What kind of fish will we catch?
Most common catches include Pacific Blue Marlin, Striped Marlin, Spear Fish, Yellowfin Tuna (Ahi), Wahoo (Ono) and Mahi-Mahi.
How many can go?
US Coast Guard Regulations allow us to carry a Maximum of 6 passengers. Shared Charters require a minimum of 4 passengers.
How long are trips?
We run 1/2 Day (4-5 hours), 3/4 Day (6-7 hours) and Full-Day (8-10 hours) trips.
What time do we start?
Check-in time for morning departures is 5:30 am and we leave at approximately 6:00 am. Afternoon charters please check with us for your check-in & departure times.
Do I get to keep fish?
Yes! For Private Charters, we filet up to 50 lbs. of the fish you catch. For individuals on Shared Charters, we filet servings at 1-2 lbs per person from fish caught. Private & Shared Charters: Any fish caught over 100 lbs. will not be cut and will remain with the boat!
Are food and drink provided?
You’re welcome to bring food, snacks and beverages for the day, coolers are not necessary, we have plenty of cooler space & ice for your food & beverages. (Please NO BANANAS: they’re considered BAD LUCK!) Alcoholic beverages are also permitted but please also bring an adequate supply of bottled water or sodas (for safty, no glass bottles please). Catering is available! See above…
Motion sickness medications should be taken the night before and once again the morning of your trip. Please consult your doctor or pharmacist for recommendations. If your party wishes to return to the dock early, there will be no refunds.
What Should I Bring?
Besides food and drink, sunglasses, hat (wide brimmed), SPF 30 sunscreen or greater, light windbreaker or wearable rain gear, long sleeve shirt (layering is best!), deck shoes with good grip soles (flip flops don’t hold up well on wet decks and high seas, Crocs, surf shoes or Aqua Socks are fine), camera or video equipment, and motion sickness medication.
How big is your boat?
Whipsaw is an air-conditioned luxury 35′ CABO sport fishing vessel powered by twin 435hp Caterpillar diesel engines.
Cancellations & Refunds
Cancellations more than 72 hours before the scheduled Check-in time will receive a full refund. Cancellations within 72 hours of the scheduled Check-in time will not receive a refund. If Whipsaw cancels your charter for mechanical reasons or weather conditions, we will re-schedule your charter or give you a full refund. If the Captain returns early for passenger safety concerns (e.g. too much to drink or seasickness) there will be no refund.
Tournament cancellations received more than seven days prior to the start time of the tournament will receive a full refund minus any expenses paid by Whipsaw. Expenses could include but may not be limited to, tournament entry fees, mooring fees, etc. Cancellations received within seven days of the tournament start time will not receive a refund. If Whipsaw cancels your charter for mechanical reasons or weather conditions, we will re-schedule your charter or give you a full refund. If the Captain returns early for passenger safety concerns (e.g. too much to drink or seasickness) there will be no refund.
Gratuity for your Crew
Gratuity for your crew may be placed on your Credit Card for your convenience. Please let us know when making your reservation. A 17% gratuity will automatically be added for charters with 2 or more boats.