Communication is Key
In my years as a Charter Captain, Communication with my Clients has been the key to successful trips and happy customers. There is no such thing as too much communication and you will find that your clients will have a g... Read more
In the Charter Fishing Business, there is no substitute for good, old fashioned hospitality. That's right. I said HOSPITALITY.When a client joins you aboard your vessel for a fishing charter, they're essentially comi... Read more
How To Handle Referrals
As your Charter Fishing Business begins to build momentum and your calendar fills up, you will soon have potential clients seeking to book trips on dates that are ALREADY BOOKED. What should you do? As a charter fishing ... Read more
Don’t Forget to Ask for Reviews!
If you've been paying attention to The Charter Fishing Business Kit or to our helpful blog posts over the years, you should know that online reviews can make or break your Charter Fishing Business. It is extremely import... Read more
Tackle Tips for the Professional Fishing Guide
As Charter Captains, we are presented with a nearly limitless number of choices when it comes to fishing tackle. With those choices come many questions: Monofilament or Braid? How much to I spend on reels? Should I buy c... Read more
Don’t Forget to Use Checklists
As Charter Captains, we are creatures of habit and we have our own routines. We've successfully built our charter fishing business by creating repeatable outcomes. Translation: We catch fish on every charter trip. Howeve... Read more
Should I Take Deposits?
Here at Charter Fishing Business, we're frequently asked whether a charter captain should take deposits when booking trips. I recommend that you take a Deposit whenever possible but you should also remain flexible and "g... Read more
Fishing is Slow. Now What?
It happens to EVERY Charter Captain: The fishing is slow - very slow - and your clients are awkwardly silent. What do you do?Set Expectations at the DockBefore you even leave the dock - even when you speak to you... Read more
Keep Your Boat Spotless
We get it. You're a Charter Captain and your boat is a "working" boat. It's going to get dirty. Why bother keeping it spotless, right?The Condition of Your boat Speaks Volumes About YOUWhen your client meets you ... Read more