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Bahamas Fishing Charters

Bahamas Fishing Charters

Located near some of the deepest waters in the Caribbean, the Bahamas are located in the heart of the Atlantic Ocean. Known for its crystal clear waters and a colorful array of ocean life, the Bahamas should be at the top of any fisher’s bucket list.
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Bahamas Fishing Charters & Tours

Located near some of the deepest waters in the Caribbean, the Bahamas are located in the heart of the Atlantic Ocean. Known for its crystal clear waters and a colorful array of ocean life, the Bahamas should be at the top of any fisher’s bucket list. The small islands of Grand Bahama, Cat Island, Nassau, and others are tight-knit communities that make for excellent destinations to start your dream fishing adventure. The archipelago itself consists of over 700 islands and cays, so there’s no shortage of places to explore. The islands have some of the best fishing conditions in the world for deep sea fishing, offshore fishing, flat fishing, and fly fishing. No matter what kind of fishing you enjoy, you’ll be able to do it with our Bahamas fishing charters. In addition to fishing, the islands of the Bahamas make for some of the best vacation destinations in the world. Along with the excellent fishing locations, you can find yourself exploring pink sand beaches along the coast of Harbour Island, getting another perspective of the sea on a snorkeling adventure, or checking out unique geographic features like Dean’s Blue Hole - the second largest underwater chamber in the world on Long Island. The Bahamas have a lot to offer and shouldn’t be missed by anyone looking to explore the outdoors in a little slice of paradise. You’ll be surrounded by picture-perfect tropical scenery and find unique experiences that you won’t have anywhere else in the world.

Why Fish in the Bahamas?

If you’re passionate about fishing, a visit to the Bahamas is a necessity. The Bahamas have a coveted selection of fish that are the envy of many around the world. Known as the Bonefish capital of the world, you’ll be sure to find some fish that will make your friends back home jealous. The islands are also well-known for being the home to some of the largest catches around - over 50 world fishing records have been set there. You can experience fly fishing, deep sea fishing, and inshore fishing and each island has something special to experience on your Bahamas fishing trip.

How to Fish in the Bahamas

Charters are available for every interest and skill level. In the Bahamas, you can catch an array of fish and have an amazing experience whether you’re a total beginner or an experienced fisher. Overall we recommend our Nassau fishing charters and Grand Island fishing charters to give you the fishing trip of a lifetime.

Deep Sea Fishing: The islands of the Bahamas are known for being an excellent spot to get big game prize catches. The crystal waters are home to blue marlin, white marlin, yellowfin tuna, king mackerel, snapper, swordfish, billfish, mahi mahi, and shark. When you venture a few miles away from shore on a fishing charter, you’ll have the chance at making the catch of a lifetime.

Flat Fishing: The flats and shallow waters around the Bahamas are home to the highly sought after Bonefish and are part of what makes the Bahamas such a desirable destination for those who are passionate about fishing. Known as “silver ghosts”, they're elusive and stealthy, making the catch incredibly rewarding.

Fly Fishing: Fly Fishing is a popular option around the islands. When you choose to spend the day fly fishing around the flats and shallow waters, expect to catch some Tarpon, Snook, and Permit while enjoying the scenic crystal waters.

Inshore Fishing: If you’re hoping to catch snappers, barracuda, grouper, and king fish, an inshore fishing excursion will lead you to your goal. These fish might be smaller than what you find a few miles offshore, but the excitement and satisfaction you’ll feel with your catches is unparalleled. This is a great option if you’re bringing kids and for inexperienced fishers. No matter what kind of fish you’re hoping to catch, there’s a charter available for you. The local captains are familiar with the various species of fish that can be found around the islands and will be happy to offer insight as to where the best spots to catch them are. You’ll have a great shot at catching your dream fish while in the Bahamas.

Fishing in Grand Bahamas

If you’re visiting the Bahamas to catch a few stealthy bonefish, Grand Bahamas is the place to be. Freeport is the Bahama’s second largest town, so a fishing charter is an excellent way to spend the day with family or friends while on vacation.Our Grand Island fishing charters are perfect to start your deep sea excursion to catch marlin, yellowfin tuna, and billfish.

Fishing in Nassau Island

The capital of the Bahamas, our Nassau fishing charters shouldn’t be overlooked by anyone seeking a memorable fishing experience. The city is located on the island of New Providence and is known for being a popular vacation destination and a cultural hub. New Providence fishing will bring you experiences that you won’t find anywhere else in the world whether you’re interested in the deep sea for big game fishing or trolling for barracuda.

Fishing in Paradise Island

Paradise Island is one of the most popular spots among people looking to snag a trophy catch. Located close to the continental shelf, you only need to go about 20 minutes off-shore to be in the famous deep-blue waters of the Atlantic.

Fishing Tips

Anyone fishing in the Bahamas will need a fishing license for their trip. Check in with the captain of your charter prior to your trip to find out if they’re able to provide you with the necessary licenses. If they don’t supply them, you can purchase one online for a small fee.

Pick the Right Charter

Not all fishing charters are the same. To get the most out of your trip, it’s important to pick the right charter for your situation. Some things to keep in mind: -If you’re taking young kids or are new to fishing, pick a shorter charter with instructional aspects. These charters will teach proper casting technique and offer other helpful tips for beginners. A shorter trip with amenities like onboard bathrooms will keep everyone comfortable and happy.If you’re nervous about going on your first long offshore trip to catch big fish like marlins, be on the lookout for boats that offer more creature comforts to make the transitions easier.A long offshore fishing trip can be a great way to spend the day with friends. Have fun, but always be mindful of others on the trip. Don’t get sick from drinking too much and respect the charter’s rules.No matter what charter you chose, arrive at least 30 minutes early. This will give you extra time to get settled or make last minute purchases.

Getting There

You have a few different travel options to get to the Bahamas. There are 24 international airports throughout the islands, so there’s likely one near your final destination, but Nassau International Airport and Grand Bahama Airport are the most popular. For those who prefer not to fly, the Fort Lauderdale Ferry route will take you from Fort Lauderdale to Freeport in about 3.5 hours. Either way, you’ll need to have a passport that’s valid for 6 months after your travel date to visit the country.

Don’t Forget the Sunscreen:

Protecting yourself from the sun is always important, especially when you’re on the islands where the strong sun is constantly beating down on you and reflecting off the water. Bring a hat to cover your head and a light, long sleeve shirt to give your arms some extra protection. Sunglasses are a must to protect your eyes and sunscreen is a necessity. Preventing sunburns will keep you comfortable and healthy on your Bahamas fishing trip.

After the Charter:

Bring a cooler bag. You’ll need a cooler to bring your fish back from your trip. Ask around the area where you’re staying - some restaurants will accept your catch and prepare it for you while you’re still there. As long as your catch meets species and size regulations for both countries, you’ll be able to bring it back home. Another option is to track down a taxidermist so you can display your memorable catch for years to come.

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