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, March 18, 2019

Miami Beach’s Spring Break Changes Remain in Effect This Weekend

For those of you that visited Miami Beach this past weekend, you may have noticed some changes in regards to the roads and traffic patterns. As a means of tackling the massive numbers of college students that visit the barrier island for spring break, the city has some changes in place to keep things orderly.
As was the case last weekend, this weekend visitors will notice some closures. For starters, Ocean Drive between 5th and 12th Streets will be closed after a certain time. The MacArthur and Julia Tuttle Causeway will only have a pair of lanes moving, so you may be better off taking advantage of either the 79th Street Causeway or the Venetian Causeway.
For those that are planning on using scooters to get around, the city is now able to disable scooters to reduce the chances of any reckless scooter drivers. On an unrelated note: also remember that certain roads around the city will be accessible only to residents of Miami Beach or employees of businesses on the barrier island.
THERAPY-IV, a Miami deep sea 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 fishing, contact 305-945-1578.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Get Back into the Flow with These Miami Beach Food Events

Are you still reeling from the time change this past weekend? These local events might help you get back into the swing of things as you adjust. Have fun!
On Wednesday (and every Wednesday) The Standard Spa serves as the host of an event called Standard Bites featuring various chef collaborations. This week, it’s Daniel Herge who is bringing his culinary talents with his hot chicken as well as other great drinks and food. The feast begins at 6 pm and will continue until there is no more food left.
For those of you that like browse through Instagram looking at pictures of food or if you happen to be a foodie who likes to share their culinary creations, check out Cleo’s Instagram Butler. This restaurant located in the South Beach area has a new free service where the waitstaff will provide you the tools and tips necessary to help maximize the number of likes your Instagram food pictures receive.
Have you heard of the Snail of Approval Tasting Party? It’s a celebration of locally grown, sustainable food presented by Slow Food Miami. This year’s Snail of Approval Tasting Party is happening at the Palms Hotel & Spa on Thursday.
THERAPY-IV, a Miami deep sea 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 fishing, contact 305-945-1578.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Miami Beach’s Rules for Spring Break

Will you be heading to Miami Beach for spring break? Welcome! The barrier island is one of the best places to spend spring break. If you haven’t read up on the latest rules about visiting the beach, there are a couple of things you may wish to be aware of.
For starters, drinking alcohol on the beach is prohibited. Visitors that are planning to spend the day sunbathing should also be aware that tents, coolers, tables, and inflatable devices are also off-limits and will not be allowed on the beach. Depending on the section, the city may also enforce occupancy limits. Should these areas reach their capacity, visitors will not be allowed to enter that area.
In the past, Miami Beach has closed off Ocean Drive to deal with traffic and improve pedestrian safety. This year is no exception. During peak hours, the popular roadway may be closed entirely or a portion of it may be closed between 12thand 5thStreet. There will also be limits on the streets visitors can access, which may be open only to Miami Beach residents or employees and patrons of local businesses.
THERAPY-IV, a MiamiBeachdeep seafishing 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 aboutsailfishfishinginMiami andMiami Beach, contact 305-945-1578.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Useful Tips for a Deep Sea Fishing Day

No matter your familiarity with deep sea fishing, there is always room for learning something new about deep sea fishing. Whether you’ve never picked up a fishing rod in your life or you’re looking for ways to improve, here are a couple of tips worth considering.
Vary the lures. If you’re fishing in saltwater, it’s going to prove trickier to grab the attention of a fish due to the lower visibility. Try and get into the habit of utilizing lures that emphasize bright colors as these are likelier to be noticed by various species of fish, potentially improving your odds of a catch.
Practice patience. This one is aimed at beginners. If the fish aren’t biting right away, resist the temptation to immediately move somewhere else. With big game fish, it may take time before there is any activity. Sometimes sticking around is better.
Look for other animals. Do you see a bunch of seagulls swooping down into the ocean? This could be a sign that there are game fish lurking nearby. If you see lots of feeding activity, there are strong odds some fish are in the area.
THERAPY-IV, a Miami deep sea 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 marlin fishing in Miami Beach, contact 305-945-1578.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Ultra Music Festival’s New Home

