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Things you need to know when booking a fishing charter

January 5, 2017

If you and your friends are planning to book a fishing charter for a unique and fun day out on the water, then there are some things to look out for when trying to choose which charter boat to go with so you can make the most of your deep sea fishing adventure.

Their Reputation

The internet is a fantastic tool to be able to research a company and dig up some general opinions on what they’re like to deal with, and what experiences people have had with them. It’s no different for deep sea fishing charters. Search for some testimonials – genuine testimonials – on any company you think you might like to go with and discover what their reputation is like. Don’t just settle for one person’s opinion. Find a good cross-section to make a fair analysis.

The Experience Level of the Fishing Charter Company

How long have they been in business? Are they a brand new fishing charter? And if so, does the team have much previous experience in charters and deep sea fishing? While a new business deserves a fair chance to get in the game, you want to know that they have the prior experience to know what they are doing. After all, you are not only spending your money on this trip. You are also putting your safety in their hands out on the open ocean.

Will a Deposit Be Required?

In most cases, yes; especially if you are booking the entire boat for your family or friends. A deposit is designed to secure your booking and lets the charter boat company know that you are serious about the booking. So, be prepared and have a deposit ready when you book.

There Will Be Limits

Depending on the size of the fishing charter you book, there will be a limit on the number of guests who can be on board. An overloaded boat is a dangerous vessel out on the high seas. Make sure to verify what the limit actually is before making your booking.

What’s Included?

It’s also important to work this out beforehand as well, so you don’t find yourself stuck out at sea missing a vital piece of equipment.

Does the fishing charter supply all the fishing gear and bait? Is there food and water supplied while on board? And what about sunscreen or sea sickness tablets?

Make a list of everything you think your group will need on the day, then find out how much of that list is already taken care of by the boat cruise staff.

Deep Sea Fishing With Sea Probe Charters

We take care of just about everything for you on the day when you book your deep sea fishing adventure with us. Our team has been living and fishing the local waterways for more than 20 years, so call today and make a booking. We are located right on the Broadwater in Southport on the Gold Coast.

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