boat charter

QUICK GUIDE TO CHOOSING A FISHING BOAT CHARTER

If you choose the right boat charter for your next fishing trip, you are in for an awesome time. If you pick the wrong boat and crew, you might have one of the most miserable days of your life. If you want to catch fish like the pros, here’s how to go about choosing the right boat charter.

DON’T DECIDE ON PRICE

Better boat charters normally cost more. That’s just the way it is because they are popular for a reason. If the price is extremely low, you need to ask yourself why. Find out what credentials and experience the boat charter you are looking at has.

USE FISHING FORUMS AND SOCIAL MEDIA

Fishing forums and websites like Facebook pages are a great way to talk with others in the scene and allow you to converse with others at distance. At the same time, take all comments and conversation with a grain of salt.

CHOOSE THE CAPTAIN

The best boats are actually those with the best captain. You won’t have fun with a captain who doesn’t know how to look after guests even if you are on the best boat in the country.

ASK ABOUT FISHING GEAR AND TECHNIQUES

Talk to the boat charter to know what gear they provide and what fishing style they recommend on their charter. It’s always best to go with a boat charter that suits your own fishing style.

DON’T BOOK ON THE DOCK

It’s easy to make a decision when you meet a captain or representatives of a boat charter by the water but you won’t have time to research the boat charter when booking right on the water’s edge. Be wary of being offered a deal that seems too good to refuse if you make a decision immediately.

BEWARE OF AVAILABILITY

You have to ask yourself why a boat charter is not booked on a prime day. There must be a reason why. The best boat charters normally need to be booked in advance.

NEW TO BOAT CHARTERS

If you are boat fishing for the first time, it’s a good idea to go for a half a day to see how you go. It is a whole new experience to be on a boat out at sea because it takes some getting used to.

 


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Jake Taylor
jake.taylor@dinga.com.au

Jake is a global traveller who has recently called Australia his home again. If he's not travelling, he is writing about it and his experience.