How Far Offshore Are Deep Sea Fishing Charters?
Overnight or multi-day trips usually go further. After just one trip, the excitement and thrill of fishing in deeper waters far outweigh anglers’ worries about being too distant from land. Here are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about deep sea fishing in Myrtle Beach, no matter what category you fit into.
Questions About Deep Sea Fishing
Can the boat sink?
It would be better to ask, Will the boat sink? The American Boating Association states that about 80% of boating accidents involve twenty-one feet in length or smaller vessels. Inattention, inexperience and excessive speed were the leading causes of boating accidents. Fishing charters are staffed by some of the world’s most professional and experienced captains and crews. Deep-sea fishing charters have a lower risk of having any issues than air travel, highway driving or bike riding.
What If I Get Seasick?
Around five to ten per cent of people are “very sensitive” (or susceptible) to motion sickness. If you are worried about getting seasick, you can take several preventative measures.
Avoid heavy, greasy or acidic food like orange juice, pancakes and bacon.
Keep hydrated. Dehydration can cause a number of health issues, such as headaches and nausea.
Avoid drinking alcohol during the trip and the night before. Overindulging and deep-sea fisherman do not mix.
Sleep well before you go on your trip. Being fresh can help you avoid seasickness.
Avoid those who are sick. You may feel nauseated if you see someone with motion sickness.
Scopolamine Patches (only available on prescription) and over-the-counter antihistamines such as Dramamine or Bonine effectively prevent seasickness.
What If We Are Caught In A Storm?
The weather is unpredictable. Popup storms can occur almost every day in certain areas. Charter boats can safely and comfortably handle whatever is thrown at them. Call ahead and discuss your options if severe weather is forecast.
What If I Am Injured Onboard?
The United States Coast Guard mandates that every charter boat captain complete a First Aid and CPR course. The Coast Guard requires charter boats to carry first aid supplies, one type 1 flotation device per passenger, and a safety raft. All boats must carry at least two handheld VHF-FM radios for communication. Ask the captain whether the ship has an AED if you have a heart problem. This link will take you to a list of every charter boat’s equipment.
How long do offshore fishing trips last?
Charter boats vary in length, but offshore trips can last between eight and ten hours on three-quarter-day trips to 72 hours overnight.
Can I catch a trophy fish offshore?
The deeper the water, the larger the fish. A boat cannot guarantee that you’ll catch a record-breaker or anything else noteworthy. A little research can increase your chances of catching a monster. Find a charter with good reviews and one with a captain who has been in the business for a long time. Experience is the best way to find trophy fish.
What type of fish will I catch offshore?
Red snappers and Grouper, Amberjacks, Sailfishes, Blue Marlins, and King Mackerel are abundant in the Gulf Coast waters. Red Snappers are getting bigger and larger every year. Grouper are available in many species, including Black, Red and Gag Grouper. Big-game fishermen also flock to the area for Yellowfin Tuna and Mahi Mahi.
The charter boat captains place the safety of their passengers and crew at the top of their priority list. All commercial vessels are also subject to strict Coast Guard requirements. To get a license, a captain has to be able to document 720 days of experience aboard a vessel, of which 360 were spent on oceans or near coastal waters. Safety, comfort and excitement will always be there, even if a trophy fish is never guaranteed. Call us now.
If you want a deep-sea fishing trip at Myrtle Beach, call Voyager Deep Sea Fishing & Dolphin Cruises now.
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