Booking a trip ahead so you don’t miss out on the best experience at Destin Harbor. They guarantee two things: the best booking deals and the best fishing activities in Florida. Tourists must secure their spot for deep-sea fishing trips in advance though as it is so popular.
A crucial part is deciding which booth to choose between party boats, group charters, and private charters. Each cost differently due to the factors affecting the charter price like the type of boat, capacity, and other things.
Here are the types of deep fishing experience:
One thing you will expect from hearing the words ‘party boats’ is a cruise ship party room. It involves a large crowd of people to go deep-sea fishing, which other fishing enthusiasts dislike. It limits the fishing experience, they say.
Boat reservations are located near the boat, with set trip schedules. You can sign up on the trip that meets your intention, between Mondays and Wednesdays. It requires a credit card and knowing the cancellation policy, just to be safe. Cancellation of trips is allowed within 72-hours, whereas beyond will charge 50% or full to your card.
Destin Harbor can offer up to 90-feet long party boats. They are the largest among the charter boats that carry more people. It features walk-around decks with interior cabins, which vary to some degree. Deep fishing is done at the lower deck.
Party boats are coast guard approved. Smaller vessels can carry 40 people, while over 100 people for larger boats. The season affects the boat’s capacity. During the warm season, the headcount can be closer to the maximum, while colder months to the minimum.
Since more people can go for party boats, there will be less pay per person that ranges from 10 to 15 dollars an hour. Children rates will be half of the adult rate. Off-season will increase the price, with limited days of the trip.
Types of Fishing
Party boats support bottom fishing experience in different locations, when in season. You will spend half-time fishing and traveling. It gives everyone the chance to catch fish in various spots of the water.
First-timers will love party boat fishing with the help of deckhands. However, sportfishing is not realistic on a party boat trip.
Individuals with the same trip interests can go for group charters. It is more private to enjoy deep sea fishing. The booking agent ensures to get enough people with the same trip length to lower the cost. Like party boat reservations, a credit card will secure your booking into the cancellation policy.
Compared to party boats, group charters are smaller in length from 30-feet to 60-feet long. Most group charters have a back deck fishing area and a complete indoor cabin, while some include sleeping quarters. Other vessels entertain guests with deep-sea fishing.
Group charters can mostly accommodate 6 to 15 people, considering the size of the boat. Booking agencies also take note of the passengers' comfort with a not too crowded vessel. They also assure to put up people with the same availability and interest to avoid conflicts.
The cost for a group charter is charged per person in an average of 30 and 35 dollars an hour, subject to change. Unlike party boats, this offers no discount for children due to limited spaces. An issue during the off-season is the operational cost may not be fully covered thus likely to cancel the trip.
Types of Fishing
Group charters allow both the bottom and trolling fishing according to the captain’s choice. As long as the trip is in-season, the captain will bring the best deep fishing experience.
Overnight group charter rarely happens but possible in November and December. There you will catch tuna, wahoo, and more in the charter boots of HarborWalk Village.
Group charter is for small groups ready for an adventurous fishing experience, with fewer people to compete with. It encourages meeting people with the same interest thus life-long friendships are possible.
Private charters support an intimate deep fishing experience. You have control over whom to go with. The host of the private trip will pay for the whole trip, just collect the money from the other guests. Scheduling a trip requires a 50% deposit from a credit card before chartering.
It demands direct contact with the captain for a smoother trip when problems occur. Captain and crews are available for hire, especially for first-timers.
Private and group charters are the same in Destin Harbor. The only difference is private charters encourage sportfishing. Not all private charters have the same features, which can be settled before the trip.
The amount of people invited is all up to you. Destin Harbor’s boats can accommodate over 20 passengers. Check on the cost section to determine the breakdown of charter prices in terms of the capacity. You may invite crew members for a better sea fishing trip.
To identify the cost of a private charter, there is a trip cost formula being used. You need to know the trip lengths, hourly rate, and the number of people per trip. The charter booth will be responsible for giving you the best deals.
Types of Fishing
The captain’s recommendation is essential to maximize your fishing experience. Private chartering has endless types of fishing, including overnight trips. Longer trips provide a bigger variety of fishing.
To request a privately-owned charter, learn more about Isabella Yachts Phuket with luxury boat hires. Deep-sea fishing will be more thrilling with this option.