Friday, October 15, 2021

Charter a Boat on Your Next Vacation


Sunset on the water in Capt. Pete’s charter boat. Photos by Captain Pete Rapps

Sunset on the water in Capt. Pete’s charter boat. Photos by Captain Pete Rapps

Summer is approaching fast, and with it we’ll see family trips, great fishing spots, and lots of fun in the sun. If you are a fishing enthusiast, or even new to the fishing experience, then chartering a boat on your next vacation offers many benefits that you are sure to appreciate.

Chartering is a way to enjoy being out on a boat without the expense of buying and maintaining one yourself. It is also a good way to experience different boats. If you are looking to own, then chartering will give you a better idea of the features and expenses you may want to consider before purchasing.

Owning a boat is a lot of work and fishing takes time and patience to learn. One must understand how to navigate, figure out what’s biting and where, and master the nuances of catching certain types of fish. However, opting to charter a boat can provide flexibility and save on costs.

There are a



few things to consider when deciding which charter company you should choose. Always check the reliability of the company, and research their reputation and reviews. Are you looking for a serious trophy-hunt for a prize fish? Maybe you are looking forward to getting the kids or grandchildren out for a fun day of action, and catching a few fillets for dinner? Or, are you looking for more of an experience in nature, a little bit of fishing, and a history lesson or two? Certain features mean different things to different people. Whatever your preference, make sure that you discuss this when booking.

Perhaps you have boating experience and want to rent a boat. This is a lot of fun too. A good boat rental company will supply you with the necessary safety equipment, charts, and a GPS to navigate local waters. Always check in with a local tackle shop to see what’s biting, where, when, and on what type

A view of the fishing rods on Capt. Pete’s boat.

A view of the fishing rods on Capt. Pete’s boat.

of bait.

If you are looking for a memorable and fun vacation that is both affordable and manageable, then consider chartering a boat to see some great local scenery. Visit some great fishing spots, spend time with helpful and friendly captains, and prepare yourself to relax and enjoy your time on the water.

Contact Capt. Pete Rapps by email at or by phone 239-571-1756. Captain Rapps’ Charters & Guides offers year round expert guided, light tackle, near shore, and backwater fishing trips in the 10,000 Islands of the Everglades National Park, and springtime tarpon-only charters in the Florida Keys. Capt. Rapps’ top-notch fleet accommodates men, women and children of all ages, experienced or not. Between our vast knowledge and experience of the area, and easygoing demeanors, you are guaranteed to have a great day. Book your charter 24/7 using the online booking calendar, and see Capt. Rapps’ first class website for booking info, videos, recipes, seasonings, and more at

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