Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez announced that all parks, marinas and golf courses will reopen today under specific health guidelines.
Even though we can get back to charter fishing, we still need to stay safe. All charter boat captains will need to abide by specific guidelines mandated by the CDC. Below are the guidelines that we will follow to ensure the safety of our customers and crew.
- Captain, crew and patrons shall wear facial coverings and practice social distancing both on shore and on the vessel.
- “Six Pack” vessels shall have no more than four guests per vessel.
- Drift Fishing Vessels shall provide for social distancing, which shall include delineating safe social distancing positions, including, but not limited to, tape or markings for patrons on seats, vessel railings and the deck. All persons fishing shall have his/her own fishing poles and tackle. Equipment rental is prohibited.
- CDC cleanliness guidelines shall be posted in restrooms/heads; restrooms shall be sanitized and disinfected at least hourly and after each trip, or more frequently as needed; and water and soap, hand sanitizer, or both, shall be provided for patrons.
- Fish Cleaning and bait table stations shall be limited to one person per station at a time. Fish cleaning and bait table stations shall be cleaned with soap and water or a disinfecting agent between each charter.
- Boats shall remain 50 feet apart at all times
- Gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited
- Rafting up or beaching of boats is prohibited
- Landings and anchoring at sandbars are prohibited
- Boats less than 25 ft: 4 adults maximum, plus children 17 and under. Max 8 people on the boat
- Boats 25 ft. to 36 ft: 6 adults maximum, plus children 17 and under. Max 10 people on the boat
- Boats greater than 36 ft: 8 adults maximum, plus children 17 and under. Max 10 people on the boat
The captain and crew of the Free Spool will be doing everything we can to ensure a safe and fun day of fishing, so give us a call today to book your trip!