Welcome to the THERAPY-IV Deep Sea Fishing Blog. Captain Stan Saffan and his crew of deep sea sportfishing experts have been fishing the South Florida waters for over 40 years, providing private and shared deep sea and Biscayne Bay charter boat experiences of a lifetime to thousands of people that have had a chance to fish with them. It doesn’t matter if it’s your first time fishing in Miami or you are a master big game monster catcher, you can count on the THERAPY-IV to make your day at sea a memorable one.

We would also love to hear from you! Whether your Deep Sea Fishing Experience was with us or on your own, tell us about it! This will be a place to discuss all things Sports Fishing! Everything from products to techniques, we want to hear it all! I look forward to hearing from all you avid Deep Sea Fishermen out there!

Go get 'em!



Monday, June 1, 2020

The Acrobatic Tarpon

The tarpon is definitely among the sea dwellers known for giving even the most experienced of anglers a challenge. Anglers will potentially spend their whole life working on their tarpon fishing technique because of the unpredictability and obstinacy of the fish.
Tarpon has earned a reputation for its acrobatic feats, but you should be aware of the best spots to find one. In Miami, they are most active during the beginning of the month until they become more elusive as July approaches. A few spots you might be able to snag tarpon include Government Cut and Haulover Inlet.
Mullet and small crabs are an effective lure for tarpon, but shrimp runs are also worth checking out as an option. Tarpon eats at just about any time of day, but if you're willing to brave night fishing, the fish gets less vigilant and due to the darkness it won't be able to see the fishing lines.
Book your summer deep sea fishing trip today at THERAPY-IV if you want to try catching tarpon.
THERAPY-IV, a Miami deep sea fishing boat service, brought this update to you. This charter provides all of its clientele with a high-end deep sea fishing experience. With their luxury yacht, exceptional customer service, and experienced and professional Captain and crew, visitors can rest easy, they will not only have a memorable fishing experience but will also have the pleasure of visiting the best spots off the coast of Miami and Biscayne Bay. To schedule a trip or to learn more about Miami fishing, contact 305-945-1578.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

All Systems Go for Miami Beach Art Event

As events get canceled because of the pandemic, the director of a certain Miami Beach event that takes place in December is making it clear that the event is still open. Indeed, the popular art showcase better known as Art Basel will proceed as normal. Art Basel is arguably the biggest highlight of Miami Art Week, which sees thousands of art aficionados seeking to admire or collect the latest works.
While Art Basel Miami Beach is still on, organizers behind the event are very well aware that the conditions may change and certain actions may need to be taken. The Art Basel events in Hong Kong were canceled back in March because of the pandemic while the Switzerland Art Basel was postponed from June to September of this year.
Art Basel works with local institutions in collaboration with the host city to assist with nurturing and developing art programs. Although Art Basel provides galleries with a forum to display and sell their work to customers, art spectators and students have helped to broaden its appeal to a wide international audience.
THERAPY-IV, a Miami Beach deep sea fishing boat service, brought this update to you. This charter provides all of its clientele with a high-end deep sea fishing experience. With their luxury yacht, exceptional customer service and experienced and professional Captain and crew, visitors can rest easy, they will not only have a memorable fishing experience but will also have the pleasure of visiting the best spots off the coast of Miami and Biscayne Bay. To schedule a trip or to learn more about sailfish fishing in Miami and Miami Beach, contact 305-945-1578.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

The “National Salute to America’s Heroes” Is This Weekend

This Memorial Day weekend, the skies of South Florida will be graced by several different aircraft as part of the “National Salute to America’s Heroes”. This flight is intended to honor the many brave and selfless individuals that may be first responders, healthcare professionals, military, and essential personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Among the aircraft, there will be a USCG C-144 Aircraft from the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Miami, four U.S. Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon Aircraft from the 482nd Fighter Wing, and many more. These aircraft will be flying over more than thirty hospitals across South Florida.
If you’re interested in checking it out, the flyover will begin tomorrow at 11:30 am and will end at around 1:30 pm. Residents are encouraged to watch the flyovers from the safety of their homes and they should not travel to view the flyover. Residents should also continue to practice preventative measures like social distancing and stay away from large gatherings.
THERAPY-IV, a Miami deep sea fishing boat service, brought this update to you. This charter provides all of its clientele with a high-end deep sea fishing experience. With their luxury yacht, exceptional customer service and experienced and professional Captain and crew, visitors can rest easy, they will not only have a memorable fishing experience but will also have the pleasure of visiting the best spots off the coast of Miami and Biscayne Bay. To schedule a trip or to learn more about marlin fishing in Miami Beach, contact 305-945-1578.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Miami Beach’s Re-Opening Begins This Week

