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, April 24, 2017

Get to Know the Swordfish

Even if you don’t spend much time in the sea, chances are you’re at least somewhat familiar with the swordfish. Commonly referred to as the broadbill in certain parts of the world, the swordfish is recognized for its size and its long, flat bill which does look a lot like a very sharp sword. Among billfish, the swordfish maintains a strong degree of popularity with sport and deep fishing enthusiasts.
You’ll find the swordfish swimming around in the warmer areas of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans, usually not very far from the surface. It generally grows to about ten feet in length, though there have been instances of fishermen catching swordfish measuring close to fifteen feet! Interestingly, the swordfish will lose all of its teeth and scales by the time it reaches adulthood. Upon becoming an adult, it can explore the ocean with the confidence that it has few natural predators, the exceptions being killer whales, tunas, and sharks.
Even though the bills are known as swords and look a lot like a spear, the swordfish doesn’t actually use it for the purpose of spearing. Instead, the fish will use its bill to slash prey, resulting in injury and therefore making it easier to catch. Despite having this bill, the swordfish prefers to use its astounding speed and agility to hunt and will reserve the use of the bill when it’s time to take down larger prey.
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Monday, April 17, 2017

The Highly Aggressive Bluefish

The bluefish is located in most of the world’s subtropical and temperate waters with the exception of the northern Pacific Ocean. In other parts of the world, it goes by other names like elf, shad, tailor, chopper, anchoa, or simply, blue.
Recognized by its broad, forked tail, the bluefish is a popular gamefish and it ranges extensively in size. The smaller “snapper” is about seven inches but the bluefish, in general, has been known to weigh as much as forty pounds in some cases.
With their sharp, single row of knife-edged teeth, the bluefish is known for being strong and aggressive, often hanging out in loose groups. As fast swimmers, they are often seen preying on forage fish, attacking them in fierce frenzies. In fact, the fish is so aggressive, there are instances where it can turn to cannibalism or consume its young.
Because of their aggressiveness, it is strongly recommended to handle bluefish with the utmost of care as they can very easily snap at a person’s hands. There are many stories of fishermen being bitten severely and you don’t want to be in the water when schools of bluefish are feeding.

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Incredibly Fast Wahoo

The wahoo is more than just its intriguing name. For sport fishing enthusiasts, this fish maintains a high degree of popularity. The wahoo is notorious for its speed and has cultivated a reputation as a prize game fish. Although many of us may refer to it as wahoo, the fish is known by other names. In Hawaii, for example, its name changes from the fun “wahoo” to a more serious sounding “ono”. In many Central American and Caribbean areas, the fish goes by the name of “peto”.
Whether you consider yourself a pescatarian or just someone that likes to enjoy good seafood, the wahoo is valued for its great taste, somewhat similar to mackerel if you’ve ever tried it. With so many qualities, wahoo is always in demand. The wahoo can grow to nearly eight feet in length and it can weigh close to 200 pounds! Despite the massive size, no fisherman has yet to report such a lofty wahoo catch. The largest wahoo ever caught is believed to have weighed a humongous 158 pounds.
The wahoo is generally solitary but there are rare instances where it’s been seen in schools. It can cruise through the water at up to sixty miles per hour or perhaps even faster thanks to its bladelike fin. It can also become quite aggressive should the situation call for it. Considering its speed and strength, the wahoo is unquestionably a catch for those that know what they’re doing.

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Monday, April 10, 2017

The "Timid" Blacktip Shark

The blacktip shark can often be found swimming in shallow waters and just offshore of Miami Beach. It is recognized by its long gill slits, pointed snout, the lack of ridges between the dorsal fins, and the black tip on the fin that gives the sea dweller its name. Many blacktip sharks can reach a length of more than seven feet.
Although they’re known for their energy, swiftness, and ability to make spinning leaps out of the water to attack schools of fish, the blacktip shark is considered “timid” in demeanor. Despite their fearsome appearance, these sharks tend to be wary of humans. However, if a human does happen to be near a food source, blacktip shark are capable of losing their timidness and have been known to attack people.
With their strong bodies, the blacktip shark is no easy catch. Because of their size, catching them on spinning tackle will not be an easy task. Because of this, they are among the best fighting fish in Miami Beach and are great for experienced fishing fans seek a challenge.

