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5 Must-Do’s to Maximize Your Sportfishing Experience

Sport fishing with Fantastic II Charters is always a fun and amazing experience. Key Largo is considered to be one of the favorite spots for sport fishing enthusiasts, due to its rich ecosystem and plentiful fish, and although with Captain Justin Hopper and his crew, the fun and the fish are always guaranteed, we recommend you do these 5 things, so there’s no excuse to have a great time.

1. Bring Sun Protection

Once you’re out in the ocean there are no stores to buy sun protection, so make sure you bring what you know it will work for you.
Some people will do OK only with sunblock, but keep in mind that depending on the length of your sportfishing trip, you will spend more than a couple of hours under direct sunlight with very little shadow, so make sure you bring whatever you need to protect yourself from sunburns.

2. Eat Breakfast

Sportfishing is definitely a good workout, so it is important that you have a good solid breakfast before heading up to the boat, but don’t go crazy on greasy food, because it can upset your stomach (and we don’t want the fish choosing your breakfast over our bait!).
Plan your meal according to the hours you’re going to spend in the boat and make sure you eat at least an hour before boarding. Feel free to bring some snacks.

3. Hydrate

Drink water before you hop on the Fantastic II Charter boat. Drinking water before you make any physical activity will help ensure you are well hydrated.
Dehydration can be a major issue when you make any kind of workout, it can give you from slight to severe headaches, cause dizziness, make you feel tired or weak, and you need all your strength when sportfishing because no matter their size, fish are strong!

4. Bring Rubber Shoes

At Fantastic II Charters we care about your safety, by asking you to bring comfortable rubber soled shoes, we’re preventing you from unnecessary accidents. Be aware that although the surface of the boat is anti-skid, the excess of water can make it a bit slippery.

5. Seasickness Remedies

If you suffer from motion sickness there are a couple of things you can do to prevent them: look at the horizon, eat green apples to settle the stomach, eat salty crackers, wear a sea band or try a scopolamine patch, avoid consumption of alcohol, sit where you can get plenty of fresh air and relax, but in the last instance if you can’t keep it in, just let it out!

Give us a call to book your sportfishing trip!