Cape cod fishing charter

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Are you ready to book a Cape Cod Fish­ing Char­ter? Please read my blog post from last April by click­ing this link. This link has valu­able advice for mak­ing sure that the guide or the char­ter boat that you are about to hire will pro­vide the fish­ing expe­ri­ence that you desire.

This past week, one of my clients shared with me their expe­ri­ence with anoth­er a local guide. It turns out that at the last minute, the guide can­celed the trip cit­ing poor weath­er con­di­tions. It’s true, that for about three hours the after­noon of this clien­t’s “sched­uled” trip, the wind kicked up, but appar­ent­ly this guide made no effort to accom­mo­date his client and/or find a slot to fit the him in. My client report­ed to me that he felt slight­ed by the sit­u­a­tion, and that he believed that the guide was­n’t being hon­est with his rea­son for can­celling the trip.

Weather Happens…

I’ve been guid­ing for more than 20 years, and yes, I too have had to can­cel trips due to weath­er. But, I have always done my best to work with a client to find a way to get them out fish­ing. Weath­er pre­dic­tion is pret­ty accu­rate so if things look dicey, I try to resched­ule the trip around both the clien­t’s and my schedule. 

Fur­ther, and almost more to the point, one of the most impor­tant aspects of my job is to ensure that a client knows that I will be tak­ing them fish­ing. Clients need to rest assured that their $100 deposit isn’t sim­ply dis­ap­pear­ing into the ether. A slick web­site is nice, but it does­n’t nec­es­sar­i­ly impart integrity.

As a small busi­ness owner/operator, it is imper­a­tive that I con­duct my busi­ness pro­fes­sion­al­ly. Call me what you want, but it kind of broke my heart to hear my clien­t’s sto­ry, espe­cial­ly because I felt that it reflects on all of us in the fish­ing char­ter business.

Guid­ing and run­ning fish­ing char­ters can be a gru­el­ing busi­ness. We get tired, cooked by the sun, and some­times have to deal with dif­fi­cult clients. Nev­er­the­less, it’s an impor­tant part of the job to wake up each morn­ing and face the day with a fresh out­look. Our clients spend a lot mon­ey to book a Cape Cod Fish­ing Char­ter and it is often one of the high­lights of their Cape Cod vaca­tion. Pro­vid­ing a pro­fes­sion­al expe­ri­ence from the first con­tact to the end-of-the trip hand­shake is our duty as ambas­sadors to the char­ter fish­ing busi­ness as well as to the Cape Cod tourism industry.

I believe it is our pro­fes­sion­al respon­si­bil­i­ty to per­form our jobs with the utmost integri­ty. Not doing so reflects bad­ly on all of us.

Cape cod fishing charter