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

The Popular Blackfin Tuna

When it comes to the tuna species, none are as small as the blackfin tuna. Barely forty inches in length at its full growth, they are recognized by their oval-shaped bodies and their black backs tinged with some yellow on their sides. Among tuna, they remain the most sought after and the most widely caught. Interestingly, their lifespan is incredibly short. A blackfin tuna that’s been around for five years is considered “old”.
Blackfin tuna are only found in western parts of the Atlantic Ocean. While they are typically top-feeding fish, they have been known to travel into deeper waters to hunt fish and squid. They are also known for consuming crustaceans like crab and shrimp.
Despite their small size, blackfin tuna are not to be underestimated. They are strong fighters when faced with conventional deep-sea fishing rods and reels and are known for diving deep once they’ve been hooked. Despite this, the fish is a very popular catch among adults and children.

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Monday, April 3, 2017

The Ferocious Barracuda

Today we’re continuing our exploration of sea dwellers by taking a look at one of the most fearsome fish in the sea: the barracuda. Known for its ferocious behavior, the barracuda is a ray-finned fish found in the world’s tropical and subtropical oceans, often hanging out close to coral reefs and sea grass.
Barracudas look a lot like snakes in appearance and are known for their fang-like teeth, a trait they share with piranhas. Interestingly, all of these sharp teeth are of different size. They are also recognized by their underbite. Some barracudas can grow to be quite large, growing up to five feet in length.
Besides their appearance, barracudas are notorious for their aggressive behavior. They are stealthy predators, preferring to surprise their prey before chasing them down with short bursts of speed. Adults usually spend their time alone while younger ones congregate. With their aggressiveness, barracuda are known for sometimes taking on prey larger than themselves by actually ripping off pieces of their flesh.

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Learn More About the Bait Fish

As you might guess from their name, bait fish are indeed used as a bait to make catching larger predatory fish such as game fish easier. Examples of bait fish include ballyhoo, flying fish, or the minnow for those fishing in freshwater.
If you know anything about bait fish, you may be wondering how they differ from forage fish. “Bait fish” is not necessarily an official term, as it is one used by recreational fishermen to refer to the various species of fish used as bait by humans to attract other fish. Fisheries prefer to use the term “forage fish” and it refers to the small fish that are preyed on by other species besides fish, such as seabirds or marine mammals.
An easy way to attract bait fish is via scent or using a light, which will grab the attention of zooplankton, a preferred bait fish meal. Speaking of attraction, it’s considered dangerous to swim around bait fish as these fish may attract large predators like sharks.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Aggressive Amberjack

The amberjack (sometimes referred to as AJ) is a type of fish found in the warmer parts of the Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean. Despite being classified under the umbrella of amberjack, there is quite a varied amount of amberjack types, ranging from greater amberjacks found in the Atlantic to the lesser amberjacks, banded rudderfish. Yellowtail, and the Almaco jack.
As the name suggests, the greater amberjacks are the largest of all the jacks. They are recognized by the dark stripes extending from their nose to their dorsal fins and the lack of scutes. These fish weigh about forty pounds and are typically found in rocky reefs or near debris.
While the lesser amberjacks are smaller, their eyes are proportionately larger and their bodies are deeper than their greater siblings. These fish are identified by their olive-green to brownish-black colors with silver sides. Despite being under ten pounds, lesser amberjacks are strong predators, often feeding on crustaceans, squid, and other fish.
For avid fishers, amberjacks are known for putting a strong fight. In fact, many amateur anglers often find themselves with broken lines when they go toe-to-toe with these sea dwellers.

