Terms and Conditions

Deposit/Trip Cost Insurance is strongly recommended. We encourage you to contact Dawson & Associates Insurance Services at 619-460-5615 ext 1 for Bob or 2 for Kristy or online at www.safariglobaltravel.com for a quote. Important FREE additional benefits (such as Pre-Existing Medical Condition Coverage) can ONLY be obtained when coverage is purchased within 14 days of your initial deposit, so don't delay, call for a no obligation quote today!

IT IS NEVER TOO EARLY TO BOOK YOUR FISH PROCESSING! The fish processors who meet the boat when you return have asked that you make reservations. We are docked at Point Loma Sportfishing.

The 3 processors and their contact information are:
Five Star - online reservation at fivestar.net
Fisherman's Processing - call or text 619-255-3128
Sportsmen's Seafood (Mario's) call 619-224-3551

This is the only way to guarantee your fish being processed in a timely manner.


WiFi is Free when available.

Trip prices include all meals and accommodations in staterooms.

Tackle box numbers are assigned based on a minimum of 50% down, and then order received.

By placing a deposit on any trip you are acknowledging and agreeing to all of the Independence Terms and Conditions. Prices listed are based on a cash discount. A booking convenience fee for Credit Cards will be charged as a separate transaction at 3%. Processing fees are non-refundable. A Fuel Surcharge may be added due to the high cost of fuel.

Items not included in the cost of your trip:

Three dollar ($3.00) per trip federal excise tax
Canned beverages
Terminal Tackle
Mexican Permits
Mexican Visa

Cost of trips subject to change.


All reservations require a 50% deposit to hold for 4 days and more. Reservations for 3 days or less a 100% is required. All cancellations must be sent via Email. Phone cancellations WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Cancellations will result in forfeiture of your deposit unless your ticket can be sold. In that case your deposit will be placed in a "Floater" for future use. ALL cancellations for whatever reason are subject to a $250 or 10% cancellation fee, whichever is greater. In the event that any trip is cut short or returns early due to weather, break downs, illnesses on board, or any other unforeseen incident, there will be no cash refunds, only credit for a future trip will be issued. Credit can be used on any open trip that is not a private Charter. The amount of credit will be issued by the Owners of Independence Sportfishing on a case by case basis. If a CREDIT is issued for any reason, it must be used by the end of the following year. If not used in that time it will be forfeited.

All tickets must be paid in full 60 days prior to departure.

Before booking on-line call in for accommodations for your guests or minors.

We request that you check in (3) three hours prior to departure time, in case of early departure.

We will NOT be held responsible for any rods, reels or tackle going overboard due to mishandling by other passengers, OR by acts of nature. We are not responsible for any bags or tackle left on boat.

Limited Loaner gear is available upon request.

If you are coming down early and need a place to stay, you can call the Comfort Inn 619-223-8171. Tell them you are on the Independence. They offer our Anglers a discount.

If a charter date fits your schedule, contact us for availability.

Fishing destination subject to change due to Mexican Fishing Regulations, weather, or captain's decision.

All medications need to be brought to the attention of the Skipper, regular and/or control substances.

We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason.

We have the right to change our terms and conditions at any time.

Thank you for choosing to fish with the Independence. We look forward to having you on board for your fishing adventure.