Hunter Charters - 42’ Hatteras

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.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,550
    up to 8 persons
    Join us for a full day of exciting fishing, where we will chase big game species in the deep or stalk inshore reefs for a variety of fish. Target species include Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Barracuda, Snapper and more. Price includes all fishing licenses, gear, tackle and bait.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,300
    up to 8 persons
    Spend 6 hours chasing big game species in the deep or stalking inshore reefs for a variety of fish, such as Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Barracuda, Snapper and more. Price includes all fishing licenses, gear, tackle and bait.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    up to 8 persons
    On this 4-hour trip choose between chasing big game species in the deep or stalking inshore reefs for a variety of fish, such as Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Barracuda, Snapper and more. Price includes all fishing licenses, gear, tackle and bait.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $800
    up to 8 persons
    On this 4-hour trip choose between chasing big game species in the deep or stalking inshore reefs for a variety of fish, such as Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Barracuda, Snapper and more. Price includes all fishing licenses, gear, tackle and bait.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Goliath)
Jack (Horse-eye)

Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White)
Sailfish
Tuna (Blackfin)

Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo

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
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. 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

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

About the Charter Operator

Hunter Charters
Nassau, Bahamas
Member since November 2013
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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: 1 hour
Response rate: 97%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.60
out of 5 stars from 47 reviews
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The grouper wanted this guy!
In the last hour we hooked this nice Mutton!
Half Day with Captain Alex
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
89%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
70%
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Casey A. P.
San Angelo, TX
 5.00
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Grouper excitement and a nice Mutton.

VERIFIED   March 15, 2019
Captain PJ and Jake were very friendly and couldn’t of asked for two harder working guys.  They were determined to get...
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Half day pm on the 42’ Hatteras with Captain Alex

VERIFIED   May 10, 2018
The captain Alex, first mate Jake, and deck hand were great.  The boat was very clean and had a nice inside quarters. ...
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Heath N.
Becker, MN
 5.00
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Great guys to fish with

VERIFIED   January 18, 2019
Overall good trip caught a couple fish had them cook for us when we got back to the pier, tasted great!
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Eric K.
Peachtree Corners, GA
 5.00
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Half Day with Captain Alex

VERIFIED   February 19, 2019
Great experience. Will do it again if we go back to Nassau.
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Half day with Captain Jay

VERIFIED   October 7, 2018
Very friendly and helpful. Jake and Jay put in the extra effort to make sure everyone was happy and comfortable. Great trip.
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