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Monday, March 20, 2017

The Brilliant Mahi-Mahi

Mahi-mahi is also referred to as dolphinfish and they are mostly found swimming near the surface of the water. As ray-finned fish, their fins consist of webs of skin supported by spines. Mahi-mahi dwell in tropical and temperate waters, and they are part of the same family as the pompano dolphinfish. Their amusingly unusual name comes from the Hawaiian word for “very strong”.
Here in the United States, the fish are referred to as mahi-mahi, but they tend to carry different names based on the language. For example, in other parts of the world mahi-mahi is known as maverikos, dorado, rakingo, lampuga, and many more. If the multiple names weren’t already confusing, there is another fun fact: mahi-mahi are not related to dolphins despite being called dolphinfish.
If you’re trying to figure out male and female mahi-mahi, all you need to do is check out their heads. Male fish are identified by their forehead that protrudes from their body while females have a rounded head and tend to be smaller than males. Collectively, the mahi-mahi is known for its brilliant display of colors, from gold on the sides to the colorful blue of the pectoral fins. The fish can live for about five years.

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Monday, March 13, 2017

The Speedy and Amazing Sailfish

To find sailfish, you’ll need to explore the warmer parts of the ocean around the world. As a species of billfish, they are recognizable because of their blue to gray color, their large dorsal fin known as a sail and perhaps most strikingly, their elongated bill that some people might confuse with swordfish. Instead of their name of sailfish, some fishing circles choose to just call them billfish.
Sailfish are divided into two types called the Atlantic and the Indo-Pacific. While they’re classified differently, the differences in terms of their DNA is still very slim, so they’re typically grouped into a single species. Sailfish can grow very rapidly. In about a year, it can grow up to five feet in length. They’re often found feeding close to the surface of the water or at middle depths, enjoying food like squid or smaller forage fish. One of their most impressive features is the incredible jumps.
You probably won’t see them moving that fast very often, but sailfish are capable of reaching speeds of nearly fifty miles per hour, among the highest of any organism! Those large sails you see are often folded to one side, if the fish is excited or threatened, it will appear raised as a means of making the sailfish appear to be larger than its actual size.
Besides their jumps and incredible speed, sailfish also have the ability to rapidly change body color from its natural blue to yellow-like stripes. This amazing ability is done by the nervous system and allows sailfish to confuse its prey. It’s also used as a communication tool of sorts to inform fellow sailfish about its intentions.

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Monday, March 6, 2017

The USS Gerald R. Ford Debuts This Summer

The USS Gerald R. Ford recently made headlines after it was scheduled to be commissioned next month. Named after the 38th President of the United States who also served in the Navy, the ship is essentially the physical embodiment of the country’s robust military power. Costing over $12 billion, it is a state of the art warship designed for improved automation, easy maintenance, and a significant improvement in launching missile faster than any previous carrier in the country’s history.
In a couple of weeks, the USS Gerald Ford will begin its sea trials and it will be home to more than 4,000 sailors. Unlike other carriers, the ship will heavily favor electrical power generation over the steam catapult system and it will also boast improved electrical capacity, over 200 percent in fact.
Upon its official deployment, the USS Gerald R. Ford will replace the USS Enterprise after more than fifty years of service. The Enterprise cemented its place in history as the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Fishing for Cobia

Cobia are powerful, coastal fish which are renowned by anglers for their aggressive demeanor. Cobia are easy to find near the coastline, as they stay there for most of their lifespan. However, they are migratory fish, moving to South Florida during the winter and going up the coast as the temperature rises. Cobia will go after all different kinds of bait, though an intrepid angler intending to land one will want to use sturdy equipment. These fish can grow up to two meters long and weigh up to 170 pounds, and their aggressive nature makes for a tough fight when one gets hooked.
 
The THERAPY-IV Deep Sea fishing charter boats are two, big, gorgeous air-conditioned charter fishing boats that offer deep-sea fishing in first class luxury and style. They also feature the best fishing tackle including great fishing rods, reels and kites. Deep Sea fishing in the Atlantic Ocean off of Miami is exciting because of the great variety of big fish and bottom fish that can be caught.
 
The THERAPY-IV welcomes beginners and experienced anglers. For reservations including Marlin Fishing, Sailfish Fishing and Shark Fishing in Miami, give Captain Stan a call at the THERAPY-IV (305-945-1578) and he will be happy to assist you with making your plans to go deep sea fishing in Miami Beach. The boats on Miami Beach dock at Bill Bird Marina in Haulover Park- a scenic area with beautiful water views.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Miami Open Brings the Best Players in Tennis to Key Biscayne

Good news, tennis fans! The Miami Open returns on March 20 through April 2 to Key Biscayne’s Crandon Park!
 
