advance as possible. If you are looking for a special date make sure you put that in your "first choice" selection box. If there are any other comments or questions you may have, use the Special Requirements or Comment areas, or just pick up the phone and call me on our toll free line, 800/897-7106. We can talk fishin' and handle your reservation too.
What if bad weather makes it impossible to go fishing?
There are times when King Neptune does not wish to cooperate. On those rare occasions when the weather is too bad to set sail, I will do my best to re-schedule your charter. If rescheduling is impossible, your deposit will be returned.
Do I have to buy a fishing license?
There is no license required while you are on my charter.
Where do you fish?
Within 30 minutes of leaving the dock we will be in the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico off the Forgotten Coastline. From your boating advantage you will be able to see Dog Island, St. George Island, & Alligator Point. The exact fishing area is where the fish are biting that day.
Can my children come on the trip?
Yes and No!
I have taught hundreds of kids to fish, on and off shore. My experience is that those children under 8 years of age, are usually true landlubbers. And yes! I know each child is unique but remember, a child's distress or discomfort doesn't allow for a great time to be had by the parent(s) or others. So leave the little fishes at home and come catch the big ones!