A multi-passenger offshore charter boat offers many options. These charter boats can carry up to a maximum number of passengers determined by their COI (Certificate of Inspection) issued by the U.S. Coast Guard.
The length of the trip and distance traveled offshore is generally determined by weather, sea conditions and the fish you want to target.
Boat Sizes - Boats range from 36' to 65' in size. One thing the boats have in common is that they are designed to operate in an offshore environment and provide a safe and comfortable ride. These boats are safety inspected by the U.S. Coast Guard.
Rates, Pricing and Fees - Most boats offer private fishing charters. This means the fees paid are for the entire group, 1 to 6 people and for an agreed number of hours. Fish cleaning is generally .30¢ per pound (whole fish estimated weight). Customary gratuity for your deckhand is 15% to 20% of the trip price.
Characteristics of a Multi-Passenger Deep Sea Fishing Boat:
- Ideal for people who want to go deep sea fishing and have seven or more people in their group. These boast will accommodate groups of 6 or less, however the private charter rate is slightly higher than their Six Pack counterparts.
- Some boats offer per person or walk-on shared expense charters where you can pay to join other passengers, thus keeping the cost per person down.
- All boats have a restroom on board.
- Most have a shaded area to get out of the sun or an air conditioned cabin. Many are heated as well for comfortable winter fishing.
The goal of each captain is to provide a safe, fun, memorable fishing trip for your group. Children are most welcomed! Captains enjoy their work and they are willing to share their skills so that you will have a successful trip.
When you call your captain to book a fishing trip, please leave a message because he/she may be fishing at the time. Your call will receive a response and together you can plan your trip.