This 28ft Rampage Express is a very sea worthy boat with a well arranged cockpit and generous cabin which is equipped with a normal bathroom and toilet. Her relatively 11ft wide beam gives the boat the look and feel of a much bigger boat. Half of the boats length is used as cockpit space and thus she offers 80 Square Ft which is comparable with many 35ft vessels.
The boat is equipped with a comfortable fighting chair or if you prefer, we have state of the art stand-up gear from Aftco on board. There is comfortable seating for 4 passengers on board and we will take a max of 6 passengers.
The boat is equipped with 2x 260HP Volvo diesel engines and which give her a cruising speed of 26 knots. Since the fishing grounds are only about 3 miles from shore, we don’t waste time running long distances but can get you fishing in 20 min after leaving the dock. We use top of the line Shimano Tiagra reels and custom built rods and have a selection of Shimano spinning gear in case we find a floating debris with Mahi, Mahi around or if you prefer to go bottom fishing.
What to expect:
Our boat is docked in Philipsburg, only a 10 min walk from the cruise ship pier. As you arrive on the boat, we will ask you for you experience in deep sea fishing and your preferences. If you are a first timer, we will explain you the workings of the equipment and what to expect, as we are moving to the fishing grounds. It will be only about 20 min to reach the fishing grounds or drop-off as we call it. When we reach the fishing grounds, we will troll with 7 rods and use a combination of lures and baits.
The fish you can expect to catch depend on the time of the year (see seasons below). The main species we catch when trolling are; Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Blackfin Tuna, Barracuda, Yellowfin Tuna, Sailfish and Blue Marlin. You do not need any previous experience as the crew will love to teach you all the ins and outs of deep sea fishing. Feel free to bring along your kids!
Some of our clients prefer to go bottom fishing or jigging and this is also possible at a couple of reefs, rocks and wrecks that we have experience with. You can expect to catch Red Snapper, Barracuda, Jacks, Trigger Fish and several types of Grouper at these spots.
What is Included:
We have an open bar on board consisting of water bottles, soda’s, beer and juices. If you want to bring something else along, feel free to do so.
On our 6-hour trips we also offer some light snacks and on our full day trips we offer sandwiches for lunch. Again, feel free to take anything specific along and pop it in our coolers.
There are NO hidden fees as our rates include everything!
*Note for Cruise Ship Passengers: You can board the boat, just a 10-min walk from the cruise ship dock. We offer 4 to 6 hour trips for cruise ship passengers and the fishing starts after only 20 min, as we reach the deep water drop-off were we encounter Wahoo, Mahi-Mahi, Tuna, Sailfish and Marlin. We will then drop you off again on time for your scheduled departure