If you are planning a visit to Florida and deep sea fishing is on your must-do list, you’ve no doubt been researching local fishing charters. You may have noticed that these charters fall into one of two categories: private fishing charters and public fishing charters.
It doesn’t take much knowledge of fishing to understand the difference between the terms private and public. Private charters are limited to just your group of family, friends, or colleagues. Public charters have no such limitations. They accept fishermen until they reach maximum capacity, regardless of whether or not they know one another.
Ambush Fishing is a private fishing charter in Port Canaveral, Florida and we wouldn’t have it any other way! We think private fishing is the way to go whether you are a new or experienced angler.
3 Reasons We Love Private Fishing Charters
- Fishing Success. If you want to actually catch fish you’ll have more success on a private charter than a public one. Private charters are generally smaller. That means less competition and a smaller, more maneuverable boat that can go places a larger boat just can’t. Private charter captains also get to know you and your level of experience and can tailor the charter to your needs or what you want to catch. Public charters don’t have that same degree of flexibility.
- Personal Attention. Large, public charters simply cannot provide you with the same degree of personal attention that a private charter can. Either there aren’t enough crew members to do so, the captain is too busy seeing to everyone else’s needs, or they simply don’t care enough about their guests to give you the attention you deserve. Private charters aren’t like that. At Ambush Fishing we take a max of 6 people on each trip. You are in close proximity to the captain and crew at all times and when you are fishing with people you know you’re more likely to ask for the help you need or make conversation. It’s a great way to pick up on tips and tricks from locals who have been fishing the waters for decades.
- Relaxation. What could be more relaxing than a day out on the water with people you know? Privacy is one of the biggest benefits to private fishing charters. No one is judging you or your fishing abilities (ok, maybe you are getting ribbed, but you know it’s all in good fun). You don’t have to deal with unpleasant strangers and instead can plan to spend the day with people whose company you truly enjoy. You should come back from your charter exhilarated and relaxed, not grumpy and stressed out. You know what you’re walking in to with a private charter; the same can’t be said for a public charter.
There are many more reasons why private fishing charters are better than public charters, but you’ll need to experience them for yourself! Contact Ambush Fishing in Port Canaveral to arrange your private charter! Call 321-626-0902 for best availability or contact us online with questions.