Our team at DH Scuba has been fishing for many years, and we want to help more people experience deep sea fishing for themselves. However, we also know not everyone has access to a fishing boat to take them out into the ocean, which is why we offer deep sea charters—if you don’t have your own boat, you can simply charter ours for the day. In this article, we’ll go over some key information you need to know about booking deep sea charters before you get started.
- Involvement Can Vary – The first thing we want you to know about deep sea charters is that your level of involvement in the fishing process can vary from trip to trip and boat to boat. Some crews may expect you to catch your own bait, setting your own hook, and reeling your own fish, while others are content to take care of most of the process themselves, letting you relax and take in the view and only picking up the line when something bites. We encourage you to research your options and communicate your desired level of involvement to your crew before you set out.
- You Won’t Be Fishing the Whole Time – Another key thing to know about deep sea charters is that you won’t be spending all your time on the boat fishing. Part of the trip will be spent getting to the fishing spots, which may be far offshore and take a while to reach—and then of course you’ll need to spend just as long getting back. We encourage you to see these portions of the trip as opportunities to relax and take in the view.
- You Should Temper Your Expectations – Lastly, if you approach your deep sea charters with the expectation that you’ll fill the boat with fish, you will almost certainly be disappointed. Not only is it unlikely you’ll catch so many, but bringing in that many fish isn’t even desirable—after all, what would you do with them all? We encourage you to focus on the experience of fishing and try to enjoy the process.