The most precious vacation souvenirs of all aren’t trinkets or even a trophy fish: They’re the memories you make, whether relaxing on the beach with loved ones or reeling in a huge marlin. At Flyer Sportfishing, we want you to bring home your best vacation memories yet, so we’ve put together a few tips for making the most of your vacation.
Bring Your Camera (Plus Some Extras)
Bring a high-quality camera, if you can, to capture shots of deep sea fishing in action, humpback whale sightings, incredible sunrises or sunsets, and your loved ones’ smiling faces. But you don’t have to shell out for the fancy equipment with zoom lenses and filters: A moderately priced digital point-and-shoot will function just as well, as long as you bring extra batteries and a memory card. Even your phone is capable of taking quality photos. Just make sure that you waterproof your equipment in case of sprays.
Choose Your Fishing Charter Wisely
While there are affordable sportfishing charter companies in Oahu, it’s still an investment to book one. You want to get the most out of the time and money you spend, so don’t choose a company by doing some research first. Signs that you’ll be spending your money wisely include the option of a hands-on experience, with enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff and the offer of a share of the day’s catch.
Explore the North Shore
Fishing isn’t the only thing that the North Shore is known for. The beaches alone in this tranquil part of Oahu are worth the trip. As glamorous as it is peaceful, the North Shore also has plenty in the way of shopping and dining. We encourage you to make time to explore this slice of heaven—immersing yourself in the local environment will make your vacation memories even more vivid.
…Now, Put Down the Camera (and Phone)
In our social media-saturated age, it’s tempting to document every waking moment of your vacation on a screen so that you can post, share and let the likes roll in. But if you indulge too much time on your camera or phone, posting your photos to Facebook and Instagram, you might find yourself scrolling through your feed later and saying, “Funny, I don’t remember that!” Use your camera to snap a few keepsake photos, but your memories of your vacation should consist mostly of exploring the North Shore, enjoying your sportfishing trip and spending time with your family and friends.