The Miami Open began in the 1960s when major names like Jack Kramer, Butch Buchholz, and Pancho Gonzalez toured around the country in a station wagon playing tennis in areas such as fairgrounds. Buchholz was among the people who spearheaded an initiative to create a two-week players tournament, resulting in the creation of “Winter Wimbledon”. After years of trying to get the tournament fully off the ground, a world-class tennis tournament emerged on February 4, 1985, featuring of some of the best male and female players in the sport.
 
Just like in previous years, the Miami Open will see some of the best players in tennis compete for their chance to achieve victory. Number one female tennis player in the world Serena Williams will bring her legendary skills to Key Biscayne along with her sister Venus. Number one ranked men’s singles player Andy Murray will be joined by Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, who has often been called the greatest tennis player of all time.
 
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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Are You Ready for Ultra 2017?

The time has almost arrived, ladies and gentlemen! The 2017 Ultra Music Festival returns next month to Miami for another high energy celebration of electronic music. As it has in previous years, the festival will once again be held at Bayfront Park in Miami beginning on March 24 through the 26th.

Last year, one of the most anticipated acts set to make an appearance was English music group and big beat pioneers The Prodigy. Mere hours before the group was set to take the stage, the performance was canceled, leaving many fans heartbroken. The good news is the group is returning to Ultra 2017 as a live headliner and will be joined by Major Lazer, Justice, Underworld, and even influential rapper turned actor Ice Cube.

What would Ultra be without DJs? Also joining the lineup of headliners will be DJ Snake, Swedish DJ duo Axwell and Ingrosso, and even a reunion by UK DJs Sasha & Digweed. With several stages pumping music, the festival will maintain its penchant for being a fun, electrifying experience for everyone.


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Monday, February 13, 2017

Celebrities and More at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival

Calling all foodies and culinary enthusiasts: the time has finally arrived once again for the South Beach Wine & Food Festival! Later this month, the barrier island will be full of various food-related events including culinary, wine tastings, cocktail parties, and more.

Although it’s primarily in South Beach, the festival will continue its tradition of hosting various satellite events in other cities throughout South Florida, such as the Taste Fort Lauderdale Series. The event includes a Seaside Eats experience hosted by American chef and TV personality Anne Burrell, various dinners hosted by names like Marc Murphy and Amanda Freitag, and much more. In previous years, various celebrities like Rachael Ray have made appearances and this year will be no different. Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris and his partner David Burtka will be hosting a Bloody Mary Brunch on Sunday, February 26 at 12 pm.

The 2017 South Beach Wine & Food Festival kicks off on February 22nd and ends on the 26th.


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Happy Valentine’s Day

Tomorrow, we will once again celebrate what is perhaps the second most wonderful time of the year: Valentine’s Day. While a lot of people enjoy the holiday and see it as a time to gift chocolates, teddy bears, and roses, the history is worth exploring.

Valentine’s Day was originally a day honoring a series of saints going by the name of Valentinus. Saint Valentine was a Roman priest who was martyred in 269 and was added to the calendar of saints by a Pope named in Galesius in 496. His skull adorned with a flower crown is still visible in the Basilica of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, Rome to this day.

The connections to romantic love involving St. Valentine’s Day and its celebrations did not come about until the poet Chaucer mentioned it in his poem Parlement of Foules which honored the first anniversary of Anne of Bohemia and Kind Richard II of England. Interestingly, the day is also mentioned in Shakespeare’s play Hamlet by the character Ophelia.


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Monday, February 6, 2017

A Bigger and Better Miami Boat Show

For the second year in a row, the Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin will be hosting the Miami Boat Show. This year, visitors will find more yachts, more boats, and there will be an all-new VIP experience that should provide lots of fun.

More than ninety new luxury yachts including some making their public debut will be unveiled during the Miami Boat Show. Major names like Riviera, Jupiter, SeaRay, Marquis Yachts, and Prestige are scheduled to exhibit their sure to be stunning boating vessels.

