We go the extra (nautical) mile for your safety

Safety is and always will be our top priority – It is our goal to help make sure the fishing experiences offered through FishingBooker are safe and comfortable. Since the beginning, we have worked hard to design policies and features which protect our customers.

Credentials checks

Every charter operator in the US is screened within two weeks of listing on our platform. Our legal team performs 2 kinds of checks:

Basic check:

If you see this badge on a charter or captain’s profile, that means our team has conducted a basic check using the information available in publicly available databases such as:

US Coast Guard database

NOAA databases (USA only)

State licensing authority databases

Enhanced check:

If you see this badge on a charter and on a captain’s profile, that means they completed an Enhanced check, which is very comprehensive and includes:

Everything included in the basic check

The captain’s personal ID documentation

Captain’s License

Fishing Charter/Guide License

Boat Registration Certificate

*While we go the extra mile to ensure legal compliance, it’s important that potential clients looking to go fishing also do their best to protect themselves. Asking captains to see their credentials is a good start, as most reputable charter operators will gladly provide their licenses to a customer.

Peace of mind for your fishing experience

FishingBooker offers a range of resources that protect your privacy and help look after your safety. We’re dedicated to what matters most: keeping you safe while you fish.



Everyone on FishingBooker has a profile to help other customers or captains get to know each other. To book or list your boat, you’ll be asked to provide FishingBooker with your full name, phone number, payment information and email address.

Secure messaging

Our secure messaging tool lets you know to get a captain or customer and asks questions about a listing ahead of time. After the trip is booked, you can easily message back-and-forth to coordinate things like directions, etc.


Verified customer reviews

FishingBooker has more than 10 thousand verified reviews from anglers like you that help match you with the perfect charter and captain for your need. Customers and captains can only review each other after the trip is done.