Thursday, March 05, 2009

Charter Boat Price War

Things in the charter boat world down here are heating up a bit. Right now there is a lot of jockeying for prime dock locations and a price war being waged. Captain Pips joined the price war fray with their own round of price cuts. Good through March, the following rates for charters are in effect.

For the Pips 36 foot Brull, it is $800 for a full day, $700 for a three quarter day and $550 for a half day of fishing. Papa Pips, the 29 foot Topaz has been cut to $750 for a full, 650 for a 3/4 and $500 for a half. Pretty good prices.

To add to the charter price war, if you book during March, the price is good through the end of the year. So you guys looking for slammer dolphin and tasty tuna can get a pretty nice price break. Mention my blog and there are also discounts on lodging and boat rentals. Right now the discount is 10 percent. You can also look for discounts on the charter plus lodging packages and three day get away specials.

On the fishing side of things, the sailfish bite lit up yesterday. How long it will last, who knows, but it is a nice sign. The yellowtail fishing has been pretty hot and there are plenty of King Mackerel to stretch your line. There have been a few more Cobia caught in the bay this week. That I sure hope lasts for a while. So price wise and catching wise, things are looking up.

Marathon in the Florida Keys should be your next fishing vacation destination. Join us for charter fishing, fishing guide trips or our fishing 101 so you can fish on your own with better success.

Tight lines,

Capt. Dallas

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