475 Maritime Drive, Manitowoc, Wisconsin 54220, United States

(920) 901-0970

general information


I would like to thank you for your interest in Semper Fi Charters for your fishing trip. Here is some information you should find helpful to make your trip more enjoyable and answer any questions you may have. 

We are located at 475 Maritime drive in Manitowoc, WI. All the charter boats are on “E” dock which is the most northern dock at the marina located north of the boat launch. Either Captain Bill or his first mate  will greet you in the parking lot. They wear safety green sweatshirts or T-shirts, you can call Captain Bill when you arrive if you are having difficulty finding the dock. 920-901-0970. 

The temperature out on the lake can be as much as 10-20 degrees cooler than on shore so be sure to dress appropriately. And bring rain gear just in case. You can make the decision before we leave weather or not to bring the rain gear along on the boat. This is very important… Everyone 16 years of age or older must have a fishing license with the Great lakes Salmon stamp. A paper copy of the license is required on Lake Michigan. Wisconsin offers a 2-day Great Lakes fishing license for $14 that includes everything you need.  Fleetfarm and Walmart are good options to purchase the license. 

We always suggest taking over the counter Dramamine at least an hour before launch time. Nothing will ruin your fishing experience faster than getting sea sick.

You can bring food and drinks along on the boat with you there is plenty of room on the boat to store all your gear. Finally be sure to bring a cooler (with ice) large enough to take home your days catch. We clean and bag your fish for you after your trip. Please leave the cooler in your vehicle until we are ready to start cleaning your fish for you. 

Payment for the remainder of trip will be collected the morning or afternoon of your trip. Cash is preferred. I do have a first mate who works for tips only... 15%-20% is normal.

If you have any other questions feel free to reach out to Captain Bill.