Private Vs. Group: Which Fishing Charter Is Right For You?

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Private Vs. Group: Which Fishing Charter Is Right For You?

20 February 2019
 Categories: Recreation & Sports, Blog

All fishing charters are not the same. When you choose a charter, you typically have the option to select from a private or group option. While each journey offers an amazing fishing experience, there are differences that set the two options apart. 

Excursion Costs

The primary difference you can expect between a private and a group charter is the cost of the excursion. Typically, you can expect to pay more for a private charter because of the exclusivity it offers as opposed to a group charter. 

The more passengers on the boat, the less each individual has to pay, so it makes sense that with a private charter, the cost per person would be higher given the smaller number of passengers. However, for some people, the extra cost that comes with a private fishing charter is well worth the investment based on their desired experience. 

Passenger Control 

You might have to give up some of the control when it comes to the passengers that you are on the charter with if you go with a group option. Whereas with a private charter, you choose how many people, as well as who, you travel with. 

However, a diverse bunch of fishers on a group charter isn't a bad thing. As you engage with the other people on the boat, you can learn some excellent fishing tips, learn about some of the best fishing locations in the area, and enjoy great conversation with people who are just as passionate about fishing as you.

Fishing Options

There are some differences when it comes to the fishing options you have available when you choose between a group and a private fishing charter. Generally, with a group charter, the charter company will predetermine what type of excursion the charter will include, such as bottom, sports, or trolling fishing. There might also be a preset duration for the trip, such as 6 hours or 12 hours.

When you choose a private charter, you have the opportunity to outline the specific type of fishing experience you want to have. So, if you want to enjoy a variety of different options, a private charter might be the better option. 

If you're still not sure what type of fishing charter you want to choose from, why not enjoy both? Each has its alluring qualities, and you might find that you like one better than the other or enjoy them the same.