Hunter Charters - 42’ Hatteras

Bay Shore Marina, E Bay St
Nassau, Bahamas

Hunter Charters, a fishing fleet owned and operated by Captain Paul Smith, specializes in sport fishing, light tackle and bottom fishing, as well as snorkeling in the productive waters of Nassau, Bahamas. The father-son fishing duo has been in the fishing business for over 10 years now, and pride themselves in providing their guests with a high-quality charter experience, complete with an experienced crew, well-maintained, branded fishing gear and 4 boats to choose from, depending on your specific fishing preferences.

Captain Paul Smith has over 30 years of experience fishing the Nassau waterways. ‘Hunter’, a 42 foot Hatteras (the largest vessel of his fleet) features an air conditioned cabin as well as a toilet and shower on board, and is spacious enough to accommodate as many as 8 fishermen on board. Hunter is equipped with a single fighting chair for handling larger fish, and is decked out with a conventional range of marine electronics and navigational gear, such as GPS, fish finder, radio, as well as a multimedia system for your group’s enjoyment.

Nassau is a great place to catch some of the world’s most popular game fish species. Depending on the season, Captain Paul and the First Mate will take you searching for schools of Dorados (Mahi Mahi), Tuna, Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Barracuda, Snapper, and a variety of other species frequenting the area. Captain Paul will supply your group with all the fishing gear for the trip, along with artificial bait, while drinks and fishing licenses for all are included in the overall trip price.

Hunter Charters, a fishing fleet owned and operated by Captain Paul Smith, specializes in sport fishing, light tackle and bottom fishing, as well as snorkeling in the productive waters of Nassau, Bahamas. The father-son fishing duo has been in the fi


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Boat Specs

Hatteras (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1978, and restored in 2012. Powered by 2 350HP Cummins engines.

Length
42 ft
Capacity
8 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
up to 20 miles
Reef Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Targeted Species
 
Barracuda (Great)
 
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

 
Grouper (Goliath)
 
Jack (Horse-eye)

 
Marlin (Blue)
 
Marlin (White)

 
Sailfish
 
Tuna (Blackfin)

 
Tuna (Skipjack)
 
Tuna (Yellowfin)

 
Wahoo
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
sleeps 6
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
includes stove and sink
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Penn, Shimano
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
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.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
Payment

15% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. 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.

About the Charter Operator

Hunter Charters
Nassau, Bahamas
Member since November 2013
Captain Paul Smith has been fishing for more than 30 years and has been running fishing trips for over 11 years already, with his son, Paul Smith Jr. also joining the Hunter Charters team as one of the fleet’s Captains. Hunter Charters runs charters aboard four fantastic boats, with a fun and fantastic team of captains and crew ready and waiting to put you on fish in these waters.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Nassau Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.76 out of 5 stars from 24 reviews

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PJ and Ryan did an awesome job making sure we had fun and caught a lot of fish.

Fished June 10, 2017
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Best fishing trip my family ever had PJ and Ryan very knowledgeable and friendly great with our kids. I would definitely book again with these two guys great time

Fished June 4, 2017
Hunter Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 10, 2017

Thank you very much for this great review.This will help others and Hunter Charters as well as Captain PJ and mate Ryan. Thanks again , hope to see you again soon .Hunter Charters

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Requested deep sea fishing for dolphin, tuna, and marlin when the boat arrived right on time. The weather and seas couldn’t have been better. Keith kept four trolling lines going the whole trip as Captain Jay tried to find the fish. We circle over a large tuna school for an hour without a bite. At the four hour mark without a bite, I suggested we move onto deep drop for something else. We moved onto a bank and had a very light bite there of trigger fish and grunts. We then returned to dock as Captain Jay gave us a nice tour of Nassau’s seas.

I compliment Keith for keeping the bait in the water and Captain Jay for trying to get us on a bite. The trolling gear was in good repair, but I was a little disappointed in the state of the lighter tackle. Ice was also lacking in the fish cooler which seems like an issue in the heat. I know they had to transfer boats, and the boat we received lacked a sonar as well that would have helped during the last portion of the trip.

Overall, it is called fishing not catching no hit on the Captain for that, but I expected more preparation from an experienced crew.

Fished May 22, 2017
Hunter Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 30, 2017

Thanks a lot ,your review is very important,it helps other and Hunter Charters.Untill
Next time .Hunter Charters

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