What is a Split Charter?
Split Charter refers to the practice of two or more unrelated individuals or parties sharing the cost of a single fishing charter. By splitting the overall cost of the charter in this way, each party saves money.
For example, a captain who has only 4 people booked on a trip that can accommodate 6 may be able to take two more on board. This is why fishermen walking the Key West charter docks sometimes see signs advertising space for 1 or 2 people to join an upcoming trip on short notice, with no reservation.
Besides being cost-effective and convenient, splitting a charter gives anglers the chance to meet people and enjoy fishing with new-found friends.