Chartering a sportfishing boat is a dream for many anglers, but all too often, the cost of the trip is just too steep for just one angler. The boat and related expenses cost the captain the same no matter how many passengers are onboard, so prices are normally fixed for a particular type of trip.
The need to share the cost with fellow anglers to make the trip affordable has long been present, but not until now has there been a dependable solution.
ShareAFishingCharter.com is here to fill this void in the fishing industry. Using a well thought out process, Share A Fishing Charter (SAFC) has developed an ever-expanding pool of quality, licensed charter boat operators throughout the world. Each captain develops a profile page that describes the boat and type of fishing trips they offer. Anglers dreaming of fishing in exotic locations, or looking for a local trip at home, can reserve a spot aboard the charter boat of their choice. Other parties or individuals can see these pending trips and join the group. A minimum of two anglers guarantees the trip, but as more anglers sign up, the price drops for everyone. Of course each boat will have a maximum number of passengers determined by boat size, comfort and Coast Guard requirements.
Let me walk you through the process. Anglers can search available trips by location, by boat, captain, etc. When you find an offered trip that you would like to go on, you sign up as an angler for a particular date. As long as one other angler signs up for the same trip, the charter is a go. If more anglers sign up, then the price goes down for everyone involved, even after you sign up.
For example, if a full day, 6-pack charter is $1000, six anglers can now share and each pay under $200! Same professional experience for 80% off! There are well thought out parameters in place for how fishing turns can be taken and other aspects of sharing a charter. The reservation and cancellation policies are very reasonable for all parties and the company works hard to ensure everyone is treated fairly. Neither the charter party nor the captain will be left hanging. Of course any charter trip is subject to the will of Mother Nature, and the captains will have the final say before the trip as they would normally.
Anglers can sign up on any charter for just a five dollar, refundable deposit. If the trip does not materialize, you get your money back and try again. To increase your chances of finding another angler to fish with, you can book the first spot on up to three charters per day. When one of the trips books another angler, which confirms the trip, the other trips get automatically cancelled for you. If a charter already has anglers booked, simply book the next spot, and you’re all set.
Share A Fishing Charter will keep you posted of developments about your selected trips and the other passengers signing on. The site features simple access to share your charter opportunity on Facebook and Twitter to attract other anglers to your trip, thus reducing everyone’s cost.
If you know exactly what kind of trip you’re looking for, but don’t see it, use the favorites feature and they will send you email alerts if that trip becomes available.
Although pay-per-spot booking is new to the charter business, this model is very similar to cruise ship or airline reservations, where you can prepay online, print your ticket, and show it to the captain to come aboard. There will be a small booking fee for SAFC’s service to anglers, but the savings on the charter will more than out-weigh this minimal charge.
For charter captains, ShareAFishingCharter.com is an amazing resource as well, providing a valuable, hassle-free booking service at no cost. If you are a charter captain, I recommend you check this out and tap into the benefit of this new resource. It really is a win-win situation for all parties; no one makes a living sitting at the dock.
So if you’ve been dreaming of an exotic fishing destination, you are not alone.
Share A Fishing Charter is in the business of making dreams come true, and by sharing the charter with others, that dream can become an affordable reality. You really have nothing to lose and many great memories to gain.
As an introductory offer, SAFC is offering $20 dollars off your first trip, just click the green button at www.shareafishingcharter.com.
Check out this video for more details from ShareAFishingCharter.com.