But I digress. What I meant to say is that to be honest, the twists and turns leading up to your first charter (or your first time doing anything for that matter) can be daunting. The choices you confront—company, location, type of boat—are numerous and baffling. And the week is going to cost you some dough. Probably a lot of dough, though if you plan it right and look for bargains, you can limit the damage.