Who is welcome on the Excalibur?
Everyone, including children are always welcome, we strongly encourage families. If you have any special concerns please express them to Capt. Mike.
Is there a bathroom onboard? Yes, the private head is located in the cabin.
Should I bring my own food and drink?
Yes, there are coolers and ice on board, so please leave your coolers in the car. PS: it is ok to feed the captain! :)
How do I get to the Marina?
Check out our directions link
Can I bring my own fishing gear?
You certainly may! If you have gear that is your favorite, you are welcome to add another trophy notch to it.
What does the Excalibur carry for
On board Excalibur, we use the very best equipment; custom built, Loomis and St. Croix rods. The reels are Penn Senators for ground fishing, Penn International lever drag for shark and tuna, and Okuma Epixor bait runners. The F/V Excalibur is a fast, comfortable, safe 25’ Grady White Sailfish. It is powered by a diesel I/O and has full electronics including radar, fish finder, and GPS. The Excalibur is Coast Guard inspected for commercial fishing up to 50 miles off shore. It is equipped with all the required safety equipment including life raft, EPIRB, radar and cell phone. For your convenience Excalibur has an enclosed bathroom.
Do I have to bring my own bait?
No, bait is also provided aboard the Excalibur.
What is the catch and release policy?
Our advice is to keep only what you plan to eat, and release the others for another day. We also are involved in a tagging program for released fish.
Is there a fish cleaning service?
Yes, Capt. Mike will fillet any fish you wish to take home with you.
How should I dress?
A jacket for chilly mornings (and that occasional North wind), is always a good idea, as well as light rain gear. A hat and sunglasses are good to protect you eyes, and sun block for exposed skin. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
What else should I bring?
A camera with extra film, lunch, water.
Might I get seasick?
You might, but it is very rare if we are doing an inshore charter due to the protection of the many islands of Casco Bay. If it is an offshore charter and you feel that you are prone to the queasys you may want to take an over-the-counter motion sickness medication. A small dose the evening before at bedtime, and small dose the morning of the charter seems to work the best. Seabands are a good alternative to an over-the-counter medication.
What about large groups?
For large groups or multi-boat parties we will call on several captains from Port Harbor Marina. These captains are all licensed seasoned operators and can handle most groups charter needs.
How do I pay?
Cash, personal checks, and money orders are accepted.