A major highlight of this year’s Miami Boat Show will be the VIP experience taking place aboard a luxury yacht spanning over 100 feet in length! Guests will enjoy fine dining, live music, a sky deck, and much more in the yacht’s lounge.

More than 1,200 new boats are expected at this year’s show, and the number of boats in the water is also seeing a substantial increase. All of these boats will be located in the environmentally friendly, cutting edge marina, including sport fishing boats, personal watercrafts, family cruisers, high-performance boats, and much more.

The 2017 Miami Boat Show begins on February 16th through the 20th. To purchase general admission or VIP tickets, visit http://www.miamiboatshow.com.


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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Changes in Store for This Month’s Yachts Miami Beach

The 29th Annual Yachts Miami Beach show returns this month to the beautiful barrier island beginning on February 16th through the 20th. As Miami Beach’s premier luxury yacht show, this year’s show not only has a new name, there are plenty of surprises in store for new and returning attendees.

Once called the Yacht and Brokerage Show, the showcase of luxury yachts transforms Collins Avenue into a breathtaking display of some of the most progressively designed yachts and superyachts in the world created by an international lineup of custom boat builders. The show includes more than a million square feet and a mile-long section of the Indian Creek Waterway, displaying cutting edge and formerly owned vessels for sale generally valued at over a billion dollars.

This year, transportation options will include a northern and southern water taxi available for attendees to use. The pick up point for the former will be at 67th Street and Collins Avenue at the Rowing Club, while the latter pick up point will be at COMO Metropolitan Hotel (you might know it as the Traymore) at 24th Street and Collins Avenue.


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Monday, January 30, 2017

Celebrate Groundhog Day This Thursday

This Thursday, we will once again celebrate Groundhog Day. Adopted in 1887, the day has become quite popular around the country as hundreds of thousands of people gather to watch the groundhog emerge from its burrow to determine whether the winter season will persist or if spring will arrive early. If it’s cloudy, then spring is around the corner. If the sun is out and the groundhog catches a glimpse of its shadow, then we’re in for an additional six weeks of winter.

Groundhog Day is particularly popular in southeastern Pennsylvania and taken very seriously. There are Groundhog Lodges set up to celebrate the holiday with social events called “fersommlinge” which include food, skits or plays, speeches and more. A type of Pennsylvania German dialect is strictly spoken during the event and anyone who utters a word in English must pay a small penalty.

The borough of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania holds the largest Groundhog Day celebration and it is the home of the famous Punxsutawney Phil groundhog.


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Monday, January 23, 2017

Miami Beach Thanks You for Not Smoking

Miami Beach is known for having butts on the beaches, except it’s now taking the initiative to try and address the butts that come from cigarettes. The city recently added a pair of smoke-free zones at 86 Street in North Beach and at the southern end of Lummus Park at 5 Street in South Beach. Both of these smoke-free zones are voluntary.

Although the zones are meant to be voluntary and will therefore not be enforced, they may end causing some degree of confusion. The signs say “Thank you for not smoking” and they include a familiar image of a cigarette inside of a circle with a line through it. Commissioners also expressed concern that having an excess number of signs on the beach may dissuade tourists from visiting what is otherwise a very popular urban resort.

Right now, the voluntary non-smoking signs function largely as a social experiment but they may end up convincing a greater number of people not to smoke, leading to a cleaner beach for everyone and a healthier environment.


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Monday, January 16, 2017

Save Some Room for the Second Annual Donuts! Festival

In 2016, a profusion of eatery openings resulted in many new places to dine on delicious bites. Velvet Creme was resurrected and the Salty Donut quickly became a Miami favorite. Last year also marked the debut of the Donuts! festival, which brought together hundreds of people to Wynwood Yard looking to try some booze, coffee, and a dizzying array of doughnut variations. Some of these variations included vegan doughnuts with shredded coconut meat, bacon doughnuts, guava and cheese, plus many more.

