If you’ve never considered fishing in Bonaire before, then that’s all about to change with Flying Fish Charters! Captain Brian Boe, the man behind the helm of this charter, prides himself on customer service and top-quality equipment. Each trip can be customized to suit your wishes and Capt. Brian will do whatever it takes to show you a great day on the water.

Your adventure will take place aboard the "Flying Fish," a whopping 42’ offshore sportfishing vessel that’s capable of accommodating up to 10 guests. She’s comfortable, clean, spacious, and decked out with an air-conditioned cabin, a marine head, and a full galley with a refrigerator. Bring along your friends and family and get ready to fish in style!

The Flying Fish also has all the required safety equipment, including a life raft, life jackets, throw rings, engine room fire suppression system, EPIRB, and VHF radio. There’s cooler and refrigerator space on board, which will come in handy for guests that want to take some catch back to land!

When it comes to your adventure, the waters off Bonaire get deep very quickly, which maximizes your fishing time. Marlin, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and Tuna are often caught just minutes from the dock. You’ll mostly be trolling live baits, dead baits, straight lures, or a combination of lures and baits, and can also sight cast with spinning rods and fly rods. When bottom fishing, you’ll jig or fish baits.

Guests of all ages and angling abilities are welcome aboard, so don’t worry if you’re a newbie to all things fishing-related – your captain will be on hand to show you the ropes. You’ll soon be casting your line like a pro!

Each trip includes top-quality fishing gear, water, soft drinks, and snacks. When you return to the dock, your captain will clean and bag all of the fish you wish to take with you. Your fishing license is covered, so all that’s left is to come discover Bonaire and its incredible angling opportunities with Flying Fish Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 15 - Apr 30
    $560
    This trip is a great introduction to Bonaire-style fishing, and is especially suited to newbies, families, and anglers just discovering their sea legs. Thanks to Bonaire's deep waters, you'll be fishing within minutes of leaving the dock. Generally, you'll get to choose between trolling for Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Marlin, and Tuna, or bottom fishing for various Snapper, Grouper, and Tilefish. All fishing gear is included, as well as your license, snacks, and drinks.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 15 - Apr 30
    $560
    If you'd prefer to hit the snooze button a few times, join your captain on this afternoon adventure! Lasting 4 hours, it's a great introduction to Bonaire's waters, especially for newbies and families with little ones. You'll get to choose between trolling for Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Marlin, and Tuna, or bottom fishing for various Snapper, Grouper, and Tilefish. Your captain will make sure you're decked out with all the fishing gear you need, as well as snacks, drink, and your fishing license.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 15 - Apr 30
    $840
    If you'd like to spend more time on the water, which means increasing your chances of hooking larger fish in larger numbers, join your captain on this 6-hour adventure! You'll get to choose between trolling for Wahoo, Mah Mahi, Marlin, and Tuna, or bottom fishing for various Snapper, Grouper, and Tilefish. Guests of all ages and skill levels are welcome, but your captain recommends having some previous boating experience. Your fishing gear, fishing license, snacks, and drinks are all included.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 15 - Apr 30
    $1,120
    This trip is a great way to experience both sides of Bonaire's fishing – trolling and bottom fishing! You can choose to focus on one particular technique, or mix it up and increase your chances of hooking a huge variety of species. If you're trolling, your target species will be Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Marlin, and Tuna. Bottom fishing will see you going after various Snapper, Grouper, and Tilefish. Your captain will provide top-quality fishing gear, your license, snacks, and drinks.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 15 - Apr 30
    $1,400
    If you have some angling experience under your belt and want to increase your chances of hooking a variety of world-famous fish, come spend 10 hours on the water with your captain! You'll have the chance to spend the whole trip trolling or bottom fishing, or can choose to mix up these techniques. Trolling will see you targeting Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Marlin, and Tuna, whereas bottom fishing is all about hooking various Snapper, Grouper, and Tilefish. All fishing gear, including your license, is included.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 15 - Apr 30
    $1,650
    For the most hardcore anglers, a sunrise to sundown trip! On this exciting adventure, you'll get to experience 12 hours of trolling, bottom fishing, or a combination of both. Trolling will see you targeting Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Marlin, and huge Tuna varieties. Bottom fishing will have you coming face-to-gills with various Snapper, Grouper, and Tilefish. Capt. Brian recommends you have some experience under your belt to join him on this trip. All fishing gear is included, as well as your license.
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About the Charter Operator

Flying Fish Charters
Kralendijk, Bonaire
1 Fishing Report
12 Customer reviews
Response time 7 hours
Member since October 2019
"I've worked in fishing tourism for my entire adult life. My career includes Florida, Alaska, and the Caribbean." Captain Brian Boe has been fishing since 1998, and has a wealth of angling experience under his belt. He fished all over Florida and Alaska before deciding to relocate to Bonaire. He's taken part in plenty of fishing tournaments, including Destin's famous Rodeo, and loves being able to teach people the skills he's mastered. As well as this, he also loves introducing his guests to fishing, and to Bonaire – he loves showing off this island and its secret angling opportunities!

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Snowy) Snowy Grouper
Jack (Almaco) Almaco Jack

Boat specs

Bertram (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1985. Powered by 2 415HP Detroit 6v92 turbo engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
42 ft
Capacity
10 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
We bottom fish outside the marine park

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip includes

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

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
All ages
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory
All Marlin are released

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

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 12 reviews
Boat
Excellent
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Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
60%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Alexander K.
San Antonio, TX
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8 hour trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on March 17, 2022
Man, this was a fantastic trip. The boat is beautiful and air conditioned in the cabin. My father-in-law, brother-in-law and...
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Laura C.
Clinton, NC
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Half Day with Brian and Rich

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on March 16, 2022
Bryan put us on aour targeted species, tuna, and we landed him.  Very knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful.
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Chase E.
Mills, WY
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April fishing trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on April 13, 2022
Brian did awesome making sure all age groups had a great time catching fish! Highly recommended!
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Tyler W.
Cottonwood Heights, UT
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Half day with captain Brian

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on March 7, 2022
Great fun! These guys were excellent!! Can’t wait to go again!
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Kenneth A.
Grayslake, Illinois
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Awesome day!

4 Hour Trip (AM) on April 18, 2019
Met Brian at our resort. He invited us to go look for fish as he had just recently set up in Bonaire. He called to confirm...
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FAQs about Flying Fish Charters

Flying Fish Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $560 per group, additional $40 per person after 6 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $560 per group, additional $40 per person after 6 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $840 per group, additional $60 per person after 6 guests - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,120 per group, additional $80 per person after 6 guests - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,400 per group, additional $100 per person after 6 guests - 10 Hour Trip (10 hours)
  • $1,650 per group, additional $120 per person after 6 guests - 12 Hour Trip (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Flying Fish Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar
  • Life Jackets

Trips booked with Flying Fish Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Flying Fish Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing (We bottom fish outside the marine park)

Flying Fish Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Flying Fish Charters include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Snowy)
  • Jack (Almaco)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Queen Snapper (Caribbean)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Swordfish
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo