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Over Under Adventures Corp.
Phone: (305) 852-8015
http://www.overundercharters.com/
info@overunderadventures.com

January 1, 2008

2008 Dry Tortugas Angler

Dear Angler,

Thank you for requesting information concerning Over Under Adventures’ Dry Tortugas Fishing Packages. We’ve put together this letter to provide as much information as possible about the entire experience. Please don’t hesitate to call with any additional questions, and please check out our web site, as there is a lot of additional information available online. Also, please keep in mind that customized itineraries are available. Please call to discuss any particular requests or requirements you might have and we will do everything possible to accommodate your request.

Number of People – Length of Trip

Many people ask what is the correct number of people. We can accommodate groups of 1-6 without any problem. Our Vessel is USCG licensed to carry more than 6, but space is a factor to consider. We do have access to additional boats if more than one sport fishing vessel is required. Our standard trips are 2 or 3 nights, although longer custom itineraries can be created on request.

Pick Up/Drop Off – Key West Accommodations

Over Under Adventures departs from Stock Island in Key West. The address is: Departure time is set for 9:00am on the day of your trip. We will return to Stock Island at approximately 9:00am on the last day of your trip. Please do not schedule a flight out of Key West before 12:00pm on the date of your departure, without checking with Over Under Adventures. Taxi’s are readily available in Key West, and ample parking is available, should you be driving your own vehicle. If you require overnight accommodation in Key West, we recommend calling Doubletree Grand Hotel at: (305) 293-1818.

Weather

From January to July, the Weather in Key West is typically in the low to mid 70’s to the upper 80’s. Winter cold fronts can cause temperatures to briefly dip into the 40’s or 50’s. Over Under Adventures will do everything we can to assure that your trip is a success. At times, it is possible that the weather will prevent us from embarking on our intended itinerary. If this happens, we will revert to daily fishing trips out of Key West for the scheduled days of your trip. If this happens, you are welcome to stay aboard the boat, at the Marina. We will refund or credit you accordingly for the difference between the cost of the trip booked and the cost of the trip actually undertaken, should weather force us to alter our plans.

The Boat

In 2008, we are using our brand new (2007) 50’ Sportfish, THAT’S RIGHT to run our Dry Tortugas Live Aboard Excursions. THAT’S RIGHT is fully USCG certified and licensed to carry up to 13 people 100 miles offshore. We recommend, due to space considerations, that groups be limited to 6 or less people. The boat has a fully air conditioned salon and sleeping quarters. The sleeping quarters consist of 6 over-under bunks, and a large privately enclosed head/shower. The cockpit of THAT’S RIGHT is the largest in it’s class, equipped with huge ice and fish storage boxes, live wells, 3 fighting chairs and a high volume wash down pump. The boat is fully compliant with all USCG safety equipment standards, including life rafts, jackets, EPIRBS, and other essential items.

What to Bring

Be sure to bring a sweater/sweatshirt and pair of long pants for the evening, otherwise normal “summer” attire, with a lightweight long sleeve shirt is recommended, for sun protection. Foul weather gear, and rubber boots are both strongly suggested. Be sure to bring sun tan lotion, sunglasses, sneakers, a hat, motion sickness medication, a bathing suit, and a beach towel. As space aboard is limited we ask you to pack light and request that each person’s luggage is limited to one bag that does NOT exceed 30 pounds.

What We Provide

Over Under Adventures will provide all necessary fishing gear, bait, ice, ziplock bags for fish, as well as diving masks, snorkels, and fins. We have small carry-on soft coolers available for purchase. We do not allow scuba diving on our Dry Tortugas Trips, but if you would like to spend time snorkeling, we have the necessary gear to do so. Over Under Adventures is fully sponsored by PENN Reels and has the latest in Penn top quality spinning and conventional tackle. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all included in the price of your trip, however drinks are not.

Cost: What is included, what is not?

  • The price of your trip includes accommodations aboard for the nights of your trip, breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and all fishing charter fees. Breakfast is a light “continental style” meal served on board, followed up by lunch while fishing. Dinner will typically be “catch of the day”, and other fresh seafood. Please inform us if any member of your party does not eat fish or seafood.
  • Tips, beverages, incidentals, car rentals, ground transportation, etc…are not included. We have provided a drink-shopping list for your convenience. Staying aboard at the Marina is only available in case of inclement weather, as noted above. Please plan for hotel accommodations the evening before departing on your Dry Tortugas Fishing Charter.
  • A note regarding tipping. At Over Under Adventures we pool tips and they get divided according to company policy. Please tip the Captain at the end of your trip, and he will divide it up amongst the crew. We hope that you find our crew both enjoyable and professional and ask you to treat them accordingly. Customary tipping is 20% of the total price of your trip, as invoiced.

