Fishing Charters for Large Groups

May 12, 2020

 

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You’re celebrating a new love, another trip around the sun, or a job well done. Or you have a large family that all want to go on a fishing charter. Whatever the reason for your large gathering, a fishing charter is possible. FishAnywhere.com is here to help you get your party of multiple passengers on a boat and bending the rods.

Fishing With Large Groups

You have two options when looking to fish with your large group: either a head boat (or party boat) where everyone is fishing from the same boat; or split up the group among several boats and have a tournament of sorts. There are advantages to both, and it all comes down to which your group prefers.

If you have children in your group, or less than twenty people, a shared-trip on a head boat is a great option. They typically run two trips a day (morning and afternoon), and have a budget-friendly cost per person (anywhere from $60-90, depending on location and season). When fishing from a head boat on a shared trip, you join other families on the boat for a day of fishing; this is also a great option for solo or new-to-fishing anglers.

For large groups of 20 or more, you may want to rent out the whole boat. Whether it’s for a special occasion or “no-reason-at-all” kind of day, you can get the whole boat to yourself. Bridal parties and family reunions are great examples of special occasions that captains are familiar with accommodating. Just talk with the captain beforehand, make sure he knows it’s for a private event and what your expectations are; they are happy to customize the trip that fits your needs.

Another option for your large group’s fishing excursion is splitting the group up and creating a mini-tournament. Depending on how many are in your group, you could have three to four passengers in each boat, all fishing the same area. Challenge each other on which boat gets the biggest catch, or most weight among all the catches. A little competition (and maybe some trash talking) makes the trip fun and memorable!

When taking your large group out on the water, remember there are some options – whether you’re fishing on the same boat or in the same area, it’s a day spent together that matters.

Finding Charters for More than 6 People

When planning your big group’s day on the water, you may find it somewhat difficult to find a charter that can accommodate more than six people. That’s because most captains will have what is called a “six pack” license – allowing no more than six passengers on board, plus the crew. Oftentimes people will ask if kids or non-anglers are included in this license, and the simple answer is yes. It doesn’t matter the age of the passengers, or if they are fishing or not, the captain simply cannot take more than six passengers.

To get your large group on a fishing charter, you can either split the group among boats that can accommodate six passengers, or join a head boat. These boats have the capacity and approval to carry more than 6 passengers. The exact number varies, as each vessel has an inspection and given certification for capacity allowed.

Or call FishAnywhere.com (833-446-3474) to help find the perfect charter for your group. Our Customer Service Team will work with you to find the captain that can accommodate large numbers, whether it’s a private or shared charter. No matter the reason, vacation or special occasion, take the headache out of having to coordinate a large group fishing charter, and let our team help you!

Where to Go for Large Group Charters

There are certain parts of the country that have head boats ready for your large group. If you’re in a top tourist destination, chances are you’re likely to find a vessel that can accommodate your numbers.

In Destin, Florida, the Vera Marie of Pelican Adventures is a great option. They run two trips a day and are known for giving their guests the trip of a lifetime. If you’re in Fort Lauderdale, check out Captain Rod’s Catch My Drift. This 85’ vessel accommodates 60 passengers and is great for those families with young kids. Captain Rod also has a 55’ vessel that can carry 40 passengers. This boat is only for private parties, and is great for family reunions, bachelor parties, or any large group gathering. In South Florida, the Lady Pamela is a 65’ boat with plenty of room for your large group. The Lady Pamela is available for shared or private trips; just let the Captain know how many people and your preference and he can accommodate your needs.

Book a Large Group Charter

No matter what the occasion, it’s always nice to have a large group together fishing. Whether it’s work related or a family affair, going fishing is a good way to bond and make new memories. Get away from it all and spend a day on the water. Find a charter for your large group today with FishAnywhere.com; there’s a Customer Support team member standing by ready to help. We’ll help you to make sure you’re finding the perfect trip for your group. And you can reserve your charter with a 10% deposit. Don’t wait… book a fishing excursion for your group today!

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