Policies / FAQ / WHAT TO BRING
- Charter policy
- Charter reservations begin with a deposit payment.
- Participation in any charter brokered by OkinawaFishing is contingent upon agreement to any and all polices, payment schedules and objectives as defined here and/or in any document generated through the Captain.
- Boat Rules/ Etiquette
Always obey the Crew and Captain. Their goal is
to keep you and all the other anglers safe and happy.
Always be aware of those around you (right, left, and
when casting-behind). Exercise patience, kindness, and
courtesy. Cursing loudly, while common among most of us
anglers when fishing alone, can offend others on a party
boat. Never drink excessively. If your lines get
tangled, don't get frustrated or try to assess blame-it
goes with fishing elbow to elbow, and can be a good way
to MAKE friends. If you have problems with your gear.
Show the Capt., he may not be able to speak English
well, but sure knows how to fix up the lines and gear.
All fees will need to be paid in full in USD$ before the
boat will depart. No exceptions. Fees for each day will
be settled by payment in full each day. No paying at the
end of a couple days worth of fishing. THE MOST
IMPORTANT RULE: HAVE FUN!
- Missing, Stolen, Lost and Damaged
is not responsible for items that are dropped into the
ocean or lost while on a charter. It is the customers
responsibility to know where his/her personal items are
at all times.if you break or lose anything on the boat;
you are responsible for replacing it.
- Cancellation and Refund Policy Cancellations may be made the day of the charter at the dock by the Captain, unless weather forecasts indicate the conditions not able to commence at an earlier time and point. In such a case, a weather determination will generally be made by 5:30 pm JST the day prior. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE to contact the capt the day prior to the charter between 3~7pm to verify if the charter is still going. If the conditions are poor but do not warrant a cancellation, destination may change. Be prepared to dive/fish alternative locations, we will try to give as much notice as possible about a changed destination.If you do not show up or arrive late and the boat leaves without you, you are still responsible for your reservation. If a charter is canceled by the Capt because of weather or mechanical problems with the boat prior to departure, no charges apply and if already paid, the full charter fare will be refunded. Partial refunds may be issued depending on how the trip was affected if the problem arose at sea and were related to mechanical problems. All decisions regarding cancellations and changes are made by the Captains and/or our fishing guides are final and non-negotiable on any charter sponsored by or brokered by us. The boat will leave the port once and return to port once. There is no returning to port to drop someone off and then go back out again. This will constitute as a second charter as fuel consumption will result in double usage. If you decide to return to port due to sea sickness there is no refund on charter fees or reduction in charter price.There is no negotiation or bargaining on charter fees. All prices are final. There is no guarantee that you will catch fish. That is why it is called "fishing." If we could guarantee fish or a certain size/species fish every charter then it would be known as, "catching" and not fishing. 100% refund will be issued if charter is canceled 1 week or greater prior to the date of the charter. 50% refund will be issued if charter is canceled 3 days or greater prior to the date of the charter. 0% refund will be issued if the charter is canceled less than 3 days prior to the date of the charter. Your deposit serves as a place holder for the boat when booking a charter and will be applied to the charter balance. When you cancel; the deposit serves as a cancellation fee that will be paid to the capt. as a restock fee for the loss of time and money spent on fuel, bait, ice, tackle, and rod/reel rental arrangements that were made to support the charter and loss revenue due to other cancelations made due to your charter being scheduled.
Okinawa fishing is the exclusive broker for Saltwater Fishing Charters as advertised on this site.
NOTE: These policies may be amended at the discretion of Okinawa Fishing and staff.