Challenger Charter Fishing Bermuda

13 reviews
In demand!

If you are going to do something well, you should do it with the professionals. So if you want to go offshore fishing for some huge Marlin, then you need to book a trip with Challenger Charter Fishing Bermuda today.

Father and son duo, Captain Alan Card and Ian Card, look forward to welcoming you on board. Capt. Alan has over 4 decades of experience in the charter business, and Ian has been working beside him for over 2 decades.

Hop on board their 40’ Gamefisherman “Challenger’. This beautiful boat is fast and can reach speeds of 30 knots. Her twin engines will get you to the fishing grounds before you know it. This vessel is well-kept, clean, has a tuna tower, and a large cockpit with a fighting chair – when you are reeling in big game you’ll be relieved to have this on board!

To help with the fishing there is also a fishfinder on board. This, paired with the captain’s extensive knowledge of the area, will make sure your day is productive.

These guys are experts for a reason – Capt. Alan personally holds the World Record for a 42.5 lb Blackfin Tuna on a 50 lb test line, as well as reeling in 6 of the largest Blue Marlin in Bermuda’s waters weighing over 1100 lb. Ian holds the Bermuda Record for the largest Mako Shark, weighing an impressive 821 lb. Although it’s unlikely you’ll reel in a Marlin, Tuna, or Shark this big, you’ll definitely have a better chance of catching one with this crew.

Also expect to catch Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, and Red Snapper. Some species you’ll be able to keep, which the captain will fillet for you.

Included in the price are all fishing rods, reels, bait, and lures. You’ll be using top quality gear that won’t let you down when reeling in your trophy catch, personal best, or even first ever fish!

Book now for an unforgettable trip. This dynamic duo can’t wait to welcome you on to the Challenger and help you have an awesome fishing trip.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $1,800
     price breakdown
    This trip gives you the best chance to hook a Marlin and other pelagic species. You'll head further out and will have enough time to stalk your prey. All fishing equipment is included in the price, including rods, reels, live bait, and lures. Please bring a packed lunch for the day; some drinks are included.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $1,400
     price breakdown
    This trip will take you further out, so you can target Mahi Mahi, and the major pelagic species. All fishing rods and reels, live bait, and lures are included in the price. Please bring along lunch and snacks; some drinks are provided.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $1,200
     price breakdown
    Spend 4 hours going after major pelagic species. All rods and reels are included in the price. You are welcome to bring your own refreshments.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $1,200
     price breakdown
    This 4 hour trip is great for families who want to fish for major pelagic species. All rods and reels are included in the price, and some drinks. You are welcome to bring your own refreshments.
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About the Captain

Ian Card
Sandys, Bermuda
Angler's Choice
13 Customer Reviews
Response time 9 hours
Member since April 2014
Father and son team, Captain Alan Card and Captain Ian Card, run Challenger Charter Fishing Bermuda. Capt. Alan has over 47 years experience in the charter boat business. Ian has 25 years in the business. Winners of the 1993 Blue Marlin World Cup Championship and the Inaugural Bermuda Big Game Classic 2001 .Capt. Alan has to his credit six of the largest Blue Marlin taken in Bermuda’s waters, weighing over 1100+ lbs. 11301/2 lbs. (1983); 1190 lbs. (1989); 1195 lbs. (1993); 1153 lbs. and 1162 lbs. (1995); 1199 lbs. (2002). Added to this list is the largest Bluefin Tuna 782 lbs.

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Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Shark (Mako) Shark (Mako)

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)

Boat Specs

Length
40 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks
First Mate

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.97
out of 5 stars from 13 reviews
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Great Day of Fishing
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+6
Angler Rating
13
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
82%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
92%
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Greg L.
Zionsville, IN
 5.00
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6 hour trip with Capt. Alan and his son Ian

VERIFIED   December 26, 2019
Had the good fortune of booking with the Challenger, Capt Alan and his son Ian.  Great guys, very friendly and worked...
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Chris C.
Marlette, MI
 5.00
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Great Day of Fishing

VERIFIED   August 2, 2019
Ian and Alan Card gave us the experience of a lifetime.  3/4 day of fishing and they had us on the fish early and often....
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James H.
Union City, California
 5.00
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Great fun

VERIFIED   July 29, 2019
Ian and Daryl made it happen for us. Plenty fish and cold beer.  For an afternoon trip bring food and sunblock. ...
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Dennis C.
Worcester, PA
 4.67
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Challenger

VERIFIED   September 7, 2019
Great Capt and mate. They worked hard on our trip.i would highly recommend them.
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Scott L.
Carrollton, Texas
 5.00
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Outstanding

VERIFIED   August 3, 2019
Great boat, captain, crew, gear and on fish in less then an hour.
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