Ready for an adventure of a lifetime? Join the skilled, local crew of Y-Knot Charters for an experience you’ll never forget! Captain Andrew Schirn is a passionate angler who’s favorite thing is seeing his customers smile after he puts them on the fish of their dreams.

The “Y-Knot” is a spacious 38’ Bertram offshore sport fishing boat offering plenty of space for up to 12 guests and lots of shade. This beauty features a restroom, freshwater shower, and easy access to the water thanks to a big diving ladder. It also boasts twin 270 Yanmar engines, a flybridge, beds, downriggers, a fighting chair, an ice-box, and top-notch marine electronics and safety gear.

The captain picks up customers at the yacht club. He explains all about safety, and after that, the trip can start. The captain likes to listen to what his customers want to do and try to make it happen.

West Bay is famous for deep sea fishing. You’ll get to enjoy the ride to the open ocean (up to 9 miles), where you’ll fish for pelagics such as Wahoo, Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Barracuda, and more! You can stay close to land and fish the drop-off or, weather permitting, venture farther out to the legendary 12-Mile Bank.

You’ll be using a variety of fishing techniques, including bottom fishing, trolling, spinning, jigging, popping, and more. Trolling is the most common and customers take turns while fishing. If it’s reef fishing, 5–6 people can fish at the same time.

You’ll get to keep half of your catch, and when the trip is done, the captain cleans the fish for you to take home. The charter will cover the use of top-quality fishing gear, mostly by Penn. Snorkeling gear, lures, snacks, drinks, and licenses are also included.

You can rely on Y-Knot Charters for a heart-pumping, custom-tailored, and safe adventure out on the sweet-salty waters of magnificent Grand Cayman!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Deep Sea
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,700
    This 8-hour trip is all about fishing the offshore waters of the Caymans, famous for deep sea fishing. You'll get to target the likes of Wahoo, Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Barracuda, and whatever else is in the season and biting. You can choose to fish the drop off closer to the shore or hit the deeper waters and explore the legendary 12-Mile Bank.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Fishing/Stingrays
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,300
    This 6-hour trip combines some excellent deep sea fishing with admiring beautiful Stingrays. You'll be targeting pelagics such as Wahoo, Tuna, Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, and more. In addition to fishing, you'll get to visit the popular Stingray City Sandbar, stand in waist-height crystal clear waters and feed, hold, and even kiss Southern Atlantic Stingrays in their natural habitat!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Deep Sea (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $950
    This morning trip is perfect if you want to go deep sea fishing but don't want to spend the whole day on the water. Depending on the bite, the main stars of your trip will be Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Marlin, Tuna, Barracuda, and so much more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Deep Sea (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $950
    If you're not an early riser, this afternoon trip is exactly what the doctor ordered! You'll be deep sea fishing for A-listers such as Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Marlin, Tuna, Barracuda, and the list keeps on impressing.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Reef Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $900
    Fish on light tackle to catch smaller species of fish, such as Grouper, Snapper, Jacks, and Triggerfish, just to name a few. This method is ideal for family fun and younger anglers.
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About the Captain

Andrew Schirn
West Bay, Cayman Islands
2 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since January 2019
Captain Andrew Schirn has been a captain for 4 years now. He started his career by helping out on fishing and diving boats to gain experience. The best part of the job for him the smiles on his customers' faces, and being there on their journey of catching a fish of a lifetime. In the odd case he can’t take customers out, he has a substitute captain that takes people out on this boat. His name is Kirk, and he has over 30 years of experience.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)
Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)

Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Bertram (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1981, and restored in 2010. Powered by 2 270HP Yanmar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
38 ft
Capacity
12 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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 3.5% fee.

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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Fishing/Stingrays on June 21, 2019
Started trip from Yacht Club basin, began fishing within 30 minutes. Caught some nice Wahoo and Barracuda.  Went out...
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Fishing/Stingrays on June 30, 2019
Captain Andrew is a young guy, but is seventh generation Cayman and been on the water his whole life. He’s tied into the...
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FAQs about Y-Knot Charters

Y-Knot Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $900 per group - Half Day Trip – Reef Fishing (4 hours)
  • $950 per group - Half Day Trip – Deep Sea (AM) (4 hours)
  • $950 per group - Half Day Trip – Deep Sea (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,300 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Fishing/Stingrays (6 hours)
  • $1,700 per group - Full Day Trip – Deep Sea (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Y-Knot Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Full-head)
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Snorkeling Equipment (Always available in all sizes)
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Y-Knot Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Mostly Penn)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks (Chips, various)
  • Drinks (Bottled water, sodas)
  • First Mate (Tips are appreciated)
  • Fishing License

Y-Knot Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 9 miles)
  • Reef Fishing

Y-Knot Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Y-Knot Charters include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo