Sunshine Charters operates out of Nassau, Bahamas, and specializes in nearshore reef fishing and deep sea fishing at the area’s most productive fishing grounds. This charter is ideal both for anglers looking for their next trophy and those after their first taste of the local angling action.

Their vessel is 48’ Hatteras offshore sport fishing boat, originally built in 1980, and restored as recently as 2017. It’s powered by twin 450 HP GM engines and features all the bells and whistles you’d expect from a modern sportfisher. Nearshore trips are suitable for groups of up to 15 people while offshore adventures can take a maximum of 10 guests.

These waters are famous for their wealth of fish and diversity of species. This means that the list of possible targets stays quite long regardless of the time of your visit. Whether you’re bottom fishing or trolling, each time that rod bends, there’s a chance you’ll be surprised by what you hooked.

Fishing gear, baits, and tackle are all taken care of and will be waiting for you when you come aboard. This includes world-class Shimano rods and reels, and top-notch artificials. Snorkeling equipment is also always available for anyone looking to peek below the waves.

Also included in the price are fishing licenses, water, sodas, and catch cleaning. For those interested in spearfishing, a professional guide can be arranged ahead of the trip – for a small additional fee. All you should bring are some food, any additional drinks you’d like, sunscreen and sunglasses.

Once you have this taken care of, all you’ll have to focus on is being ready when the drag starts to scream!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,600
    Head off to the deep blue waters offshore and get to the best fishing spots available in the local waters. The species available here will allow you to dream big with possible catches including all-stars such as Wahoo, Blue Marlin, and Sailfish. Just make sure you're up to the challenge when the opportunity presents itself.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $900
    Get on the water bright and early and take advantage of the early period of high activity during the morning feeding frenzy. This will allow you to ger plenty of shots at your target as well as the chance to hook popular local species. Targets may include Bonito, Great Barracuda, Mahi Mahi, and others.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $900
    This is a great trip for large groups with kids. You won't have to be on the water at the crack of dawn and you can arrange to stay in calmer waters with the captain. However, even these shorter trips will provide you with plenty of opportunities to catch species like Bonito, Great Barracuda, and Mahi Mahi.
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About the Captain

Benson Nicholas
Nassau, Bahamas
2 Customer Reviews
Response time 15 hours
Member since February 2019
Benson Nicholas is a local of the area and has over 30 years of experience fishing these waters. Growing up, most of his brothers and uncles were Captains and fishermen, so he grew up on the water and decided to do it himself. He went to the Navigation school in NY. His favorite moments on the water come when he hooks a big fish. He likes to provide customers with a good experience and lifelong memories.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Bonito Bonito

Boat Specs

Hatteras (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1980, and restored in 2017. Powered by 2 450HP GM engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
48 ft
Capacity
15 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Handline
Spearfishing
Flounder Gigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing Policies

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

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

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FAQs about Sunshine Charters

Sunshine Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $900 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $900 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $1,600 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Sunshine Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Spearfishing Equipment
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Sunshine Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (caught before the trip )
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks (water and sodas )
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License
  • Lunch

Sunshine Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Sunshine Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline
  • Spearfishing
  • Flounder Gigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Sunshine Charters include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bonito