Frequently asked questions
Can I book the boat for other types of outings or just to take a trip out on the water?
Yes, you can charter a boat for other types of activities if the boat and captain are available. Contact us to find out what’s available.
Can I book the boat just for my group?
Yes, depending on the number of participants. However, additional fees will be charged. Contact us to find out what’s available.
May we keep our catch?
For mackerel fishing, there’s no problem. If you wish, one of the crew can even prepare them for you.
For the lobster fishery, it’s more complicated. We cannot yet confirm whether you will be able to leave with your lobster, but we’re working with Fisheries and Oceans Canada to make it possible.
It can be hard to remove the shell from rock crab which is why we prefer to offer packages of already prepared crab meat for sale.
Can we return to land before the end of the fishing trip?
No, a boat trip cannot be shortened unless all participants agree or the captain decides otherwise.
Are there washroom facilities aboard the boat?
Yes, all the boats have functional toilets aboard, although you might want to visit the washroom before you board. Remember that a land-based toilet is always more comfortable and stable…
Bad weather is announced, should I show up anyway ?
Yes, meteorology is not reliably 100% sure and sometimes, the forecast storm doesn’t actually put in an appearance! The decision as to whether to set out on the water is always up to the skipper.
Do I need a fishing licence?
No, a valid fishing licence is not needed to participate in these activities.
Can I bring my own fishing equipment along?
Yes, but we don’t recommend it. Adequate fishing equipment will be provided free of charge during the activity.
Can I bring alcohol aboard the boat?
No, for safety reasons! Because of the nature of the setting in which the activity takes place, you may not drink alcohol aboard the boat. In fact, the skippers may refuse to allow a person to participate if they feel that person’s behaviour is unsafe or if he or she is under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
What do I have to bring along?
- Warm clothing (suitable for the season or activity)
- A hat
- Water, snacks (or your full lunch, depending on how long the activity lasts)
I have health problems; can I participate in a fishing trip at sea?
In many cases, the answer is yes. Please take note, however, that you will have to remain standing for relatively long periods, and be able to counter the effect of the ocean swell, etc. If you have any doubts or concerns, please contact us.
I’m pregnant; can I participate in a fishing trip at sea?
There is no reason why a pregnant woman shouldn’t participate in a boat trip at sea. However, it might perhaps not be a great idea to go out if the water is rough. Speak with the boat skipper; it’s up to him to decide.
Can young children (0 to 6 years of age) participate?
Activities that last a long time are probably not well adapted to your situation; you would perhaps do better to look at a shorter activity. Don’t forget that you have to keep an eye on and control all members of your group throughout the activity from beginning to end.
I get seasick; can I participate in a fishing trip?
If you suffer from seasickness, maybe these activities at sea are not ideal for you. If you’re not sure, take part in a short activity. Take no chances if you want your holiday memories to be good ones!