Safety Policies

Charter Safety agreement

By booking a charter with Captain Jake and Big Fish Mojo Sportfishing, the client agrees to follow all safety guidelines, protocols, and orders given by Captain Jake while on charter. Captain Jake reserves the right to end a trip at any time if a client’s conduct is deemed reckless or unsafe aboard our vessel.

Big Fish Mojo Sportfishing wants to ensure a fun and safe experience for all clients. Therefore, we comply with the United States Coast Guard’s Zero Tolerance Policy, and do not allow drugs or alcohol on board our charters. Thank you for helping us to comply with this policy.

How Many Passengers are allowed?

On ALL Big Fish Mojo Sportfishing trips, a maximum of 6 passengers are allowed. However, usually for fishing trips fewer passengers is ideal. For many of the fishing techniques we use, to avoid tangles in our lines we generally use only 2-3 fishing rods at a time. So, the more passengers on board, the less time each person will have individually with a rod in his/her hand. Captain Jake will work as hard as he can to make sure as many passengers as possible have lines in the water while fishing.

Inclement Weather

Safety on the water is our top priority, hands down. Captain Jake will run charters in the dark, wind, fog, or rain as long as conditions are safe. However, if conditions are forecasted to be unsafe, extremely unpleasant, or formidable on the day of the charter, Captain Jake reserves the right to reschedule charters at any time. If a rain-date charter is not scheduled or desired by the client, a full refund can be given.


Our vessel is equipped with all of the necessary safety gear and equipment required by the USCG to run UPV charters (and state of the art marine electronics/radar), and we hold all the necessary fishing permits for our trips in both Massachusetts, and Federal waters. In addition, Captain Jake holds a valid USCG Captain’s License, a valid TWIC card, and a valid Adult+Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED certification.


After your trip, you just might see a picture of yourself pop up on this very website, Big Fish Mojo Sportfishing’s Instagram, or Facebook! However, if you’re camera shy, just let Captain Jake know. He always wants to respect clients’ privacy.