Frequently Asked Questions about chartering with Lands End Charters
What is your cancellation policy?
We allow for cancellations up to 10 days after your booking as long as it is not less than 5 days before your trip. We will refund 100% of any money received if you cancel during that period. Cancellations after 10 days of booking but before 5 days of your trip date will result in a $50.00 fee, the remainder of any money received will be refunded, There are no refunds for trips cancelled 5 days or less before your trip.
Failure to show for your fishing trip on the day scheduled will result in a minimum charge of 50% of your total charter cost and up to 100%, based on circumstances.
**SUDDEN ILLNESS – Amigos the most common issue we have regarding cancellations is sudden illness. We are happy to waive cancellation fees due to sudden illness with proper medical documentation. Cancellation fees are not waived without proper documentation from a certified medical professional or institution.
What about weather issues?
There is no controlling mother nature. Our goal is always safety first and we may have to cancel scheduled trips due to weather. The Port Captain of Cabo San Lucas is responsible for shutting down fishing or any water activities if the conditions are deemed dangerous. If we are forced to cancel your trip, we will try and re-schedule if possible but if that isn’t possible we will do what is right and refund 100% of any money received. If we feel there may be an issue with weather before your scheduled trip, we will do our best to inform you.
Motion Sickness: We cannot be held responsible for trips cut short due to sea sickness. Some of our guests have a high tolerance for motion and other feel ill even before getting on the boat. There are no refunds due to motion sickness.
What happens when I book?
Once you have agreed to charter a boat with Lands End Charters, you will receive a full confirmation
the confirmation you receive will have exactly whats included and the cost clearly shown:
It will also include instructions and maps on where your charter is located:
What’s included with my bare boat booking?
Included with your booking is captain, crew, fishing gear, fishing tackle, fuel, live bait.
Where do we buy our fishing licenses?
There are locations near our dock where fishing licenses can be purchased before your trip. Our captains can also take you to the fuel dock in the morning to purchase your fishing license before heading out to sea. ***There can often be a line for purchasing licenses, we recommend purchasing them in advance during booking. They will be waiting for you at your boat when you arrive in the morning, ask for details.
What is included with the lunch and drinks option?
The lunch and drink includes choice of Ham or Turkey sandwiches or Beef, Chicken or Chorizo Burritos . We also includes 4 drinks per person.
Beer – Bud Light, Pacifico or Corona (we can sometimes fill specific requests with enough advance notice)
Soda – Coke, Diet Coke, 7 UP (we can sometimes fill specific requests with enough advance notice)
If you have special requests for food or drinks, please let us know during booking and we will do our best to find .
Do the crews speak English?
The crews all speak enough English, the majority of our clients are English speakers and they are able to interact and answer questions. They like to say “we speak fishing”. We have crew that speak excellent English, if this is important to you, please ask when booking.
What type of fish will I catch?
This will depend mainly on the time of year of your trip, the boat you book, and time on the water. Let us know what you are hoping to catch and we will help guide you in the right direction. Cabo is recognized as one of the most productive sport fishing waters in the world, big tuna, marlin and other species are reeled in daily.
Can I keep the fish I catch?
We strongly encourage catch and release on any bill fish to help sustain the fish population in Cabo San Lucas. However you are entitled to keep the fish you catch according to limits established by the Mexican government. Please discuss your plans on keeping or releasing your catch with the captain before your trip, so that they may follow proper procedures. IF YOUR NOT GOING TO EAT IT……RELEASE IT!!
If you catch a nice marlin or bill fish, the crew will bring it on board for a quick picture then let it swim another day!
Can I take fish home?
Yes….Coolers can be purchased in Cabo near our dock location, plan on paying between $40 and $60 US Dollars for a standard 40 or 50 quart cooler. We have a full time fillet station at the docks and fillet fees can range from free to $2.50 US Dollars per pound for vacuum sealing.
Airlines are used to dealing with fish leaving Cabo, but you may want to check with them during check in for any restrictions. All airlines require that you pack your fish in dry ice, as regular ice is typically not allowed. Please discuss your transport plans with the fleet staff for any additional help. There are 3rd part shipping options available in Cabo as well.
Where can I go to have my fresh catch prepared for a meal in Cabo?
There is nothing better than enjoying your catch overlooking the ocean you pulled it from. It is truly an experience you will never forget, There are many restaurants that will prepare your fish and meal for almost nothing (they like selling beer). Rates will vary depending on the restaurant from $8.00 to $15.00 per person to prepare your meal, ask your fleet manager for recommendations.
Can I have my catch mounted in Cabo?
Yes, there are world class taxidermists located right in Cabo that can assist you. If you are planning to have a fish mounted, please let your fleet manager know, Lands End Charters has a discounted rate on taxidermy in Cabo.
Do I tip?
The staff and crew work very hard to earn your tips, tips are expected and very much appreciated. Typically tips range from 10% to 15% of your charter cost.
Can I pay with a credit or debit card?
We accept credit and debit cards for the deposit and when you pay for your trip in advance. We only accept cash at the docks on the morning of your trip.
Do you offer multi-day discounts?
Absolutely amigos, if you are interested in fishing more than one day, let us know and we can offer a deal on your 2nd day of fishing.
Should I wait until I am in Cabo to book a fishing trip with you?
NO…we book a lot of boats every month. We sometimes have to turn amigos away because we have no boats available. By booking in advance, you are guaranteed a day of fishing with no hassles, no runarounds and peace of mind.
What can I expect during a day of fishing with Lands End Charters?
If this is your first time deep sea fishing in Cabo San Lucas, we recommend clicking hear to read our What to Expect page