Frequently Asked Questions




What should I bring?

A current New York State fishing license (annual, 7-day, or 1-day). These can be purchased in advance online here

  • Food and beverages on ice in a cooler
  • Cooler for fish (We will clean and bag the fish for you)
  • Adequate clothing and rain gear, just in case
  • Comfortable soft soled shoes
  • Bonine and Dramamine if you experience sea sickness. We suggest taking this at least one hour before departure
Where do we meet?

We depart from Shumway Marine at 40 Marina Dr. #2 Rochester, NY 14617. We are located on Dock C. Please call our main number 585-370-2991 when you arrive to obtain the gate code. Ample parking is available at the marina.

How many people are allowed?

We can carry a maximum of 6 passengers according to U.S. Coast Guard regulations.

Is there a limit on what we can catch?

The species limit set by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation allows 5 fish per person.

What forms of payment are accepted?

We require a paypal deposit to reserve a trip. We prefer cash, check, or a money order for the balance of the trip.

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What is your cancellation policy?

We require a credit card deposit to hold your reservation. All cancellations must be made at least 7 days before your trip for a full refund. Any cancellation made within 7 days of departure will forfeit the full fare of your reservation.

Is lodging available nearby?

There are many stores, restaurants, and lodging options available within a 5 mile radius of the marina including the Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express NE, and Rochester Airport Marriott. Please give us a call to hear more about what amenities are close by.

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