With temperatures rising as the Spring season kicks in, you can expect lots of action in the deep sea as hungry fish begin to get active while they search around for food. If you’ve been waiting to start your angling adventures for the year, there’s never been a better time to hit the open waters. Many species are known to be spawning this season and for anglers, that means plenty of hungry fish ready to bite on whatever baits that come their way.

The thrill and action of deep-sea fishing is something anglers eagerly await – especially when the cold winter months have been keeping them away from the water. Now that the tackle boxes are stocked up and the offshore fishing boats have been dewinterized and are ready to hit the ocean, anglers can look forward to some exciting excursions ahead.

Some of the common species you’ll come across this season are:

Mahi Mahi

If you’ve been hoping to land a big-sized Mahi Mahi, this is the time to start your search. The Spring Mahi Mahi are some of the largest ones of the year and they like to lurk around ready to jump on the hungry schools of fish that are out looking for food. Like Dolphins, Mahi Mahi tend to hang around near the surface of the water and are easily distinguishable with their bright green and blue colors. 

Wahoo

Mostly popular all year round, the Spring Wahoo are plentiful and if that’s what you are gearing up for, you can be confident to land a bite this season. These fish promise you a thrilling angling session and you’ll have to stay on your toes to keep up.

Sailfish

Florida’s official state saltwater fish, Sailfish are known for their high, acrobatic jumps and are an offshore fishing favorite. Their dorsal fin that resembles a sail, attributes towards their name and they are gray and blue in color. 

Grouper

Grouper season officially opens in April and these species are mostly found offshore, near rocky bottomed areas. Fisherman can chase a variety of Groupers, with Black Groupers and Red Groupers being some of the angler favorites this season. Since these fish are primarily bottom dwellers, they present a unique and thrilling challenge that anglers love to take on. 

Red Snapper

This specie is one of the most popular game fish in the Atlantic Ocean and they are known to be found predominantly around Florida. Anglers enjoy fishing for these as they are almost always willing to bite on any bait that comes their way. Their pink and red color makes them easy to distinguish them from other deep-water species. 

Snook

If you want a real challenge and thrilling start to the season, this species will set you right up for that. Snook are very sensitive to changes in water temperature and can mostly be found in warmer waters. They are fiercely strong and can keep you busy for a long stretch of time if you’re ready to take them on. 

Make sure you have your batteries charged and navigational devices all set up for the season. It doesn’t take long for the weather to change in Florida, especially when you are out deep-sea fishing so make sure you have extra gear and essentials onboard when you are ready to head out. 

But if you haven’t yet found your dream vessel for the season ahead, come talk to our expert crew at Mariner Marine and we will help you look through the fishing boats for sale in South Florida. Whatever your requirements are, our team can efficiently guide you through the whole process!

Special occasions require a little extra celebration and if you happen to own a boat, there are so many ways to make your event unique and memorable. Whether it’s your own birthday party you are planning or an anniversary with a special someone, your boat can be the perfect setting to help you create an experience you won’t forget.

A Sunset Cruise

If you happen to have special someone in your life and are looking to celebrate an occasion with them in style and luxury, your boat can serve as the perfect venue for this to take place on. Ready to propose or wanting something unique and elegant for your tenth wedding anniversary – whatever the occasion is, your special guest will love an evening watching the sunset from the comfort of your boat. Pack a specially prepared dinner or make reservations at a dock and dine restaurant. Dress up for the occasion even if you’re usually used to keeping it casual onboard – this is the perfect opportunity to make an exception for your attire while out on the water. Your boat will provide you with the perfect amount of privacy and a view of the horizon that will make your special occasion even more memorable.

A Party Under the Sun

Wanting to have a special celebration for your birthday but would prefer to keep in outdoors and more adventurous than usual? Make the most of your boat and plan a perfect party under the sun, out on the water. Have everyone ready to put on some nautical colors and celebrate in style as you blow out the candles with the breeze in your hair and the water glistening in the sun around you. To make your party even more fun for your guests, prepare some water activities that everyone can indulge in such as tow tubing or wakeboarding and don’t forget some bright and fun-shaped floating rafts to complete the party vibe!

