IOU Fishing Charters Barbados

The Careenage
Bridgetown, Barbados

“IOU” receives top reviews for Fishing Charters in Barbados. The very experienced and friendly captain and crew of IOU ensure that you always have a great day on the water.

Fish for Wahoo, Dorado, Barracuda, Tuna, Sailfish, Blue Marlin and Shark.

IOU is a 36ft purpose built Sportsfisher with twin turbo diesel engines, full toilet facilities and sun deck. Full safety equipment, the latest electronics and public liability insurance. All tackle and bait supplied. Drinks and snacks included on 4 hour charters, drinks, snacks and lunch included on 6 and 8 hour charters.

Free transportation for all private charters. Ask about the very popular 5 hour Fish-and-Swim charter which includes a stop for a snorkel with the turtles.

“IOU” receives top reviews for Fishing Charters in Barbados. The very experienced and friendly captain and crew of IOU ensure that you always have a great day on the water.

Fish for Wahoo, Dorado, Barracuda, Tuna, Sailfish, Blue Marlin a

Select date to see available trips and rates:

Trip Date:
  • 8 Hours (Whole Day)
    8 hour trip, flexible departure time
    US$ 1000 private charter
  • 6 Hours
    6 hour trip, flexible departure time
    US$ 750 private charter
  • 5 Hour Fish and Swim
    5 hour trip, flexible departure time
    US$ 625 private charter
  • 4 Hours (Half Day)
    4 hour trip, flexible departure time
    US$ 500 private charter
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About this listing

Boat Specs
36 ft
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Heavy Tackle
Targeted Species
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Our captain will clean and fillet some fish for you
snacks on all charters, sandwiches on 6 and 8 hour
Beer, soft drinks, water and rum punch
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Bridgetown to departure site is available and included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
We will send you home with some fish to cook
Catch and Release Allowed

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

IOU Fishing Charters
Bridgetown, Barbados
Member since November 2013
IOU Fishing Charters operates out of Bridgetown, Barbados, running offshore fishing trips aboard two great vessels, the IOU and the Shooter. Working with experienced captains and attentive crews, they will work with you to build the perfect fishing trip, whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned pro.
Response time: 10 hours
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

4 out of 5 stars from 4 reviews

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I booked this fishing trip knowing it was the poorest part of the season for catching fish, so I didn’t really expect to catch anything.  Turns out, we were the only boat out that morning that did catch something.  We caught a Barracuda that fed 5 of us that night.  I’m sure during the good part of the season we would have been catching our fill of fish.

Capt. Omar was friendly, and explained how we would fish for the day.  He and his #1 were about their business at hand, and were not trying to entertain us. . . which is a good thing.  The #1 kept the bait in the water, even in the driving rain squalls.  Not much to do during the down time which we had plenty of, but I did go up to the bridge and chat with the Capt. for a while.  He answered a lot of my questions about the boat, fishing and the island.  The boat was an older boat, but clean and well equipped.  Capt. Omar cleaned and de-boned our Barracuda, and we were on our way with the main course for dinner.  The cab was on time to pick us up at our villa, and he was there on time to take us back.

I paid for a 4 hour trip, and got a 4 hour trip with EVERY opportunity for fish to bite the hook.  Though I wasn’t expecting much because of the off-season fishing, I was excited to bring home dinner.

The ONLY negative thing I could say, was there was no Safety Briefing.  No info on where life vests were, or any emergency procedures.  I felt as we were in good hands, and was not worried. But, before any trip like that, I feel there should be a safety briefing.

Of all the boats I saw going out, I wouldn’t want to be on another one.  I HIGHLY recommend IOU Fishing with Capt. Omar.  I’m sure I got my money’s worth! ! !

Fished August 2, 2017
IOU Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 9, 2017

Hi John, thanks so much for your lovely review. We hope to see you again and that the weather and fishing is better next time.

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Fished March 20, 2017
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We were picked up punctually from our guest house and delivered to the boat at the Careenage.  There, we were met by Alan and he introduced us to Omar and Vincent. We cruised up the West Coast trolling for fish. We caught a large Wahoo which put up a really good fight! We were hoping for barracuda (it was on our menu list), and though we had several bites, they decided not to get hooked. However, the Wahoo made up for it.

Lizard was a great crew member, right on top of things when needed. He and Omar were well coordinated when re-baiting lines or assisting us bringing in the Wahoo. While the boat is older, it performed well and did the job (we were there to fish, not be on a cruise ship).  Snacks and drinks were in ample supply and on our return Omar did an exceptional job in filleting the Wahoo (which we took back and enjoyed for dinner the next two nights). 

All in all, well worth the cost and experience of fishing for game fish. We will use IOU again, for sure.

Fished November 9, 2016
IOU Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on November 15, 2016

Thanks so much for fishing with us and for the great review. We look forward to seeing you again and will do our best to get that barracuda for you next time.

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