Electronic music fans, there is some great news to share: the 2019 Ultra Music Festival is soon to arrive! Taking place on March 29 through the 31st, the three-day festival maintains a strong appeal in South Florida, drawing hundreds of thousands of fans every year as well as some of the most respected and acclaimed names in the world of electronic music. This year, the event is moving from its former home of Bayfront Park to Historic Virginia Key Beach Park & Miami Marine Stadium.
This year’s Ultra headliners include many major names: Dutch DJs Afrojack and Tiësto, French DJ David Guetta, and Jeffery Sutorious are all expected to make an appearance at this year’s show. British DJ Hot Since 82 and Tunisian producer Loco Dice are two of the names headlining the “Resistance” portion of the show. Other household names that are expected to show up at Ultra include Armin Van Buuren, Deadmau5, and Zedd.
There are still “Tier 5” tickets to check out Ultra Music Festival, but be sure to purchase soon as they will probably sell out as the event gets closer. You can find more information on the show at https://ultramusicfestival.com.
THERAPY-IV, a Miami Beach deep sea 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 inshore fishing, contact 305-945-1578.

Friday, February 15, 2019

The Fascinating History Behind President’s Day

On Monday, the country will once again observe President’s Day, a federal holiday. The holiday is typically celebrated on the third Monday of February and is intended to honor the first man to serve as President of the United States: George Washington. Ever since Congress spearheaded the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, President’s Day has been observed between the 15th and 21st.
A fun fact of President’s Day is in its name. “President’s Day” is actually the colloquial name for the holiday, with the official name of it being, appropriately, Washington’s Birthday. Though it’s intended to honor Washington, the holiday has since come to serve as something of an occasion to honor current and former individuals that have served as president. Furthermore, the name of the holiday varies in different states, being also known as Presidents' Day or Washington's and Lincoln's Birthday.
A famous legend about George Washington was when he chopped down his father’s cherry tree as a child after being gifted a hatchet. When his father confronted him, young George admitted it, uttering his now famous line, “I cannot tell a lie.” As a result of this story, cherry pie is a popular food consumed on President’s Day.
THERAPY-IV, a Miami deep sea 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 fishing, contact 305-945-1578.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The South Beach Wine & Food Festival Returns

It’s almost that time again, ladies and gentlemen. The 2019 South Beach Wine & Food Festival is soon to return, celebrating anything and everything that deals with the best food and drink. The 2019 celebrations begin on the 20th through the 24th and as always, there are plenty of highlights to check out during the festival.
English celebrity chef Robert Irvine is making another appearance in Miami Beach to serve as the emcee of Craft-y Happy Hour at the Mondrian South Beach. Tickets are $95 and it all begins at 5:30. Sip on some cocktails and you may have the chance to share recipe ideas with the one-time CW network talk show host.
Over at the Eden Roc Hotel, the rosé Pool Party with American chef and restaurateur Geoffrey Zakarian is begin held on February 23rd beginning at three o’clock. The party is a toast to all things rosé and the hotel will also be providing small bites for guests to enjoy while they sip the rosé.
The South Beach Wine & Food Festival is aimed at foodies that are also humans, but even four-legged friends can get in on the culinary fun with Nulo Pet Food’s Yappie Hour at Loews Miami Beach happening on the 23rd. Children and pets are invited to this event hosted by Katie Lee.
THERAPY-IV, a Miami deep sea 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 fishing, contact 305-945-1578.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Did You Watch Super Bowl LIII?