Miami Beach recently added the finishing touches to its extensive plan involving the careful re-opening of the city, expected to begin this Wednesday while being rolled out in a series of phases.
The initial phase of the city re-opening will involve allowing Miami Beach’s 600+ retail stores to open their doors again, as well as various museums and other retail establishments such as barber shops and salons. Phase two of the reopening will begin on the 27th and would allow sidewalk cafes and the numerous restaurants to also re-open.
Even with all of the re-openings, however, all businesses will be required to follow established guidelines aimed at social distancing. Among them, all businesses are only allowed to operate at fifty percent capacity and customers and workers are also expected to maintain the minimum six-foot distance.
Locals and visitors should note that for the time being, the beaches will remain closed along with other businesses like bars, gyms, spas, and movie theaters.
THERAPY-IV, a Miami deep sea fishing boat service, brought this update to you. This charter provides all of its clientele with a high-end deep sea fishing experience. With their luxury yacht, exceptional customer service and experienced and professional Captain and crew, visitors can rest easy, they will not only have a memorable fishing experience but will also have the pleasure of visiting the best spots off the coast of Miami and Biscayne Bay. To schedule a trip or to learn more about marlin fishing in Miami Beach, contact 305-945-1578.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Make a Food Donation in Miami Beach

While many are fortunate to have their jobs and the resources to pay the bills and put food on the table, countless others are struggling to make it as a result of the difficulties brought on by the coronavirus. To help those that need it, Miami Beach is launching an initiative to provide food for families throughout Miami-Dade County, and you can help!
Beginning this Wednesday, May 13, the Fillmore Miami Beach will be accepting non-perishable food items from noon until 5 pm. The donations will continue until Saturday. People that wish to donate should gather the items and place them in a big in their vehicle trunk. When visiting, you are encouraged to enter the venue via the circle driveway on Washington Avenue. Look for the large overhand where collections will be taking place. All you’ll need to do is pop the trunk open and a volunteer will grab the bags, there is no need to exit your vehicle.
The Fillmore Miami Beach address is 1700 Washington Avenue.
THERAPY-IV, a Miami deep sea fishing boat service, brought this update to you. This charter provides all of its clientele with a high-end deep sea fishing experience. With their luxury yacht, exceptional customer service and experienced and professional Captain and crew, visitors can rest easy, they will not only have a memorable fishing experience but will also have the pleasure of visiting the best spots off the coast of Miami and Biscayne Bay. To schedule a trip or to learn more about Miami fishing, contact 305-945-1578.

Monday, May 4, 2020

Miami Beach Selectively Opens Parks

In case you missed the news, several parks and facilities in Miami Beach reopened last week after Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez spearheaded an order to reopen various golf courses, waterways, and more. The plan does come with various restrictions in place.
Among the places now open are Flamingo Park and its track, the North Shore Park batting cages, and various tennis courts. Despite the openings, restrictions mandating social distancing remain firmly in place and park rangers will be making sure these rules remain enforced. Several parks like Beach View Park, LaGorce Park, and Washington Dog Park also remain closed and amenities such as volleyball and basketball courts remain off-limits to decrease the chances of large gatherings.
Currently, park hours in Miami Beach are from 7 am to 7 pm. Boat ramps are also open from 6 am to 8 pm for those wishing to sail or go fishing. Municipal parking lots at the city parks are only open to those registered with Miami Beach’s residential parking program.
THERAPY-IV, a Miami deep sea fishing boat service, brought this update to you. This charter provides all of its clientele with a high-end deep sea fishing experience. With their luxury yacht, exceptional customer service, and experienced and professional Captain and crew, visitors can rest easy, they will not only have a memorable fishing experience but will also have the pleasure of visiting the best spots off the coast of Miami and Biscayne Bay. To schedule a trip or to learn more about Miami fishing, contact 305-945-1578.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Boating in Miami-Dade

Even as Miami-Dade moves to potentially open up restaurants and possibly other businesses, several protocols remain in place that you may wish to be aware of, if you are already. These protocols are aimed at keeping anyone and everyone in boating or boating-related activities safe.

Boat ramps, for example, are open from 6 am to 8 pm every day and only one boat is allowed per ramp at a time. While on shore, face masks are required and must remain on until the vessel has left the dock upon being fully loaded.

When it’s time to clean the fish, only a single person is allowed to be at the station and the station should be cleaned and disinfected following its use. During this process, it’s expected to maintain social distancing.

As for charter boats like THERAPY-IV, the captain, as well as the crew and any patrons, are required to wear face masks and maintain social distancing whether they are on shore or on the vessel.
THERAPY-IV, a Miami Beach deep sea fishing boat service, brought this update to you. This charter provides all of its clientele with a high-end deep sea fishing experience. With their luxury yacht, exceptional customer service and experienced and professional Captain and crew, visitors can rest easy, they will not only have a memorable fishing experience but will also have the pleasure of visiting the best spots off the coast of Miami and Biscayne Bay. To schedule a trip or to learn more about shark fishing in Miami Beach, contact 305-945-1578.