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!



Thursday, December 31, 2015

New Year's Eve News in Miami Beach

Have you been participating in any of the Miami Beach New Year festivities?  There are lots of events going on in the barrier island, and the festivities started a little earlier this year when the Capital One Beach Bash kicked off yesterday.  The event was headlined by acts like American musician and DJ Ryan Lewis, rapper Macklemore, and American rock band Imagine Dragons, perhaps best known for their Billboard top ten hit “Radioactive”.  The free event serves as the perfect segue for all of the other events, parties, and festivities taking place tonight.

If you're planning on welcoming 2016 on Ocean Drive or plan on driving through it, be aware that a portion from 5th Street to 13th Street will remain closed to vehicles until 7 AM on January 3rd, so you may need to find parking at a nearby garage or alter your method of getting to your destination.  On the plus side, those who will be celebrating on Ocean Drive will have one less thing to worry about as the clock ticks closer to midnight tonight.

Also be aware that the popular pet spot Bark Beach Bark Beach at Collins Avenue between 80th and 81st streets will not be open tomorrow, New Year's Day.

Have a safe and happy New Year!  See you in 2016!


THERAPY-IV, a Miami Beach deep sea charter fishing boat service, brought this update to you. This charter provides all of their 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 deep sea fishing, contact 305-945-1578.

Monday, December 28, 2015

New Year's Events in Miami Beach

It's almost time to say goodbye to 2015, and there is arguably no better way to welcome 2016 than participating in one of the many New Year's Eve festivities set to take place in Miami Beach.  Here are a couple of highlights in case you've yet to make your plans and are trying to figure out where to go.

Musician and producer Questlove will be one of the headliners at the NYE 2016 event taking place at Basement Miami on Miami Beach's Collins Avenue.  He will be joined by DJs Jus Ke and Mateo Difontaine in an energetic celebration involving lots of dancing and even bowling courtesy of Basement's bowling lanes.

At the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, singer-songwriter The Weeknd will be performing alongside up and coming Norwegian DJ and producer Kygo.  The former is perhaps best known for his number one hits “Can't Feel My Face” and “The Hills” while the latter has managed to make the American charts with songs like “Stole the Show” and “Firestone”.


THERAPY-IV, a Miami Beach deep sea charter fishing boat service, brought this update to you. This charter provides all of their 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 deep sea fishing, contact 305-945-1578.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Best Fishing Spots This Week

Looking to go fishing during this last week of 2015?  Some of the best fishing spots in South Florida are just offshore of Miami Beach.  Let's take a look at a couple of spots where the fish are particularly active.

Over near the grass flats in South Bay, there's been quite the abundance of bait fish despite the relative lack of bonefishing.  Some of the fish that fishermen have caught include red grouper, mutton, yellowtail, and four-pound Spanish mackerel.

In the Keys, there has been lots of activity by large yellowtail and black grouper. In fact, most of the grouper that has been caught has been between 20 to 25 pounds.  Most of this fishing activity has been happening within 100 to 110 feet of water.

The best bet for fishing lately remains offshore of Miami Beach.  Kingfish, blackfin tuna, and bonitos are some of the frequently caught fish during offshore fishing trips as of late.  There has also been activity by mutton snappers and amberjacks.


THERAPY-IV, a Miami Beach deep sea charter fishing boat service, brought this update to you. This charter provides all of their 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 deep sea fishing, contact 305-945-1578.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Florida Fishermen Embrace Falling Gas Prices

A major contributor to the Florida economy is deep sea fishing, which contributes over $6 billion to the state's economy and employs over 100,000 people, per the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission.  With the richly diverse array of fish like shark, mahi-mahi and sailfish, South Florida remains an important fishing capital in the world.

Fuel has always been a major issue for any fishing boat, but now that prices have gone down considerably to less than $3 a gallon in some marinas business is booming for many operators.  Captain Stan Saffan of THERAPY-IV has been in the business for numerous years.  His boat is capable of accommodating up to seven fishing lines for six paying customers.  Operating the boat used to cost upwards of $10,000 a month in gas but thanks to the drop in fuel, it has dropped down to about $4,000 a month.

There are strong predictions that the price of unleaded gas will drop below $2 a gallon by the time Christmas arrives, which means more money for exciting fishing boat experiences aboard one of the best deep sea charter fishing boats in South Florida.


THERAPY-IV, a Miami Beach deep sea charter fishing boat service, brought this update to you. This charter provides all of their 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 deep sea fishing, contact 305-945-1578.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

The Way the Holidays Are Spent in South Florida

Have you ever seen someone dressed as Santa Claus walking barefoot along the beach during the holidays?  It may not be all that unusual here in South Florida, and it's one of the many examples of how different the holiday experience is over here than say, New York, where the presence of snow and the various holiday-themed events present something closer to the typical idea of the holidays.  Speaking of snow, there has yet to be any snowfall since the last time it happened in 1977.  With the warmer climate, how do South Floridians get into the holiday spirit?

