Some boat owners like to supplement their income by taking members of the public out on fishing tours. This is a commonly seen business model for coastal towns that are popular with tourists. Customers are taken out to the high seas where they can engage in deep sea fishing.
This gives them an experience that they would not get with simply casting off from the coast. However, it is vital that tour providers give them adequate protection. There are several dangers that need to be addressed.
The tour guide should be a reliable person who knows the local waters well. Ideally they should already have experience of shepherding members of the public across the ocean. The vessel itself should be sea worthy and safe. There also needs to be enough life jackets for everyone on board.
Minimising accidents is a key part of owning a fishing tour business. However, sometimes an incident can occur. Therefore the owner should have a robust insurance policy in place. This policy needs to be able to cover injuries inflicted on the customers and the staff, as well as damage caused to any equipment.