Here are some of the most Frequently Asked Questions

and some basic rules for anyone fishing with

Cortez Deep Sea Fishing

Do I Need a Florida Fishing License?


NO. We will provide you with a license.

What’s included in the price?


We provide you with ALL fishing equipment to ensure a fun day at sea; fishing license, rods, bait, tackle, fish rags & ice. We also clean & filet your fish. If you want to take them whole, that is always your choice.

Is Gratuity Included in the price?


If you are fishing on the Eddy Lee Z the answer is NO. All prices are subject to Gratuity that goes directly to the Crew. Simply put, the crew works for tips. The standard is 15-20%.

At what time do we need to be on location to depart? And where are you located?


We require that you arrive 45 minutes in advance of your scheduled departure time. We are located at the SWORDFISH GRILL in the Historic Cortez Fishing Village. Click HERE for Directions.

Are children allowed?

Yes, children are always allowed. We are a family oriented business!

What should I bring on my Trip?
Most importantly bring protective clothing, sunglasses and Waterproof Sunscreen. During the winter months it can get cold in the early morning hours and dressing in layers is always your best bet. We suggest that you bring something to drink to keep you hydrated, a sandwich or light snacks.
Can I drink Alcohol?
We do allow beer and wine coolers on board. However we do NOT allow any type of Hard Liquor or Controlled Substance.
What Can’t I bring on my Trip?
No Hard Alcohol, No Illegal Drugs, NO Weapons or Firearms. No GPS or Navigation Devices.
Any recommendations for Sea Sickness?
If you are worried about becoming seasick, we recommend that you purchase an over the counter remedy such as Dramamine. If you prefer something natural we suggest ginger capsules you can find in any health food store.
If you have a question that are not answered above
please contact us @ 941.795.6969
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4110 127th St W 

Cortez FL 34215


(941) 795-6969

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