Booking Private Boating Charters: 3 Fun Activities To Participate In

26 February 2015
 Categories: Entertainment, Articles


Private boating charter companies have been flourishing in America. In fact, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that 1,784 recreational water transportation companies generated approximately $1 billion in revenue in 2002, and the numbers have only been rising. There are numerous boating charters that offer a comfortable and luxurious experience. If you want to have an adventure on the water, but don't know what to do, consider booking a private boating charter, like one from Captain Memo's Original Pirate Cruise, or participating in the 3 following activities.

Meet the Largest Aquatic Mammals Around — Whales

While Canada is one of the most popular destinations for whale watching, the U.S. is a close second, and possesses many travel routes that whales take. In particular, you can go to Hawaii to see humpback whales. Of the approximate 10,000 humpback whales that are still present on Earth, over 2,000 of these whales have made their homes in the North Pacific. You'll be astounded by just how large these aquatic mammals can get and the eloquent swimming styles they possess. 

When booking private boating charters for whale watching, it is generally best to find private boating charter companies with experience in the field, since finding the whales can be difficult in the vast ocean. In addition, make sure the private boating charters do not disrupt whale activity. All areas with suspected marine mammal activity should be approached with caution. Boats should avoid approaching closer than 200 meters to the whales, and should reduce their speed to 7 knots or less when they have spotted the whales. 

Hook In a Big One with a Fishing Charter

The oceans surrounding America possess some of the best fishing spots known to mankind. If you enjoy sports fishing or game fishing, venture further into the unknown and you may be able to reel in one of the big ones. Private fishing charters can provide you with an unforgettable experience, as you battle the waters to reel in an amazing trophy. Once again, you should highly consider finding a fishing charter with experience in the area in order to find all of the exclusive fishing spots that will really give you the time of your life.

Most of these fishing charters will have the equipment, like the hooks and the rods, to hook the big ones. The experts can give you some tips on which techniques to implement in order to increase your chances of getting lucky. Some popular fishes include tuna and salmon. Go to San Diego, California if you are interested in catching yellow fin tuna. These beauties are delicious, and will normally weigh over 300 pounds. That's definitely an experience that you are not going to forget soon.

Take In the Underwater Scenery by Scuba Diving

Last but not least, if you're fascinated with underwater scenery and getting acquainted with aquatic life, then you'll definitely want to book a private boating charter in order to go scuba diving. Booking a private charter will allow you to go to the locations that you desire, and have the flexibility to stay and leave whenever you please. Most of these charters will have professional scuba divers on board to help you and everyone else on board. You'll get a glimpse of a world that you have never even imagined.

Scuba diving is actually an extremely popular recreational activity. In fact, in 2012, approximately 2.98 million Americans participated in the activity. You will need to receive some training and a certification before you can enjoy scuba diving on your own; however, exploring the sea is definitely an adventure to behold.


Private boating charters allow you to be in control of your own schedule and better enjoy the activities that you have opted for. Keep in mind that the ocean is vast, and you will never be able to finish enjoying all of the wonders and surprises that it can offer you.