The perennial Santa's Enchanted Forest is essentially like walking into the equivalent of a winter wonderland.  Full of decorations, elaborate holiday light displays, and plenty of rides the so-called “world's largest holiday theme park” remains a South Florida fixture.  Another annual tradition is watching the Miami Heat play a competitive game at the American Airlines Arena on Christmas Day, with this year's opponent being the New Orleans Pelicans.  Anyone who wishes to go caroling will be able to join fellow carolers in Miami Beach's Lincoln Road on Sunday at 7:30 pm.


THERAPY-IV, a Miami Beach deep sea charter fishing boat service, brought this update to you. This charter provides all of their 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 deep sea fishing, contact 305-945-1578.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Getting to Know the Blackfin Tuna

The blackfin tuna is frequently found within various areas throughout Florida, such as the Florida Keys Humps and the bluewater ledges in the northeastern area.  There is a lot of information available about them, such as the bait the fish prefers which includes ballyhoo and live sardines, but what about other factors like the conditions they prefer or their growth rate?  Thanks to research at Nova Southeastern University, there is a wealth of information on these sea dwellers.

For starters, blackfin tuna prefer to hang around waters where the temperature is between 71 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit.  Though they typically swim at depths of about 187 feet below the surface, it's not unusual for them to periodically dive to depths of over 650 feet.  Usually, blackfins prefer deeper depths during the daytime, and tend to ascend to shallower depths when night falls.  Though there is no concrete reason as to why blackfin tuna tend to exhibit this behavior, research suggests the fish prefers to find a place it happens to like and remain there.


THERAPY-IV, a Miami Beach deep sea charter fishing boat service, brought this update to you. This charter provides all of their 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 deep sea fishing, contact 305-945-1578.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Remembering Pearl Harbor

Today marks the 74th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.  If you are too young to remember this day, the Imperial Japanese Navy launched a surprise attack on the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor in the island of Oahu, Hawaii, forcing the United States to become a part of World War II.  The attack claimed the lives of more than 2,000 service members, nearly 50 innocent civilians, and wounded 1,178 people.  Then President Franklin D. Roosevelt called it “a date which will live in infamy.”

As a historic day of remembrance in the United States, every year we take the time to honor these civilians and servicemen.  Several of the survivors also take the time to share their stories of the fateful day, such as Dania Beach resident Edward Hammond, one of the last known survivors who was working for the United States Navy.

To each and every one of the victims and the lives affected during the Pearl Harbor attacks, we will never forget you.


THERAPY-IV, a Miami Beach deep sea charter fishing boat service, brought this update to you. This charter provides all of their 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 deep sea fishing, contact 305-945-1578.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

More Art Basel Events to Explore and Enjoy

Have you been attending all of the Art Basel-related events?  This year there seems to be nearly as much going on at the Miami Beach Convention Center as there is over in the city of Miami.  From the numerous parties to the pop-ups, fans of contemporary art have a tremendous amount of art to experience and admire.  If you have yet to head to any of the Art Basel events and are looking to soak in as much as you can, here are two to consider.

The Loewe's Miami Design District store is hosting its first curated exhibition called Loewe's Chance Encounters. The work of several contemporary and historical British artists like Paul Nash and Rose Wylie will be on display.  Although Art Basel ends in a few days, the artwork will remain on display until January 17th.

Fans of Latin music can attend the Latin Cabaret Concept at El Tuc├ín in the Brickell area.  The show features singer Cucu Diamantes and musician Alain Perez in a contemporary cabaret that honors Cuba's glitz and glamour in the 1940s.  The show starts tonight at 8:00 pm and continues until Saturday.


THERAPY-IV, a Miami Beach deep sea charter fishing boat service, brought this update to you. This charter provides all of their 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 deep sea fishing, contact 305-945-1578.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Art Basel a Boon for Hotels

There is no doubt about Art Basel's increasing popularity.  The annual event's status has been elevated to the point where it draws artists from all over the world and it only continues to get bigger and better every year.  The 14th edition starting on Thursday is no exception to this and hoteliers are set to make huge profits from the thousands of attendees and artists needing a place to stay in South Florida.  With more than 200 modern and contemporary galleries to explore, the hospitality business is gearing up for a great holiday season.

According to the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, Art Basel is second only to New Year's Eve when it comes to generating revenue, based on the huge success of last year's event.  Along with the week of Easter, Art Basel is among the busiest and remains just as busy as the weeks leading up to the major holidays.  It's so busy in fact, that many guests have booked their hotel stay up to a year in advance.

Are you ready for this year's Art Basel Miami Beach?


THERAPY-IV, a Miami Beach deep sea charter fishing boat service, brought this update to you. This charter provides all of their 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 deep sea fishing, contact 305-945-1578.