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, August 10, 2020

What Is Red Tide?

When thinking about your day at the beach you think about soaking up the hot sun, taking a swim in the water, the nice breeze that hits your skin and all the wonderful factors going to the beach entails. Now, how disappointing would it be if you go to the beach and bathing in the ocean is off-limits? 


Although not common, at times there are some reasons why the ocean may be off-limits. Whether it be more severe cases like storms or hurricanes there is one more natural “disaster” that may keep you from wanting to take a swim: red tide.



Red tide is caused due to high concentration of microscopic algae. Karenia Brevis is the cause of most red tides in Florida. The organisms produce toxins that lead to the water discoloration. Though it is called “red tide” the water can also appear greenish-brown and at times even purple, in some cases you will not see any changes in the water color. 


These conditions can last anywhere from a couple of days to months, depending on the wind.


Swimming in the ocean while there is a red tide contamination is not completely unsafe but you may not want to for the following reasons. The contamination in the water may cause skin irritations, and a burning eye sensation. You may also come face to face with a dead fish or two.


Fish and other vertebrates tend to die in the water while there's red tide because the toxins Karena Brevis releases attacks their central nervous system.


Though commercial seafood from local grocery stores and restaurants is safe, one should refrain from fishing during this contamination to be safe. Crabs and shrimp are safe to harvest because the toxins are not absorbed in the edible tissues of these species. 


One can still enjoy the beach during red tides! Dead fish may not always be present and the severity of contamination varies. It is important to be aware that the red tide is one of Mother Nature's gifts to us and how to proceed with it. If you are planning a trip to Florida in hopes to enjoy the beach or booking any water sport activities just make sure there is no current contamination to get the most out of your experience.


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.

Protect the Eyes While Fishing with the Right Sunglasses

On a deep sea fishing trip, the eyes need to shield themselves from the sun's blinding rays. The glare from the rays as they bounce off the water 's surface can impair your vision, or make it more difficult to spot and reel fish.

Once you’ve determined the sunglasses that are suitable for you, you may want to think, for example, what kind of fish you plan to catch, such as grouper or mackerel for instance. Don’t forget to take a moment to test the color of the lens and its material. For example, some feature a special layer with polarized sunglasses which can block most refracted sunlight. For those lenses, rays that bounce off the water's surface do not cause huge glare when you gaze into the ocean to find a fish or enjoy the natural views. Blue lenses are a safe bet for fishing at deep sea. Blue color of the outer lens combined with a gray inner lens would be suitable for the majority of anglers.

In regards to fishing sunglasses, fight the temptation to purchase them online. Polarized sunglasses must be comfortable and conform correctly to the face. You don't want light to spill into your field of view which is undermining the intent of purchasing polarized glasses. The better the facial fit of the sunglasses, the better the vision. As a result, you can find that catching big game fish isn't as hard.

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. 

Monday, August 3, 2020

All About Barracudas

Barracudas have gained the reputation of being an aggressive and dangerous fish. Since we share the same waters they reside on, it's not uncommon one may spot one while on a trip to the beach.
The fish is commonly found in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans as well as the Red seas and Carribean Ocean.
Its threatening teeth and torpedo shaped body may alarm swimmers, but they are not as dangerous as one may think.
Barracudas are skilled predators but are not interested in attacking divers. Most attacks on humans occur when the fish feels it is threatened or when a metallic object is mistaken for food. Because of this, the fish has brought hysteria to some beach goers.
Barracudas hunt by scanning the water in search of prey relaying on their sight. Oftentimes smaller fish may reflect in the water appearing like metal objects, indicating their next meal. The vicious predator prefers to feed on small tuna, groupers, snapper, killifishes, anchovies, and grunts.
The easily recognizable fish is usually silver in color and has a long lean body. They have razor sharp teeth and a big mouth. They are fast swimmers and can grow up to 6 feet long in some cases.
To avoid a mistaken attack from a barracuda, or to simply feel more at peace while sharing the ocean with these intimidating creatures, it's best to remove any items that are high in shine, or any metals you may not need while taking a swim.
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.

A Brief Introduction to Biscayne Bay

When you decide it’s time to try some summer inshore fishing, Biscayne Bay in Miami is ready to welcome you to its sparkling waters. Complemented by the Miami and Miami Beach flashiness and glamour, the always active bay offers world-class fishing, and its popularity spans decades.
Biscayne Bay extends from North Miami and continues to Key Largo, consisting of close to 430 square miles of water, somewhat approaching the size of the city of San Antonio! A number of acres of the bay remain under the preservation of Biscayne National Park, which came to fruition during the 1980s.
In the deeper areas of Biscayne Bay, several distinct gamefish that have gained a degree of prominence. Bonefish, tarpon, snapper, mackerel, sharks, and even grouper can be found dwelling in the depths of the cerulean waters. Anglers may find it difficult to focus their attention on a specific species because of the richly diverse variety of fish.
For those wishing to explore Biscayne Bay, THERAPY-IV welcomes you to try a deep sea fishing experience.
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, July 27, 2020

Construction Begins on Miami Beach Park

After a lengthy wait, construction has finally begun on a long-in-the-works Miami Beach project located at the vacant spot that was once the South Shore Hospital. Called Canopy Park, the sizeable project will include a park spanning a trio of acres found at the 600 and 700 blocks plus plenty of greenspaces, paths for pedestrians and biking, a dog run, alfresco gym, displays featuring public art, a tree canopy, and a playground for kids designed by MONSTRUM, a Danish design firm.
In regards to the park, it is one of the primary public perks being promised in exchange for permission to erect a tall, narrow residential tower on the south end of the sprawling property.
Besides the various sights, Canopy Park will also boast several features centered around resiliency and sustainability. These include habit restoration featuring over 200 trees and more than 100 palms, lots of native plant communities, and even a system designed to conserve water management.
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, July 20, 2020

The Mysterious Sea Devil

The deep sea angler fish is one of the most peculiar fish in the sea. Commonly referred to as the “sea devil” the angler fish to some may be the most interesting fish in the sea or the most terrifying. The deep sea angler fish is one of 200 of its species.
Though not praised on its looks, the angler fish definitely uses its structure to its advantage. Their most distinctive feature, only worn by females, is the small organ known as a photophore. This rod-like organ allows a blue-green light to produce through bioluminescence, allowing them to attract their prey.
With their mouth being so big and their bodies so flexible they are able to consume crustaceans, fish, and other species up to twice their size.
Residing in the deepest parts of the ocean, the male deep sea angler fish has evolved into a parasitic mate. Though for some angler species, young male anglers will encounter a female and latch onto her with its teeth, eventually causing them to fuse together. This physical fuse will cause the male angler to connect its bloodstream with the female, losing its eyes and internal organs.
This ambush predator may sound intimidating yet it is not the biggest in size. Females are much larger than males, reaching up to 5 inches in size.
This species resides in the deep abyss, with the absence of sunlight and where the water is low in temperature. Fortunately for some, you will not encounter this sea devil unless you find yourself 2000 meters below the surface.
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.

The Underwater Light Show

It is no doubt the ocean holds many secrets; some may say even hidden treasures. With only 5% of the ocean discovered today, we are continuously amazed at the beauty it holds.
Inhabiting an estimate of 1 million species, the limitless body of water is home to some of the rarest animals on planet earth.
Bioluminescence is one of the ocean's most fascinating characteristics. It is the production and discharge of light caused by living organisms. At least 1,500 species of marine animals encompass this mystical trait.
On the shore, this sparkling light is commonly blue-green or green. Though visibility is not always guaranteed, the best time to try and spot this glowing act is during nightfall.
Residing throughout the ocean floor, to open water, near the coast and on the surface, bioluminescent organisms are mostly in the deep sea. With waters so deep and in the absence of any light, bioluminescence is an essential part of survival for these organisms.
Varying from species, only one sex of that species is able to produce bioluminescent signals, other times both males and females have the capability to do so. The ability to produce bioluminescent light relies on luciferin, the light-emitting composite which endures an enzyme produced reaction with molecular oxygen, allowing animals to generate bioluminescence.
The underwater glow and signals are used for a variety of practical purposes. Some animals use their light to attract prey, or light up their feeding grounds to scout out their next meal. The useful trait is also beneficial when trying to distract their predators by startling them with their bright flash. The glimmering light is also used to catalog, mate, and to send alert signals.
So who are these incredible glowing creatures? The list goes on and on, but commonly known for the astonishing attribute is:
  • Alarm jellyfish
  • Hawaiian bobtail squid
  • Glowing coral
  • Barbeled dragonfish
  • Dinoflagellates
Some species of plankton are also bioluminescent. The animals’ neon glow is definitely a sight you won’t want to miss! If you’re lucky, under the right conditions you may spot this underwater light show at the shore in some beach locations.
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.

How Does Weather Affect Fishing?

Fishing is one of those topics where someone with extensive experience can provide hours upon hours of advice and stories. One area that may not receive as much coverage is the weather which factors considerably into the success of your fishing efforts.
Let’s use the wind as an example. On a particularly windy day, the wind will cause any surface food to move around significantly, which may make it trickier to snag a catch as the fish follow the moving bait. In this case, you may wish to ensure that the bait that the lure you’re using is moving close to the speed of the wind.
Did you that fish are meteorologists of sorts? They are quite in tune with changes in barometric conditions which means that if they sense a cold front is approaching, they will increase their feeding activity. If a storm is happening, this activity will slow down. On the other hand, in warmer conditions, the fishing activity will likely increase.
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.

Monday, July 13, 2020

Fun Fish Facts

A quick Google search for the word ‘fish’ will reveal thousands of different sea dwellers of varying sizes and shapes, from clownfish to the fearsome barracuda and more. For today’s blog, we’re taking a more lighthearted approach and revealing some fun fish facts.
Fish are not immune to parasites. In the case of the parrotfish, it ensures a good night’s rest by secreting a cocoon of sorts that functions as something of a mosquito net. The process barely uses the parrotfish’s energy and it allows molecules to move through while protecting it from parasites.
Even with so many different varieties of fish out there, did you know that they only have one of just three different mouth shapes? These shapes consist of an upward, downward, or forward mouth known as superior, inferior, and terminal, respectively. Bass, for example, have superior mouths while the catfish have inferior mouths.
Did you know there’s a fish capable of making you high? The Salema Porgy is found in the eastern Atlantic is notable for its golden stripes. The fish is capable of invoking hallucinations not too dissimilar from LSD.
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.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Jellyfish in Florida Waters

Florida beaches have always been a popular attraction to both locals and visitors. Along with hosting millions of visitors each year, Florida beaches are home to a variety of species.
Jellyfish in Florida are common year-round yet they thrive in the months of late July-September. This marine invertebrate may be fascinating to some, and instill fear in others.
Beach-goers in Florida will most likely encounter two types of jellyfish at some point. While this misunderstood marine animal does not aim for humans, at times they can sting you. Jellyfish do not swim; they have a very low ability to push themselves and so the current pushes them across the ocean.
Portuguese man-o-wars though not considered a true jellyfish, are commonly known as bluebottles or blue jellyfish and are most likely to be encountered in Florida's east coasts. Its tentacles can extend 10-15 feet in length allowing them to capture small prey. Though its top sac is harmless, its tentacles contain venom-filled nematocysts that will cause a painful sting to human flesh. This surface dweller at times may brush up on shore, but you should be aware that they remain active when dead.
The moon jellyfish is another resident of Florida waters. Though not as common as the Portuguese man-o-war, the moonfish is still prominent. The tentacles on this translucent animal are shorter than those of the man-o-war. These animals are carnivorous and feed on small crustaceans, larvae, and other smaller organisms. Known predators of the moon jellyfish have been reported to be some species of sharks and turtles. This is why it is so important to keep our oceans clean. Oftentimes, predators will consume plastic bags and bottles, with the impression of it being a moon jellyfish. The moon jellyfish sting is milder than those of a man-o-war.
Like all wildlife, jellyfish should be respected and one should be properly informed on how to treat a sting from these marine invertebrates. Rinsing the area with vinegar will help alleviate the pain, whereas freshwater can help trigger more venom. At times, a tentacle will remain attached to the skin and it is advised one should remove them with tweezers or gloves, one should always avoid direct contact with the tentacle. Jellyfish stings can be extremely painful but in most cases, they do not require medical attention unless you encounter severe side effects such as shortness of breath, chest pains, fainting, or a scratchy throat which indicates you are having a more severe reaction.
Though these animals reside in Florida water, one should not be fearful of these magnificent creatures. They do not mean to inflict harm to humans, but if encountered with one, it's best to keep your distance. Since these animals do not have a brain, it's pretty easy to outsmart a jellyfish!
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, July 6, 2020

What’s in Store for Lobster Miniseason

For two days at the end of July, thousands of people visit South Florida
especially the Florida Keys
to hunt spiny lobsters. The goal of miniseason is to allow tourists and recreational users to catch lobsters before the regular season starts for 8 months in August.
Miniseason has been around since the 1970s. It has always taken place the last Wednesday and Thursday of July, but this year some officials are concerned about the impact it may contribute to COVID-19. Some locals in the Florida Keys fear that the event will impact their rather low case rates, as well as impact traffic congestion in the water and on US1. There have been requests to cancel miniseason already, but some feel differently on the subject.
There are some who believe that canceling one of the summer's biggest events will have no benefit since enthusiastic hunters will still partake in the sport on August 6th when the season is open for 8 months.
Spiny Lobsters are protected in the Florida Keys and have some laws and regulations towards them. The daily limit per person is 6 lobsters each and female lobsters with eggs must be released. All hunters are required to possess a valid Florida Saltwater Fishing License as it is illegal to hunt without one. It is also prohibited to hunt these crustaceans in artificial, man-made habitats. Also, be informed of the rules and regulations about hunting in your desired location before actually doing so as they may vary.
Set to take place on the 29th and 30th of July this year, all advertising of the sport has been paused until further notice. There has yet to be any confirmation of what's in store for miniseason this year.
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.

Ocean Drive Switches Things Up

If you’ve done any traveling in Miami Beach, chances are you’ve noticed that Ocean Drive has been closed to vehicular traffic for several weeks now. However, if you happened to drop by the popular promenade this past weekend, you may have noticed that things changed a bit.
The northbound lanes of Ocean Drive have opened to vehicles once again. The southbound lanes, however, remained closed and were relegated solely to pedestrians and the various restaurants providing alfresco seating options. With the current arrangement, bikes are not allowed to use the pedestrian section, they must either stick to the vehicular traffic lane or make use of the Lummus Park boardwalk to get around.
Miami Beach is currently evaluating a way to make Ocean Drive fully pedestrian during certain periods while allowing vehicles during other times. According to the Miami Herald, the existing arrangement is a temporary solution that will stick around for about two weeks as a pilot program.
How do you feel about Ocean Drive allowing vehicles again?
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.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

The Unpredictable Dolphinfish

The dolphinfish (Coryphaena hippurus) commonly known as mahi mahi, or dorado, is a highly prized catch found in tropical and subtropical waters. These surface dwellers are known for their rich blue, green and yellow colors as well as their fascinating ability to change colors in the water. A male dolphinfish sometimes referred to as the “bull mahi mahi” has a larger more squared head and can weigh over 50 pounds, whereas a female “cow mahi mahi” features a more bulbous head and can weigh anywhere from 30 to 40 pounds. They both feature a long dorsal fin that extends from their head to their tail and the fish has a lifespan of 4 to 5 years. The vast diet of the dolphinfish includes invertebrates, billfish, crabs, and smaller fish. They feed during the day in surface water yet do tend to eat some bottom-living species as well. 

