You have booked your flight reservations, set up your charter, invited along a relative or buddy and let your boss know that you will be taking some time off—so now all that is left to do is sit back, relax and enjoy your fishing charter experience, right? Well, yes and no. You certainly have gotten the big planning issues out of the way, but often the true success of any trip lies in the smaller details. With this in mind, here are five questions you ought to ask yourself before embarking on a fishing charter in Kailua-Kona, HI.
Do I have all the necessary equipment?
What pieces of fishing equipment (if any) will your charter service be supplying, and which ones will you need to bring yourself? While most fishing charters are able to supply the basics, especially if you request this in advance, you might want to bring your own equipment that you are already comfortable and confident when using.
What are my goals for this trip?
Of course, a fishing trip is supposed to be all about rest and relaxation, but setting a few personal goals can make the experience more rewarding and fun. Whether you want to catch more fish than your brother, finally spot an elusive type of fish or just spend more quality time with a friend, make sure you know what you hope to accomplish this fishing trip.
What is my travel budget?
You have already paid for the big expenses, and hopefully you feel confident in affording travel and charter fees. But what about spending money during the trip, whether it’s for food, entertainment or extra fishing supplies? Set a realistic budget before you go so that your spending doesn’t go wild once you get there.
Am I prepared to spend lots of time with my travel companions?
Whether you are traveling with family, in-laws, friends or even a romantic partner, a fishing charter in Kailua-Kona, HI comes with plenty of opportunity for quality time spent between loved ones. That can be rewarding and fun, but it can also be stressful if you have issues with the companion in question. Come up with a game plan before you go to make sure the trip stays pleasant.
Do I know what to expect this fishing season?
Going back to our goal-setting question, having an idea of what you hope to accomplish on this fishing trip can make it more exciting. But you need to have an accurate, realistic idea of what kind of fishing conditions to expect before setting that goal. Take a look at our previous post to learn more about the different fishing seasons and what they offer.
With a little planning and preparation, you can go into your fishing charter in Kailua-Kona, HI confident that it will be an incredible experience you will never forget. If you have yet to book your trip, we hope you will check out the different packages available through Sea Wife Charters Kailua Kona Hawaii.