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.