Did you know that the dolphinfish is one of the fastest-growing fish in the sea? The population is stable and there is a low concern of overfishing. Among other fish, they can be caught year-round in Florida. These ray-finned fish are great for beginners and seasoned anglers, though you should know they are highly acrobatic and you may experience some flying action. Some of the most popular places to catch dolphinfish in Florida are the Florida Keys and the Atlantic Coast of Florida. 

When fishing for these unpredictable fish, there are a few things to keep an eye out for. Weed lines, made up of sargassum produce a natural habitat for dolphinfish and other species. This species uses floating structures as protection, so if you spot something floating in the water, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to check it out; it could turn out into an exciting day! Another useful technique to spot dolphinfish is to look out for seabirds, which typically indicates that there is bait around and like any other fish if theirs bait around you may run into some Dolphin fish. Besides being an exciting catch, the dolphinfish is also a healthy protein. They are low in fat and contain vitamins B-3, B-5, B-6, and B-12. They are rich in potassium and selenium. 

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.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

New Rules for Biscayne National Park Fishing

To anyone who plans on doing some fishing near Biscayne National Park, listen up. Several fishing rules will be going into effect on the first of July, aimed at reviving the levels of snapper, grouper, and other fish in the area.
Spanning over 260 square miles, Biscayne National Park has seen tremendous fishing and boating activity over the years. Over sixteen different fish species have seen numbers drop by more than sixty percent.
Based on the new rules, bag limits for certain fish will see an increase to ten and there will also be an increase in minimum size limits. Lobstering and traps plus lobster harvesting will be prohibited around certain reefs such as Fowey Rocks as well as four reefs just east of Elliott Key.
Some of the fish that will have limits placed on them include the hogfish, yellow and black grouper, and mutton and yellowtail, to name a few.
To read more regarding the upcoming fishing rules in Biscayne National Park, please visit https://www.wlrn.org/post/biscayne-national-park-getting-new-fishing-rules-july-1#stream/0.
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.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

The 2020 XT3XL THERAPY-IV Super Tower Awaits

Are you planning on going deep sea fishing this summer season? If you haven’t already, the THERAPY-IV deep sea fishing fleet has a recent boat we debuted last year ready to take you across the South Florida seas. The 2020 XT3XL THERAPY-IV Super Tower is packed with the essential tools plus features to increase the chances of snagging a sea dweller, including Doppler radar that works in real-time.

Inshore fishing during the summer can be an exciting experience for anyone no matter their age. THERAPY-IV invites anyone to try it even if they have never set foot on a boat or touched a fishing rod in their life. The THERAPY-IV charter boats sail out each day from Haulover Park Marina beginning from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and then again from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Don’t miss the opportunity to try fishing on the THERAPY-IV boats this summer! Please contact us for more information on how you may book your fishing trip during the summer of 2020.
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.

Monday, June 15, 2020

Celebrate Father’s Day in Miami Beach

In less than a week, many of us will once again be celebrating and honoring the fathers and father figures in our lives. Should you need some suggestions on places to enjoy the day with dad, two places in Miami Beach will be offering a Father’s Day menu.
We’ll begin with Red South Beach on Washington Avenue. The restaurant will be selling an entire master chef box packed with a pair of butcher shop ribeye steaks, the restaurant’s spice rubs, a [air of New York strips, and Maker’s Mark bourbon. The box even includes a Red apron and the cooler bag means it can be reused for future celebrations.
For those that want someone else to do the food preparation, chef and father Frederic Joulin of Semilla on Alton Road will be preparing a seven-course brunch box menu available for delivery or takeout. Enjoy foods like avocado toasts, tomato and cucumber accompanied quinoa, scrambled eggs with chives, and more. The box will serve two people and orders must be placed in advance.
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, June 9, 2020

