FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Below is a list of some of our most frequently asked questions. Click on the question below to seek your answer. Should you still have questions that you need additional answers, please feel free to fill out an inquiry on our CONTACT PAGE, or call us immediately at 978.559.1978. Thank you!

How should I dress for my day on the water?

You should dress according to what the weather brings for the day. Always plan on the temperatures being 10 degrees cooler on the water. This is usually due to the winds that are almost always present when on the ocean. Wear waterproof boots or shoes, rain weather gear, warm clothing, layers are good, sunscreen, hats and sunglasses are recommended, depending on the season.

What should I bring?

Although we have a full galley, you can bring lunch, snacks and beverages. No alcohol please as we do have a liquor license. Our vessel has a zero tolerance for alcohol and drugs. The Captain and crew reserve the right to search all coolers or bags brought onboard.

What do I need for tackle?

This year, the Lady Sea is equipped with new fishing roads. All fishing trips include your rod, reel, bait and hooks. However, if you have a favorite rod, please feel free to bring your own. Sinkers can be rented at $2.00 a piece. If you return the sinker you are refunded $1.00. We carry all terminal tackle aboard the boat that is necessary, from sinkers and jigs to hooks and teasers.

What can I do for seasickness?

If you have a tendency to motion sickness, Dramamine or Bonine is recommended and should be taken at least one hour prior to departure. For best results, start taking the evening before.

How far out will I be going on my trip?

Here is a general distance to fishing ground according to what type of trip you are going out on:

All Day Cod Fishing: 15 – 25 miles from the mouth of Gloucester Harbor

Half Day Cod Fishing: 10 – 15 miles from the mouth of Gloucester Harbor

¾ Day Cod Fishing: 10 – 20 miles from the mouth of Gloucester Harbor

Night Blue Fishing: Within 3 mile of the mouth of Gloucester Harbor

Evening Cruises: Within Gloucester Harbor and inner harbor

Can I bring my own alcohol on board?

You may not bring alcohol of any kind on board the vessel.  Like any bar or restaurant, we carry a Massachusetts State Liquor License.  We are responsible for alcohol consumption while on board.

What are the OPEN BOAT terms and conditions?

All reservations require payment up front.
Tickets will be held at Gloucester Fleet sales office.
Tickets may be cancelled up to 72 hours before the trip for a full refund minus a $5.00 per ticket processing fee.
All cancellations within 24 hours of the trip can be neither transferred nor refunded.

What are PRIVATE CHARTER terms and conditions?

A 50% deposit is due within 10 days of booking.
Cancellations are accepted up to 30 days before the trip.
Cancellations due to weather are at the Captain’s discretion and your deposit will be promptly transferred or refunded.