Ocean Surfari Fishing Charters

Start your exhilarating Virgin Islands adventure with Ocean Surfari Fishing Charters. They run deep sea sportfishing trips year round. They are located in Soper’s Hole Marina on the island of Tortola. This area is known for its duty-free shopping, dazzling beaches, and Charlotte Amalie historic center.

Your adventure starts on a 37’ Calypso center console. This fishing machine accommodates up to 6 guests and most of the time everybody can fish at the same time (this depends on the fishing technique). The boat is equipped with snorkeling and spearfishing equipment but you’ll need to discuss it with the captain in advance, so everything can be prepared on time.

Ocean Surfari specializes in both inshore and offshore fishing around the Virgin Islands. Inshore trips are great for children or when the water gets too choppy for an offshore hunt. These trips can get you a variety of fish species, with some of them being Snapper, Kingfish, Barracuda, and Grouper.

If you’re hoping to land some big game fish, book an offshore trip and experience the thrill of hunting Wahoo, Marlin, Mahi Mahi, and Tuna. Ocean Surfari prides themselves on a responsible “catch-and-release” policy in order to preserve prized game fish. That is why Shark and Blue and White Marlin cannot be kept.

Ocean Surfari’s guides are some of the most experienced in the Caribbean. With decades of fishing and guiding experience, they pay special attention to safety and service quality. Ocean Surfari is committed to providing the ultimate Virgin Islands experience and will assure your trip provides long-lasting memories.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Extended Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,499
    price breakdown
    $1,499
    While staying on St. Thomas an offshore sportfishing adventure can be the highlight of your trip. A day of fishing with Ocean Surfari will prove to be exhilarating, while still relaxing, and the most memorable part of your vacation.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $1,299
    price breakdown
    $1,299
    Departure time for this trip can also be at 8:00 a.m. or some other time suitable for you. You'll target great offshore species, such as Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, and Mahi Mahi. The captain will provide all necessary fishing equipment.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $999
    price breakdown
    $999
    There's lots of fish you can catch, both nearshore and offshore. Target Tuna, Snapper, Sailfish, Bonito, Marlin...the list goes on and on. The captain will provide your fishing equipment. Kids of all ages are welcome but you should mention in advance if the kid is younger than 6.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $999
    price breakdown
    $999
    While staying on St. Thomas, an offshore sportfishing adventure can be the highlight of your trip. A day of fishing with Ocean Surfari will prove to be exhilarating, while still relaxing, and the most memorable part of your vacation.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $699
    price breakdown
    $699
    This short morning trip can be a great introduction to the world of fishing! All ages are welcome, but if the child is younger than 6, customers should let the captain know they will bring such a small child. He has life vests for kids all sizes, for infants too.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $699
    price breakdown
    $699
    The captain provides all gear, tackle, and live bait. Target Snapper, Bonito, Grouper, Spanish Mackerel, and many more. Kids of all ages are welcome but if your kid is less than 6 years old, please notify the captain in advance.
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About the Captain

Marc Blackburn
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
7 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2019
Captain Marc is the company owner. When he was 12, he went out fishing and fell in love with it, so from that day he knew that this is what he wanted to do for a living. He got a captain’s license when he was 19, and in 1999 he bought his first motor boat. Years later, he decided to move with his wife to the Virgin Islands, bought this company and here he is now. He has 2 boats and 4 captains working with him: Chris, Danny, Eric, and Brian. They are rotating when it comes to guiding the trips.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Bonito Bonito
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Black) Grouper (Black)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Sailfish Sailfish
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Calypso (Center console) originally built in 2013. Powered by a 440HP Yanmar engine.

Length
37 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Drift Fishing
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Spearfishing Equipment
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
American Express

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.95
out of 5 stars from 7 reviews
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
71%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
57%
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Chelsey C.
Saint Francis, MN
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Half Day Trip With Captain Josh R.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on February 19, 2020
Our captain was Josh, he was great! He was very knowledgeable, had a great personality and just made the trip a blast. We told...
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Milledgeville, GA
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Fantastic Charter

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on June 17, 2020
Captain Rob was the best!  We had the time of our lives.  Don’t waste your time on a trip less than 6 hours. ...
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Thomas A.
TATAMY Borough, PA
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Fishing with Marc

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip (PM) on November 4, 2020
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Mark M.
Spring, TX
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 1, 2020
Captain was great, nice boat.  Definitely recommend!  Word to the wise is to look to book based on the solar calendar.
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Mike G.
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on September 26, 2020
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