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!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving From The THERAPY-IV!

We at The THERAPY-IV, can't believe it's already Thanksgiving! And as this year is quickly coming to an end, we are thinking about the importance of this holiday and giving thanks for all that this year has brought all of us.

The Thanksgiving holiday always offers a great opportunity to take a break and remember what's important. It's also a good idea to think about what you accomplished and struggled through this year, being thankful for your own growth as well as the people that grow with you.

To give you some interesting facts about this holiday, it is not very widely known but in the turn-of-the-20th century, Thanksgiving in America used to look like today's celebration of Halloween. During this time people of all ages got dressed up and had costumed crawls all through the streets. In Los Angeles, Chicago and other places in the country, there were published stories of people wearing intricate masks and veils. Also, there were Thanksgiving mask balls in places like Cape Girardeau, Mo. and Montesano, Wash. In New York, this costume tradition was especially prevalent, with people in costumes in the streets that would honk horns and use rattles, plus it was socially accepted to have people throw confetti and flour at pedestrians.

Today, the closest we have to this type of celebration on this holiday is the Thanksgiving Day Macy's Parade with people in coordinated themed costumes in the streets of New York. The one thing the U.S. hasn't changed about Thanksgiving celebrations is the wonderful turkey dinners.

From our The THERAPY-IV family to your family, we wish you a happy Thanksgiving! For Miami Beach Deep Sea Fishing, the THERAPY-IV is a fully licensed fleet that has been specializing in Miami Beach Deep Sea Fishing Charter boats in Miami for 40 years. For more information on the services offered at The THERAPY-IV, you can contact 305-945-1578 or email info@therapy4.com.

Friday, November 21, 2014

How to Charter a Fishing Boat With the THERAPY-IV

At the THERAPY-IV, we know that trying to make a decision on what boat to charter for deep sea fishing or a group event can be quite a challenge! So, we wanted to offer some advice that you may find helpful in making your decision.

If you aren't an experienced fisherman, you might want to try a half-day charter here in Miami, which is made especially convenient since the THERAPY-IV is located only 2 minutes away from the ocean and less than 10 minutes from fishing. A Half-day charter usually lasts about 4 hours, which gives you plenty of time to be able to land some great fish. Most boats offer a morning or afternoon sail, but the Therapy-IV gives you more time to fully enjoy this adventure.

The half-day charter at the Therapy-IV lasts from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm or from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. There is also a possibility for night fishing that can be arranged for groups that are interested. Plus, if a half-day isn't what you are looking for, you can try a full day excursion and you may be able to fish multiple locations to try and catch different species of fish.

The THERAPY-IV is also known for shared yacht charters and being the only charter boat in Miami that has a fill-in service. A fill-in service means that if your party is less than 6, which is the capacity of our boats, we fill-in the rest and don't charge you for any empty seats.

If you are looking for a more intimate experience, than a private charter may be better suited for you. For this option, you can contact us at the THERAPY-IV so we can make the accommodations that are best for you.

Chartering a boat is an especially great idea for a corporate day, it offers a great way to relax, have fun and build relationships with your coworkers. The THERAPY-IV has been working with several companies for a number of years and it's always interesting to see who catches the bigger fish, the rookie or the boss. If you are interested in hosting a large corporate event, we can organize multiple boats and host a fishing tournament between them.

Other important information to note is that the THERAPY-IV fleet is equipped to handle wheelchairs, to offer everyone the opportunity for a day at sea and Miami Deep Sea Fishing. Also, your charter will include rods, reels, bait, tackle and a Florida Fishing License.

The THERAPY-IV is a fully licensed fleet that has been running charters in Miami for 40 years. For more information on the services offered at the THERAPY-IV and Miami Beach Deep Sea Fishing, you can contact 305-945-1578 or email info@therapy4.com.

Friday, November 14, 2014

The Dolphins Prevail Over The Buffalo Bills!

Captain Stan of The THERAPY-IV Miami Deep Sea Fishing charter has always been proud of his roots in beautiful Miami. Operating out of Haulover Park Marina for decades, he never hesitates to back any and every team representing his proud city. That is why we are proud of our Miami Dolphins and their victory over the Buffalo Bills during last night's game, ending the three-loss streak against the AFC East rival.

Winning 22-9, the Fins played an impressive game as always. They trailed 9-3 before outscoring the Bills 19-0 over the final 18 minutes. Having improved to 6-4, Miami achieves its best record after 10 games since 2008 – a promising start to the season. The Fins have excelled at blitzing, ranking near the league lead in several categories, and promising to keep their opponents on their toes.

There were many highlights worth mentioning during this engaging play-through, not least of which was rookie receiver Jarvis Landry’s fourth-quarter touchdown, which redeemed his almost disastrous fumble early in the game. Meanwhile, Ryan Tannehill overcame five sacks to throw late touchdown passes seven yards to Brandon Gibson and eight yards to Landry.

