Ocean Surfari Fishing Charters

Ocean Surfari Fishing Charters operates inshore and offshore fishing trips out of American Yacht Harbor in Red Hook of St. Thomas. The boats are located on the dock right behind the Ocean Surfari retail store next to the Red Hook Ferry Terminal.

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). Snorkeling gear is available upon request. Please let the captain know well in advance if you would like to incorporate snorkeling into your trip.

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’d like to chase the pelagic species such as Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, and Marlin, it is highly recommended to book a minimum of a 6 hour charter. This will allow you the time to travel to and hunt around the most productive fishing grounds for the day. 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
    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
    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)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $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
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $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
    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
ID & License verified
32 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
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) Great Barracuda
Bonito Bonito
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

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

Tuna (Blackfin) Blackfin Tuna
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
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
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

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, pay rest to captain

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

Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
78%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
78%
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Dan C.
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Great trip with Cpt Trevor!!!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 17, 2021
Having fished all over the world and taken charters many, many times, I found the perfect captain!  We caught fish throughout...
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Turlock, CA
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6 hours with Captain Rob

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on October 5, 2021
As George Castanza on Sinfield said, “The sea was angry that day my friend”. Captain Rob gave us the option to go for “it”...
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4 hour trip with Captain Jordan

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on November 29, 2021
Great hospitality from the captain and for my first time ever sea fishing I would recommend having this charter take you out...
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on August 26, 2021
Awesome trip! We did some shore fishing and had hits every drop. We filled up the hold pretty quickly and decided to go out...
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Awesome experience

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on October 24, 2021
Captain Jeff was great. The experience was above and beyond all our expectations. Will definitely book again when we come back...
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FAQs about Ocean Surfari Fishing Charters

Ocean Surfari Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $699 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $699 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $999 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $999 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,299 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,499 per group - Full Day Extended Trip (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Ocean Surfari Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Private)
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment (Request in advance)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System (Marine Stereo)
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Ocean Surfari Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano and Penn)
  • Live Bait (Prepared in advance)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Beer, Soft Drinks, Water)
  • Fishing License

Ocean Surfari Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Ocean Surfari Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Drift Fishing
  • Spearfishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Ocean Surfari Fishing Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bonito
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Sailfish
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo