What is Cost Sharing? When you book with Malta Fishing Trips you are going out with the skipper on a cost sharing basis; the skipper will tell you before hand what type of trip he is planning and where he intends to go and on the basis of that information and availability on the boat, you can then confirm a booking. This is not a commercial venture and there is no fee where a receipt is provided, rather a contribution towards the running and apportioned maintenance costs of the boat and it's gear (tackle). Cost sharing is not a rental or charter, it is an opportunity to go out fishing with other likeminded people, make new friends and share the running costs for the day.
All Fish caught on the day belong to the Skipper, and it is his sole discretion whether or not to share the catch. However we do suggest you ask both in advance and on the day if you are interested in taking a fish home, as it will also depend on the catch (quantity, type etc).
New for 2013, Malta Fishing Trips can now also take bookings for the traditional fishing charters. Unlike a cost sharing trip, there are two types of charters - Shared and Dedicated. On a shared charter you will be joined with up to 8 other people interested in going out on a trip either as a spectator or fishing and usually this will be a 1/2 day coastal bottom fishing trip, leaving from Central Malta. Return transport is included along with a snack and a drink.
On a dedicated charter the fishing party charter the entire boat for their exclusive use and the trip is tailored to their needs in advance. You can take up to a total of 9 people on the trip and all equipment, bait, tackle etc is included along with return transport, a snack and a drink. Dedicated charters can be 1/2 day or full day trips and can also include a stop for swimming and snorkelling.
All Fish caught on a dedicated charter belong to the fishing party, whilst on a shared charter this is at the skipper's discretion.