If you’re in the mood to fish with people you know and are comfortable with, or looking for a more individualized experience, choosing a private charter is your best option. With a private charter, you get more access to the captain and get to decide who you want to bring with you. A private charter is ideal for gatherings like a bachelor/bachelorette parties, as well as big families looking for a personal, or specific, fishing experience. Private charters offer many different kinds of deep sea fishing, including, but certainly not limited to, trolling and bottom feeding. Speak to the captain beforehand about the kind of fishing you’re interested in and he can better accommodate you on a private charter, taking the time of year and weather conditions into account.
Private charters can be expensive, but that is the reality of deep sea fishing. Storing, maintaining, and fueling a boat is an extremely expensive endeavor, and on top of that, a captain is responsible for licensing and insurance fees. In fact, if you are looking at a charter that’s much cheaper than the rest, you have to consider what they’re not paying for—whether it’s employing an under-qualified crew or operating an old boat in bad condition.
If you only want to share this unforgettable experience with those closest to you and want your choice of vessel and captain, a private fishing charter is your best option.