The Eye of the Marlin FAQS
Frequently Asked Questions2020-06-08T06:23:49-05:00

Frequently Asked Questions

Updated June 8, 2020

This is a collection of questions we’ve been asked this year. We’ll update the FAQS as more questions are asked. Have a question? Email Julia.

Are restaurants open?2020-06-08T05:42:02-05:00

Yes. The Marina Bar & Grill is open, as are the restaurants in the Village.

Are vacation rentals available at Sandestin?2020-06-08T05:29:41-05:00

Yes. You can book online atĀ  the Sandestin website or call 800-320-8115. Use Group Code FISH20.

Can you purchase merchandise online?2020-06-09T20:39:15-05:00

Sorry, but no.

Can you still sign up for the tournament?2020-06-08T06:01:02-05:00

Yes. You can enterĀ online or call Julia at 910-264-3947. Slips are limited at the Baytowne Marina, especially for larger boats, so try to enter as soon as possible.

How many boats do you expect to participate?2020-06-08T05:43:20-05:00

We are expecting 75-80 boats.

Is there a golf scramble this year?2020-06-08T06:45:45-05:00

Yes. The scramble is open to sponsors and participants. You can read the rules and register on the Golf Scramble page.

What are the 2020 tournament dates?2020-06-08T05:39:51-05:00

Wednesday, June 17 through Sunday, June 21. However, this year the Awards, which are usually held on Sunday, will be held Saturday night after the weigh-in.

What do you expect the purse to be?2020-06-08T05:47:03-05:00

Between $1.2 and $1.5 million.

What marina services are available?2020-06-08T05:45:36-05:00

The marina is at full service. If you need to talk to the dockmaster call 850-267-7773 or email

Will food and drink be available during registration?2020-06-08T05:34:50-05:00

Yes. Sandestin plans to set up some banquet bars and drink stations. These will be available to participants only.

Will spectators be allowed to watch the weigh-ins?2020-06-08T05:39:36-05:00

Yes! The weigh-ins are Friday June 19 from 4-9pm, and Saturday June 20 from 4-10pm. Most of the fish are weighed on Saturday.

Will there be a captains meeting?2020-06-08T06:47:28-05:00

Yes. We plan to hold the Captain’s Meeting at Baytowne Marina. Details will be texted to participants closer to the event.

Will there be an awards ceremony?2020-06-08T06:47:03-05:00