Shopping List

Over Under Adventures will purchase incidental food and beverages for you, at your request. Enclosed is a shopping list, which we ask our guests to fill out and send back to us at the time of booking. We make our best effort to have the requested items onboard for your trip. Unfortunately, due to logistical issues we can only offer the items on the list.

The Fishing

The Dry Tortugas offers a wide variety of fishing options. Depending on the time of year, some or all of the following species are available: Sailfish, Dolphin, King Mackerel, Marlin, Tuna, Cobia, Permit, Grouper, Snapper, and Amberjack. Snook, Tarpon, & Bonefish are all available in on the flats. These inshore species are only available if we have arranged for a flats skiff to accompany us on our excursion. If you are interested in pursuing these inshore species, be sure to talk to us before hand, so we may arrange for a skiff to accompany us to the fishing grounds.

The itinerary of these trips will typically included stops in both the Marquesas and Dry Tortugas area. The area we have to fish is vast, with many good choices. Again, depending on your particular fishing interest, we will plan the itinerary accordingly.

The primary Tortugas Fishing trip will be focused on exploring the great bottom fishing that the area has to offer. It is the wonderful Grouper and Snapper fishing that draws most to these waters. If you have a particular type of fishing you would like to do, please let us know ahead of time, so that we can plan our excursion accordingly. In the evenings, we will attempt to anchor the boat on productive bottom, such that fishing at night is an option. At times the weather will not allow us to do this and we will be forced to seek shelter in more protected waters.

Payments/Deposits/Cancellations

Due to the amount of forward planning and logistical coordination that is involved with making your trip a success, we require a deposit of 50% of the total price at the time of booking, the balance is due within 45 days of your trip. At this time, we accept personal checks, cash, MasterCard, and Visa for deposits, and cash or check for final payments. Incidental expenses incurred on your trip will be billed to your credit card the day of your departure and you are asked to leave a credit card on file with us, when you complete your drink order. The deposit is refundable, less a $250 per person cancellation fee, so long as written notice of cancellation is received 90 days prior to your trip date. Trips cancelled within 90 to 45 days of your scheduled departure day are subject to a 50% cancellation fee, while trips cancelled less than 45 days in advance are subject to a 100% cancellation fee. To confirm your travel plans, please complete the credit card authorization form, to cover and incidental expenses and mail your deposit check to:

Over Under Adventures Corp
1127 Grand St.
Key Largo, FL 33037

Again, we thank you for considering Over Under Adventures and are confident you will enjoy visiting with us in the Florida Keys. Please call or drop us an e-mail with any questions or to talk more specifically about the fishing in and around the Florida Keys.

Tight Lines,

Capt. Trey – Over Under Adventures
Phone: (305) 852-8015

trey@overunderadventures.com

Fishing Questionnaire:

(Please complete and fax back to 305 723-0986)

Tell us What You Want to Do!

There is a lot to do in the Dry Tortugas. We specialize in bottom fishing and live bait fishing, but that’s certainly not all we can do. In order to anticipate what your group is most interested in, please we’ll provide a questionnaire at the time of booking and ask you to tell us what you’d like to do with your days on the water. Below is a sample of what the options are:

On the Water Options

Level of Interest

(Hi/Med/Low)

Offshore Trolling

Billfish, Tuna, Wahoo, Dolphin, King Mackerel

Live Bait Sailfish

January – March

Bottom Fishing

Anchored or Drifting for Grouper and Snapper – Year Round

Snorkeling/Free-Diving

Spear fishing not allowed

Inshore Flats Fishing

Tarpon, Permit, Bonefish

Travel and Shopping List Form

(Please complete and fax back to (305) 723-0986

Travel Connecting Flights (please add additional flights as necessary, so that we may coordinate your travel):

I/We will arrive at _____am/pm on _____date, on ___________airlines, flight number_________

I/We will depart at _____am/pm on _____date, on ___________airlines, flight number_________

Shopping List:

Item

Cost

# Requested

Total Cost

Case Bud

$40.00

Case Miller Light

$40.00

Case Bud Light

$40.00

Case Heineken

$50.00

Extra Daily Snacks

$8.00 per person

Case Coke

$25.00

Case Water

$20.00

Case D. Coke

$25.00

Case Sprite/7 Up

$25.00

Over Under Adventures Corp.

1127 Grand St.

Key Largo, FL 33037

(305) 852-8015 – Phone

(305) 723-0986 - Fax

Terms and Conditions

By signing the authorization below, the undersigned authorizes Over Under Adventures to charge his/her card for incidental expenses and flight taxes incurred in connection with their Florida Keys Fishing Trip.

Please secure incidental expenses with my credit card:

Name as it appears on Card

Credit Card Type (Visa or MC)

Account #

Expiration Date

Security Code

Billing Address Street

Billing Address City, State, Zip

SIGNATURE:__________________________________________