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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I book a trip to fish Siesta Key?

To Book by Phone: Please call us at 941.504.2309 for booking. If you get voicemail, we are out fishing and will call you back as soon as we can! Please leave a message including the following: your name, phone number including area code, and the date you want to catch fish! We will check availability before returning your call.

Send us an e-mail at: Mark Bailey (

What is the Deposit? Will we get a refund of our deposit if we cancel our trip?

Each trip requires a $100 deposit at booking. You must cancel your trip at least 48 hours in advance to get a refund of your deposit.

What Should I Bring?

When fishing Siesta Key with Double Nickel Charters, bring sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat and whatever you'd like to eat & drink (no glass bottles, please). We'll provide you with fishing licenses, lifevests, ice, bait, tackle and all the equipment you'll need to have a great trip! Deck shoes are appreciated, but not required - no workboots or dark rubber soles, as they scuff up the deck of the boat.

What Can I Do to Avoid Getting Seasick?

If you think you might be prone to seasickness while fishing, speak to your physician about Scopolamine patches to wear behind your ear. Generally, a dramamine the night before, and the morning of - will be plenty to keep you grounded! Bring some gingerale to drink, it also helps!

Is There A Bathroom?

No worries, there is a head on board!

What Should I Tip the Crew?

Mates work for tips. Their job is very demanding day in and day out with no vacation days. If the weather is good, our mates are working and their responsibilities begin before you arrive to the boat and continue with boat work long after your fishing day is over. A tip of 20% is the customary amount to say thanks for a job well done!

Great, I Can't Wait to Fish! Now, How Do I Get to the Double Nickel?

From I-75: From Downtown Sarasota: