Apr
08

What is the Difference Between a Self-chartered/guided, Semi-guided, and a Chartered/Guided Event

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A self-chartered fishing trip or self-guided hunting trip doesn’t involve a professional guide, so there is no charter or guide fee.

A semi-guided hunt involves a landowner, outfitter, or guide and a hunt fee.  Usually, they just show the hunters were the blinds and cleaning station are and where to dump the guts.  Fees for semi-guided hunts will be required by a due date.  Hunters who do not pay the fee by the due date will be removed from the list of people who RSVPed for the trip.  We typically don’t tip for semi-guided hunts.

A chartered fishing trip or guided hunting trip involves a professional guide who fishes or hunts (as applicable) with his clients.  They involve a charter or guide fee.  The captain/guide often will clean the game/catch for you, but sometimes will charge an additional fee.  Guide fees will be required by a due date.  Hunters who do not pay the guide fee by the due date will be removed from the list of people who RSVPed for the trip.  We recommend a 15 – 20% tip for chartered and guided trips, based on the effort, not the results.

Some self-chartered/guided, semi-guided, and chartered/guided trips require an Airbnb home and some other lodging providers to be paid in advance by a due date.  RSVPed Hunters or fishermen who don’t make their lodging payment to the Event Coordinator by the due date will be removed from the list of people who RSVPed for the trip and another person on the waiting list (if applicable) will be given an opportunity to take their place and make an immediate payment, including the landowner, outfitter, or guide fee (if applicable) the day after the due date.

For all of our out of town events, we attempt to split the vehicle gas (the amount depends on the distance traveled and the number of people sharing the gas), toll road fees (if applicable), and lodging (if applicable).

For self-chartered fishing trips and self-guided duck hunts, the participants (excluding the captain) will split the vehicle and boat gas (the amount depends on the distance traveled and the number of people sharing the gas), a boat wash after the event to wash the salt (if applicable) or mud off, state or county park fees (if applicable), boat slip fees (if applicable), boat launch fees (if applicable), and toll road fees (if applicable).  The boat captains have to replace their boat batteries, trailer tires and wheel bearings, etc., and repair things like their trolling motors more quickly due to taking people on self-chartered and self-guided trips than they would if they didn’t take members and guests on such trips; therefore, they are exempt from the above expenses.  If there is a lodging fee, we will split it evenly among all the participants.  If we stay at Wayne Weilnau’s house in Port O’Connor, we’ll divide the maid cleaning fee by the participants (not counting Wayne).

All of our events have food and bait (if applicable) costs for everyone.

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