Another Super Bowl has come and gone and once again the New England Patriots came out on top after defeating the Los Angeles Rams. With this latest victory, the Patriots and their quarterback Tom Brady earn a sixth title in what ended up being one of the lowest scoring Super Bowls ever: 13-3.
Tight end Rob Gronkowski played a major role in helping his team win after stalling an offense during an important fourth-quarter drive, catching a pair of passes for 47 yards leading to a 2-yard touchdown run by Sony Michel. It would end up being the sole trip the Patriots would take to the end zone yet it still managed to help with earning the team the win. The “Gronk” is likely to be remembered as one of the NFL’s most acclaimed tight end blockers.
Despite their best efforts, halftime show performers Maroon 5 did little to cement their place in history as one of the all-time greatest Super Bowl performers. Much like the game itself, the show was not well-received.
THERAPY-IV, a Miami Beach deep sea 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 aboutsailfish fishing in Miami and Miami Beach, contact 305-945-1578.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Are We in for a Long Winter?

Tomorrow, the country will once again welcome the arrival of Groundhog Day. A tradition that began in 1887, the day has developed quite the following as hundreds of thousands of people come together to observe as the groundhog emerges from its burrow to find out whether the winter season will be sticking around or if spring is right around the corner. Should dark clouds be present, then spring is soon to arrive. If the sun is shining and the groundhog sees its shadow, then the polar vortex may not be going anywhere for another six weeks.
Groundhog Day maintains a strong fanbase in southeastern Pennsylvania and it is considered a very important day. To celebrate, “Groundhog Lodges” are established to celebrate the holiday with social events dubbed “fersommlinge” which have food and may also incorporate skits or plays, speeches and more. A dialect of Pennsylvania German dialect is the official event language and it must be spoken at all times. Anyone who is caught speaking a word in a different language such as English must pay a small penalty.
The borough of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania is where Groundhog Day is celebrated in the greatest numbers and it is also where the famous Punxsutawney Phil groundhog resides.
THERAPY-IV, a Miami deep sea 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 fishing, contact 305-945-1578.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Are You Ready for the Daytona 500?

Start revving up your engines! The Daytona 500 is returning once again next month for the 61st time, bringing its longtime tradition of incredible finishes, nail-biting performances, and of course plenty of speed, determination, and skill.
In case you’ve never experienced what the Daytona 500 is all about or happen to be young, it consists of a 500-mile long race held each year at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. It remains the most important and prestigious race on the NASCAR calendar and it continues to carry the largest purse.
This year’s Daytona 500 will see professional stock car racing driver Austin “The Ace” Dillon return to defend his 2018 win. Dillon won the NASCAR Rookie of the Year in the Truck Series back in 2010 and he is the current record holder when it comes to the most consecutive poles in the Nationwide Series with four.
The Daytona 500 has sold out the past three years, so make sure you get your tickets in time for the big event on Sunday, February 17th.
THERAPY-IV, a Miami deep sea 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 marlin fishing in Miami Beach, contact 305-945-1578.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Spend Spring Break in Sunny South Florida

While South Florida deals with some unusually low temperatures, the THERAPY-IV deep sea fishing boat is already looking forward to the upcoming warmer days. The excitement that comes with warmer says means the eventual arrival of spring and, therefore, spring in South Florida!
Spring break in South Florida is truly an experience that cannot be replicated anywhere else in the southeastern United States. From the acclaimed beaches and the excellent weather, Miami Beach is absolutely the place to be. Deep sea fishing remains one of the many exciting spring break activities that provides excitement and fun for people of all ages no matter what age they may be and no matter what skill level. Whether it’s someone who has never stepped foot on a deep sea fishing boat or an avid angler whose second home is at sea, THERAPY-IV is open to everyone.
The best way to ensure you can experience deep sea fishing in South Florida is by making sure that you book your trip before the crowds start to flock to the barrier island of Miami Beach. Contact us to book your trip and get ready for an experience that will leave wonderful, lasting spring break memories.
THERAPY-IV, a Miami deep sea 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 fishing, contact 305-945-1578.

