Contact Us: 833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)
Contact Us: 833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)
Contact Us: 833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)
Contact Us: 833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)

Book Your Next Adventure with Confidence

Frequently Asked Questions – FishAnywhere Customers

What is is the leading innovator of our industry: we represent the largest collection of professional fishing guides and charter operators found anywhere in the world. We are committed to providing our customers with the most reliable and professional fishing experts. And because we care about our fisheries, we donate a portion of each booked trip to several of the leading conservation and eco-groups…we really do!

What does “Book Your Next Adventure with Confidence” mean? is the world’s leading fishing reservation platform, with over 10,000 guided trips available in North America. We pride ourselves on payment security, which is why “Book your next Adventure with Confidence” isn’t just a tag line, it’s a promise to provide you with the most secure payment procedures available to ensure the financial security of both our customers, and our trip providers.  This also includes 100% refunding to customers when a booked trip is not able to happen due to weather, maintenance, or other unforeseen circumstances.

How does work? has the best, most extensive list of professional fishing guides and charters available. Search by location, calendar dates, or type of fish and find the best option for your trip. If a trip is available for “Instant Booking”, once you pay for the trip you will receive confirmation with all the details; otherwise the trip provider will confirm your request and we’ll get your fishing adventure all taken care of!

What is Instant Booking?

Instant Booking is a great way to instantly lock in your reservation with the click of the mouse. Just look for the “Flame” symbol next to certain trip providers. When a trip provider sets the option to allow Instant Booking, they have committed to you that they will be 100% available.  Note that not every guide will be able to offer Instant Booking.

How do I pay for my fishing trip?

We accept Visa, Master Card, American Express, and Discover credit and debit cards.  Your payment will be processed through U.S. banks and is protected through our secure payment processor.

How does handle cancellations and refunds?

Trip providers display their cancellation policy on their listing for customers to see; it is also included in your confirmation email once a trip is booked. Be sure to pay close attention as each guide sets their own cancellation policy and refunds are based on these policies.

If a trip provider cancels a trip, and cannot provide alternate arrangements, you can either receive a full refund or contact to arrange for another trip using the money you have already paid.

*Notice: All sales are final 24 hours prior to trip*

What if my trip provider doesn’t show up?

A “no-show” for a captain or guide is an issue we take very seriously. In the unlikely event your trip provider isn’t available for whatever reason on the day of your trip, please call us at 1-833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474).  We will then make every effort to find another local trip provider to get you out on the water. Or you can simply receive a full refund from…it’s the Confidence we bring to each of our customers!

What do I bring on my fishing trip?

Every fishing adventure is different; we recommend checking out the charter listing for boat rules and what is provided. However, your trip provider will send you what is recommended to bring (and not to bring) to make the most of your day out on the water.

How do I get to the boat?

Transportation is different for each trip. Some providers will have you meet at the dock, others may have a pick-up location. Your fishing guide will give you instructions on the meeting place. 

Do I need a fishing license?

Every state and fishing trip type (inland/offshore) have different rules for fishing license requirements. It is your responsibility to ask your trip provider well in advance whether or not you will need to purchase your own license. (Note that most licenses, if required, are between $8 and $45)

Do I tip my fishing guide?

If you are satisfied with your fishing adventure, it is the industry norm to show your appreciation by tipping your fishing First Mate once the trip is completed (we suggest a 15-20% tip). Tipping the Captain/Guide is always appreciated, especially if they put you on the fish! We don’t include the option to pre-pay a gratuity through for the same reason you don’t pre-tip a server while out at dinner. You want to make sure the service is worthy of a tip! Cash is preferred by our trip providers, but you can discuss payment options with them when the time comes.

Why do I have to donate to your list of Conservation Groups?

You don’t! The donation that you see in the final step of the payment process is coming out of our pockets. A portion of every transaction made through is dedicated to the top wildlife conservation groups and fisheries in the country to ensure the longevity of the fishing community. While you are filling out the payment form, you’ll notice a list of conservation groups to select from, and a “Choose for me” option. Simply click on the group that you would like to see our contribution go to, or click on “Choose for me” and we will make the selection for you.

What is a Gift Certificate? offers gift certificates to customers throughout the year for holidays, birthdays, or special occasions. Customers can select gift certificate amount (available for $25, $50, $100, or $200), send a message, and either email the gift certificate to gift recipient, or email to themselves and print out to give. Gift Certificates are valid for one year (12 months) from purchase date; any unused balance is nonrefundable. Those redeeming a gift certificate code will do so at checkout of any trip available on the site; multiple codes can be used during one transaction. If gift certificate value does not cover the total cost of a trip, holder of gift certificate (recipient) must pay balance at time of transaction. Click here to learn more about gift certificates, or here to purchase a gift certificate.

Is based in the United States?

YES. In fact, is based in Florida – arguably the sport fishing capital of the world. And is owned and run by fishermen who have a passion for making your fishing adventures more successful.