If you’ve ever thought that a nice string of fish would be the perfect vacation souvenir, then here are some tips on finding a good boat to take you out.
Your first decision will have to be your destination. As stated, you can find a fishing charter in every state in the union. It just depends on what time of year you’re going on vacation and where you want to spend your time. If you’re interested in doing a particular type of fishing or have a particular type of fish you want to catch, you can use that information to narrow your choices. If you know a lot about the sport, check some online forums and see what people recommend. You can do this even if you don’t know much about it.
One of the best ways to save money is to go with a group. Not everyone likes the thought of going on vacation with a group of friends, but if your family or a couple of buddies is interested, you will no doubt find the prices to be a bit more amenable. If you’re going solo, you might wind up on a boat with a bunch of strangers. This can be a lot of fun for some people and a really uncomfortable situation for others. Only you know the degree of social interaction you’re looking for, however.
Make sure you shop around. Any hot spot is going to offer more than one fishing charter boat. Ask around and see who has the best rates and who will take you to the best places. Remember, it doesn’t take much more than a boat to open up a chartering business so that in and of itself is no proof of quality. Ask others. Look at websites. Just because a certain guy is charging a lot less doesn’t mean you should jump at the chance. They may be cheaper for a reason. The bottom line is you want to have a safe, fun experience, so don’t let price be the end-all, be-all of your searches.