What better way to make your journey to sea than aboard a luxury vessel to the heart of the Caribbean? The “Swordfish” offers you the chance to live the high life as you explore these productive waters in style. Come aboard and enjoy some first-class service in stunning surroundings, all the while going after some of the world’s most sought-after fish.

Who better to take you out than a passionate, local guide? Captain Christopher Welch was raised on the water. With a lifetime’s experience behind him, he still loves nothing more than going out to sea, and feels privileged to take you with him. He promises a personalized, entertaining, and productive trip to sea.

Step aboard the 38’ Bayliner saltwater fishing vessel and enter into a word you never knew existed. This stunning vessel comes fitted with your comfort in mind. Relax in the air-conditioned cabin that boasts a bunk, galley, TV, and two toilets. The crew will do everything they can to make you feel at home, providing water on all trips, and lunch on full-day trips.

When it comes to fishing, the boat is second to none. Fitted with outriggers and downriggers, you’ll troll the open waters, attracting the bite of plenty of exciting creatures. When you feel the bite, settle into the fighting chair to do battle, and you’ll have the edge over whatever is on the end of your line.

You’ll need all the help you can get as the fish here are among the strongest in the world. Marlin, Barracuda, Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, and Mackerel all promise to put up an intense fight to come aboard. Get ready to work up a sweat to land that trophy catch and take something delicious back to shore.

If you’d like to try spearfishing, or cool off by going snorkeling, get in touch with Capt. Christopher before you go. He can also arrange a pick up from your hotel, so don’t forget to mention where you’re staying!

Other than that, you’re good to go! Come aboard the “Swordfish” for a fishing experience like never before!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $900
    Don't waste a second of your vacation. Come aboard first thing in the morning and spend 4 hours fishing the rich waters of the Caribbean before heading back to shore with a delicious treat to savor all afternoon long. The taste of success will be sweet after you work up a sweat battling it out with such monsters as Marlin and Barracuda, and target such delicious creatures as Mahi Mahi, Mackerel, and many more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $900
    There's no need to leap out of bed at the sound of the alarm. Take it easy and enjoy your vacation. Spend your morning waking up and getting ready for a thrilling afternoon of fishing, as you head off to the rich waters of the Caribbean to add some spice to your vacation. Put your angling skills to the test as you try out a range of techniques aboard a fully-fitted boat. Your targets include beauties such as Amberjack, Barracuda, Mahi Mahi, Mackerel, and even Marlin.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,250
    Spending that little bit extra on the water will give you the chance to explore the range of productive waters out of Ochos Rios. Get ready to put your angling skills to the test as you spend 6 hours battling it out with plenty of monster fish that call these waters home. Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, Amberjacks, and Mackerel are just some of the prized fish you'll be going after, so get ready to put your strength to the test to land something tasty to take back to shore.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,700
    Make the most of the rich waters out of Ocho Rios, as you go on the fishing experience of a lifetime in the Caribbean. Aboard a luxury vessel, you'll have everything you need for a productive day out, so settle in for a thrilling trip going after some of the world's most prized creatures. Try a range of techniques, from jigging to trolling, to attract the bite of beauties like Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, Mackerel, and Amberjacks to land that trophy catch.
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About the Captain

Christopher Welch
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
ID & License verified
6 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since July 2019
Captain Christopher was practically born in the water. Growing up, he was always on the water and knew his destiny was to work in the fishing industry. A passionate angler to this day, he boasts over 30 years of experience in the water sports industry, and has had a license since 1983. With the ocean as his office, he's always in a good mood, and hopes to make sure you enjoy the same thrill of fishing as he does.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Boat specs

Bayliner (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1984, and restored in 2017. Powered by 2 150HP Chrysler engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
38 ft
Capacity
10 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Penn and Shimano
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Water
First Mate
Fishing License
Lunch
On full day trips

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Ocho Rios to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
50%
Crew Keeps Catch
50%
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (9)
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
75%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
25%
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Dave C.
Medicine Hat, Alberta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Morning with Captain Dave!!

VERIFIED   Half day on December 29, 2022
Started out early for an all guys pre-wedding excursion on the fishing boat Swordfish!! Captain Dave was there waiting for...
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Gary N.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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December fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on December 31, 2022
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Jeffrey P.
Bristol, New Hampshire
Very good
4.0 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Good
3.0 / 5
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Nice Boat Ride

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on January 1, 2023
No complaints with equipment, boat and captain, all was wonderful.  Only downfall was not even a bite. I have a feeling we...
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Amanda P.
Mead, CO
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full day followed by snorkeling

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on December 23, 2022
Captain and crew were amazing!  Husband landed his first marlin.
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Brian S.
Smyrna, DE
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Christopher

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on June 15, 2021
6 hour fishing trip turned into awesome memories for me and my daughters. Captain was knowledgeable and friendly. The crew...
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FAQs about Swordfish

Swordfish offers the following trips to customers:
  • $900 per group, additional $80 per person after 6 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $900 per group, additional $80 per person after 6 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,250 per group, additional $60 per person after 6 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,700 per group, additional $60 per person after 6 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

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

Trips booked with Swordfish include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn and Shimano)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License
  • Lunch (On full day trips)

Swordfish offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Swordfish offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline
  • Spearfishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Swordfish include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)