The Sands of Miami Beach Reopen Tomorrow

After much anticipation, the mayor of Miami-Dade County finally is lifting the beach curfew, opening up the sands of Miami Beach and beyond to the public tomorrow after being closed to maintain social distancing regulations.
Originally set to open at the beginning of the month, the beaches remained closed due to the various protests that occurred in areas such as downtown Miami. The news follows closely in the footsteps of the recent decision to reopen businesses like fitness centers in Miami Beach to the public. These businesses have implemented measures to encourage social distancing including ensuring a certain amount of distance and shutting down showers.
As for the beaches, they are limited to a maximum of ten people per group and facial coverings are required if it is not feasible to maintain the six-foot social distancing minimum. This rule does not apply to members of the same household, however. Facial coverings must be worn at concessions or restrooms and neither floats nor coolers are allowed.
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, June 8, 2020

Miami Beach Gives More Businesses the Green Light

As Miami Beach makes careful moves to reopen, the city announced last week it will reopen more businesses and facilities this week, provided they follow the necessary guidelines. Those of you eager to get back to the gym, for example, will now be able to do so.
One of the trickier businesses to reopen is movie theaters and performance venues. Miami Beach has made it clear that these businesses as well as others such as bowling alleys will be allowed to reopen as long as the submit what’s called a “COVID mitigation plan” to the city as well as Miami-Dade County.
Nightclubs and standalone bars are to remain closed, however. However, there are exceptions to this. Pubs and bars that are licensed as public good service establishments can resume operations to sell drinks and food.
Some other places that have recently reopened or are expected to reopen include dog parks and youth sports, the latter being allowed with certain rules and social distancing in place.
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, June 1, 2020

The Acrobatic Tarpon

The tarpon is definitely among the sea dwellers known for giving even the most experienced of anglers a challenge. Anglers will potentially spend their whole life working on their tarpon fishing technique because of the unpredictability and obstinacy of the fish.
Tarpon has earned a reputation for its acrobatic feats, but you should be aware of the best spots to find one. In Miami, they are most active during the beginning of the month until they become more elusive as July approaches. A few spots you might be able to snag tarpon include Government Cut and Haulover Inlet.
Mullet and small crabs are an effective lure for tarpon, but shrimp runs are also worth checking out as an option. Tarpon eats at just about any time of day, but if you're willing to brave night fishing, the fish gets less vigilant and due to the darkness it won't be able to see the fishing lines.
Book your summer deep sea fishing trip today at THERAPY-IV if you want to try catching tarpon.
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.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

All Systems Go for Miami Beach Art Event

As events get canceled because of the pandemic, the director of a certain Miami Beach event that takes place in December is making it clear that the event is still open. Indeed, the popular art showcase better known as Art Basel will proceed as normal. Art Basel is arguably the biggest highlight of Miami Art Week, which sees thousands of art aficionados seeking to admire or collect the latest works.
While Art Basel Miami Beach is still on, organizers behind the event are very well aware that the conditions may change and certain actions may need to be taken. The Art Basel events in Hong Kong were canceled back in March because of the pandemic while the Switzerland Art Basel was postponed from June to September of this year.
Art Basel works with local institutions in collaboration with the host city to assist with nurturing and developing art programs. Although Art Basel provides galleries with a forum to display and sell their work to customers, art spectators and students have helped to broaden its appeal to a wide international audience.
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, May 21, 2020

