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, November 16, 2020

Yellowfin Tuna Catch Is Surprisingly Huge


Have you heard the news about the tuna? A pair of fishermen recently made waves after snagging a “super cow” yellowfin tuna weighing a whopping 310 pounds! In a case of inopportune timing, however, the catch arrives three days after the closure of the 2020 Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot tournament where nearly 150 teams participated, and the winner caught a 210-pound tuna.


As for the 300+ pound tuna, snagging the sea dweller was no easy catch. The tuna put up a hearty fight amid tough conditions, and according to the fisherman, it took an incredible hour and a half to reel in the massive fish.

The yellowfin tuna is one of the larger fish belonging to the tuna species, and it can weigh over 400 pounds. Its name comes from its finlets which are indeed bright yellow. They typically travel in schools with companions of similar size, and they remain highly popular among sportfishing fans around the world.

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.

Friday, November 6, 2020

Longtime Newspaper Singles Out Therapy-IV


The Newton Kansan has been sharing news since its 1872 founding, covering Newton and Harvey County, Kansas. One of its recent stories talks about Miami Beach and the various sights and activities visitors can enjoy while there.

The article provides a great overview of Miami Beach and the various qualities that define it, like its architectural virtues, such as the Art Deco style. It also goes into some of the water-minded activities that can be enjoyed and among them, Therapy-IV is mentioned by name!

The Newton Kansan calls Therapy-IV “a true deep-sea fishing experience” and also mentions its founder Captain Stan while going into some of the features found in the pair of nearly sixty-foot boats the make up the Therapy-IV fleet.

Thank you for the shout-out, Newton Kansan! If you want to find out for yourself what the newspaper is talking about, book your deep sea fishing trip today. We think it will be an experience you, your friends, and loved ones will all enjoy.

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 Miami inshore fishing, contact 305-945-1578.

Monday, November 2, 2020

What Should You Wear for Your Fall Fishing Trip?


“South Florida” and “cold weather” are not words typically used in the same sentence, but there is a rare possibility that the temperature might be on the cool side if you're going out in the morning on a fishing charter. Then again, the day may be especially muggy. As the weather can be erratic, it may be wise to dress in layers. Though your Miami Beach fishing trip will most likely boast warm weather, you can at least subtract or add clothes based on the conditions.

Protective headgear can aid on especially sunny days. Try wearing a hat, put differently. In addition to sunburn, too much exposure to the sun's rays on your head can result in headaches or other heat-related problems. Sunglasses are perfect on that note for shielding your eyes from UV rays. On sunny days, they also help tremendously with protecting your eyes from the particularly bright rays reflecting off of the water surface.

Lastly, don't forget your sunscreen! Even if it seems the sun isn’t out, it’s still possible to get sunburn. A product with an SPF of at least thirty should suffice.

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, October 26, 2020

Support the Wildlife at Pelican Harbor Seabird Station


The wildlife rescue Pelican Harbor Seabird Station in Miami has remained steadfast in its mission to reduce, rehabilitate, and release a variety of wildlife including its namesake seabirds, pelicans, and more. Today, it is recognized on a global level for its rehabilitation efforts and it has treated well over 250 distinct bird species.

If you visit the Therapy-IV Facebook page, you may have noticed we recently shared a Pelican Harbor Seabird Station post focusing on Monroe, an adult white pelican with a wing that had permanent damage to its feathers. Today, she is one of the Education Ambassador Animals and is fond of hunting for fresh live fish.

Monroe is one of the several birds you can support through Pelican Harbor Seabird Station’s Adopt-a-Bird program. Some of the adoptable birds include screech owls, horned owls, brown pelicans, and more. Besides helping provide care for the bird, adoption includes a photo of the bird as well as the opportunity to meet the bird at the station.

Pelican Harbor Seabird Station is located at 1279 79th Street Causeway.

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, October 19, 2020

Get Started With Fishing in South Florida


Are you looking to get started with fishing in South Florida? The South Florida Reporter recently published a handy guide talking about what to catch and some of the sea dwellers you may want to try to reel in.

For example, one of the fish mentioned is the tarpon, one of the most popular catches in the state of Florida. South Florida is rife with these fish as the region is found within the tarpon’s path of migration. Another popular fish is snook, known for its game qualities.

If you’ve never gone fishing, deep sea fishing is a fun, thrilling activity that anyone in the family can enjoy no matter their age or if they’ve never stepped foot on a boat before. Besides snook and tarpon, kingfish mahi-mahi, and wahoo are a few names you may catch during your fishing trip. THERAPY-IV has received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence several times and we can’t wait for you to experience why.

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, October 15, 2020

Iconic Miami Beach Restaurant Reopens


Stone crab season has now begun and if you read our previous blogs, you’ll know that it comes with several changes mandated by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Among them is a revision to the minimum claw size and limitations on the use of checker boxes.

Speaking of stone crab, an iconic and similarly named restaurant is also opening its doors today. Miami Beach’s Joe’s Stone Crab returns once again albeit with some significant changes in place. For one, guests will notice that its back parking lot is now being used as a yard of sorts, with more than 35 tables and even an alfresco alleyway kitchen. This extension means Joe’s Stone Crab now provides more seating options as well as another entrance. If you know anything about the restaurant, the wait times can be lengthy due to its perennial popularity.

In a first for Joe’s Stone Crab, the restaurant is implementing reservations, albeit on a limited basis. Guests can use the Resy app to make an evening reservation but make sure to do so early if you want to a stop.

Joe’s Stone Crab is located at 11 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 marlin fishing in Miami Beach, contact 305-945-1578.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

A Sincere Thank You to Paul Raffety


Today, we would like to fondly salute Paul Raffety, also known as “The Mullet Man”, “The Crabber”, and most importantly, our hero!

Just like the world’s greatest superheroes always being awesome, Paul was always there to save the day and was truly the MVP of the once highly active Castaways Dock. During the summer, fall, and winter seasons, it was Paul who would bring us our trolling mullet. During the spring, he brought dozens of live mullet daily. We depended on Paul’s kindness and his bait to use for kite fish and wreckfish daily. Thanks in part to his actions, numerous sailfish, white and blue marlin, giant kingfish, dolphin, barracudas, giant sharks, amberjacks, groupers, tarpon, and many more sea dwellers were caught on Raffety live baits! There were several occasions where we asked Paul to deliver mullet prior to the morning trip and he would go as far as restocking us up before the afternoon trips began.

Paul would take his John boat and partially fill it with water, turning it into a jumbo live well. We would like to give him a massive thank you on behalf of every Castaways Dock charter boat captain, mate, owner, and the thousands of happy customers thanks to his selfless efforts and loyal service.

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.