A Memorable Milestone

A graduation or a promotion – whatever the occasion is, celebrate your or a loved one’s victory in special style on your boat. Whether it’s destination you plan to visit or just want a smooth cruise while you celebrate, a boat day can be the ideal way to make memories on the occasion. Pack a cooler full of beverages and snacks to munch into as you enjoy the nature and breeze around you. While onboard, there is nothing to distract you or your loved ones and this is the best way to spend quality time together and share dreams for a future ahead as you cross an important milestone in your life. 

A Special Holiday Event

Celebrating a long weekend or a special holiday such as 4th of July or New Year’s Eve doesn’t have to be the same for everyone. If you own a boat, get creative and make the most of your vessel at such an occasion, celebrating in style with your loved ones from the comfort and privacy of your boat. Being on your boat is also a great way to avoid crowded venues where you will be lost in the hustle-bustle around you. Instead, pack your snacks and safety essentials and plan activities and games that can easily be carried out onboard and keep everyone entertained!

If you are looking for a boat that provides comfort, safety, luxury, and some thrilling adventures, talk to us at Mariner Marine where our West Palm Beach boat dealers will help you find the ideal boat that suits your needs!

With the Spring season setting in, most of us find ourselves quite comfortable saying goodbye to a cold winter and have already started enjoying the warm sunshine and light breeze around us. It’s an ideal time to be outdoors, especially if you own a boat. Whether you are planning your first solo boat trip of the season or getting together a group of friends to enjoy a day out on the water – you just need to make sure to pack some of the essentials needed to make it an ultimate boat day!

Fully Stocked Cooler

No trip is complete without your favorite beverages and snacks at hand. As you prepare for your trip, make sure to pack enough food and drinks to keep you and your company hydrated and full. Along with other beverages, make sure to stock up on enough water because being under the open sun for hours at a stretch can make you thirstier than you would think! Pack food that’s easy to eat and doesn’t require heating while onboard – sandwiches, wraps and sliders are easy to store and eat. Don’t forget to keep some trail mix and energy bars if you plan to be adventurous and will need an energy boost midway!

Sunscreen and Appropriate Gear 

Chances are you have already checked the weather forecast before planning your day out on your boat, but it doesn’t take much for circumstances to change sometimes. Sudden thunderstorms and rising temperatures can make your perfect boat day a bit less than ideal if you are unprepared. It’s always a smart idea to keep a supply of sunscreen onboard so that you can protect yourself from getting sunburnt. It’s also essential to have a light jacket or some waterproof outer layers with you in case you get caught in rain.

A Playlist and Some Books

If you are planning a boat day that involves friends and adventure, chances are you won’t really need any reading material on board – but in case you plan to go by yourself, this would be the perfect environment to immerse yourself into a new book that you’ve been waiting to read. And whether you plan to be on your own or with a group of people, some good music is always enjoyable to have onboard. Pack your Bluetooth speaker and make a playlist of your favorite songs – as upbeat as you want or as relaxing as you desire.

Water Toys and Accessories

Relaxing on your boat under the warm sun and sipping on a cool drink is quite an ideal scenario but if you want to make the most of your time out with your family or friends, it wouldn’t hurt to be prepared for some water activities too. Towable tubes, wakeboards, water skis, and floating rafts are all great ways to keep yourself and your company entertained while you make the most out of your day in and on the water. Just make sure to have enough lifejackets and safety floatation devices onboard for emergency purposes. 

Fishing Gear

If you are a passionate angler and your ultimate day on the boat involves some thrilling fishing adventures, then don’t forget to keep your fishing gear ready. You’ll need your fishing reel and rods along with a well-stocked tackle box and your GPS fish-finder device to help you pick the perfect spots to drop a line!

If you’ve been looking forward to planning some boat days for the year ahead but still are searching for boats for sale in Wellington, come see us at Mariner Marine so we can help you find the perfect boat to start your journey with!