FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Read our extensive FAQs section before making a reservation
Yes. A 25% deposit is required to reserve the boat. The balance of the charter must be paid prior to trip departure in cash when you get to the docks.
In order to receive a refund on your deposit, notification of cancellation is required 7 days prior to the departure date. Should you cancel your trip less than 7 days prior to the departure date, or fail to show up for the scheduled departure time, the deposit will not be refunded.
Phantom Fishing Fleet is located in the Cabo San Lucas IGY Marina, Dock “E”.
We recommend being at the boat at 6:00 AM for departure. Though, if you would like to change that, please feel free to request another time.
Yes. Our captains speak and understand enough English to communicate all basic needs… and their Spanish is excellent.
Yes. All of our boats have restrooms.
Captains and mates depend on tips. Tipping should be based on the service from the crew and the effort put towards catching fish. 15%-20% of the total cost of the charter is recommended… more or less depending on your opinion of service and effort put forth.
Yes, everyone on board will need a Mexico fishing license. If you purchase the All-Inclusive package we will purchase your fishing license for you.
Everyone’s needs are different but here are our recommendations for what you should bring on your charter:
Any form of valid of ID
Fishing license (unless we purchased for you or you will be purchasing a day of the charter)
We usually catch fish, but with fishing there are no guarantees. We always do our best to find the fish that you are looking to target, but sometimes luck isn’t with us… that’s why they call it “fishing” not “catching”!
As per the industry standard, there are no refunds if you do not catch fish.
Yes! Cleaning and filleting your fish is included with your trip. If you would like us to vacuum pack your fish, we charge $1.50 USD per pound. Ice is also included. In addition, we can assist with purchasing coolers for your fish, ranging from $20-$60 USD depending on size.
Yes! We partner with Rinehart Taxidermy here in Cabo San Lucas. They will greet your boat upon returning to the marina.
Conditions can vary greatly. If we cancel your trip due to inclement weather conditions your deposit will be refunded in full or transferred to another trip.
We cannot stress enough how important it is to take preventative measures for sea sickness. Over-the-counter medications such as Dramamine and Bonine work very well when taken the night before, and then again one hour prior to boarding. If you are unsure that you are prone to motion sickness, we highly recommend taking these preventative measures.