Frequently Asked Questions - Gloucester, MA Fishing Charters

Frequently Asked Questions - Gloucester, MA Fishing Charters

Tuna Tail Charters understands that you may have questions before booking your next fishing adventure or sunset cruise with us. That's why we've compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help you get started. 

Whether you're a seasoned angler or new to fishing, our goal is to provide you with a memorable and enjoyable experience on the waters around Gloucester, MA. Preparing for your fishing trip is crucial for a comfortable and successful day at sea. Tuna Tail Charters offers a variety of fishing charters and sunset cruises tailored to meet your needs and our crew and top-notch equipment make us the go-to choice for Gloucester fishing charters. 

Ready to cast your line into the waters of Gloucester, MA? Book your fishing trip here.

Can we bring alcohol on board?

F/V Lobster Tails is a federally registered vessel and adheres to federal drug laws. Drugs of any type are not allowed on board including marijuana and products containing it.

Beer and wine are permitted. No hard liquor please, excessive drinking is not tolerated.

Arrive ready to enjoy the best day on the water ever, your parties safety is our FIRST concern.

Fishing Charter Tipping Etiquette: Is tipping the crew on a fishing charter expected?

Our crew are dedicated to make your trip memorable, and successful. The tip is usually 15-20% and are greatly appreciated. THANK YOU!

What is the deposit required to book a fishing charter?

To book your fishing charter, a non-refundable 20% deposit is required and is subject to cancellation rules.

What is the cancellation policy?

If the fishing trip is cancelled by the captain, and he is the only person who can cancel for weather or other safety reasons, we will reschedule the trip or refund your deposit.

If you should cancel the trip, a 14 DAY advance notice is require for a full refund or to reschedule. 

If you cancel less than 14 days before your trip, you will receive 80% of your deposit back as a refund.

The balance for the charter is due before we leave the dock on the day of the charter.

When is full payment due?

The balance must be paid before departing the dock on the day of your scheduled fishing charter.

When is the best time to fish in Gloucester?

The best time to fish in Gloucester is typically during the summer months, from June through August, when the weather conditions are most favorable and the waters are abundant with species like striped bass, bluefish, and flounder. This period allows for both novice and experienced anglers to enjoy a fruitful fishing expedition, thanks to the warmer temperatures and longer daylight hours. 

However, the late spring and early fall also present good fishing opportunities with less crowded waters and the presence of species that prefer cooler temperatures, such as tuna and cod. It's crucial to stay informed about local fishing reports and regulations, as weather conditions and fish populations can vary, but regardless of the time of year, Gloucester offers a rich fishing landscape for a variety of preferences and skill levels.