St Maarten
Fishing Charters

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St Maarten Fishing Charters

St Maarten FISHING

We are the specialist in renting private Fishing Charters on St Maarten.

We have negotiated the best rates with most yacht charter companies on the Island and can offer our clients a one stop solution to compare all boat rental prices, St Maarten tour options and boat options. We offer you a wide range of options from 50 foot sailing catamarans to 18 ft motor boats.

When you rent a private boat charter you can choose your own itinerary from a wide range of tour options. Go dive the crystal clear waters around the Island, snorkel the pristine waters or try your luck while reef or deep sea fishing.

ST MAARTEN ISLAND INFORMATION

St marten & St Martin is an island located just south of the US Virgen Islands, with a mixed population of Dutch, Caribbean and South American heritage. The island is only 37 square km and has around 50,000 inhabitants.

The Island offers amazing white beaches, plentiful nightlife and has become one of the most popular destinations in the Caribbean. The climate is warm and sunny all year round and offers plenty do to for a perfect holiday.

The Island was hit by a severe category 5 hurricane in Sep, 2017 and sustained major damage from this hurricane Irma. The island has since then rebuilt a lot but there is still a lot of work remaining.

ST MAARTEN - DEEP SEA FISHING

Set out to the reef surrounding St Maarten and fish some of the Caribbean’s best fishing spots. When you arrive at the outside deep waters of the reef, the crew will put out 6 to 8 rods with lures or dead bait on them. These lures and baits will then be trolled along the drop off or in the deeper waters depending on which fish you are targeting. During this time “trolling” the boat will move between 6 to 8 knots and the crew will keep an eye out for birds, free jumping fish or even debris in the ocean.

Our expert skippers will offer tips on how to fish and then it's your turn to test out your skills. Whether you're a novice fisher or an experienced angler these trips will be enjoyed by all. The trips are usually offered as 4 hour or 8 hour charters but most boats can customize this according to your needs. You can also combine different activities such as snorkeling, visiting a beach or sightseeing to this trip.

Our crews all have many years of experience fishing the waters around St Maarten and our boats are equipped with the highest quality rods, reels, downriggers, outriggers and electronics. Many fishing records have been caught aboard these boats. When deep sea fishing, the main target is Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Mahi-Mahi and Tuna.

ST MAARTEN – FISHING SPOTS

When deciding on were to fish in St Maarten/ St Martin it will depend on the time of the year, weather and if you have a half or full day charter.

One popular spot for instance to go on a full day charter is Tuna Shoals which is a pinnacle that rises up from the surrounding 4000 ft deep waters up to around 500 feet. This area is known for it large Yellowfin Tuna as well as other large predators including Marlin and sailfish.

ST MAARTEN – FISHING SEASONS

The good news is that there is good fishing around St Maarten all year round. It will depend on the season which type of fish will be caught most frequent.

Around October the Wahoo start showing up in large numbers and will hangout around the drop offs surrounding the Island in about 200 – 4000 feet of water.

From spring to summer are the main months to catch Mahi-Mahi (Dolphin fish) which are considered some of the best eating fish in the sea.

Marlin and sailfish can be caught all year but the summer months ten to be the best.
  • Half day trip fishing for Wahoo on the drop-off. Fishing started in 15 min and caught 3 Wahoo!

    Dec, 2018
  • Did a full day fishing and went to Marlin Boulevard. We had 3 strikes and released one around 300LBS

    Jan, 2019
  • Great day fishing – only 10 min from cruise ship dock the lines were in. Caught Mahi and big Wahoo.

    Feb, 2019

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Popular fish we catch in St Maarten

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GREAT BARRACUDA

Real Name: Great Barracuda, Common Barracuda, Cuda

Average Weight: 5 lb. - 25 lb.

Peak Weight:

IGFA Record: 85 lbs.

Common Names: Great Barracuda, Common Barracuda, Cuda

Sometimes reaching 6 feet long, the great barracuda is found in the Atlantic, the central and western Pacific, and the Indian Ocean. While reviled by some as bait and lure stealers, the great barracuda is an exciting game fish that will hit everything from live baits to flies. When hooked, the 'cuda makes sizzling runs and often jumps. Widespread and readily available, the 'cuda has salvaged many a fishing day by being the only fish that proved willing to strike.

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MAHI-MAHI

Real Name: Dorado, Dolphinfish, Dolphin, Mahi-Mahi

Average Weight: 3 lb. - 25 lb.

Peak Weight: 80 lb.

IGFA Record: 87 lb.

Common Names: Dorado, Dolphinfish, Dolphin, Mahi-Mahi

The dolphin is one of the world's premiere offshore sport fish, found worldwide in tropical waters. When hooked, these colorful fish leap - often many times - before settling down to slug it out, turning their flat-sided bodies against you. The larger fish tend to pair up or run as individuals. Schools of fish often gather under and around weed lines and floating debris such as cardboard boxes, logs, boards and oil drums. Even tiny items such as coconuts and soda cans have the potential to hold dolphin. Dolphin grow quickly and spawn prolifically, and make excellent table fare.

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SAILFISH

Real Name: Sailfish, Spindlebeak, Pez Vela

Average Weight: 16 lb. - 67 lb.

Peak Weight:

IGFA Record: 141 lb.

Common Names: Sailfish, Spindlebeak, Pez Vela

Sailfish are memorable opponents. With a flair for the dramatic, they'll make a sizzling run and then jump their heart out. Many anglers revere the sailfish as the greatest light tackle quarry. These spectacular fish are found worldwide in tropical and subtropical waters. Atlantic sailfish grow larger in the eastern Atlantic than they do along the Americas, where they average around 30 pounds. Pacific sailfish can top 200 pounds, but average closer to 100.

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TUNA

Real Name: Yellowfin Tuna, Allison Tuna, Backache

Average Weight: 30 lb. - 70 lb.

Peak Weight:

IGFA Record: 388.8 lb.

Common Names: Yellowfin Tuna, Allison Tuna, Backache

The Yellowfin is perhaps the most colorful of all the tuna. Found globally in tropical and subtropical seas, it's one of the world's most popular fish. Even small Yellowfin tax light tackle to the limits, and the brute strength of larger fish requires heavy stand-up gear. Not only great gamefish, Yellowfin are mighty tasty. This dual attribute causes anglers to travel thousands of miles to reach these 'destination' fish. Wherever found, Yellowfin tuna will have a following, both sport and commercial.M A pelagic species, Yellowfin are fond of deep blue water. In the Atlantic, they will be found in the Gulf Stream year-around. The flesh of this fish is light, not dark like the Bluefin or white like the Albacore. Yellowfin can sometimes be distinguished from near cousins, Blackfin and Bigeye Tuna, by their long second dorsal and anal fins, but not all individuals have this exaggeration. In a sense, Yellowfin are an eating-machine, putting on pounds like no other fish. A year-and-a-half old Yellowfin can weigh 8 pounds, and by its fourth year the fish will scale out at a whopping 140 pounds.

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WAHOO

Real Name: Wahoo, Oahu, Pacific Kingfish, Hoo

Average Weight: 15 lb. - 30 lb.

Peak Weight: 125 lb.

IGFA Record: 155.5 lb.

Common Names: Wahoo, Oahu, Pacific Kingfish, Hoo

Wahoo are found worldwide in tropical waters and are considered to be one the fastest -- and tastiest -- of game fish. These long, torpedo-shaped fish can grow to weights exceeding 100 pounds and can rip off line at speeds exceeding 60 miles per hour, sometimes taking to the air in the process.

St Maarten TOURS & ACTIVITIES

Some of the many tours we recommend by private charter boat