This is the second time we have gone fishing with Double Eagle. Once again we had a great experience. The 1/2 day trip is a total of 4 hours. 1 hour ride to the fishing spot, 2 hours fishing and 1 hour return trip.
I'm not sure how many the boat will hold but this time we only had about 30 people onboard. That was nice as there was plenty of room for moving around if you so chose.
There is plenty of parking at the boat dock which is metered. They will provide you with a pass for an additional $2.00 which will cover you until 1 hour past your boat return.
If you do not have your own fishing rod, the cost is $5.00 to use one of theirs which includes bait. In total with the rides, rods and parking was $116.00 for the two of us.
If you have those in your party that do not wish to fish, they have an upper area where they could soak up the sunshine for those two hours of fishing. The boat ride out also provides a beautiful view of Clearwater.
There is also drinks and snacks for purchase. We didn't buy anything this time but recall from last time the price was quite reasonable. You can bring your own on the boat with you. There are facilities but remember this is a fishing boat so don't expect anything fancy.
Our deck hands Joe and Bob were very helpful. They will help with baiting the rod, removing the caught fish and offer advise if you are a novice fisherman.
Our group ended up catching snapper that were big enough to keep. We had a few grouper but shy of the required size. A few others on the boat did keep some grouper.
Once back at the dock, for 25 cents per fish ($1.00 per grouper) they will filet the fish and put in a plastic bag to take home. It does take a fairly long time for them to go through this process if a lot of fish have been caught. It was about a 40 minute wait for us to get our fish. We didn't mind though, it was a beautiful day and it's always fun to watch the pelicans.
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