Monday, January 14, 2019

The Wounded Warriors Ride

Did you notice an extra number of people biking through South Florida this past weekend? You may have caught a glimpse of the fifty veterans participating in the Wounded Warriors ride. This four-day ride is spearheaded by the Wounded Warriors Project, a charity that provides various events, programs, and services to veterans ever since the events of September 11, 2001. The organization has assisted over 70,000 people.
Last week, the riders gathered to be outfitted with their cycling gear that takes into account their injuries so that the ride remains as comfortable as it possibly can be. These veterans are men and women from all around the world. One participant, for example, served for more than five years before an injury she sustained required amputating her lower leg. Rides like this one go a long way in helping these veterans enjoy a lifestyle that’s as close to normal as possible while also reminding them they are doing the best they can regardless of the circumstances.
The Wounded Warriors ride began right here in Miami Beach and will continue until the riders make it all the way to Key West.
THERAPY-IV, a Miami deep sea 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 fishing, contact 305-945-1578.

Friday, January 11, 2019

The Biggest Boat Show yet Arrives next Month

The time has arrived once again, seafaring enthusiasts! The 2019 Miami International Boat Show returns next month, showcasing a broad selection of the latest vessels that will soon be found on the waters of South Florida and beyond. This year’s event is the largest one ever after the Miami International Boat Show and the similar Miami Yacht Show decided to join forces and have both events on the same dates.
This year’s Miami Boat Show will have over 1,300 new boats on display, ranging from ten feet to a whopping 100 feet. As the Miami Yacht Show, more than 450 superyachts and brokerage yachts will be showcased, including massive superyachts more than 300 feet long.
The 2019 Miami International Boat Show opens on Thursday, February 14th and will continue until Monday the 19th. The show hours are from 10am to 6pm at the Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin.
For more information on Boat Show tickets and admission, please visit https://www.miamiboatshow.com/admission#/select.
THERAPY-IV, a Miami deep sea 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 shark fishing in Miami Beach, contact 305-945-1578.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Florida Seeks to Control Shark Fishing

Are you someone that enjoys shark fishing? If so, you may or may not have heard the news late last year regarding shark fishing. For those of you that use chum to draw the attention of sharks, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is placing some potential restrictions.

In an effort to reduce what’s called “blue collar” angling, shark fishers will notice chumming restrictions as well as new requirements mandating that people who go casting for sharks each year must obtain a permit that can be obtained via an online educational program. This permit would not be required for people below the age of sixteen or over the age of 65.

The new changes and requirements are a way to find a halfway point for people that use state waters as well as anglers. It is also intended to assist the commission with obtaining more information regarding the number of people that participate in land-based shark fishing.
THERAPY-IV, a Miami Beach deep sea 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 sailfish fishing in Miami and Miami Beach, contact 305-945-1578.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Have Some Post New Year’s Fun This Week

Happy New Year, everyone! We hope you take some time this year to enjoy the seas and discover the joy of deep sea fishing in 2019. For many of us, it’s a short week after the New Year’s celebrations, but there is still plenty to do in and around Miami for what’s left of this week. Here are a few highlights.
Tomorrow, Wharf Miami is hosting the Riverside Circus. True to its name, the entire family can enjoy acrobats, magicians, jugglers, and many more performers right by the water as musical acts like Hushmoney and Kid Nemesis spin great tunes. Best of all, there is no cost to attend the circus.
Remember the popular MTV show Jackass? If so, you may remember Steve-O as being among the most daredevil of the crew. Steve-O is bringing his Bucket List Tour to the 305 with an appearance at Miami Improv Comedy in Doral this Friday and Saturday. Tickets start at just $25.
On Saturday, head over to the Art Deco Welcome Center in Miami Beach by 11 am to check out the South Beach Scandals Tour which provides a unique take on the barrier island’s rich and quite colorful history. Tickets are only $25.
THERAPY-IV, a Miami deep sea 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 marlin fishing in Miami Beach, contact 305-945-1578.