Here are answers to our Frequently Asked Questions we hope you find helpful.
Q: Whats included with my charter, and what additional costs are there?
A: All trips include crew with a USCG liscensed Captain, rods, tackle, live bait, snacks, drinks, beer, and fish processing. 3/4 days and overnights include breakfast and lunch. All longer trips include breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The only additional costs are the required licenses, permits, and crew gratuity.
Q: Do I need to tip the captain and crew after a charter? If so, what is the recommended amount?
A: While tipping is not required, it is customary to tip the captain and the crew. The standard amount is 15 to 25% of trip cost.
Q: Can we bring a cooler on board?
A: No. Please do not bring a cooler as they slide around when the boat moves and become dangerous. We provide all the soda, beer, and water you could possibly need and we can always fulfill special requests.
Q: Can we bring our own food and beverages?
A: Of course, although we prefer you not bring glass bottles.
Q: Can we bring our own tackle?
A: The Sauerfish comes fully equipped with the necessary tackle but you may certainly bring your own.
Q: Where does the boat depart from?
A: Point Loma Sportfishing
1403 Scott Street
San Diego, CA 92106
Q: What do I need to bring with me on the charter?
A: We suggest dressing in layers as early mornings tend to be chilly, but the temperatures rise as the day progresses. Sunblock and a hat are essential even on cloudy days and we always recommend bringing a camera. We do not recommend flip flops due to their slippery nature. Boots are more suitable but if you do not have boots, please wear something with a non-slick sole that can get wet. Also, if you are susceptible to seasickness, plan to take Bonine, Dramamine, or another similar motion sickness medication. Please keep in mind that you need to take motion sickness medication 12 hours before the boat leaves in order for the medicine to be effective.
Q. What can I do to prevent seasickness?
A. Seasickness is a form of motion sickness characterized by a feeling
of nausea and, in extreme cases, vertigo experienced after
spending time on the water. It is typically brought on by the
rocking motion of the boat. Some people who are particularly
vulnerable to the condition can feel seasick simply by setting
foot on a boat, even if the vessel is in dry dock. Others are
relatively immune, or become immune through exposure.
Over-the-counter and prescription medications such as dramamine
and scopolamine (as transdermal patches and tablets) are readily
available. Ginger capsules are also considered effective in
preventing motion sickness as well as wearing special motion
Those suffering from seasickness often find relief by:
· keeping their eyes directed to the fixed shore or horizon
· lying down on their backs and closing their eyes
· avoiding alcohol, and fatty and spicy foods
· move into a position where fresh air is blowing on their face
· sucking on crystallised ginger, sipping ginger tea or taking a capsule of ginger.
· moving to the boat’s center of gravity
· drinking plenty of water
Unlike with a hangover, succumbing to nausea normally does not
relieve the symptoms of seasickness, and, once started, is often difficult to stop.