The Provider FAQ’s

FAQ’s for Fishing Islamorada Florida and enjoying the day to the fullest. Frequently Asked Questions about fishing with the The Provider out of the Bud N’ Mary’s Marina in the Heart of Islamorada Florida. Captain Brooks wants you to enjoy your day on the water and if you read through these FAQ’s below you will have an amazing day on the water!

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is The Provider boat located in Islamorada Florida?

At Bud N’ Mary’s Marina at 79851 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036. Call Capt. Brooks at 843.301.3400 if you have any specific questions.

Why is a Freeman such a great fishing boat in Islamorada

The dual-hull catamaran makes it much less rocky side to side, plus the deck on the boat is very large making it easy to move around and fish with ease. Call Capt. Brooks if you have any specific questions.

Is there a place to go to the bathroom on the boat?

Yes, there is a portable toilet in the head area.

What if the weather is bad?

If It is Capt. Brooks call with safety, if he determines if safe to go out then it is up to the client to make the decision. If the client cancels we will apply the deposit to a future booking. Call Capt. Brooks if you have any specific questions.

What if someone in the group gets sick and needs to head in?

If the boat leaves the dock and must come back due to sickness we will automatically charge a half day trip, $900, if out less then 4 hours. If out more then 4 hours but less then 6 we will charge a ¾ day, $1,200, and if out greater then 6 hours we will charge a full day, $1,400.

What about safety on the boat?

Safety is always Capt. Brooks number one concern. He will do everything in his power to make sure the crew is safe in all situations. The boat will be geared up with all the necessary safety gear in case of an emergency.

What time should I arrive for the day?

If you’re on a full day trip you will leave the dock at 7am. Please be on time so you can take advantage of your full 8 hours on the water. If you’re on an afternoon half day you will leave the dock at noon. If you would like to adjust your departure time, please call Capt. Brooks.

What do I need to bring with me on the boat?

Sunglasses, sunscreen, camera, comfortable shoes, rubber bottom shoes or fishing boots are best. All your food and drinks that you want on the boat with you. You can always remove clothes so dress warmer in the mornings as the ride out can be chilly, especially in the winter months. Yes, Islamorada does get chilly from time to time. Any medications you will need. If you want to bring a pair of binoculars to look though it could be fun and helpful to look for birds, especially during the summer months. Call Capt. Brooks if you have any specific questions.

What are fishing seasons?

Sailfish, Cobia, Wahoo, Spanish mackerel in the winter months. Mahi in the summer’s months. Fall we see more blackfin Tuna. Snapper and Grouper around all year. You can catch every species of fish year-round, but they are more prevalent during these periods above. Call Capt. Brooks if you have any questions about the seasons or targeting species.

Does Capt. Brooks use a mate?

Capt. Brooks does not have a full-time mate, however he can always find one if need be. Depending on the type of fishing may require a mate. If you would like to have one on the boat call Capt. Brooks to arrange it.

How much fishing will I actually be doing?

On The Provider YOU will be fishing the entire time. Capt. Brooks wants and needs you to fish so he can manage everything around the boat. If you have a specific need and would like Capt. Brooks to do more of the fishing and pass the rod once the fish is hooked up, please let him know so everyone is on the same page. Our goal is for everyone to have the full fishing experience. So, bring you’re A game out there and make it happen!!

How long has Capt. Brooks been fishing in Islamorada?

Capt. Brooks has been fishing the waters of Islamorada for 12 years. He has had multiple mate and captain jobs along the way. He knows a ton about the area and fishing the waters here in beautiful Islamorada. Please be sure to ask him tons of questions about his experience, he will gladly teach you about the things he knows and has picked up along the way.

Tight Lines!!

Call me anytime to book your trip! 843-301-3400