Frequently Asked Questions

Catches & Regulations

What we catch and the State & Federal regulations that apply ...go

How many people in a Charter?

Maximum number of passengers, split parties and multi-boat charters ...go

Reservations & Cancellations

How and when to reserve or cancel a charter ...go

What To Bring

Recommended items to bring aboard ...go

Special considerations for young children

Suggestions to make their trip a FUN and SAFE memory ...go

Getting Here

Directions to Rock Harbor and Sesuit Harbor ...go

 

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Special Considerations For Young Children

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Fishing is FUN, especially for kids. Fishing also enables children to discover and appreciate the marine environment and the species that inhabit it. It offers them an opportunity to understand the importance of, and their role in, the protection of this watery ecosystem.

Our customers frequently share stories with our crew of childhood fishing adventures with a parent or grandparent, aunt or uncle, or a best friend. These treasured memories are serious business for us. We strive to maintain a family-friendly atmosphere in the hope that everyone that boards Liberty will take away his or her own 'fish story.'

Personal Flotation Devices (PFD's): Massachusetts law requires children under 12 years old to wear a USCG–approved Type I, II, III, or V PFD whenever above deck on any vessel underway. Liberty is equipped with youth-sized PFD's. Be sure to inform your child of this requirement before your trip. If you meet with resistance, allow your child to select a 'special' Type III or V vest of their very own. Youth PFD's are available in numerous styles and colors. They are sure to find one that they can't wait to get into. They can be purchased at Kmart, Walmart, sporting goods stores and marine outfitters for under $20.

Sea Sickness: Liberty fishes the protected waters of Cape Cod Bay. Sea sickness is a rare occurrence. However, young children are more likely than adults to experience sea sickness due to their developing inner ear. If your child has a history of motion sickness (car, air, etc.), consult with your physician prior to your sailing date. There are many effective preventative medications available.

If your child has not had any prior motion sickness incidents, consider packing the following items - just in case:

  1. Sea-Band® - Captain Derrick used these for years! These wrist bands operate by applying pressure on the Nei Kuan acupressure point on each wrist by means of a plastic stud. They can be purchased at Kmart, Stop & Shop and most pharmacies.
  2. Ginger Root - ginger settles the stomach quickly and comes in pill form, candy, raw, powdered, paste, dehydrated, and cookies. Your local health food store will have the best selection.

If you or your child begin to feel sick off-shore, inform the mate. Our crew is experienced with sea sickness and can provide assistance.

Supervision: Liberty is a working fishing vessel. The crew is onboard to ensure a successful fishing experience. Their responsibilities are numerous. They can not provide adequate supervision for your children. Parents should familiarize themselves with safety procedures and potential hazards and guide their children accordingly throughout the entire charter.

Size Doesn't Matter: For most of our adult anglers it's all about 'keepers' and our crew will constantly seek the schools of 'big fish' during their trip. For kids, on the other hand, it's all about 'action.' They are, generally, more excited when catching lots of smaller fish rather than a few big fish. Smaller fish often stack up in areas where they are isolated from the bigger fish. Fishing these areas often results in a successful and satisfying experience for young anglers. Although most, if not all, of the days catch will be released, your child will be more likely to look forward to their next fishing trip - and you will have gained a fishing buddy for life! Be sure to tell the crew what your preferences are and they will make every effort to meet your objectives.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 508-240-1613.