Frequently Asked Questions

We book Apalachicola Bay fishing charters and fishing charters for the Apalachicola River and the Gulf of Mexico off St. George Island in northwest Florida:

You can contact us on our Website through our Reservation Form or call us at 850-370-6626. You will need to know which of our exciting charters you would like to reserve. We offer Fishing Charters in the Apalachicola Bay, River or Gulf of Mexico. Oystering Charters are available on the Apalachicola Bay. Sightseeing Charters are available in the Apalachicola River and/or Bay. We strongly suggest you book as far in advance as possible. Some of our Charter dates are booked up to one full year in advance, so book your charter early to insure your date. BMAC requires 50% deposit to confirm your reservation. Your tentative reservation will be held for five business days. In the event we do not receive your deposit (within five business days) we will remove your name for that date and cancel your charter. Last minute reservations are occasionally available, feel free to call us and see what we may have open for Charter.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, Company Checks, Money Order, Travelers Check and Cash.
We service 1-4 people per boat (this includes children). Flounder Gigging trips can only have up to 2 people. If you would like to bring a child under 8 years old, please advise BMAC during your initial booking. We are a family based business, so we know how important your family is to you. We at BMAC have found that children under age 8 lose interest quickly. Usually full day trips are better for the children and the parents if they leave the little ones at home.
You should bring your polarized sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, rain suit, white or clear soled shoes (preferably closed toed), seasick medication, warm clothes (layers work best), food and beverages for the day. Please bring an Ice Chest so you can take your catch home with you. Last, but not least don’t forget your WATERPROOF CAMERA to record your big catch and big day on the water.
You are welcome to bring beer and wine cooler type beverages, however we ask that you drink in extreme moderation. Alcohol consumption, mixed with sun exposure and weather conditions can lead to health threats. The captain reserves the right to monitor your intake. Remember your Safety and Enjoyment are our main concern.
No, Our Captains provide the license, bait, tackle, ice, rods and reels.
Occasionally our weather will not co-operate with our charter dates. We will do our best to reschedule your charter. Our Captains have the right to cancel any Charter at anytime due to weather or the threat of unsafe conditions. In the rare event that your schedule and ours do not coincide, we will refund 100% of your deposit, with BMAC company check. We would rather lose a booking than put our customers at risk, again your safety and enjoyment are our utmost priority.
No, on very few occasions no matter how you hold your mouth, wiggle your bait, or turn your hat, the fish just refuse to bite. Captains at BMAC are experienced, local fishermen. Many BMAC Captains fished commercially for years, thus they have the knowledge of the area and the fish. The odds of not catching fish with our captains are very rare.
You can reserve a charter up to two years, with a deposit at the time of booking. Our return clients normally hold a standing deposit for several trips per year, or the same date every year. Our goal is to make your experience with BMAC a memorable event that you will want to come and enjoy often.
Most of our Captains are Rated G and a few at PG 13. G: Your Captain will not use profanity, foul or offensive language or clothing.
PG 13: Your Captain may use mild profanity, especially if he loses a BIG FISH.
You can bring your children – grandparents without fear, of offence to your family or your values.
We do, the earlier you book for large groups the greater chance we are to have charters available. Our Captains are highly booked so, book early to insure your dates will be available.
Call us and we will do our best to facilitate your needs. Whether it’s Touring today, Oystering tomorrow, Fishing the next day-not an issue at BMAC, we do it all the time if we have a Charter open. Call early to see if there are open dates or cancellations.
To contact BMAC call us at (850) 370-6626 or send us a message on our request form located on our Website Please make sure that your day and nighttime phone numbers are listed, in the event that we need to call you with booking or scheduling information.
Most of our bay and river boats do not have bathroom facilities on them. We do have a few of the larger gulf boats that do have bathroom facilities.
The boat charter price is as stated, be it one person or four the cost will be the same. We do not offer a per person rate or arrange for parties to combine to split cost. There is a four – six person maximum per boat depending on the boat chartered.

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