Cast off on your next getaway
By Madison G. Welch
Hawks Cay Resort
Specialty shore excursions might help you discover a new element of your favorite pastime. On an Alaskan cruise with Holland America Line, for example, you can reel in salmon or try crab fishing on the Aleutian Ballad, a ship used in Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch" -- both excursions are available in Ketchikan, AK. A weeklong, round-trip itinerary aboard the Amsterdam leaving Seattle on Aug. 30 starts at $799 per person.
If you're looking for something more tropical, consider a deep-sea fishing expedition with Carnival Cruise Lines during a port call in the Turks and Caicos Islands; a five-night Carnival Victory sailing departing Miami on Feb. 16 starts at $329 per person.
Bait your hook in the Florida Keys
Paradise in the Florida Keys extends beyond the iconic palm trees, beautiful white sands and relaxing ocean breezes. Potential catches include tarpon, bonefish, barracuda and sea trout, while deeper waters are inhabited by white marlin, sailfish, grouper and snapper.
Located on a secluded island at the center of the Keys, Hawks Cay Resort simplifies the fishing experience for guests with an on-site charter fleet. Boats with experienced guides -- as well as names like Tailwalker and I'm Hooked -- are available for offshore, reef or backcountry fishing. Additional resort activities include kayaking, kite boarding and snorkeling.
The information in this story was accurate at the time it was published in January/February 2015. Please visit Vacations To Go or call (800) 998-6925 for current rates and details.