The “National Salute to America’s Heroes” Is This Weekend

This Memorial Day weekend, the skies of South Florida will be graced by several different aircraft as part of the “National Salute to America’s Heroes”. This flight is intended to honor the many brave and selfless individuals that may be first responders, healthcare professionals, military, and essential personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Among the aircraft, there will be a USCG C-144 Aircraft from the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Miami, four U.S. Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon Aircraft from the 482nd Fighter Wing, and many more. These aircraft will be flying over more than thirty hospitals across South Florida.
If you’re interested in checking it out, the flyover will begin tomorrow at 11:30 am and will end at around 1:30 pm. Residents are encouraged to watch the flyovers from the safety of their homes and they should not travel to view the flyover. Residents should also continue to practice preventative measures like social distancing and stay away from large gatherings.
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.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Miami Beach’s Re-Opening Begins This Week

Miami Beach recently added the finishing touches to its extensive plan involving the careful re-opening of the city, expected to begin this Wednesday while being rolled out in a series of phases.
The initial phase of the city re-opening will involve allowing Miami Beach’s 600+ retail stores to open their doors again, as well as various museums and other retail establishments such as barber shops and salons. Phase two of the reopening will begin on the 27th and would allow sidewalk cafes and the numerous restaurants to also re-open.
Even with all of the re-openings, however, all businesses will be required to follow established guidelines aimed at social distancing. Among them, all businesses are only allowed to operate at fifty percent capacity and customers and workers are also expected to maintain the minimum six-foot distance.
Locals and visitors should note that for the time being, the beaches will remain closed along with other businesses like bars, gyms, spas, and movie theaters.
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.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Make a Food Donation in Miami Beach

While many are fortunate to have their jobs and the resources to pay the bills and put food on the table, countless others are struggling to make it as a result of the difficulties brought on by the coronavirus. To help those that need it, Miami Beach is launching an initiative to provide food for families throughout Miami-Dade County, and you can help!
Beginning this Wednesday, May 13, the Fillmore Miami Beach will be accepting non-perishable food items from noon until 5 pm. The donations will continue until Saturday. People that wish to donate should gather the items and place them in a big in their vehicle trunk. When visiting, you are encouraged to enter the venue via the circle driveway on Washington Avenue. Look for the large overhand where collections will be taking place. All you’ll need to do is pop the trunk open and a volunteer will grab the bags, there is no need to exit your vehicle.
The Fillmore Miami Beach address is 1700 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 Miami fishing, contact 305-945-1578.

Monday, May 4, 2020

Miami Beach Selectively Opens Parks

In case you missed the news, several parks and facilities in Miami Beach reopened last week after Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez spearheaded an order to reopen various golf courses, waterways, and more. The plan does come with various restrictions in place.
Among the places now open are Flamingo Park and its track, the North Shore Park batting cages, and various tennis courts. Despite the openings, restrictions mandating social distancing remain firmly in place and park rangers will be making sure these rules remain enforced. Several parks like Beach View Park, LaGorce Park, and Washington Dog Park also remain closed and amenities such as volleyball and basketball courts remain off-limits to decrease the chances of large gatherings.
Currently, park hours in Miami Beach are from 7 am to 7 pm. Boat ramps are also open from 6 am to 8 pm for those wishing to sail or go fishing. Municipal parking lots at the city parks are only open to those registered with Miami Beach’s residential parking program.
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.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Boating in Miami-Dade

Even as Miami-Dade moves to potentially open up restaurants and possibly other businesses, several protocols remain in place that you may wish to be aware of, if you are already. These protocols are aimed at keeping anyone and everyone in boating or boating-related activities safe.

Boat ramps, for example, are open from 6 am to 8 pm every day and only one boat is allowed per ramp at a time. While on shore, face masks are required and must remain on until the vessel has left the dock upon being fully loaded.

When it’s time to clean the fish, only a single person is allowed to be at the station and the station should be cleaned and disinfected following its use. During this process, it’s expected to maintain social distancing.

As for charter boats like THERAPY-IV, the captain, as well as the crew and any patrons, are required to wear face masks and maintain social distancing whether they are on shore or on the vessel.
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 shark fishing in Miami Beach, contact 305-945-1578.