June 6, 2018

Sea Tow Membership: Undeniably Good Reasons You Need To Have It

Don't make the mistake of not being prepared when the inevitable strikes. These are the good reasons why you need to have a Sea Tow membership.


Should you get a Sea Tow Membership?

Let's cut to the chase by asking you a very serious question:

What are you going to do when your boat breaks down or becomes stuck?

Notice I said when.

Because it happens every week, even to the most experienced boat captains like this trip to West Bay.

Don't believe me? I got an airboat stuck in a couple feet of water when a mat of lilies suctioned to the bottom of the boat and wouldn't come off.

If you're ever having a bad day, then just remember this picture.

Luckily, this was at a swamp tour where we ran groups of airboats.

A text message later I had one of my buds pulling us off that nasty grass!

But do you have that on your fishing trips?

Are coworkers standing by in 500hp airboats to come to your aid?

Probably not.

sea tow membership

So what are you going to do? Call the Coast Guard?


Unless it's a life-threatening emergency, they'll refer you to a towing service.

That's just another reason why you want to have a Sea Tow membership.

Imagine this totally real-life scenario where you would really want to have a Sea Tow membership:

  • your boat is stuck
  • water is running low
  • gnats are tearing you up
  • heat exhaustion sets in
  • daylight's burning

Yeah, it's a crappy situation, but there are several things you can do to ensure it doesn't happen. 

Do These Things To Prevent Boating Mishaps
  • Maintain your boat regularly
  • Leave a float plan
  • Have Sea Tow

Don't be that guy who left his boat outside under a tarp for the last few months and is considering going fishing soon, without op-checking everything before hitting the ramp (and without a Sea Tow membership).

Not only will you be that guy blocking the ramp because the boat doesn't start (surprise), but the risk of becoming that guy waving down more-prepared anglers later that day is a likely one.

And, most importantly, tell someone (back on land) where it is you're going, when you expect to be back and actions to take if you don't return on time.

Even the most meticulous boat maintenance can still result in a break-down, or worse.

And, even if you do leave a float plan, who is coming across the marsh to get you? 

That's why you need that very last detail: SeaTow membership.

Who is Sea Tow?

They are a marine assistance provider, aiding anglers who aren't in a life-threatening emergency. 

While they service everyone, only those with a Sea Tow membership get priority and don't come out of pocket for services rendered.

Want more details? This blog post goes more in depth, or you can click the button below to visit their site, learn more, and sign up.

Captain Devin

About the Author

Devin is a former fishing guide and lifelong inshore angler. He founded Louisiana Fishing Blog in 2012 to share his ideas as a charter captain and still writes in it today. Since then he's created a fishing university — LAFB Elite — where he teaches inshore anglers how to safely navigate Louisiana's coast and catch more fish.

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