What to Expect from Fishing Charter Services



This service is provided by several boat owners. Non-fishing individuals and those interested in fishing are allowed by boat owners to embark on them to either fish or to simply experience being on water and water dolphins and whales.

These boat owners have come together and formed a fishing company. Their services vary, and one needs to specific about what they want to do on the water. Below are some types of charter fishing services offered:

Half day charter

Here they will offer between four to six-hour trips maybe for new fishermen, families with their young ones and in general persons who want to just have a fun time.

 3/4  day charter

The trips are between 8-10 hours. Fishermen who are not very experienced prefer this charter. Despite the trip being a fun experience for the average fishermen, sometimes they catch larger fish.

Full day charter

These trips take an entire day just as the name says. Upon making a booking, departure is early morning and return is late evening. Given the length of the trip, these are the serious fishermen and those who just love spending most of their time on the sea. These are for those who like fishing in the deep-water and trolling offshore.

Overnight charters

The duration here is between 24-72 hours, and the main activity here is offshore trolling, deep water fishing, tuna, and swordfish.

To maximize one's fishing experience with these charter companies, there are a few pointers to look out for:

Hiring the best charter company

We have seen that companies vary therefore the experiences vary too. One is advised to do some due diligence on the companies, compare prices and check if one can comply with any restrictions that might be put in place.

Fishing style

The styles of fishing are many. They include, near shore fishing, wreck, reef, inshore , flats, deep sea and back country type of fishing. A novice fisherman is advised to sample the different fishing styles before making a choice. In case one had a choice already, then one is advised to take a charter captain for guidance. Research has it that most charter captains have only one fishing style and hence it is advised to check on one who has your preferred style for the great experience.

Obey your fishing charter captain

This cannot be stressed more than it already is. One should bear in mind that fishing captain know the do's and don't's of fishing and hence it is important to listen to them.

The above is about all that one needs to know about fishing charters. Working with a reputable charter company will give you your desired experience.