Same rates, tips, stories,etc. here on Long Island. Should be more because of our limited season. I think we led So. Florida's last rate hike for about a year, but we haven't kept up since. They need to make $600-$700 her to survive as Olderboater said, but they've been held back by a lack of business. Lots of F/T independent captains are now 'if I can get off work' captains. I've quit doing independent work.