People love fishing. They do it on the land and they take out their private boats. I can't deny being a fan of fishing from wherever I can get them to bite, but Party Boats bring some extra attractions. Do they have their drawbacks? Sure they do. Not everyone likes to group up with strangers or give up control of the helm.
But for those of us who don't own our own sea-worthy vessels, a Party Boat is a good way to go. That or find a friend with a boat and bring something to the table. Even if you have cash and skills to offer a private trip, there will still be work to do. You might save some money by pitching in for fuel, but you'll also be cleaning fish or scrubbing the deck.
When The Fishing Is Over, Just Sit Back & Relax
They can get crowded but they don't always fill up. Some offshore operations take this into account. They offer limited load trips and charge more to make up the difference. Every Party Boat captain has one main purpose: to put anglers on the fish.
Secondary to that (or equal if you choose a pricey operation) is the comfort of the passengers. Captains will always take efforts to please their customers, but some boats don't have space to offer luxury accommodations.
Wrap Up Your Gear Then Grab A Cool Refreshment!!
Ocean species are also among the tastiest on Earth. Mmmmm. There's nothing like fresh sashimi! Bluefin Tuna a half hour out of the water? Now that's fresh! Yellowtail, Yellowfin Tuna, and Bluefin Tuna are staples when fishing the Pacific Ocean out of San Diego. Every few years we also see the coveted Albacore Tuna with their wing-like pectoral fins.
After the captain calls the fishing, the Party Boat turns and begins the trip back to the harbor it calls home. While anglers pack up their gear, a deckhand is cleaning the rails. Other mates are prepping the cutting board, a large deck fashioned to sit in place for the fish cleaning efforts. Anglers have plenty of time to talk, enjoying the company and the scenery.
And If The Day Has Grown Long, Head Down To Your Bunk
After a full day of fishing, snack, food, and a couple refreshments, it's nice to talk and tell stories. What often happens is the fatigue sets in. Muscles have been working for hours while concentration has been elsewhere. Now that realization sinks in and the brain responds.
When it is time to wake, there's still enough distance to gather your senses and maybe a cup of coffee. Get your stuff together and exchange any final farewells. Make sure you bring some extra spending money to tip out the deckhands. They do typically charge a fee for fish cleaning and they can't survive without gratuity. Just so you know, the crew has a great incentive to see their anglers catching fish!