hook up w/any guys w/boats on here, that are looking for crew, & be willing to split expenses for the trip. Also, be willing to help w/cleanup. It's a great way to meet fellow 2coolers, & luckily the "Jammer" turned me onto this site, or I would have never met so many great guys to fish with. It also helps, that i own a boat. Offshore fishing is definitely not cheap, & I've only had 2 guys (non 2coolers), "forget their wallets". They never fished w/me again. I would go by myself, maybe not as often, but gas/bait/ice/etc...adds up. The alternative, is to buy you're own boat, or charter..either way, it will set you back a few $'s.