We had originally booked a fighing charter the second to last day of our trip to Florida. It was with one that is highly rated here on Tripadvisor. This was going to be the highlight of our trip for the entire family. When we woke up the morning of the trip on New Years Day, it was drizzly and we got a call from that charter company asking if we still wanted to fish in the rain? It's rain, we get a bit wet, who cares, right?! We said yes and proceeded to drive from Madiera Beach to go fishing. When we got there that boat was no where in site and we were told that the Captain had decided to cancel. Needless to say the kids were beyond disappointed and honestly we were irked that they couldn't have told us when we spoke to them on the phone earlier in the day. We understand that weather can cause cancelation but it was how it was done and the lack of assistance to try and rectify the situation. They were too busy eating their morning donuts to offer any alternatives.
This is where Capt. Tom comes in. After scambling to try and save the situation, we ran across him and Dos Amigos. Not only did he agree to take us out last minute the next day but had us come in earlier to fish so we could try to beat any weather. It was an AMAZING morning fishing with him. We caught lots of mackeral but what made the charter fun was Tom himself. He was great with the kids and colorful in his stories. I wish we would have booked with him originally and if ever in the area again, he will be our first choice this time around!