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All About Your Hawaii Deep Sea Fishing Charter

With any new activity, you are going to have questions. A little bit of uncertainty is good because you don't want the entire day laid out for you, but there are things that you are going to need to know, and key information that is vital to the day. On a Hawaii Deep Sea Fishing Charter, there’s very important information that you will need even prior to booking, and of course, there are things that you will need to know during your time at sea.

Which type of charter? Private or Semi-Private
This is a key decision that you will have to make at the time of booking your deep sea fishing charter. Private charters means you and your party have the entire boat to yourselves, while a semi-private charter means you are simply booking the seats that you need for the day. On a semi-private charter, you will be with others who have done the same.

How does the crew divide up the catch?
Each fishing boat has its own rules for divvying up the catch. You will get to keep some of what you catch, and the boat keeps the rest, providing the catch to fish markets.

Should we bring food and drinks on board?
Yes, most definitely. You will be given suggestions on what to bring but there are generally no restrictions on what you can bring. Be sure to bring enough food for the day, and plenty of water. You will also want to bring items to help protect you from the sun, including a high SPF sunblock, a hat, sunglasses, light jacket, and anything else that you might feel is necessary.

How long are we at sea?
This depends on what you have booked. If you have booked a full-day deep sea fishing charter, you will be out at sea for anywhere from 8-10 hours, just depending on ocean conditions and what has been caught. A half-day charter lasts between 4-6 hours, and stays close to land because of the duration of the day.

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