Frequently Asked Questions
This is a list of our most frequently asked questions.
Q: Can I bring alcohol?
A: No, we do not permit alcohol to be brought aboard. Although we know most people can be responsible with the amount of alcohol they consume, there are a few people who spoil it for others. We consider ourselves a family-oriented boat and want everyone to have a good time. There is beer for sale in the galley for a reasonable price. In this way we can control the amount consumed and keep those individuals with control issues in check.

Q: Can we bring our own food and soft drinks?
A: Yes, you can. The Hel-Cat II has plenty of room for coolers. They fit perfectly under the benches.

Q: Do you offer any other discounts not listed on your prices page?
A: For the most part those are all of our discounts. With the cost of supplies and fuel rising the way they are, we would rather just give you an everyday fair price and not have to play discount games. Anyone who has owned their own business knows where we are coming from.

Q: Do I need to make reservations?
A: Almost every trip we offer does not require reservations. We are a walk-on vessel, so just show up before the sailing time and get aboard.

Q: Can I bring my own tackle?
A: Yes, you can. As a matter a fact we appreciate it. Do yourself a favor and have one of the mates check it out if you have any concerns at all if it is the proper gear for the trip.

Q: What if it rains?
A: You get wet. Of course we have the nicest deckhouse of any party boat so feel free to hang out and have a famous Hel-Cat cheeseburger until the shower passes. We aren't concerned about rain - our only concern is wind. If you have any concerns about sea conditions, just give the office a call and they can help you.

Q: Do you take credit cards?
A: Yes, we accept Visa and Master Card although we prefer cash.

Q: How long before the sailing time should I arrive?
A: Plan on being at the boat at least 20 minutes before the sailing time. We sail promptly. Give yourself plenty of time for possible traffic and delays.

Q: Do I need to be an experienced fisherman?
A: No! We have something every trip called "Fish School." One of the mates will hold Fish School on the way to the grounds.

Q: How deep is the water?
A: Over your head.

Q: Do I keep my fish?
A: Absolutley!  You paid us to take you fishing, not to catch fish for us.

Q: Who cleans the fish?
A: If you want them to, the mates clean fish on the way in. They do a beautiful professional fillet job and you leave all the junk for the birds and lobstermen.

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