$80 for charge on a 2 day trip!!!

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  1. hawkplayer32

    hawkplayer32 I'd rather be fishing.

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    Hey guys,

    So I just got back from a 976 2-day trip (report to follow on the offshore forum). Well we got on the boat and they hit us up for an $80 food charge! Trying to be positive I paid the amount with the assurance we would be well fed. Here is what happened.

    We got 5 meals:

    1. breakfast burrito in the morning
    2. Burger for Lunch
    3. trip tip for dinner (with canned green beans and lumpy mashed potatoes)
    4. breakfast burritos again
    5. hamburgers for lunch again

    Sodas and waters were not including at all . we had a few bags of chips provided and a marginal fruit salad for snacks. So we paid an average of $16 for meals.

    What are your thoughts on this charge? I am considering calling 976 tuna to complain. I feel like I got burned. I paid up front for the food in good faith thinking I would be well fed... I dont think I was full after any of the meals...

    All comments welcome.
     
  2. CALICO SPECIAL

    CALICO SPECIAL Newbie

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    It was the Boat not Terrence's website that charged you but I would let them know Never been on the OLd Glory but I have heard that they do that all the time ?
     
  3. jer dog

    jer dog Fishing is life

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    go back on the thunderbird next time,bitch bitch bitch, buy yoiur own boat, and eat a cold sand.witch..............
     
  4. Gil Marlin

    Gil Marlin World Peace? Visualize Using Your Turn Indicator

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    A lot of the boats put anyone available in the galley. The last trip I took the cook would have been better off just serving frozen meals from Costco...
     
  5. hawkplayer32

    hawkplayer32 I'd rather be fishing.

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    You call it bitching, I call it watching my bros back. Information is valuable. But hey if you dont like my posts, then dont read em...:finger:
     
  6. Makaira76

    Makaira76 MEFI-3 Extraordinaire!

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    $80 food on a 2 day trip is absurd.

    I don't think it matters what people have to say or comment. I'm sure many will see the trend as sport fishing has become. Becoming the way of airline companies who nickle and dime you for everything.

    I'm sure you can try to call and complain. My guess is that they will see it as the family who eats at Denny's Restaurant, complains about everything and when the bill come. They expect a free meal.

    Just chalk it up as a lesson in life to be learned.
     
  7. 4bruce

    4bruce Member

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    when the restaurant are busy, the food and the services are always bad. they are too busy.
     
  8. Carl

    Carl Bridesmaid,,,,,,,Again

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  9. BluePabst

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    I think it should average out to $10 per meal. Since drinks were not included, my guess is that $50 would be fair for that list. $80 is way too much. Personally, I would have deducted some (not all) from the boat tip and would have been very clear their tip money for their hard work went to the food surcharge vs them. I don't give a fuck. If i'm getting stiffed, you better believe i'm taking that ball of shit and rolling it down hill.
     
  10. maxpowers

    maxpowers Well-Known "Member"

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    Seaforth fishing for me from now on. HM have really gotten downhill with their fleet and service; first string, rr and soa excluded due to their great service and captains.
     
  11. OCEAN theRAPIST

    OCEAN theRAPIST Well-Known "Member"

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    $80 is stupid i would of suffered and told them i wasnt eating and kept my cash. could you not of asked to have a tab started to pay for what you eat. i hate paying up front on shit like that. for $80 i would have been eating everything on the boat til i puke then back to eating. if your going to pay up front they shouldnt limit you on what your eating but im sure they would try and say you had your meals for the day...... NO tips and make sure they no where there tip money went.

    i got my own boat and some times i like to go fish and not come home and scrub blood
     
  12. Makaira76

    Makaira76 MEFI-3 Extraordinaire!

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    Hate to play the devil's advocate. But for $80 meal surcharge on a 2 day trip? I honestly wouldn't mind paying but I expect a courtesy reach around or some jerking off by some hot chick if I'm going to fork out that much for a breakfast burrito and hamburger. Just to throw out what is expected for $80 bucks.

    campfire-feast-coupon.jpg

    I wonder if that boat accept coupons from various restaurants and wonder when will they start charging you for live baits, dirty ass pillows, and bunk surcharge fees.
     
  13. gecsr1

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    Wow I thought meal where included , and extra's you paid for.... I would have asked for a refund for the trip grabbed my stuff and left... (unless they told you when you paid for the ticket to go on the boat).

    Very Very sad....
     
  14. Saluki

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    I would have wiped poop on the walls & ceiling in the head...................again.
     
  15. lynndeva

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    80 bucks for 2 days? screw that..I know a few of the boats out of Seaforth give you an option for $20 bucks for a day (Pac Star, Tommy is an awesome cook) everything is included..and the food was pretty good...no way would I have paid that amount of $$.

    I don't eat much..def not 80 bucks worth..
     
  16. rdrrm8e

    rdrrm8e Fucking Stan

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    $30.00 a day on the Pac Voyager...and you get Chef Jeff, 3 squares from a MENU...! and afternoon snacks with desserts after dinner. With real plates and silverware too!!!!!!
     
  17. Saluki

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    That sounds great!!!

    Probably one of the main reasons why the crew never had to clean poop off the walls & ceiling in the head.
     
  18. abdiver7777

    abdiver7777 abdiver7777

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    Like............

    As long as they are told that's the reason for the light tip........
     
  19. hawkplayer32

    hawkplayer32 I'd rather be fishing.

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    I called 976 tuna and they admitted that we got gouged but offered no refund or credit. I am gonna call the owner of the boat and ask him to make this right.... Cause honestly everyone on that boat got screwed. And, btw iI tippped the crew $70 because they were awesome, its not their fault there not is shady...
     
  20. rusn007

    rusn007 Newbie

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    Thanks for sharing... this is good info on which boats to avoid.
     

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