We wanted to go out on the Judith M, but due to high winds on the ocean they were not offering that trip the day we went. They told us that for $20 each ($6 off the regular price) we could go on the Tortuga and fish in the bay for 3 hours (1 hour longer than normal) so we booked that instead. There were about 20 people on the boat. They told before booking that rod rental was $5 each. There seemed to be quite a few repeat customers and even a couple of locals who had their own bait and rods. For $3 you could enter the fish bowl with the person with the biggest keeper winning the pot, which kept things interesting. Almost everyone caught something although we had only 2 keepers. No fishing boat can guarantee everyone will catch fish, that's why its called fishing and not catching! Serge was the first mate and he was great. He told jokes and came around to help everyone (untangling lines, netting the larger fish, refreshing our bait) and check on how we were doing. We ended up staying out a little over three hours. At the end, they did say it was customary to tip the first mate $20 of your ticket cost. This is standard across all fishing boats and is spelled out on their website. Serge did a great job so when he came around to collect tips, I was happy to give him 20%. Overall the trip was a great value and we had a great time!
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