Yes! All of our guides are independent owner/operators of their boats. In this way we ensure our guests the highest quality charter possible every trip off the dock. Our guides take a vested interested in your day, we want you to have a great time, tell others about it and come back to see us again and again. We would never trust your safety, comfort or the experience of your day on the water to a “hired guide” with little or no interest in your outcome.

Hired guides are after all working merely for wages and/or tips. It has been our experience that most hired guides are part-time, seasonal and/or straight out of Captains School with limited knowledge or our local waters. Therefore there is no comparison of your success between these two approaches to booking a guide.