All in all, it was another great performance from the only team in NFL history to score a perfect reason. We look forward to seeing them pull it off once again!

If you are ever near our location, pay a visit to The THERAPY-IV Miami Deep Sea Fishing Charter Boat, TripAdvisor’s no.1 activity in Miami Beach. We guarantee an unforgettable boating and fishing experience – plus, you can even watch the game inside our air-conditioned lounge! To learn more or book a trip, call 305-945-1578 or email info@therapy4.com.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The THERAPY-IV Honors Veterans Day

Captain Stan and the rest of The THERAPY-IV Miami Deep Sea Fishing charter wishes our veterans a heartfelt and appreciative Veterans Day. We have always had a deep and abiding respect for the men and women who have served in our armed forces and risked their lives for the good of the country.

In addition to the tremendous gratitude we have for veterans and active military members, The THERAPY-IV has always promoted Miami Beach Deep Sea Fishing as an excellent way for U.S. troops past and present to relax and enjoy themselves.

Most people involved in the military have experienced plenty of action and activity, and they courageously endure a significant burden placed upon them by the American people to protect this country. Needless to say, these service men and women are always are always looking forward to an activity that is both fun and relaxing – and they certainly deserve it!

Sport fishing allows individuals to escape from reality out into the sea, and few people need it more than veterans. That is why so many of our clients are past or present troops, and why The THERAPY-IV encourages military members, as well as their friends and families, to join in and embrace the comforts and pleasures of the seas. Military members can share their stories with one another and empathize with their experience.

Our crew would be privileged to give our veterans and active military personnel a well-needed and greatly deserved time at sea. At the very least, we give our tremendous thanks to all our veterans have done, and ask they everyone takes the time to honor their service and experience in whatever way they can.

If you would like to learn more or book a trip, call The THERAPY-IV at 305-945-1578 or email info@therapy4.com.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The Therapeutic Benefits of Fishing

Many fans of fishing will tout it as a fun, leisurely activity that can be enjoyed by people of any age. But fishing is more than just for recreation, it may also have a positive impact on your overall health and wellness. According to a recent article from the Bulletin featured in the Miami Herald, a national group is using the therapeutic benefits of fishing to help breast cancer survivors as a form of therapy.

Casting for Recovery, a national non-profit with outlets throughout the country, is helping women heal from their bouts of breast cancer through fly fishing, a form of fishing that is popular in regions throughout the United States. According to statistics provided by the organization, over 70% of the women have never tried fishing before but many feel the effects of the fishing helping their overall wellbeing.

Every year, Casting for Recovery offers retreats for over 500 women so that they can help these women recover. Much of the project’s goals is to provide emotional support for the women. The retreats offer an opportunity to connect with other survivors who they can share their experiences of breast cancer with. But the fishing itself has a benefit as it provides a therapeutic boost for those who were afflicted in breast cancer. There is also a physical benefit accompanied with fly fishing for breast cancer survivors: the physical actions done during fly fishing are very similar to those doctors recommend to do during physical therapy.

With so many therapeutic effects for those who participate in fishing, there is no reason you shouldn't try it for yourself if you have never done it. Not only is it a calming activity that could give you an emotional boost but the physical exertion done during fishing can be beneficial as well. As the top rated Miami Deep Sea Fishing Charter, THERAPY-IV provides daily charters from Haulover Marina for those looking to fish out in the open sea. To learn more about our charters, contact Captain Stan at 305-945-1578.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Get Out The Vote November 4th!

The THERAPY-IV is proud to serve the community with our friendly and professional Miami Deep Sea Fishing services. We care deeply about where we live, which is why we want to take a moment to remind everyone of an absolutely important duty tomorrow: voting in your state, local, and Congressional election.

As residents of the United States, we're privileged to be living in a democracy where we have the right to choose elected officials who act on our behalf by representing us in local, state, and national offices. While each level of government requires different responsibilities for their respective constituencies, they all serve a purpose that is needed in carrying out a functional society.

Florida residents have a very important role in this election as many races are quite close. According to the Miami Herald, the election for the governor’s race has been deemed too close to call by pre-election polls. That means that while one of the candidates may be leading in the polls, the percentage is too small of a lead and it falls within the margin of error. That means that the election could be decided by a slim margin of votes, making every vote count.

Whatever your politics are, it's important that you exercise your right to vote on November 4th. Many servicemen have died in the line of duty protecting our right to live in a democracy and yet many do not choose to vote; this is unfortunate reality as the United States has one of the lowest turnout rates for elections in the developed world. But you can change that by participating in this civic duty on the coming Election Day.

Once you're done exercising your right to vote, consider celebrating the freedom you have by taking a Miami Beach Deep Sea Fishing Charter Boat with THERAPY-IV. We offer a wide variety of excursions that will meet your fishing charter needs. Whether you prefer a private or semi-private event, or want to spent a full-day of half-day, we have an option that is right for you. To learn more, call (305) 945-1578.