Normally, charters and fishing guides will provide you with everything that you need. Most charters include rods, reels, lines, bait, fishing licenses, insurance, and fuel.
The better charters from povertysucksfishing.com also offer food and drinks, some even offer free transfers from your hotel to the boat.
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Make sure you know exactly what is included before you book. And don’t forget to check whether tax is included in the final price to avoid any unpleasant surprises.
Can I Bring My Own Gear?
Of course, you can bring your own gear. But you really don’t have to. Professional fishing guides will give you the most adequate rod & reel for that particular fishing trip. You won’t have to invest in your own equipment which you might not use again for a long time. Buying, for example, a full set of 80lb or 120lb marlin fishing rods, reels, lines, lures, teasers, etc would be a major investment.
You Don’t Need Your Own Boat
When you buy a boat, you’re ecstatic twice, when you buy it and then when you sell it. Owning a boat is one of the most enjoyable possessions to have, but running it can be very expensive too.
Even if you have the money to buy a boat, you need to worry about upkeep, maintenance of the engine and the hull, mooring costs, insurance, storage during winter, etc.
Every time there’s heavy weather, you will worry, will the ropes hold during the next storm? Therefore, it’s one of the main reasons that people book charters, to save a substantial amount of money than spent on a boat.