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. 

Dress in layers.  Bring a sweatshirt.  Sunscreen, hats and sunglasses are recommended. 

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.


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.

If you like, you can bring a cooler.  We sell bags of ice at the dock.  You can also purchase a burlap sack for $2 to keep your catch in, with some ice.  The crew will fillet each fish you catch for $1 per fish.


FYI: The Captain and crew reserve the right to search all coolers or bags brought onboard.


Temperature on the water is usually 10-15 degrees cooler.  We always suggest dressing in layers, along with sunscreen and a hat.  Whatever makes you comfortable.  

What do I need for tackle?


The Lady Sea is always updating our fishing roads.  

All fishing trips include your rod, reel, bait and hooks and first sinker.

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 Fishing: 15 – 20 miles

3/4 Day Fishing: 10 – 15 miles

Half Day Fishing: 10 miles

Marathon Fishing 20 – 25 miles

Super Marathon Fishing – 60 miles

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 a valid credit card to hold your reservation.  

Tickets may be cancelled up to 72 hours prior to the trip. 

All cancellations within 72 hours of the trip will not be refunded but can be transferred if spot has been sold.  

What are PRIVATE CHARTER terms and conditions?



A 50% deposit is due upon receipt of contract.

Cancellations are accepted up to 30 days after booking.

Cancellations due to weather are at the Captain’s discretion and your deposit will be promptly transferred or refunded.