For the fishing enthusiast, destination is key. Each destination needs to have the right combination of fish variety and great fishing locations, natural beauty, and availability of quality charters, as well as other fun things to do. The best charter destinations have something for everyone, making them perfect for family vacations as well as getaways with fishing buddies.
For the rough and rugged types, Seward, Alaska is the perfect place for charter fishing vacations. There are numerous companies in Seward, providing a good variety of choice when hiring a boat. The Alaskan waters around Seward’s Resurrection Bay have an abundance of fish, including salmon, lingcod, and halibut. The Silver Salmon Derby, the biggest Alaskan fishing derby, is held in Seward every year. Seward offers numerous other outdoor diversions besides charter fishing. It is famous for the Mount Marathon Race, an extreme mountain running race held every year. Hiking in the area is a popular pursuit, given Alaska’s unparalleled outdoor scenery and great variety in trail difficulty. For those looking for a more relaxing activity, the Kenai Fjord National Park is a breathtaking area to see from one of the available touring boats.
The smallest African state, Seychelles is an island nation located off the East coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean. The country is a leading promoter of sustainable tourism, which leads to responsible charter fishing operations. Fishing in the Seychelles is diverse, including some of the greatest sporting fish: marlin, tuna, barracuda, and sailfish. It is possible to fish waters around either the Inner or the Outer Islands. Tourism as a whole is an important Seychelles industry, and the country makes the most of its natural beauty and diversity. Scuba diving is a great pastime around the coral islands of the archipelago, as the government’s conservation policy has allowed marine life to thrive. The islands themselves are home to an impressive variety of animals, including the endangered Seychelles Black Parrot and a rare species of giant tortoise.
Yorke Peninsula, Australia
The Yorke Peninsula is located in the state of South Australia, and boasts some of Australia’s most beautiful beaches and best surfing locations. The charter fishing in the area offers an incredible amount of variety, including squid, shark, salmon, snapper, whiting, and mullet. All levels of sport fishing are on offer, from fun, family oriented beach and jetty fishing to rare nighttime charter fishing that often leads to impressively sized catches. Besides the attractive beach and water sport activities on offer, the Yorke Peninsula has an extensive array of land-based family fun available. Tours of the countryside by train, free animal parks and mining tours are popular, as well as hiking through the peninsula’s scenic wilderness.
Better get your rods out!