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Have questions about our luxury, bespoke charter services?
Have a look at our Frequently Asked Questions for quick answers to some of the
questions we hear most often from prospective guests.
How long do your luxury fishing charters last?
Our everyday sportfishing adventures are full-day excursions. We typically leave the dock early, fish all day and are back in time for you to prepare your fresh catch for dinner. We also happily offer half-day adventures upon request.
If you’re looking for more time in private seclusion in the Florida Keys, we are happy to customize a multi-day sportfishing adventure that includes the option of staying multiple nights onboard the Half Full, with each day packed to the brim with top of the line fishing.
What's the maximum number of guests for a trip?
The Half Full is happy to customize an unforgettable experience on the water comfortably for a maximum number of twelve guests at one time.
What type of fish do you catch?
The type of fish that you can target in the Florida Keys completely depends on the time of year and what type of fishing you are looking to do.
We offer two fishing trips aboard the Half Full.
The first targets pelagic fish species in the deep waters of the Gulfstream off of the Florida Keys. Depending on the time of year, these trips target species like Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, Swordfish, Sailfish and the rare Marlin.
Our second trip targets species that live among the reefs of the Florida Keys including snapper species, grouper, and a variety of smaller reef fish.
You can learn more about the specifics of our sportfishing adventures on our Luxury Florida Keys Sportfishing Page.
What happens if the Weather is too bad to leave the dock?
Luckily the Half Full is one of the only boats that can leave port in most conditions.
However, if the weather is too extreme for the charter or luxury concierge service to proceed safely, we are happy to provide refunds or rescheduling of your trip for a day with better weather conditions.
As a bespoke luxury charter service, we are happy to work with our guests to ensure that we provide solutions for any challenges, weather included.
What the minimum number of days for a multi-day excursion?
As a custom charter service, the Half Full is happy to accommodate any length multi-day adventures.
Simply contact us today and a member of our team will happily guide you in the best direction to meet your unique objectives.
Do you have comprehensive safety equipment?
Absolutely! We have the top-of-the-line safety gear for every aspect of your adventure.
We proudly offer guests the following safety considerations for any adventure aboard the Half Full:
- EPIRP – Emergency Position-Indicating Radiobeacon for personal location beacons.
- Emergency Satellite Phone
- Garmin In-reach Emergency Communications
- Revere 12-person Liferaft
What do we need to bring with us?
We have all the fishing gear you will need already aboard the Half Full for your exciting adventure, as well as snacks and drinks.
You should bring along a comfortable change of clothes, sunglasses, hats, your personal favorite sunscreen, and any other personal items that you need to feel comfortable aboard the Half Full.
If you’re staying with us for a multi-day adventure, be sure to bring your own toiletries and anything else you need to personally feel at home on-board during your adventure.
We'd like to charter the Half Full for a private event. Do you accommodate custom requests?
The Half Full is the only completely bespoke luxury charter service in South Florida.
We happily accommodate any special requests and are thrilled to help you plan a special event aboard the Half Full.
Simply use our Book Now Page to contact us with the dates you are looking at for your special get together and our team will help you create an unforgettable day.
Do you have TV & Internet?
Yes! Each stateroom onboard the Half Full comes complete with DirectTV access on its own TV.
The entire boat is WiFi enabled so that you can use your personal devices anytime at
What are potential expenses outside of your Daily Charter Rate?
Guests are responsible for expenses that are dependent on the objectives and requests of their custom fishing trip or multi-day excursion aboard the Half Full.
These expenses include, but are not limited to:
Fuel to run the Half Full
Gratuities for your Captain & Crew
Transport Costs for Boat to Meet you and your group in specialized location (Key West or Bahamas).
We'd like to go spearfishing instead of sportfishing, is that possible?
Absolutely! Our Captain is one of the Florida Keys’ best spearfishing guides and is happy to get in the water with you and your guests on the fabulous reefs and wrecks of the Florida Keys.
You will need to approve an additional liability waiver in order to take on any spearfishing because of the activity’s inherent risks.
Where do we board the boat?
We make it easy for you and your group to get started with your adventure.
For daily sportfishing adventures, we pick up guests in the Middle Florida Keys in Marathon, Florida.
For multi-day excursions to Key West, we happily accommodate custom transportation options from Key West International Airport to the boat’s location at a marina in Key West.
For multi-day excursions in the Bahamas, we pick up guests at two convenient locations including Chub Cay Marina on Chub Cay and the Sea Spray Resort & Marina on Elbow Cay in the Abacos.
For boarding specifics, please give Captain James a call today and he will put together a custom solution for your transport to and from the Half Full.
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Have a different question for us?
No problem! Simply use the contact form on this page to get in touch with our team for help with any of your questions about the Half Full and our luxury concierge service.