Donuts! will be returning on March 30th, but will be switching locations for its second outing. Instead of Wynwood Yard, the festival will be taking place at MAPS Backlot in Miami, a 10,000+ square foot al fresco event space that should allow for a greater amount of people looking to try some great doughnuts. Various shops from Miami-Dade as well as Palm Beach and Broward County will be showcasing their unique variations, including names like YoNutz, Circus Eats, and plenty more. Besides the doughnuts, there will be beer to sample and nonalcoholic beverages.


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.

Miami Beach Opens New Water Taxi Location

Last Friday, Miami Beach officially welcomed its new water taxi service, perfect for those people that would prefer the feel of being on vacation versus being stuck in South Florida’s awful traffic. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Purdy Avenue in the Sunset Harbour neighborhood to officially welcome the water taxi.

For the time being, the water taxi will operate on Fridays through Sundays at its Purdy Avenue location. However, it will operate throughout the entire week at its three other locations. While the taxi may seem to be geared towards visitors, there are hopes that Miami Beach residents and those living across Biscayne Bay will also use it more often.

With the new Purdy Avenue location officially opened, people can leave their vehicle at the dock and use the water taxi between Miami Beach and Miami, with access points also located at Sea Isle Marina, Bayside Marketplace, and the Miami Beach Marina.

The water taxi can accommodate up to 38 people.


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, January 9, 2017

Fun Art Deco Weekend Events

Had it not been the for the efforts of the Miami Design Preservation League, Miami Beach’s famous Art Deco buildings would have ceased to exist. To celebrate this preservation, there is Art Deco Weekend, a time when the barrier island is flooded with people appreciating the city’s rich architectural history. Let’s take a look at some of the events going on.

If you’ve ever wondered about the Prohibition era, check out the History of Beer talk going on at the Starlight Lounge on Saturday, January 14th at 3 pm. Besides the talk being lead by a beer historian, you’ll also be able to try a few local craft brews.

Will your four-legged friend be joining you Art Deco Weekend? If you’re feeling up to it, enter them in the Bark Deco Dog Show. Your pooch might win in categories like “Most Unusual Mix” or “So Miami”. Your pet will need to be a minimum of four years old, he or she must be on a leash, and they must be current on their vaccinations. The show will begin on Sunday at the Art Deco Welcome Center on 10th Street and Ocean Drive at 1 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.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Are You Ready for the New Yachts Miami Beach?

Set some time aside on your calendar, ladies and gentlemen! The 2017 Yachts Miami Beach show will be returning to the barrier island next month beginning on February 16th through the 20th. If you’ve been to previous shows, this version promises a revamped experience.

Visitors to the all-new Yachts Miami Beach will find a new layout designed by people that have worked on major projects for big names, including Disney. There is also a new ticketed entrance and VIP area and even enhanced transportation by land and water. Formerly free of charge to attend, general admission tickets for the event will cost $20 while the VIP option costs $125 and will allow access to the four deck Grand Floridian yacht.

There will be a pair of northern and southern water taxis available for attendees to use. The pick-up point for the former will be at 67th Street and Collins Avenue at the Rowing Club, while the latter pick-up point will be at COMO Metropolitan Hotel (formerly the Traymore) at 24th Street and Collins Avenue.


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, January 3, 2017

Check out These Miami Beach Juice Bars

Did you decide to start a juice cleanse as one of your New Year resolutions? If so, you’ll be pleased to know about the several new juice bars that have opened up in Miami Beach. Let’s take a look.

We’ll begin with Jugofresh on West Avenue, which has earned a reputation as the king of cold-pressed juices. Formerly a single location, there are now eleven Jugofresh locations with plans to open more. All juices are prepared using local fruits and vegetables, and it has since expanded its menu offerings to include bowls and salads. Baked goods that are vegan-friendly are also served.

Just a few spots to the southeast on Alton Road is the curiously named Milk Gone Nuts!, tucked away inside of a gas station. You’ll find organic green juices, bowls with plenty of superfoods, and some more unusual items like quartz sized coconut milk and vegan-friendly popsicles.

Located in the middle of South Beach, Under the Mango Tree on 6th Street has a relaxed ambiance and serves freshly pressed juice in addition to superfood wraps, acai bowls, and more.


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.