How do I book a trip?
The best way to book a trip is to call the booking desk at 252.441.6575. You will get the fastest response. Emails will take a couple of days to get back to you.
Will you send a confirmation email?
All the information exchanged at the time of booking your trip is your confirmation. Your captain will be in touch with you to firm up any details. When you arrive on the Outer Banks, you can call the booking desk to let us know you are here.
Does your price cover one person or the boat?
When you book a trip, you book the boat. You can bring up to four people. It is the same whether you have one person or four persons. We can try to do a make-up as request come in. Anyone on the boat counts as a person, fishing or not from 2 years to Senior adult!
Is a deposit required?
A credit card number will be needed to hold your spot. Once we secure a credit card, you are officially on the calendar. Your card will not be charged until you finalize your payment with the captain the day you fish. *If you are booking several months to a year in advance, a deposit may be needed. The booking desk will discuss this with you. **A deposit will be collected if you do not show up at the dock the day of your trip or you do not give adequate time to cancel your day. From May to October, 7 days are required for cancellations.
What payments do you accept?
We prefer cash or credit cards. If you would like to pay with a check, prior approval is needed, especially for out of town checks. We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. There is a 3% transaction fee for credit and debit cards.
Can you pencil me in and I’ll get back to you?
Unfortunately we cannot hold a day for you. We can let you know the availability and when you are ready to secure your day with a credit card, your day is held and your contact information is given to the captain.
When will I hear from my captain?
Luckily our captains fish almost every day so you will hear from them the night before. If you need to get in contact with your captain beforehand, you can call the booking desk to get their boat number.
What will we fish for?
Rock Solid Fishing is an inshore fleet. We fish the sound, inlet and ocean while staying close to shore. Fishing varies with the type of trip and the time of the year. The booking desk will let you know what we are currently catching. The captains can give you a better insight into what they are doing all year long. A current report is posted on www.rocksolidfishingreport.com along with archives from past seasons.
What if the weather looks bad and I want to cancel?
We understand that you do not want to fish in horrible wind and rain. We want you to have the best trip possible! The captains will not fish in dangerous conditions and will discuss the weather & your options with you. The trip cancellation is determined by the captain. If it is a fishable day, they will want to fish.
What is your cancellation policy?
Once your trip is booked ad secured with a credit card, your contact information is given to the captain. During our busy season of May-September you need to cancel 7 days BEFORE your trip to avoid a cancellation fee charged to your credit card. Due to your reservation, that day becomes unavailable to a potential client wanting to book a charter. Canceling on short notice leaves the day open when it could have been filled. During the off season, 48 hours are needed to cancel your day without a cancellation fee charged to your credit card. The fee would equal half the amount of the trip booked (ex: $400 half day=$200 deposit). If there is an emergency, please contact us as soon as possible. If there is a concern with the weather, contact your captain.
What do I need to bring?
You only need to bring whatever will make you comfortable on the boat. Pack a snack or lunch and plenty of water. Grab your sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat & go fishing!! The fishing part is all taken care of…bait, tackle, rods, reels & licenses are included!
Do I need a license?
Nope. We’ve got you covered. If you are fishing on the beach or pier you will need one.
Can I bring my own equipment?
Absolutely bring your favorite rod or tackle, although you do not have to.
Do you fish with fly rods to fly fish?
We use inshore, light tackle for our trips…custom build rods and tackle. You are welcome to bring your own fly rod!
Can I send my children on the trip with out me?
Children are welcome but need a legal adult, parent or guardian to act as the responsible party for them.
What if I just ride along and don’t want to fish?
Charters are available for 4-5 people and anyone on the boat counts toward that total.
Are lifejackets available?
Lifejackets are available to children and adults upon request. If you would like to bring your own that is more comfortable, you are welcome to.
Is alcohol allowed on the boat?
Yes, alcohol is allowed for all legal age adults. We do ask that you can maintain control of yourself and your party.
Will our pictures be on a blog or social media?
Our captains will take pictures of your catch throughout the day to use on our Rock Solid Fishing blog report and on our Facebook page. We are also starting to use Instagram, Google+, Twitter and Pinterest. The captains may also use video footage to create videos from the season.