Fishing Trip Terms & Conditions

We will do everything reasonable in our power to help you have a great time on your fishing trip, but we do have some rules. Some are general safety rules and other rules are for the protection of our boat and equipment. Our fishing trips all operate under our complete Terms and Conditions. The following is a review of that agreement.

    1. A donation of $35 is required to confirm this agreement and must be received no later than 5 days after your selection to attend the trip. All donations must be paid through the website.   If the donation is not received by the due date, the fishing trip may be automatically canceled without notice. If the selected applicants do not appear on the above date and time or do not cancel the fishing trip by phone, email, or reschedule by phone at least 7 days before the departure date, they will not be eligible for a GEO event for one year from that date.
    2. The fishing trip operates under the authority of GEO or its delegated charter service. GEO or its delegated charter service has the authority to terminate the fishing trip in the event of unacceptable conduct by the fishing party or due to inclement weather.
    3. The fishing party is limited to 3 people unless described otherwise in the event description.
    4. Detection of usage or possession of narcotics, marijuana or the possession of firearms by any attendees will result in the termination of the trip and forfeiture of all money paid.
    5. GEO shall not be held liable for any injury or fatality caused by either direct or indirect action of attendees.
    6. A trip terminated by GEO due to the bad weather, once fishing has commenced, will not be entitled to a refund if the fishing party agrees to begin the fishing trip. If we must cancel a trip due to inclement weather, we may reschedule the trip for the first available date acceptable to both you and us, provided a reasonable amount of fishing time has not been completed.
    7. A trip terminated due to a member(s) of the fishing party getting sick will not be entitled to a refund or credit. We reserve the right to make whatever changes in the trip that circumstances dictate, including substitutions of boats, and cancellations due to weather, mechanical failure, acts of God, etc.
    8. If you do not show up at the place designated on the day of your fishing trip, you will forfeit your deposit.
    9. The fishing trip agreement includes an outfitted fishing boat, all tackle and bait.
    10. Misuse of the boat or equipment is prohibited and is grounds for canceling the fishing trip without a refund.
    11. Glass bottles or other glass items are not allowed on board the boat.
    12. No trash, garbage, or other materials are to be thrown overboard into the water.
    13. Even though your departure time is flexible, you are expected to be on time for your trip.
    14. GEO will contact you before your trip to discuss recent catches, catch locations, the weather, conditions.
    15. Children aged 12 and under must wear a personal flotation device. Please assist in making sure that children comply. Children must provide their own flotation devices.

We desire to provide a pleasant fishing experience. GEO will do anything within reason to make sure that all attendees have fun. If you have questions, please feel free to ask. We abide by all State and Federal Fishing regulations. Please do not ask us to break the law.

Trip Duration: Trip duration is described in the event description and registration forms on the GEO website.

A Single Day Fishing Trip Includes:

    • Transportation – Will be provided once the attendees have arrived at the meeting location either specified in the event description or provided by GEO personnel at a later date but before the event.
    • Fishing Gear – We or the charter service will provide all fishing-related items to make your trip successful.
    • Safety Gear – We or the charter service will provide all necessary safety gear including life jackets for average-sized adults.  (safety gear for children and other adults must be provided by the attendee)

A 2 to 3 Day Fishing Trip Includes:

    • Transportation – Will be provided once the attendees have arrived at the meeting location either specified in the event description or provided by GEO personnel at a later date but before the event.
    • Fishing Gear— We provide rods, reels, tackle, and live bait.
    • Safety Gear – We or the charter service will provide all necessary safety gear including life jackets for average-sized adults.  (safety gear for children and other adults must be provided by the attendee)
    • Food – Water and soft drinks (Coke/Pepsi, Sprite, & Ginger Ale) and 3 meals per day will be provided for overnight trips ONLY.  Any other drink or snack food is the responsibility of the attendee.
    • Camping Gear – We provide a 10x12 Wall Tent with cots 3 sets of Disc-o-Bed bunk cot systems that sleep 6 people, a wood stove, propane heaters, portable air conditioning.  Additional sleeping areas can be made by utilizing our 8x12 cook shack that attaches to the front of the wall tent.  This allows sleeping for 4-6 more attendees on single cots.
    • Cooking Gear – We provide all necessary cooking and dining gear including propane camp stoves, propane deep fryers, packable camp stoves, pots/pans, plates, cups, forks, spoons, and knives.

But you need to provide:

    • Transportation– You must provide your transportation to the specified meeting location in the event description.
    • Fishing licenses—Fishing licenses are required by state law and are the responsibility of the attendee(s). 
    • Sunglasses, raingear, sunscreen, and sunproof clothing –are recommended. The sunglasses should be polarized and are essential eye protection in any case. Raingear makes life more pleasant in an unexpected cloudburst, wind, or rain!  All clothing gear is provided by the attendee.
    • Sleeping and personal items – Sleeping bags, toiletries, medicine, towels & wash cloths, and any other normal daily items.

Selection Process:

Step 1: Applicants apply for the event through the GEO event website. Applications for double the amount of open spots will be accepted.

Step 2: Applications will be reviewed and initially screened by the GEO Selection Committee.

Step 3: Applicants will be contacted and provided with a date, time, and meeting link to a virtual pre-event meeting with all potential attendees and GEO staff and volunteers. This meeting will discuss the needs and requirements of selected attendees, staff, and volunteers as well as necessary items and safety rules.

Step 4: The GEO Selection Committee will complete a final review and notify all accepted applicants within 72 hours of their selection.  GEO will notify the remaining applicants that they have been waitlisted or determined ineligible for the event.

Step 5: Accepted applicants have 5 days to provide a minimum $35 donation through the GEO website.

Step 6: Accepted applicants will final correspondence stating their formal approval to attend the event and will receive event meeting location.